Host: Anna Lea Doyle, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Presenters: Iain Macmillan, partner, Deloitte LLP
Sriram Prakash, director, Deloitte LLP
Mark Purowitz, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
1.0 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge
An unprecedented $5 trillion worth of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) deals were announced in 2021, demonstrating M&A strategies are now firmly cemented as a fundamental part of the corporate arsenal.
The path to thrive: M&A strategies for a brave new world demonstrates the role M&A could play to help position for market leadership, building upon the well-established Charting New Horizons M&A framework. We’ll discuss:
- M&A market themes and navigating amid headwinds and tailwinds
- Ten key considerations to recalibrate your M&A strategies
- A new set of defensive and offensive M&A strategies
- Lessons for creating lasting value in adverse conditions
Meet the speakers
Anna Lea Doyle
Anna is the Global Consulting Mergers & Acquisitions Leader, and has over 10 years of global, cross broader M&A sales and delivery. Over 20 years she has integration and divestiture engagements ranging from $450M to $135B serving many Global Crown Jewel clients. Additionally, for the US M&A Offering, Anna leads the M&A / Restructuring Management Office Market Offering, as well as the Global Divestiture Leader.
Iain Macmillan is our Global Leader for all M&A Services across Deloitte and a member of our extended Global Executive. He is a partner in the UK firm where he also leads Deloitte North South Europe’s M&A proposition. Iain has extensive experience on complex UK and multinational transactions and has specialised in due diligence services for more than 25 years. Iain is our Senior Global Advisory Partner for Diageo having previously been Global Lead Client Service Partner and also leads the Global Financial Advisory relationships for a number of other major Corporate and Private Equity relationships. Iain is a qualified accountant and holds an MBA from Manchester Business School (Director’s List).
Sriram Prakash is a senior executive at Deloitte and has held leadership roles across M&A, strategy consulting and insight functions. He serves as the global leader for M&A Insights and Ideation and is responsible for shaping insight-led market responses and driving thought-provoking conversations with clients. Sriram is also the global leader for Disruptive M&A, a multi-disciplinary proposition to help clients pursue innovation-led growth through investments in assets that are disrupting their market. Sriram advises clients on high profile acquisitions in disruptions such as metaverse, SVOD, IoT, and climate-tech and is the client relationship leader for two high-growth global companies, the largest ride-sharing company in Europe and a major digital-health scale-up that recently got listed on the NYSE. He’s a highly experienced strategy consultant and has advised on transformation opportunities covering growth strategy, new business launch, market entry, innovation discipline, and operational excellence. Sriram is well recognised as a thought leader and has authored more than 30 thought leadership reports. His research on cash and corporate behaviour was launched at World Economic Forum and Davos, and briefings were given to UK Prime Minister’s CEO Council. He is a regular speaker at conferences such as Mobile World Congress and a frequent media commentator in outlets like Financial Times, WSJ, NY Times, CNBC, and Bloomberg.
Mark is a senior partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he leads Strategy & Transformation for its broad M&A practice, as well as Deloitte's work on the Future of M&A. He also globally co-leads the Insurance M&A practice, as well as Deloitte’s internal incubator called Startup Deloitte, designed to identify new business opportunities across the firm.