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What Is Driving M&A Activity?

Bruce Cameron, co-founder Berkshire Global Advisors, recently presented Understanding M&A and Current Valuations, at SunStar Strategic’s virtual conference, Strategies to Engage Advisors & Attract Assets.

As the pandemic first took hold in the U.S. there was some doubt there would be much M&A activity in 2020. However, as time went on, it became clear it would continue and perhaps more than expected.

Bruce shared the top reasons he expects it to continue:

  • Need for scale

  • Demand for alternatives

  • Global presence

  • Technology evolution

 

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Most funds are faced with addressing challenges in growth, profitability, and business momentum.

Bruce’s presentation was incredibly informative as he discussed the state of the industry, valuations, and alternative business strategies. You can find the transcript of his presentation, Q&A, and slides here.

Transcripts and replays from all presentations are also available.

 

 

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Cameron, R. Bruce

Partner, Co-founder

Berkshire Global Advisors

Bruce is the co-founder of Berkshire Global Advisors and co-leads the Firm’s Wealth Management practice.

Bruce joined Mr. McEver in establishing Berkshire in 1983 as the first independent investment bank covering the investment management and securities industries. He has over 35 years of industry experience and is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events. During his tenure at Berkshire, Bruce has advised on a wide range of M&A transactions in the real estate, mutual fund and institutional sectors.

Notable Transaction Experience:
CenterSquare (BNY Mellon) / Management & Lovell Minnick Partners (2017)
Stockbridge Capital / CITIC Capital (2017)
Allianz Global Investors / Sound Harbor (2016)
Legg Mason / Clarion Partners (2016)
BNY Mellon / Atherton Lane (2016)
Aberdeen Asset Management / FLAG Capital Management (2015)
Legg Mason Investment Counsel / Stifel Financial (2014)
Parametric / Eaton Vance (2003)

Prior Work Experience:
HF2 Financial, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO
Highbury Financial Inc., Co-Founder, Chairman
Paine Webber, Associate Director, Strategic Planning Group
Prudential Insurance Company, Comptroller’s Department and the Planning & Coordination Group

Education & Affiliations:
Harvard Business School, MBA
London School of Economics
Trinity College, BA in Economics

Fellow of the Life Management Institute
Past board member of the New York Society of Security Analysts
CFA charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute

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