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Portland M&A Activity: Pacific Northwest Remains Largely Unaffected by Global Economic Woes

As part of its nationwide speaker series, Merrill Corporation recently brought together a panel of respected professionals from the Portland deal community to offer their expert insights in Pacific Northwest-centric deal making and how they view deal activity for the remainder of 2016. Merrill Corporation would like to thank:

 

  • Christian Schiller – Managing Director, Cascadia Capital
  • Rob Wright – Managing Director, Meriwether Group
  • John Thomas – Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Tom Moore – Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Hank Gregory – Moderator, Senior Vice President, Merrill Corporation

 

Our esteemed panelists discussed their outlook on middle-market deal making in the first half of the year, and what lies ahead for the remainder of 2016. Topics included:

  • Lessons learned by buyers and sellers in Q1
  • The leading industry sectors that are driving deal activity
  • The ratio of strategic and private equity buyers actively pursuing deals
  • Profiles of attractive target assets
  • Expert advice to help sellers avoid pitfalls and prepare for a successful process
  • The impact of credit availability on deal flow
  • How financial and strategic buyers are addressing the buyer/seller valuation gap

Our panelists’ insights are set forth in the following pages.

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