Economic Headwinds Could Boost Distressed Asset Plays

Law360 (January 7, 2020, 2:42 PM EST) -- With financial sponsors currently sitting on an estimated $2.5 trillion of so-called dry powder waiting to be deployed, and strategic buyers benefiting from their own high share prices — not to mention their own cash piles — the M&A market is now more competitive than ever. But that doesn’t mean the market isn’t creating significant opportunity for distressed M&A investors, and it could create much more.

Although it is perhaps not the glamorous end of the M&A market, distressed M&A could be poised for significant growth. It’s an increasingly attractive and important strategy, allowing canny buyers to acquire assets at a...

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