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M&A Deal Market Update – SPACs and Beyond…

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Q1 2021 has been record-setting for Dealmaking, with global activity at levels not seen since early 1980s! SPACs are only part of the story. Come and hear from the experts what’s fueling this M&A frenzy”

Learning Objectives:

  • M&A Market Update – trends and stats plus what’s ahead for rest of 2021 / ‘22
  • SPACs, Direct Listings, IPOs, Private Company M&A
  • Private Equity deal negotiations and valuation approach, and how it differs from strategic (corporate) acquirers
  • Learn what makes a company attractive to acquirers, and how to best achieve maximum exit value



Craig Lilly
ReedSmith LLP

Craig Lilly is a leading legal advisor for strategic and private equity clients on domestic and cross-border technology acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, SPACs, recapitalizations, consolidations, auctions, leveraged buyouts, and minority investments. Craig’s practice includes advising emerging technology companies on venture capital financings, corporate governance, public offerings and joint ventures. He also represents fund sponsors in connection with structuring and organizing investment funds, parallel investment vehicles, and offshore funds.


Jan Robertson
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
SiVal Advisors

Jan Robertson, Managing Partner & Co-founder, SiVal Advisors, a Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking firm that specializes in advising mid-sized companies valued between $20 and $250 million on selling or merging their business. . Jan is a 30+ year M&A professional, a former Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets and at NYC-based Needham & Co, whose Silicon Valley M&A practice on Sandhill Road she built from 1997 – 2002. At the invitation of a client, Jan co-founded SiVal Advisors in late 2002, and together they have grown the firm to include Boston in addition to Silicon Valley, with connections around the globe. The SiVal team are experts at selling closely-held companies, such as family-owned, partnerships and venture-backed entities. Focus sectors include: software & services, manufacturing and healthcare technology. Over 500 deals, $12 billion worth, US and International, unparalleled M&A dealmaking experience. Contact: Jan Robertson, [email protected] .

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Event Details:

Tuesday, June 1
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM Greeting / Presentation
5:30 PM- 5:30pm Post Networking Session

Registration closes at Noon the day of the event



CPE Credits

One (1.0) CPE credit available. Field of Study: TBA

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