Mandarin Oriental, Miami 

M&A Symposium Agenda

Morrissey Goodale M&A symposia agendas always are packed with relevant in-depth information for A/E leadership teams and investors interested in the consolidation of the AEC industry. The Southeast States M&A Symposium panel discussions and open forums focus on interests in Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee or Mississippi.

Check back here for additional agenda details and updates as we near the meeting date.

Wednesday, January 22

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

The Wine Room, Mandarin Oriental Miami

Thursday, January 23

7:00 – 8:00 am


The Wine Room, Mandarin Oriental Miami

8:00 – 8:45 am

Overview of A/E M&A Trends 

Learn what’s driving M&A activity today.  What are buyers looking for?  What’s motivating sellers?  How is consolidation playing out in the Southeast?  What’s the outlook for M&A in the U.S?

8:45 – 9:30 am

Deal Pricing and Valuations

How are firm transactions being priced now?  What are the trends in deal pricing multiples and where are valuations headed? How do valuations vary between different types and sizes of firms?

9:30 – 9:50 am

Networking Break

9:50 – 10:50 am

Deal Structuring

How are deals being structured in today’s market? Gain insight into deal structuring best practices and how to understand the tax implications of different deal structures.

10:50 – 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am – Noon

Deal Closing

From letter of intent to purchase and sale, learn how to close a deal like a pro, whether you’re a buyer or seller.

Noon – 1:15 pm


1:15 – 2:15 pm

Buyers Best Practices Panel

In this moderated panel, buyers discuss how they originate deals, analyze transactions, and integrate acquisitions successfully.

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Networking Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Sellers Best Practices Panel

Hear from sellers on what they learned through the firm sale process, what advice they have for potential sellers, what they would have done differently, and what life is like after the deal is done.

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Networking Break

3:45 – 4:45 pm

Integration Best Practices Panel

Integration is a blend of management science, art and hard work.  Learn what it takes for a successful integration from industry professionals and experts.

4:45 – 5:00 pm


5:00 – 6:00 pm

Closing Cocktail Reception

Continue your deal-making and networking at the always-fun Morrissey Goodale post event cocktail reception.


Southeast States M&A Symposium
Jan 22-23, 2020


Expires midnight on December 27th……. $945

After December 27th…….. $1,145

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Your registration fee includes the welcome reception on January 22nd, the full day of events and materials on January 23rd, as well as breakfast, lunch, and a post-conference cocktail reception.

“The MG Team always does a great job in bringing together leaders in the industry who have relevant and timely information to share as it relates to what is going on in the M&A space. They are always up to date on the latest trend and what is happening as it relates to transactions that are taking place.”

Bill Sloan
CFO, POND (ENR # 107), Peachtree Corners, GA

“The overview of M&A Trends and presentations on Deal Pricing and Valuations, Deal Structuring and Deal Closing were excellent. They provided great detail while still being entertaining. Excellent speakers! ”

John Carrato
CEO, Alfred Benesch & Company (ENR # 132)

“I found the presented content relevant, specific and supported by real data. I also found value in the real life stories of the afternoon panels. The one-day format and ample networking time was well done.”

Dan Holte
Chief Development Officer, Braun Intertec (ENR # 117)

“Excellent event. Answered all my questions. Met some knowledgeable industry leaders who provided sincere advice for developing acquisition strategies."

Timothy Nichols
Principal Engineer, AECm

“Stellar symposium. A must attend event if you are planning or contemplating a M&A activity.”

Harold “JR” Reddish
President/CEO, S&B Infrastructure, Ltd.


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