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2019 Mergers and Acquisitions eConference

Contains material from Oct 2019 to Nov 2019

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UT Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute is 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:
9.75 | 1.00 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2020

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1. New Kids on the Block: State-of-the-Art New(ish) M&A Clauses That You Need to Know (Oct 2019)

Rita-Anne O'Neill, Samantha Hale Crispin, Robert R. Kibby, Robert B. Little, Michael G. O'Bryan

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Video (mp4) 62 mins
Audio (mp3) 62 mins
Slides (pdf) 31 pgs

SESSION 1 — 62 mins, credit 1.00

Session 1:

New Kids on the Block: State-of-the-Art New(ish) M&A Clauses That You Need to Know (Oct 2019)

In the always-evolving M&A market, it’s critical that counsel be up-to-speed on the latest deal provisions for buyers and sellers. Hear from seasoned practitioners on the key clauses that savvy dealmakers are including in their agreements to avoid pitfalls and give their clients the edge.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Rita-Anne O'Neill, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Samantha Hale Crispin, Baker Botts L.L.P. - Dallas, TX
Robert R. Kibby, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Robert B. Little, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Dallas, TX
Michael G. O'Bryan, Morrison & Foerster LLP - San Francisco, CA

2. Public Company Creep Update (Oct 2019)

Kimberly R. Spoerri, Scott B. Crofton, Jenny Hochenberg, Christina A. Tate

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Video (mp4) 41 mins
Audio (mp3) 40 mins
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 2 — 41 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Public Company Creep Update (Oct 2019)

Explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of latest concepts and developments from public target deals that bleed into private target M&A.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Kimberly R. Spoerri, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - New York, NY
Scott B. Crofton, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - New York, NY
Jenny Hochenberg, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP - New York, NY
Christina A. Tate, Winston & Strawn LLP - Dallas, TX

3. Digital Health M&A: A Survival Guide When the Worlds of Tech and Health Collide (Oct 2019)

Rick Jordan, Scott C. Craig, Joanna Lin, Craig Menden, Ridwan Obaray

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Video (mp4) 56 mins
Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 3 — 56 mins, credit 1.00

Session 3:

Digital Health M&A: A Survival Guide When the Worlds of Tech and Health Collide (Oct 2019)

dig·i·tal /dij´ĭ-t'l / health /helTH/ • The digitization of human beings spurred by the convergence of digital technologies and healthcare to create innovations in artificial intelligence, mobile health, health information technology, wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine, and personalized medicine. This panel will focus on practical need-to-know insights into structuring and executing deals in this brave new world with the potential to not only save lives but also dominate economies and transform societies.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Rick Jordan, Polsinelli PC - Dallas, TX
Scott C. Craig, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. - Austin, TX
Joanna Lin, McDermott Will & Emery - Dallas, TX
Craig Menden, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP - Palo Alto, CA
Ridwan Obaray, Perella Weinberg Partners - New York, NY

4. Conflict Transactions: Developments in Navigating Perilous Waters (Oct 2019)

Igor Kirman, Luke J. Bergstrom, Melissa A. DiVincenzo, Byron F. Egan, Kenneth P. Held

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Video (mp4) 57 mins
Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Paper (pdf) 40 pgs
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SESSION 4 — 57 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 4:

Conflict Transactions: Developments in Navigating Perilous Waters (Oct 2019)

Recent developments in navigating the actual and potential conflicts of interest that often surface in M&A transactions when dealing with significant stockholders, boards of directors, senior executives and investment bankers.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Igor Kirman, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - New York, NY
Luke J. Bergstrom, Latham & Watkins LLP - San Francisco, CA
Melissa A. DiVincenzo, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP - Wilmington, DE
Byron F. Egan, Jackson Walker LLP - Dallas, TX
Kenneth P. Held, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - Houston, TX

5. Dealmaker’s Guide to Interrupting Gender Bias (Oct 2019)

Samantha Horn, Isabella Wezdecki, Tamera M. Woodard

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 5 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 5:

Dealmaker’s Guide to Interrupting Gender Bias (Oct 2019)

A lively discussion to address real world situations in which many forms of bias disproportionately impact women in the dealmaking world, spanning from career advancement to team building and professional relationships. Discussions will include dynamic audience participation, candid “in the field” personal experience, and current scientific studies on bias in the workplace. The panel will also focus on identification of the manifestations of unconscious bias in the deal world and solutions-oriented strategies for women and men in M&A.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Samantha Horn, Stikeman Elliott LLP - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Isabella Wezdecki, Johnson & Johnson - New Brunswick, NJ
Tamera M. Woodard, AT&T - Dallas, TX

6. Not My First Rodeo: Key Issues, Provisions, and Processes for the Next Buyer’s Market (Oct 2019)

Elizabeth C. Brandon, Rick A. Lacher, Michael A. Saslaw, Paul J. Shim, Ann Williams

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Video (mp4) 51 mins
Audio (mp3) 50 mins

SESSION 6 — 51 mins, credit 0.75

Session 6:

Not My First Rodeo: Key Issues, Provisions, and Processes for the Next Buyer’s Market (Oct 2019)

What goes around comes around? Our panel of dealmakers, who've all experienced a business cycle (or two), will peer into the crystal ball to share their insights into M&A practices and provisions that we could expect if, as, and when we flip from a seller's market to a buyer's market.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Elizabeth C. Brandon, Reed Smith LLP - Dallas, TX
Rick A. Lacher, Houlihan Lokey - Dallas, TX
Michael A. Saslaw, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Dallas, TX
Paul J. Shim, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - New York, NY
Ann Williams, Practical Law - Houston, TX

7. ​Oil & Gas M&A in Today's Market: It's Complicated (Oct 2019)

J. Holt Foster III, Carla Tharp, Cliff W. Vrielink, Jeffrey A. Zlotky

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Video (mp4) 58 mins
Audio (mp3) 58 mins
Slides (pdf) 26 pgs

SESSION 7 — 58 mins, credit 1.00

Session 7:

​Oil & Gas M&A in Today's Market: It's Complicated (Oct 2019)

With volatile commodity prices and ever-tightening capital markets, the days of simple all-cash M&A deals in the Oil & Gas industry are dead. Industry players are getting creative (or desperate) in structuring deals when acquiring or selling interests. Joint ventures, preferred equity investments and more complexity is the flavor of the day. Our panel discusses how these trends affect specific provisions in purchase agreements, LLC agreements and other transaction documents.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

J. Holt Foster III, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX
Carla Tharp, Raymond James - Houston, TX
Cliff W. Vrielink, Sidley Austin LLP - Houston, TX
Jeffrey A. Zlotky, NGP Energy Capital Management, LLC - Irving, TX

8. More Mock Negotiation... Plus a Salute to the Strine Era in M&A (Nov 2019)

Richard E. Climan, Joel I. Greenberg

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Video (mp4) 34 mins
Audio (mp3) 34 mins
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 8 — 34 mins, credit 0.50

Session 8:

More Mock Negotiation... Plus a Salute to the Strine Era in M&A (Nov 2019)

The panelists will engage in an illustrative negotiation to shed light on one of the most contentious provisions in the definitive agreement for the acquisition of a privately held company – the closing condition addressing the buyer’s ability to walk away from an announced deal because of inaccurate representations by the seller. They will devote the remainder of their session to a discussion of the lessons M&A practitioners have learned from retiring Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine over the course of his two decades as a Delaware judge.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 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 Topics in Indemnification (Oct 2019)

Mark S. Solomon, Alain Dermarkar, William M. Monat, Jennifer T. Wisinski

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Video (mp4) 60 mins
Audio (mp3) 59 mins
Slides (pdf) 38 pgs

SESSION 9 — 60 mins, credit 1.00

Session 9:

Trending Topics in Indemnification (Oct 2019)

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 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Mark S. Solomon, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Dallas, TX
Alain Dermarkar, Jones Day - Dallas, TX
William M. Monat, Willis Towers Watson - Chicago, IL
Jennifer T. Wisinski, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX

10. Dealmaking Differences Between Strategic and Private Equity Players: A Deeper Dive Into Processes and Provisions (Nov 2019)

David Rex, Dawud Crooms, Jeremiah Gordon, Kirsten J. Jensen

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Video (mp4) 57 mins
Video (mp4) 57 mins
Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Slides (pdf) 20 pgs

SESSION 10 — 57 mins, credit 1.00

Session 10:

Dealmaking Differences Between Strategic and Private Equity Players: A Deeper Dive Into Processes and Provisions (Nov 2019)

A deeper dive into the differences in how strategic and private equity acquirers do deals, and how those differences play out in the processes pursued and provisions negotiated. The panelists will focus on how drafters can or should reflect those conceptual differences in illustrative definitive agreement provisions.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

David Rex, Prophet Equity - Southlake, TX
Dawud Crooms, 7-Eleven, Inc. - Dallas, TX
Jeremiah Gordon, CapitalG - Mountain View, CA
Kirsten J. Jensen, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP - Palo Alto, CA and Houston, TX

11. Revenge of the Sea Squirts: More Glenn West on Encrusted M&A Boilerplate (Nov 2019)

Glenn D. West

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Video (mp4) 54 mins
Audio (mp3) 54 mins
Slides (pdf) 25 pgs

SESSION 11 — 54 mins, credit 1.00

Session 11:

Revenge of the Sea Squirts: More Glenn West on Encrusted M&A Boilerplate (Nov 2019)

The need to understand and appropriately modify “standard” M&A boilerplate to fit your deal cannot be over emphasized. Glenn West builds on last year’s presentation and adds additional examples of the problems that unexamined/encrusted boilerplate can create in potentially undoing the specifically negotiated provisions of your deal.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Glenn D. West, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Dallas, TX