M&A in a Hybrid Work Environment
The global pandemic has brought many changes to the way we work and do business. The virtual meeting is now here to stay, and with it comes an established acceptance to negotiate and close deals digitally and remotely. The Gartner Group predicts that by 2024, in-person meetings will drop from 60% of enterprise meetings to 25%, largely due to remote work and changing workplace demographics. “As IT leaders prepare for a mix of meeting modalities, it will be critical that they ensure equitable collaboration and tool and resource access for all meeting participants, regardless of location,” said Christopher Trueman, principal research analyst at Gartner. “Cloud-based meeting solutions and content service platforms can support this through offerings or integrations with technologies including ultra-secure virtual data rooms, e-signature signature solutions, virtual whiteboards, rich chat features, and recording and transcription capabilities.”
While today’s hybrid and virtual M&A environment create challenges in completing deals, the digitization of the M&A process has significantly increased the speed, efficiency, security, and compliance aspects of dealmaking, whether across town or across continents.
This webinar will explore:
Challenges associated with completing M&A deals in the new hybrid environment
Opportunities to leverage technology to facilitate remote M&A and to maximize compliance and security
Global perspectives on closing cross-border M&A deals using "new tech" tools
“We have seen the cost efficiencies and speed of virtual M&A—and for those reasons, among others, I don’t think things will go back to the way they were,” said J. Neely, senior managing director and global M&A practice leader for Accenture. He noted several benefits of remote M&A dealmaking:
Gives capital markets executives the tools to progress through a myriad of discussions with ease and efficacy
Ensures all participants are equipped with the tools to navigate complex situations and to control the messages externally
Deals can progress quickly, helping parties navigate market volatility
Participants enjoy increased security, which builds confidence in the outcome of negotiations and goodwill to sustain ongoing relationships
In this webinar, moderator Jared Correia of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting leads a distinguished panel of experts to discuss the international M&A environment and the challenges and opportunities in deal closing. The webinar speaks to fund managers, general counsel, and investment bankers.
Founder & CEO, Red Cave Law Firm Consulting
Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business management consulting and technology services for solo and small law firms. Red Cave also works with legal institutions and legal-facing corporations to develop programming and content. A former practicing attorney, Jared has been advising lawyers and law firms for over a decade. He is a regular presenter at local, regional and national events, including ABA TECHSHOW. He regularly contributes to legal publications, including his column, ‘Managing,’ for Attorney at Work, and his ‘Law Practice Confidential’ advice column for Lawyerist. Jared is the author of the American Bar Association publication ‘Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers’. He is the host of the Legal Toolkit podcast on Legal Talk Network. Jared also teaches for Concord Law School, Suffolk University Law School and Solo Practice University. He loves James Taylor, but respects Ron Swanson; and, he tries to sneak Rolos when no one is looking. Learn more.
Partner, Montgomery Pacific
Karen brings a breadth and depth of legal and business experience rarely found in a boutique practice. A seasoned corporate and securities lawyer, Karen has extensive international transactional experience, both in-bound and out-bound, in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Representing U.S. and overseas start-up and emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, and venture capital investors, Karen provides expertise in wide range of transactions across a variety of industries. She specializes in corporate formations, angel, seed and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions, including intellectual property licensing. She also serves as outside general counsel to a broad range of companies. Learn more.
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Steve is a senior director in Norton Rose Fulbright's banking and finance team, and is also the Financial Institutions headlight leader (South Africa) and Regional Head of Knowledge (South Africa). Steve specializes in trade and cross-border commodity finance, leveraged debt restructures, acquisitions and leveraged finance, sales and purchase of receivables, pre-export finance, borrowing base facilities and preference share funding. In the context of a leveraged debt restructure Steve has an excellent working knowledge of the South African business rescue and insolvency provisions, the companies act, and the interrelationship between the senior debt, the mezzanine debt and the hedge providers under the inter-creditor arrangements. Learn more.
Principal, Global Capital Market
Shawn started his career by founding, scaling and successfully exiting a company in Beijing China. He then returned to the US to work with companies ranging from fast-growing Silicon Valley startups to established overseas public companies. He brings his international experience working with all stages and sectors of businesses to his role as Principal at Global Capital Markets, a premier middle market investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of his commitment to client successes. Learn more.
Ashley has expertise across all aspects of a cross-border transaction having spent over 15 years in a wide variety of FX industry roles in both Europe and North America. He saw a need within his extensive global investor network to simplify the way cross-border transactions were handled, and is often engaged to speak on foreign exchange strategies and the economy at networking and partner events. Learn more.