2019 has seen a significant rise in the number of private equity (PE) and other financial buyers on public mergers and acquisitions (M&A). When a PE house undertakes a public M&A transaction, it should be aware from the outset that there are some key differences to private M&A, and that there are specific issues for PE bidders that do not commonly arise on other public M&A deals, particularly if they are forming a consortium to make the offer.
In this article for PLC magazine, we look at some of the particular issues that they encounter.
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