Large cross-border deals, which fueled the merger andacquisition (M&A) boom for the last five years, will be harderto come by in the future due to the impact of trade wars andregulatory risks, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

“Larger deals are harder and harder to get over the line due toincreased regulatory hurdles and prolonged trade wars,” said DavidLomer, co-head of M&A for Europe, the Middle East, and Africaat the bank.

Still, as buyers from Asia redirect their attention from theU.S., “EMEA has become the epicenter of cross-border M&A,”Lomer said at the sidelines of JPMorgan's European High Yield &Leveraged Finance Conference in London. Domestic consolidation isalso boosting M&A in Europe, he said.

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