Why You Should Attend!



As we shift into 2017, there’s no doubt a year of unexpected change will impact the role of corporate divestiture, acquisition, and M&A executives, bringing a set of familiar and new challenges. With a fluctuating global economy, a changing domestic & global regulatory landscape, the election of a new president, AND even the possibility of Brexit, executives are tasked with adapting to the evolving deal making landscape while still achieving business goals.

Argyle Executive Forum, in partnership with S&P Capital IQ, is bringing together bring together strategy, corporate development, M&A and corporate divestitures professionals to discuss the ever-changing deal landscape in 2017 and how we, as leaders, can effectively approach these challenges in the New Year.

Topics to be discussed may include but are not limited to:

• Will 2017 see a decline in M&A deal activity?
• How will M&A be affected post-election?
• How are executives overcoming common pain points and integration challenges?
• The impact of global economic volatility on corporation’s M&A transactions
• Changing regulatory policies i.e. antitrust, competition

The "2017 Leadership in Corporate Divestitures & Acquisitions Lunch: M&A Activity in an Ever-Changing Landscape in New York" is proudly sponsored by:

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

Speaker
Michael Constantino III Senior Managing Director and Head of Corporate Strategy
Guggenheim Partners
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Speaker
Richard Peterson Senior Director
S&P Capital IQ
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Speaker
Gary Ross Senior Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions
Xylem
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Speaker
Pavle Sabic Director - Head of Market Development, Corporates Segment
S&P Global Market Intelligence
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  • 12:20pm – 12:35pm Arrival and Lunch
  • 12:35pm – 12:40pm Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 12:40pm – 12:45pm S&P Capital IQ Remarks
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    Pavle Sabic
    Director - Head of Market Development, Corporates Segment 
    S&P Global Market Intelligence

  • 12:45pm – 1:15pm Panel Discussion
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • 2017 is said to be a year of robust deal making, stronger than 2016. Do you agree? Why or why not?
    • What are the biggest changes you are anticipating in with regards to deal making in the New Year? 
      • How will deal making be affected with a new President in place?
      • What other factors are predominantly influencing the market?
      • Where will new opportunities be found and how they can best be capitalized on?
    • How is the changing domestic & global regulatory landscape affecting deal activity and valuations? 
    • How are current economic conditions affecting deal activity and valuations? 
      • How are valuations impacting how buyers finance deals?
      • Discuss the impact of tax cuts on deal making.
    • What are some best practices for sourcing, analyzing and executing deals? 
      • How do these practices differ between domestic vs. cross-border deals?
    • Are deal makers seeking new structures and partners for deal making? How is this affecting the deal making landscape?

    Moderator:

    Pavle Sabic
    Director - Head of Market Development, Corporates Segment 
    S&P Global Market Intelligence

    Panelists:

    Michael Constantino III
    Senior Managing Director and Head of Corporate Strategy
    Guggenheim Partners

    Richard Peterson
    Senior Director 
    S&P Capital IQ

    Gary Ross
    Senior Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions 
    Xylem

  • 1:15pm – 1:20pm Q&A and Discussion

Participation Requirements
 

This meeting convenes Senior Corporate Development Officers, as well as senior executives from select partnering organizations.  Participation is reserved for currently employed Members of Argyle Executive Forum that meet the following criteria:

  • VP level or higher executives, as well as select direct reports, responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, M&A and / or Divestitures from companies with at least $1b in annual revenue.
  • Heads of Strategy, Corporate Development, M&A and Divestitures, as well as select direct reports from companies with at least $100mm in annual revenue.

If you do not meet these requirements, and would like to discuss participation in this meeting, please contact: Jack Lundy at Jlundy@argyleforum.com

Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

Please note the below is the preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are part of the Argyle group when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $199 per night, taxes not included. 

Venue

The Fitzpatrick Grand Central


141 E. 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (800) 367-7701
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