Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm (discussion begins promptly at 6:00pm)
Location: BDO 3570 Carmel Mountain Rd Ste 400 San Diego , CA 92130
Peter will be talking about mergers & acquisitions and how a company can assess whether they are ready to execute a transaction and how to set themselves up for success in M&A. Specific topics to be covered include:
Successful M&A starts with a sound company strategy
Characteristics of effective acquirers
Attributes of a successful deal
Qualities of an underachieving deal
Peter Schuster is a financial executive, who is a specialist in mergers & acquisitions and has developed expertise in a variety of financial disciplines from the various senior positions he has held during his 35 year finance career. Peter served in several corporate development roles during his 16 year tenure at Leidos (NYSE:LDOS). He served as Vice President of M&A at Leidos since the creation of the Company in 2013 with its spin-off of SAIC into a separate public company. He was responsible for all elements of the Leidos M&A program including acquisitions, divestitures, Joint Ventures and minority investments. While at Leidos Peter closed over 25 transactions ranging in size from $2 Million to $500 Million.
Peter played a key role in negotiating and closing Leidos’ $10 Billion merger with the Information Systems and Government Solutions Group of Lockheed Martin in August of 2016. In September of 2017, Peter became Director of Finance and Administration of Innovega Inc., a developer of cutting edge systems to view augmented and virtual reality through a combination of stylish glasses and contact lenses. Peter also teaches a Mergers & Acquisition course at University of San Diego.Peter is a CPA and a has a B.S. in Accountancy from Villanova University.
For more than 100 years, BDO USA has been recognized as a premier accounting, tax and consulting organization for our exceptional client service; experienced, accessible service teams; focus on quality and efficiency; and our ability to adapt to, and navigate successfully in, a changing marketplace. The firm has grown to serve clients through over 60 offices and more than 500 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. Today, BDO USA, LLP, is the U.S. Member of BDO International Limited, which forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms.