How Pre-Deal Due Diligence Investigating Is Changing with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Among the many corporate functions upended by the coronavirus crisis is M&A due diligence. After all, deals used to start with a handshake, with assurance conveyed by touch. But now handshakes, management meetings, dinners, and rounds of golf have been replaced by faces in Zoom boxes. And that’s just the beginning of how due diligence is adapting, particularly for cross-border deals facing newly hostile borders.