Mergers and Acquisitions: Realizing the Value
Date: Monday, April 23, 2012
Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center – Las Vegas
Expanding beyond the organic threshold requires acquiring other companies in order to increase economies of scale and scope. But mergers and acquisitions carry the added weight of introducing redundant systems that duplicate functionality. Nearly two-thirds of all mergers fail to capitalize on their potential synergy due to an inability to integrate or consolidate. In this session, learn how to overcome the value gap to take advantage of emergent synergies by aligning your transaction and transition efforts.
Learning Objectives: During this session, you will:
Objective 1: Learn the importance of focusing on business value in order to realize the value of an acquisition.
Objective 2: Discuss the pros and cons of different types of acquisition strategies.
Objective 3: Focus on common pitfalls of failed mergers and what you can do to make sure you avoid them.
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Helene has extensive entrepreneurial experience along with commercial software development experience. A well-known world leader and Subject Matter Expert on data, application, and process consolidation, Helene is credited with conceptualization and architecture of a pioneering software product for copying, filtering, merging, and changing data that has helped marquee organizations leverage the synergies of their existing software solutions.
Helene’s prior experience included executive level positions with Big 5 and technology companies including Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, and Oracle. She has a Masters degree from Harvard University and a Bachelors from the University of Michigan.