Media Advisory - M&A Strategy in 2010: Finding Opportunity in a Changing

OTTAWA, Nov. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Mergers and acquisitions present different challenges for organizations during an economic downturn than during boom years. Experts discuss how to identify opportunities, deal with hurdles, successfully integrate an acquired business and address the role of regulators at M&A Strategy in 2010: Finding Opportunity in a Changing Environment, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada.

    When:     November 30 - December 1, 2009

    Who:      M&A Forecast 2010: Which Regions and Sectors Offer the Greatest
              Opportunities? Panel Discussion, Monday at 9:30 a.m.

              Andrew Willis, Columnist, The Globe and Mail

              Andre L. Hidi, Executive Managing Director and Head M&A, Global
              BMO Capital Markets

              Dougal MacDonald, President and Managing Director, Morgan
              Stanley Canada Limited

              Eugene C. McBurney, Chairman, GMP Securities L.P.

              Hubert Saint-Onge, Founder and Principal, SaintOnge Alliance,
              will outline the critical mistakes to avoid at each stage of
              the M&A process, at 3:00 p.m., Monday

              James E.A. Turner, Vice-Chair, Ontario Securities Commission,
              will discuss the Ontario Securities Commission's view on
              mergers and acquisitions regulation, at 10:45 a.m., Tuesday

    Where:    Toronto Board of Trade, Downtown Centre, 1 First Canadian
              Place, 77 Adelaide St.

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This event is sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Gradyon LLP, McCarthy Tétrault LLP and The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators.

Media must register in advance.

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: For further information: For more information or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 221, E-mail:

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