TripAdvisor LLC listed on Nasdaq Wednesday, Dec. 21, after being spun off from Expedia Inc. TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer discusses the company's acquisition strategy, which has recently been in the mobile, social and vacation rental spaces. "They've all turned out to be very good for us," Kaufer says of the purchases. "It's a fair bet to say that, at some level, they will continue in the future." - Katie Roof
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.