Sunday, 24 July 2011

One plus one can make three

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Contact Details Name : Marjory Salaam Company : TopCo Media Phone :021 441 2500 Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL : The Topco Media Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Conference 2008 once again brings together the most agile minds in business to discuss, debate and demonstrate the potential multiplier effects of M&A on business. The conference will take place on the 11th and 12th of June at The Forum, Bryanston in Johannesburg. Conference speakers will examine the forces that drive companies to buy or merge with others, or to split-off or sell parts of their own businesses.
“When two companies, both successful in their own right, join forces, the results can be phenomenal. That’s the central equation behind any positively orchestrated merger or acquisition” says Topco Media Chairman Richard Fletcher. “But the process of going through a merger or an acquisition can be a testing time for any company. There are many potential pitfalls, typically fuelled by a great deal of doubt and plenty of speculation. That’s why business leaders need to know the value of an effective M&A - and the secrets that make it work.”

Why attend?

· A merger or an acquisition can happen at any time. As Lord Baden-Powell said:
“Be prepared.”
· A successful merger can create a more competitive, cost-effective company.
· In turbulent economic times M&A can offer unique remedies to unique problems.
· M&A have tax implications of millions of Rands.
· Speakers will report back on surviving and thriving in difficult times through M&A.
· Learn the difference between a friendly and hostile takeover – and how to control both.
· Evaluate deals.

Speakers include:

· Dawie Roodt, Chief Economist of the Efficient Group
· Bob Power, CEO of Power Corporate Consultants
· Des Kruger, Head of Tax, Mallinicks
· Chantell Ilbury, Author, Socrates and the Fox
· Christo Els, Partner, Webber Wentzel Bowens
· Dr. Theo Veldsman, Executive: Thought Leadership, Bytes People Solutions

The programme incorporates time for informal networking. Cost of attending is R8 500 per delegate.

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