The State of M&A Amid Today's Economic Uncertainty

Wednesday, March 29 at 11:00 AM EST

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M&A thought leaders and market experts have characterized the state of M&A amid today's economic uncertainty as a mix of opportunities and challenges. There was record-breaking activity in 2021, but as 2022 ended, activity slowed down. While the pandemic and market volatility have caused some disruption to M&A activity, the expectation of stabilizing interest rates and demand for digital technology could drive a deal spike in certain sectors.

Moderator: Nick Perdikis, CEO at Devensoft


  • Greg Noble, CEO at Kovo HealthTech Corporation
  • Matt Person, Senior Director of Corporate Development at IDG
  • J. Neely, Senior Managing Director of Strategy, M&A, and Global Lead at Accenture
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What you will learn

  • Insights on indicators you should look for during your upcoming M&A activity.
  • What are the critical issues other M&A leaders are focusing on.
  • Industry sectors that will be worth watching
  • How you can prepare your organization as you move forward.

Discussion topics

  • Factors that played a role in the slowdown
  • What things were seen in Q1? What are the anticipated conditions for the rest of the year?
  • Interest rates – will this encourage M&A activity for companies?
  • Digital transformation – how has it impacted the technology sector?
  • Geopolitical uncertainty – are companies putting M&A on hold because of it?
  • Private Equity competition for corporate acquirers
  • Anticipated Market Conditions
  • Valuation Trends and the Impact
  • Availability of Capital
  • Divestitures – what role will they play in M&A?
  • What industries can we expect to see active?
  • Lessons learned in 2022 to keep in mind as we go forward.

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