Merger & Acquisition Industry Trends & Outlook Executive Roundtable Discussion

This morning Sensiba San Filippo and the Silicon Valley Business Journal hosted an intimate roundtable discussion that included a rich conversation between senior executives on the Bay Area’s merger and acquisition (M&A) climate and trends.

The last few years have provided the M&A market and the economy in general with many challenges. More certainty around U.S. fiscal and tax policy and movement on the European debt crisis should further solidify consumer confidence and improve global economic prospects. Despite the fact that economic challenges remain, dealmakers are cautiously optimistic and the vast majority of them said that they will be pursuing acquisitions this year.

The discussion was moderated by Cromwell Schubarth, who posed select questions to the individual guests around M&A, industry trends and critical best practices/lessons learned from both the buyer and the seller side.

This morning’s conversation will be transcribed and the highlights published in The Silicon Valley Business Journal on May 31, 2013, with the full transcript being hosted on Sensiba San Filippo’s website, www.ssfllp.com.


Cromwell Schubarth (Moderator)
Senior Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal

John Sensiba (Host & Panelist)
Managing Partner, Sensiba San Filippo LLP

Kevin Strain (Panelist)
Audit Partner and M&A Practice Leader, Sensiba San Filippo LLP

Kevin Spain (Panelist)
General Partner, Emergence Capital Partners

Jamie Leigh (Panelist)
Partner and M&A Practice Leader, Cooley LLP

Jon Soberg (Panelist)
Managing Partner, Blumberg Capital

Brett Rochkind (Panelist)
Managing Partner, General Atlantic

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