Trump Knows the Art of the Deal? Bankers Unconvinced

In a global survey of mergers and acquisitions professionals, 62 percent said a Donald Trump presidency would have a negative impact on deals in their region, according to an Intralinks Global M&A Sentiment Survey. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is seen as the candidate most likely to have a positive impact on merger activity, with 45 percent of those surveyed saying she’ll have a favorable effect. Her rival, Bernie Sanders, is seen as a negative for deals, while the majority of participants said Republican candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich will have no influence.

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