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Private Briefing Covid-19 Quickly Reshapes Private Markets

April 15, 2020, The Deal

Sergio Urias and Amy Wollensack are quoted in The Deal regarding the rapidly moving economy’s effect on private equity firms to complete M&A activities and capital investments, as the COVID-19 pandemic persists.

Mr. Urias says, “I don’t think we’ve ever been called by our private equity clients to react so quickly to daily — and in some cases hourly — changes in the market.”

In the case of some buyers walking away from deals, Ms. Wollensack adds, “We’ve seen valuation gaps and earnouts under discussion… where buyer and seller have different views on the effects of COVID-19.”

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