The 18th Annual Southeastern M&A/Private Equity Forum

Thomson Reuters
Seminar, Sponsorship
October 27, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

TWELVE Hotel, Atlantic Station

361 17th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30363

Mergers and Acquisitions Disputes attorneys Aaron Slavens and Matthew Grosack will be speaking at Thomson Reuters' 18th Annual Southeastern M&A/Private Equity Forum in Atlanta, Georgia. Holland & Knight is proud to be a sponsor of this event, which will impart timely advice on current trends and developments impacting deals in the current calendar year. In addition to speaking, Mr. Grosack is also serving as an event chair. See below for more information regarding each of the attorneys' sessions.

The State of the M&A Market
9:10 - 10:10 a.m.
Aaron Slavens, Panelist

In 2021, deal activity continued to surge for a second year in a row.  According to PwC, strong interest in technology, digital, and data-driven assets drove much of the rally, while sectors such as retail and telecoms saw lower transactional value.  With expectations for another dynamic year somewhat muted by a potential tide of rising taxes and inflation, what do dealmakers expect to fuel, or cool, M&A activity in the months ahead? This session will address future M&A trends for the middle market while taking a retrospective view of the year in review.

Assuredly So: Exploring Changes in Deal Insurance
2:55 - 3:55 p.m.
Matthew Grosack, Moderator

Working within an aggressive market rife with new regulations, dealmakers must be attentive to both current and forthcoming risks at each step of the (protracted) deal process. As a risk mitigation solution, representations and warranties insurance (RWI) has grown increasingly popular among dealmakers, prompting insurance underwriters to be far more selective of which deals they ultimately insure. For buyers and sellers, it is important to understand how coverage on tax liabilities, intellectual property (IP) infringements, environmental hazards and regulatory risks has changed over the past year as well as where contingent liability insurance may grow in this space. Speakers will review ongoing changes and emerging trends heading into 2023.

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