Wednesday, February 27, 2013

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Global Market Entry Strategies – Europe, Asia and Beyond
Mary Kathleen Flynn, Editor in Chief, MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Andy Rice, Senior Vice President, THE JORDAN COMPANY
Christopher Butler, Partner, KIRKLAND & ELLIS
Sandra Reese, MCKINSEY & COMPANY

  • Learn why international expansion is mission-critical for U.S. companies and private equity investors in 2013 and beyond
  • How is the middle market company identifying opportunities overseas?
  • Identify the early phase activities that are essential to international M and A strategies
  • Understand the challenges that other companies and investors have faced when expanding internationally

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
“The Art of the Deal” Panel
Richard Kohn, Principal, GOLDBERG KOHN
Alister Bazaz, BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH
Michael Black, Partner, NORTON ROSE
Seth Jacobson, Partner, SKADDEN ARPS
Coley McMenamin, BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH
Chuck Brobst, BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH
Brian Wright, BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH

  • Explore the evolving process for how financial institutions evaluate and advise their buy-side clients on international financing in the Secured Leveraged Finance and ABL senior debt markets
  • Investigate the challenges created by the variety of rules and “norms” that are affecting international debt raising
  • Learn why it is critical to consider the many factors around financing early in the transaction assessment process
  • Spot the areas that can be big last minute surprises such as currency risk and managing expectations

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Optimizing Liquidity, Leverage and Operational Performance
Alister Bazaz, BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH
Michael Black, Partner, NORTON ROSE
Richard Kohn, Principal, GOLDBERG KOHN
Jim Brannick, Managing Principal, GLOBAL TREASURY SERVICES, LLC.
Dennis Sweeney, BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH
Sandra Reese, MCKINSEY & COMPANY

  • Explore how changes to a corporate organizational design can unlock liquidity, financing capacity and economic value
  • Be on the leading edge of strategic thinking around transforming international businesses for peerless success
  • Identify liquidity and capital structures that position the enterprise for future growth and operational excellence
  • Understand the process for leadership teams to embrace necessary change, develop plans, and execute transformation to enhance shareholder value

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM