Few finance-related disciplines rely on networking as much as mergers and acquisitions. The most successful M&A practitioners all have one thing in common: access to a solid network.
M&A conferences offer a shortcut to achieving this, providing attendees with face-to-face meetings with some of the most active practitioners today.
With the Covid-19 pandemic appearing to be approaching its long-awaited end, the hope is that many of the biggest M&A events will return to business-as-usual.
Below, we look at some of the biggest M&A events for 2022, and note with optimism that many are happening face-to-face for the first time since 2019.
We at DealRoom will monitor the upcoming events and add to our list as soon as they will be announced.
M&A Science Winter Summit
Although the M&A Science Winter Summit has passed, recordings of the event mean that anybody with interest in M&A can relive the best moments of the summit.
The event featured many of the most active participants in mergers and acquisitions today from both industry and investment banking, and includes a series of valuable insights for onlookers.
Date: 22 Feb 2022
Become an M&A Science Academy user today to view recordings -> https://www.mascience.com/academy
2022 Merger Integration Conference
2022 sees the return of the Merger Integration conference to face-to-face format. With an event location in the heart of Manhattan, just a few blocks from Wall Street, it’s sure to attract many of the great and the good who’ve been hiding away for the past 24 months.
Topics this year include best practice in deal performance reviews, Establishing deal thesis and transaction objectives with the sponsoring business, and Managing the friction between quality and speed in M&A – managing a “just get it done” culture.
The price and the lead sponsor, McKinsey, both point to an excellent opportunity for networking with the M&A community.
Ticket price: $2,395
Date: October 13-14, 2022
Location: Westin Hotel, Times Square, New York
2022 AMAA Summer Conference
Although many of the details have yet to be ironed out for this year’s AMAA Summer Conference, the good news is that it too returns to in-person format.
The call for speakers is still out, but if previous years are anything to go by, this promises to be one of the M&A events of the year.
Ticket price: $1,595 (Member), $1,895 (Non-Member)
Date: July 13-14, 2022
Location: The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, TX
M&A Source 2022 SPRING CONFERENCE AND DEAL MARKET
This conference is focused on the lower middle market. Spread over three days in total, it is set to feature a range of keynote speakers and excellent opportunities for networking, particularly in the M&A workshops that follow the speakers.
Although not one of the most high-profile conferences, M&A source is usually well attended by M&A practitioners in this end of the market.
Ticket Price: $250 (members) $350 (nonmembers)
Date: 8th May 2022
Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Remove: Intralinks Summit (still no sign of it on the horizon).
TMT M&A Forum USA 2022
Marketed as 300 attendees spread across 25 sessions and 75 speakers, the TMT M&A Forum is at once big enough to attract high profile speakers and intimate enough to ensure that there are good networking opportunities.
The event features optional extras for attendees such as leadership panel debates, breakout sessions, networking sessions and “visionary keynotes and fireside chats”
This year’s themes include TMT leadership strategies, digital infrastructure, data centers and hyperscalers, and 5G investment – making it a not-to-be-missed opportunity for M&A practitioners in the TMT space.
Ticket price: TBD
Date: September 28, 2022
Location: New York (exact location TBD)