Host: Ayesha Rafique, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Where do executives see deal flow going in 2022, and how are they transforming their businesses during a transaction? We’ll discuss:
- A recap of 2021 deal activity and dealmaker expectations going into 2022, including changes to their M&A strategies and offensive and defensive positions they are considering
- Alternative strategies to traditional M&A transactions, including a spike in divestiture activity, and more transformational restructuring during a deal
- How data analytics continues to change the way M&A is conducted
Meet the host
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.
Meet the presenters
Mark is a Principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and leads Deloitte’s Future of M&A efforts. He is also the Insurance Industry leader for M&A Consultative Services and co-leads Deloitte’s efforts in the InsurTech ecosystem. Mark currently manages an internal incubator called Startup Deloitte. He has more than 30 years of broad financial services industry and consulting experience in the United States and internationally. Mark focuses on helping clients consider the opportunities with organic and inorganic growth, develop new business and venture models, and deliver value across the full M&A lifecycle from strategy through integration and divestiture.
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.
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.