Coronavirus Impact on Private M&A Terms - McDermott Will & Emery


The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is bringing unprecedented disruption to the private M&A market. Even in today’s uncertain environment, however, certain deals are still moving forward. To usher existing agreements to successful completion and seize opportunities in today’s—and tomorrow’s—market, sellers and buyers alike need to carefully calibrate their deal terms in a fast-changing landscape.

In this deck, we take a closer look at strategies for due diligence and process, techniques for bridging valuation gaps and protecting value, key issues for representations and warranties, trends in interim covenants, and much more.

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Learn more on COVID-19’s impact on mergers and acquisitions in this recently published Forbes article “The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Mergers & Acquisitions” co-authored by David Lipkin. In this article, he discusses how the foregoing factors and others have already impacted M&A dealmaking and will likely continue to impact the M&A world for some time to come.

For more resources relating to COVID-19, please visit McDermott’s Coronavirus Resource Center, brought to you by a multi-disciplinary team. Our site will keep you informed of the latest developments and provide comprehensive insight to help you navigate this crisis.