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Blackstone braves frigid debt financing market with $14bn Emerson unit deal

Financial Times M&A

Private equity firm teams up with sovereign wealth funds in buyout of US conglomerate’s climate tech arm

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Pandemic-Related Deal Litigation Highlights Buyer Leverage in Transactions Requiring Debt Financing

Cooley M&A

The decisions from the court on those preliminary matters, as well as the arguments raised by legal counsel, offer some valuable lessons for sellers considering sale transactions that require debt financing, and may motivate sellers to re-evaluate certain provisions and remedies that have become customary in those transactions.


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AdTheorent Holding Company, Inc. Enters into Agreement to be Acquired by Cadent, LLC for Approximately $324 Million Representing $3.21 Per Share


Fully committed debt financing in support of the transaction is being provided by Royal Bank of Canada. The transaction is not subject to a financing condition. Upon completion of the transaction, AdTheorent common stock will no longer be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange or trade in any other public market.

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The 2023-2024 State of the M&A Market for IT Services Firms

IT Valuations

There’s still demand for tech owners who want to sell and exit their firms, but many buyers are somewhat concerned about the economic outlook, with increasing interest rates and accelerating inflation the major worries. Private equity interest in buying tech firms hasn’t waned much.

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After the “Partner Run”: The Dewey & LeBoeuf Diaspora

Reynolds Holding

offices and (2) every New York City-based lawyer working in M&A, capital markets, debt finance, antitrust, and white-collar defense for Dewey’s peer firms. Such efforts may introduce unintended consequences, like enabling private equity firms to surge into legal services, with limited upside.

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Growth Equity: The Child Prodigy of Private Equity and Venture Capital, or an Artifact of Easy Money?

Brian DeChesare

Debt financing is much more common, and the GE firm is often the first institutional investor. Over time, many traditional growth equity firms have shifted to the “growth buyout” category as their assets under management have grown.

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Have Your Cake, and Closing Too: Invoking Prevention Doctrine, Delaware Chancery Court Grants Seller’s Request for Specific Performance in COVID-Related M&A Dispute

Cooley M&A

In reaching this order, the court applied the prevention doctrine, finding that the unavailability of buyer’s debt financing did not permit buyer to circumvent its obligation to close because buyer materially contributed to the debt financing being unavailable.