After the Storm: Trends and Challenges for Private M&A in the US and Europe - McDermott Will & Emery

After the Storm: Trends and Challenges for Private M&A in the US and Europe


The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented disruption to the global M&A market. To usher existing agreements to successful completion and seize opportunities in today’s – and tomorrow’s – market, sellers and buyers alike need to carefully calibrate their deal terms, learning lessons from the past year.

In this webinar, hosted by the European American Chamber of Commerce, Nicolas Lafont will join an expert panel taking a closer look at recent developments and trends in private M&A in the United States and Europe, including techniques for bridging valuation gaps and protecting value, strategies for risk management and deal certainty, and navigating regulatory issues surrounding M&A deals.

The panel will discuss:

  • Market dynamics: What are the hot sectors and investment trends?
  • Trends and challenges in the deal process: What is the impact of the sanitary situation on due diligence and deal preparation?
  • Hot topics in M&A techniques: What mechanisms to protect value and mitigate risk i.e. purchase price mechanics, MAE and other conditions, R&W language interim period covenants?
  • Regulatory issues in cross-border M&A: What role for foreign investment screening and antitrust scrutiny?

Click here to learn more and register for what promises to be a lively and engaging session

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