Differentiating Bids in the Era of Abundant Capital | 2pm
Cash on corporate balance sheets globally is at an all-time high, north of $6.8tn. Private equity is coming off the biggest year since records began in 1980, putting nearly $1tn to work, more than double the prior year. Is it possible to win a deal without being the highest bidder? Is the lighter regulatory burden helping PE firms? What deal terms are materially different? Is private equity driving more corporate risk taking?
Chair/Moderator: Patrick Huard, Partner - M&A and Private Equity Practice, Morrison & Foerster
Rachel Masory, Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel, Golden Gate Capital
Dawn Bartholomew, Head of Corporate Development, L.E.K. Consulting
Jann Lau, Corporate Development - Senior Deal Lead, Square