Mergers are at a record. No time-outs are occurring because of the election.
A wave of deals that has made this month the busiest ever for mergers and acquisitions. U.S. companies have struck $248.9 billion of merger agreements this month, according to Dealogic, surpassing the previous record of $240 billion in July 2015.
Political opposition to mergers has grown in recent years as the Obama administration has moved to block a number of marquee deals and politicians of all stripes have come out against corporate tie-ups.
A number of big potential takeovers have been challenged by regulators and, in many cases, fallen apart.
For an update on mergers, read this wsj.com story.