Final agenda for VCCircle M&A Summit; register now

More than 150 CEOs, dealmakers, M&A heads at corporate houses, private equity investors and entrepreneurs will attend the debut edition of VCCircle Mergers & Acquisitions Summit onNovember 4, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai.

The summit will provide an ideal setting for participants to understand the dynamics favouring the rise of M&As in India and how they can convert deals into a favourable vehicle for expansion. Participants will also explore the evolving trends and practices related to M&As in India.

If you haven't registered for the event so far, do so now as the seats are filling up fast.

Here is the final agenda and list of speakers.

8:30 am - 9:45 am

Tea, Networking & Registration

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Introductory Note

10:00 am - 10:50 am

Panel I: Is India a Hotbed for the Next Wave of M&A Transactions: Challenges & Merits of Cross Border M&A

Latest research reveals that M&A success rates have climbed creating substantial amount of shareholder value at any point in the economic cycle. How are M&A deals eyeing ways to turn piles of idling cash into profitable growth? Could these seasoned acquirers have been wrong? Does M&A success correlate with the movement of stock market, current ecosystem? Do less concentrated industries have higher chances of acquisition & profitability compared to more matured companies? Is it a myth that the bigger the deal, the bigger the return? How to ensure a successful integration to leverage distribution, production and technology capabilities? How has cross border evolved over time?

Rajiv Saxena - Head- Mergers & Acquisitions, Essar Group

Alpesh Dalal - Head M&A and Investor Relations, Lupin Limited

Kumar Shah - Head of Strategy and M&A, Micromax Informatics Ltd.

T N Giridhar - CEO India & Managing Director, Lincoln International

Vikram Nirula - Partner, India Value Fund Advisors Private Ltd

10:50am - 11:40 am

Panel II: Inbound M&A bucks the trend: Leaders to chase Global Buyers

Global economic headwinds has made Indian businesses attractive in disguise for inbound M&A transaction, as week Indian rupee - turned boon for M&A industry - favouring major inbound deals in the recent past. Is it a remarkable trend reversal in cross border deals? What are the latest trends for inbound M&A transactions? What are global buyers looking for, at what cost? Will due diligence concern & timelines impact negotiation process? Do cultural differences and aligned management styles pose challenges during post deal phase? How are these challenges being addressed in the benchmark deals?

Dr Mudit Saxena - COO, HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd

Vishal Laheri - Advisor - M&A, Reliance Capital

Daniel Brunelli Brondex - Country Head India, Fives Group

Sumit Khosla - Partner, UK & France, India desk in Europe, Accuracy (Moderator)

11:40 am to 12:10 pm

Tea & Networking

12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

Panel III: Private Equity & M&A: PE-financed M&A, Exit-driven M&A, Control Deals in India

How are Indian companies preparing for acquisitions after raising PE capital? What are the unique drivers in this segment? How critical is role of M&A for PE exits? How do you manoeuvre it? How do you compete with strategic investors who offer a greater premium? Will PE-backed control deals rise if the regulations are eased? Challenges of being in the driver seat in Indian companies. Opportunities & scope for leveraged buyouts/management buyouts: Are they on the rise and why?

Sameer Karulkar - Head - EquitAce Capital, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd

Bhavna Thakur - Head of Capital Markets and Exits, Everstone Group

Hetal Gandhi - MD, Tano Capital

D Muthukumaran - CEO Aditya Birla Private Equity

Imran Jafar - Partner, Gaja Capital

Vineetha MG - Partner, Samvad Partners (Moderator)

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Lunch & Networking

2:00 pm to 2:50 pm

Panel IV: Consolidation of Outbound M&A: India’s foray into global market

With the rising number of outbound deals, Indian Companies in the last decade have made a notable shift when it comes to outbound M & A, moving from IT and Pharma centric deals to consumer and energy space. With the changing demands of the consumer class in India and the growing need to find new sources of energy a lot of companies in this space have made efforts to look towards outbound acquisition and mergers. Given these emerging trends what are the other areas and sectors where Indian companies are showing interest. Why are the Indian companies looking to go global and what are the dynamics favouring this shift? How successful have these deals been and how do Indian companies organize themselves after such a deal? What are the necessary parameters and benchmarks for Indian companies planning set course for outbound mergers and acquisitions? What the does the future hold for Outbound M & A from India.

Vijay Paradkar - Vice President (Mergers & Acquisitions), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

Shreeram Iyer - Chairman & Group CEO, Prisma Global Ltd

Ramkumar Krishnamachari - CFO, Just Dial

Vivek Sehgal - Head M&A Sales, Intralinks India

Gaurav Gulati - Partner, Accuracy (Moderator)

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm

Tea & Networking

3:20 pm - 4:10 pm

Panel V: Which M&A Strategy is Best - One Big Deal or Several Smaller Ones?

Today’s economic environment creates temptations that even traditionally risk-averse companies find hard to resist. CFOs with access to cash reserves are unveiling huge capex plans for taking their assets to the next level. Are these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that should not be passed upon? Should CFOs steer their companies toward a more conservative growth strategy that calls for smaller, methodical acquisitions?

Abhishek Kumar - Head of Corporate Development (M&A), Snapdeal

Vikas Wadhawan - CFO,

Anil Khandelwal - CFO, Cox & Kings

Vinay Mittal - Chief Financial Strategist, Hindustan Times

Shivani Bhasin Sachdeva - MD, India Alternatives (Moderator)

4:10 pm onwards

VCCircle Unwind

This session will provide more networking time to entrepreneurs, investors and dealmakers over cocktails.

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