Buyers Seek Alternative Investment Vehicles for M&A Escrow

While M&A escrows have typically been a backburner issue in the midst of a transaction, in the wake of recent regulatory reform, dealmakers are increasingly taking active control of these investments. Historically, many dealmakers placed escrows in money market funds instead of bank accounts to diversify counterparty risk. However, new regulations make many of those products significantly less suitable for M&A escrows. Dealmakers that do not want the money placed in a bank account must now seek out new investment alternatives for transactions.

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