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Prolonged and widespread M&A activity exposes more companies to asset write-downs in the next recession
May 9th 2019 (6.14mins)
Elena Duggar, Madhavi Bokhil, Mariarosa Verde
In this episode of Moody’s Talks, Associate Managing Director Elena Duggar leads a discussion with colleagues Madhavi Bokhil and Mariarosa Verde to discuss the current boom in US mergers activity. They compare the recent boom with prior periods of heightened M&A activity and examine how richly valued deals are exposing some companies to potential asset write-downs in the next recession.​
Prolonged and widespread M&A activity exposes more companies to asset writedowns in the next recession
A mergers boom has made balance sheet valuation risk for US nonfinancial companies more pronounced, which could be especially disruptive in an economic downturn. ​
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