The 2020 Marsh & McLennan Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Handbook presents insights, analysis and keys to success for companies that are currently feeling immense pressure to contain costs and find new ways to grow in a compressed timeframe. Whether seeking to reinvent, to fortify themselves or to expand their scope and scale, companies will find here relevant and timely thought leadership, cognizant of the risks, opportunities, and implications of the COVID-19 health pandemic for M&A.


This year, the Handbook includes three sections, each representing a distinct segment of the M&A services value chain:


  • Overcoming Financial Distress to Regain Control: Looking at distress through an M&A lens, how can distressed businesses recalibrate themselves to emerge stronger and build resilience amid global uncertainty and volatility?
  • Driving Deal Value: Providing both seller and buyer specific considerations across risk, strategy and people lines so that businesses can safeguard and enhance value.
  • Repositioning to Unlock Long-term Value: Informing ways buyers can improve value creation and drive long-lasting M&A success. Private equity firms can also gain insights on how they can create and realize greater value from their portfolio companies.