What’s ahead in corporate dealmaking?

September 12, 2016

Find out at the upcoming Corporate Development Conference

boardroomSo far, 2016 has proved to be a year for big deals. This year’s deals have made clear that corporations are on the hunt for growth and looking to M&A to accomplish their goals. The competitive landscape has only heightened the need for dealmakers to up their game when it comes to strategy, sourcing, execution and integration.

For the third year in a row, PwC and The Conference Board are hosting The Corporate Development Conference on October 6-7 in New York. A mix of panels, practitioner-led presentations and break-out sessions will explore the current deals landscape and outlook for the rest of 2016 and beyond. We’re optimistic that deals will continue to get done at a reasonable pace through the rest of the year across a variety of sectors. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the topics we’ll be discussing:

  • The State of the Deals Environment. 2016 has already proved to be a year of disruption. But dealmakers have continued to press forward to find growth and new opportunities with disruptive businesses. We’ve already seen a number of megadeals that are transforming industries and expect more to come. 
  • Bringing Science to the Deal. Advancements in data and analytics are transforming the way deals are done. With access to new technologies, analytical science, and an abundance of data, companies are changing the way they approach transactions. Today, they can move faster and enhance value with deeper intelligence.
  • The Evolution of Corporate Development Officers. CDOs have reinvented themselves. With deals taking on great importance, CDOs are a strategic driver of the corporate agenda and a critical part of the organization’s growth strategy. And that means they have to build the capability to be “deal ready” at all times.
  • Navigating Cross-Border Deals. Even the most seasoned dealmakers can be challenged by cross-border transactions. Everything from foreign currency headwinds to local labor laws and cultural differences can pose risks.

We’re looking forward to sharing our insights and hearing your perspectives on these and other factors facing the M&A market.

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit: http://bit.ly/2beGJEF. To receive a 35% discount, use promotional code PWC1 when registering.

Additionally, join us on October 5, for The Conference Board’s Digital Due Diligence for M&A Seminar. This seminar will help you examine a company’s digital and social media assets, systems and data, digital vendor commitments, security and privacy policies and compliance considerations. To receive a 35% discount, use promotional code PWC35 when registering.


Colin Wittmer

Deals Leader, PwC US Email

Curt Moldenhauer

Deals Solutions Leader, PwC US Tel: +1 (408) 817 5726 Email: curt.moldenhauer@pwc.com