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8.50 am

Registration Log-In Opens


9.00 - 9.45 am

Corporate: Beyond the Pandemic, Growth-Driven Deals

Moderator:
Brett A. Hickey, Chief Executive Officer, Star Mountain Capital
Expert Panelists:
Vinod Lala, Chief Strategy Officer, Vonage
Nita Sanger, Director, Digital Advisory Practice, Cherry Bekaert LLP
Meredith Beuchaw, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

9.50 - 10.00 am

Comfort Break


10.00 - 10.45 am

Private Equity: Deal Source, Financing & Competition

Moderator:
R. Adam Smith
Expert Panelists:
Cameron Smith, Business Development Director, Private Equity, Cherry Bekaert LLP
Olamide “Lami” Ajibesin, CPA, Managing Director of Transaction Advisory Services, Anchin Accountants & Advisors
Ashley Kooyenga, Director of Business Development, McNally Capital, LLC
Kison Patel, CEO, DealRoom

10.45 - 11.00 am

Comfort Break


11.00 - 11.40 am

Year Ahead: Tech M&A

Moderator:
Mihir Jobalia, Senior Managing Director, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC
Expert Panelists:
Mike Firmage, Managing Director, Horizon Partners
Robert Koven, Managing Director, Leonis Partners
George M. Shea, Partner and Information Technology Team Leader, FOCUS Investment Banking, LLC

11.40 - 1.00 pm

Lunch Break


1.00 pm

Registration Log-In Opens


1.10 - 1.50 pm

Year Ahead: Consumer M&A

Moderator:
Bryan Graiff, Partner in Charge Transaction Advisory Services and Private Equity, Armanino LLP
Expert Panelists:

Amy Julian, Director – Strategy & Transformation, Armanino LLP
Jon Pratt, Managing Director, Kroll LLC
Hershel Gerson, Managing Director & Co-Head of Consumer Investment Banking, ROTH Capital Partners


2.00 - 2.40 pm

Year Ahead: Healthcare M&A

Moderator:
Samuel R. Maizel, Partner, Dentons LLP
Expert Panelists:
John W. Jones, Jr., Partner, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Eric A. Klein, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
Peter Chadwick, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Josh Moses, Managing Director, Vaquero Capital

2.40 - 3.00 pm

Comfort Break


3.00 pm

Virtual Ceremony

Americas Rising Dealmakers
4th Annual Networking Celebrations

Winners are officially announced and honored during the virtual networking recognition ceremony. As before, the nominee – winners must participate at the virtual celebrations. Benefits offered in the past remain the same – including we ship the personalized “Golden Rising Star” trophy post ceremony to the participants.

Registration gives access to 2-days of virtual forum, the “Golden Rising Star” winner trophy, licensing/editorial rights, and related promotional materials.

9.10 am

Registration Log-In Opens


9.15 – 10.00 am

Year Ahead: Latin America M&A

Moderator:
Pablo Coballasi, Managing Partner, PC Capital
Expert Panelists:
Fernando Marques Oliveira, Managing Director, Head of Brazil & Latin America, H.I.G. Capital
Ricardo Assumpção, Partner, Director, Vinci Partners
Maurizio Levi-Minzi, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

10.00 – 10.15 am

Comfort Break


10.20 – 11.00 am

SPAC Sponsors: Steps to Identify and Successfully Close Mergers

Moderator:
Mitchell Nussbaum, Vice Chairman; Co-Chair, Capital Markets & Corporate, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Expert Panelists:
Mark Solovy, Managing Director, Co-Head of Technology Finance Group, Monroe Capital
Mark Harms, Joint Managing Partner, Bespoke Capital Partners
Faquiry Diaz Cala, COO, LionHeart Capital

11.00 – 11.10 am

Comfort Break


11.10 – 11.50 am

ESG: Priorities & Getting Due Diligence Right

Moderator:
Jeremy Swan, Managing Principal, Financial Sponsors & Financial Services, CohnReznick
Expert Panelists:
Kim Leslie Shafer, Advisory Board Member, HBS Impact-Weighted Accounts
Adrian Fleming, Sr. Director of ESG, Diligent Corporation
Matthew H. Clark, Shareholder, Dentons LLP

11.50 – 2.30 pm

Lunch Break


2.30 pm

Registration Log-In Opens


2.30 pm

Virtual Ceremony

Americas M&A Atlas Awards
13th Annual Networking Celebrations

World’s most prestigious, independently governed awards honoring the best value- creating transactions, outstanding firms, professionals and leaders from the North and South Americas deal communities. Participate and celebrate confidently as before and be part of the long-standing tradition of excellence.

Winners are officially announced during the virtual ceremony celebrations again this year held. As before, the nominee must participate at the networking ceremony.

All the benefits offered in the past remain the same.

VIP Registration gives access to 2-days of virtual forum, the winner trophy, licensing/editorial rights, and related promotional materials.