Understand the strategic M&A drivers in 2018

Plaza Athenee
17 May 2018
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  • 08:30

    Registration and coffee

  • 09:00

    Chair’s welcome remarks

    Beranger Guille
    Beranger Guille
    Editor EMEA, Mergermarket
  • 09:10

    Keynote: Outlook for Start-ups in France

    Are French VCs dynamic compared to the rest of the world? Is that easier now for French start-ups and SMEs to raise funds? Did French SMEs who completed successful Series A &B reach eventually a sufficient size to compete abroad? Are we really creating a French "mittelstand? Are French companies carrying out enough M&A to expand abroad?

  • 09:40

    M&A Growth Drivers and FDI in France and beyond…

    This session will give an overview of the French M&A landscape within a global context and examine what is driving deal flow. M&A operations should increase by 40% in France in 2018 according to a Global Transactions Forecast study by Baker Mckenzie in collaboration with Oxford Economics. What are the challenges corporates face when expanding internationally? France is less business averse but some key strategic companies are being seen more and more as targets for large US and Chinese investors.

  • 10:30

    Networking coffee

  • 11:00

    Fireside chat

    On-stage interview with some of the biggest fundraisers.

  • 11:20

    Private Equity and Digitisation

    Increasingly, digitisation is becoming a key factor in due diligence and valuation of companies by PE firms. How do private equity funds stand to profit from technological change in their portfolio companies?

  • 12:10

    Chair’s closing remarks

    Beranger Guille
    Beranger Guille
    Editor EMEA, Mergermarket
  • 12:20

    Networking Lunch

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