ACG Pittsburgh 2022 April Program

ACG Pittsburgh 2022 April Event

Event Details


April 14, 2022 11:45 AM - 2 PM EDT

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M&A is Not a Strategy: A Fireside Chat with Ansys Ajei Gopal

Mergers and acquisitions are powerful tools that can help organizations to leapfrog their competitors while increasing value for customers and investors. During this fireside chat, Ajei Gopal, the president and CEO of S&P 500 company Ansys, will discuss why M&A isn’t a successful strategy by itself. Rather, acquisitions must be used to support an underlying corporate strategy. Ansys is a serial acquirer, having bought 30 companies in the past 25 years. Ajei, himself an entrepreneur whose company was acquired by Symantec, will share lessons learned for management as well as for corporate directors.

Ajei Gopal

Ajei Gopal

President & CEO - Ansys

Rachel Lorey Allen

Moderated by: Rachel Lorey Allen

General Counsel - ALung Technologies, Inc.

Members/Sponsors: $65 | Non-Members: $120

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ACG Pittsburgh takes your health and safety seriously. However, despite our efforts, as at any public gathering, there is a risk of contracting COVID-19 at our event. Given this risk, by registering, you agree that YOU ARE ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM AT YOUR OWN RISK regarding the special dangers associated with COVID-19. Further, you are agreeing to comply with any requested safety protocols, and you agree that you will not attend the program if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have knowingly been in contact with persons who have tested positive for COVID-19.
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