Knowledge Highlights 30 April 2020
The outbreak of the coronavirus disease has caused great uncertainty and disrupted the operations of businesses in Singapore and around the world. The exceptional measures adopted by various governments to cope with the crisis, such as lockdown of areas or transnational borders, travel restrictions, shutdown of workplaces and mandatory quarantine orders have resulted in considerable operational difficulties and disruptions. While merger and acquisition (“M&A”) activity has undoubtedly been affected as a result, there are still transactions being explored as investors seek value accretion in these uncertain times. With transaction risks rising in tandem as well, this article seeks to set out certain steps which parties intending to enter into M&A transactions may wish to consider.
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