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M&A in a COVID world

Part of the Tax News & Views podcast series

In the midst of a rapidly changing US market, many companies are assessing how to monetize losses, considering raising or restructuring debt, or planning for a divestiture or acquisition of underperforming assets. That’s why it’s more important than ever for organizations to have timely tax planning to capture value and manage risks.

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Tax podcast: Tax implications and opportunities of M&A in a COVID world

September 8, 2020

But in the aftermath of COVID-19, it is inevitable that deal making will materially change to reflect the new priorities of a post-crisis world. Many companies are assessing how M&A may be used over the coming year, whether due to distress, liquidity needs, or as a means to embrace market opportunities.

In this episode, David Hoffman and Lindsay Wietfeld from Deloitte’s US Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) Services group discuss why it’s important for organizations to have timely tax planning to capture value and manage risks.

You can also go beyond the podcast by visiting Deloitte’s M&A and COVID-19: Charting new horizons page or our 2020 Global Divestiture Survey

“We expect that some M&A activity will really be defensive for some companies. Some companies might look at M&A for things like gaining liquidity or exiting a piece of the business that hasn't been performing. On the flip side, there's also companies who are planning to use M&A in an opportunistic way. So those companies might be looking at entering into new markets, investing in technology, or investing in some of the distressed assets out there.”

-Lindsay Wietfeld

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