8/12/20 Quick Bites #8: Buying or Selling a Business – Ian Malone, Director, Aspect Consumer Partners




  • In the eighth of our 30-minute lunchtime Quick Bites series, Ian Malone, Director at Aspect Consumer Partners talks with Don Buder, Naturally Bay Area Board Chair & Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, about buying or selling a business during the pandemic.
  • Despite seeing the steepest decline in deal activity, M&A activity could return faster than in previous two economic downturns.
  • Preparation is key: hire a trusted investment bank who can offer tailored advice during this time, build that relationship sooner rather than later. Hire a strong CPA firm and transaction attorney.
  • Deal periods and due diligence will take longer and be more complex to navigate than they have traditionally.
  • Private Equity “dry powder” will come into play soon – demand is certainly there.
  • A strong finish to 2020 sends potential buyers a powerful message.


  • Guest: Ian Malone, Director, Aspect Consumer Partners

  • Host:  Don Buder, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP & Naturally Bay Area Board Chair


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  • Click HERE for Ian’s presentation slides