22 Oct.

The future of M&A: Deal trends in a changing world

Strategic Mergers & Acquisitions

Thursday, 01:00 p.m.  ET | 1 hr
Credits offered: CPE Event language: English

Participants will see results of a recent Deloitte M&A survey and gain insights that can help inform their strategic M&A priorities.

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Key takeaways

Host: Ayesha Rafique, Partner, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory

1 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge

Uncertainty caused by COVID-19, as well as the current economic and political landscape, has created a volatile M&A environment in 2020. What do corporate and private equity dealmakers expect going forward? We’ll discuss:

  • How the pandemic and economic downturn have affected deal activity in 2020.
  • Dealmaker expectations going into 2021, including changes to their M&A strategies and offensive and defensive positions they are considering.
  • Doing deals virtually, financing options, and challenges dealmakers are facing.
  • Other timely topics as companies transition from respond to recover and thrive. 

Meet the speakers

Ayesha Rafique

Ayesha Rafique

Partner | M&A Transaction Services

Ayesha leads due diligence teams to advise some of Deloitte’s most significant private equity and strategic buyer clients on M&A transactions. She is currently a member of Deloitte's Board Council and the M&A Executive Committee. Ayesha focuses on the Consumer industry and she previously led Deloitte's US Advisory Practice for Consumer Products and Deloitte's National Retail, Wholesale and Distribution M&A Transaction Services practice. With over 25 years of experience with Deloitte, including over 17 years in the M&A Transaction Services group, Ayesha has advised Consumer clients on a wide variety of operational and financial due diligence issues related to M&A transactions, including accounting structuring, carve-outs, human capital, and systems and financial reporting. She has extensive experience in complex carve-out transactions advising both sellers and buyers, including assisting clients with the preparation of financial statements, pro forma financial information and other information included in regulatory filings.

Ira Kalish

Ira Kalish

Chief Global Economist, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Dr. Kalish is the Chief Global Economist of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. He is a specialist in global economic issues as well as the effects of economic, demographic, and social trends on the global business environment. He advises Deloitte clients as well as Deloitte’s leadership on economic issues and their impact on business strategy. In addition, he has given numerous presentations to corporations and trade organizations on topics related to the global economy. He is widely traveled and has given presentations in 47 countries on six continents. He has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Financial Times. Dr. Kalish holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vassar College and a PhD in international economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Mark Purowitz

Mark Purowitz

Principal | Deloitte Consulting LLP

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.

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Thursday, 22 Oct 2020 01:00 p.m. ET
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