Fairfield, CT (PRWEB) July 16, 2014
On July 23rd, John Bisack, Co-Founder and President of Fairfield-based technology solutions company Performance Improvement Partners (PIP), will address more than 500 of the world's leading middle-market deal-makers and government officials at the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA) Conference in Chicago.
According to 2014 AM&AA Summer Conference Chair, Brent Solomon, the theme of the 16th annual conference, Capturing Opportunities in Today's Market, is the perfect “summer refresher course” on how to use current market conditions to overcome lingering roadblocks to successful M&A transactions.
“The recent Deloitte M&A Trends report indicated 89% of private equity managers expect a high deal level in the next 24 months. Equally importantly, 59% said their cash piles for investment have grown substantially in the last two years, as they waited on the sidelines,” said Solomon.
According to the trade organization, the confluence of these trends means that smart investment bankers, private equity firms and other deal-making professionals are actively seeking innovative ways to capitalize on this “green light period” by using M&A transactions to add shareholder value to their existing portfolio companies and to identify the best new opportunities for their portfolio mix.
“But Industry professionals do need “to proceed with caution,"" says featured speaker, John Bisack III, President of Performance Improvement Partners (PIP). “For better or worse, technology is the operational cornerstone of virtually all current and future company successes. So decision-makers need to know what today’s roadblocks to success are. Equally importantly, they better know how to work around them effectively and efficiently to ensure and support sustained business growth.”
When asked about the roadblocks, Bisack put three at the top of his hit list. First, management needs to realize that today technology is an investment, not an expense. Second, the company needs a detailed technology roadmap that closely aligns to business priorities. “Staffing the IT function with propeller heads is passé.” Lastly, says Bisack, it’s all about realistic priorities. “If Microsoft has to prioritize, what makes a middle market company possibility think they can do everything at once?”
About PIP (http://www.pip-llc.com) 12-year old PIP is America’s leading technology solutions company exclusively serving the Private Equity industry. It represents over 110 highly respected PE firms and their Portfolio Companies and has completed hundreds of Portfolio Company engagements across a broad range of B2B and consumer categories. It maintains offices in Fairfield and Norwalk, CT and San Francisco, CA. Its management are frequent speakers at industry conferences and roundtables.
About AM&AA (http://www.amaaonline.com)
The 16-year old B2B organization, Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors ("AM&AA") is dedicated to providing the best-available continuing education and best-practices for middle market "deal-makers" through certification programs; live & virtual communities; and state-of-the-art products & services that support the global private company market.