"I don't see that decision as having anything new," asserts Peter Lyons, a partner at law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP, in regards to Delaware Court of Chancery Judge Leo E. Strine Jr.'s recent decision in the shareholder litigation challenging the sale of El Paso Corp. to Kinder Morgan Inc. Senior writer David Marcus chats with Lyons at the Tulane University Law School Corporate Law Institute in New Orleans. - Sarah Hashim-Waris
Low interest rates and alternative financing sources are just two of the many things affecting private equity deals right now, according to Paul Aversano, managing director at Alvarez & Marsal LLC. In a recent studio interview, Aversano discussed the conditions both buyers and sellers are facing at this time. Aversano, who is also the global practice leader for the firm's transaction advisory group, also outlined how low interest rates will continue to affect the M&A market and the pressure that PE firms are feeling to transact.