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Why Now?
Given today's low valuations, improving markets and significant cash on balance sheets, the M&A market is regaining momentum in 2012. This session will ensure IR practitioners are "communications ready" by helping them to plan strategically and execute effectively across a variety of M&A situations. The panel includes experienced professionals across a variety of M&A situations including hostile takeovers, corporate spinouts, going private and multibillion dollar transactions.
Actionable Takeaway Documents
  • Top 10 Do's and Don'ts in M&A Communications

Session Material
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Communicating the Deal: How IR Can Drive Success*
Mon - Jun, 4 | 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 6B (Convention Center Level 6)
Category: Communications

After a choppy 2011, confidence is returning to deal markets in 2012, with mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and divestitures on the upswing. Improving stock and credit markets, ample liquidity and cash-rich corporate balance sheets signal that all signs are positive. However, ineffective communications can derail a successful deal or tank a company's stock value.

Our seasoned panel of practitioners have navigated a diverse range of M&A situations -- from spinoffs and divestitures to hostile takeovers and multiples types of strategic purchases. They will cover the critical aspects of M&A communications -- including the merits of deal communication, management of different constituencies, consistent messaging across audiences, preparation for proxy votes, timelines, and much more. Drawing from their deep experience, our panelists will share practical advice, war stories and insights that can help you maintain the enterprise value of your company's transactions throughout the process.

Moderator/Lead Speaker:
Jim Buckley, Executive Vice President & Partner
Sharon Merrill Associates

John Chevalier, Director, Global Investor Relations
The Procter & Gamble Company

Andrew Kramer, Senior Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Development
Interactive Data Corporation

Brian McPeak, Vice President, External Affairs
Owens Corning

Kristy Nicholas, Director, Investor Relations
Expedia, Inc.
    Learning Objectives:
  • How to articulate the benefits of a pending or completed deal to a variety of audiences, including skeptical shareholders
  • How to adjust the communications strategy in specialized situations such as hostile takeovers, spinoffs, pressure from large shareholders or going private
  • How to communicate the merits of a merger prior to a shareholder proxy vote
* Draft description as of 7/3 1:32 pm, subject to change

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