Knowledge WORTH Sharing 

Choose from a variety of panel discussions developed by industry partners and facilitated by expert moderators.


Monday, April 20, 2020 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Data Analytics in the Diligence Process
Bluethorn 4

*Session description coming soon*

Sponsored by Grant Thornton + Intralinks

Proven Methods Beyond the Traditional Approach to Workforce Management in Deals
Bluethorn 5

*Session description coming soon*

Sponsored by PwC 

Discovering ESG Advantage: Using Sustainability Insights to Mitigate Risk and Uncover a Competitive Edge
Bluethorn 6

*Session description coming soon*

Sponsored by S&P Global


Monday, April 20, 2020 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Winning the Auction – How to Position Your Firm to be the Successful Bidder
Bluethorn 4

*Session description coming soon*

Sponsored by BKD + Dentons

After the Close: Hands-on Approaches to Portfolio Company Value Creation
Bluethorn 5

Private equity professionals might wish to take a long vacation after a transaction has closed. But really, the work is just beginning. Gone are the days where financial engineering is sufficient to consistently drive outpaced returns to investors. A hands-on approach to value creation for portfolio companies is more critical than ever if you want to differentiate in the competitive middle-market private equity landscape. In this panel session, you will learn from seasoned private equity professionals who take a very hands-on approach to value creation for their respective portfolios.

Example areas to be explored include:

  • Organic revenue growth strategies
  • Profit improvement initiatives
  • New tools in the toolbox (e.g., data analytics, digital market)

Speakers

Sponsored by Baker Tilly

When a Carve-out Crosses Borders: Capturing Value and Retaining Good People
Bluethorn 6

Carve-outs, especially on an international scale come with their own set of challenges. Buyers come up against roadblocks during the integration phase of a new deal, such as communicating to employees about the transition and onboarding employees in countries where the buyer does not have an established entity and isn’t registered to run payroll.

As part of this discussion learn about:

  • Three of the top challenges to acquiring (and keeping) talent in a carve-out
  • How to cut down complexity and notorious lag time
  • Managing a global team
  • Real-life stories of successful international carve-outs

Speakers

Sponsored by Globalization Partners


Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 p.m.
How To Avoid Common Integration Nightmares that Private Equity Firms Face in Cross-Border M&A
Bluethorn 6

*Session description coming soon*

Sponsored by Velocity Global

Check back soon for more information.