23 Jul.

Trend or mirage? Growing optimism in resurgence of M&A activity

Private Companies

Tuesday, 02:00 p.m.  ET | 1 hr
Credits offered: CPE Event language: English

Participants will identify the latest in M&A, debt, and capital markets—and their tax implications.


Key takeaways

Host: Kevan Flanigan, managing director, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

Presenters: Will Frame, CEO, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
                       Max Hughes, senior vice president, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
                       Micaela Saviano, partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

1.0 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge

After a challenging 2023 with a downturn in M&A activity due to geopolitical and economic uncertainties, plus rising interest rates, the first half of 2024 shows signs of recovery. Despite ongoing economic volatility and the potential impact of rate hikes pending, lending conditions for middle-market companies have improved, and private credit markets are deploying capital more aggressively. We’ll discuss:

  • Potential surge in private equity-driven M&A, supported by significant dry powder and improving public markets
  • Considerations on deal timing, virtual due diligence, and structuring
  • Updates on impending tax reforms, including timelines and rate changes

Meet the speakers

Kevan Flanigan

Kevan Flanigan

Principal | Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

Based in Los Angeles, Kevan leads the Deloitte Private practice for Risk & Financial Advisory and serves as Private Equity Leader for Deloitte Private. He also advises Private Equity and Technology & Media clients around industrial technology and adjacent investment themes. Kevan has more than 25 years of investment banking and financial advisory experience, assisting public and private entities throughout the acquisition, capital raising and sale or divestiture process. Kevan has led multi-functional teams in completing cross border transactions in Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, China, EMEA, Japan, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Micaela Saviano

Micaela Saviano

Partner | Deloitte Tax LLP

Micaela Saviano is a Partner with Deloitte Tax LLP. Her clients include family offices, ultra-high net worth individuals, and closely-held businesses. She specializes in structuring family offices and investment partnerships, supporting clients through liquidity events, and estate planning and post-mortem administration. Micaela also leads the Art & Finance group for Deloitte Tax. In this role she helps clients plan for and manage their fine art collections and identifies tax, audit, advisory, and consulting solutions for businesses in the art industry. She is a frequent speaker, writer and press commentator. Micaela is a certified public accountant (CPA) licensed in Illinois. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, and the Chicago Estate Planning Council.

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