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Technology Companies and the Outlook for Deal Activity in 2022

  • Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
  • February 2, 2022
A Call Featuring Robin Graham, Managing Director and Head of Oppenheimer's Technology Investment Banking Practice, and Jane Ross, Managing Director of Investment Banking at Oppenheimer

In this episode, "Technology Companies and the Outlook for Deal Activity in 2022," Robin Graham, Managing Director and Head of Oppenheimer's Technology Investment Banking Practice, and Jane Ross, Managing Director of Investment Banking at Oppenheimer, discuss significant headwinds for technology companies including COVID, supply chain disruptions, and inflation. They analyze how to predict which industry verticals will thrive in this landscape.

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Episode Highlights Include:

2021 was a big year for technology transactions, but 2022 is experiencing some significant headwinds. Tech stock performance has been challenging. The SPAC market is demonstrating signs of a significant hangover. Problems like COVID, supply chain disruptions, and political dissension still exist, while worries about interest rates and inflation have joined the list. All of this is creating a very volatile market for tech stocks. During this episode, guest expert Robin Graham provides an outlook for technology transactions and M&A in 2022 and discusses verticals like EdTech, healthcare, e-commerce, and places where long-term trends are compelling.

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About our Guest

Robin Graham is a frequent guest expert on the Let's Talk Future podcast series bringing more than two decades of experience raising equity capital and advising on a broad range of strategic mergers and acquisitions for high growth technology companies globally across all sectors of technology. As Managing Director and Head of Oppenheimer's Technology Investment Banking Practice, Robin and his team brought 28 companies public through IPOs and closed 18 SPAC public transactions in 2021, raising over $20 billion.

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