November 3, 2020 The Strategies That Work recently brought together a panel of experts to discuss how business planning has been affected by the pandemic and what companies can do to stay on track. The Road Map: Valuing and Positioning Your Business for the Next Destination, a virtual event with a three-part panel presentation, featured strategic insight on transforming and transitioning your business and included conversations about COVID-19’s impact on valuations and transactions. Panel 1: Detours on the Road to Transitions [View Panel] Drivers behind current activity and emerging trends What’s working: opportunities for growth and tips for mergers and acquisitions How ownership structures have evolved during the pandemic The importance of communication among vendors, employees and customers Panel 2: Valuation: What Does it Look Like Now? [View Panel] Foundations of valuation and impact of COVID-19 on those principles Emergence of exit strategies and increased valuations Increasing complexity of transactions given COVID-19 Sectors succeeding despite the pandemic Panel 3: What Do Transactions Look Like with all the Current Detours? [View Panel] Organizational structures and how they’ve changed Decreased activity around ESOPs Changing exit strategies among family-led businesses Risk allocation in the time of COVID-19 About KatzAbosch: Founded in 1969, KatzAbosch is one of the largest CPA and business consulting services in the Mid-Atlantic region. As an accounting firm, our mission is to provide the highest quality accounting, tax, financial and management consulting services to our regional clients. We understand the needs and challenges of our clients and we have made it our obligation to create, grow and protect asset value. KatzAbosch is consistently named a Best Accounting Firm to Work For in Accounting Today and has been named a Top 200 Accounting Firms in the Nation by Inside Public Accounting. Our firm is also ranked among the Top 15 Largest Accounting Firms in the Baltimore Area by the Baltimore Business Journal and a Top Workplace four times by The Baltimore Sun.