Audra Cohen Discusses M&A Outlook on TheDeal TV

September 8, 2010

On September 8,'s Deal TV featured an interview with Ms. Cohen, who as The Deal noted, had a very busy summer advising vitamin and nutritional supplements maker NBTY Inc. in its $3.8 billion acquisition by Carlyle Group and electric power producer Dynegy Inc. in its proposed $4.7 billion acquisition by Blackstone Group LP. These transactions represent the two largest leveraged buyouts of the year. In the interview, Ms. Cohen said private equity-backed and strategic M&A will continue to be robust for the rest of 2010 and 2011 “if the financing markets can stay stable.” However, she added, “there is a lot of negative news that can slow down M&A activity.” Ms. Cohen further stated, “Private equity still has a lot of capital committed that they need to put to use for their investors.”