WEBCAST

Semiannual IPO and M&A Outlook Webcast

Jan 22, 2019 14:00

Webcast overview:

Watch the webcast replay here.

2018 was a bumper year for venture capital (VC) investment in the United States, climbing above the $130 billion mark, spurring investment results well above the previous year’s record high of $83 billion. Heading into 2019, the IPO market will be one to watch as a number of massive unicorns prepare to go public. 

Join KPMG’s Venture Capital Practice for our Semiannual IPO and M&A Outlook Webcast where professionals from Goldman Sachs and KPMG will examine the activities and trends that shaped the U.S. IPO and M&A landscape in 2018, and share their insights on what’s in store for IPOs, M&A, and venture investment in 2019.

We will also explore some of the key themes found in publicly available SEC comment letter correspondence for companies that have adopted ASC 606 and provide guidance to help private companies implement the new revenue standard.  

Why attend? To gain fresh perspectives on:

  • The state of the IPO and M&A market and outlook for 2019
  • U.S. venture capital activity in 2018 and anticipated trends for the new year
  • ASC 606: Preparation and adoption for private companies

This Webcast will last approximately 60 minutes. One CPE credit is available to U.S. participants who meet the eligibility requirements. After registering, you will receive details on how to log in to the Webcast or dial in for audio-only participation. 

Speakers:

Michaela Diverio

Michaela Diverio

Vice President, TMT Equity Capital Markets, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Marco Poletti

Marco Poletti

Vice President, Technology M&A, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Brian Hughes

Brian Hughes

Partner, National Private Markets Group Leader, KPMG (US)

Michelle Wroan

Michelle Wroan

Partner, Audit and National Sector Leader, Media, KPMG LLP

Webcast survey results:

Webcast attendees, which included investors, startup executives, and industry professionals, were surveyed during the webcast in an effort to gauge market sentiment on the state of the industry.

According to our webcast survey, the outlook for the VC industry in 2019 is very positive. The survey results depict a community that believes VC-backed company exits will remain robust especially as a number of massive unicorns prepare to go public. Industry professionals also anticipate continued strength in the VC market with plenty of capital still available for private companies.

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Survey Findings | Semiannual IPO and M&A Outlook Webcast

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