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What impact will COVID-19 have on M&A activity in the consulting sector?

Margaret Cameron-Waller; Edward Edgcumbe; James Beeby; and Fergus Navaratnam-Blair.

Consulting firms have not been shy these past few years about making acquisitions; in fact, there have been several high-profile recent examples of firms buying businesses that fall well outside the traditional definition of consulting, in an attempt to augment their service portfolios or create entirely new customer propositions. In this episode of the podcast, we ask whether M&A energy has been diminished or magnified by COVID-19, and explore how the pandemic may change what firms look for in potential acquisition targets.