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How Do You Price Goodwill?
Episode 219th October 2022 • Strategic Alternatives • RBC Capital Markets
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Hear the discussion on how public policy factors into current deals.

Key points:

  • Increasing antitrust scrutiny is extending M&A deal timelines and heightening the need to focus on certainty of closure.
  • A lag in valuations means smaller tech companies are turning to big tech buyers, though these are the deals under closest scrutiny.
  • Private equity is well positioned financially but deals in this space should also increasingly come under the regulatory microscope.
  • Shareholder activism has returned after a pandemic lull; companies with a sound, articulated strategy are best placed to handle this well.