M&A Science
Summer Summit

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June 23 - 24, 2021
Learn proven M&A techniques from the best.

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Join us and other M&A professionals for the two-day M&A Science Summer Summit 2021 as we discuss current trends and share advice from industry practitioners.

The sessions will cover a variety of M&A topics - divestitures, diligence, integration, and more. The event also includes Q&A with the instructors and a networking session.

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June 23, 2021
1P-2P EST
Karen Ashley
Karen Ashley - VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT INTEGRATION AT CISCO

Continuous Improvements in M&A

To start the day, Kison will be interviewing Karen about how to commit to integration from start to finish. Hear why early engagement sets the stage for success, the role of integration during due diligence, and how Karen strives for continuous learning throughout her career.

June 24, 2021
2P-3P EST
Klint Kendrick
Klint Kendrick - FORMER HR M&A LEADER AT ORACLE & BOEING AND CHAIR OF THE HR M&A ROUNDTABLE

Maximizing Opportunities to Assess Acquired Talent

An increasing number of M&A transactions focus on talent, yet talent assessment is often limited to a brief perusal of LinkedIn profiles and cursory conversations with target company leaders. In this session, Dr. Klint Kendrick, who has worked on dozens of deals affecting thousands of employees, will share insights and leading practices for assessing acquired talent at all levels and deal stages.

June 24, 2021
3P-4P EST
Christian von Bogdandy
Christian von Bogdandy - PRACTICE DIRECTOR AT SLALOM

Change Management: How to drive engagement and retention of acquired company employees.

In this session we are going to discuss proven methods to avoid high turnover rates and burnout spirals and to support leaders and employees through times of uncertainty, added workloads and stress. This presentation will touch 1. Creating a Change Management strategy for the integration 2. ‘Listening posts’ to evaluate the efficiency of the Change Management approach 3. Communication and Engagement 4. Training and Enablement.

June 24, 2021
4P-5P EST
Aaron Whiting
Sabeeh Khan
Aaron Whiting - CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AND ACQUISITION INTEGRATION DIRECTOR AT INSIGHTSOFTWARE
Sabeeh Khan - DIRECTOR, CORPORATE STRATEGY & DEVELOPMENT AT SYNITI

Managing M&A Sourcing, Diligence and Integration

A discussion on best practices and tips. Learn how to manage multiple deals at once, how to source deals efficiently, and red flags to look out for during integration.

June 24, 2021
5P-6P EST
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M&A War Stories Happy Hour

This lively happy hour will focus on stories of M&A deals that left battle wounds. As always, we will be following Chatham House rules. If you aren’t familiar - when a meeting is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker, nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

June 24, 2021
1P-2P EST
Trish Mosconi
Trish Mosconi - EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER & CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AT SYNCHRONY

Staying True to Culture in M&A

Learn about what cultural differences to look for when executing M&A and how to preserve deal value in the face of the differences. Hear about a time when culture issues killed a deal, how early Trish recommends bringing HR into a deal, and what the core culture of Synchrony is like.

June 24, 2021
2P-3P EST
Edward Hamilton
Edward Hamilton - MANAGING DIRECTOR AT VRC

How to make Earn-outs work

A discussion on the common uses of earn-outs, metrics to measure success, and different structures to create them. Learn how valuation effects earn-outs, accounting best practices, and excellent examples of earn-out structures.

June 24, 2021
3P-4P EST
Sergio Vasquez Botero
Sergio Vasquez Botero - Director at BZS Consultants

Due Diligence in an M&A Process

Learn M&A due diligence basics you should know. Sergio will discuss the art of asking good questions, why due diligence is an iterative process, and the importance of data integrity.

June 24, 2021
4P-5P EST
Ivan Golubic
Ivan Golubic - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT GAMMA CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Building Corporate Development

Organizational life cycles require Corporate Development teams to adjust and lead JVs, divestitures, minority investments, and strategic partnerships just as much as M&A. To be effective each transaction type requires different corporate development focus, alignment, skill sets and structure. In this discussion learn how to build an in-house corporate development team that can pivot focuses.

June 24, 2021
5P - 6P EST
Toby Tester
Toby Tester - Senior Consultant and Project Manager at BTD

Divestiture Plays: Preparing and Executing Divestitures

How to use plays to help prepare for and execute a divestiture.

June 24, 2021
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