Livestream Event • October 22-23, 2020

M&A Symposium Agenda

(all times Eastern)

Day 1 – Thursday, October 22

Noon – 1:00 pm

Session 1: M&A Trends and Impacts
Mick Morrissey, Managing Principal, Morrissey Goodale

Learn how the A/E industry and M&A activity has changed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. How have buyers adjusted their strategies and tactics? How are sellers reacting? How is consolidation playing out across the US? What firms are in demand? What’s the outlook for 2020 and 2021?

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Break

1:15 – 2:15 pm

Session 2: Deal Valuations and Pricing
Nick Belitz, Principal, Morrissey Goodale

How have deal values been impacted by the crisis? Are we in a buyers market? How are buyers pricing deals now? What should sellers be prepared for? When will prices return to “normal”?

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Session 3: Buyers Assess the Market (Panel Discussion) 

In this moderated panel, representatives from some of the most active buyers discuss how they originate deals, analyze transactions, conduct due diligence and structure transactions successfully during the COVID crisis and the new normal. They share their perspectives on where the market is headed, and what sectors and regions they see as attractive.

3:30  – 3:45 pm

Break

3:45 – 4:30 pm

Session 4: Q&A with Experts and Panelists

The Symposium panelists and experts answer any questions that you might have that you did not hear addressed during the day.

Day 2 – Friday, October 23

Noon – 1:00 pm

Session 5: Deal Structuring
Dave Sullivan, Partner, DGC

How are deals being structured in today’s turbulent market? Gain insight into deal structuring best practices and how to understand the tax implications of different deal structures. How will the CARES act and PPP loans factor into deal structuring?

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Break

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Session 6: Deal Closing
George Christodoulo, Senior Partner, Lawson & Weitzen

The public health crisis and economic contraction have impacted how buyers present LOIs, conduct due diligence, finalize purchase and sale agreements and negotiate terms. Sellers need to know how landscape has changed and what they need to do to ensure they get the deal they need and are protected.

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Session 7: Integration in a Time of Social Distancing
(Panel Discussion) 

Integration during “normal” times is difficult. The remote working imperative and new in-the-field protocols have made integration significantly more challenging. How do you bring new firms into the fold when they are precluded from travelling and meeting their new teammates? How do you share best practices and culture when remaining socially distant? In this panel buyers share lessons learned about integration during a time of COVID.

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Break

3:45 – 4:30 pm

Session 8: Q&A with Experts and Panelists

The Symposium panelists and experts answer any questions that you might have that you did not hear addressed during the day.

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Fourth Quarter U.S. M&A Symposium:
October 22-23, 2020
DAY 1, DAY 2 or BOTH DAYS (LIVE)

Early bird rate (purchased before Sept. 22)

Day 1 or Day 2….. $300

Both Day 1 and Day 2…. $499

Purchased after September 22

Day 1 or Day 2….. $325

Both Day 1 and Day 2…. $549

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INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS (LIVE)

Select your sessions ….. $99 each

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RECORDED SESSIONS

Select your sessions (recorded) ……. $49 each
Recordings will be available after October 23

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"When Morrissey Goodale converted to a livestream event they modeled the adaptability and innovation that all of us AE firms need to follow in the 'new normal.'"

Jay Clare, SVP, Strategic Growth
Kleinfelder (ENR #63)

"The Morrissey Goodale Symposium's are always a great wealth of current pricing, legal and other trends in the industry. This symposium fully lived up to those expectations despite being done virtually."

Dan Huntington, Vice President, M&A Synergy Team
IMEG Corp (ENR #84)

"I found it extremely informative especially as it relates to the post Covid world we are now dealing with and how that will play a huge role in ongoing transactions."

Gary Elzweig, Principal
Universal Engineering Sciences (ENR #175)

"Well done, nicely done webinar with up to date pertinent information in a changing environment."

Mike Scipione, CEO
Weston & Sampson (ENR #131)