Thursday, April 12, 2012 2 p.m. EST
Bain Capital founder Mitt Romney's bid for the White House has certainly heightened the spotlight on and attention to the private equity industry in 2012.
For deal practitioners, there are certainly additional headlines and stories to Romney's political ambitions. Join The Deal for a 60-minute webcast on April 12 entitled: "Private Equity Outlook 2012: Dealflow, Exits and Fundraising." During this in-depth discussion, we'll hear our experts identify key trends in private equity dealflow, discover what changes seem likely in the deal process in the new environment and highlight new due diligence imperatives PE buyers need to examine to realize full values in deals.
The panel will also examine the heightened appetite for acquisitions, especially in the middle market a handful of notable exits led by the expected initial public offering of social media giant Facebook; and the increased global competition for fundraising in these uncertain economic times.
After listening to just 60 minutes of our webcast with our editor and leading experts, you'll have a refreshed perspective on the key factors that will make a difference in your firm's success.
Video Reporter at The Deal
Sarah Hashim-Waris is a video reporter at The Deal LLC, where she interviews dealmakers and industry experts on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and other sector news topics for TheDeal.com and Pipeline.TheDeal.com. Prior to joining The Deal's award-winning video team, Hashim-Waris was an on-air news anchor for SmarTrend News and Financial News Network Online, where she balanced on camera anchoring and production duties with writing broadcast script, as well as composing online news stories. Hashim-Waris initially launched her career in print at The New York Enterprise Report, where she worked as an assistant editor, writing feature cover articles and the "Company Next Door" section for the monthly business-to-business publication.
Through her work at NY Report, she was able to leverage relationships with small business owners in the New York tri-state area, who served as the primary readership of the publication.
Vice president of M&A Solutions
Matthew Porzio, vice president of M&A solutions, joined IntraLinks Inc. in 2003. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic transactions vertical and driving the development and marketing of IntraLinks' products including virtual dealroom/dataroom solutions for the mergers and acquisitions and restructuring communities.
Before joining IntraLinks, Porzio was a senior associate at Metzler, a German advisory firm, where he focused on cross-border M&A transactions. Prior to Metzler, he served as an analyst and associate in equity capital markets and business services investment banking groups at First Union Securities. He holds a bachelor's degree from Colgate University.
Porzio has spoken on numerous industry panels and is a member of the selection committee for the M&A International Media Awards.
BBH Capital Partners
Jean-Pierre Paquin is a co-manager of BBH Capital Partners. He has over 15 years of private equity experience. Paquin is actively involved in sourcing, investment evaluation, transaction execution, and providing post investment value-added oversight to portfolio companies. He also oversees limited partner relationships as well as the administration of BBH Capital Partners. Paquin serves on the board of directors (or similar governing body) of Fire-Dex LLC, Freedom Scientific Holdings LLC, Tower Ventures LLC, Update Inc. and Telarix Inc.
Prior to joining BBH Capital as a full-time member in 1998, Paquin was a financial analyst in BBH's Corporate Finance Department. He graduated from Colgate University and received a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.