Outlook for M&AMonday, April 30, 2012
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Anthony Armstrong, Co-head, Americas M&A, Credit Suisse
Maria Boyazny, Founder and CEO, MB Global Partners
James Casey, Co-Head of Global Debt Capital Markets, JP Morgan Securities LLC
Tilman Fertitta, Owner, Chairman and CEO, Landry's Inc.
Raymond McGuire, Global Head, Corporate & Investment Banking, Citi
On the buy side, cash is accumulating on corporate balance sheets, private equity funds have capital to invest and banks are stronger. On the sell side, many ripened venture-backed startups are largely shut out of the IPO market, while financially sponsored leveraged acquisitions from past cohorts seek exits. Deal premiums for publicly traded companies are rising. Will the movement toward recovery in the M&A market continue throughout 2012? What will happen if liquidity does not continue to expand? How will deal volume be affected by macroeconomic and industrial trends in the U.S., Asia, Latin America and elsewhere in the world?