Attractive M&A Targets - What Do Buyers Look For? 

Date: 1 June 2017 3:00 pm, Location: Online Webinar

Webinar Details

Date: 1 June 2017
Time: 15:00 IST (GMT+5:30)
Location: Online Webinar

Presenter: Philip Whitchelo, Vice President, Strategy & Product Marketing, Intralinks

Length: 45 minutes

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  • Can an analysis of financial measures, such as growth, size, profitability, leverage, liquidity and valuation provide insights into which companies are likely to become acquisition targets? 
  • How do these measures differ for private vs. public targets? 
  • And what is the relative importance of these measures in predicting the probability of a company becoming an acquisition target? 

This webinar, based on a 23-year study of 34,000 firms and 14,000 deals (including over 300 Indian firms) by Cass Business School and Intralinks, seeks to answer these questions, revealing how the financial characteristics of companies correlate with M&A activity in often unexpected ways. 

Host: Philip Whitchelo 
Philip is responsible for the product, sales and marketing strategy of Intralinks’ Strategic Financials business. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School, City, University of London. Prior to joining Intralinks in 2010, he worked for 17 years in M&A investment banking, corporate finance and management consulting. He began his career at Deloitte in London in the financial services practice and then worked at NatWest Markets Corporate Finance, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, in corporate development for a FTSE company, as well as founding an M&A consulting firm. Philip holds postgraduate degrees in Finance and Computer Science from the University of London.