Valuation in the Midst of a Pandemic
FON Valuation Services provides some observations that outline the challenges one should expect with valuation assignments during the pandemic-era.
In a year dominated by the novel coronavirus, most aspects of everyday life have had to be reimagined. Figuring out the “new normal” in a constantly shifting landscape is part of the daily routine. During the global pause, as countries around the world instituted quarantine measures, deal making activity fell predictably in the first half. Numerous studies have documented the drop in global M&A activity, including a July 2020 alert from White & Case which cited a 53% and 32% decline in total value of and volume of deals announced in 1H 2020 compared to the prior year, respectively. 1
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