cross border deals and emerging markets

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2013 Corporate Development Leadership Forum

San Francisco, CA - Sep 26, 2013

Overview

Argyle Executive Forum is hosting the 2013 Corporate Development Leadership Forum. This meeting will bring together leading M&A, strategy and corporate development professionals to share their thoughts on key trends affecting their organizations. These trends include but not limited to: “Understanding when and how to divest successfully,” “The shift in focus towards the core business,” “Best practices for executing cross-border deals,” “Maintaining value throughout the integration process,” “Decision-making around investing skills/technology vs. companies,” and “How to structure and run a corporate development team.”

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Speakers

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JR Ahn

JR Ahn

Vice President, Corporate Development & Head of M&A

Hewlett-Packard

Ben Collins

Ben Collins

Director, Strategy & Product Marketing

IntraLinks

Kevin Cunningham

Kevin Cunningham

Chief Financial Officer

SunWize Technologies

Matt Ericksen

Matt Ericksen

Partner, Strategy and Transformation

IBM

Mike Foley

Mike Foley

Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Development

Electronic Arts

Villi Iltchev

Villi Iltchev

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Lifelock

Jake Kaldenbaugh

Jake Kaldenbaugh

Vice President Corporate Development

CA

Ken Kirschner

Ken Kirschner

U.S TMT Industry Leader, M&A Transaction Services

Deloitte

Erik Moreno

Erik Moreno

Senior Vice President Corporate Development

Fox Cable Networks

Keith Witek

Keith Witek

Corporate Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development

Advanced Micro Devices

Agenda

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8:00am - 8:45am
Breakfast
8:45am - 8:50am
Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
8:50am - 9:35am
"Finding the Right Deal in an Increasing Competitive M&A Environment"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

Best practices and lessons learned for identifying and sourcing the best deals in the marketplace Ensuring your processes and people are in place to identify the optimal opportunities for your organization
  • What has changed in the past 3 years?
  • Efficiently sifting through the large volume of potential opportunities to make sure deals do not slip through the cracks?
  • Identifying the “right deal” vs. settling for “a deal”
  • Taking an aggressive stance versus a reactive stance in deal making – how to make that transition happen.
  • What are the additional complexities of identifying opportunities in emerging markets?
  • Unique characteristics of cross border deals: due diligence requirements, the management of risk, timeliness and reputation
  • How are financial sponsors impacting the way in which you source and locate deals?
Moderator:Ben CollinsVice President Product Marketing, Corporate DevelopmentIntraLinksPanelists:Mike FoleySenior Vice President, Head of Corporate Development Electronic ArtsJake KaldenbaughVice President Corporate DevelopmentCAKeith WitekCorporate Vice President Strategy and Corporate DevelopmentAdvanced Micro Devices
9:40am - 10:00am
Thought Leadership Spotlight presented by Deloitte
Ken KirschnerU.S TMT Industry Leader, M&A Transaction ServicesDeloitte
10:00am - 10:20am
Coffee Break
10:20am - 10:25am
Introducing
"Best Practices: Avoiding Pitfalls on Divestitures and Carve-Outs" Panel Discussion:Matt EricksenPartner, Strategy and TransformationIBM
10:25am - 11:10am
"Best Practices: Avoiding Pitfalls on Divestitures and Carve-Outs"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

How does an organization determine when to divest
  • What are the internal thought and exploration processes?
  • How does an organization decide what to divest?
  • What are the strategic and financial objectives of a portfolio?
  • Best practices and lessons learned for executing a divestiture from start to finish
  • Securing the value post-divestiture
  • Determining the parameters of a carve-out:
  • What information is pertinent and needed for this to be successful?
  • Extrapolating key information from outside financials
  • Valuations: How do you find the common ground from the buyer and seller perspective?
Moderator:Kevin CunninghamChief Financial OfficerSunWize TechnologiesPanelists:JR AhnVice President, Corporate Development & Head of M&AHewlett-PackardVilli IltchevExecutive Vice President, Corporate DevelopmentLifelockErik MorenoSenior Vice President Corporate DevelopmentFox Cable Networks
11:10am - 11:15am
Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
*Please note, the agenda is subject to change.**Please note, this meeting is off the record.

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