Webcast: M&A Hot Topics 2020

December 1, 2020

Developments in 2020, including with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, have resulted in new ways of doing deals and new issues for dealmakers. Hear from seasoned practitioners on how deals are getting done and the issues being confronted. This discussion covers various M&A-related topics, including the following:

  • Key deal issues to navigate during the current uncertainty;
  • Lessons learned from broken deals during the pandemic;
  • Clauses to include in deal documents to avoid pitfalls; and
  • Current state of play for SPAC transactions, and forecasts for the future.

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Robert Little is a partner in the Dallas office and a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions, Energy and Infrastructure, Private Equity, and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice groups.  Repeatedly admired by clients in Chambers USA for providing “timely, efficient and cost-effective solutions for clients,” Mr. Little’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures, investments in public and private entities, and commercial transactions.  Mr. Little represents clients in a variety of industries, including energy, retail, technology, transportation, manufacturing, and financial services.

Candice Choh is a partner in the Century City office where she has a broad-based practice encompassing public and private company mergers and acquisitions across a wide variety of industries and other private equity transactions, including investment fund formation, co-investments, secondary transactions, and investments in sponsors.

Evan M. D’Amico is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office where he advises companies, private equity firms, boards of directors and special committees in connection with a wide variety of complex corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs and joint ventures.

Andrew Kaplan is an associate in the New York office where his practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. Mr. Kaplan represents both public and private acquirors and targets in connection with mergers, acquisitions and takeovers, both negotiated and contested.