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Mary Kathleen Flynn

Mary Kathleen (MK) Flynn joined PEI Media as Editor-in-Chief of PE Hub in 2021. She leads the content for the Hub and covers all things private equity-related, especially transactions, trends and dealmakers. She has covered private equity and M&A for 15 years. Most recently, she was the Editor-in-Chief of Mergers & Acquisitions, a role she served in for a decade. Previous positions include Senior Editor/Senior Video Producer, The Deal; broadcast Reporter at CNN and MSNBC; and Associate Editor at U.S. News & World Report and PC Magazine.
Kinzie Capital's Suzanne Yoon and PE Hub's Mary Kathleen Flynn converse, seated in arm chairs
Yoon spoke with Mary Kathleen (MK) Flynn, editor-in-chief of PE Hub, at PEI Group's NEXUS 2024 summit earlier in March.
'I describe M&A as almost like flotation devices below the water; eventually they'll come up,' Gray said during a fireside chat at PEI Group's NEXUS 2024 event.
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'PE has outperformed any other institutional asset class since its inception in the 1970s, as measured over 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, or by any metric.'
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For the first nine months of 2023, European PE-backed M&A declined 57 percent compared to last year.
The pound is becoming weaker in a very long-term trend, said Dechert's Christopher Field.
'We've got some exciting exits planned,' Béla Szigethy and Stewart Kohl told affiliate title PE Hub.
While this year has been disappointing compared to 2021, it looks much stronger using 'normal' years like 2018 and 2019 as benchmarks.
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.

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