Harvard Business Review Analytic Services – Pulse survey
A New Vision for How Organizations Can Use M&A to Adapt to a Post-Pandemic Economy
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COVID-19 not only impacted M&A by increasing the volume of deals to unprecedented levels, but it changed how and why deals are getting done as well. To understand these fast-changing dynamics, Oaklins sponsored this research by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services that looks into the future of global M&A.
The pandemic exposed striking differences in companies’ abilities to withstand crises. Those with scale were far better positioned. Scale became a factor in everything from deploying new technology to addressing labor shortages and supply chain issues. As buyers pursued increased scale through M&A, many mid-market companies saw this as an opportunity to sell at record-level valuations.Joanna Herman, Partner, Oaklins, New York
The survey of nearly 500 executives from across all geographies found that companies are using M&A to become more equipped to sustain future crises and to adapt their businesses to the post-pandemic economy.
You will learn:
- How companies are using M&A to become more equipped to sustain future crises and to adapt their businesses to the post-pandemic economy.
- Why private equity buyers have become more willing to focus on growth and pay higher multiples for it, while strategic buyers appear more proactive in their M&A approach and aggressive in their valuations.
- What new financing models you can consider, such as special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)
- How you can best benefit from current and future M&A trends, enabling your company to create significant strategic advantages and wealth creation for many years to come.