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    • Avoiding Risk in CPA Firm Mergers
      Avoiding Risk in CPA Firm Mergers Joseph Tarasco and John Raspante Recorded: Jan 18 2017 7:00 pm UTC 64 mins
    • All mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involve some degree of risk—and carry no guarantees of fulfilling the intended goals and objectives of the transaction. However, using M&A as a growth, talent acquisition, and succession planning strategy is essential and a top priority at most firms.

      The right deal could take your firm to the next level of success provided that you take the proper precautions before and after consummating the transaction.

      This webinar will address avoiding M&A risks and focusing on maximizing the deal’s ROI.

      What we will discuss:
      •Balancing risk in M&A while maximizing ROI
      •Increase ROI and the chances of a successful transaction by assessing the level of risk and avoiding M&A deal traps.
      •Doing what it takes to avoid big risks and placing the emphasis on the deal’s ROI and strategic implications.
      •Determining the right M&A strategic goals and objectives that have the best potential of maximizing ROI and minimizing risk in the future.
      •Avoiding the risk of a terminated transaction after many months of discussions by planning and structuring the deal terms and identifying deal breakers and dissenting partners early in the negotiation stages.

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    • SW, WM & SC FSD: Mergers & Acquisitions in the NHS
      SW, WM & SC FSD: Mergers & Acquisitions in the NHS Catherine Skilton and Simon Wormald, both Directors from Deloitte’s NHS transactions team Recorded: Nov 27 2014 2:00 pm UTC 59 mins
    • This FREE webinar will cover Mergers & Acquisitions in the NHS, including development of the business case, the regulatory process, lessons learned from recent transactions and what this means for how finance staff should prepare. With the NHS 5 year forward view signalling support for “a small number of radical new care delivery options”, many of which may require a change in organisational form to deliver, it is vital to be prepared even if you are not currently directly involved in a transaction. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and understand more about M&A in the current context.

      We are delighted to announce that Catherine Skilton and Simon Wormald, both Directors from Deloitte’s NHS transactions team, will lead this session giving you a clear picture based on their experience of M&A in the NHS.

      This Webinar will be an hour long and will consist of the presentation followed by a question and answer session, which will allow you to pose your questions to the facilitators.

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    • Proceed With Caution: State and Local Tax Issues Affecting Mergers & Acquisition
      Proceed With Caution: State and Local Tax Issues Affecting Mergers & Acquisition George Kyroudis, Director – M&A Tax, Myron Vansickel, Director – State and Local Tax Recorded: Mar 6 2013 4:00 pm UTC 63 mins
    • Multistate businesses face increasing financial burdens and a web
      of conflicting rules and complex tax issues – not only because of
      the sheer number of taxing jurisdictions, but also because state
      and local tax rules are not consistent from one jurisdiction to another.
      This complexity is further magnified for a multijurisdictional business
      involved in a merger/acquisition transaction.

      Whether it’s an acquisition, disposition, spinoff, or reorganization, the
      implication of all relevant state and local tax laws must be accounted
      as early in the transaction process for either the acquirer or the target.
      Sloppy planning or insufficient consideration to state tax implications
      of such transactions could result in significant state and local tax
      consequences, including lost or severely reduced ability to: 1) attain
      tax efficiency; 2) utilize favorable tax attributes; or 3) qualify for tax
      exemptions. Companies considering any M&A transaction cannot
      afford to ignore the state tax opportunities and implications.

      After participating in this webinar, you should be able to:
      • Develop a due diligence plan to identify and evaluate tax risk
      and the potential tax impact of a M&A business transaction
      • Determine the unique issues in a transaction itself and transaction
      structuring to mitigate state and local tax consequences
      • Apply the best method to integrate the acquired business to ensure
      compliance with state and local laws after the transaction occurs
      • Describe the critical tax developments and issues governing
      state and local M&A transactions in the context of income tax,
      sales/use tax and other indirect taxation considerations

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    • Emerging Trends in Merger & Acquisition Disputes
      Emerging Trends in Merger & Acquisition Disputes Jim Smith, Jeff Litvak, Jeremy McGannon Recorded: Nov 7 2014 6:00 pm UTC 103 mins
    • The economy is progressively improving and M&A activity is beginning to show signs of improvement. The courts have focused on numerous challenges for valuation experts in M&A transactions. Some involve a failure to close a transaction, but many are over claims of fraud, misrepresentation or breach of warranties or covenants after a transaction has closed. In these types of disputes, the most important question is whether a party will be entitled to seek damages and, if so, the manner in which the damages are to be measured. After the dust settles, however, other questions arise, including: how did we get here and how can we prevent this in the future?

      The session will provide insight into emerging trends in mergers and acquisitions following the economic downturn as well as observations and insights into the types of disputes that have emerged in this economy. In this context, the session will provide background on the legal and transactional issues that must be considered during negotiations, drafting of the transactional documents, closing and beyond and an overview of the various legal, accounting, and valuation aspects of disputes over misrepresentations, breaches, earnouts and post-closing adjustments

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    • China Region Reverse Mergers:  Regulation, Audit and Enforcement
      China Region Reverse Mergers: Regulation, Audit and Enforcement Charles Clark, Marty Wilczynski, Jay Frankl Recorded: Apr 12 2011 5:00 pm UTC 66 mins
    • Reverse merger, or “backdoor registration” transactions, have long been a vehicle for private entities to access the equity markets. Recent, well-publicized concerns have drawn considerable attention to these reverse mergers, particularly with respect to abuses associated with certain transactions involving companies from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. A variety of cross-border accounting, disclosure, auditing, reliance and access issues are at the heart of the debate.
      Current and meaningful initiatives are being pursued in a collaborative way by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, NASDAQ and NYSE Amex to deal with these important subjects.

      Please join panelists Charles Clark, partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Marty Wilczynski and Jay Frankl, Senior Managing Directors – Forensic & Litigation at FTI Consulting, as they address these and other developments during a free, one-hour webcast.

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    • Recent Trends in Merger & Acquisition Disputes
      Recent Trends in Merger & Acquisition Disputes Daniel Delaney, Jeff Litvak, Nicole Wells Recorded: Feb 27 2013 6:00 pm UTC 98 mins
    • The recent downturn in the economy has been a factor in recent disputes arising from business acquisitions. Some involve a failure to close a transaction, but many are over claims of fraud, misrepresentation or breach of warranties or covenants after a transaction has closed. In these types of disputes, the most important question is whether a party will be entitled to seek damages and, if so, the manner in which the damages are to be measured. After the dust settles, however, other questions arise, including: how did we get here and how can we prevent this in the future?

      The session will provide insight into recent trends in mergers and acquisitions following the economic downturn as well as observations and insights into the types of disputes that have emerged in this economy. In this context, the session will provide background on the legal and transactional issues that must be considered during negotiations, drafting of the transactional documents, closing and beyond and an overview of the various legal, accounting, and valuation aspects of disputes over misrepresentations, breaches, earnouts and post-closing adjustments.

      Please join our panelists Daniel Delaney, Partner in Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP’s Commercial Litigation Group; and Jeff Litvak, Senior Managing Director, and Nicole Wells, Managing Director in FTI’s Forensic and Litigation Consulting Practice as they address these issues as well as your questions.

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    • China merger-control enforcement
      China merger-control enforcement Phil Taylor, China Law & Practice Recorded: Apr 29 2009 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    • It has been under a year since the PRC Anti-monopoly Law came into force, but its impact has already been felt worldwide, with key cases causing considerable debate. Speakers in this web-seminar will discuss:

      - the protection of legitimate expectations from businesses;
      - the impact of China's merger-control rules on transaction planning; and
      - China's rules on foreign-to-foreign mergers, as well as extra-jurisdictional enforcement.

      Speakers include: Marc Waha, partner of Norton Rose in Hong Kong; Simon Sorockyj, senior associate of Pinsent Masons in Hong Kong; Dr Zhan Hao, managing partner of Grandall Legal Group in Beijing.

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    • Emerging Trends in Merger & Acquisition Disputes
      Emerging Trends in Merger & Acquisition Disputes Jeff Litvak, Ken Mathieu, David Kotler Recorded: Oct 6 2011 5:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    • The economic climate of the past several years has triggered a surge in disputes arising from business acquisitions – particularly claims of fraud, misrepresentation or breach of warranties or covenants after a transaction has closed. In these types of disputes, an important question is whether a party will be entitled to recover damages and, if so, the manner in which such damages are to be measured. After the dust settles, however, companies and practitioners alike should consider means of preventing or mitigating the impact of post-closing disputes in the future.

      The panelists for this webcast from FTI Consulting, Inc. and Dechert LLP will canvas the current state of merger and acquisition litigation and damages theories, with a specific focus on post-closing risk management.

      The topics that will be covered include:
      --Caselaw developments regarding valuation methods, price-related disputes and working capital adjustments;
      --Damages theories;
      --Common approaches to deal valuation; and
      --Ways to minimize post acquisition disputes.

      The webcast will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the hosts.

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    • Causes and Economic Consequences of Merger & Acquisition Disputes
      Causes and Economic Consequences of Merger & Acquisition Disputes Michael Conway, Jacob Smith, Jeff Litvak, Nicole Wells Recorded: Jan 12 2010 7:00 pm UTC 112 mins
    • The downturn in the economy has been a factor in recent disputes arising from business acquisitions. Some involve a failure to close a transaction, but many are over claims of fraud, misrepresentation or breach of warranties or covenants after a transaction has closed. In these types of disputes, the most important question is whether a party will be entitled to seek damages and, if so, the manner in which the damages are to be measured. After the dust settles, however, other questions arise, including: how did we get here and how can we prevent this in the future?
      The session will provide a case study on the legal and transactional issues that must be considered during the course of an M&A transaction and an overview of the various legal, accounting, and valuation aspects of disputes over misrepresentations, breaches, earnouts and post-closing adjustments.

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    • Tech M&A Outlook 2016
      Tech M&A Outlook 2016 Brenon Daly Recorded: Feb 3 2016 6:00 pm UTC 62 mins
    • After a record-setting year in 2015, where will the tech M&A market go in 2016? What trends that pushed M&A spending to its highest level since the Internet Bubble burst will continue to drive deals and which ones will wind down? What other sectors are likely to see the most activity this year? And most importantly, what valuations will be handed out in deals over the coming year? Drawing on data and views from across 451 Research, the Tech M&A Outlook webinar maps many of the major developments in the IT landscape (IoT, Big Data, cloud computing) to how those influence corporate acquisition strategies. Join us for a look ahead to what we expect for tech M&A in 2016.

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