The coronavirus global pandemic has had a considerable impact on global M&A as corporations, financial institutions and funds have sought to adapt and respond to changes in their respective markets. Sentiment in M&A has always been affected by global trends, and while there is now greater uncertainty, M&A offers businesses and investors strategies to navigate new commercial and operational challenges. Projections for 2021 indicate a buoyant M&A market as the global economy returns to a growth trajectory.
We have seen significant changes in M&A across locations and sectors, as well as in the way M&A and due diligence is now being conducted. We have asked a selection of our leading M&A lawyers to write about the trends they are seeing in the market around the world, and their thoughts on the developments they expect over the next year.
We present here a series of articles and links to other M&A resources we hope you find both interesting and of practical use. Should you wish to discuss your M&A requirements please contact our lawyers listed below.
The outlook for M&A after the US elections
This update discusses M&A opportunities after exploring the pandemic-related challenges to be overcome in M&A dealmaking.
Trends in Asian M&A Deals
The past year has been a difficult time for mergers and acquisitions across the Asia region.
Mergers and Acquisitions: A view from Africa
The last 12 months have delivered unprecedented challenges to the global M&A climate, with Africa being no exception to this.
National Security and Investment
On 12th November 2020 the UK Government published a new National Security and Investment Bill.
M&A in Europe's life sciences and healthcare industry
The pandemic has had a huge impact on the economy and the M&A market, especially in the life sciences and healthcare industry.
Due diligence in the time of COVID
COVID hasn’t changed the overall purpose of legal due diligence, however, the focus and practicalities of that exercise has been affected.
Deals Down Under – Australia in the sights of Global Private Equity
Recently there has been a major consolidation of the Australian private equity landscape. We look at the developments in the market.
Spotlight on trends towards alternative deal structures
Alternative deal structures and in particular joint ventures and alliances (JV&A) are becoming increasingly popular amongst dealmakers across various industries.