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Global Trends in Software Dealmaking

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Come and hear Taylor Henricks, Morgan Stanley’s Head of  West Coast Software M&A, discuss trends in the US and Internationally in the software M&A market.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand about Global Software M&A and what is driving those trends.
  • Learn from an experienced M&A professional about the key aspects of negotiating a successful transaction and what it takes!


Taylor Henricks
Head of West Coast Software M&A

Taylor is a senior member of Morgan Stanley’s Technology Investment Banking Group and is the Head of West Coast Software M&A. With over 13 years of Technology investment banking experience, the last 10 years at Morgan Stanley, Taylor has advised on over 70 transactions totaling $60Bn+.

In the last year, Taylor’s software mergers and acquisition transactions have included Adaptive Insights’ $1.6Bn sale to Workday, Barracuda Networks’ $1.6Bn sale to Thoma Bravo, Jive Software’s $462MM sale to ESW Capital, Splunk’s $350MM acquisition of Phantom Cyber, LogRhythm’s sale to Thoma Bravo, and Guidance Software’s sale to OpenText. He has also advised on sellside software transactions for Ariba in the sale to SAP, Conversant in the sale to Alliance Data, Digital River in the sale to Siris Capital, GT Nexus in the sale to Infor, MarketShare in the sale to Neustar, and Qlik Technologies in the sale to Thoma Bravo.

In addition to software M&A, Taylor has also advised leading public software companies on their IPOs including Palo Alto Networks, LinkedIn and Jive Software.

Taylor holds a BSE in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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Event Information

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Networking with drinks and light fare, followed by discussion.

Please arrive early for registration!


Meal Type

Heavy Appetizers


CPE Credits

One and a half (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: TBD

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