Host: Larry Hitchcock, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Presenter: Sriram Prakash, director, Deloitte UK
1 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge
Powerful forces are prompting more stringent regulations and a heightened sense of economic patriotism globally. How could resulting scrutiny affect current and future M&A deals? We’ll discuss:
- ·An overview of factors driving continued M&A activity growth, including record acquirer cash reserves, increasing economic protectionism, and a growing urgency to complete deals before potential regulatory and tax law changes are enacted
- Expansion of regulatory risks and political pressures influencing current M&A activity
- Five practical actions that can help dealmakers get in front of new political and regulatory risks
Meet the speakers
Larry is Deloitte’s US Transportation sector leader and a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring practice. He has more than 29 years of professional experience, working in a number of areas within M&A including large-scale restructuring, due diligence, merger planning, divestitures, and integration. He regularly serves clients in the US and other major geographic markets across a variety of modes of transportation.
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.