Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, countless industries and business actions have been significantly affected. This is especially true for those involved in mergers and acquisitions. In order to gain a better understanding of the state of mergers and acquisitions, it is essential to examine the biggest M&A trends that businesses and professionals alike should be aware of as they move through the new year. 

Increase In technology’s Influence
It is not surprising that the rise in technology in recent years has impacted a number of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. Business professionals are making more use of the abilities provided by technology, particularly during the pandemic. In addition to utilizing video conferencing software like Zoom to maintain contact, professionals are also making better use of online forums that can manage any contracts, warranties, or other important documents. 

As more industries move online, it will be important to continue understanding how to use technology to one’s advantage within mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, professionals should learn how to use online platforms, especially if they anticipate using them more as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Changes In Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Terms
Given that countless businesses and professionals have been forced to change how they function as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not surprising that the M&A approach has shifted as well. Not only are buyers looking for additional information regarding their purchases, but they are also looking for terms that directly address any relevant disruptions on the deal from the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of terms that have seen shifts include warranties and termination dates. 

Shifts In How Mergers & Acquisitions Are Prepared
Another ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is the switch to remote setups for countless business deals. Not only are in-person meetings to prepare mergers and acquisitions being done remotely on a more consistent basis than ever before, but many of these deals are being completed remotely. Many professionals involved in mergers and acquisitions are taking more steps to ensure that the deals can be prepared with a remote approach in mind.

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