This new flagship conference explores the entire M&A life cycle, from origination through execution to integration. Driven by the deep expertise of our Chicago-based Mergermarket editorial team it will focus on deals across the middle market, whether strategic or sponsor-driven.
The detailed agenda will feature a morning of plenary panels exploring critical topics such as how firms can improve their technology through acquisitions, and the challenge of divestment strategies in a slowing economy. Later in the afternoon two streams will target deal execution and post-merger integration, the two pillars that are the foundation of any succesful merger or acquistion. The morning will also host a series of smaller roundtable breakouts covering specifc industries and specialist interests to allow delegates to share their experiences directly.
Join us for panels, keynotes and extensive networking with both corporate development executives and private equity portfolio managers.
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Panel – Dealmaker outlook
Current M&A activity; deal drivers; hot sectors; M&A in a downturn
Keynote - Elections and Economics
Predictions for the presidential race; impact on the economy; sectors to avoid under a new administration
Panel – Acquiring innovation
Adding technology through acquisitions; valuing transformation; M&A vs in-house development
Small group topics including: M&A tech; Industrials; Healthcare; Tax structures; Anti-corruption
Panel – Financing the mid-market
Unitranche vs senior/junior; finding the right lender; negotiating covenants; current deal terms