2012 Presidential Elections: The Impact of Political and Economic Uncertainty on the Deal Making Environment
This webinar originally took place on April 4, 2012
Investors, both domestic and foreign are watching the drama as yet another U.S. presidential election unfolds. What impact does political uncertainty of this kind have on the deal making environment? Are investors waiting on the sidelines to see how things net out or are they aggressively pursuing opportunities under the assumption that the devil you know is better than the one that you don't?
The following topics were among those discussed:
- How a change in presidential administrations could affect the attractiveness of the deal making environment.
- What the investment community views as the greatest opportunities and challenges in deal making as the Presidential Elections unfold.
- Whether the speed at which the Republicans elect their front man has an impact on investments.
- Whether a moderate or conservative candidate would be more or less attractive for M&A activity.
- What a re-elected Obama administration could mean for deal making.
Our panel of international business experts provided insights, ideas and resources to navigate world markets. The panelists were: Alexander K. Chefetz, Managing Director, GCA Savvian; Maria Ramirez, President & Chief Executive Officer, Maria Fiorina Ramirez, Inc.; and Stephen T. Giove, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LP.