The Annual Morrison & Foerster - PricewaterhouseCoopers Israel Global Corporate Finance Seminar

Coming Out of the Downturn - Choosing Paths to Liquidity in the Post Crisis Era


Financial Institutions + Financial Services and Israel

David Intercontinental Hotel
12 Kaufman Street
Tel Aviv, Israel


Alaina Maggio
(212) 336-4084

Seminar Agenda

Registration and Networking: 8:30am

Bruce Mann, Senior Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Avi Berger, Managing Partner, Kesselman & Kesselman, PwC Israel 

Overview of the M&A Environment in 2010
David Fass, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank, Head of Global Banking Europe of Deutsche Bank 
New Developments in the M&A Arena

  • What private equity investors look for in deciding whether to acquire a company?
    Scott Tobin, General Partner, Battery Ventures

  • What VC investors look for in deciding whether to invest in a company?
    Aaron Mankovski, Managing General Partner, Pitango Venture Capital

  • What a strategic acquirer looks for in making an acquisitions
    Asher Levy, Deputy CEO, Global Business, Orbotech

  • Current tax issues in M&A transactions - Acquisitions of US companies
    Doron Sadan, Tax Partner, PwC Israel

  • Accounting developments in M&A - Acquisitions of US companies
    Liat Enzel-Aviel, Partner & Transactions Services Leader, PwC Israel 

Coffee Break

Overview of the Financing Environment in 2010
Len Rosen, Managing Director, Barclays Capital, Chief Executive Officer ,Barclays Capital Israel  

Raising Funds in the Post Downturn Era

  • Preparation for the IPO process
    Joseph Magnas, Morrison & Foerster
  • The financing choices for a private company
    Dr. Yoav Avidor, CEO, Cheetah Medical 

The Choice between an IPO or Selling to a Strategic Buyer or Private Equity Buyer
Bruce Mann, Senior Partner, Morrison & Foerster 

Lunch: 1:30 pm 

Presentations will be conducted in English

    Topics to include:

    • Overview of the M&A environment in 2010 – An analysis of the economic conditions of 2010 and how those conditions affect the M&A environment

    • New developments in the M&A arena – A discussion regarding the factors that private equity, venture capital and strategic investors consider in making acquisition decisions

    • Overview of the financing environment in 2010 - Financial and market conditions of 2010 and how those conditions affect the M&A environment, as well as the environment for alternatives to M&A transactions, from a financial advisory and investment banking perspective

    • Raising funds in the post downturn era - The preparations that a company must make in connection with the IPO process followed by discussions regarding the financing choices for private companies; the IPO process from the perspective of an Israeli company; and choosing between an IPO and a sale to a strategic buyer or a private equity buyer

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