Crises bring the best opportunities for bold investors and strategists.
During bear market periods and downturn phases, bold investors can make the best investments. Prices for acquisitions have normally undergone already an initial correction and sellers might have faster decision making processes. Investors who seek add-on acquisitions for their portfolio firms are in a good position now to create clarity and a plan for buy-and-build processes. This includes creating an understanding of the market, identifying targets in a structured search process, and subsequently approaching investors and owners who might be just open now to start negotiations.
Furthermore, downturn phases are also the hardest periods for start-ups and young technology firms to survive. Always short on cash and liquidity, start-up founders and CEOs are always looking for the next partner, strategic investor or customer to develop individual solutions for their needs.
So, crises usually bring the best opportunities for bold investors and those who have the time and concentration to identify the best strategies for growth through acquisition and digitization.