Bloomberg Dealmakers Summit Assembles Key Financial Leaders

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Will feature one-on-one interviews with Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Colony Capital, LLC; Donald J. Gogel, President and CEO, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC; Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Silver Lake.

Bloomberg Dealmakers Summit

The third Bloomberg Dealmakers will convene the biggest players in private equity and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to look at deal flow, leveraged buyouts (LBO) and initial public offering (IPO) activity, as the U.S. presidential election approaches. The Summit will be held Thursday, October 25, at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City.

Speakers will provide their perspective on the industry from a sector-specific view, exploring healthcare, technology and sports. The Summit will also look at the climate for distressed investing and explore what impact regulatory changes have had on investment opportunities.

The event will feature one-on-one interviews by Bloomberg journalists with industry leaders, including:

  • Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Colony Capital, LLC
  • Donald J. Gogel, President and CEO, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC
  • Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Silver Lake

“Private equity and M&A activity are 30 percent lower this year than projected, and many factors are impacting this dip,” said Robert Bierman, head of Bloomberg LINK. “At this critical time, those attending the Summit will hear from key industry players, who will offer their insight on how to succeed in this environment and opportunities for investment.”

Among other topics, speakers will address M&A’s ties to the Euro crisis; the next emerging markets; and trends in regulation. Additionally, Steve Krouskos, Global and Americas Markets Leader, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP, will present on the company’s 7th Global Capital Confidence Barometer.

Key speakers include:

  • Steven A. Baronoff, Chairman of Global Mergers & Acquisitions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Timothy Coleman, Senior Managing Director and Head of the Restructuring & Reorganization Group, Blackstone
  • Henry Gosebruch, Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, J.P. Morgan
  • Michael M. Green, Founder and CEO, Tenex Capital Management
  • Imran Khan, Managing Director, Head of Global Internet Investment Banking, Credit Suisse
  • Arthur Levitt, Jr., Senior Advisor, The Carlyle Group; Former Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Jim Millstein, Chairman and CEO, Millstein & Co., LLC; Former Chief Restructuring Officer, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Drago S. Rajkovic, Managing Director, Head of Technology Mergers & Acquisitions, J.P. Morgan
  • Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Chairman and CEO, WL Ross & Co. LLC
  • John Studzinski, Senior Managing Director and Global Head, Blackstone Advisory Partners LP
  • Peter Tague, Vice Chairman and Co-Head, Global Mergers & Acquisitions, Citi
  • Christine A. Varney, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

The conference is sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ernst & Young and Jack Daniel’s.

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