IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Rooms 230-231, Level 2

Session information

SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS Growing importance of ESG for private company investors’ M&A and investment strategies

Tuesday 1 November (1430 - 1545)

Rooms 230-231, Level 2
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Corporate Law Section (Lead)
Closely Held Companies Committee
Corporate and M&A Law Committee


SustainabilityFocusHumanRightsThere has been significant coverage on how public companies are dealing with the increased focus on ESG and investor expectations and demands around ESG initiatives. But how should private companies think about ESG as it relates to M&A, in particular around attracting investment capital from private investors. How has ESG become a focal point of closely held businesses? How do investors such as VC funds, family offices and other private capital sources think about ESG as part of their investment thesis? Do private companies need to think about ESG as part of their liquidity or exit strategy? This panel of industry leaders will review and discuss how ESG considerations can give rise to success or failure in the M&A and investment context with respect to private companies.

SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS sessions marked as such are part of the IBA Annual Conference 2022 sustainability focus on Tuesday and Thursday, grouping sessions discussing different aspects of ESG and sustainability across the different legal fields.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Richard Spink Burges Salmon, Bristol, England; Conference Coordinator, Closely Held Companies Committee
Damien Zoubek Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, New York, New York, USA; Secretary, Corporate and M&A Law Committee


Frédéric Cohen Foley Hoag, Paris, France
Lisa Forbes Builders Vision LLC, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Amisha Parekh Blackstone , New York, New York, USA
Danielle Price Holland & Knight, Miami, Florida, USA