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11th August 2020

Navigating the transaction environment during COVID-19

Whilst the world around us has become unusually uncertain in the last few months, transactions in the European technology sector have continued to be completed and often at strong valuations. Business leaders have one eye on the immediate impact of the pandemic, and one eye tentatively looking to the future. Consequently, transactions remain high on […]

Insights
7th August 2020

A view from America: Living in the age of COVID-19 and where things go from here

To say that America has struggled to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic is something of an understatement. With well over 3 million infections and 130 thousand deaths – and the numbers continuing to rise – we’re unfortunately at the top of the league tables in terms of countries affected by the pandemic. Explanations for the […]

Insights
4th August 2020

Children’s Services Market Review

Children’s Services has been one of the more resilient areas within UK care over the last 2 years, and also one of the most active for M&A. Our recent webinar looked at how businesses in the sector have faced the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak, how conditions might look as the lock-down eases, and […]

Insights
24th July 2020

The outlook for Childen’s Services providers post COVID-19

Children’s Services has been one of the more resilient areas within UK care over the last 2 years, and also one of the most active for M&A. This webinar looks at how businesses in the sector have faced the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak, how conditions might look as the lock-down eases, and the […]

Events
9th July 2020

Webinar: The outlook for Children’s Services post-COVID-19

Date:
16/07/2020
Venue:
Zoom
Time:
3pm-4pm (BST - UK), 10am-11am (ET - NY)
Insights
9th July 2020

Deal activity and valuations in the healthcare sector during COVID-19

There has been a measurable impact on healthcare deal activity and valuations as a result of COVID-19. Major equity indices experienced a remarkable dip following the COVID-19 outbreak but appear to have stabilised and recovered the lost ground. Debt market spreads, especially sub-investment grade, spiked in March but have been gradually reducing as lockdown is […]

Insights
8th July 2020

Blockchain applications in clinical trials and the impact of COVID-19

Blockchain technology first came on the scene in 2017. Since then it has generated high expectations: blockchain applications in clinical trials have always had the potential to automate outdated ways of working and rapidly piece together disparate data sets, in a secure and auditable manner. Somehow, it seems as if blockchain failed to live up […]

Insights
3rd July 2020

Software valuations in the age of COVID-19: Recent trends and comparisons with the GFC

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing its path across the globe and lock-downs affecting most parts of the global economy, many commentators are expecting a material reduction in valuations across sectors. However, we are not seeing that in the technology sector. All software companies, in particular those providing mission-critical solutions to their customers and using recurring […]

Reports
15th June 2020

CRO Sector Update: June 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on M&A and valuations in the CRO sectorUnsurprisingly, the CRO market, like many other sectors has been impacted markedly by the global pandemic. Global trials have been suspended as patient recruitment has become strained and operating sites closed. Pharma sponsors have begun to rethink how to adapt the drug development paradigm […]

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