May 28, 2020 11 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
The current deal environment is rapidly changing, particularly when it comes to decisions around global holdings. Entity rationalization, “right-sizing” portfolios, liquidity, cost reduction, and finding new deals and opportunities – all top of mind for Institutional Investors.
Our panelists invite you to a discussion on the current deal environment and how they are navigating the international M&A landscape.
- Right sizing your portfolio company.
- The current deal environment and room for opportunity at home and abroad.
- Strengths and Weaknesses: Carve outs, Add ons, and new platform businesses.
- Insulation and Implementation Strategies: Blocking and Tackling at the PortCo level.
Tom leads the Vistra International Tax Advisory team globally. His team focusses on ensuring that Vistra’s clients remain fully compliant with the tax law in every jurisdiction in which they operate, reducing client’s tax risk while ensuring they benefit from the full range of tax benefits available. The team advises on and implements all aspects of corporate international and indirect taxes across multiple jurisdictions.
Tom’s focus is on tax operational compliance and efficiency across the entirety of multinational organisations’ internal and external supply chain, throughout the business lifecycle.
Tom is a UK and Australian Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years International Tax Advisory experience across Europe & APAC – covering the full range of corporate tax technical issues and industries. Tom’s client portfolio has included large publically-held multinationals, privately-owned groups and high net worth individuals.
Tom joined one of Vistra’s legacy organisations in January 2016 from a ‘Big-4’ accounting firm in APAC where he was a leader in a busy International Tax Advisory and Controversy team. He was responsible for providing practical, high-quality cross-border tax advice including permanent establishment, withholding tax planning, Transfer Pricing, the potential application of specific and general anti-avoidance provisions, R&D matters, tax-effective cross-border structuring and capital gains planning.
Federico Mennella, CFA
Federico Mennella is the Global Co-Head of Rothschild & Co’s Chemical & Materials practice and has more than 25 years of banking experience. He has worked on domestic and cross border merger & acquisition advisory assignments throughout his career as an investment banker. Mr. Mennella’s expertise includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, strategic advisories, and fairness opinions for corporations, private equity groups, board of directors, and significant shareholders.
Prior to joining Rothschild & Co in 2018, Mr. Mennella was a Managing Director at Lincoln International LLC, where he served as Global Head of the Firm’s chemical & materials practice and Head of its New York office. Prior to 2006, Mr. Mennella was a Managing Director at Peter J. Solomon Company in New York. During his career, Mr. Mennella has headed JPMorgan Chase’s chemical, industrial and consumer M&A practices, has been in charge of Deutsche Bank’s US M&A Group and spent nine years at Lazard in New York and Frankfurt.
Mr. Mennella is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Mr. Mennella is on the Board of Directors of the Societe de Chimie Industrielle (www.societe.org). He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University.
Moderator, Marc Chandler
Marc Chandler has been covering the global capital markets for more than 30 years, including stints as the global head of currency strategy for both HSBC and Brown Brothers Harriman. Chandler joined Bannockburn Global Forex as a Managing Partner and Chief Market Strategist in 2018.
A prolific writer and speaker, Chandler appears regularly in the financial media. He is of ten quoted in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal , Barron’s, Bloomberg, and the Washington Post , among others. Marc also provides his insights and commentary on the markets on the most widely watched financial news channels, including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, and Fox Business.
Marc’s first book, Making Sense of the Dollar, was published by Bloomberg Press in 2009 and received a Bronze Award from Independent Publishers. Chandler 's second book, Political Economy of Tomorrow, was published in February 2017. Chandler is also an honorary fellow of the Foreign Pol icy Association and has been named a Business Visionary by Forbes.
Marc’s first book, Making Sense of the Dollar, was published by Bloomberg Press in2009 and received a Bronze Award from Independent Publishers. Chandler 's second book, Political Economy of Tomorrow, was published in February 2017.
Chandler is also an honorary fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and has been named a Business Visionary by Forbes.