Chief Financial Officer

1 Day Meeting

2019 Leadership in Corporate Divestitures and Acquisitions:

New York, NY - Nov 20, 2019


Today’s marketplace is rife with opportunities for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, but challenges brought on by uncertain political, economic, and regulatory climates can complicate even the most routine transaction. Even after a deal is complete, organizations must face potential conflict from corporate governance differences and company culture clashes. The specter of activist investing and hostile takeovers further complicates modern deal-making. 

Argyle, in collaboration CFO Publishing and our CFO Advisory Board Influencers, has designed an agenda for the modern deal-maker in the M&A, finance, HR and legal fields so that you may walk away with actionable insights to close out transactions with strength. 

By attending this forum you will better understand: 

  • Predictions on how political, regulatory and economic conditions will impact deal activity in 2020 
  • How the skill set of the modern day deal-maker is continuing to evolve 
  • How to leverage technology to improve deal identification and execution 
  • Best success metrics for acquisitions 
  • How to analyze strategies and best practices for expediting the close process

Additionally, attendees of our Finance Channel Live Events Can Earn CPE Credits!

Participants of our live Finance Channel events have the opportunity to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits. CPE certificates will be awarded on a per request basis and according to NASBA standards.

Field of Study: Finance
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Prerequisite: None
Advanced Prep: None Needed
Delivery method: Group Live
Number of credits:  6
Refunds: Since there is no charge to attend this event, there are no refunds following registration


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Who Should Attend


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Desiree Castillejos

Desiree Castillejos

Chief Strategy Officer & VP of Corporate Development

Kimball Electronics

Nicolas Moiseeff

Nicolas Moiseeff

Senior Director, Global Head of Corporate M&A

Bunge Ltd.

Edward Richards

Edward Richards

Vice President, Corporate Business Development

Lubrizol Corp.

Siran Tanielyan

Siran Tanielyan

Vice President, Corporate Development, M&A



This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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Argyle Opening Remarks
Opening Keynote Presentation
Table Talks
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring S&P Global Market Intelligence
Networking Break
Panel Discussion: "Best Practices & Lessons Learned- Cross-Border Acquisitions and Divestitures"

Session topics include (but are not limited to):

  • How long has your company pursued cross-border M&A?
  • What are the most common roadblocks your organization encounters when enacting cross-border transactions? (governance-related, regulation-related, tax, etc)
  • How do new domestic regulations impact current and future M&A transactions?
  • How has the updated US Tax Code impacted your company’s transactions?
  • What are the more acquisition-friendly geographic areas where your company seeks opportunities (if any)?
  • What are the geographic areas your company is divesting from?
  • What are best practices you have developed in achieving synergy between the deal-making team(s) and post-acquisition integration team(s)?
  • How has your organization has developed for differing legal status for issues like gender pay gaps, energy usage, carbon emissions, etc. that may not be codified in the US, but are written into law elsewhere?
  • How has cross-border acquisition or divestiture helped your company’s strategic growth?
Networking Break
Panel Discussion: "Navigating the Modern Day Deal in Today's Changing Landscape"

Session topics include (but are not limited to):

  • What does the modern day dealmaker skillset look like?
  • Best practices for identifying, sourcing, analyzing and executing the best deals in the marketplace
  • How are you working to improve the processes involved in a modern day deal?
  • The impact of economic & political conditions on deal activity and valuations
    • Decision-making around investing skills/technology vs. companies
    • How are valuations impacting how buyers finance deals? 
  • What role do new technologies & data analytics play in the modern day deal?
    • What metrics are you using to determine the success of an acquisition?
    • How has analytics changed your approach to finding and executing transactions?
  • How do you develop insights from prior acquisitions to predict risk and returns on new acquisitions that are completely different? (new business, new delivery model, new customers, etc.)
  • What strategies is your organization utilizing to grow and expedite business after closing?

Roundtable Discussion
Keynote Presentation: "The Digital Deal"

What makes a digital M&A deal different from a traditional deal? As innovation becomes a critical factor in today’s competitive landscape, organizations are looking towards digital to expand their organizations. The digital deal requires a forward thinking approach when it comes to due diligence, financing, & merger integration. Join us as we uncover how to gain the most value from digital acquisitions.

Fireside Chat Session: "Partnering with HR to Drive Value and Culture through Transformative M&A"
Argyle Closing Remarks
Argyle Closing Reception


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Advisory Board

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