Webcast: M&A Hot Topics 2024

February 8, 2024

In the face of a rocky year for M&A transactions, 2023 presented new issues for dealmakers. Hear from seasoned practitioners on how deals are getting done and the issues being confronted. The discussion will cover various M&A-related topics, including the following:

  • Hot-button purchase agreement provisions;
  • Navigating the new landscape for non-compete covenants;
  • Capturing stock premium-based damages in busted deals;
  • Revised antitrust merger guidelines; and
  • M&A debt financing outlook for 2024 and its impact on deal-making.

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Robert B. Little is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dallas office, and he is a Global Co-Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. Mr. Little has consistently been named among the nation’s top M&A lawyers every year since 2013 by Chambers USA. His practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures, investments in public and private entities, and commercial transactions. Mr. Little has represented clients in a variety of industries, including energy, retail, technology, infrastructure, transportation, manufacturing and financial services.

Krista Hanvey is co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group and co-partner in charge in the firm’s Dallas office. She counsels clients of all sizes across all industries, both public and private, using a multi-disciplinary approach to compensation and benefits matters that crosses tax, securities, labor, accounting and traditional employee benefits legal requirements. Ms. Hanvey has significant experience with all aspects of executive compensation, health and welfare benefit plan, and retirement plan compliance, planning, and transactional support. She also routinely advises clients with respect to general corporate and non-profit governance matters.

Evan M. D’Amico is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where his practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. D’Amico 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.

Kristen Limarzi represents clients in merger and non-merger investigations before the DOJ, the Federal Trade Commission, and foreign antitrust enforcers. Her experience in merger matters spans the gamut of sectors, including consumer products, healthcare, oil and gas, telecommunications, financial and other data services, transportation, and high tech products. Leveraging her prior experience as a top enforcement official in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, Kristen brings a practical approach to helping clients navigate the increasingly complex antitrust enforcement environment.

Douglas S. Horowitz is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Doug is the head of Leveraged and Acquisition Finance, co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s Global Finance Practice Group, and an active member of the Capital Markets Practice Group and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group.


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