December 25, 2020

Andrew Barnett Explains How M&A Looks Like In The Pandemic

Andrew Barnett has also served in the development of production workflow for Reader’s Digest. In 1999, he became the vice president of full-service printing and sign business named Dollarsignz. Eight years later, in 2007, Andrew helped McDermit Colorspan to test biodegradable inks in UV printing.

Andrew Barnett has set up its own company as Andrew Barnett Mergers and Acquisitions. He does not just own but also manages the company. This company provides services throughout the South Florida area that includes Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, and Victoria Park.

Delay And Abandonment Of Contracts

Since 2012, there has been seen a drastic reduction in worldwide M&A. This has caused deal-making to drop to the lowest level. The value of M&A fell to 50% at the start of 2020. General ambiguity combined with the recession caused due to coronavirus has resulted in the cancellation or delay of several transactions.

The contracts that have advanced take longer due to challenges linked to due diligence. Cautious buyers are finding ways to reduce the risks. The sellers are experiencing that their business is scrutinized than usual.

They are forced to showcase the influence of the epidemic on their supply chains, customers, infrastructure, and marketing. Deal activity is limited by disturbances to social mobility, travel, restrictions, and office closures, on physical meetings.

Stricter Foreign Trade Law

The impact of the epidemic on M&A is combined by the stricter foreign trade law and geopolitics. Stronger penalties for violations are introduced. More powers are granted to impose agreement with FIRB approval situations, levy new situations, and relax a transaction after approval of FIRB.

Shifting Goals And The Growth Of Resourceful M&A

The M&A market has shown signs of life as companies familiarize themselves with this new world in a pandemic. Contracts are still happening amidst the crisis. The Asia Pacific has seen around a 7% reduction in the overall volume and the other sectors are experiencing smaller declines compared to other areas of the world.

On the other hand, the media, telecommunications, and technology industries are reporting a rise of 13% increase. Similarly, there has been an increase in opportunities in areas such as travel, casual dining, and retail. The reason behind this is that buyers look forward to capitalizing on these extraordinary times.


During a financial crisis, organizations feel pressure to combine with similar types of organizations. M&A consulting firms help businesses manage challenges and effectively execute mergers and acquisitions in the business.

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