Intralinks Virtual M&A Summit

June 16, 17 and 18

An interactive forum on the current and future state of M&A, featuring in-depth interviews with key executives and leading advisors

The Intralinks Virtual M&A Summit brings together today’s leading dealmakers for a three-day forum, moderated by Transaction Advisors publisher William Jefferson Black. Join us for crucial insights on the M&A strategies and techniques that are being employed in this complex environment – all from the comfort of your workspace.

Browse the calendar below and sign up for as many presentations as you like. Note: you must register for each session individually. 

See you at the summit!

Questions:

MAsummit@intralinks.com

Tuesday,
June 16


New deal challenges and opportunities in volatile times

11:00 AM EDT 

How dealmakers are navigating the current volatility and uncertainty.

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Guest Interview:
Branislav Svec Head of Global Consumer M&A at American Express

1:00 PM EDT 

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Optimal deal teams 

3:00 PM EDT 

What does the modern deal team look like – assembled to address a range of new considerations?

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AI and data analytics

4:00 PM EDT 

Using artificial intelligence and data analytics in M&A to identify legal and operational risks and opportunities.

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Wednesday,
June 17


M&A strategies for savvy dealmakers

11:00 AM EDT 

Dealmakers often post better returns from deals done in weak economies.

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Guest Interview 
with Oscar Ledezma

1:00 PM EDT 

Insights on optimizing divestitures and joint ventures from the director of global corporate development and M&A at Clorox.

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Are your deals going to be abandoned?

3:00 PM EDT 

Can you see deals that are likely to fall apart? Can you head off failed deal pursuits? 

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Capital markets deconstructed  

4:00 PM EDT 

This session will explore positive and negative sentiment in the public equity and debt capital markets, while considering the capacity for dealmaking across a range of transactions.

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Thursday,
June 18


2020 vintage deal structures 

11:00 AM EDT 

Deal structures and strategies in the “new normal” M&A landscape.

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Guest Interview 
with Margot Miller 

1:00 PM EDT 

M&A insights from the head transactional and antitrust attorney at Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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Expertise + deal security = job security 

3:00 PM EDT 

Methods for managing information from signing through to closing.

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Using M&A to future-proof strategy 

4:00 PM EDT

This fun and interactive discussion will look at innovation and disruption with a leading M&A futurist.

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About the sessions


Tuesday, June 16



 
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New deal challenges and opportunities in volatile times 

panel discussion

11:00 AM EDT
45 minutes 

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Global volatility from destabilizing events like the COVID-19 pandemic presents meaningful challenges for M&A professionals. Economic headwinds and uncertainty, new protectionist investment controls, trade restrictions and tariffs, and even tweets, can inject uncertainty and obstacles during critical points in the deal process. How are savvy deal makers navigating this period?

Speakers:

  • Eileen Kamerick, Member of the Board of Directors at AIG Funds, Associated Banc-Corp, Legg-Mason Closed-End Mutual Funds, and Hochschild Mining 
  • Pat Tucker, Managing Director, Head of M&A and Activism - Abernathy MacGregor
  • Moderator: William Jefferson Black, Publisher - Transaction Advisors


 
Interview

Guest Interview:
Branislav Svec Head of Global Consumer M&A at American Express

1:00 PM EDT
45 minutes

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Branislav “Branko” Svec is Head of Consumer M&A at American Express, where he has completed more than 25 cross-enterprise deals, spanning 10 countries. Notable transactions include card portfolios (Costco, JetBlue, Hilton, Swisscard JV), investments (iZetttle, Warby Parker) and capability acquisitions (Resy, Cake, Pocket Concierge, LoungeBuddy).



 
Capital Markets

Optimal deal teams 

panel discussion

3:00 PM EDT 
45 minutes 

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This session from the Intralinks M&A Summit in New York looked at the modern deal team – assembled to address a range of new considerations from privacy regulations and data security to corruption and anti-bribery diligence, merger control and competition reviews, and other areas. The participants discussed the interplay between gender diversity and deal performance as measured by long-term shareholder value creation. 

Speakers:

  • Hugh Boston, Vice President, Corporate Finance and Corporate Development at Interpublic
  • Nichelle Maynard-Elliott, Board Member at Element Solutions 
  • Sarah Salomon, Principal, Global M&A Practice at Mercer
  • Alan Konevsky, Chief Legal Officer at tZERO


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AI and data analytics 

panel discussion

4:00 PM EDT 
45 minutes

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This discussion will explore the use of artificial intelligence and data analytics in M&A to identify both legal and operational risks and opportunities. 

Speakers:

  • Brian Hwang, Director - Corporate Development & Global Partnerships at Intralinks 
  • Conor Miller, Senior Vice President at Knowable 

Wednesday, June 17



 
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M&A strategies for savvy dealmakers 

panel discussion

11:00 AM EDT 
45 minutes 

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When economic downturns roil markets across the world, savvy deal makers stand to benefit. Rather than retreating to the sidelines, select acquirers are looking to reap significant returns from deals done in weak economies. This panel will discuss the techniques sophisticated M&A professionals are employing to pursue deals in 2020. 

Speakers: 

  • Chandradev Mehta, Director, Strategic Planning and Transactions at LyondellBasell
  • Julio Gomes, Leader of Enterprise Agility - IBM
  • Don Dawson, Managing Director - North American M&A Practice Lead at Accenture 
  • Moderator: Elizabeth Lim, Senior Market Intelligence Analyst, Intralinks 

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Interview

Keynote Interview with Oscar Ledezma

1:00 PM EDT 
45 minutes

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Oscar Ledezma is the Director of Global Corporate Development & M&A at The Clorox Company. He leads the company’s identification of potential targets, assessment of opportunities and risks, execution and integration planning for acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. His experience includes various finance and management roles in Latin America, Asia-Pacific, The Middle East and North America. 



 
Train leaving the station

Are your deals going to be abandoned? 

discussion

3:00 PM EDT 
30 minutes

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Bob Petrocchi, Co-Head of Business, SS&C Intralinks and William Jefferson Black, Publisher, Transaction Advisors discuss issues from a recent panel on avoiding abandoned acquisitions. 

Panelists:  

  • Sarah Arendsen, Senior Director, Corporate Development & Strategy, Kellogg Company
  • Hugo Dubovoy, Corporate Secretary and Chief M&A and Securities Counsel, Grainger
  • Jared Sine, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Match Group


 
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Capital markets deconstructed  

panel discussion

4:00 PM EDT 
45 minutes

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This session will explore positive and negative sentiment in the public equity and debt capital markets, while considering the capacity for dealmaking across a range of transactions.

Panelists:

  • Bob Horak, Managing Director – Co-Head of Debt Advisory Group at Lincoln International
  • Christie L. Corbett, Senior Managing Director - Corporate Finance, FTI Consulting
  • Gabriele Cambriglia, Executive Director - Investment Banking, JP Morgan 

Thursday, June 18



 
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2020 vintage deal structures 

panel discussion

11:00 AM EDT
45 minutes 

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Are there clever negotiation methods and ways to price and allocate risk in a market with poor visibility? Is the M&A profession underserved by traditional constructs for managing deal volatility (MAC clauses, break fees, force majeure, etc.)? Are these frameworks too rigid and ineffectual in a fast-changing political and economic environment? This discussion will explore these critical issues and offer specific guidance on deal structures and strategies.

Speakers:

  • Doug Jackson, Managing Director and Co-Head of U.S. M&A, Greenhill & Co.
  • Elizabeth M. Donley, Partner - Corporate Practice, Hogan Lovells
  • Moderator: Nora Hickey, Managing Director, Finance Information Group

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Interview

Interview with Margot Miller

1:00 PM EDT 
45 minutes

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Margot Miller is Global Legal Director, M&A at Anheuser-Busch InBev and the head transactional and antitrust lawyer with primary responsibility for supporting M&A, Antitrust & Competition, Treasury, Investor Relations, Communications and Solutions. She is also the primary internal legal counsel for Diversity & Inclusion.



 
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Expertise + deal security = job security 

discussion

3:00 PM EDT 
45 minutes

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Ken Bisconti, Co-Head of Business, SS&C Intralinks and William Jefferson Black, Publisher, Transaction Advisors share highlights from recent Intralinks lead discussions on deal security and information management best practices.

Panelists:

  • Shahzia Rahman, Governance and Securities Counsel Lead, Assistant Corporate Secretary, Square 
  • Didier Vandenbroeck, Director M&A Security, Salesforce
  • Connie Chen, Head of M&A Legal, Broadcom 
  • Stacy Frazier, Executive Counsel, Competition Law and Policy, GE

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Using M&A to future-proof strategy 
closing keynote

roundtable

4:00 PM EDT
45 minutes

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After spending 20 years as an investment banker and head of the TMT practice in Silicon Valley at BNP Paribas, Roger Spitz formed a think-tank to study innovation & disruption to help organizations interpret emerging signals and capitalize on change. 

Speakers:

  • Roger Spitz, Founder of Techistential (#technology #existential), the Foresight Strategy & Disruptive Futures Intelligence practice based in San Francisco