Broadcast Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)
Broadcast Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Due diligence in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions does not only involve the financial aspects of the deal. Although often overlooked, information technology (IT) is also a critical part of the process. With industries’ growing implementation of various disruptive technologies such as analytics, artificial intelligence, and big data, IT due diligence has never been more relevant.
Prudent companies know this and take the role of IT in M&A seriously. They understand that any merger or acquisition plan should include a comprehensive technology due diligence strategy that would help them mitigate potential risks and ensure successful IT integration.
In this LIVE Webcast, M&A and technology strategists Clark Sandlin (Zyrka) and Kempten Schwab (STS Capital Partners) will provide an informative and helpful discussion on the increased importance of IT in every M&A transaction. Speakers will also give particular focus on the most common IT integration complexities and how organizations can respond to these challenges.
- The Increasing Role of IT in M&A
- IT Due Diligence: Recent Trends and Developments
- Addressing Common Challenges
- IT Due Diligence and Integration: Best Practices
- An Outlook
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Method of Presentation:
On-Demand Webcast (CLE)
General knowledge of cybersecurity
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Law Practice Management
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Clark Sandlin, President/CEO
Hailing from Texas, Clark Sandlin has 31 years of professional technology and business experience, the seeds of which were planted when his mother bought him a Commodore 64 in the early 80’s. Working his way from his first computer job as a Help Desk Analyst at the University of Memphis, Clark now owns Zyrka, which is a technology services company that caters to Private Equity Groups, Hedge Funds, and Family Offices. As a seasoned executive, Clark is known in the industry for maximizing operational excellence and delivering trusted advisory services. Most recently, Clark has been asked to provide several due diligence reports to portfolio companies assessing potential hidden costs cybersecurity gaps and ailing infrastructures.
Clark’s Culture Index work trait assessment has measured him as an “Enterpriser” in the Visionary category: “an assertive self-starter” who “spends their waking moments on future oriented thought” and “excels at accomplishing goals that begin conceptually at first.” Clark’s talents are in seeing the big picture of private equity deals due to his ability of grasping abstract concepts, ideas and possibilities.
Clark holds a degree from the University of Memphis, specializing in Professional and Technical Writing, as well as several professional certifications. He is based out of the Hartford building in downtown Dallas, Texas.
Kempten Schwab, Managing Director
STS Capital Partners
Kempten serves as a Managing Director for STS Capital in an instrumental role as both a strategist and an advisor. Kempten translated his prior experiences into leading global deal teams at STS, guiding clients through M&A in helping exit their private businesses through Selling to StrategicsTM.
An active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Kempten fulfilled the leadership ladder in the Louisiana Chapter and is now in Southern 7. He is an incoming Regional Officer for US Southeast and Caribbean.
Prior to STS, Kempten led a custom software development and professional service company; yielding to the development of commercialized & patentable technologies. Kempten drove numerous internal equity transactions; leveraging commercial finance and client agreements to secure funding and grow the company; ultimately, conducting a strategic liquidation transaction.
Date & Time:
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)
Who Should Attend:
- M&A Specialists
- Private Equity Professionals
- Chief Technology Officers
- Chief Financial Officers
- Chief Strategy Officers
- Chief Executive Officers
- Operations Directors/Managers
- Compliance Officers
- In-House Counsel
- Private Equity Groups
- Family Offices
- Oil & Gas Services
- Law Firms
- Medical Services
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