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Private equity funds continue to be significant players in M&A activity in the United States and abroad, and understanding the nuances inherent in private equity deals will enable in-house counsel to better prepare their company or financial institution for a potential transaction with a fund. This program, presented by Ariel Yehezkel and Amanda Ackerman of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, will approach the M&A transaction process primarily from the target company/sellers’ perspective, discussing preparation for a potential transaction, management of outside counsel and other service providers during the transaction process, negotiation of key deal terms, and post-closing considerations, with a focus on issues that are specific to private equity funds.
I. Recognize the differences between strategic and private equity transactions, both in terms of process and post-closing considerations
II. Learn how to prepare the target company for a potential M&A transaction with a private equity fund
III. Understand the considerations to be taken into account in structuring the transaction
IV. Negotiate key terms typically encountered in M&A transactions
Ariel Yehezkel is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's New York office. He is the chair of the firm's Private Equity team.
Areas of Practice
Amanda Ackerman is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's New York office.
Presenter was not the most interesting.
Excellent presentation. Very knowledgeable presenters.
There were certain practical matters that were suggested that standout. The "data room" and the representations and warranties insurance. Great advice!
This was a great introductory course.
A little basic; but that's OK
very good course
Very well done by both presenters.