With 2020 and the first quarter of 2021 behind them, mergers and acquisitions (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:
11 AM - 11:30 AM ET
What if in the workplace we actually said all of the “things”? If we had direct, respectful conversations filled with vulnerability and courage, imagine the wasteful projects we would cut, the new initiatives we would start, and the real human moments we would have allowing people to be seen, heard, and included.
During this keynote presentation, Shalya 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
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM ET
Ever since the advent of ERP systems, companies that made M&A deals have grappled with how best to bring together the financial data and processes from the disparate ERP systems. A key M&A goal of company executives is to attain an enterprise-wide view of detailed and trusted financial information without disrupting business operations. With the recent surge of M&A activity, this goal has become an urgent need.
Join this session to learn why it’s important to:
Steve DaltonSenior Director, Cloud ERP SolutionsOracle Corporation
12:10 PM - 12:55 PM ET
Technology continues to be the dominating sector for M&A activity, especially as the world continues to adapt to this digital-first environment. So, what does the rest of 2021 hold for organizations looking to acquire technology companies? Many factors come into play, including the new Biden administration and the continued Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
Join this interactive panel discussion, which will address:
Claudia GastSenior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate DevelopmentAM General LLC
Jon AdamsSenior Lead Product and Privacy CounselLinkedIn
Rosylin JohnsonSenior Director, Mergers, Acquisitions, DivestituresMcKesson
James HarrisPrincipal, Corporate Development IntegrationGoogle
Mark CantyDirector, Corporate StrategyAT&T
12:55 PM - 2:05 PM ET
2:05 PM - 2:35 PM ET
Technology is changing the way people engage with local businesses, including how people patronize restaurants, hire maintenance workers, schedule appointments, and pay for services. Covid-19 launched us into a virtual world with accelerated digital adoption, and this new landscape continues to evolve and consolidate while new entrants disrupt industry incumbents. So, how has M&A changed amidst these rapidly transformation workplace realities?
In this thought-provoking keynote, topics of discussion will include:
Chad RichardSenior Vice President, Corporate & Business Development Yelp
2:40 PM - 3:25 PM ET
Business executives recognize that tax has implications on essential aspects of deal cycle and matters to the ultimate success of the organization. On top of that, in recent years, tax has significantly evolved due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as well as COVID-19 pandemic. What should business executives consider when it comes to buy, sell or restructure the businesses?
In this Fireside Chat, topics of discussion will include:
Serene WangDirector, Mergers & Acquisitions Tax - Los Angeles Andersen
Brian O'ConnorDirector - San FranciscoAndersen