Corporate Buyers Take On COVID World With Pandemic Technology

How do finance executives perform due diligence, much less kick the tires, in order to buy another company — in the middle of a raging pandemic?

It seems necessity is the mother of invention. Third-quarter mergers and acquisitions reportedly rang up $1 trillion worth of deals globally.

The secret to success, The Wall Street Journal reported, is that finance execs got used to signing deals with people they may never even meet. To pull that off, they have had to use the tools of the pandemic, such as Webex, Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

Executives have even done factory tours via video calls. While that may be extreme, execs are actually gaining better access to a target company’s books. Read more…..


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