Global Mergers & Acquisitions:
A Path to Thrive in the New Normal

After a period of record M&A activity over the past decade, the current downturn in the economy presents not only extraordinary challenges but also new opportunities for dealmakers. As PE and M&A leaders continue to drive disruptive business growth strategies, how can they derive maximum value and enhance operational effectiveness? In this webinar, participants will gain insights on:

  • The current global environment
  • Understanding and evaluating the right hiring/employment structures: PEO, Legal Entities, Contractors, Employees?
  • Evolving Employment Law and HR policies and challenges in a pandemic
  • Ensuring a smooth Day 1 with the right planning and support for employee transitions, payroll, benefits, and more
  • Creating the back-office infrastructure, teams, and processes for ongoing management of new entity and employees from Compliance, HR, Accounting, Payroll, and HR perspective

On-Demand Webinar

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Andrew Wilson

Vice President, Private Equity and M&A

Global Upside

Andrew has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs. He spent 10 years with PwC, working primarily in their M&A practice for the consumer goods, heavy engineering, and steel making industries. He worked on the client-side as a CFO. At Global Upside, he has led engagements in electronics, manufacturing, and software that involved the Big 4 accounting firms and several international law firms. His areas of expertise include international employment law, human resources, payroll and benefits, finance, and operations support.

Garry Fielding

Private Equity Operating Advisor

Francisco Partners

Garry is currently a member of the operating advisory team for Francisco Partners, a global private equity firm which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled businesses.  He helps portfolio companies increase effectiveness via executive leadership initiatives and operational improvements.  He has over 19 years of experience in human capital software and talent strategy.  He has led and consulted in a variety of organizations from Fortune 500 corporations to small start-ups.  Garry has extensive experience addressing the people and technological aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Brian Kelly

VP, Co-Head Global Private Equity


Brian Kelly is a Vice President responsible for building the Global Private Equity Practice and managing Ceridian’s relationships with the industry’s top tier Global PE Firms. For almost 19 years, Brian was involved in Investment Banking and Institutional Account Management providing equity, fixed income, and cash management transaction services. Responsibilities also included initial public and secondary offering access, PIPE, LBO, venture capital, and mezzanine capital opportunities through investment banking relationships. Prior to joining Ceridian, Brian successfully structured and launched the Private Equity Alliance program at Ultimate Software and spent time consulting at ADP.

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