M&A Perspectives

Eaton Square

M&A Perspectives is a podcast by Eaton Square. Tune in as we share insights on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising from industry leaders and our international team.

All Episodes

Peter Hall interviews Stefan Shaffer, our New York Partner about Leverage Capitalization. They covered:   - What factors should a business owner consider when contemplating an outright sale of the business or a leveraged recap - In what ways can altering the capital structure of a business through the addition of debt create further value for shareholders? - What are you currently seeing in the market in terms of interest in leveraged recapitalisation? - For a business that might be contemplating going down this path do you have thoughts on what they should be considering if they do so?

Jun 25

9 min 50 sec

The Oil & Gas sector was one of the hardest-hit sectors last year. However, the industry forecasts show demand will begin to exceed supply in 2021. I had a chance to talk to Gary Papay, our sector lead from North Carolina, to get his insights and outlook for 2021. Listen to the episode to learn more about the Oil & Gas sector.

Apr 6

3 min 45 sec

When is the right time to sell?   It might not be as far into the future as you thought.   We interviewed Jim Afinowich, our Principal from Phoenix, Arizona to get his outlook on M&A in the US. While conventional wisdom holds that you should delay selling your business until the economy bounces back, a year or two from now, two factors could put that wisdom to the test:   First, the economy is bouncing back more quickly than you think.  Second, tax hikes under the Biden Administration could offset whatever gains you hope to achieve by delaying your sale.

Feb 9

6 min 31 sec

In this episode, Stefan Shaffer our Partner from New York discusses: The current state of the private market—general liquidity conditions The demographics of the lending community—who is doing what?  Pandemic fallout—how badly were issuers impacted?  M&A activity vs. Recap activity - expectations respecting a Biden administration, next round of stimulus, etc.

Jan 29

8 min 41 sec

The engineering sector is a key focus for Eaton Square. In recent days, we had the opportunity to meet with the CEOs or heads of M&A with ten of the world’s leading engineering firms to understand how COVID is impacting their M&A and operational plans.

Dec 2020

5 min 1 sec

I asked Taylor Devine, Principal from Washington DC and a fellow of the M&A Source, on his insights about the US M&A market. We talked about the leading indicators of where the US market is headed.

Dec 2020

8 min

Many of our clients are keen to understand if there are still buyers in the market and how has COVID impacted the M&A process. To help understand what this means for the business transformation and IT services sector, I interviewed Thomas Griffin, Managing Director for Mergers and Acquisitions at Accenture to get his perspective.

Dec 2020

6 min 31 sec

The biotech and diagnostics industry have evolved significantly in the past few months with the impact of COVID. To get a better perspective of the state of this sector, I spoke with our biotech experts Caroline Popper, M.D. in the US and Bob Atwill in Australia.

Dec 2020

5 min 9 sec

In these unprecedented times, we know how quickly things change, especially in the finance sector. Here’s an update of how debt and equity markets in New York evolved.

Dec 2020

4 min 42 sec

In this episode of Eaton Square Perspectives, Stefan Shaffer, Managing Partner and Principal from New York, discusses how the current crisis has affected US Private Debt.

Dec 2020

4 min 14 sec

In this premiere episode, our Principals from across the globe try to answer the most pressing questions business owners might have during the COVID era.

Nov 2020

4 min 51 sec