Host: Will Engelbrecht, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
M&A continues to serve as a critical enabler of growth and value. In today’s dynamic economy, converging landscape, and heightened pace of technological evolution, M&A can and should serve as the catalyst that enables companies to rethink key aspects of their business and operating model and to transform both to achieve greater value. We’ll discuss:
- The current state of the M&A transaction market.
- Opportunities to capture transformational value during a transaction.
- Transformation levers to deploy during a transaction and how to define success.
Meet the speakers
William (Will) is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and leads its Pre-Deal Advisory practice. He has more than 15 years of experience serving clients with a focus on creating value through M&A and assists clients across the deal lifecycle from strategy development to post-merger integration. Will serves both strategic and private equity clients on the buy and sell side across a variety of deal structures including foreign inbound, MOEs, LBOs, carve-out, and multinational transactions.
Raed is a principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and leads Strategy, Diligence, and Value Creation for Tech, Media, and Telecom. His professional career combines more than 20 years of advisory and direct industry experience. From strategy to execution, he brings breadth and depth of experience in advising senior executives and leaders across large, global technology and Fortune 100 organizations through large scale transformation, restructuring & margin expansion initiatives, and M&A transactions. Prior to Deloitte, he held key positions in engineering & design, research & development and product management. Raed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Saint Louis University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in New Product Development & High Tech Marketing from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Lally School of Management & Technology.
Brian is a partner in the International Tax & Transfer Pricing Services Practice in Deloitte US, where he serves as the global lead tax partner on some of Deloitte’s largest clients. He also serves as the Deloitte Global Tax & Legal Leader for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). He received his MS in Tax and his BBA in Accounting at Texas A&M University. His passion is client service and to support the success of his partners and his people which has led him to serve in a supporting role in Deloitte’s strategic clients programs. Some of Brian’s most recent roles included Global Business Change Storefront leader covering M&A, Post-Merger Integration and Value Chain Alignment, US Central Region managing partner for International Tax & Transfer Pricing Services and as the US National Operations leader for International Tax & Transfer Pricing. He also has over 23 years of experience advising US multinationals on cross-border financing arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, foreign tax credit utilization, local tax minimization and offshore treasury optimization. Brian has consistently been included as a leading tax professional in the Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers. In addition to his client service roles, Brian continues to support initiatives around inclusion, where he has increased the focus on the acquisition, development and retention of women and diverse talent. Brian also serves as the Advisory Lead University Partner for Texas A&M University where he is teaming with the administration, faculty and students to support the University’s success and Deloitte’s impact across its campus. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at Texas A&M University and Southern Methodist University and a regular presenter at Deloitte International Tax seminars and client conferences.