Most companies are still in the early days of assessing how COVID-19 has impacted their business. But as they begin planning for what's ahead, there may be opportunities to make one or more long sought after acquisitions that would help them remain competitive against other large enterprises seeking these same resources

Businesses have been examining their existing lists and finding assets which had been reluctant before now due changes within this landscape but could prove valuable if premiums come down making deals easier than ever.

Acquisitions have the potential to be one of those strategies you implement when times get tough. During economic downturns, there's less competition and more opportunities for companies like yourself who want their business or product on top!

Assimilating from the past experience

The global financial crisis (GFC) from###-###-#### showed that companies who made significant acquisitions during this time period outperformed others. There were, however, some exceptions to the rule: governments had a hard time saving banks as consumers got crunched with mortgage underrated ness and dropping home values; investors also suffered because many fiat currencies lost value dramatically on international markets-especially those based off US dollars which became crucial for trade between countries utilizing them instead of another currency such as euro or pound sterling

The effects of The Great Recession have been felt globally since it started in December 2008 until today but there has never been anything like what happened back then when billions across all borders teetered at risk due largely to economic uncertainty.

We are in the midst of a COVID-19 crisis that has paralyzed almost all aspects and sectors of an economy at a wide level. Unemployment rates have skyrocketed due to this massive health scare, but there is some good news: sources like private equity funds or even sovereign wealth programs can provide funding for companies if they need it - which might be necessary during such long downturn periods with little government support available at present times.

Which type of acquirers usually outperform?

While the data appears to show that active acquirers outperform, there are some qualifiers inherent in examining this information. First and foremost, it can never be a true control group because companies either do deals or they don't - nothing comes close enough for an experiment like M&A research! Additionally TSR is made up of both organic growth activities as well as external factors which make each index measurement dependent on too many unknowns for us to really know how someone would have performed had everything gone right with them instead of choosing to focus only outside influences like economic conditions at home nation’s.

Those companies that made acquisitions during the GFC period had an average TSR of 6.4%, which was much better than other less active acquirers at -3%. The difference in median also continued into###-###-#### where it was 10.5% for those active in the market while their counterparts saw only 3.

Excess liquidity through deal activity

Shareholders and boards will likely be more conservative when it comes to using liquidity. This is because they want the company's funds available in case of an emergency, such as a financial crisis or economic downturn that could lead them into bankruptcy; but also if there are too many shares outstanding which makes the stock less valuable for each individual investor (because you can only own so many).

In this way management must find long-term value by generating sustainable profits without growing quickly through buybacks/dividends etc., while maintaining access at all times during tough economic periods