MergerTalk: Asbestos bill may spur new M&A activity


By Arindam Nag NEW YORK, May 29 (Reuters) - Asbestos is still a dirty word for Corporate America, but a bill now before U.S. Congress could open the door to a string of new deals among companies once under a cloud of litigation uncertainty, Wall Street deal makers said. The bill, introduced last week by Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, aims to set up a $108 billion fund to compensate victims of exposure asbestos, which was widely used for fireproofing and insulation until the 1970s when ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"MergerTalk: Asbestos bill may spur new M&A activity" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.

Feb 10, 2017

Volvo V60 Polestar 2.0L Turbo/Supercharged DOHC 4-cyl. -- 2017 Award Acceptance

Stefan Hermelin, general manager-Monitoring & Concept Center, accepts Volvo Cars' award at the 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines ceremony....More


Follow Us

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×