June 12-13, 2019 • Hotel Nikko • San Francisco, CA
M&A Symposium Agenda
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Wednesday, June 12
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 13
7:00 – 8:00 am
8:00 – 8:45 am
Overview of A/E M&A Trends
Learn what’s driving M&A activity today. What are buyers looking for? What’s motivating sellers? How is consolidation playing out in the West? What’s the outlook for M&A in the U.S?
8:45 – 9:30 am
Deal Pricing and Valuations
How are firm transactions being priced now? What are the trends in deal pricing multiples and where are valuations headed? How do valuations vary between different types and sizes?
9:30 – 9:50 am
9:50 am – 10:50 am
How are deals being structured in today’s market? Gain insight into deal structuring best practices and how to understand the tax implications of different deal structures.
10:50 – 11:00 am
11:00 am – Noon
From letter of intent to purchase and sale, learn how to close a deal like a pro, whether you’re a buyer or seller.
Noon – 1:15 pm
1:15 – 2:15 pm
In this moderated panel, buyers discuss how they originate deals, analyze transactions, and integrate acquisitions successfully.
2:15 – 2:30 pm
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Hear from sellers on what they learned through the firm sale process, what advice they have for potential sellers, what they would have done differently, and what life is like after the deal is done.
3:30 – 3:45 pm
3:45 – 4:45 pm
Integration Best Practices Panel
Integration is a blend of management science, art and hard work. Learn what it takes for a successful integration from industry professionals and experts.
4:45 – 5:00 pm
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Closing Cocktail Reception
Continue your deal-making and networking at the always-fun Morrissey Goodale post event cocktail reception.
EARLY BIRD PRICING
Through May 13 ……… $895
After May 13 ………. $1095
Your registration fee includes the welcome reception on June 12th, the full day of events and materials on June 13th, as well as breakfast, lunch, and a post-conference cocktail reception. Attendance is limited to 75 registrants.
"A very efficient way to catch up on national M&A trends in the A/E/C industry. I encourage anyone considering buying or selling a firm to spend a day with these experts."
Michael Davis, Sr. VP/Chief Strategy Officer
WGI (ENR #250)
"Great program and content on the State of the Industry regarding M&A's."
Joe Viscuso, Sr. VP, Director of Strategic Growth
Pennoni (ENR #78)
"As an active buyer, the information presented by the Morrissey Goodale staff was invaluable data I can use today. A very productive event."
Christopher Sherry, President
Merrick & Company (ENR #122), Greenwood Village, CO
“An unparalleled event with a perfect balance of education and networking. The insight from experienced A/E buyers, sellers and a well rounded range of M&A transaction experts was invaluable”
Joe Voss, Chief Financial Officer
Hastings + Chivetta Architects
"The Morrissey Goodale Western States Symposium was fantastic. The knowledge that was shared gave me a much better understanding of what the M&A process is - and some of the things to look out for along the way. I walked away a much more informed business owner."
Hollice Stone, President
Stone Security Engineering
Read What Past Attendees Have to Say
This symposium exceeded my expectations by not only including experts in the field of M&A, but by also including firms who shared all aspects of their merger or acquisition in panel sessions.Dawn Antonucci Dawn Antonucci, Vice President, Towill, Inc.I thought both the content of the seminar and the quality of the attendees was top-notch.John Kissinger President & CEO, GRAEF (ENR #405)
The Morrissey Goodale symposium was a thorough and detailed presentation into subject of M&A and the options available should an ownership transition be on the horizon. Time well spent from my perspective.Fraser Smith Principal and Co-founder, Mendenhall Smith Structural EngineersBest networking Event I have ever attended. All decision makers of the top firms in our industry.Jim Tull Chief Financial Officer, Crafton Tull (ENR #486)
I thoroughly enjoyed the symposium. It had just the right balance of presentations, panel discussions, and opportunities for networking. The hosts did an excellent job developing and delivering the program.Cortney Brand President/CEO, Leonard Rice EngineersThe symposium was a great opportunity for both the beginner and the veteran M&A professional in the A&E field to get updated on current trends, market activity and the specifics of the deal. I learned a lot.Dina Rochford Principal, Leighton (ENR #374)
ENGINEERING REGISTERED CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM
Earn 6.50 Professional Development Hours
Morrissey Goodale has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP. Certificates of Completion will be issued to all participants. Complaints regarding registered providers may be sent to RCEP at www.RCEP.net.