DEAL DRIVERS IRELAND

27 SEPTEMBER 2017, THE SHELBOURNE HOTEL, DUBLIN

    • 12:00

      Registration and Networking Lunch

    • 13:00

      Chair's Welcoming Remarks

      Amy Jo Crowley
      Amy Jo Crowley
      Reporter , Mergermarket Group
    • 13:05

      Keynote Address

      Paschal  Donohoe
      Paschal Donohoe
      Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform , Fine Gael TD - Dublin Central
    • 13:20

      Interactive polling session with the audience

      Analysing the trends of 2016 and forecasting deal drivers of 2017

      Giovanni Amodeo
      Giovanni Amodeo
      Global Editor in Chief , Mergermarket
    • 13:30

      An in-depth review of the Irish M&A Market

      This session will examine some of the key trends in the Irish M&A market in 2017 – including active sectors, valuations and key trends and challenges impacting on deals in the Irish market. The panel will also consider a number of case study transactions,changes in the funding market, the role of stakeholder engagement and the outlook for 2018. 

      Pete Smyth
      Pete Smyth
      CEO , Broadlake
      Mike Quinn
      Mike Quinn
      CEO , Bord Na Mona
      Leo Casey
      Leo Casey
      Director , BGF
      Mari Hurley
      Mari Hurley
      CFO , Hostelworld
    • 14:15

      Technical Deal executions trends and best practices

      The presentation will explore themes of risk allocation, termination rights, W&I cover, management participation, vendor due diligence and auction sale practices

      Alan Fuller
      Alan Fuller
      Partner - Head of Corporate Group , McCann FitzGerald
      David Lydon
      David Lydon
      Partner - Corporate , McCann FitzGerald
    • 14:40

      Networking Coffee Break

    • 15:00

      Keynote Address: Insights and lesson learnt from One51 on key M&A transactions

      One51, the leading rigid plastics manufacturer operating from Ireland, the UK, North America and China, has been involved in a range of M&A transactions over the last year. This has included significant acquisitions in the US, including Encore Plastics and the more recent acquisition of Macro Plastics for $150m, a recent change in shareholding in the One51 group with CDPQ taking a significant shareholding earlier this year, and the disposal of ClearCircle Environmental UK and Ireland. 

      Alan  Walsh
      Alan Walsh
      CEO , One 51
    • 15:30

      IPO's in Ireland

      • Overview and trends of the IPO market in Ireland 
      • An in-depth look at one of the biggest IPO's in Ireland
      Colin  Hunt
      Colin Hunt
      Managing Director of AIB Wholesale, Institutional & Corporate Banking , AIB
      Aidan Lawlor
      Aidan Lawlor
      Partner , McCann FitzGerald
      Giovanni Amodeo
      Giovanni Amodeo
      Global Editor in Chief , Mergermarket
    • 16:15

      Private Equity Panel

      This panel will give an overview of the UK private equity market, the funding environment and what private equity funds are looking for when considering investment opportunities. A number of senior investors from a mix of Irish and UK funds, all of whom have been involved in Irish deals over the last 12 months, will give some perspectives on the Irish market, the trends and challenges in doing deals and their outlook for the Irish private equity market going forward

      Crevan  O'Grady
      Crevan O'Grady
      Co-Founder , Volpi Capital
      Sunil  Jain
      Sunil Jain
      Investment Director , Sovereign Capital
      Neil McGowan
      Neil McGowan
      Director , MML Capital
      Peter Garvey
      Peter Garvey
      Managing Director , Carlyle Group
      Richard Parsons
      Richard Parsons
      Head of Private Equity Coverage , Deloitte
      Anya Cummins
      Anya Cummins
      Partner - Head of M&A , Deloitte
    • 17:00

      Fireside chat: Examining the experiences of corporate leader on raising debt for M&A

      Michael  Griffin
      Michael Griffin
      CEO , Griffin Hotel Group
      David Shackleton
      David Shackleton
      CEO , Ding
      John Delahunty
      John Delahunty
      Head of New Business Origination , AIB
    • 17:30

      Closing Remarks

    • 17:45

      Networking Drinks brought to you by:

2016 Presentations & Interviews:

Attractive Targets - what do buyers look for?

Philip Whitchelo, Vice President at Intralinks delivers his presentation based on a 23-year study of 34,000 firms and 14,000 deals by Cass Business School and Intralinks, he seeks to answer these questions, revealing how the financial characteristics of companies correlate with M&A activity in often unexpected ways. Can an analysis of financial measures, such as growth, size, profitability, leverage, liquidity and valuation provide insights into which companies are likely to become acquisition targets? How do these measures differ for private vs. public targets? And what is the relative importance of these measures in predicting the probability of a company becoming an acquisition target?

Private equity dealmaking

Overview and trends of the private equity landscape in 2016 and outlook for 2017 Challenges in private equity deal making in the Irish market and where are the opportunities? Benefits of using private equity as a source of funding? What are the key players offering their clients? UK private equity funds investing in the Irish market – what are the trends and opportunities?