MIAMI - Jan. 12, 2018 -Greenberg Traurig, P.A.Corporate Shareholders Jaret L. Davis and Rebecca G. DiStefano will speak on panels at The Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions’ (AMAA) 2018 Winter Conference being held at the InterContinental Miami Jan. 16-18, 2018.
Davis’ panel will discuss “Cross Border M&A in 2018 by Industry,” while DiStefano’s panel will cover “Market Trends: Blockchain ICOs: Risk, Regulation and Rewards”.
The AMAA expects more than 400 attendees from around the world, including investment bank executives, private equity investors, senior and mezzanine lenders, CPAs, attorneys, M&A advisors and more.
Davis will be joined on the panel by Raul Valdez-Fauli, Partner, Fox Rothschild; Phillip Lee, Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, Governance Solutions; Robert Q. Lee, Partner, Rimon Law; and Andrew Markus, Partner, Carlton Fields.
“There are some interesting developments in M&A that I look forward to discussing, particularly given the strong potential for repatriation of funds and certain developments in the private equity space,” said Davis. In 2017 he represented a private equity joint venture formed by Medina Capital and BC Partners in its $3 billion acquisition of a portfolio of 57 data centers across the globe, along with a suite of cybersecurity and data analytics companies, as well as a separate deal for Exactech, Inc. in its $737 million sale to TPG Capital. “As certain sectors continue to experience consolidation and financial buyers see powerful inroads in areas such as certain health care subverticals, you will see a number of opportunities present themselves.”
Davis is the Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office, where he oversees approximately 170 attorneys and 200 business staff based in the firm’s founding office, and focuses his corporate and securities practice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and large financings with an industry focus on companies in the IT, health care and biotech sectors.
Boca Raton Shareholder DiStefano will be joined in her presentation by Dr. Kiran Garimella, President of XBITALIGN, which focuses on the alignment between businesses and IT; and Oscar Jofre, President of KoreConX, an all-in-one business platform that helps companies navigate and efficiently manage their corporate activities.
“I am looking forward to discussing with the AMAA audience the potential applications for Blockchain,” said DiStefano, who serves on Greenberg Traurig’s Blockchain Task Force. “This cutting edge electronic ledger technology is certainly one of the most interesting recent developments in the currency realm and will likely factor significantly into global investment strategies in 2018 and beyond.”
DiStefano concentrates her practice in the areas of securities regulation, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions law. She counsels public and private companies in areas including private placements, registrations, and crowdfunding under the JOBS Act of 2012 and the Securities Act of 1933, continuing disclosure requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, initial and continued listing of securities on the stock exchanges and electronic quotation systems and the creation and organization of non-U.S. regulated investment vehicles including private equity funds and hybrid funds.
The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (The Alliance) is the premiere International Organization serving the educational and resource needs of the middle market M&A profession. Formed in 1998 to bring together CPAs, attorneys and other experienced corporate financial advisors, The Alliance's professional services firms - including some of the most highly recognized leaders in the industry-draw upon their combined transactional expertise to better serve the needs of their middle market clients worldwide. The Alliance members represent sellers and buyers of businesses ranging from $5 to $500 million in transaction value.
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