The secrets to shortening the M&A integration process

16 May 2019
9:00 – 10:00 (CDT) | 16:00 – 17:00 (CET)
Webinar  -  On demand

Executing an acquisition integration plan is one of the most difficult assignments in the M&A lifecycle.

Every merger involves “negative synergies”, including departure of key talent, sales losses, incompatible systems, productivity declines, turf battles, and cultural friction. The key is limiting the costs and preparing for the unknown challenges that may arise.

The early stages of integration carry huge costs. A range of complex issues must be navigated to capture the synergies identified in due diligence. M&A, especially carve-outs, is truly a multidisciplinary undertaking. Critical back office and administrative services are easy to overlook during implementation, but attention must be paid, or costs and timelines could quickly go astray.

The experts from DLA Piper and TMF Group will share their experience working with large corporates during the integration process and the secrets to success.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. Register now to make sure you don’t miss it. 

Who Should Attend?

  • M&A Lawyers
  • Corporate Counsels
  • Partners
  • CFOs

Our speakers:

Elizabeth A. Andrews - Partner, DLA Piper
Elizabeth Andrews is a leader in the international corporate restructuring space. Her practice focuses on both external transactions, such as acquisitions, spin-offs and other divestitures as well as internal transactions, which are composed of post-acquisition integration work and legal entity rationalization projects. Working with large cross-border teams, Elizabeth designs and implements transactions that bring significant value to multinational corporations while minimizing disruption to their day-to-day operations. 

Patrick Begley - Director of Transaction Services, TMF Group
Patrick Begley is Sub-Regional Business Development Director for TMF Group Americas, based in New York, USA. Patrick has an extensive background in advising U.S. based multinationals as they expand to new markets globally, and supporting the back office across multiple jurisdictions. Before joining TMF Group, Patrick spent a significant part of his career assisting executive leadership in navigating the challenges of achieving operational readiness in the Americas, Asia Pacific and EMEA, and scaling the accounting, HR and legal functions to meet the needs of the global business. Patrick has particular expertise in advising multinationals through mergers, acquisitions and divestitures involving both strategics and Private Equity, and the nuances of organic expansion.

Larry Harding - President Consultancy Solutions, TMF Group 
Larry launched TMF Group’s Consultancy Solutions practice in 2017. His earlier career roles include Senior Audit Manager and M&A consultant at Ernst & Young; CFO at numerous high-tech companies; VP International Finance for CIENA Corporation; and Founder & CEO of High Street Partners, where in 2013 he was awarded EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the Maryland region. At CIENA, Larry was responsible for the HQ-based leadership of all Finance, HR and Legal requirements of 30+ overseas subsidiaries. Larry has a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a dual major in Finance & Accounting. He was certified as a CPA in 1987. 

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