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Goodmans Presents: Key Issues for Technology M&A - How to Ensure a Successful Match

February-17-2016

Lawyer Allan Goodman, Peter Ruby
Area Technology

Details

Schedule:

7:30 - 8:00 am - Networking & Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 am - Program

Canada’s technology industry is booming, and M&A activity in the sector is rapidly heating up. Tech M&A features many unique issues, challenges and dynamics that are critical to consider and address in order to get the deal done.

Fresh off the high-profile US$575 million acquisition of PlentyofFish by Match Group, Lance Barton, a key architect of that transaction for Match Group, and other industry experts will join us to discuss what you need to know at all stages of tech M&A deals.

The panel will provide practical insights into some of the key business, financial and legal issues specific to M&A in the technology sector, including:

  • Opportunities:
    • identifying tech M&A opportunities
    • valuation metrics in the tech universe
  • Risks:
    • identifying unique risks in the tech space – IP, security, privacy, competition
    • dealing with the risks: diligence, insurance, valuation
  • Execution:
    • tech transaction deal structure considerations

This program will be of interest to both legal and business professionals alike.

Moderator:
Allan Goodman, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Panellists:
Lance Barton, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Match Group
Miguel Amaral, Partner, Collins Barrow
Peter Ruby, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Registration Closed

Members of the Ontario Bar:
This session is eligible toward the substantive hours required under the LSUC annual CPD requirement