CATALYST // EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES – M&A l BACK BUT DIFFERENT

Rarely have events accelerated so rapidly or so radically as they have in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. We expect the crisis to operate as a catalyst for change and, as a result, there will be opportunities for those with capital to invest or a desire to expand. In this briefing we look at how M&A has changed in light of the pandemic and some of the issues that those looking to undertake M&A in the coming months should consider.

In this briefing we look at:

  • current M&A activity levels;
  • what has changed on M&A transactions because of the pandemic;
  • considerations for public M&A transactions;
  • some of the particular features of a distressed M&A transaction; and
  • the potential impact of foreign direct investment controls and merger control on transactions.

For further information on how we expect the pandemic to operate as a catalyst for change, please see our Catalyst hub, and our Exploring opportunities: Investments and Acquisitions guide which looks at some of the structures and issues for those looking to explore opportunities emerging from the crisis.

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RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT BROCHURE

Authors: Nila Wilde, Martin Kavanagh, Rebecca Major and Joanne Elson

For Africa-focused developers and sponsors in the renewable energy market, ESG is likely in the forefront of your minds and it is important to show knowledge of what is expected in the responsible investing market in order to ensure swift project development and to enhance bankability. This handy guide profiles the key factors relating to ESG which may impact your business. We hope that this guide provides you with a better understanding of the ESG expectations in the responsible investment market. We are keen to speak with you about your approach to ESG and how we can help you achieve your strategic goals in the Africa renewable energy space.

You can download the English/French version of the brochure below.

ENGLISH VERSION

FRENCH VERSION


For more information, please contact any of the lawyers below or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contact:

Stephane Brabant
Stephane Brabant
Partner, Paris
+33 1 53 57 78 32
Antony Crockett
Antony Crockett
Of Counsel, Hong Kong
+852 210 14111
Oliver Elgie
Oliver Elgie
Senior Associate, London
+44 20 7466 6446
Joanne Elson
Joanne Elson
Senior Associate, London
+44 20 7466 2802
Martin Kavanagh
Martin Kavanagh
Partner, London
+44 20 7466 2062
Rebecca Major
Rebecca Major
Partner, Paris
+33 1 53 57 78 31
Elsa Savourey
Elsa Savourey
Avocat, Paris
+33 1 53 57 76 79

Nila Wilde
Nila Wilde
Avocat, Paris
+33 1 53 57 65 50