It goes without saying that the pandemic crisis has had a wide range of impacts on the global business world. With so much uncertainty during the first half of 2020, the second half initially saw many companies' growth plans placed on the back-burner.
Starting in Q3 2020 however, M&A activity began to see a major uptick as firms turned their attention to their backlog of deals, particularly in the private equity space. What we're seeing now is a frothy M&A market, as pent-up demand thaws and companies are looking for inorganic growth to boost their capabilities in key strategic areas, line up new talent, and to put excess cash to work.
State of the M&A Market
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