A record number of tech-focused PE deals are taking place, and several PEs are focusing exclusively on the tech sector. As technology is expected to remain a significant portion of the economy, the PE investment trend is expected to continue through 2018. How does involving private equity firms change the dynamics of deal making? How can tech and PE firms bridge their complementary, but distinct, mindsets to create a win-win scenario? And what’s ahead?
Reform of the US tax code has generated a lot of speculation, a plethora of novel calculations, all sorts of assumptions, and no small measure of confusion. Deals are an area that may be especially challenging, given the enormous complexity of the legislation. For technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) businesses, deal making in this new context is creating distinct opportunities and challenges for both buyers and sellers. Do you have a plan?