Deal-making was up in the first half of 2020 but experts at Clyde & Co predict a drop in M&A activity in the latter half of the year as the COVID-19 effect makes itself known. Those looking for opportunities may be in a better position in 2021 as Intelligent Insurer looks at the trends driving the predicted comeback for M&A next year.
“Advances in technology and the desire not to be left behind are still driving M&A worldwide.” Clyde & Co
· Europe proves exception as M&A increased around the world in H1 2020
· Impact of COVID-19 on insurance M&A “expected to be stark” in 2020
· Slowdown in megadeals foretells drop off in deal-making this year
· Legacy expected to drive more deals as distressed businesses come to the fore
Experts predict a drop in activity in the latter half of 2020 as the impact of COVID-19 become clear but 2021 may offer greater M&A opportunities.
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