Big Deals Continue, Despite Headwinds in Healthcare

July 30, 2019 Healthcare M&A

Despite headwinds that threatened to throw off healthcare deals, mergers and acquisitions were active in 2019.  Even big deals weren’t off the table, despite the uncertainty created by a federal judge’s 2018 decision that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional. In fact, some of the biggest deals of early 2019 were in the healthcare space.

What’s Driving Healthcare M&A

July 30, 2019 Healthcare M&A

Keith Pagnani of the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell and Andrew Rymer of the investment bank Centerview Partners talk about what’s driving healthcare deals and what the regulatory process looks like for transactions.

The Amazon Effect on Healthcare M&A

July 30, 2019 Healthcare Activism

Amazon.com has set its sight on industries outside the disrupted retail space. Why not healthcare? That alarming angle was stoked in 2018 when Amazon teamed up with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Berkshire Hathaway to cut health care costs.

Two Activism Trends That Might Menace Your Board

July 8, 2019 All Industries Activism

In the past few years activists have broadened their horizons, targeting even small and mid cap companies. Institutional investors are supporting activists more and more, and if you didn’t already have enough keeping you up at night, there are two new trends in this ever evolving landscape that put your company at risk.

M&A’s Hot Streak Persists

May 31, 2019 All Industries M&A

The current state of M&A activity contradicts predictions made in 2018. Back in December, countless articles predicted a slowing economy would lead to a slow down in M&A but as recession fears have receded, M&A has continued its hot streak.

How Targeted Companies Best Handle Internal Forecasts

April 2, 2019 All Industries M&A

Heads up! Your company has been targeted for a takeover, and senior leadership needs to handle with grace and ideally, limited negative media. How can the board position the company well with multiple sets of internal forecasts? And how can the board whittle them down to one, defensible forecast before a lawsuit hits?

2019 Corporate Outlook: Increasing M&A with a Chance of Recession

April 2, 2019 Financial Services M&A

While bank fundamentals remain strong, current valuations are the lowest since 2004, well before the financial crisis. That could spell bad news across industries, because the health of the financial services sector remains a harbinger of the overall health of global markets. Although there are a few reasons to feel cautiously optimistic about the economy, recession triggers abound.