11:10am - 11:55am 2021 M&A strategy challenges and deal drivers The opening discussion will look at the unique challenges associated with ..
acquisitions in 2021. The participants will consider strategic and tactical issues, methods for allocating capital, and deal drivers across the M&A landscape. 12:00pm - 12:55pm How private equity and strategic acquirers are competing for deal flow This lively session will provide perspective on the techniques that are commonly employed by strategic acquirers and private equity firms. 1:00pm - 1:55pm Using portfolio reviews to shape the M&A strategy This session will look at methods for reviewing financial performance and strategic operational value from past acquisitions to model optimal buy-side transactions and deal structures. Consideration will be given to M&A governance and deal-related performance metrics / KPIs. 2:00pm - 2:55pm M&A politics and policy considerations This session will provide guidance on the shifting regulatory and antitrust considerations that are impacting dealmakers around the world. 3:00pm - 3:55pm Using early stage investments to advance the M&A strategy This session will consider the use of corporate venture investments as an extension of an organization's M&A strategy, including perspective on the operational and governance considerations.