1. Virtual M&A Deals
With almost everyone working from home and limited international travel, all parties’ schedules have been easier to match, making virtual deals a viable option. With remarkable technology, these strategic deals have not only become a popular reality but are also efficient and pragmatic offering companies the ability to save time and resources.
If you’ve observed or worked in any business lately, you must have comes across ESG – Environmental, Social, and Governance. These are non-financial metrics to assess a company on its social responsibility beyond profitability. It has, in fact, become a major criteria for global indices and investors to evaluate companies for risks and growth opportunities.
3. Cross-Border Deals
Although the pandemic significantly slowed down international travel, cross-border deals are gaining prominence when it comes to M&As. Deloitte reported that more than two-thirds of respondents expect their companies to increase their interest in foreign markets over the coming year.
This has been made possible with the ability to carry out and close deals virtually. The number one reason behind overseas deals being given preference is access to technology, with the Americas and Europe as geographies of choice.