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The mergers and acquisitions market is changing rapidly as dealmakers increasingly operate in an era of big data. Technological advancements such as online data rooms, corporate search services, information databases and advanced analytics have increased the speed and efficiency in which deals are done. Some experts suggest that the widening use of analytics, in particular, is helping dealmakers make better decisions, enabling more deals to succeed despite elevated valuations. This webcast will demonstrate how technology is transforming the market, the risks presented by these technological advancements, and how dealmakers can use technology and analytics to get deals done.

Moderator


 

Tom Terrarosa
Reporter
The Deal

Tom Terrarosa covers the energy and industrial sectors for TheStreet and its institutional arm The Deal, focusing on M&A and private equity, as well as large-cap stocks. Prior to joining The Deal, Tom was a regional digital producer with Gannett, where his primary responsibilities included editing and optimizing content for the company’s six New Jersey newspapers and five affiliated websites. He also has worked as a local news reporter with The Dominion Post in Morgantown, W.Va. Tom received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from West Virginia University.

Expert Panel


 

Malinda Gentry
Principal, Transaction Advisory Services and US Transaction Analytics Leader
EY

Malinda Gentry is a Principal with Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice. Malinda is the leader of the TAS Analytics practice in the U.S. and is the global coordinator for Advanced Transaction Analytics. In her role, Malinda is responsible for helping clients transform their businesses, reduce risk and accelerate time to value by leveraging complex data analytics across the transaction, capital allocation and corporate finance functions. Malinda leads and delivers analytics engagements by leveraging her 15 years of experience spanning strategy, implementation, decision support, corporate finance and management consulting. Her areas of expertise include strategy development, business case development, portfolio management, integrated business planning, customer analytics, operational analytics, financial analytics, due diligence, divestitures, merger integration management and implementation, business process design, change management and readiness, technology enablement and system implementation. Malinda has spoken, faciliated panel discussions or co-presented with clients at the Predictive Analytics World for Business, IBM Insight, Utility Analytics Summit, and The New Face of Business Intellligence conferences. Malinda earned a Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University’s Johnson School. She received her Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from University of Michigan. She is also a certified Project Manager and Six Sigma Black Belt.

Sanjay Bharwani
Founder & CEO
Risk Advisors Inc.

Sanjay founded Risk Advisors Inc. to bring together markets professionals, data scientists, and technologists to serve clients in financial services. He actively consults with asset managers, private equity firms, and financial institutions on applying data analytics to make better investment decisions.Previously, Sanjay was the Chief Information Officer at M. Safra & Co., a multi-strategy hedge fund focused on global macro and systematic trading strategies. Earlier in his career he focused on emerging markets debt at EXIS Consulting, a boutique capital markets advisory firm, and derivative valuation at Reval, a risk solutions provider. Sanjay received his Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.