With M&A activity expected to accelerate in 2021, Datasite in parntership with FT Live, will examine the defining trends for the year ahead, focusing on three key areas that dealmakers will need to monitor for successful deal making in 2021.
Special purpose acquisition companies have exploded in the US, and sponsors are now turning their attention to European and UK companies amid an overhaul of listing requirements in London and Amsterdam, adding a significant source of competition among bidders for increasingly competitive assets.
ESG continues to be a key strategic concern for investors and stakeholders will need to manage and respond to these requests, formulating a robust ESG strategy and framework.
Finally, carveouts and divestitures are expected to keep dealmakers busy as corporate continue to restructure and position themselves for growth and companies will need to think carefully about how to unlock value from this process and manage the risks.
- Capitalising on the expanding M&A tool kit: SPACS, corporate venture capitalism and partnerships
- Managing ESG returns and requirements
- Unlocking value from carve outs, divestitures and restructurings
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