What CTOs and CIOs Need to Know about Mergers & Acquisitions

What to know about mergers & acquisitions, due diligence, and security controls from technical and operational perspectives.
M&A / Regulation and Compliance / Risk

Format 50 Minute Lesson
Chapters 5
Skill Level New to Topic
Audience CIO / CTO
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Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense and expert, Andrew J. Sherman (Partner – Seyfarth Shaw LLP), examine what CIOs and CTOs should know about the most important aspects of mergers and acquisitions, both from a technology and a business standpoint.

In this 50-minute session, you will learn:

  • Why early M&A involvement for CTOs/CIOs is paramount to insure the smoothest possible transitions, realistic expectations, and more
  • When a CTO/CIO needs to push for heavy, deep integration and when light integration will be better in the long run; how to create an effective strategic plan that will make the process go as smoothly as possible and identify the roles and goals of key players
  • The most frequently asked questions by CTOs/CIOs about the impact of poor documentation, diverse and uncontrolled data sources, poor data quality, and more
  • The 10 questions that a CTO or CIO needs to be ready to answer from the CEO and Board of Directors when their company is making an acquisition regarding technology integration
  • Specific case studies of 5 M&A scenarios in which savvy CTOs and CIOs came to the table early and were able to smooth out many rough edges that might have blown the deals apart, their best tips and techniques for going through the M&A process, and important lessons learned

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Andrew J. Sherman
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Intellectual Asset Management / Corporate Counsel

ExecSense_Andrew Sherman

ndrew Sherman is a Partner in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He focuses his practice on issues affecting business growth for companies at all stages, including developing strategies for licensing and leveraging intellectual property and technology assets, intellectual asset management and harvesting, as well as international corporate transactional and franchising matters..

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He has served as a legal and strategic advisor to dozens of Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of emerging growth companies. He has represented U.S. and international clients from early stage, rapidly growing start-ups, to closely held franchisors and middle market companies, to multibillion dollar international conglomerates. He also counsels on issues such as franchising, licensing, joint ventures, strategic alliances, capital formation, distribution channels, technology development, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Sherman serves as an adjunct professor in the M.B.A. programs at the University of Maryland and as well as the law school at Georgetown University and is a multiple recipient of the University of Maryland at College Park’s Krowe Excellence in Teaching Award.

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