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COVID-19 And M&A: Multiple Scenarios In Store As World Adapts

Risks And Opportunities Emerging

Executive Summary

The coronavirus pandemic could dull pharma M&A activity in the short-term as companies hoard cash and prioritize core activities. But experts say stress in the system could potentially push some firms to cull surplus assets or seek financial/strategic investors, amid a generally tough funding environment. Private equity investors may also find attractive investment opportunities to pursue.

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