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While the global economy continues on a steady path, policy changes in world capitals could alter the M&A landscape. Join the Deal and Intralinks as they identify the global events that can change the current M&A landscape. From the US tax and trade policies, North Korean instability in APAC and continuing uncertainties regarding Brexit and potential corporate movements out of London to other European capitals and the upcoming German elections, there’s plenty of changes ahead that dealmakers must forecast into their pipelines.

Join Intralinks and the The Deal as we navigate the complexities that lie ahead and learn what issues dealmakers must get ahead of in order to manage these changes.

Moderator


 

Brian Hwang
Director of M&A Strategy and Product Marketing
Intralinks

Brian S. Hwang is a Director of M&A strategy and product marketing at Intralinks. Brian joined Intralinks from RR Donnelley Global Capital Markets where he primarily worked with clients in the Midwest and Northeast, consulting on initiatives related to disclosure issues for SEC financial reporting, US Proxy compliance and transactional due diligence. Brian started his career with New York City law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he was involved in the due diligence and execution of transactions, valued at over $350 billion.

Expert Panel

Mark Vecchio
Partner
Venable

Mark Vecchio is a partner and the Co-Chair of Venable's New York Corporate Group. He specializes in corporate and commercial transactions, with a particular emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international project finance, international joint ventures, public-private partnerships, infrastructure development projects (with a focus on transportation and energy, including renewable and alternative, in addition to fossil fuels), and private equity transactions.

Mr. Vecchio regularly serves a range of domestic and international clients, both public and private, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, financial institutions and foreign governments. He has extensive experience in the negotiation and documentation of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, capital markets transactions, privatizations, energy and natural resource development projects, intellectual property transactions, and in-bound and out-bound foreign direct investment and financing. He has significant personal international experience, having lived and worked for extended periods of time in France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Canada. In addition to his native English, Mr. Vecchio speaks French, German, Swiss-German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Portuguese.

Gregory Bedrosian
Managing Partner & Co-CEO
Drake Star Partners

Gregory Bedrosian is Managing Partner & Co-CEO of Drake Star Partners. Gregory is an award-winning, seasoned investment banker and private equity investor whose experience spans both domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions across the US, Europe and emerging markets. Amongst his numerous honors, Gregory received the 2016 M&A Advisor Leadership Award and is an M&A Advisor Hall of Fame inductee.

Prior to the formation of Drake Star Partners (previously known in the US as Redwood Capital Group), Gregory was a co-founder of Renaissance Capital, a leading investment bank focused on the emerging markets of Russia, Eastern Europe and Africa and co-founder and General Partner of The Sputnik Funds, a $1 billion private equity investment firm. Gregory began his career in the merchant banking department of Credit Suisse First Boston in London and the leveraged buyout group of Salomon Brothers (now part of Citigroup) in New York.

Gregory is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and he is a regular speaker and panelist at leading industry and academic forums. He has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards across the US and Europe and he currently sits on the Harvard Business School Alumni Board of Directors (Emeritus), is an Advisor at the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-Lab), Chairs the Investment Committee of a $100 million New York-based foundation and serves on the Board of an emerging markets investment fund. Gregory holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Parul Dubey
Vice President
Yenni Capital, Inc.

Parul Dubey is a Vice President at Yenni Capital, Inc. and a Board Member at Steven Feller P.E., a portfolio company of Yenni Capital. Her career spans both public and private markets investing through her experiences with large asset management firms as well as emerging managers. She is currently focused on middle market investing and leads end-to-end execution of private equity investments at Yenni Capital.

Prior to Yenni Capital, Ms. Dubey worked in the London office of PIMCO, a $1.5 trillion AUM asset management firm, where she specialized in fixed-income investment strategies and serviced separate account investments of Middle Eastern & African institutional investors, including some of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, central banks, oil companies and endowments.

Ms. Dubey received her MBA from Harvard Business School and holds a Masters in Management degree from London Business School, where she was an Annual Fund Scholar. She received her Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, India. She has significant personal international experience having lived and worked in the US, UK, India, Germany, and Switzerland. She is an avid musician, culture enthusiast, and practitioner of Yoga.