The global corona pandemic poses major challenges for society and the economy in all countries. Many companies are coming under financial pressure – this is changing the M&A market. "Until last February we had a sellers' market worldwide. The sellers determined the game. Within a few weeks, this has changed completely - now we have a buyer's market because from now on they set the conditions", says Professor Christoph Schalast, Professor for Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Law and European Law at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The expert, who initiated the Master of Mergers & Acquisitions at the business school, expects takeovers of ailing companies, especially from those countries that are emerging from the crisis better than others. Germany is also important to him in this respect. A detailed assessment by Professor Schalast can be found in the video (in German).