Tipping Point: Learning Good Habits in Bad Times

US asset and wealth management M&A saw a significant uptick before the coronavirus pandemic, fueled in part by aging registered investment advisors looking to sell at high valuations amid a booming stock market. While current volatility has put the brakes on activity, some deals are still getting done and the longer term prospects look healthy, notably driven by strong interest from private equity. Raymond James’ Liz and Peter Nesvold recently joined host Tom Cane to discuss the unfolding landscape for the sector. It's a time for companies to learn good habits in bad times and position themselves for future opportunities. According to Mergermarket data, Raymond James has been one of the most active investment banks in the field, with recent deals including advising Stratos Wealth Holdings on a strategic minority investment from Emigrant Partners.

5 reasons why dealmakers are cautiously optimistic about CEE activity during the coronavirus crisis

The CEE region saw a healthy level of dealmaking prior to the outbreak of coronavirus, but saw a fall in March as M&A across Europe began to slow. The region saw a clear decline by value, although fared better than other parts of Europe, while the deal count fell to its lowest point in several years.

Tipping Point: COVID-19’s impact on M&A

Bill Curtin, Hogan Lovell’s global head of mergers and acquisitions, recently joined Mergermarket managing editor Tom Cane to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on M&A activity both in the immediate future and on the longer term horizon. What are companies and advisors doing now to get through this unprecedented challenge? Where will opportunities emerge and who is best placed to capitalize on them? 

Dealcast: LatAm M&A Policy Wrap

In this podcast episode Mergermarket’s Latin America editor Thiago Barrozo talks with Stephen Marks, Managing Partner of Miami-based investment and financial advisory firm Emmersion, on investment trends and M&A opportunities in Latin America, the impacts of the trade standoff between China and the US in the region, and the sentiment of US investors towards the recent social and political turmoil in Latin American countries like Bolivia, Chile and Venezuela.