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Come please join us on Feb 10-11 for the Deal UK Virtual Annual Conference. It is complementary to attend.
I will be moderating the 13:30 GMT / 8:30AM ET panel

As the financial markets continue to deal with the global pandemic, and volatile valuations across both public and private markets, many companies have been forced to look inward and explore options to stabilize their businesses. The combination of reduced share prices, record-low (UK – delete) interest rates and private equity sponsors with an abundance of dry powder to deploy has shifted the investment landscape from a pre-Covid seller’s market to a buyer’s market.  This shift has resulted in an uptick in public-to-private activity.  On the other end of the spectrum, companies are exploring SPAC transactions which are being launched by private equity sponsors. SPACS, which are designed to take companies public without going through the traditional IPO process, and allowing retail investors to invest inhigh growth companies earlier in their growth life cycle while providing private equity and venture firms an alternative exit strategy.  This panel will examine what is driving these trends, what the pros and cons, risks, and due diligence practices companies and sponsors should keep in mind when considering these transactions.

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