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M&A and Private Equity 2015: Keeping up the momentum
 ~ Exclusive Vintage / Mergermarkets event ~

Video chapters:

  • Introduction and M&A environment overview 
  • What are the main drivers behind the record deal activity in the last year and what we are seeing now? 
  • What has been the historical and forward looking financing environment and how do they differ and flow into the M&A and Private Equity activity? 
  • How do you see the business development companies (BDC) fitting into the market in the current environment? What’s their role? 
  • What potential challenges are on the horizon that may impact continued high levels of M&A activity this year? 
  • Which sectors do you feel will be most active going forward? 
  • What is the trend of strategic acquisitions versus bolt-ons? 
  • What is the influence of activist investors, large and small, in the M&A space? 
  • What do you think the Fed is going to do with interest rates and how do you see this impacting M&A? 
  • Are there any new, unexpected or changes in M&A liability exposure that put companies and directors at risk? 
  • What have you seen, broadly, in the trends for the due diligence process including technology? 
  • What is your view on the IPO market? 
  • Q&A 


  • Tal Hacohen, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 
  • Rory O’Halloran, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP 
  • Michael Kessler, Partner, Riverside Company 
  • John Tyree, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley 
  • Toby Brookes, Divisional Vice President, Vintage – (moderator) 

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