The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to the global economy, shutting down economic and social activity in every corner of the world.
The initial reaction of companies to the crisis has been a focus on implementing business continuity plans and virtualizing operating models and many organizations have done so successfully.
However, M&A activity has taken a back seat to these priorities and deal flow has been impacted by uncertainty about valuations, the breadth and depth of the current macro-economic downturn, and practical matters of executing deal-processes without travel and face-to-face meetings.
As companies continue to navigate the storm, officials in the U.S. and abroad are implementing staged plans to restart industry – the situation is likely to be the defining government challenge of our lifetimes.
There are some rays of hope.
The unprecedented government fiscal stimulus packages, more than $650 million in cash held by technology firms, and more than $2.5 trillion in dry powder held by PE firms may accelerate mergers and acquisitions as shutdowns are eased and a better understanding of the “new normal” is achieved.
MergerWare and M&A Partners have partnered to provide insights about what companies can be doing now to prepare for a return to business.
This webinar “Rays of Hope” will address:
- What are the implications of the current macro-economic situation on deal type, objectives, pace and volume for the second half of 2020?
- What is it about a company’s internal M&A capabilities that equip an organization to execute M&A successfully in this environment?
- What near-term actions, strategies, and investments that corporate acquirers can implement now to accelerate their ability to maximize M&A success in 2020 and beyond?
John Bender, President M&A Partners. John has more than 20 years of international and cross-functional leadership experience, bringing deep expertise in mergers and acquisitions, business transformation, and operations management to every engagement.