Open up the PIPEs: Current Market Considerations
In these unprecedented times, significant market uncertainty and volatility is leading many investors and issuers to turn to PIPE (private investment in public equity) transactions to bridge valuation gaps and bolster balance sheets. This panel, moderated by attorneys from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, brings together a group of experienced investors, issuers and advisors to share their expert perspectives on current market conditions and considerations for PIPE transactions, including the following:
- Why should investors and issuers be considering PIPEs and what are the potential advantages over other transaction structures?
- What steps can parties take to ensure a successful PIPE transaction?
- What is the current state of PIPE deal activity and what are the key deal terms and trends that are emerging in this market?
- What legal, regulatory and other pitfalls should parties be wary of?
Pillsbury M&A partner Jarrod Murphy has extensive experience advising public and private companies and private equity sponsors (including their portfolio companies) in connection with a wide variety of complex, high-profile corporate matters.
Jarrod’s broad corporate practice encompasses all aspects of private and public M&A and related corporate advisory work, including both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs, corporate restructurings, minority investments, capital markets transactions and corporate governance matters. Highly regarded as a private equity specialist with a deep knowledge of the market, Jarrod has advised on the buy-side and sell-side for numerous sponsors and their portfolio companies, including with respect to both majority and minority investments and co-investments, divestitures, take-privates and other major corporate transactions.
Moderator, Brian McKenna
Brian McKenna has a broad transactional practice that covers private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments on a global basis.
He has experience advising financial institutions, investment funds, family offices and sovereign wealth as well as operating companies and their corporate venture capital and strategic investment businesses. His practice spans a broad range of industries, with a focus on financial services, financial technology and technology, media and telecom. He has extensive experience with global and cross-border transactions. Brian also regularly advises investment funds and limited partners on co-investments, secondary transfers, consortium investments and related governance matters.