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Strategies to supercharge your deal ecosystem

19th September 2019, New York

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Location: Butter

Butter Midtown
70 W 45th St
New York, NY ‎10036

You’re invited to an exclusive event featuring a provocative keynote from John Carreyrou, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal who broke the Theranos story, and author of “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.

Join your peers from Private Equity, Investment Banking, Transaction Advisory, and Legal communities on Thursday, September 19, for an evening of networking, discussions over dinner as John Carreyrou shares the rise and collapse of the once-promising blood-testing start-up, and provides 3-to-5 “red flags” to look for before doing a deal.


Successfully closing a deal in today’s competitive market requires more than just the highest bid. Record levels of capital, along with fewer acquisition targets, are inflating asset valuations and putting pressure on future returns. Add in increasingly complex workflows and little visibility into the deal pipeline, and it is clear that dealmakers face significant challenges.

Yet according to new academic research from Harvard Business School and Chicago’s Booth School of Business, 56% of closed deals have the potential to be self-generated. Establishing a more effective deal origination strategy by building and nurturing a strong relationship-driven ecosystem can enable smart collaboration across your network and decrease the cost of sourcing deals – thus generating larger returns.

The key is for dealmakers to supercharge their deal ecosystem by optimizing their network to gain a competitive edge in deal origination. The question is: how?


6:00 – 7:00 pm – Networking/happy hour with your peers
7:00 – 7:30 pm – Keynote: John Carreyrou, Author of “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup”
7:30 – 9:00 pm – Dinner discussion

Discussion Topics

  • How to overcome the challenge of inflated asset valuations with innovative ways to leverage your network
  • How to build an effective deal ecosystem based on expertise and value creation
  • How data and analytics can optimize your deal ecosystem and facilitate smart collaboration across your network

Keynote Speaker


John Carreyrou, Author of “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup”

John Carreyrou is a two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at the Wall Street Journal. For his extensive coverage of Theranos, Carreyrou was awarded the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting, the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in the category of beat reporting, and the Barlett & Steele Silver Award for Investigative Business Journalism. Bad Blood was named the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year. Carreyrou lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and three children.


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