Deal-Making During a Pandemic
In a weak economy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can produce bountiful returns for shareholders — and cash-strapped target companies may be more motivated to find an exit.
That’s why dealmaking during the COVID-19 crisis may be sparser than usual but hardly dormant.
In fact, Berkshire Hathaway, Visa, Intuit, and Microsoft have all executed large deals in the teeth of the crisis.
But that doesn’t mean that due diligence, negotiations, and target valuations don’t require a slightly different tack.
The strategic imperative for acquisitions is strong, but buyers must pick their growth targets carefully.
Distressed targets may be attractively priced, but they may also be facing a sea changes in their target markets post-COVID.
To help executives lead their organizations to dealmaking success the CFO Live: M&A Leadership Forum will address:
1 PM - 1:05 PM ET
1:05 PM - 1:55 PM ET
What if in the workplace we had ruthlessly honest conversations and we actually said all of the “things”? If we had direct, respectful conversations filled with vulnerability and courage, imagine the real human moments we would have allowing people to be seen, heard, and included.
During this keynote presentation, Shayla King will take us through the realities of most organizations’ feedback cultures. Imagine the efficiency and profit that could come from running a business free of waste, ego, and a layer of distrust.
This impactful keynote presentation will address how to:
Shayla KingGlobal Director, M&A Integration & Executive CoachMolex
2 PM - 2:50 PM ET
The start of 2020 looked promising for global M&A, with stock markets rising to new highs and companies searching for more growth opportunities. Fast forward ten months and the world has changed dramatically, leaving deals in the dust. Global M&A continues spiraling on a downward trend, with companies pulling out of or delaying deals because of economic uncertainty.
Join this panel discussion to learn:
Rosylin JohnsonSenior Director, Mergers, Acquisitions, DivestituresMcKesson
James HarrisPrincipal, Corporate Development IntegrationGoogle
Margot MillerGlobal Legal Head of M&A, Treasury, & AntitrustAnheuser-Busch InBev
Mark CantyDirector, Corporate StrategyAT&T
2:55 PM - 3:25 PM ET
The overall M&A market suffered a sharp decline in activities during the COVID era, and cross border M&A technology deals were among the casualties amid a dramatic shift in intelligent properties law and the trade policy landscape. Despite that, the resilience of the technology sector, and a recent pick up in cross-border M&A activities, has brought foreign investor’s attention back to yield seeking mode in a challenging low interest rate environment
This session we will explore:
Terence Lo, CAIASenior Manager – FP&A and Finance OperationArgyle Group
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM ET
Businesses of every size, across every industry have been met with startling new challenges and vulnerabilities while the global pandemic rages on. Due to an influx in remote workers, the need for online technologies has surged, creating a strong prioritization of technology investments for executives. Technology is a strong sector of M&A and businesses can leverage this opportunity to help accelerate financial recovery.
This session will explore:
Jon AdamsSenior Lead Product and Privacy CounselLinkedIn
4:20 PM - 4:25 PM ET
Field of Study: Finance
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 3
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Katherine Motlagh is the Chief Financial Officer for the EMEA and LATAM regions at American Tower Corporation, a leading global developer, owner and operator of telecommunications real estate headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. A financial executive with extensive experience in public accounting and financial leadership roles, Ms. Motlagh has a successful record in managing highly diverse organizations. Prior to joining American Tower, she served as Customer Unit/Delivery Unit CFO at Ericsson, and prior to that, as Divisional CFO/Senior Business Controller at Nokia. Ms. Motlagh also has held a variety of finance and accounting leadership roles at organizations such as Nextel Communications, AmerisourceBergen and Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). She is both a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant and has served on a non-profit Board for the IMA Europe.