14 Jun 2022

Distressed M&A


Tuesday 14 June 2022

9:30am UK  |  10:30am France  |  12:30pm UAE  |  4:30pm Singapore

Brexit, COVID-19, geo-political events and the resulting economic instability will inevitably have an adverse effect on some businesses for years to come, potentially giving rise to increased opportunities for distressed M&A deals.

Stephenson Harwood's specialists are joined by Stuart Deacon of Alvarez & Marsal as they explore key issues arising in distressed M&A deals, including:

(i) the interests and motivations of a broad range of stakeholders which all play an important role (e.g. lenders, equity investors, management, landlords, creditors, etc.) in facilitating or thwarting a deal; 
(ii) which sectors are likely to have been under greater financial stress and be more susceptible to distressed M&A; 
(iii) how best to structure the deal (e.g. share sale or asset hive-down) given that striking the right deal will be key to incentivising growth; as well as 
(iv) potential litigation battlegrounds from the perspective of landlords, insolvency practitioners and lenders.

Distressed M&A deals present novel and complex challenges, so it is important for investors to be prepared early on to deal with such fast-paced transactions effectively.

Speakers: Adam Crossley, Ian Benjamin, Daniel Margolis, Nicholas Stretch, Sophie Schultz and Stuart Deacon, managing director at  Alvarez & Marsal.

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