M&A Dealmakers Forum


Available until May 23, 2022

Where This Wild M&A Market Is Headed Next

After Covid slammed the breaks on 2020 M&A activity, 2021 proved to be a blockbuster time for dealmaking. Vast caches of PE dry powder, historically low interest rates and the SPAC revolution fueled the fever — but with inflation on the rise, will it last? And how can you best take advantage? An expert on middle-market dealmaking will walk you through the outlook for the year ahead to help you make the most of this time. Gain strategies, tips and insights to help you navigate—and prosper—in this time of exceptional risk and opportunity.


  • Patrick McCurdy, Partner, McKinsey & Company

What Buyers Want: Lessons Learned from a Serial Dealmaker

Henry Schein, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, with operations or affiliates in 32 countries and territories and nearly 22,000 employees worldwide. The Company’s net sales reached $12.4 billion in 2021, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 12.5 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. In this Chief Executive exclusive, the executive who’s quarterbacked Henry Schein’s dealbook for decades opens his playbook to give you a glimpse of how they’ve pulled of this incredible string of successes. From sizing up opportunities to allocating capital to due diligence to integration, he’ll give you hard-won insights to make you and your team smarter and savvier to build maximum value with minimum disruption and risk.


  • Mark Mlotek, EVP, Chief Strategic Officer and Board Member, Henry Schein, Inc.

Art or Science? Veteran Dealmakers Share Their M&A Wisdom

Part art, part science, there are fundamental elements that drive successful M&A outcomes. We’ll sit down with a panel of seasoned executives who have sat on both sides of the deal to share their hard-earned lessons on deal negotiations and increasing bargaining powers, bridging the price expectation gap, the keys to post-deal integration success, getting both teams aligned (quickly) and more. Gain invaluable insights to help you develop, steward, and close deals that benefit everyone involved.


  • Amanda Duguay, Director of Finance, Zebra Technologies; Former CFO, Profitect
  • Jeff Kaczperski, President, Omega Plastics
  • Bryan Morris, Chief Financial Officer, Demandbase
  • Phil Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, Mega-Broadband Investments