Geopolitical events continue to provide a challenging backdrop to M&A in Europe. In an effort to help give dealmakers clarity in navigating this new political era, attendees to Acuris events in 2017 events have benefitted from these first-hand views by government ministers and political commentators.
As regulators returned to the fray following the summer to continue what has been a fizzing year of antitrust enforcement PaRR brought lawyers, in-house counsel and regulators together to discuss some of the hot topics under consideration in Europe.
Mergermarket conducted a roundtable discussion with Crispin Vicars, Senior Director of M&A at Nokia; Stephane Zeghbib, Executive Director at Zaoui &Co; and Leonard Lvovich, Group Director of Corporate Development at SIG, at the European Corporate Forum on July 7 in London to discuss the impact of Brexit on European M&A.
Looking beyond the regulatory requirements for public M&A, Leonard Lvounich From SIG sat down with Catherine Ford, Editor-at-large, mergermarket after their panel to discuss his experiences of communicating deals to managers, employees, suppliers and the press
How do acquirers engage leaders across the business as early as possible in the integration process? In this panel, Matt Vance (Senior Legal Adviser at Bunzl plc), Roderic Heeneman (Head of Downstram Acquisitions & Divestments at Shell) and Christian Kukwa (Head of Strategy & M&A at Versatel) talk to the topic.
Over 3,000 M&A deals paid in cash were seen globally last year according to Mergermarket, a record high. However, shares have become a more attractive currency for M&A this year, shifting the balance back from the prevalence of all-cash deals seen in 2014. Ben Thorpe (Managing Director, Goldman Sachs), Matthew Ponsonby (Head of M&A EMEA, Barclays) and Madelaine McTernan (Head of UK M&A, Credit Suisse) discuss.
Dr. Philip Marsden, Deputy Chairman of UK CMA tells Evelina Kurgonaite, PaRR Editor Europe, that lessening of consumer choice may well warrant antitrust scrutiny of vertical practices in online commerce space.