• Main Event Series

Churchill Club: M&A - Deal Making in a Challenging Environment





    - Dirk Gates, Former VP & General Manager, Intel and Founder & CEO, Xircom Inc. (an Intel Company)

    - David King, Chairman, President & CEO, Proxim

    - Larry Sonsini, Chairman & CEO, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    Moderator: Stephen S. Smith, Vice Chairman, Broadview Holdings

    Mergers and Acquisitions are more topical than ever for Silicon Valley public companies facing challenging near-term financial prospects, earnings pressure and consolidating markets. Come hear how industry leaders are addressing the challenges of the current deal making environment, from the proxy fights and creative deal-structurings in "merger of equals" transactions like HP-Compaq and Proxim-Western Multiplex, to consolidation plays by market Gorillas as seen in the Intel-Xircom transaction. How are deals getting done in these challenging financial times and volatile markets? When and why are mergers of equals good ideas? Why may the current market environment present unprecedented opportunities for aggressive deal makers to change the landscape of their industries?

    Event Logistics

    Cost: $40 members*; $60 non-members

    * SDForum members get the member rate for this event. Use discount code d2043315 when registering through the link below.

    See the event on the Churchill Club web site.