Deals webcast series and upcoming events

In today’s deal environment, value creation is a focus more important than ever with greater disparity in the competition for deals and the pace at which deals are completed. To help you understand risk and identify opportunities to capture value at the deal table and beyond, we invite you to join us for our ongoing webcast discussions about deal considerations. CPE credits are offered for live webcast participation. If you have questions about CPE credits, please visit our CPE FAQ page.

Upcoming webcasts and events

The Conference Board's Corporate Development Conference: Ensuring Unwavering Focus on Business Growth 
Event date: April 10-11, 2014

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In today’s fast paced environment, which is characterized by an uncertain economy, disruptive technologies, high speed of change, and great complexities of operating in global markets, the ability to adapt and anticipate growth opportunities is the key ingredient to competitive advantage. As such, the role of the corporate development executive is more important than ever, and is at the cornerstone of an organization’s strategic ability to maintain an agile enterprise that is open to new opportunities and challenges.

During the 2014 Corporate Development Conference we will explore the evolving role and complexities of corporate development teams and how these individuals are playing a more crucial role in shaping the business agenda that ever before. Topics that will be explored are:

  • The risks and opportunities of today’s global economic landscape and the ever changing role of the corporate development executive
  • Aligning deal strategy to corporate strategy from concept to execution
  • Ways to master the ability to adapt and anticipate growth opportunities, thereby harnessing the enterprise’s competitive advantage
  • Value creating strategies and latest trends in M&A, divestitures, joint ventures and alliances
 

Previous webcasts

Embracing Shareholder Activism: Strategy through Tactical Execution
Original webcast: March 31, 2014

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Topics include:

  • The rise of shareholder activism and what draws them into certain companies
  • Capability driven strategy and market communication
  • Strategic and proactive portfolio assessment mitigating activist shareholder risk and driving transformation
  • Tactical tools to increase visibility and optimize your portfolio
 

Africa: Doing successful deals in a new frontier
Original webcast: January 29, 2014

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Topics include:

  • The changes that have been occurring in Africa over the last few decades
  • Some of the opportunities that exist in Africa today
  • What we've seen in dealmaking in Africa in recent years
  • How deals are getting done
  • Diligence that needs to occur
 

PwC's Year-End M&A Outlook for 2014
Original webcast: December 16, 2013

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Topics include:

  • What we've seen in dealmaking throughout 2013, both with strategic buyers and private equity firms
  • Who have been the most active M&A participants
  • How access to capital, regulation and other macro factors are impacting M&A
  • What we think will drive M&A in 2014
  • M&A dynamics in key industry sectors
  • Global dealmaking dynamics affecting M&A in the US
 

Companies in distress: How to take control of business challenges
Original webcast: November 19, 2013

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Topics include:

  • The turnaround process
  • Financial alternatives
  • Key accounting considerations and ramifications
  • Valuation
 

Integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in deals and valuing their impact
Original webcast: October 22, 2013

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Topics include:

  • What is ESG?
  • How does ESG factor into the deal process?
  • What is the role of new stakeholders in IPO valuation and how can you be prepared to interact with them?
  • How does PE view ESG management?
 

Management incentives - Driving portfolio company performance in a changing private equity environment
Original webcast: August 21, 2013 1-2PM EST

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Topics include:

  • Results of the 2013 Private Equity Portfolio Company Stock Compensation Survey
  • Market competitive data
  • Insights on effective equity plan design
 

The future of healthcare benefits: Deal considerations in a post-health reform world 
Original webcast: June 25, 2013

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Topics include:

  • Latest developments in health reform
  • Implications on workforce and benefits strategies
  • Specific M&A considerations
 

Executing Divestitures in Today’s Environment: Critical Success Criteria 
Original webcast: June 18, 2013

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Topics include:

  • Key criteria to review at each stage of the divestiture transaction process
  • Critical attributes, from sourcing corporate and financial acquirers to managing the auction process to executing the divestiture
  • Key criteria dealmakers should adopt to enhance their chances of success
 

Creating opportunities from distress in a challenging power sector
Original webcast: May 23, 2013

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Topics include:

  • Current state of the power sector
  • Key considerations
  • Opportunities in the marketplace
 

Today's IPO environment: changing market conditions, new expectations for board members, and what you need to know about MLPs
Original webcast: April 25, 2013

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Topics include:

  • Current US IPO market activity and pipeline
  • Governance issues
  • The use of master limited partnerships
 

Why yesterday's seller is unprepared in today's changing divestiture market
Original webcast: March 26, 2013

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Topics include:

  • Market and activity trends
  • Significant changes in buyer expectations
  • Trends and new developments in data requirements
  • Focus areas that cannot be ignored
  • How to win in today's market
 

Current trends in insurance M&A webcast 
Original webcast: March 7, 2013

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Topics include:

  • How to structure deals in a difficult business environment;
  • Potential changes in the markets for deals; and
  • How M&A activity may be impacted in light of uncertainty about potential new tax regulations, regulatory oversight, changes in capital requirements and low interest rate environment.
 

Using non-traditional consideration to close the M&A value gap
Original webcast: February 19, 2013

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Topics include:

  • Deals trends
  • Bridging the value gap between buyer and seller
  • Contingent consideration
  • Put / call arrangements
 

Navigating the complexities of joint ventures and business alliances 
Original webcast: January 24, 2013

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Topics include:

  • Motives for JVs and the types of vehicles used
  • Complexities and challenges of JVs and business alliances
  • The path to success
  • Execution steps
 

PwC’s Year-End M&A Outlook for 2013
Original webcast: December 18, 2012

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Topics covered:

  • What we've seen in dealmaking throughout 2012, both with strategic buyers and private equity firms
  • Who have been the most active M&A participants
  • How access to capital, regulation and other macro factors are impacting M&A
  • What we think will drive M&A in 2013
  • M&A dynamics in key industry sectors
  • Global dealmaking dynamics affecting M&A in the UShy integrations are so critical in achieving deal success
 

Successful execution of your M&A integration
Original webcast: November 15, 2012

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Topics include:

  • Why integrations are so critical in achieving deal success
  • Pitfalls to watch out for during your integration process
  • Applying the seven fundamental tenets to a successful integration
 

Going public - when, where and how much?
Original webcast: October 23, 2012

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Topics include:

  • Current US IPO market activity and pipeline
  • Results from PwC's survey on the costs of going and being public
  • Key considerations when choosing an exchange
  • Preparation necessary to ensure IPO readiness and the transition to becoming a public company
 

Current trends in asset management mergers and acquisitions
Original webcast: October 8, 2012

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Topics include:

  • Recent trends in asset management M&A in the US, Europe, South America and Asia Pacific
  • Opportunities presented in some of the faster growing developing countries
 

Targeting the global emerging middle class with your M&A strategy
Original webcast: September 14, 2012

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Topics include:

  • The opportunity provided by the Global Emerging Middle
  • Strategies for targeting the Global Emerging Middle and growing profitability
  • Using M&A for your growth strategy around the Global Emerging Middle in key markets
 

Operational diligence considerations in deals
Original webcast: Jul. 24, 2012
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Topics include:

  • Why operational diligence is a deal changer
  • Top operational opportunities and red flags
  • Operational diligence best practices
 

Using valuation diligence to uncover deal “blind spots”.
Original webcast: May 29, 2012
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Topics include:

  • Recent trends and analysis of deal pricing vs. intrinsic value
  • Common deal pricing pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • How valuation diligence can help mitigate risks
 

IPOs in 2012: Executing a successful IPO in today’s market
Original webcast: Apr. 25, 2012
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Topics include:

  • Overview of the current IPO market, pipeline and recent activity
  • Regulatory, financial, organizational, people and technical issues facing companies contemplating an IPO
  • Impact of the JOBS Act
  • The preparation necessary to ensure IPO readiness
  • The transition and long term effects of becoming a public company