Bankers hopeful of M&A rights issues despite fresh lockdowns

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By Sam Kerr
06 Jan 2021

Europe faces more months of Covid-19 lockdowns as the continent’s governments try to quell an increase in infections. But equity bankers are hopeful that the restrictions will not prevent them from raising equity for companies seeking to do M&A transactions.

On Monday, Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon announced that England and Scotland would enter national lockdowns for the third time since the start of the pandemic, shutting businesses across the countries once again. 

Many countries in Europe have already introduced similar measures — Wales and Northern Ireland have been under ...

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