Cass M&A and PE Society 2020 Newsletter

Cass M&A and PE Society Newsletter

We are proud to present our 2020 annual Newsletter on M&A deals.

2020 marks a new era for the M&A industry. Last year, we saw a peak in M&A deals due to the combination of companies buoyant share prices and the financing with relatively low-interest rates across major economies. This has changed. Not only has the world economy plunged into recession, but also the way in which deals take place has now transformed. Several deals have fallen apart and activity has slowed down.

Institutions have adopted “Work from home” policies that resulted in delayed and longer deal timelines, though this creates an opportunity for innovation in due diligence and regulatory processes. Meanwhile, central banks are injecting trillions of dollars into their economies, which may result in broader availability of credit, but possibly at the expense of strict borrowing conditions. Uncertainty remains.

Undoubtedly, some industries have been more affected than others. Once lockdowns are lifted, there may be an opportunity for the private equity sector to acquire at a discount businesses that have been hit most such as hotels, airlines, retailers, restaurants, etc. However, this remains contingent on companies’ ability to access financing.

Currently, companies are focused on protecting their balance sheet and have therefore postponed major corporate strategy decisions. We anticipate some big corporations in distress will deploy cash and resources to improve core operating activities, which can lead to a decrease in inorganic growth, yet an increase in divestitures and restructuring deals may keep investment banks occupied.

It is now up to us to embrace the change and adapt to this new world. We hope you enjoy reading this Newsletter and wish you all the best!

Yours sincerely,

Cass M&A and PE Society

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First-ever Venture Capital Newsletter

The Cass M&A and PE Society of Cass Business School is delighted to present the very first Venture Capital Newsletter.

Since 2017, the society has expanded its field expertise and established a separate Venture Capital (VC) department with a Head of VC. The prerogative being that it is quite different to other types of Private Equity and therefore requires a different approach and focus.

We would like to give keen students the chance to dig deeper into this field and explore it as a career path, and introducing it as a financing option for upcoming Entrepreneurs among the Cass community.

This newsletter will provide students with interesting articles on VC topics, exclusive interviews with Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs, and ultimately the hottest news and trends in the industry.

We hope the reader will find this newsletter informative and enjoyable to read while arousing curiosity.

For further information or enquiries, please reach out to the contact persons at the end of this newsletter.

The Cass M&A and PE Society hope you enjoy the reading and that it provides you with new insight.

Let us get started – take a deep breath and let us immerse ourselves in the world of Venture Capital…

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Much more to come!

As the Head of M&A Research, I welcome you to the second edition of the M&A Newsletter published by Cass M&A and PE Society. This newsletter, constructed by our Junior Analysts, aims to investigate and research a number of transactions uniquely selected by them. In these articles, we will be giving you an insight into some of the most talked-about deals, analyzing key industry trends and parting our opinion on what is likely to happen in the future.

The content of these articles will begin from a qualitative perspective, but will progressively become more technical and focused on financial analysis with each newsletter. With this idea, we hope that you will be able to learn from us more than you can from the Financial Times!

Indeed, an important announcement that we have to make is the upcoming research reports to be published by the Senior Analyst team that delves into the technical valuation of companies in order to identify beneficial potential M&A deals in the TMT sector.

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First ever newsletter by Cass M&A and PE Society

Welcome to the first ever CASS Business School society newsletter composed and published by the Cass M&A and PE Society. This newsletter, constructed by our Junior Analysts, aims to investigate and research a number of transactions uniquely selected by them. In these articles, we will be giving you an insight into some of the most talked-about deals, analyzing key industry trends and parting our opinion on what is likely to happen in the future.

The content of these articles will begin from a qualitative perspective, but will progressively become more technical and focused on financial analysis with each newsletter. With this idea, we hope that you will be able to learn from us more than you can from the Financial Times!

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