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Decoding the 'new normal' for corporate M&A

Decoding the 'new normal' for corporate M&A

  • 18-Jun-2020
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In the third dispatch of Livemint's series on "Future of Dealmaking" in partnership with Khaitan & Co., we unravel the new realities for corporate mergers & acquisitions.  For one, there is heightened due diligence being seen from the buyers to deal with specific issues arising out of Covid-19. There are also concerns being raised on valuation erosion - and if that will become a permanent feature. On the brighter side, the experts remain hopeful that the huge amount of dry powder (uncalled capital) that private equity investors are sitting on will re-ignite deal making and unlike the other crisis of the past, access to capital will not be a problem.