Host: Larry Hitchcock, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Presenter: Sriram Prakash, director, Deloitte UK
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 a principal with the Merger & Acquisition Consultative Services practice with Deloitte Consulting LLP. He has more than 29 years of professional experience, including nearly 25 in the consulting profession serving clients in the consumer and industrial products industry. Larry has worked in a number of areas within M&A including large-scale restructuring, due diligence, merger planning, divestitures, and integration.
Sriram is the Global Lead for Disruptive M&A and leads a multidisciplinary proposition to advise clients on venture investment and M&A opportunities to capture innovation-led growth opportunities. He has advised clients on a range of complex issues covering growth & innovation strategy, M&A, corporate venturing and change management. He is UK relationship leader for Uber and his clients include Softbank, Ricoh, Bank of America, UBS and BT. He is also the Global Lead for M&A Insight and responsible for positioning Deloitte as a market leader for eminence and works closely with clients to drive insight-led deal opportunities. He has been featured in in publications such as Financial Times, WSJ, The Economist, BBC, NY Times and Atlantic Magazine. He is also a frequent media commentator on BBC, Bloomberg TV and CNBC.