De-risking the international back-office during an acquisition

Date :March 22, 2018
Presented By:
TMF Group

In the immortal words of Ferris Bueller: Life moves pretty fast. So, too, does the Merger and Acquisition process - especially once it’s publicly announced. That’s when everyone is watching your every move, waiting to see how it will pan out before they make investment decisions. Before they decide to work with you, or buy from you. Yes, M&A may be essential for your growth, but it’s even more essential to make sure everything happens as smoothly as possible, as quickly as possible, with no mistakes. It’s the same little things that can trip you up in this process: 

  • getting the scope of services and pricing mechanisms right in a Transition Services Agreement (TSA) 
  • plans for major service continuity issues 
  • making sure your team has on-site, local expertise for entity structuring, statutory accounting and filings, and a locally compliant payroll and HR servicing model.


Agenda topics for the call: 

  • Discuss 2018 M&A drivers
  • Understand M&A at a deeper level
  • How does Procurement add value downstream


Discussion items:

  • 2018 M&A Landscape
  • Important M&A Concepts
  • Global Implications
  • Procurement:  Ready or not


About the speakers: 

Patrick Begley, Director, TMF Group 

Patrick Begley is Sub-Regional Business Development Director for TMF Group Americas, based in New York, USA.  Patrick has an extensive background in advising U.S. based multinationals as they expand to new markets globally, and supporting the back office across multiple jurisdictions.  Before joining TMF Group, Patrick spent a significant part of his career assisting executive leadership in navigating the challenges of achieving operational readiness in the Americas, Asia Pacific and EMEA, and scaling the accounting, HR and legal functions to meet the needs of the global business. Patrick has particular expertise in advising multinationals through mergers, acquisitions and divestitures involving both strategics and Private Equity, and the nuances of organic expansion.


Mike Morroni, Director, TMF Group

Mike Morroni is Regional Business Development Director for TMF Group EMEA, based in Zurich, Switzerland. Previously, Mike was Vice President of Global Sales at TMF Group, based in Miami.  His 20+ years of experience include leadership roles within some of the world’s largest financial services and consulting firms focused on assisting companies to understand the requirements and risks they face as they expand across the globe.  In his role with TMF Group he works with companies ranging from Fortune 500 firms, working on streamlining their business or M&A activity, to those expanding internationally for the first time in order to ensure their global operations meet both local and internal standards and requirements.  Mike earned his MBA from ESADE Business School in Spain and has visited over 100 countries.