Self-Promotion Alert!

I’ll be appearing on CNBC’s Closing Bell at 4:30pm, to discuss the overall M&A and private equity environment. Expect us to chat Wrigley/Mars/Buffett, Clear Channel and other such things.

My overall message: There will be lots of mega-M&A announcements over the next several months, but very few of them (if any) will include private equity sponsors. Billion dollar leveraged loans are still too hard to obtain in the U.S…