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Mary Kathleen Flynn
Her dealmaking prowess is considerable. Since joining the firm in 2007, she has been a key player in many of the 43 platform investments and 22 exits completed by the Kayne Partners team.
In this first episode of our miniseries, Private Markets and the End of Cheap Money, we talk to dealmakers from Corsair, OEP, Vestar and more to hear how sponsors are coping with the higher price of 'L' in LBOs.
'Buyers don't have the time or resources to compete in a drawn-out auction process, instead finding themselves willing to pay a steeper multiple to ensure they will win the asset and take it off the table extremely quickly,' explains Robert Reifman, managing director, Lincoln International.
EQT sold Aldevron for $9.6bn just 22 months after buying the maker of mRNA vaccine components for $3.4bn.