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Executive Briefing, a monthly presentation series hosted by UHY, explores topics that foster personal and business growth. September’s topic was: Merger & Acquisition Market Update: Assessing the Impact of the Pandemic on M&A

During this presentation, Jeremy Falendysz gave a brief summary of what the merger and acquisition market looked like before COVID-19, during COVID-19, and what it is expected to look like in the year ahead. 

Jeremy further provided attendees with suggestions on what they could and should be doing to increase the value of their business in this market whether a potential sale or acquisition is in the near-term or long-term plans.

Participants gained insight on:

  • The types of deals that have been closing since March 2020
  • New challenges and opportunities that have arisen in this market from a deal perspective
  • New challenges that exist in successfully closing merger and acquisition deals
  • What we think the merger and acquisition market will look like as we look forward to 2021

About the Speaker

Jeremy Falendysz, Director, is a leading member of the UHY Corporate Finance practice. In his fifteen-plus years of investment banking experience, Jeremy has completed more than sixty corporate finance transactions and represented in excess of $60 billion in total transaction value.

His engagements include sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions transactions for private/public enterprises and private equity funds, corporate separations, equity/equity-related capital raises (including IPO and follow-on issuances), and debt capital raises.

Prior to joining UHY, Jeremy spent ten years working on Wall Street, including as a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division. He also held investment banking positions within UBS’s M&A group and Deutsche Bank’s energy group.

Jeremy has authored several articles and is a frequent guest speaker on mergers and acquisitions topics at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, and other universities. He was named Winner of M&A Deal of the Year: Under $150 Million and has been nominated for various other awards.

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