Navigating Deal flow during COVID-19
19 May 2020
Although lockdowns and restricted social activity are essential to deal with the current pandemic, these have resulted in enormous disruption in supply chains, cash flow issues and funding gaps.
It is difficult to predict the consequences of COVID-19 and the long-term lockdowns that are impacting every aspect of daily life. With such unpredictability, during and post crisis, the focus of business owners and managers is likely to be on managing the core business and its recovery and as a result any inorganic Merger & Acquisition (M&A) activity may take a backseat. Success in M&A will be measured by an ability to identify opportunities, assess risks and factor these risks in the deals appropriately, without limiting the transaction approach by applying existing practices and yardsticks of doing deals.
BDO’s Corporate Finance team discuss M&A strategy and navigating deal activity during and post COVID-19.