June 28, 2012 - 2pm EST
It's no secret that experts have been saying that corporations have an unprecedented pile of cash to the tune of $2 trillion on their balance sheets and are seeking to deploy these funds via acquisitions. This appetite for M&A has made the middle market a compelling playground in the U.S. for deal activity. Join The Deal LLC and Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in a webcast titled "Taking the Temperature of Midmarket Dealmaking at the Midpoint."
The discussion will revolve around the dealmaking trends of the first half of 2012 in the middle market. We'll look at the hot sectors of activity as well as areas that are showing potential in the latter half of the year. Additionally, we'll look at the financing sector and how it's contributing to dealmaking.
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.
The Deal LLC
David Marcus focuses on legal issues raised by corporate transactions. He writes about the structure of merger agreements, Delaware law cases and developments, and cross-border M&A. He also regularly writes profiles of M&A lawyers and bankers.
Marcus has been a reporter at The Deal LLC since its launch in 1999. He has also been the senior writer on Corporate Control Alert -- The Deal's journal of legal and financial trends in dealmaking -- since 1997.
Keith P. Radtke
Faegre Baker Daniels
Keith Radtke is a partner in Faegre Baker Daniels LLP's Minneapolis
office, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private equity,
commercial transactions and general corporate counseling. He has
represented buyers, sellers and institutional investors in many
different types of strategic and private equity M&A transactions.
Many of these transactions have involved representing the sponsoring
private equity firm or the company's executive management group,
including negotiation of equity terms for both the private equity firm
and the management groups. Radtke has also represented portfolio
companies of private equity firms and other emerging private companies
on numerous matters, including private placements of equity and debt,
stock compensation plan preparation and general corporate counseling. He
has also represented numerous companies as purchasers of goods and
services in significant commercial transactions.
Tonka Bay Equity Partners
Steve Soderling joined Tonka Bay Equity Partners LLC in 2005, after spending seven years on the buyout team of Norwest Equity Partners. At Norwest, he was involved in originating and closing management buyout and growth equity investments. He began his career with the Arthur Andersen economic and financial consulting group in the Chicago and Minneapolis offices.
Greene, Holcomb & Fisher
Eric Nicholson has 18 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, advising clients on more than 100 transactions ranging from $10 million to $2 billion in transaction value. Prior to joining Greene Holcomb & Fisher LLC, he was a senior member of the mergers and acquisitions group at Piper Jaffray & Co. Prior to that, he practiced corporate law at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings and venture capital. Nicholson's clients have included 3M, Mattel Inc., TRW Inc. and Remmele Engineering Inc. Buyers and other parties involved in transactions with his clients have included Affiliated Computer Services Inc., Thomson Reuters Corp., WPP Group, Morgenthaler Partners and TorQuest Partners. Nicholson is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Minnesota Law School.