IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022
30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022
Rooms 230-231, Level 2
SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS Growing importance of ESG for private company investors’ M&A and investment strategies
Tuesday 1 November (1430 - 1545)
Corporate Law Section
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.