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The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated an ability to spread rapidly, with major short- and long-term implications for public and private companies, the latter facing supply chain disruptions, office and store closures, a reduction in consumer spending, logistical problems and, more generally, difficulties in making business plans for the short and medium term.

Authors: Caroline Ledoux Guilain Hippolyte Charlotte Grolimund

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These issues, together with the virus containment requirements, travel restrictions, financial market volatility and general uncertainty, have had and will continue to have a significant impact on M&A activity worldwide. However, there is no doubt that M&A activity will resume. Furthermore, the need to prepare for a post-COVID-19 world, while accelerating the search for economies of scale and synergies, will lead many companies to implement strategic mergers and internal reorganisations.

The question then is, what should buyers and sellers bear in mind in the context of post-COVID-19 M&A transactions in France.

The document produced by our team summarizes the considerations to be taken into account.