ACG NY Forward Breakfast - December 2019

Forward Breakfast

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December 3, 2019 8 AM - 10 AM EST

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The Rising Importance of Cybersecurity in M&A Deals
Cybercrime has increasingly been grabbing more headlines in recent years and for good reason: research has shown the incidence of cyberattacks is dramatically rising with 53% of U.S. businesses reporting a cyberattack in 2018, up from 38% in 2017. The cost of an attack is high and what’s worse, more than 77% of organizations do not have a Cyber Security Incident Response Plan.
In order to avoid costly surprises, it’s no wonder that investors are intensifying cybersecurity due diligence of acquisition targets. Join us as our panelists discuss the increasing importance of cybersecurity due diligence and its impact on multiple aspects of the deal. The discussion will touch on how private equity investors can take a proactive approach to protecting their digital assets, increasing investor confidence, and establishing a competitive advantage.
$65 ACG Forward & NY Member
$75 Other ACG Chapter
$85 Non-Member



ACG New York Forward is a young professional group started by ACG New York to promote the growth of mid-level professionals focused on M&A and deal making in the Tri-State area. ACG New York Forward was established to provide young professionals in the deal making space with a networking forum where they can comfortably meet and network with peers in the industry. This group will help you grow as a leader and learn from mentors who will help guide you into the next stage of your career. Join us today as we become the next generation of industry movers!

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Amir Jairazbhoy

Vice President

Kamran Khaliq

Epic Insurance Brokers & Consultants
Vice President

Mr. Khaliq is Vice President of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants - an innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. Leveraging a wealth of experience as a risk advisor to alternative asset managers and their investments/portfolio companies, Mr. Khaliq has been instrumental in the rapid growth and development of EPIC’s Private Equity, M&A, and Transactional Risk Practice.


Polly Mack

The Riverside Company
Regional Director

Polly Mack is a regional director of Origination at The Riverside Company. Her position involves sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities and building relationships with investment bankers and business owners throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Ms. Mack works across all of Riverside’s North American private equity funds to support deal origination for both platform and add-on investments.


Kimberly C Petillo-Decossard

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Kimberly advises corporations, boards, private equity firms and family offices on complex business law matters, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. She also advises on acquisition finance, growth equity and other minority investments, governance, disclosure and compliance matters.


Matt Wagenknecht

Citrin Cooperman

Matt holds active U.S. Top Secret and NATO Secret clearances and works on projects related to cryptography and security assessments. With over 20 years of experience, Matt specializes in Cyber Threat and Vulnerability consulting, including assessing and defending client’s networks, computers, and data.  He brings a unique set of skills and valuable capabilities to our service offerings, including the ability to perform simulated cyber-attacks to identify weaknesses in client’s IT environments.

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