This meeting and meetings in the foreseeable future will be held 6:00 PM, whether virtual or in-person. We are hoping to be able to have in-person meetings again early next year. It all depends on the status of Covid.
We are very happy to announce that Crystal and Greg Suazo of Reagan Madison will be our hosts in October.
Date: October 13, 2021
Formal Meeting Time: 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (Virtual)
Place: Virtual - Register for this Zoom meeting on the FENG website.
Host: Reagan Madison - Crystal and Greg Suazo
Topic: Growing your top line – M&A Strategies
Over the last 150 years, the average S&P 500 price to earnings ratio was 15.9. Today it stands at close to 35. The market’s expectations for growth are high and investor impatience is growing.
Many options for growth are available, but one of the most notable, tends to be the one with the lowest expected success rate. That option for growth is an acquisition, with less than 3 in 10 executives believing it would be successful over the long run. Yet despite the odds, the majority of senior executives plan an acquisition over the next two years.
So how do some companies grow so successfully via acquisitions, when most others, fail? What are the best practices we can all learn from to find the right target, pay the right price and successfully integrate to capture synergies and accrue value to our stakeholders above and beyond stand-alone value.
In our October 13th meeting, we will discuss and debate this with you all, so please come and join us as we review the best practices to grow your top line, with Mergers and Acquisitions.
Speaker: Kevin Henson, CEO - Prometheus Consulting Group
Kevin Henson is the CEO of Prometheus Consulting Group, a Strategic and Corporate Development consultancy.
Prometheus specializes in driving top line growth through Corporate and Business Unit Strategy Development. We begin with a deep understanding of your customers, your competitors and the capabilities you bring to bear to drive value today and tomorrow. We then work with you to help define and execute strategies designed to deliver top and bottom-line growth by aligning plans and resources to enduring and emerging customer objectives and missions.
Prometheus works closely with our clients around the world to design and execute acquisition strategies, due diligence and integration related to activities. Focusing on everything from “game changing” corporate acquisitions to tactical tuck-ins, we help clients align their M&A strategy with business and market opportunities and execute buy side due diligence to mitigate risk and move confidently and aggressively toward a decision.
Kevin has over 20 years of professional work experience in Strategy and Finance functions. He has worked around the world growing businesses by applying advanced technological solutions in various industry verticals from Healthcare to Intelligence, Farming to Energy and many more.
Prior to Prometheus, Kevin was the VP of Strategy for AICPA, a nonprofit professional association in the Accounting EdTech space. There he led the development of the Association’s long-term strategy, its Corporate Development activities, served as the Chief Data Officer and owned Enterprise Risk Management for the company. Kevin worked at two Fortune 500 companies prior to the Association, L3Harris and The Boeing Company. In both instances Kevin held roles of increasing responsibility in both finance and strategy functions. Those positions included growth initiative incubation, CFO and corporate development positions, among others.
Kevin holds B.A. degrees in Political Science and Economics from the University of Kentucky, and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. He has also completed executive education programs at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the Darden School at the University of Virginia and is currently pursuing his CGMA and ABV credentials from AICPA
Kevin lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, is married (Lisa) and has five children (Roslyn, Grant, Cameron, Grier, & Griffin).