Keynote Address: Insights and lesson learnt from One51 on key M&A transactions
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Fireside chat: Examining the experiences of corporate leaders on raising debt for M&A

Michael Griffin (CEO, Griffin Hotel Group), David Shackleton (CEO , Ding), John Delahunty (Head of New Business Origination, AIB) and Ronan Burke (Head of Mezzanine Finance, AIB) all sit down to discuss their experiences and the increase of debt for M&A in the current market. 

Private Equity Panel

This panel provided 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, gave some perspectives on the Irish market, the trends and challenges in doing deals and their outlook for the Irish private equity market going forward.

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

Alan Walsh, One51's CEO delivered the keynote address. 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. 

Technical Deal executions trends and best practices

In this panel Alan Fuller, Partner - Head of Corporate Group, McCann FitzGerald, David Lydon Partner - Corporate, McCann FitzGerald and Felix SlomanMergers & Acquisitions, Financial Lines GroupJLT explored themes of risk allocation, termination rights, W&I cover, management participation, vendor due diligence and auction sale practices

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

This session examined 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 also considered a number of case study transactions, changes in the funding market, the role of stakeholder engagement and the outlook for 2018. 

Keynote Address: Perspectives on the Irish banking sector, the economy and the international risks Ireland faces

Patrick O'Donovan, Minister of State for Fine Gael, delivers an address on the Irish banking sector and the economic and international relations risks that Ireland is up against.

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Ireland

Christopher Jackson from marsh discusses the regonal differences of M&A Insurance