The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Mergers and Acquisitions


Orrick’s Richard Vernon Smith co-authored an article in Forbes with Richard Harroch, an Orrick alum now serving as a Managing Director and Global Head of M&A at VantagePoint Capital Partners, and David Lipkin, a partner at McDermott, Will and Emery. The article discusses how COVID-19 has impacted M&A dealmaking and how it will likely continue to impact the M&A world, including how buyers and sellers can adjust to the changed circumstances to help minimize their exposure to the business risks resulting from the pandemic.