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

Choosing your next market for strategic growth
Live webcast date and time: November 21, 2014 1-2PM EST

Large multinational corporations (MNCs) have been competing from global platforms for some time. A newer dynamic is the growth of the Small MNC. Businesses which, just a few years back, were happy to compete in their “home” markets increasingly find that entry to new markets is not just a growth strategy, but actually necessary for their long-term survival. But how to access those markets without betting the house?. When is it the right time to expand to a new market? Where do we grow? How do we enter a new market? Who are the competitors? What risks do we face? These are common questions for any business looking to grow, and there's a way to approach market entry to ensure your company is best-positioned for success.

Topics include:

  • Global trends and the push for growing share in new markets
  • A framework to evaluate how and when to enter a new market(s)
  • The pros and cons of different market entry options
  • Common areas of opportunity and common mistakes that we see when companies expand into new markets

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PwC Deals Practice Year-end M&A Outlook for 2015 
Live webcast date and time: December 18, 2014 1-2PM EST

In the first half of 2014, 50% of deal value came from transformative deals, the highest since 2007. With ongoing strategic efforts by businesses to strengthen long-term growth prospects, this year has the potential to be the best year for M&A since the financial crisis. Join us to review the current state of the M&A market in the US, the trends impacting dealmaking, what we envision the deal market could look like in 2015, and key considerations for successfully executing your deal.

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Topics include:

  • What we've seen in dealmaking throughout 2014, 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 2015
  • M&A dynamics in key industry sectors
  • Global dealmaking dynamics affecting M&A in the US
 

PwC Deals Practice Initial Public Offerings: The Market, Non-GAAP Measures and Internal Controls
Live webcast date and time: January 21, 2014 1-2PM ET

Today’s IPO environment requires companies to stay on top of the latest updates and market conditions. Many companies are looking to support growth strategies, take advantage of new opportunities and proactively manage their capital structures. Accessing the capital markets in the form of a public offering – either through equity, debt or a spin off – requires a great deal of planning and preparation. It also requires effective communication with the investment community to get the right valuation at the time of your IPO.

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In this latest Deals Webcast Series on IPO's, we take a deeper dive into three topics for companies preparing for an IPO:

  1. Review current IPO market
  2. Use key performance indicators or non-GAAP measures to explain past performance and future expectations to help them shape the way they are viewed by the investment community
  3. Consider how internal controls, internal audit and other risks and governance functions affect them as they approach their IPO
 

Previous webcasts

Transaction Trends in Oil and Gas-Q3 Energy M&A Update: Recent trends and the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on M&A 
Original webcast: October 30, 2014

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Dealmaking in Mexico – Investing today to seize tomorrow’s opportunities
Original webcast: September 26, 2014

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Topics include:

  • The opportunities on the horizon in Mexico
  • The challenges US companies or PE firms will face doing business in Mexico in the next five to ten years
  • The challenges to be faced by Mexican companies looking to become more competitive in the global economy
  • Key considerations when investing in Mexico in the short term
 

Corporate divestitures: A focus on carve-out transactions
Original webcast: September 15, 2014

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Topics include:

  • The opportunities on the horizon in Mexico
  • The challenges US companies or PE firms will face doing business in Mexico in the next five to ten years
  • The challenges to be faced by Mexican companies looking to become more competitive in the global economy
  • Key considerations when investing in Mexico in the short term
 

Successful M&A Integration: Looking beyond the here and now
Original webcast: July 24, 2014

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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
 

Acquiring innovation: Strategic dealmaking for a competitive edge
Original webcast: June 25, 2014

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Topics include:

  • How is M&A in pursuit of innovation different? What are the unique requirements, opportunities and pitfalls?
  • How have tech sector companies successfully used M&A as a tactic to acquire innovation and sustain growth?
  • Where do we see other industry sectors using M&A as a tactic today to fill the innovation pipeline? What opportunities are around the corner?
  • Where do you begin? What are the key elements of the inorganic growth strategy? What does the deal team look like for acquiring innovation?
 

Initial Public Offerings: A Deeper Dive into the Technical Requirements of an IPO 
Original webcast: June 11, 2014

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Accessing the Capital Markets: Business Mergers & Acquisition
Original webcast: May 20, 2014

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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
 

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