There may be a silver lining to the paranoia that flared up among dealmakers in the wake of a recent insider trading scandal at accounting firm KPMG LLP, in which prosecutors filed criminal charges against senior executive Scott London (pictured) on April 11 after he admitted passing on stock tips about clients in exchange for cash.

A new report, pegged for release on April 17, shows that while M&A practitioners have been known to leak information deliberately on a pending transaction in order to spike up premiums or sabotage bid discussions altogether, the days of doing so are becoming few and far between.

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