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


Lawyer Allan Goodman, Peter Ruby
Area Technology



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.

Allan Goodman, Partner, Goodmans LLP

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