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The Calm Before the Storm?

Road ahead. Perspective.
April 10, 2021

AGN Global Business Voice: The AGN Global Survey of how the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) market has been affected by the Global Pandemic.

In this edition of the AGN Global Business Voice, data from our global AGN panel spread around the world gives us a very high-level global picture based on their opinion about what’s happening on the ground.

The most striking thing about this research into M&A trends during the pandemic is the sense of an underlying and latent crisis. On the one hand, most economies are suffering the worst situation they’ve seen since the second world war, but on the other, we have only modest increases in distressed sales, and business sales values remain steady. What is going on?