Business & Corporate
An M&A Guidebook for a Post-Pandemic World: Creative Ways to Bridge the Gaps between Buyers and Sellers after the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic (COVID-19) has created unparalleled uncertainty for nearly all businesses in that companies are unable to predict when and how businesses and consumers will resume buying their goods and services. This unpredictability has made it more difficult for dealmakers to use historical earnings to predict a company’s future earnings, and accordingly their valuation, which has severely curtailed the number of M&A transactions at the present time. Somehow, however, a trickle of deals are getting done and others are being pursued, although at a much slower pace than in 2019.