M&A Science
Modern Summit

Time to send outdated M&A
practices to the grave.

October 27, 2021 / 10am-5pm EST
Learn proven M&A techniques from the best.

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Haunted from inefficiencies during due diligence? Does failure to achieve post merger synergies leave you feeling aghast with regret? Is your team dreading adding another frightful deal into the pipeline?

Even though you can’t wave a magic wand and fix all your M&A woes, you can equip your team with the knowledge and tips to be successful. When M&A is conducted effectively it should be a treat, not a trick. Join us for the M&A Science Fall Summit on October 27 for sessions covering modern approaches to deal execution. 

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october 27, 2021
10A-11A EST
Ben de Haldevang
Ben de Haldevang - Programme Director (Regulatory Change) at Deloitte

Learning from Getting it Done - The Secrets of Successful Implementation

We are all affected by change, whether it’s in our workplace or in our home. Our response to this has a material impact on whether it succeeds or fails. At a fundamentally pragmatic level, ’Save the Silver Bullet’ illustrates the extraordinary capacity we have to adapt and respond to change. Author Ben de Haldevang will share some extraordinary stories and give insight into the corporate environments conditions which led to either successful or negative outcomes.

June 24, 2021
11A-12P EST
Moritz Miller
Moritz Miller - Leading Consultant at Drees & Sommer

Sprintegration® - An agile framework for sustainably successful M&A integration

How can agile values and identified success factors be implemented into corporate M&A processes? Insights into the framework development, its components and their application.

June 24, 2021
12P-12:30P EST
Nitin Kumar
Nitin Kumar, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Ligl

4 Pillars of Modern M&A Integration

Over the last few years, the rules of business have changed a lot. Technological shifts have been exponential spawning out new business models, older incumbents have been left behind or are trying to acquire themselves into the modern era. In this presentation, Nitin will discuss four specific areas of change as they align with the market dynamics.

June 24, 2021
12:30P-1P EST
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Death of M&A Excel Trackers

Say goodbye to the Excel trackers that make M&A inefficient. This session will feature examples of managing the M&A lifecycle with DealRoom. Hear from DealRoom experts about how the platform expedites the due diligence process and increases value realization.

June 24, 2021
Jim Buckley
Jim Buckley - Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions Integration at VMware

The Art of Simplicity: Why You Should Update your M&A Management Approach

Humans complicate things in M&A. Learning how to keep things simple from the start is key for smooth M&A management. Hear from the Vice President of M&A Integration at VMware about why you don’t need to overcomplicate M&A in order to have a successful outcome.

June 24, 2021
Christian von Bogdandy
Chris von Bogdandy - Practice Director at Slalom

People Centric M&A

Chris will share his take on how to plan a people-centric integration process. This presentation explains how to design the experience of key stakeholder groups during the integration and develop an integration structure and strategy, which delivers against the desired experience. We are going to discuss how to leverage proven concepts from Design Thinking, Customer Experience, Empathy Mapping and Change Management to put people at the center of the integration.

June 24, 2021
Klint Kendrick
Kison Patel
Kison Patel - CEO and Founder of DealRoom/M&A Science

Creating a Better People Experience in M&A

Kison shares his lessons learned from over 130 podcast interviews in a discussion with HR leader Klint Kendrick. Hint: It's all about creating a better people experience in M&A.

June 24, 2021
Harry Kraemer Jr.
Harry Kraemer Jr. - Professor of Management and Strategy at Kellogg School of Management

Leadership Lessons to Overcome Change Management Challenges

Harry will be discussing best practices he learned throughout his extensive career, including serving as the former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc., a multi-billion-dollar global healthcare company. Additionally, he is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP), one of the largest private equity firms in the United States where he consults with CEOs and other senior executives of companies in MDP’s extensive portfolio. He was voted by the students at Kellogg as the Professor of the Year in 2008 and was a finalist for the award in 2014.

June 24, 2021
Toby Tester
PJ Patel
Michael Frankel
Matt Arsenault
Ken Bond

Happy Hour / Networking Social Hour

Happy Hour theme: Ghost Stories of M&A - why deals died, the deals that have haunted you beyond the grave

June 24, 2021

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