It is well known that the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for all businesses, regardless of which sector and region. Companies have to go back to the drawing board just to think of strategies to survive, let alone strive. This has in turn, affected how businesses go about mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In certain cases, some M&A transactions are no longer a viable option.
Many potential buyers and investors naturally withdrew from M&A strategies as many are wary of the prospects of targets’ financial performance. Many of such potential buyers and investors are more risk adverse and tend to wait for opportunities when the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is made known.
More businesses are either undergoing restructuring and/or adjusting their business models in order to survive and potentially emerge stronger. Below, we have prepared the top trends and tips on how to navigate the current M&A landscape: