West LegalEdcenter To Hold Live M&A Forum

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 01:00

On Wednesday, November 9, West LegalEdcenter and the Daily Journal are sponsoring a Western M&A forum to bring together the leading players in the deal community.

It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Network Meeting Center at Techmart, 5201 Great American Parkway in Santa Clara.

The course covers five general topics: M&A Trends and Outlook for 2012 (what's expected in 2012, and what's driving the market?); Strategic Acquisitions Involving Public Companies (addressing regulatory intervention risks, trends in hostile and contested bids, tender offers vs. mergers, M&A litigation update); Private Company Acquisitions - Process, Issues and Strategy (valuation terms and trends, valuation tactics, employee retention/integration issues, termination rights for outsized risks); Social Media/Cloud/Mobile Spotlight (best talent=best products, M&A coming sooner in target's lifecycle, escalating value of stock due to IPO alternative and secondary market setting currency value, increase in deal competition); Unique Issues in Divestitures and International Deals (what's driving increases in divestitures?); and Pharma/Medical Products Spotlight (will M&A volume surge as timing of FDA approval becomes clearer?).

Among the faculty are Mike Brown, Twitter; David Healy, Fenwick & West; John McPhee, KPMG; Ely Razin, Thomson Reuters Accelus; and Mike Ringler, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati LLP.

For information see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To make a reservation, visit www.westlegaledcenter.com or call (800) 308-1700.