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Ottawa Event:“The Role of the Board in M&A transactions: Creating Value and Minimizing Risk” on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 - Breakfast Event

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)

Ottawa Event:“The Role of the Board in M&A...

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The Role of the Board in M&A transactions: Creating Value and Minimizing Risk 80 Tickets May 27, 2019 CA$40.00 CA$2.39 CA$5.51

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 You’re invited to Women Get On Board's First Breakfast Event on Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

“The Role of the Board in M&A transactions: Creating Value and Minimizing Risk”

Proudly hosted by our National Strategic Partner, Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG

The role of the board in the M&A process is critical to ensure the transaction contributes to value creation for the company and the risk of failure is minimized. Whether the process begins with a friendly offer or a hostile ambush, the steps directors follow and their ultimate decision may be the biggest, most scrutinized action of their service. In the context of both public and private companies, we will explore the following board strategies for success:

  • Is the board M&A ready? Building a diverse board with varied roles, perspectives and experience.
  • Determining whether a special committee should be formed and whether or not external advice should be sought.
  • Ensuring the company has a rigorous M&A process and the right M&A leadership.
  • Reviewing the proposed deal in the context of the company’s strategic plan, and challenging the value creation potential of the transaction.
  • Maintaining objectivity and sensitivity to possible management bias — don’t fall in love with the deal.
  • Monitoring critical aspects of the due diligence process before approving the transaction.
  • Examining the post-merger integration plan in detail, and tracking performance against the plan.

 


 

Moderator - TBD

 

Panelist

Kim Butler CPA, CMA, ICD.D
Deputy Head Ericsson Service Assurance

With more than 25 years of executive financial and operational experience with Canadian and a multinational organization, Kim has demonstrated extensive accomplishments in areas of financial management, corporate financing, strategic planning, acquisitions, operations, and investor relations. In addition to her current position as Deputy Head Ericsson Service Assurance (through acquisition of CENX), she has served as CFO and interim CEO at both CENX and Benbria, an enterprise software company. In her role as SVP Finance and CFO at Bridgewater Systems, a global leader in mobile policy solutions, Kim led the company’s initial public offering in 2007, and delivered shareholder value with the successful sale of Bridgewater to Amdocs in 2011. Prior to Bridgewater, Kim held senior finance roles at Asea Brown Boveri, and Mitel Corporation.

Kim is a member of the Board and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee for Canada Health Infoway, member of Board and Audit Committee for Ottawa Hydro, a member of the Executive Committee of the Ottawa Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and Regional Ambassador for Women Get on Board. She has previously served as Board member and Chair of Finance Committee for the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, and past member of the Industry Advisory Committee for Entrepreneurship at Algonquin College in Ottawa.

 

 Panelist- TBD


 

Date:  

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Time:  

8:30 - 9:00 am - Breakfast and Networking
9:00 - 10:00 am - Panel discussion

Place:

Gowling WLG Office
160 Elgin Street, 26th floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 1C3 
613-233-1781
www.gowlingwlg.com 

 

Please RSVP or book your ticket by May 27th, 2019. 

 


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Women Get On Board is a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. We do this through an engaged community of women and men in Canada committed to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom.







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Gowling WLG Office
160 Elgin Street
26th floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3
Canada

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)


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