Semiannual IPO and M&A Outlook Webcast

Jul 25, 2018 02:00

Webcast overview:

Venture capital (VC) investment in the United States continued to be strong in Q2’18, with deal values increasing across all stages. Additionally, the number of U.S. VC financings in excess of $250 million in funding reached double figures. We also saw a very strong first half of the year as it relates to the IPO market. At this pace, this year could turn out to be one of the largest on record in terms of IPO deal value. The first half of 2018 also saw notable M&A activity, with acquisitions continuing to represent an attractive exit option for VC-backed companies.

Join KPMG LLP’s (KPMG) Venture Capital Practice for our Semiannual IPO and M&A Outlook Webcast where our panel of KPMG professionals will review the state of the IPO, M&A, and overall VC environment, and provide their insights on what to expect for the remainder of the year. We will also take a closer look at ASC 606 and offer some guidance to help private companies ensure successful implementation.

Attend this Webcast to gain fresh perspectives on:

  • The state of the IPO and M&A market and outlook for the remainder of 2018
  • U.S. venture capital activity for the first half of 2018 and expectations for the second half 
  • ASC 606 for private companies: process considerations, data availability, and recent regulatory findings to consider for successful implementation

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. 

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Brian Hughes

Brian Hughes

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

+1 267-256-1820
Shivani Sopory

Shivani Sopory

Partner, Audit, KPMG (US)

+1 408-367-7152
Alison Barr

Alison Barr

Partner, Audit, KPMG (US)

+1 408-367-3848
Mihir Jobalia

Mihir Jobalia

Managing Director, Technology Investment Banking, KPMG (US)

+1 408-367-2850

Webcast survey findings

Webcast attendees, which included investors, startup executives, and industry professionals, were surveyed during the Webcast in an effort to gauge their sentiment on the current and future state of the venture capital market. View the survey results to learn more about what your peers and industry professionals think.

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About the Venture Capital Practice

KPMG’s Venture Capital (VC) practice provides a diverse offering of audit, tax, and advisory services tailored to help venture-backed companies navigate each stage of development—from idea through exit. We use our knowledge of the VC ecosystem to help entrepreneurial ventures simplify the complex challenges of creating the technologies of tomorrow in highly competitive industries, while also meeting diverse regulatory, compliance, and financial reporting requirements. Our VC clients collaborate with a global network of KPMG professionals who understand the marketplace challenges facing startups and growth companies. Our passion and mind-set match the companies we serve: entrepreneurial, hands-on, proactive, visionary, and dedicated.