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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