Zombie companies are on the rise. Here’s what PE houses can do.
This article has been written together with Tristan Ramirez. After a decade of steady expansion, the rise of zombie firms has accelerated with the Covid-19 crisis. Today, the phenomenon is threatening entire slices of our economy and straining public health resources. Reinforced by mass unemployment, forecasts for growth and debt ratios have been revise […]
Tips and guidance on business deals in a Covid-19 landscape
This article was written together with Alberto Chocano. Covid-19 is having a material impact on most economic sectors, including M&A, generating uncertainty and volatility in short- and medium-term economic expectations. Given that backdrop, it could prove challenging to align buyer and seller expectations, even if such a crisis brings significant oppor […]
Management companies: 4 major results of Covid-19
During a recent KPMG webinar, asset management experts shared their views on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. Let’s look at the key takeaways from that discussion. 1) Working from home The most visible impact was an immediate, all-staff shift to working from home. This change, combined with the activation of BCP plans, proved successful with no signifi […]