Lunch & Learn Webinar Series: M&A Investment Considerations in a COVID-19 Environment

Presented by Troutman Pepper on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

M&A Investment Considerations in a COVID-19 Environment

COVID-19 has negatively impacted the global economy, created tremendous market volatility, and decimated multiple industries and companies. The duration and extent of the pandemic are still uncertain. However, private M&A and investment activity has recently gained some traction. This webinar focuses on key considerations relevant to private M&A and investment transactions in today’s environment, including debt and equity financing, purchase price mechanics (including the treatment of outstanding loans outstanding under the Paycheck Protection Program), due diligence and representation and warranty insurance matters, “material adverse effect” (MAE) clauses and closing conditions.

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Christopher A. Rossi, Partner, Troutman Pepper
Mr. Rossi’s practice focuses on the formation and operations of Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) and other private funds, including with respect to SBIC licensing and regulatory matters, general partner/limited partner dealings, investment fund principal compensation and planning, private fund adviser operations and regulatory compliance, and corporate governance matters.

Christopher S. Miller, Partner, Troutman Pepper
Mr. Miller regularly represents U.S. and foreign public and private companies and private equity funds in merger and acquisition transactions. He also represented private equity funds and emerging companies in venture capital, growth equity and debt financing transactions, including numerous financings of LLCs. Mr. Miller represents companies in private and public securities offerings, as well as public companies in ongoing reporting and compliance matters. He also regularly counsels public and private companies in the information technology and life science industries on general corporate matters and in connection with licensing and commercialization agreements.

Alec Watson, Partner, Troutman Pepper
Mr. Watson represents private equity funds of all sizes, from those with billions of dollars under management to smaller deal-by-deal funds, as well as family offices and other alternative investment funds. These representations typically cover the full life cycle of investment activities, beginning with the initial acquisition and/or equity investment and continuing with ongoing general corporate work for the portfolio company, add-on acquisitions and the eventual exit. Alec also serves as outside general counsel to a number of portfolio companies and other private companies, helping clients navigate a wide range of needs involving corporate governance, employment issues, incentive compensation arrangements and day-to-day business disputes.

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