COVID-19 could drive private equity-driven M&A in insurance sector

19-03-2020

COVID-19 could drive private equity-driven M&A in insurance sector

The shifting economic landscape is creating an air of uncertainty and many M&A deals are being put on hold. But, dealmakers also see opportunities in an economic downturn.

Q: “An insurer may act as a safe haven for private equity firms, offering a more stable investment opportunity when pitted against other industries experiencing wide-spread supply chain disruption.” Ravi Arps, managing director, Stonybrook Capital. 

  • Market uncertainty threatens M&A activity
  • Deal discussions put on hold
  • Deal markers planning to lean into economic downturn
  • Companies with strong balance sheets will weather the storm 

Once investors can evaluate the market impact, deal activity should regain momentum. 


 


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