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The Impact of COVID-19 on M&A

We are exploring the effect of COVID-19 on mergers and acquisitions in the United States. Each week we track the number of COVID-19 cases and compare them to overall M&A deal volume. Filter the chart below by industry to see the sectors most important to you. 

  • The impact of COVID-19 is felt week ending 4/4/2020 which is the end of the first quarter. Deal volume dropped by 60% compared to the same time frame last year (236 vs. 593 deals). 
  • January and February 2020 had comparable deal volume to the same 2019 period.
  • Weeks ending 2/1, 2/29 and 4/4 include month-ends which is why the M&A data shows some cyclicality.
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PCE is developing content to help business owners and their advisors navigate these unprecedented times.  Our goal is to help you assess your circumstances and understand your options. We believe your business can survive and quite possibly thrive during these times.

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