Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast
The State of the M&A and Private Equity Market
This program begins with our staple discussion on current trends and developments influencing deal activity and financing structures in 2018. Members of our distinguished panel will host a conversation about M&A landscape in the Southeast, highlighting sectors of growth and transactions worth watching.
Private Equity Round Table
In an ever-shifting political and regulatory environment, private equity firms are required, now more than ever, to be diligent in managing prospects against risks. This session will address exciting opportunities and emerging threats in private equity, as well as how new changes in tax reform and financial legislation may affect the PE environment.
Changing of the Guard: Discovering the Next Generation of M&A/PE Leaders
Some of the largest private equity firms in the country, such as Blackstone, KKR & Co, and the Carlyle Group, have undergone recent leadership change. Such change warrants questions around how the direction of the firm may be influenced by the differing generations stepping into prominent roles. This session explores how the influence of next generation leadership will affect firm strategy and future deals, as well as the potential impact on the broader middle market.
In Search of Skeletons: A Careful Consideration of Data Privacy and Security
Given the recent Facebook fiasco and the introduction of the General Data Protection Act, issues of data protection and security are top of mind. How can professionals effectively protect crucial components of a deal in an age of big data and ubiquitous hyperconnectivity? In this session, our panel of experts will discuss high-priority targets for cyber criminals, key actors or malicious players in the market, and best practices for proper data governance over the entire deal lifecycle.
Business as (Un)usual: Technology's Continued Impact in M&A
With the continued explosion of innovation across industries, it is difficult to ascertain what technologies will continue to make a true impact on M&A. Cryptocurrencies, to take only one example, rely so much on blockchain that the two seem nearly synonymous. Yet even if one has paid little attention to the cryptocurrency revolution, dealmakers everywhere should care about blockchain and its disruptive footprint across sectors. This session takes a look at the myriad of ways new or emerging technologies are impacting the deals environment. How, at a practical level, are leading firms leveraging new technology in their M&A practice? To what extent is target company investment in artificial intelligence, blockchain and other nascent technologies impacting potential deals? And what takeaways should M&A professionals keep in mind about the risks and opportunities associated with this latest wave of innovation?
Influencing the Deal: The Impact of Representation and warranties Insurance in the Current Market
According to a recent study, 29% of US deals now reference representation and warranties insurance (RWI) as part of the negotiation process—a remarkable development when considering overall market sentiment not two years prior. Building upon takeaways from last year’s program, this final session offers a comprehensive look at how RWI has fundamentally reshaped both the US middle market and contemporary deal structure throughout the region. Is RWI a welcome or worrisome harbinger of deals to come?
Closing Remarks & Rooftop Reception
201 17th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
We are hosting a guest room block at the nearby Twelve Atlantic Station Hotel. For guest rooms at the group rate of $209/night plus taxes, please contact the hotel directly and reference the “Thomson Reuters Southeastern M&A/Private Equity Forum” room block. The cut off date for guest room reservations is Friday, August 31, 2018. Rooms are subject to availability. For assistance with guest room reservations, please contact our Conference Planner, Meghan Landis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twelve Atlantic Station
361 17th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
Twelve Atlantic Station is located within convenient walking distance of the Nelson Mullins office.
Twelve Atlantic Station