Today we hosted a webinar to address a few ways firms can source deals outside their traditional channels and find opportunities in the current environment—with a focus on distressed investing.

With a majority of businesses shuttered or working virtually, coupled by uncertainty in the market and depressed valuations, business owners just aren’t motivated to sell right now. LBO and M&A deal activity is all but guaranteed to slow down.

That said, current market conditions also present a buying opportunity to capitalize on depressed asset prices. Finding these investments isn’t easy, however. For investment banks, these techniques will be essential to rebuild deal and investor pipelines.

Leveraging PitchBook, we talked through how to:

  • Maximize opportunities with traditional deal flow through intermediaries, secondary buyouts, VC-backed companies and more
  • Target new investment opportunities for distressed companies or those in need of liquidity
  • Identify opportunities for PIPE deals, take-privates and corporate divestitures
     

 

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