a complimentary webinar by Merrill DataSite
Thursday, June 21, 2012, 2:00 PM, EDT
As the economic recovery limps along, the pressure for companies to capture growth increases. With $850bn on their balance sheets, corporate America has the resources, but seemingly, not the confidence. The ingredients for an M&A rebound seem otherwise to be in place.
In this slow-growth environment, where will strategic dealmakers be placing their bets? What types of acquisitions will companies be making in the near future? Will add-ons, minority stakes or the transformational deal take precedence? Will there be a global focus to their deals, and if so, which areas of the world seem to offer the most promise? Once deals are executed, what are the new integration challenges today's economic environment pose?
Questions will be posed by The Deal's Suzanne Miller with additional answers and insight provided by:
- Greg Psihas, Vice President, M&A of the Corporate Development Group, Applied Materials, Inc.
- Jason Hutchinson, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
- Bruce Bowden, SVP Corporate Development, Nuance Communications, Inc.