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The M&A market has survived the current volatile environment of global and geopolitical uncertainty in robust health. Cross-border deals and disruptive transactions continue to prevail, as shareholders back smart and strategic deals and companies continue to search for the technologies and capabilities needed to be competitive. The passing of U.S. tax reform will have a profound impact on companies and their M&A strategy, while private equity firms continue to look for the right targets on which to deploy their stockpiled capital. 

The Deal Economy conference explores the most effective strategies for deals and transactions, focusing on the opportunities and challenges facing dealmakers in 2019.




Jonathan McReynolds

P: 212-321-5259


Nicole Harris

P: 212-321-5567


Eric Salvarezza

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Deal Economy Series

Complimentary tickets are available. Please register to see the criteria.


James J. Cramer
TheStreet; CNBC

Darren Abrahamson
Bain Capital Private Equity

Alex Darden
EQT Partners Inc.

Kyle Fox
H.I.G. Capital

Matthew Greenberg
Pepper Hamilton

Lori Heinel
State Street Global Advisors

Mary Lehner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

James Manges
Trilantic Capital Partners

Stephen Master

Dianne McKeever
Ides Capital

Helena Morrissey
Legal & General Group

Randy Paine 

Kimberly Petillo
Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Edward Richards
The Lubrizol Corporation

Gino Sabatini
W.P. Carey Inc.

Ulf Zetterberg
Seal Software 



top hedge funds
top hedge funds

To learn how your organization can participate in this conference, contact Jonathan McReynolds
at jmcreynolds@thedeal.com or +1 212-321-5259.


State of the Market: Getting Deals Done in a Volatile and Uncertain Environment

Moderator: Kimberly Petillo-Décossard, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Panelist: Kyle Fox, Global Head of Capital Markets, H.I.G. Capital
Panelist: Jelena Guzenko, Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Siemens
Panelist: Gino Sabatini, Head of Investments, W.P. Carey Inc.

Panelist: John Zieser, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Meredith Corporation

Private Equity Forecast: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Omar Pringle, Partner, Corporate and M&A, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Panelist: Darren Abrahamson, Managing Director, Bain Capital Private Equity
Panelist: Alex Darden, President and Head of US Infrastructure, EQT Partners Inc.
Panelist: James Manges, Partner, Head of Consumer, Trilantic Capital Partners

Panelist: Stephen Master, Vice President, GTCR
Panelist: Eric Schaefer, Managing Director, Eurazeo Capital



8:30-9:00 AM

9:00-9:05 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Opening Remarks

9:05-9:50 AM

9:50-10:35 AM

10:35-10:55 AM

Networking Break

4:45-5:45 PM

4:40-4:45 PM

Cocktail Reception

Closing Remarks

2:10-2:40 PM

Keynote Interview with Helena Morrissey from Legal & General Group

Speaker: Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing, Legal & General Group

10:55-11:40 AM

The Evolution of Shareholder Activism: New Strategies and Tactics

Panelist: Lori Heinel, Executive Vice President, Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer, State Street Global Advisors
Panelist: Quentin Koffey, Portfolio Manager, Strategic Investments, D.E. Shaw & Co.
Panelist: Dianne McKeever, Chief Investment Officer, Ides Capital

Panelist: Bob Marese, Managing Director, MacKenzie Partners, Inc.

11:40-12:10 PM

Keynote Interview with Jim Cramer from TheStreet and CNBC

Speaker: James J. Cramer, Host, “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” & Co-Anchor, "Squawk on The Street”, CNBC;                Founder, TheStreet, Inc.

12:10-1:25 PM

1:25-2:10 PM

Innovation, Disruption and Integration in Corporate Dealmaking

Panelist: Rachel Bhattacharya, Director, Corporate Finance, Strategic Initiatives, Investor Relations, General Motors
Panelist: Edward Richards, Vice President, Corporate Business Development, The Lubrizol Corporation

Panelist: Matthew Greenberg, Partner, Pepper Hamilton

2:40-3:25 PM

Deal Certainty, Antitrust Risk, and Foreign Investment Roadblocks under Trump

Moderator: Mary Lehner, Partner, Antitrust, Competition and Trade, Global Investigations, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

3:25-4:10 PM

M&A and FinTech: Extension, Not Disruption

Panelist: Angelo Greco, Chief Business Development Officer, CardConnect
Panelist: Lonne Jaffe, Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners
Panelist: Randy Paine, Co-head, Key Corporate Bank and President, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc.

Panelist: Ulf Zetterberg, CEO, Seal Software 

4:10-4:40 PM

Keynote Interview with Stewart Glendinning from Tyson Foods

Speaker: Stewart Glendinning, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Tyson Foods

Luncheon & Special Keynote Address by Jim Cramer

Speaker: James J. Cramer, Host, “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” & Co-Anchor, "Squawk on The Street”, CNBC;                Founder, TheStreet, Inc.

Complimentary tickets are available. Please register to see the criteria.


  • Fund Managers
  • Institutional Investors
  • C-Level Executives and Board Members
  • Private Equity Firms

The Deal Economy conference attracts senior executives and dealmakers from a variety of sectors. Attendees walk away with smart strategies, actionable tactics and connections to the people who are shaping the future of dealmaking.

Who Attends:

  • Corporate Development & Strategy Executives
  • Investment Bankers
  • Corporate Advisory Firms
  • M&A Professionals

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Stewart Glendinning
Tyson Foods 

Rachel Bhattacharya
General Motors

Jelena Guzenko

Lonne Jaffe
Insight Venture Partners

Quentin Koffey
D.E. Shaw & Co.

Omar Pringle
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Bob Marese
MacKenzie Partners, Inc.

Eric Schaefer
Eurazeo Capital