While the news focuses on humanitarian challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, economic challenges and opportunities for companies continue to evolve. The 2020 Canadian outlook in January was that M&A activity would continue to be strong and build on the record values and significant fundraising in 2019.
How are middle-market companies dealing with the changes in demand (both positive and negative), methods of stabilizing businesses, their employees, and their outlook for the future?
This panel will cover key issues and changes seen in Canadian and US M&A activity over the past few months. The discussion will include challenges faced and tactics taken to support businesses by management teams and investors; industries/businesses that are outperforming; and a look ahead to the second half of 2020 and into 2021. Which industries might see more M&A activity as some companies struggle to survive and which investors have been able to continue with M&A deals in a world where you cannot meet with a client?