Examining outbound and inbound M&A opportunities for Spanish companies

Attracting 200 attendees and 20 speakers, the 10th annual conference brings together corporates, private equity houses, investment banks, corporate finance advisers and law firms to forge relationships and set the agenda for the year ahead in deals.

Themes that have come out of our research for the 2017 agenda show that there are increasing opportunities for M&A and investment opportunities in Latin America and international private equity funds are starting to look at Spain's market. As a toast to the events 10th Anniversary we will take a look at the evolution of M&A over the past 10 years and the future outlook for business in Spain.

The 2017 programme aims to address the concerns of the market through interactive debates and case studies. To be kept informed about the speakers, topics and best discount rates, sign up for email alerts today.

This year's Keynote: Irene Garrido Valenzuela

Irene Garrido was appointed as Secretary of State for Economy and Business Support on November 2016. She is responsible, among other functions, for orienting the economic policy, macroeconomic forecast magnitudes, state treasury, financial, insurance and pension policy, prevention of money laundering, statistics and representation in international financial institutions.

In her capacity, she is also President of the Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Monetary Infringements and President of the Advisory Committee on the Social Security Reserve Fund Investments. Moreover, she is the Alternate Governor in some of the main Development Banks, such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank or the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Ms. Garrido holds a PhD in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Her career has been closely linked to the world of academia, in particular to the University of Vigo, where she has held various managerial positions. She has directed various Masters and university courses, including a Master in Business Administration and Management. Ms. Garrido has also actively participated in research programmes concerning markets and financial instruments as well as various R&D projects. She has also published scientific and technical books and papers in both Spain and the United States.

Between 2006 and 2011 she was Director of the Financial Economics and Accountancy Department at the University of Vigo, as well as coordinator of the education and research centre at the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP).

From November 2011 to August 2014, she was elected Member of Parliament and appointed deputy spokesperson for the Committee of Economy and Competitiveness.

From August 2014 to November 2015, she was the President of the “Instituto de Crédito Oficial” (ICO), a state-owned bank attached to the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness whose functions are to promote economic activities contributing to growth, as well as President of Axis, ICO’s venture capital company.

From November 2015 to November 2016, she was again elected as a Member of Parliament and appointed spokesperson for the Committee of Economy and Competitiveness.

10th Anniversary Networking Drinks, Wednesday 14th June 2017

All delegates are invited to join us for drinks the evening before the event, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Spanish M&A and Private Equity Forum at the Santo Mauro.

Housed in the former residence of the Duke of Santo Mauro, an influential member of Madrid society at that time, the hotel consists of three buildings surrounded by a magnificent garden that makes it an oasis in the heart of Madrid. Located in the exclusive area of Chamberi, surrounded by palaces of time

Venue: Jardin, Santo Mauro, Autograph Collection, Calle de Zurbano 36, 28010 Madrid
Time: 20.00
Date: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Attendance is complimentary but places are limited.

Please confirm your attendance when registering online or contact clare.hope@mergermarket.com to inquire about availability and confirm your place.

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