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M&A: Moving On and Up

2024 Global Conference

M&A: Moving On and Up

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT

Plagued by price discrepancy, rising costs of capital, volatility in equity markets, and uncertain earnings and growth forecasts, M&A deal values and volumes fell in 2023 down 16 percent in dollar terms. Halfway into 2024 with markets pricing in future rate cuts, how might M&A rebound across an uncertain landscape. Will headwinds from private equity such as distributions to paid-in capital influence more exits? And how might all-time high dry powder impact the rise we see in take-private deals? Finally, how might management priorities for AI dominance influence consolidation and acquisition across an industry that already tops $200 billion in private valuation?  

Romaine Bostick
TV Anchor, Bloomberg
Anu Aiyengar
Global Head, Mergers and Acquisitions, J.P. Morgan
Andrew Bednar
Partner and CEO, Perella Weinberg
Ron Eliasek
Chairman of Global Technology, Media, & Telecom Investment Banking, Jefferies Financial Group
Andrea Guerzoni
EY Global Vice Chair, Strategy and Transactions, EY
Alan Tannenbaum
CEO and Group Head, BMO Capital Markets