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The impact of the pandemic on M&A transactions in the consulting sector

By May 4, 2020No Comments

May 2020

M&A Transactions volumes in the consulting sector have been hit hard…..but companies are still selling!

After years of a steady upward trend, they have fallen to half of their levels just 3 months ago. The fall started in February in Europe, while still holding strong in the USA. We will have to see in May and June whether this is just a reflection of the global spread of Covid-19 or a cultural reaction to it.

At this stage it is too early to see transactions happening because of the crisis, though we expect to see those whose services are supporting resolutions to the crisis, such as in healthcare, to be among those progressing to completion.  Outside of this, there is a continuing flow of deals in the areas of data analytics, including AI, along with those involved in migration of services to the cloud.

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