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March 28, 2023

The State of M&A Amid Today’s Economic Uncertainty

About this webinar

M&A thought leaders and market experts have characterized the state of M&A amid today’s economic uncertainty as a mix of opportunities and challenges. There was record-breaking activity in 2021, but as 2022 ended, activity slowed down. While the pandemic and market volatility have caused some disruption to M&A activity, the expectation of stabilizing interest rates and demand for digital technology could drive a deal spike in certain sectors.

About the speakers

Greg Noble

CEO at Kovo HealthTech Corporation


Gregory Noble has established a reputation as a leader in the medical Billing-as-a-Service, Revenue Cycle Management and Practice Management system fields, with over 22 years’ experience in revenue based transactional systems and medical software. He has held positions in Accounting, Data Analytics and Mergers and Acquisitions for several Colorado organizations. As the Co-Founder of MedWorxs, an international leader of cloud-based medical software solutions, Mr. Noble has been on the forefront of the US e-health transformation. Through the reverse merger of MedWorxs into Kovo HealthTech Corporation he is now leading the Canadian publically traded company (TSXV:KOVO) as its CEO and Board member leverage his M&A and Operational experience to drive top line growth and technology first efficiencies. 

Noble graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Accounting, He is a systems developer by trade and built the first Practice Management system for MedWorxs which is now on its 7th iteration. 

J. Neely

Senior Managing Director of Strategy, M&A, and Global Lead at Accenture


J. Neely is senior managing director for Mergers & Acquisitions within Accenture Strategy. His role focuses on building Accenture’s global M&A client service capabilities and on working with clients on major M&A efforts to address the critical issues facing their businesses. 
Over a 25+ year career, J. has supported many of the world’s largest transactions in pharmaceutical, financial services, consumer goods, healthcare, building products, specialty retailing, and industrial sectors.  He publishes regularly on M&A topics, e.g., Does Your Talent Approach Fit your Deal, M&A and Cloud Journeys, NGOs: M&A for Innovation and Impact, on He is regularly cited in the press such as WSJ, The Deal, and others, and presents at conferences including Dealbook, The Deal, Transaction Advisors and The Conference Board. 
Before joining Accenture, J. was a partner with Booz Allen Hamilton, Booz & Company and PwC.  He was also a researcher with the International Motor Vehicle Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a founder of a contract research company, and a technology commercialization consultant at an MIT startup, IBIS associates. 
J. holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Alfred University, and a Ph.D. in technology, management, and policy from MIT, where he also earned a master’s degree in materials engineering. J. is based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. 

Matt Person

Vice President of Corporate Development at IDG


Matthew brings over twenty years of experience helping companies create and capture enterprise value to his current role as Vice President of Corporate Development for IDG, Inc., the parent company of the IDC and Foundry business units, where over the past four years he has built the department from the ground up. Leveraging a philosophical approach to inorganic growth strategy called programmatic M&A, Matthew has completed (6) acquisitions during his tenure at IDG, several of which were cross-border transactions. Additionally, Matthew led the acquisition of (4) companies in an 18-month period that facilitated the transition of a legacy business unit into a leading martech provider through a subsequent rebrand (Foundry) and launch of a new proprietary product (Foundry Intent) derived from the acquired technologies. 

Prior to IDG, Matthew was a middle-market focused investment banker with Capstone Partners and boutique advisor Tully & Holland. Before entering the finance industry, Matthew enjoyed a career in professional sports with executive management and operations responsibility for various Minor League Baseball franchises, several of which achieved sales and attendance records and were recognized with multiple industry awards. Matthew holds an MBA and MSF, with Honors, from Boston College and is a graduate of Colgate University.

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