M&A Science Holiday Virtual Summit

December 9th 2020 11:00 AM (ET)
45 mins

Hosts

Kison Patel
CEO and Founder of DealRoom

About the event

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!

Agenda

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


Key points

During this event you will learn about

  • corporate development strategies
  • integration planning
  • Agile M&A
  • negotiation tips
  • and more

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