Southeast Asia M&A symposium 2017

5 September 2017 | The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

Dealing with diligence

With high growth rates and a dynamic, diverse populace, Southeast Asia is witnessing a confluence of investment interest. Particularly with respect to M&A, the vibrant sub-region has seen an uptick in acquisitions by regional and international buyers alike. Nevertheless, high upsides come with inherent risks, and mitigating these early in the sale process is crucial to deal success. Being due diligence ready is the best way for Southeast Asian targets and sellers to accomplish this, minimizing the likelihood of value erosion while boosting investor confidence.

  • What is driving cross-border M&A in Southeast Asia, and what is the outlook for dealmaking in the year ahead?
  • What role does sell-side due diligence play in the M&A process, and how can both the buy-side and sell-side make the most out of pre-transactional due diligence?
  • What are the potential challenges and risks surrounding cross-border M&A in emerging Southeast Asian markets, pertaining to the due diligence, sale, and post-merger integration processes? How does the region compare with more developed markets in Europe and the United States?
  • How is technology changing the face of dealmaking? In what ways are technological tools such as virtual data rooms, big data and social media analytics making an impact on how the deal is done? What do modern technological risks look like, and what are the counter-measures available to enforce cyber- and data-security?


Registration & breakfast

Opening remark

Opus 2 Forum introduction

Panel discussion

Atiff Gill Atiff Gill Senior Managing Director CVC Capital Partners
Nick Tomlinson Nick Tomlinson General Counsel, Asia Pacific Dentsu Aegis Network
Girish Sahajwalla Girish Sahajwalla Corporate Finance Partner PwC Singapore
Tom Platts Tom Platts Partner Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
Rob Chepak Rob Chepak Global Sales Director – Forum Opus 2 Forum (moderator)


Networking coffee/ tea

*Agenda and speakers are subject to change

Venue details

The Fullerton Hotel
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

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