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Wolters Kluwer (CCH India) hosts Mergers and Acquisitions Conclave


July 25, 2013 - New Delhi, Delhi, India

More than 50 delegates from the corporate, consulting and legal community attended the CCH India Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) conclave on July 4 and 5, 2013 at Hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai. The conclave was backed by Ernst & Young LLP as Knowledge Partners and Nishith Desai Associates as Legal Partners and focused on the current M&A challenges, opportunities and goals.

The conference commenced with a panel discussion on Market Outlook, Structuring and Valuation. The session provided a perspective on the recent M&A trends in the country and provided a structure for successful M&A through an effective market expansion strategy.

The session was followed by a presentation on Tax and Regulatory Framework for M&As in India, Cross border M&A and Fraud Risk assessment, Transaction Monitoring and Financial Reporting. The sessions focused on the impact of the proposed change in tax and regulatory framework, outbound and inbound M&A as well as global economic slowdown and its potential impacts. The fraud landscape in M&A transactions and the crises in the post-investment scenario were also discussed.

The second day of the summit was focused on The Role of Private Equity and Debt Availability in Cross Border M&A, Managing Due Diligence and Transaction Integration. The sessions played an important role in discussing the influence of PE firms coupled with the availability of debt to successfully conclude an M&A deal, the due diligence process including assessing price and identifying financial risks, and highlighted the concept of retaining management and rationalizing operations to stay ahead in the competitive race.

The discussions on Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism and Best Practices for Successful Integration were all well received. The sessions covered the topics from root cause of shareholder activism, defense strategies, and current examples of activism in today’s market to integration strategies guiding organizations, practices, and people toward the established vision.

Leading experts and eminent speakers at the conclave included Mr. Sujit Sircar, Group Chief Financial Officer, iGATE; Mr. Durgashanker S, Executive Vice President (M&A), Mahindra & Mahindra Limited; Mr. Dinkar Venkatsubramanian, Partner - Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young; Mr. Mayank Rastogi, Partner - Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young; Mr. B.Gopalakrishnan, President & Head (Law), Axis Bank Ltd.; and Mr. Nischal Joshipura, Partner, M&A practice and Private Equity practice, Nishith Desai Associates.

The conference concluded with a panel discussion on Risk Factors Involved in doing M&A in India. The session explored the various risk factors involved while doing M&A. It also included the regulatory roadblocks, judicial intervention and policy paralysis.

About Wolters Kluwer (CCH India)

CCH India (www.cchindia.co.in), a Wolters Kluwer business, is a global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. CCH India provides information, software and services that deliver vital insights, intelligent tools and guidance of subject-matter experts as well as offering subscription-based products with high quality content in areas including direct and indirect taxation, international taxation, corporate law and several other related topics arranged on their world class content delivery platform CCH IntelliConnect®. CCH India also runs customised and high quality seminars for professionals in the Tax, Accounting and Legal fields. Wolters Kluwer (www.wolterskluwer.com) is a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

Source: Business Wire India

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