Prioritizing risk in M&A due diligence in the COVID-19 era, and beyond

Cybersecurity Drive | March 22, 2021

The recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic had a chilling effect on economic activity, as companies determined next steps. For some, the solution to weather the contraction was to limit spending, while others accelerated innovation and technology adoption.

The good news is that there is nowhere to go but up. There is likely to be significant pent up demand in the coming year for M&As. In fact, a global survey of 250 senior M&A executives conducted by law firm White & Case LLP found dealmakers are optimistic about the outlook for M&A activity, with three-quarters saying they expect M&A activity to increase in their region in the coming year.