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2017 Mergers and Acquisitions eConference (Nov 2017)

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UT Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute has gained a reputation among deal lawyers, corporate development officers, investment bankers, private equity investors, hedge fund managers and other legal and financial practitioners as the leading private M&A conference of its kind in the United States for the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A.
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Total Credit Hours:
10.25 | 0.75 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2019

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$795  

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1. The Games People Play: Purchase Price Adjustments (Nov 2017)

Larry E. Glasgow, A. Vincent Biemans, Gregory S. Brow, Robert B. Little

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Video (mp4) 60 mins
Audio (mp3) 59 mins
Paper (pdf) 24 pgs
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 1 — 60 mins, credit 1.00

Session 1:

The Games People Play: Purchase Price Adjustments (Nov 2017)

A wide-ranging discussion of purchase price adjustments, viewed from the standpoints of the well-meaning draftspersons and accounting professionals, and also the folks who are left to clean up the mess when the parties disagree. The panel reviews recent developments in this area as well as current best practices ranging from drafting suggestions to resolving disputes.

Originally presented at: Oct 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Larry E. Glasgow, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Dallas, TX
A. Vincent Biemans, Berkeley Research Group, LLC - Dallas, TX
Gregory S. Brow, Dentons US LLP - Atlanta, GA
Robert B. Little, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Dallas, TX

2. Nuts and Bolts of Structuring and Executing Oil & Gas Deals in Today's Market (Nov 2017)

J. Holt Foster III, John Goodgame, Cliff W. Vrielink, James Wicklund, Jeffrey A. Zlotky

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Video (mp4) 59 mins
Audio (mp3) 58 mins
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 2 — 59 mins, credit 1.00

Session 2:

Nuts and Bolts of Structuring and Executing Oil & Gas Deals in Today's Market (Nov 2017)

Get an overview of the oil and gas M&A market from leading energy industry professionals. Be it E&P, midstream, or oilfield services, each energy industry segment has its own nuanced legal issues. This panel highlights the key industry-specific deal terms that every practitioner should know.

Originally presented at: Oct 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

J. Holt Foster III, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX
John Goodgame, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Houston, TX
Cliff W. Vrielink, Sidley Austin LLP - Houston, TX
James Wicklund, Credit Suisse - Dallas, TX
Jeffrey A. Zlotky, NGP Energy Capital Management, LLC - Irving, TX

3. Hot Topics in Private Equity M&A (Nov 2017)

Paul J. Shim, Adam Fliss, David C. Rex, Michael E. Rogers, Michael E. Weisser

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Video (mp4) 61 mins
Audio (mp3) 61 mins
Paper (pdf) 45 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 3 — 61 mins, credit 1.00

Session 3:

Hot Topics in Private Equity M&A (Nov 2017)

With a balanced focused on the upper as well as lower ends of the middle market, our panelists share the latest insights on what's-trending and what's-next in winning, negotiating, and executing private equity deals in a competitive market highlighted by increasing pool of nimble and cash-flush buyers, easy credit, rising secondary buyouts, and unpredictable tax reform. 

Originally presented at: Oct 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Paul J. Shim, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - New York, NY
Adam Fliss, TPG Capital - San Francisco, CA
David C. Rex, Prophet Equity LP - Southlake, TX
Michael E. Rogers, EY - New York, NY
Michael E. Weisser, Kirkland & Ellis LLP - New York, NY

4. How Artificial Intelligence Will Eat Your Lunch Transform The Way You Do Deals (Nov 2017)

Paul A. Leighton

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Video (mp4) 23 mins
Audio (mp3) 22 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 4 — 23 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

How Artificial Intelligence Will Eat Your Lunch Transform The Way You Do Deals (Nov 2017)

Learn about cutting-edge machine learning technology and best practices to help M&A lawyers increase deal speed, decrease risk, and improve deal results.

Originally presented at: Oct 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Paul A. Leighton, Kira Systems - Washington, DC

5. Carveouts: Not Exactly a Piece of Cake (Nov 2017)

Rita-Anne O'Neill, Samantha Hale Crispin, Kristina Sung Kepner, Jennifer C. Neill

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Video (mp4) 57 mins
Audio (mp3) 57 mins
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 5 — 57 mins, credit 1.00

Session 5:

Carveouts: Not Exactly a Piece of Cake (Nov 2017)

Featuring highlights from the upcoming Carveouts Deal Points Study from the ABA's Mergers and Acquisitions Committee (chaired by panel moderator, Rita-Anne O'Neill), hear about trends, key issues, and tips for being well-prepared while avoiding pitfalls on your way to becoming an expert carver.

Originally presented at: Oct 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Rita-Anne O'Neill, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Samantha Hale Crispin, Baker Botts L.L.P. - Dallas, TX
Kristina Sung Kepner, Johnson Controls International plc - Milwaukee, WI
Jennifer C. Neill, Grant Thornton LLP - Atlanta, GA

6. Update: Confidentiality Agreements, Term Sheets, and Other Preliminary Agreements (Nov 2017)

Christopher P. Rosa, Byron F. Egan, Rick A. Lacher

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Video (mp4) 43 mins
Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Paper (pdf) 45 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 6 — 43 mins, credit 0.75

Session 6:

Update: Confidentiality Agreements, Term Sheets, and Other Preliminary Agreements (Nov 2017)

In today's fast-paced, hotly-competitive market, getting off on the right foot increasingly means the difference between a Gold Medal dive or an unintended belly-flop. Explore the latest developments in confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, and other preliminary agreements that will help lock in your deal with maximum speed and leverage.

Originally presented at: Oct 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Christopher P. Rosa, Sabre Corporation - Southlake, TX
Byron F. Egan, Jackson Walker LLP - Dallas, TX
Rick A. Lacher, Houlihan Lokey - Dallas, TX

7. Special Considerations in Acquiring "Peter Pan" Companies (Nov 2017)

Scott B. Crofton, Kirsten J. Jensen, Michael G. O'Bryan

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Video (mp4) 55 mins
Audio (mp3) 54 mins
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 7 — 55 mins, credit 1.00

Session 7:

Special Considerations in Acquiring "Peter Pan" Companies (Nov 2017)

With thousands of employees and booming secondary trading, the target walks, talks, and quacks like a public company, but isn't. Analyze the challenges of acquiring or selling the hot startup that never, never wants to worry about grown up things (like analysts, activists, and SEC reporting). 

Originally presented at: Oct 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Scott B. Crofton, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - New York, NY
Kirsten J. Jensen, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP - Palo Alto, CA and Houston, TX
Michael G. O'Bryan, Morrison & Foerster LLP - San Francisco, CA

8. Negotiating the Private Company Deal: A Mock Negotiation of Today’s—and Tomorrow’s—Hot Issues (Nov 2017)

Richard E. Climan, Joel I. Greenberg

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Video (mp4) 79 mins
Audio (mp3) 79 mins
Slides (pdf) 25 pgs

SESSION 8 — 79 mins, credit 1.25

Session 8:

Negotiating the Private Company Deal: A Mock Negotiation of Today’s—and Tomorrow’s—Hot Issues (Nov 2017)

A mock negotiation highlighting key issues in private company deals, with a focus on findings from a newly released “Buyer Power Ratio” deal points study and their impact on negotiation dynamics in today's market.

Originally presented at: Oct 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Richard E. Climan, Hogan Lovells US LLP - Silicon Valley, CA
Joel I. Greenberg, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP - New York, NY

9. Trending Issues in Negotiation of Indemnification Provisions (Nov 2017)

Mark S. Solomon, Eric Martin, Mandy S. Price, Isabella Wezdecki, Andrew Zimmerman

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Video (mp4) 52 mins
Audio (mp3) 52 mins
Slides (pdf) 44 pgs

SESSION 9 — 52 mins, credit 0.75

Session 9:

Trending Issues in Negotiation of Indemnification Provisions (Nov 2017)

Risk allocation continues to be one of the most important and nuanced subjects in structuring private target M&A transactions. Review recent trends and developments in the indemnification arena and learn what practitioners need to know today and tomorrow.

Originally presented at: Oct 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Mark S. Solomon, Andrews Kurth LLP - Dallas, TX
Eric Martin, SRS Acquiom LLC - Denver, CO
Mandy S. Price, Barnes & Thornburg LLP - Dallas, TX
Isabella Wezdecki, Johnson & Johnson - New Brunswick, NJ
Andrew Zimmerman, Willis Towers Watson - New York, NY

10. Heading for the Exit: Pre-Sale Considerations to Maximize Seller Leverage (Nov 2017)

Jeff Jones, Robert R. Kibby, William B. Nelson, Rachel B. Proffitt

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Video (mp4) 56 mins
Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 10 — 56 mins, credit 1.00

Session 10:

Heading for the Exit: Pre-Sale Considerations to Maximize Seller Leverage (Nov 2017)

Recent examples of successful sales where having spent time and money in advance to mitigate potential buyer risks and costs helped ensure success, often at multiples of the up-front costs.

Originally presented at: Oct 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Jeff Jones, Blackhill Partners, LLC - Dallas, TX
Robert R. Kibby, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. - Dallas, TX
William B. Nelson, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX
Rachel B. Proffitt, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. - San Francisco, CA

11. Negotiating the Attorney-Client Privilege in M&A (Nov 2017)

Wilson Chu, Noelle M. Reed, Michael A. Saslaw, Clay B. Scheitzach

1.00 0.75 0.00 1.00 | 0.75 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 58 mins
Audio (mp3) 58 mins
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 11 — 58 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.75 ethics

Session 11:

Negotiating the Attorney-Client Privilege in M&A (Nov 2017)

Can everything you say (or email) be used against you in an M&A deal? I'm doing a deal, why should I even care about privileged communications? Who owns the privilege after closing? With an emphasis on the litigator's perspective, address these questions and more in analyzing key substantive and practical considerations in preserving and controlling the attorney-client privilege in M&A deals.

Originally presented at: Oct 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Wilson Chu, McDermott Will & Emery LLP - Dallas, TX
Noelle M. Reed, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - Houston, TX
Michael A. Saslaw, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Dallas, TX
Clay B. Scheitzach, Conduent, Inc. - Dallas, TX