In the 4th edition of our COVID-19 Market Commentary, Crasner Capital looks at the impact of the global economic recovery and the positive impact on investor sentiment and deal volumes. Despite April having the lowest level of deal activity in 18 years, and fears of a second wave and second global lockdown, corporates and investors have come to the table to transact in both developed and developing markets. The technology, energy and healthcare sectors have remained more buoyant throughout and now agri-food and financial services deals are bouncing back, too.
May and the first half of June saw deal announcements from global PE heavyweights such as KKR & Co. Inc., Cinven, CVC Capital Partners and Bain Capital, and Emerging Markets firms, CDC Group plc, Actis, Development Partners International & PROPARCO highlighting that deal-makers are looking through volatility and learning from the mistakes of muted action following the GFC.
We are honoured to feature one of the insurance industry’s global leaders, Giles Ward, as our expert. Mr. Ward is the Regional President of Eurasia and Africa for Chubb, and as an expert in the field, we are delighted to include his valuable insights relating the impact of COVID-19 on the insurance sector, one of Crasner Capital’s core areas of focus.
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