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If you are thinking about conquering North America, this is an event not to be missed!
North America is the second largest export market for Kiwi tech companies and last year TIN200 Sales Revenue to this market grew by 16% to NZ$3.1B.
With more exposure to the US market, acquisitions have risen to record levels as capital flows become increasingly global. TIN200 companies such as Argenta, Ezyvet, Seequent and Unleashed Software were all acquired by US companies over the past two years, and we have seen the much-publicised merger of TSG and Clearant to form Xplor.
Listed companies like Rocket Lab, Pushpay and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare continue to forge their own paths in the United States.
What influences the decision to sell, merge or ‘go it alone’? What are the benefits and the pitfalls of each strategy when considering entering one of New Zealand’s most important export markets?
We have teamed up with the experts from EY to facilitate a lively breakfast discussion with you and some of the companies which have followed different paths to entering the North American market successfully.
We look forward to discussing best practice and the experiences and learnings about migrating your business to North America along with US investor requirements, US legal documentation, financial and tax due diligence and market data with you.
Grab your C-Suite and register today, there are limited seats available!
Date & Time:
Friday, 3 June 2022
7:30AM - 9:30AM
TINShed: Transactions & M&A with EY
EY - Level 9, 2 Takutai Square, Auckland Central
As Seequent’s CEO, Graham Grant is focused on continued business growth and performance, driving new business opportunities, and expanding its portfolio of innovative solutions for customers.
Grant has extensive M&A experience, being part of the leadership team when NASDAQ listed Bentley Systems acquired Seequent and leading Seequent's acquisitions of Imago, Minalytix and AR2Tech last year.
Simon joined Education Perfect in 2018 to help them scale for international growth. In the last four years the company has grown by ~300%, establishing itself as the leading EdTech provider for schools in ANZ. In 2021 he helped lead the process in which the company was sold to US private equity firm KKR.
Prior to EP, Simon spent over 5 years in senior finance roles with Magic Memories, as they scaled internationally both organically and via M&A.
Data & Technology Law Leader, Oceania
Emma leads the Data & Technology Law team for Oceania at EY.
Emma recently returned to NZ from Silicon Valley where she spent the last 14 years, working for Shearman & Sterling and Davis Polk advising a broad range of technorati clients on complex technology transactions and data-driven products.
Associate Partner - Corporate Law
Brendon is a senior M&A and corporate lawyer. Prior to joining EY Law, Brendon spent 10 years living and working in the US as an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York and as employee #2 at fintech company Spreedly.
Brendon has extensive experience advising clients on a wide range of strategic transactions, including clients looking to expand into the US / sell to US buyers.