Mergers v. IPOs: Cary Kochman Creates Value

Posted by Admin | January 11th, 2013

The financial news media has dedicated a lot of coverage to the Initial Public Offering (IPO) market in 2012, particularly with regard to tech giants like Facebook and the financial soap opera of Groupon and Zynga from last year. Those three companies made headlines with their respective IPO debuts and ensuing disappointments, unfairly eclipsing other financial sectors, like mergers and acquisitions (M&A), that truly deserve attention due to the value they deliver.

Recent M&A Activity

Citigroup has been particularly busy with M&A transactions. Citi finished #3 in the U.S. league tables. Mr. Kochman worked closely with Ken Moelis, formerly of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and who is now head of the boutique investment banking firm Moelis & Company. Prior to UBS, Mr. Kochman got his M&A start at Credit Suisse First Boston under the leadership of former chairman of M&A Steven Koch, currently Deputy Mayor of Chicago.

At Citigroup, Mr. Kochman took over as Head of the North American M&A Group last year, and quickly advised on several significant global transactions.

Early in 2012, Cary Kochman advised Eaton Corp. as it acquired Cooper Industries Plc. Mr. Kochman is well-versed in M&A transactions in the manufacturing sector, and this particular deal was valued at $11.8 billion. Eaton Corp. has conducted a string of acquisitions in the 21st century, but its recent purchase of Cooper Industries has been the largest.

At a time when companies are hoarding cash and investors are questioning the wisdom of investments made into the IPOs of Facebook and Groupon, M&A deals such as the ones announced by Cary Kochman breathe confidence into the markets.

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