Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 - 2 p.m. EST
The only thing that stays the same is change -- and that holds especially true for Wall Street. Buffeted by economic and regulatory head winds stirred up by the financial crisis, the banking industry is having to adapt....and fast. The profit motive remains paramount, but the path to that prize is evolving. But how? Which businesses, both traditional and new, promise most opportunity? How will the role of M&A advisory continue to shift? What structural changes will the investment banking industry and its institutions have to undertake in order to survive? Above all, what does it mean for the deal making professionals?
Join The Deal for a video discussion hosted by Matthew Porzio of IntraLinks Inc. that will focus on how institutions are changing. We'll focus on how financial firms are restructuring and modifying their strategies in response to the new marketplace. After just 60 minutes, you'll have a refreshed perspective on the possible directions the investment banking industry will take and be better placed to plot the course for you and your business. Register today and we'll be sure to remind you when the video webcast takes place and when the on-demand replay is available. We look forward to you joining us from your desk.
Vice president of M&A Solutions
Matthew Porzio, vice president of M&A solutions, joined IntraLinks Inc. in 2003. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic transactions vertical and driving the development and marketing of IntraLinks' products including virtual dealroom/dataroom solutions for the mergers and acquisitions and restructuring communities.
Before joining IntraLinks, Porzio was a senior associate at Metzler, a German advisory firm, where he focused on cross-border M&A transactions. Prior to Metzler, he served as an analyst and associate in equity capital markets and business services investment banking groups at First Union Securities. He holds a bachelor's degree from Colgate University.
Porzio has spoken on numerous industry panels and is a member of the selection committee for the M&A International Media Awards.
Executive vice chairman of global corporate and investment banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Stefan Selig is executive vice chairman of global corporate and investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role, he focuses on building and maintaining strategic relationships at the CEO and board level with important clients of the bank.
Previously he was vice chairman of global investment banking and global head of mergers and acquisitions at Banc of America Securities. Under his leadership, BAS advised its corporate and private equity clients on over $1 trillion of strategic transactions. Selig also had overall responsibility for BAS's global financial sponsors group and the technology, media, and telecommunications groups and was a member of the Bank of America New York market leadership committee, the GCIB risk and reputation committee and chairman of the fairness opinion committee.
Prior to joining BAS in May 1999, Selig held various senior investment banking positions including co-head of mergers and acquisitions for UBS Securities. Selig holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University, a general course certificate from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Senior managing director/Co-Chairman of board of directors
Robert Hotz is a senior managing director and co-chairman of Houlihan Lokey's board of directors. He is also the global co-head of corporate finance and a member of the operating committee.
Before joining Houlihan Lokey in 2002, Hotz was senior vice chairman of UBS AG and head of corporate finance for the Americas. He joined the predecessor firm of UBS--Dillon, Read & Co.--in 1991 as the co-head of the corporate finance department and a member of the firm's operating committee and board of directors. Before joining Dillon Read, he was the head of the corporate finance department at Smith Barney Harris Upham & Co. and a member of that firm's executive committee and board of directors, where he worked for 22 years.
Hotz serves on the board of directors of Universal Health Services Inc. and is chairman of the board of Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack, both of which are New York Stock Exchange-listed companies. Previously, he served on the boards of directors of Mikasa Inc. and MedImmune Inc., both public companies, which were acquired.