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Merrill Insight™ | Private Equity Spotlight: Mining Value, Navigating Risk

Date: May 03, 2018
Time: 10AM Eastern / 3PM GBT
Venue: Webinar

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In today's frothy valuation market, realizing value in the private equity arena is an increasingly complex endeavor. Despite record amounts of dry powder, the number of global deals in 4Q 2017 dropped by 25.8% to 1,506. Meanwhile, the combined value of add-on deals jumped 13.6% to $79.3B YoY and median deal sizes rose 13.4% to $35.3M.

What’s the story behind the numbers? Please join us May 3 as our expert private equity panel explores the market opportunities and challenges on both sides of the Atlantic.

Key topics of discussion will include:

  • Identifying opportunities with good returns amongst a challenging environment
  • Regional and sector hot spots
  • The digital disruption within Private Equity
  • Ensuring execution and maximizing ROI
  • Navigating and mitigating geopolitical, regulatory and business risks

In this complimentary webinar, our expert panel will explore these critical topics and more.

Register now to be sure you don’t miss the discussion.

CLE credit will be offered for this webinar through Ropes & Gray LLP. Ropes & Gray LLP is an accredited CLE provider in CA, IL and NY. This program will offer 1.0 CA General credit, 1.0 IL General credit, and 1.0 NY Professional Practice credit.

Meet the Panelists

Andrew Aylwin
Partner, Lyceum Capital

Andrew is a senior UK middle market PE investor, having joined Lyceum Capital 19 years ago at inception. He has represented Lyceum on 9 portfolio company boards, notably Coperion (Stuttgart, Germany), Synexus (Chorley, UK) and Asquith Nurseries (Berkhamsted, UK), for all of which he led the successful exits. In addition, Andrew was a member of Lyceum’s investment committee from 2005 to 2018 and its management committee from 2008-2018. He established Lyceum’s capital markets team, leading over 70 financings and led Lyceum’s Fundraising and IR activities, including the firm’s Fund III fundraise, its largest at £330 million, that saw new blue chip investors from the US, Europe and the Middle East commit to Lyceum funds for the first time. Andrew is a fluent German and French speaker and a visiting speaker at London Business School.

Helen Croke
Partner, Ropes & Gray

Helen Croke joined Ropes & Gray as a partner in its private equity transactions group in October 2016. She specialises in UK and international private equity and M&A, including acting for institutional investors, corporates and founders. Helen is recommended by Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leading individual in private equity and was recognised by The Lawyer magazine in the 2011 edition of “The Hot 100.”

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