In this episode of Looking Ahead, David Ingles and Stephen Amdur, partners at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, focus on the rapidly evolving financial industry. Some of this technological shift, they explain, has been propelled by declining development costs and greater access to capital —and they point out where private equity investors are seeing opportunities. They also explore how large regional and national banks have shifted their M&A strategies to acquiring technology platforms.
David Ingles advises Pillsbury’s clients on a broad range of complex transactions in the banking, consumer finance and financial technology industries. He frequently has represented financial institutions in distressed and contested situations, including unsolicited offers, takeover defenses, equity recapitalizations, bankruptcy auction transactions and activist shareholder situations.
Stephen Amdur, leader of Pillsbury’s Private Equity team, has extensive experience in high-profile, multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions. He has been called “one of the great counselors to the world of corporate America and business” by DealBook founder Andrew Ross Sorkin. He is recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. as a “Next-Generation Lawyer” and by Law360 as a “Rising Star” in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions.