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Driving Trends: 

Mergers Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances

3rd December 2014

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A Community Sector Breakfast Forum and

Workshop hosted by WACOSS in partnership with Jackson McDonald

WACOSS in partnership with the legal firm Jackson McDonald are hosting two events that will explore the impact, risks, challenges and critical steps involved with mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. 

These events will give board members and executive staff from not for profit community organisations an opportunity to better understand the drivers behind this trend and what they need to know for strategic decision making, successful implementation and outcomes for clients and the community services sector.

7:15 start, to 9:30am Breakfast Program (please call 9420 7222 to book, limited places left)

The breakfast forum will explore the driving trends and key questions for the sector.  Speakers will include Chris Hall, CEO Mercy Care (who has completed a Churchill Fellowship overseas on the topic), Elizabeth Tylich, Principle Solicitor, Jackson McDonald, a legal firm who specialise in working with the NFP sector.  

9.30am - 10.30am Discussion Group (workshop participants only) 

For those staying on for the Workshop there will be a closed discussion group with the speakers. Workspace options also available to catch on emails and phone calls prior to commencing workshop.  

11:00am to 3:30pm Workshop Program  ( Fully Booked)

The workshop will focus on practical considerations involved in undertaking a merger or acquisition.  The topics covered will include various merger and strategic structure options, steps involved in a merger & restructures and key factors for successful implementation.  A panel of representatives from large and small community service organisations will discuss their experiences and lessons learnt.   Places are strictly limited. 

Venue: Jackson McDonald Law Firm,  

New office located at  Level 17, 225 St Georges Terrace  Perth 

Getting to the venue:

WACOSS is committed to reducing our carbon foot print and so we encourage all participants to support sustainable transport options and consider catching public transport for all or part of their journey.   

  • Train: Catch a train to The Esplanade Station (on the Mandurah line) and walk up to the Green Cat stop at the Esplanade Bus Port.  See Transperth to plan your journey.
  • Bus: Catch the Green Cat from the Esplanade Bus Port, and get off at Green Cat stop number 2 (St Georges Terrace & Mill Street). Proceed with a short walk up St Georges Terrace heading towards Kings park.  See Transperth to plan your journey.
  • Parking: There is paid parking at 225 St George‚Äôs Terrace Car park (entry Spring Street) for more information you can visit
  • There is also paid parking at the Perth Convention Centre.  You can either catch the Green Cat from the Esplanade Bus port, or walk from here to the venue which will take approximately 10 minutes.


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