Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT
Since the financial collapse of 2008, many have speculated that the transaction market would come back to life as soon as the economy showed signs of strengthening. Almost four years later, against a stronger but less than ideal economic backdrop, we have witnessed an uptick in private equity driven M&A and IPO activity, but certainly not at the pace one might have expected—or hoped for. Increasingly, we’re seeing private equity firms hold onto their portfolio companies longer, often infusing additional capital and extending the terms of their funds. At the same time, prospective strategic and financial buyers are sitting on the sidelines with a lot of dry powder. Given this environment, how have private equity experts adapted their process, and how might their insights apply to your transactions in the coming year?
What will be discussed:
- Whether there is a disconnect between buyers and sellers in terms of valuation
- How to successfully pursue a dual track to maximize valuation and bring deals to completion
- What economic factors are at play and how they impact exit strategies
- Which industries and regions present the best opportunities
Our panel of international business experts will provide insights, ideas and resources to help you navigate world markets. The panel will include: Richard Kradjel, Head of Equity Private Placements, SG Americas Securities and Daniel Latham, Partner, White & Case.
All registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Merrill DataSite's white paper Riding Out the Storm: How Private Equity Firms Survive and Thrive During Tough Economic Times.
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About Merrill DataSite
Merrill DataSite is a secure virtual data room (VDR) solution that optimizes the due diligence process by providing a highly efficient and secure method for sharing key business information between multiple parties. Merrill DataSite provides unlimited access for users worldwide, as well as real-time activity reports, site-wide search at the document level, enhanced communications through the Q&A feature and superior project management service - all of which help reduce transaction time and expense. Merrill DataSite’s multilingual support staff is available from anywhere in the world, 24/7, and can have your VDR up and running with thousands of pages loaded within 24 hours or less.
With its deep roots in transaction and compliance services, Merrill Corporation has a cultural, organization-wide discipline in the management and processing of confidential content. Merrill DataSite is the first VDR provider to understand customer and industry needs by earning an ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certificate of registration – the highest standard for information security – and is currently the world’s only VDR certified for operations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Merrill DataSite’s ISO certification is available for review at www.datasite.com/security.htm.
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