11 episodes

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.

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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.

    Leveraged Recapitalization as an Alternative To Selling

    Leveraged Recapitalization as an Alternative To Selling

    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?

    • 9 min
    The Oil & Gas Sector Rebounds In 2021

    The Oil & Gas Sector Rebounds In 2021

    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.

    • 3 min
    Rebounding Economy Might Accelerate Your Business Sale Timeline

    Rebounding Economy Might Accelerate Your Business Sale Timeline

    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.

    • 6 min
    2021 Outlook: Private Capital Market

    2021 Outlook: Private Capital Market

    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.

    • 8 min
    M&A Insights from 10 Global Consulting Engineering Firms

    M&A Insights from 10 Global Consulting Engineering Firms

    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.

    • 5 min
    What is driving the US M&A Market?

    What is driving the US M&A Market?

    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.

    • 7 min

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