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M&A Foundations

In our morning session, our guest speaker, Richard Brown, Ph.D., will discuss the foundations of mergers and acquisitions.  More specifically, Dr. Brown will cover strategic decision-making, industry structure, and firm capabilities as they apply to the selection of acquisition target firms.  William Kline, Ph.D., will lead our discussion in the afternoon session and will cover a variety of topics including synergies, M&A valuation issues, and basic purchase price allocation concepts.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the M&A climate: deals and trends
  • Analyze M&A alternatives, valuation issues, financing, the sell side process, M&A timelines
  • Discuss the strategy of M&A deals, including the role of management and potential legal issues
When: Friday, December 11th, 2020. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Where: Your home or office
Speaker: Richard Brown, Ph.D. and William Kline, Ph.D., CFA
CPE Credits: 8 Business Management and Organization CPE
CLE Credits: 7 Substantive CLE / 6 Substantive CLE (PA)*
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based

The Presenters:

Richard S. Brown, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Penn State University - Harrisburg. He has taught at many universities in the Philadelphia area. Courses taught include Strategic Management, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. He has published twenty academic articles in these fields on topics such as mechanism design, franchising, game theory and international location choice. 

William Kline, Ph.D., CFA is an Assistant Professor of Management at Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg. He received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He has received four awards for teaching excellence including the Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year Award (PSU – Harrisburg), the Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence and Stanley Fuchs Award (Fordham University), and the Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Doctoral Candidate (Temple University).  
Dr. Kline’s primary research interests include strategic decision-making and executive compensation. He has been published in 9 peer-reviewed journals including the Academy of Management Perspectives, the Journal of International Management, and the Journal of Strategy & Management.
Prior to entering academia, Mr. Kline was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he completed valuations for mergers and acquisitions, business planning, as well as tax and financial reporting. Mr. Kline also spent time consulting at CBIZ Valuation Group, Inc. and Curtis Financial Group, a regional investment bank.

About CPE/CLE:

* The ALA partners with McDevitt and Kline LLC for certificate issuance. Live, internet-based courses are approved as Distance Learning courses by the PA Supreme Court CLE Board. For additional information, please visit http://www.pacle.org/. Check with your State CLE Board for rules pertaining to live webcasts. These rules differ from state to state. For example, PA attorneys may earn up to 6 CLE credits per compliance period via live webcasts (or 6 out of 12 credits per year); NJ and DE attorneys may earn up to 12 CLE credits per compliance period via live webcasts (or 12 out of 24 credits per two years).
McDevitt & Kline, LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site:www.nasba.org.

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