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M&A in Focus: 2021 Trends and the Deal Horizon featuring Citi and Blackstone

Date:
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Location:
Live, Online
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

The year of 2021 marked a particularly active one for M&A activity. Open capital markets and low interest rates helped fuel big ticket transactions as buyers across the globe made strategic decisions to meet changing consumer behaviors that were accelerated by the pandemic. The deal-making reached new heights as the total value of global announcements topped $1 trillion in each of the year's first three quarters. As 2021 draws to a close, our panel of M&A experts will review transaction data and share their perspectives on whether the trends will continue in 2022.

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Moderator

S&P Global Contributor
Lawrence Choy is a Director with the Corporates segment at S&P Global Market Intelligence. In his role, he focuses on the strategic and product direction of the Consumer & Retail segment. Full Bio

Speaker

S&P Global Contributor
James Socas is a Managing Director with Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and Blackstone Growth. Mr. Socas has been involved with the firm’s investments in FireEye, Snowflake, Diligent, Episerver, and Titus.  Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Socas served as General Partner and co-manager of Updata Partners, a boutique growth equity firm focused on the software industry. Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Joe Mantone is the News Desk Manager for the U.S. financial institutions group and the author of Market Intelligence's quarterly white paper on M&A and equity capital markets activity. Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Mark Shafir is the co-head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions at Citi. Prior to joining Citi in 2008, Mark was Head of Global M&A at Lehman Brothers. He has over 36 years of experience advising clients and leading top M&A teams. Full Bio

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