M&A Leadership Forum 2021 May - Outlook of M&A in 2021 – Accelerating Deal Flows - Argyle Executive Forum Events


With 2020 and the first quarter of 2021 behind them, M&A professionals are optimistic about the future of deal-making. The impact Covid-19 has had on M&A continues to subside, and there are increased opportunities to close deals in this new year.

Although there is optimism and heightened activity, M&A still faces many obstacles including economic uncertainty, achieving favorable interest rates, buyer competition, and the availability of capital.

During continued times of uncertainty, acquisitions can help distressed companies pivot to grow revenue, and there is more willingness to make a deal.

Despite the pandemic, 2020 reported an overwhelming number of successful acquisitions including large mergers such as Slack and Salesforce at the end of the year. So, what does the rest of 2021 hold?

Join this interactive Argyle Digital M&A Leadership Forum, which will uncover:

  • Evaluating the enterprise software and cloud services buying landscape
  • Top sectors for deal-making including automotive, healthcare, and technology
  • Expanding digital capabilities and creating new business opportunities
  • Addressing challenges for deal flow and the quality of acquisition targets


We are proud to share with you the following Argyle Industry Influencers. Their contributions to Argyle help keep the programs we offer our membership current and relevant, so we can continue delivering you premiere experiences, content development, and membership engagement.

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.