Video: M&A experts discuss Business Development Companies’ impact

Without doubt, the environment for Mergers & Acquisitions is high. Part of that energy is fueled by Business Development Companies (BDC). A BDC is a US publicly-listed company that provides financing to small and mid-sized businesses – much like a venture capital fund. The key difference is BDCs allow small, non-accredited investors to invest in emerging growth and start-up companies… an opportunity generally available only very wealthy investors via VCs and private equity firms.

Click on the video above to watch the panel at our recent Mergermarket event, M&A and Private Equity 2015: Keeping up the momentum, insights on BDCs.

  • Tal Hacohen, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Rory O’Halloran, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Michael Kessler, Partner, Riverside Company
  • John Tyree, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

To watch the complete event, or download an audio podcast, please click here.


In addition to the full event, you’ll find links to individual video chapters including shareholder activism in M&A and technology’s role.  

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