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UBS Says Europe Companies Ready to Restart Deals After Virus (1)

April 7, 2020, 12:23 PM

UBS Group AG dealmakers said corporate capital markets will revive sooner rather than later and that the dislocation caused by the coronavirus has opened up some rare opportunities for investors.

Europe’s companies are positioning themselves to restart mergers and initial public offerings later this year after the coronavirus crisis eases, executives at the Swiss bank said in a joint call.

While sellers are mostly postponing new deals, some companies are using the time to prepare for auctions this summer, said Nestor Paz-Galindo, EMEA head of M&A at the bank. Deals that have been in the pipeline for the last...

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