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Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips brings dealmakers together to encourage new connections and opportunities. We regularly host events called the Dealmakers Series which are topical, invitation-only discussions for the top dealmakers and operators in our markets. Our events always approach the discussion through the lens of M&A. They feature industry experts discussing the future of the media and technology industries, specifically focusing on recent and imminent notable transactions, as well as emerging trends and opportunities in our space.

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips’ professionals are also frequently asked to speak at events, or are attendees themselves. In all instances, we encourage you to seek us out at the events listed below and meet us in person.

 

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    February 2007
    08 Feb

    2007 DeSilva+Phillips Media Dealmakers Summit

    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    The Pierre Hotel, New York City,

    The fifth annual Media Dealmakers Summit, held at The Pierre in February 2007, set a number of records: • Our 321 attendees from 242 companies represent the media industry’s inner circle —financial sponsors, entrepreneurs, top media executives and lenders • The speakers were responsible for $18.6 billion in media M&A in 2006 • Private equity…

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    October 2007

    The DeSilva + Phillips Healthcare Media M&A Summit 2007 addressed   major trends and drivers in the healthcare communications market, the role of the internet and other new technologies in CME (continuing medical education), the wealth of medical portals, and the transformation of the traditional pharmaceutical marketing channels including direct to consumer (DTC), direct to physician…

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    February 2008
    February 2009
    May 2009

    Agenda 8:30am  Registration and Breakfast 9:20am  Welcome and Celebrity-Media Review 9:30am  Saving and Exploiting Celebrity Franchises Magazines are the bedrock of celebrity media, and broadcast has enjoyed a long and profitable run.  But now readership is sinking and advertisers are defecting, TV ratings are stagnant and online video poses a threat.  How can traditional media…

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    November 2009

    Donna Fenn, author of Upstarts!: How Gen Y Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit From Their Success, and renowned venture capitalist, Alan Patricof discuss what makes Generation Y different from past generations of entrepreneurs and what the implications are for investors. This was followed by a panel discussion with prominent entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and investors, moderated by…

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    February 2010
    04 Feb

    2010 DeSilva+Phillips Media Dealmakers Summit

    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    The Pierre Hotel, New York City,

    The by-invitation-only 8th Annual DeSilva+Phillips Media Dealmakers Summit 2010 took place on February 4, 2010 and was a complete success.  Over 270 of the most influential media dealmakers were in attendance, with speakers from companies ranging form BUZZMEDIA to Walt Disney.  As always, the Summit brought together the most active private equity groups and strategic acquirers to discuss the most pressing challenges facing the media…

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    February 2011
    03 Feb

    2011 DeSilva+Phillips Media Dealmakers Summit

    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    The Pierre Hotel, New York City,

    The Media Dealmakers Summit is DeSilva & Phillips' ninth annual by-invitation-only M&A conference for the top dealmakers in the media industry. The agenda included an outstanding line-up of 18 panelists and 8 moderators from some of the world's most renowned media organizations. Please see the Agenda and the Panel Details files on the right side of this page for the complete schedule of the day's…

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    February 2012
    02 Feb

    2012 DeSilva+Phillips Media Dealmakers Summit

    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    The Pierre Hotel, New York City,

    DeSilva+Phillips held their 10th Media Dealmakers Summit on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at The Pierre Hotel in New York City and welcomed over 250 attendees. Thank you to all that participated and helped to make this one of our most successful Dealmakers Summits, with an outstanding line-up of speakers and moderators. As in the past, the Media Dealmakers Summit remains an “Invitation only"…

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    February 2013
    07 Feb

    2013 Dealmakers Summit

    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    New World Stages, New York City,

    DeSilva+Phillips' 11th Annual Dealmakers Summit Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013. Time: 8:00am - 6:00pm Location: New World Stages at 340 West 50th Street, New York City After a decade at the Pierre Hotel, DeSilva+Phillips relocated this year's Summit to the new and exciting venue at 340 West 50th Street – New World Stages.  We were excited to start fresh with new and engaging content.   The Dealmakers Summit is…

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    July 2013

    DeSilva+Phillips hosted an invitation-only event on July 23, 2013 in conjunction with NYC Media Lab at Lafayette Restaurant in New York City. Over 75 attendees came together for cocktails and a discussion on The Future of Mobile Commerce with Gilbert Ahye, Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at American Express and Roger Neal,…

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    February 2014
    06 Feb

    2014 Dealmakers Summit

    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Guastavino’s, NYUnited States

    The 12th Annual DeSilva+Phillips Dealmakers Summit will be held on February 6, 2014 at Guastavino's in New York City. The Dealmakers Summit has always maintained a focus on the future of the media industry as viewed through the lens of recent notable transactions as well as the emerging trends and opportunities in the space. We bring together the industry's most influential and active…

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    February 2015

    Event Recap Our most recent Dealmakers Series event was a half-day conference featuring two all-star panels with some of the leading minds in digital transactions.  The panels focused on successful strategies for the execution of digital transactions as well as the best ways to drive them. Our first panel on Executing eCommerce was moderated by Sheila Dharmarajan, Head of Business Development at Zelnick…

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    March 2015

    The proliferation of digital media content and the increasing complexity of tracking these digital assets across multiple formats, platforms, and geographies create new challenges for licensors and licensees. The former SVP of Assets & Rights at Condé Nast, publisher of major brands such as WIRED to the newly launched digital video platform thescene.com, and now Managing Director at DeSilva+Phillips, joins FADEL, provider of IP…

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    July 2016

    Our panelists and moderators offered thought-provoking insights into volatility and entrepreneurship worldwide, and over 120 CEOs, thought-leaders, PE, VC, and Corporate Development executives gathered to join the conversation. Event Recap Our first panel, moderated by Leslie Picker of The New York Times’ DealBook, brought together leading figures in private equity, venture capital and corporate development to discuss how best to identify…

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    October 2016
    26 Oct

    Dealmakers Series: Globalization

    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St.
    New York,NY10014United States

    Our panels brought together thought leaders, operators and investment luminaries to discuss the market forces accelerating globalization and their implications for the M&A landscape worldwide.  Over 120 CEOs, thought-leaders, PE, VC, and Corporate Development executives gathered to join the conversation. Event Recap Jason Kelly of Bloomberg LP moderated our first panel, which engaged the experience and insights of…

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    March 2017
    09 Mar

    HBS Dealmakers Breakfast Series – March 9, 2017

    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    D&P Offices, 475 Park Avenue South, 22nd Floor
    New York,NY10016United States

    Discuss the future of Investing in Education with one of the leading investors and pioneers in the Education Industry, Jonathan Grayer, HBS Class of 1990, Founder and CEO of Weld North LLC. a partnership with KKR, which acquires and builds educational technology companies. Investing in Education Technology is set to reach $252 billion globally…

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    May 2017
    02 May

    HBS Dealmakers Breakfast, May 2, 2017

    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    D&P Offices, 475 Park Avenue South, 22nd Floor
    New York,NY10016United States

    Discuss the future of Healthcare Technology and the implications for investing in HealthTech with Frank Baitman, the Chief Information Officer with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the Obama administration. Digital health and technology-enabled services companies are expected to hit nearly $5 billion in equity capital this year. Learn more…

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    June 2017
    15 Jun

    HBS Dealmakers Breakfast Series – June 15, 2017

    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    D&P Offices, 475 Park Avenue South, 22nd Floor
    New York,NY10016United States

    Peggy Koenig, co-CEO and Managing Partner of ABRY Partners, one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in North America, will discuss how over the past 25 years she has led ABRY in its growth from a narrow, media-focused private equity firm with less than $100M under management to its current broader…

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    September 2017
    28 Sep

    HBS Dealmakers Breakfast Series – September 28, 2017

    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    D&P Offices, 475 Park Avenue South, 22nd Floor
    New York,NY10016United States

    Tom Glocer, Former CEO of Thomson Reuters, on "Investing in FinTech & the Digital Future"

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    October 2017

    On October 27th Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips Hosted the Dealmakers AI Summit

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    December 2017

    On December 6th ODP Hosted a Holiday Celebration & Book Signing Party with Scott Galloway

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    May 2018
    09 May

    HBS Dealmakers Breakfast Series – May 9, 2018

    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    D&P Offices, 475 Park Avenue South, 22nd Floor
    New York,NY10016United States

    Brian S. Cohen, Chairman of New York Angels, on Investing in Entrepreneurial Ventures

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    June 2018
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    15 Jun

    HBS Dealmakers Breakfast Series – June 15, 2018

    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    D&P Offices, 475 Park Avenue South, 22nd Floor
    New York,NY10016United States

    Maria Gotsch - on Investing in New York City's Emerging Tech Sectors

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    June 2018
    21 Jun

    Dealmakers Series: Blockchain

    4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    One June 21st, ODP hosted the Dealmakers Blockchain Summit.

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    September 2018

    On September 25, ODP hosted the Dealmakers Future of Higher Education Summit.

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