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Impact of COVID-19 on Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructurings

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College of Commerce and Business, Lusail University, Zone 69, St 100, Building 333, Lusail, Doha 122104, Qatar
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University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
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Academic Editor: Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu
Received: 16 July 2021 / Revised: 5 August 2021 / Accepted: 10 August 2021 / Published: 16 August 2021
Most economic downturns have stemmed from inefficiencies in the economic system. This research paper aims at investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic—an exogeneous health crisis—on global mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity. By gathering statistical data about global transaction volume, value, and type, the study aims at getting a pulse of how mergers, acquisitions, and other restructuring activities have been utilized to support corporate objectives amidst these unprecedented times. While the full-fledged impact of COVID-19 cannot be fully captured at the moment (early 2021), the study attempts to illustrate how this change to economic stability caused a Schumpeterian creative destruction of industries. As firms prepare for the growth that will follow this downturn, M&A will enable companies to look into a future infused with technology and structurally different business models. This research paper thus captures the deliberate transformation occurring in the deal world to discuss the possible outlook of the M&A deal market in the post-pandemic world. View Full-Text
Keywords: mergers and acquisitions; COVID-19; economic stability; post-pandemic; corporate restructurings mergers and acquisitions; COVID-19; economic stability; post-pandemic; corporate restructurings
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Kooli, C.; Lock Son, M. Impact of COVID-19 on Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructurings. Businesses 2021, 1, 102-114. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/businesses1020008

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Kooli C, Lock Son M. Impact of COVID-19 on Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructurings. Businesses. 2021; 1(2):102-114. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/businesses1020008

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Kooli, Chokri, and Melanie Lock Son. 2021. "Impact of COVID-19 on Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructurings" Businesses 1, no. 2: 102-114. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/businesses1020008

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