M&A activity in the financial services space is active. In addition to banks shedding non-core assets as a result of pressure from regulators, a confluence of other factors are playing a role in M&A activity in the space, such as favorable valuations, an overall healthier economy and a strong financing market. There’s no question that all kinds of financial services companies are up for grabs today. Mergers & Acquisitions convened a special roundtable to explore these issues. Madison Capital Funding LLC and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP co-sponsored the event, and the excerpted discussion that follows provides a range of perspectives on what middle market dealmakers can expect from these companies going forward. Participants included private equity investors, a lender and an attorney. (For video, see below or click here)
Roundtable Participants: Christopher Ackerman, Managing Director, Flexpoint Ford LLC; Ryan Clark Managing Director, Genstar Capital LLC; Thomas Costello Principal, U.S. Private Equity, Baird Capital; Danielle Fugazy, Moderator, Mergers & Acquistion;William Kindorf, Group Head, Insurance and Financial Services, Madison Capital Funding; Neil Shelton Associate, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.