M&A during challenging times – what should agency owners be thinking about now?
M&A activity in the marketing services and media sector is beginning to build, albeit cautiously. Well-funded acquirers, particularly those that are PE-backed, are actively pursuing opportunities. Mergers are happening as companies with stronger balance sheets act as safe harbours for those less able to weather the storm. Additionally, the strong possibility that capital gains tax will increase from April 2021 is driving some agency owners to consider accelerating a sale.
So, if you are considering M&A activity in 2021 and beyond, what should you be thinking about now?
In our next webinar, we will discuss:
- The possible changes to capital gains tax, including what this could mean for agency owners and the other options to consider.
- Preparing your agency for sale in the current climate:
- How can you tell if your agency is in the right place to achieve your aspirations?
- What steps could you take to maximise value, what’s on the horizon and what’s essential for you to be thinking about now?
We will also provide our analysis of the M&A activity that has taken place throughout 2020 and in early 2021.
Date: February 3, 2021
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 GMT
Mandy Merron, Corporate Finance Partner
Paul Winterflood, Corporate Finance Partner
Mike Hayes, Tax Partner
Dan Leaman, Corporate Finance Director