Thursday, October 4, 2012 | 2:00 p.m. EDT
It's been well-documented that many strategics are flush with cash and have given private equity firms a run for their money in the competition for targets. The Deal and its panelists will explore the reasons behind this trend and will look into what's in store for the battle for targets in 2012. We'll also look at the growing trend of the blurring of line between private equity and strategics as PE portfolio companies are making acquisitions of their own.
Suzanne Miller, editor, Corporate Dealmaker, The Deal LLC
Ms. Miller writes a column on M&A-related issues including corporate deal strategies, risk management and M&A trends. She also oversees The Deal's annual "Most Admired Corporate Dealmaker" awards and writes about exchanges and derivatives. Some of her previous roles include senior writer and editor at JPMorgan Private Bank and London bureau chief at CBS MarketWatch. She also has written about capital markets, emerging markets and banking for Institutional Investor, The Banker and Euromoney, among other publications.
John P. Duke, partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Mr. Duke is a partner in the corporate and securities practice group of Pepper Hamilton, resident in the Berwyn office. He is co-chair of the firm's commercial department and a member of the firm's executive committee. He is a past member of the firm's Professional Responsibility and Associates committees.
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