Kirkland Seminar

PENews Brief: Shareholder Activism and M&A What Private Equity Funds Need to Know

PENews Brief are short, periodic conference calls covering topics most critical to private equity business professionals. On our call on November 14, 2019, Kirkland & Ellis partners Shaun Mathew and Daniel Wolf discussed the growing intersection between shareholder activism and private equity.

Topics included:

  • Activism’s role in catalyzing M&A opportunities for PE funds
  • Activists’ evolving role as M&A buyers (including partnering with PE funds)
  • Activist challenges to announced take-private transactions
  • Impact of activism on public portfolio companies in which private equity funds retain sizable stakes

Listen to an audio recording of the call.

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