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dc.contributor.authorLuypaert, Mathieu
dc.contributor.authorSpolverato, Gianni
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-28T14:19:35Z
dc.date.available2020-10-28T14:19:35Z
dc.date.issued2020en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/6584
dc.description.abstractThe Belgian mergers and acquisitions market experienced a good and stable year in 2019, with slight growth in the smaller transactions segment. However, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, merger and acquisition activities are expected to decline by more than 30% in 2020. In addition, 60% of Belgian experts also expect a price drop of more than 10%. Liquidity problems in many companies could also cause the balance of power to shift, mainly putting buyers in a strong bargaining position. Finally, for the first time a question was asked about the expected impact of an acquisition on future employment. This impact appears to be positive across the board. These are the main conclusions of the seventh edition of the M&A Monitor, an annual survey of around 110 Belgian merger and acquisition specialists including corporate finance advisers, private equity investors, brokers, bankers and lawyers. The survey asks about their experiences in the M&A market and the deals they were involved in during 2019 on the one hand, and their expectations for 2020 on the other. In order to estimate these expectations correctly, an additional survey was sent out in the second half of March which specifically asked about the expected impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The study was conducted by professor Mathieu Luypaert and researcher Gianni Spolverato of the Centre for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts at Vlerick Business School in collaboration with Bank J.Van Breda & Co., BDO, NautaDutilh and Sowaccess.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMergers & Acquisitionsen_US
dc.title2020 M&A Monitor: Shedding light on M&A in Belgiumen_US
dc.source.numberofpages28en_US
vlerick.knowledgedomainAccounting & Financeen_US
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentAFen_US
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentCMABen_US
dc.identifier.vperid132517en_US
dc.identifier.vperid209127en_US


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