Despite Hurricane Sandy’s halting trading at the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq and closing most office buildings in New York’s financial district (see U.S. Stock Trading Canceled as New York Girds for Storm), M&A continues with bankers, lawyers and other deal professionals conducting due diligence and other contractual work away from the risk posed by the storm.

Dealmakers whom Mergers & Acquisitions reached by phone point out that many are carrying on business as usual, even though there is life-threatening flooding occurring in some of the nation's most densely populated areas.

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