It’s the holiday season, and we are looking forward to learning and sharing the cheer. Join us and other M&A professionals for the one-day M&A Science Holiday Virtual Summit.
The event includes four sessions covering M&A topics, two networking times, and ends with a virtual happy hour. The event is free, and the more, the merrier!
DAY 1 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 2020
11A-12A ET | Conversation from the Frontlines
EMMA BARTON - HEAD OF GLOBAL ALLIANCES AND INTEGRATION AT ASTRAZENECA
KISON PATEL - CEO AND FOUNDER OF DEALROOM
1P-2P ET | One-person Corp Dev Team
RIMA FRANKLIN - DEALROOM CGO
SCOTT KAESER - OWNER / HEAD OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AT FIRST CHOICE DENTAL LAB
BARAK ROUTHENSTEIN- VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AT BIOIVT
BRIAN BUCHERT - VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE STRATEGY AND M&A AT CHURCH & DWIGHT
In this roundtable, our panel of experts will describe what to expect when entering a one-person corporate development role, including challenges you may encounter, what the ideal candidate for this role looks like, and how that ideal candidate varies between private equity and corporate. They also will be discussing how today’s world of remote working impacts a one-person corporate development role and the difference between sourcing directly versus through intermediaries.
2P-2:30P ET | Break-out Networking
3P - 4P ET | Evolving to Agile M&A at Scale
KIMBERLY BAIRD - CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT INTEGRATION LEAD AT CISCO
ASHLEY RICE - SR. CONSULTANT HR M & A / M & A INTEGRATION AND DATA TEAM LEADER AT CISCO
KISON PATEL - CEO AND FOUNDER OF DEALROOM, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF M&A SCIENCE
In this session, two Cisco executives will teach you how flexibility and adaptability drives better M&A outcomes. Kimberly Baird, Corporate Development Integration Lead at Cisco, and Ashley Rice, Senior Consultant HR M&A at Cisco, will be sitting down with Kison Patel to discuss the value HR brings to a deal, the steps Cisco is taking to improve agility internally, and how early corporate development teams should bring HR into a transaction. Learn how to scale Agile techniques in a way that’s effective for deals of all sizes and the tools you can leverage in order to do so.
5P - 6P ET | Negotiating Deal Terms
DEVORAH BERTUCCI - DIRECTOR, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AT MICROSOFT
RIMA FRANKLIN - DEALROOM CGO
This session features insider tips around negotiations and building value in a deal. Join DealRoom’s Chief Growth Officer Rima Franklin and Microsoft’s Director of Corporate Development, Devorah Bertucci, for an insightful conversation about making an acquisition successful, what metrics should be used in order to determine an acquisition’s success, and what an early stage company should consider if M&A is part of their overall strategy. Hear Devorah’s take on how to build value from both sides of a deal and what her favorite stage of negotiation is.
6P - 7P ET | Happy Hour
Join us for post-virtual summit cocktails, a lively discussion about M&A war stories and lessons learned over the years. Hosted by Kison Patel, Rima Franklin, and all the guests, this happy hour will be one for the books. Be prepared to share your drink of choice and hear funny stories of acquisitions past.
DAY 2. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 2020
FOR M&A SCIENCE ACADEMY MEMBERS ONLY
10A - 11A ET | How to Build an M&A Communication Plan
DAVID OLSSON, PARTNER AT BEYOND THE DEAL
11A - 12P ET | Making the Most of your Employee Announcements
KLINT KENDRICK, DIRECTOR STRATEGIC TALENT INITIATIVES AT SC JOHNSON
1P - 2P ET | TBA: Valuation Pre and Post Deal Considerations for Corporate Development
4P - 5P ET | Integration Scar Tissue and the Plays that Healed Us
JOHN MORADA, HEAD OF THE M&A INTEGRATION MANAGEMENT OFFICE ELLIE MAE
AARON WHITING, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AND ACQUISITION INTEGRATION DIRECTOR AT INSIGHTSOFTWARE
5P - 6P ET | Turning Deal Thesis into integration objectives
CHRISTIAN VON BOGDANDY, PRACTICE DIRECTOR AT SLALOM
During this event you will learn about