The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
M&A Symposium Agenda
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Thursday, October 21
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Friday, October 22
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 Texas? 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
After lunch remarks by Melvin Spinks
President, ACEC Houston
President, CivilTech, a Woolpert Company
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Buyers Best Practices Panel
In this moderated panel, buyers discuss how they originate deals, analyze transactions, and integrate acquisitions successfully.
2:30 – 2:45 pm
2:45 – 3:45 pm
Sellers Best Practices Panel
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.
3:45 – 4:00 pm
4:00 – 4:55 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.
4:55 – 5:00 pm
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Closing Cocktail Reception
Continue deal-making and networking in the Rolls Royce Showroom located on the 3rd Floor of the Post Oak Hotel.
Your registration fee includes the welcome reception on October 21st, the full day of events and materials on October 22nd, as well as breakfast, lunch, and a post-conference cocktail reception.
Registration rates for industry vendors, consultants and advisors
Posted registration fees are exclusively for (a) principals and employees of A/E and environmental consulting firms and (b) principals and employees of private equity funds or family offices. Registration fees for industry vendors and consultants may be obtained by contacting our Events Director Corinne McCanse at [email protected].
"The MG Team always does a great job in bringing together leaders in the industry who have relevant and timely information to share as it relates to what is going on in the M&A space. They are always up to date on the latest trend and what is happening as it relates to transactions that are taking place."
Bill Sloan, VP Operations
Foresite Group, Inc.
"Kleinfelder has benefited by sending several of our executive team members to various regional symposiums. The knowledge gained and networking are extraordinary."
Jay Clare, Senior VP, Strategic Growth
Kleinfelder (ENR #46)
"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 #175)
"Great program and content on the State of the Industry regarding M&A's."
Joe Viscuso, Sr. VP, Director of Strategic Growth
Pennoni (ENR #91)
"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 #113)
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 #366)
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 #434)
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 #410)
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.