Full Schedule


Tuesday, April 21

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 22

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Due Diligence Best Practices
Join Merrill Corporation’s Chief Marketing Officer for a fireside chat with a corporate client. They’ll discuss trends in due diligence, what they’re seeing in deal practices and due diligence time frames, and their experiences with due diligence best practices.

10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
Valuing Synergies and Dis-Synergies
How do you accurately valuate synergies within a potential deal? How do you quantify the negative impact of dis-synergies? These questions and more will be answered.

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Industry Roundtables Facilitated by Investment Banks 
Join some of the middle market’s leading investment banks for discussions on the most important trends and topics within your industry.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch
Join your fellow corporate development peers for an intimate networking lunch.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Case Studies of Challenging Deals from Seasoned Dealmakers
Hear stories from expert corporate dealmakers on some of their most challenging deals. Everything from diligence, to structuring and integration challenges will be covered in granular detail.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Using CRM Software for Deal Sourcing
This session will cover the ins and outs of leveraging CRM software to track competitors and source deals.

Check back soon as we add more information about speakers. Schedule subject to change.