Webinar | Investing in Europe: Q&A on Executing and Financing Deals Post-Pandemic – Part I

Oct 2020

Lincoln International hosted a virtual panel on October 22, 2020 to discuss considerations and opportunities for investors and businesses alike in the new deal landscape. Professionals from the firm’s European Debt Advisory and M&A teams delve into themes, including lenders & financing, key M&A markets and sector trends, as well as changes to deal structure in a post-pandemic environment.

Lincoln is joined by Adrian Balcombe, Managing Director at Alvarez and Marsal for this webinar.

Discussion topics include:

Post-pandemic trends in lending & financing

  • Specific sector focus
  • Preparing for a potential GDP-led recession
  • Trends & tips in financing post-COVID

Looking ahead – opportunities for M&A

  • Convergence of tech into other sectors (i.e. healthcare, industrials and business services) to create opportunity through digital transformation
    ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ – ​ How will PE funds look to deploy capital?
    ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ – ​ Industry 4.0 / financial technology / unified communications
  • Sustainable investing
  • Will there be key focus markets for investors in Europe?

Successfully executing M&A deals – adjustments & KPI’s

  • How to navigate new levels of valuations in healthcare, technology & e-commerce
    ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ – ​ Structural elements (earn-outs and vendor loans)
    ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ – ​ Will different transaction structures impact activity?
    ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ – ​ Finance providers flexing their structures to meet the M&A requirements (earn-out facilities / DDTL possibly bringing recurring revenue financing, etc.)
  • Re-energising processes previously on hold
    ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ – ​ Industry 4.0 / financial technology / unified communications

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