Registration & Networking
10:00AM - 10:05AM
Shalil Gupta, CBO, News Corp Mosaic Digital
10:05AM - 10:35AM
In Conversation: Serial entrepreneur Yogesh Mahansaria on build and buy strategy
Yogesh Mahansaria, Serial Entrepreneur (Co-founder Alliance Tire Group, Mahansaria Tyres; former co-promoter Balkrishna Inds) in conversation with Ranjani Raghavan, Associate Editor, VCCircle
10:35AM – 11:20AM
Panel Discussion: Crystal gazing: Big buy or string of pearls
As Indian companies grow big they face the question of whether to buy a large asset in a developed market or strike a number of smaller deals domestically. Big asset catapults the size but comes saddled with the challenge of low growth thereafter and an inherent risk of sinking the mother ship. How should companies balance investor expectations with these two choice sets? Inbound M&A interest has been declining as MNCs focus on their core markets but then Walmart makes its biggest ever acquisition in India. Is it an outlier? How to read the inbound acquisition interest of MNCs?
Anil Raibagi, Senior Vice President and Global Head– M & A, Wipro Limited
Manas Datta, Group CFO, Wockhardt
Subrata Kumar Nag, Group CEO & Executive Director, Quess Corp Limited
Vijay Paradkar, VP - Mergers & Acquisitions, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Moderator: Bruhadeeswaran R, Assistant Editor, VCCircle
11:20AM - 11:45AM
Networking over Tea/Coffee
11:45AM - 12:30PM
Panel Discussion: Due diligence
One of the most critical factors determining the success of an M&A deal is how clearly the acquirer has mapped out strategic benefit from the acquisition and the red herrings of the target. What are the new due diligence tools to make a stronger business case for an acquisition? What are the more common emerging factors to watch out before giving a clean chit for a deal?
Devki Nandan, SVP & Head - M&A, JSW Infrastructure Ltd.
Vikas Wadhawan, CFO, Proptiger
Roopal Kulsrestha, Partner - M & A, Private Equity & General Corporate, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas &Co
Moderator: Varsha Jhawar, Head - M&A and Investment Banking, Alantra India
12:30PM - 01:15PM
Panel Discussion: PE buyout vs strategic M&A contest
As buyouts gather pace, PE firms are often pitched against strategic buyers. What differentiator can a PE firm bring to the table as against a natural fit from a strategic buyer? How does such a contest affect valuation? Are PE firms at a natural disadvantage? Some buyout firms are also increasingly partnering strategic partners for M&As, is that a trend to watch out for?
Gautam Gode, Co-Founder & MD, Samara Capital
Vikram Narula, Co-MD, The Carlyle Group
Sumit Jalan, MD, Credit Suisse Asia Pacific
Iqbal Khan, Senior Partner - Private Equity, M & A & General Corporate, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas &Co
Sourav Das, Sr Finance Manager – Mergers & Acquisitions, Hindustan Unilever Limited
Moderator: Ankit Doshi, Special Correspondent, VCCircle
Networking Lunch & Close of Conference