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M&A Momentum Continuing into 2022: Three Things to Know When Negotiating a Deal in Today’s Market Image

M&A Momentum Continuing into 2022: Three Things to Know When Negotiating a Deal in Today’s Market

2021 was a record year for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, and while 2022 may not be another record year, the market remains strong, fueled in part by continued private equity fundraising and excess cash on the books of strategic buyers. Despite projected interest rate increases, forecasts from Refinitiv, one…

How to be practical in M&A Deals: Three questions with KO Partner Jennifer Rosenthal Image

How to be practical in M&A Deals: Three questions with KO Partner Jennifer Rosenthal

Merger and acquisition (M&A) deal volume hit an all-time high in the first six months of 2021. Fueled by economic growth, low capital costs and the reopening of society in many places, this trend shows no sign of slowing down before year end. Consider this: according to Refinitiv, one of…

Closing M&A Deals in the “New Normal” Image

Closing M&A Deals in the “New Normal”

Today, many have the misperception that M&A deals aren’t getting done because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, or that the only deals closing are distressed deals that are unfavorable to the seller. But there’s more to the story. While we have seen a shift from a seller-favorable market to a…

Food and Beverage Trends at Expo West: Plant-Based Products Drive Innovation, Increased Competition for Funding, Shelf Space and Consumer Wallets Image

Food and Beverage Trends at Expo West: Plant-Based Products Drive Innovation, Increased Competition for Funding, Shelf Space and Consumer Wallets

Much of the focus this year at Expo West, the premier natural foods trade show, was on plant-based products. From “real” food to medicinal infusions and environmentally friendly packaging trends – plant-based products are everywhere. As head of the firm’s food and beverage industry practice, I joined attorney Samantha Pjesky…