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  • 08:45

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  • 09:00

    Private Markets

  • 11:45

    Intermission

  • 12:55

    Deals

    • 13:00

      Keynote: Macro-economic outlook for CEE

    • 13:20

      Panel: Cross-border deal activity

      European M&A looks set to remain at historically low levels until mid-2021 as the world continues to grapple with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences. However, there are early indications that deal activity could pick up in certain sectors such as healthcare and tech.  Panellists will discuss:

      • How are firms evaluating supply chain and re-purposing products and services to meet demand? 
      • How are corporates using divestures and carve-outs to align strategy? 
      • How are valuations likely to change and how can alternative firms explore alternative transaction structures? 
    • 14:05

      Panel: Distressed M&A

      Corporate insolvency rates in developed markets rose 2.8% in 2019 and will increase globally by a further 1.2% in 2020. The UK faces the highest corporate insolvency rate of 10%. In particular, the banking sector is facing high competition leading to insufficient profiles to satisfy shareholders. This panel will discuss:

      • What consolidation strategies are companies using in the face of stretched liquidity considering the impact of COVID-19?
      • Which investors are showing interest in distressed debt and asset investments?
      • What turnaround strategies are expected to prove most successful?
      Wojciech Janczyk
      Wojciech Janczyk
      Managing Partner, Oakbridge Capital Advisors
    • 14:40

      Networking break

    • 14:55

      Panel: The new reality of deal-making

      European tech M&A has accounted for 17.7% of deal count so far this year. The sector is likely to see continued activity as social distancing measures change the reality of doing business. This panel will explore:

      • What new technologies have disrupted the M&A advisory community?  
      • Which innovations are here to stay in a post-Covid world?
      • How can cloud adoption help with the M&A process?
      Małgorzata  Walczak
      Małgorzata Walczak
      Investment Director PFR NCBR CVC, PFR Ventures
    • 15:40

      M&A contingent risk insurance: Protecting a deal

      Contingent risk insurance for M&A, and other investments or financing transactions, offers insurance for a broad range of contingent risks for which neither party to the transaction will accept financial responsibility. This panel will discuss:

      • Who should buy contingent risk insurance?
      • How can a contingent risk insurance policy be tailored to specific circumstances of a transaction?
      • How has the coronavirus pandemic affected decisions to insure deals?