In this video, corporate partner Charlie Fielding spoke to Graham Robb about the impact of the Covid pandemic, and subsequent national lockdowns, on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market. Charlie also shares practical tips on preparing your business for a sale or acquisition, as well as his predictions for the shape of the M&A market in 2021.
Despite the uncertainty created by the first lockdown, there has still been movement in the M&A market with a number of deals reaching completion after being put on hold. John Nicholson, managing director of Dowen Estate Agent, recently completed a management buy out (MBO) of Dowen Estate Agent with his colleague Trudie Bowes. Charlie supported John and Trudie on the MBO and John shares his thoughts on the MBO process, and working with Charlie, at the start of the video.