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Where’s the “Human” in the M&A Data Room?

Tuyen Ho & Britta Aagaard

Monday, 25 March, 2019
Free for GALA Members
$75.00 for Non-Members


In preparing for due diligence, the data room is a secured space for sharing of confidential information that is of interest to the acquiring firm and is provided by the target firm. There’s a working assumption that a clear picture of the target firm can be captured on paper, in excel workbooks, in legal agreements, P&L, and other documentation. But where is the human aspect in this sea of information, i.e. the company culture, the leadership breadth, the untapped potential, the customers’ trust, etc.? This session delves into the challenges of valuing and understanding a company based on what’s presented in the data room from both the acquiring firm and the target firm’s perspective.

Tuyen Ho

Tuyen Ho leads global marketing and corporate development initiatives at Welocalize. She focuses on driving growth strategies and creating strategic alliances. Prior to Welocalize, Tuyen held leadership roles in sales and operations at technology start-ups in the area of voice recognition, big data crowdsourcing, and natural language processing.

Britta Aagaard

Heading up the translation business area of the Semantix Group. The enthusiastic leader of a passionate team of language professionals, technology experts and innovative minds. Semantix is the leading player in the Nordics and is constantly expanding its own comfort zone, trying harder and achieving more. Building on great people who firmly believe in communication and technology as an important contribution to our modern world.