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
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
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
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