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Private Equity 360 Video | M&A Trends Discussion with DuckerFrontier

Megan Hazel, June 11, 2020

With the world on pause because of COVID-19, what happened to planned mergers & acquisitions (M&A) during this time? Bob Woosley, National Practice Leader – Private Equity at Frazier & Deeter sat down to interview DuckerFrontier Managing Principal, Scott Ulnick, and Managing Director, Jim Devlin. Our M&A advisory experts shed light on the current state of the market and how different industries were affected due to COVID-19.

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Topics discussed:

  • Buy-side deals are steady; “loan to own” constructs are prevailing
  • Sell-side auction processes are starting up in last two weeks
  • PE buyout looking at certain sectors and offense on distressed assets
  • How DuckerFrontier can help to navigate the changing environment

Sectors discussed:

  • Industrial distribution
  • Infrastructure-municipal construction
  • Auto aftermarket
  • Auto repair
  • Restaurant distribution
  • Residential services
  • Healthcare services including mental health
  • Air quality
  • Sensors
  • Safety products

DuckerFrontier’s Private Equity team is at the forefront of key trends impacting the industry amid COVID-19 disruptions. Visit our COVID-19 Resource Hub for the latest insights and implications for global business, or contact us to connect with a team member or reach out directly to our Private Equity team below.

Scott Ulnick, Managing Principal,

Jim Devlin, Managing Director,



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