Transactions 2021 | Health

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The healthcare industry has experienced record-setting M&A and IPO volume and Covid hasn’t slowed the momentum. From transactions in the digital health and biotech space, to disruptions in healthcare services, we continue to see health related companies acquire, be acquired or IPO. SPACs have created liquid dollars that will need to be invested. So is now the time to buy, sell or go public? At DirectorCorps’ annual Transactions 2021 | Health, we explore these potential paths with top executives and members of the boards of leading healthcare organizations.


  • Monday, April 19

    8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
    Breakfast & Registration

    9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
    Setting the Stage
    To welcome CEOs, chairs, board members and C-level executives to the Nasdaq MarketSite, we tee up how and why we’re exploring merger, acquisition and IPO opportunities throughout the day’s program.

    9:15 AM – 10:05 AM
    Blockbuster IPOs – A Wow Year
    Our panel of experts looks at the Covid-defying year of the healthcare IPO. How are they doing, will this pace keep up and what about the rise of SPACs?

    10:05 AM – 10:45 AM
    How to Know What Your Company is Worth
    How does a private equity investor evaluate you?  How do the capital markets evaluate you? We look at the trends in healthcare industry sectors where valuations are going and those that are struggling.

    10:45 AM – 11:05 AM
    Refreshment Break

    11:05 AM – 11:45 AM
    Regulatory and Shareholder Concerns in a Deal
    Any transaction needs to account for regulatory scrutiny.  During this session, we surface the major trends impacting the industry and a few specifics to doing a deal. In addition, we talk about how much time it takes to win regulatory approval, the common objections raised by shareholders and the recent legal issues that have unexpectedly arisen from which participants can learn.

    11:45 AM – 12:25 AM
    Keynote: Emerging Financial Growth Opportunities
    The healthcare sector weaves together medical technology, healthcare services, information-driven healthcare technology, life science tools & diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. Thus, it is hard to stay on top of where the industry is headed and what kinds of deals are driving consolidation – hard, but not impossible. Indeed, this keynote session identifies the most relevant issues and trends that need to be on a leadership team’s radar.

    12:25 AM – 1:25 PM
    Networking Lunch

    1:25 PM – 1:55 PM
    The Rise of Digital Health
    Covid has lifted digital health companies. JPMorgan Chase, Accenture and others have made acquisitions and  Amazon and Google rolled out their own digital health initiatives to embrace new and novel uses of data and healthcare delivery. So what do these new business models mean for healthcare industry? The future of healthcare is being reshaped by digital players.

    1:55 PM – 2:35 PM
    Not for Profit Healthcare Providers Marketplace
    Non-profits are an important catalyst in healthcare, not only are they merging and acquiring, in some cases they are investing. How will the pandemic affect the sector? Can every hospital find a buyer?

    2:35 PM – 2:50 PM
    Refreshment Break

    2:50 PM – 3:20 PM
    Making Great Acquisitions
    Each merger is distinct — and having a tailored playbook goes a long way to aligning culture, earnings performance, resources and processes.  As we’ve seen, a successful M&A deal hinges on its structure and, by extension, how the deal was negotiated. During this session, we explore how to make great acquisitions in the coming years.

    3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
    Where Will the SPACs Invest
    A great deal of money is waiting in blank check corporations, many of which specifically identify healthcare or therapeutics as their target. How will they deploy those dollars? Will that change funding? When will the impact of these companies really be felt and who is likely to benefit?

    3:50 PM – 4:20 PM
    The Future of Healthcare
    We end our day with two experts who have seen the change in the industry. A key investor and an outspoken pundit take the stage with some food for thought.

    4:20 PM – 5:20 PM
    Networking Reception


  • Who should attend Transactions 2021 | Health?

    Attendees include both inside and outside directors and chairmen, CEOs, CFOs and General Counsel and senior management who regularly interact with the board.

  • Why should I attend Transactions 2021 | Health?

    Be it a strategic merger or financial acquisition, the healthcare industry has experienced record-setting deal volume over the last few years.  Given transactions within the pharma and biotech space to disruptions in healthcare services, we continue to see financial sponsors seeking out new paths to grow.  While some believe the pace of consolidation will increase, others wonder if pricing has become too expensive and appetites for deals, overly exuberant. So is now the time to buy, sell or go public?  At DirectorCorps’ annual Transactions Conference, we explore these potential paths with top executives and members of the boards of leading healthcare organizations.

  • How much does this event cost, and what does the fee cover?

    The standard individual registration rate is $1295, however, attendees should contact our conference department at 877-397-7595 or for special early and group rates. The fee includes all activities, materials and meals at the event site. This price does not include travel or hotel accommodations.

  • What if I need to cancel my reservation at the event?

    Due to commitments and expenses, all cancellations after January 27, 2021 are subject to a $200 processing fee. We regret that no refunds will be given after February 18, 2021; however, substitute participants are welcomed. DirectorCorps, Inc. assumes no liability for any nonrefundable travel, hotel or related expenses incurred by registrants.

  • What hotel options are closest to the Nasdaq MarketSite?

    Marriott Marquis Times Square
    1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 (212) 398-1900

    Renaissance Times Square
    Two Times Square, 714 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10036 (212) 765-7676

    The Roosevelt
    45 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017 (212) 661-9600

    Grand Hyatt New York
    109 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017 (212) 883-1234


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