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Debt investors blocked out fourth-quarter noise to end roller-coaster year with significant momentum.

The COVID-19 pandemic has pressured supply chains across industries, but the net impact has varied significantly depending on the end-market. 

As companies continue to execute their responses to COVID-19 and streamline their portfolios to drive shareholder value and address activist shareholders, we expect to see an increase in divestiture activity. 

Lenders were looking to be aggressive in the third quarter, but only for borrowers with limited exposure to COVID-related disruptions.

As the pandemic response enters its seventh month, we review how COVID-19 has influenced M&A activity and the adoption of artificial intelligence across supply chains in the food and beverage industry.

Beauty M&As See Signs of Rejuvenation | September 2020

Beauty is a resilient category attracting investor attention as deal activity is poised to accelerate. William Blair's Lindsay Carlson shares insights with Women's Wear Daily (WWD).

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Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, M&A activity among airport fixed based operators will continue, albeit at a different pace and through nontraditional deal structures. We examine the key drivers of valuations in the FBO market.

The chemicals industry is undergoing massive change due to the impacts of COVID-19 and rapid declines in oil prices. We examine how these disruptions are reshaping the industry, including the implications for M&A as companies look to reposition their portfolios coming out of the crisis.

The federal government is undergoing a massive IT modernization effort to close the gap with the private sector. M&A activity in cloud services is expected to increase as strategic acquirers seek to build capabilities that align with the government's major spending priorities.

As the food industry moves beyond panic buying, retailers and food manufacturers are focused on reaching customers digitally. Large branded food companies are driving strong cash flows and are well positioned for increased M&A activity. Meanwhile, some food segments outside of packaged foods are holding strong or experiencing growth.

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