Originally posted to NEDAS,

The NEDAS Virtual Symposium aired live September 8-10, 2020 featured a keynote panel, sponsored by Houlihan Lokey, moderated by Sean Hew, the Vice President Houlihan Lokey with panelists that included Patrick Fear, Managing Director and Founding Member at AB Private Credit; Ryan Lepene, Co-President Pepper Tree Capital; and Justin Marron, the CEO Strategic Venue Partners (SVP), discussed the Current Merger and Acquisition (M&A) and Financing Trends facing DAS and small cell providers.  By now, we all know that 2020 has not been a traditional year. The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed challenges on businesses, irrespective of their sizes, and has definitely affected how companies make decisions, especially in funding new investment and M&A initiatives. From Fear’s experience, “cash flows that have strong contractual backing and returning recurrent characteristics maintain absolutely as one would have expected, and projects that had already been budgeted have not been significantly affected.”

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