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Collapsed deals in Q3 2021. (Bloomberg) Collapsed deals in Q3 2021. (Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) — With a new appetite for stepped-up antitrust enforcement sweeping Washington, big deals are already getting harder to do.

Aon’s decision on Monday, July 26, to abandon a $30 billion takeover of insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson after Justice Department pushback is the latest signal that transactions that consolidate industries could run into trouble.

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