Peter Lieberman on Investment Banking in 2021

Schneider Downs Corporate Finance’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Lieberman, recently sat down with Joe Bruce, audit shareholder at Schneider Downs, for an in-depth video interview to discuss the state of investment banking and the current mergers and acquisitions climate in 2021.

Questions spanned a spectrum of topics, ranging from how Peter’s career as a newspaper reporter prepared him for investment banking to whether buyers should expect bargains in a post-COVID marketplace. Other topics discussed in the 13-minute video:

  • How did your career path lead you to Corporate Finance?
  • Are there any industries that present challenges or opportunities to consider in a COVID 19 environment in 2021?  
  • What impact could the change in the White House have on certain industries, or on the mergers and acquisitions market in general?
  • What impact will private equity have on the mergers and acquisitions market in 2021? Are there industries you expect to be particularly active in, or to avoid?
  • Do you expect the overall M&A market activity to be in a growth mode in 2021? Are there key drivers to focus on (tax policy, impact of vaccinated workforce, interest rate changes, etc.)?
  • Do you expect valuations to be strong in 2021? Do you expect buyers to be active?
  • If a seller’s company had a down year in 2020, how can it maximize value in 2021?
  • Can buyers expect bargains in the marketplace in 2021 due to the pandemic?

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