Corporate Transaction Forum 2021
M&A | Activism | Growth

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Virtual event: Live and available on replay

About the forum

The Corporate Transaction Forum is a joint event hosted by IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary which exists to bring together corporate development officers, investor relations heads and corporate secretaries to learn about the latest developments in M&A and share best practice on how to increase shareholder value through investment strategy. The current environment has created favorable conditions for some companies to grow (or survive) through corporate M&A activities, and has left other companies more open to the threat of activism.


Due to current restrictions, the event will take place as a virtual experience using our bespoke, cutting-edge technology.

Our virtual event platform closely replicates attending in-person by facilitating interaction with speakers, one-to-one networking with fellow IR and governance professionals, and group roundtable discussions. Going virtual helps you connect with a wider network from the comfort of your desk.


Holders of the NIRI IRC® credential can earn up to 4 professional development units (PDUs) per day. IRC-credentialed speakers may also earn PDUs. More information is available at

Topics and Themes

The Corporate Transaction Forum will look into key stages of the deal process from identification of targets, valuation & due diligence through to integration and explore how CorpDev, Governance and IR can work together to drive shareholder value through corporate transactions.

In a series of panel discussions, interviews, presentations and roundtable discussions we will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of the M&A outlook
  • How Corporate Development, Investor Relations and Governance can better work together in corporate transactions
  • Identifying emerging threats and opportunities and the challenges of due diligence
  • Communicating the deal and building consensus with your shareholder base
  • Managing a changing shareholder base at the time of a deal
  • How to navigate the proxy process
  • Delivering on value after the deal has been completed

Speakers and thought leaders

We will hear from senior stakeholders from Corporate Development, Legal and Finance to share their perspectives and experiences about how to build consensus with shareholders for a successful deal or how to protect shareholders from an activist campaign. If you are interested in speaking at the event please email [email protected]

Become a partner

Why partner with us?

The Corporate Transaction Forum 2021 brings together some of the most influential people from legal, finance and corporate development at public companies.

The event offers an effective approach to targeting clients at a time when they need it the most.

Through our unrivalled knowledge of the subject matter and commitment to in-depth agenda research, our events are guaranteed to attract a qualified audience.

The unique buzz we create at our virtual events – a far cry from a webinar – makes them multi-faceted and highly interactive with great engagement in particular from corporate secretaries and heads of investor relations. This allows our partners to have meaningful conversations with corporate stakeholders across legal, governance and corporate development.

By partnering with us on an event, you can generate leads, showcase your thought leadership and position yourselves as the partner of choice to our community.

We’d love to have a chat with you about how you can get in front of a truly engaged and motivated audience at the Corporate Transaction Forum 2021 – get in touch with Ian Richman or call on +1 212 430 6865.

In the last 12 months, IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary’s virtual events have attracted the highest, most diverse and senior attendees and experts in investor relations and governance



Book your place

The super early bird rate expires on April 9, 2021. 

After this date the price will increase to the early bird rate of $95. The standard price booking price is $145.

If you have any questions, please contact Chloë Rutter at [email protected] or +44 20 3002 0396.

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