Mergermarket Germany Forum

20-21 March 2019, InterContinental Hotel, Düsseldorf

Inspiring Insights on M&A, Private Equity & Financing

20 - 21 March 2019


InterContinental Hotel
Düsseldorf
#MMGer19
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  • Funding alternatives, capital markets and opportunities for Germany’s 'hidden champions' of the Mittelstand

  • 09:30

    Registration and coffee

  • 10:00

    Welcome remarks

    Julie-Anna Needham
    Julie-Anna Needham
    Media Consultant & Financial Journalist, Independent
  • 10:10

    Keynote: 2019 outlook the macro view

    As the powerhouse of the European economy, the state of the German economy attracts significant amounts of attention. An economist will give a macro outlook, considering risks and opportunities for Germany’s economic growth and capital markets.

  • 10:40

    Panel: Financing Transactions in Germany

    As the trend to covenant light and covenant loose documentation continues, what does this mean for the market? Continued cheap financing and readily available cash have given private equity and corporates another strong year in 2018. A panel of leading finance experts discuss their outlook on the German LBO market for private equity and corporate transactions.

    Holger Kleingarn
    Holger Kleingarn
    Managing Director, H.I.G Capital
  • 11:25

    Networking coffee

  • 11:55

    Panel: Views on Direct Lending in Germany

    The number of debt funds providing alternative financing continues to rise with increasing market share, offering an alternative to traditional German bank financing. Panellists will discuss the opportunities in sponsorless lending and views for potential growth in this sector. What are the reasons investors choose sponsorless lending over its alternatives?

    Oliver Wolter
    Oliver Wolter
    Deputy General Manager, Head of Leveraged Finance, SMBC
    Bertram  Schütz
    Bertram Schütz
    Partner Private Debt, Capzanine
    Fabian Graber
    Fabian Graber
    Head of DACH PE , Debtwire
  • 12:40

    Fireside Chat: PE Trends

    An on stage interview discussing the key findings and trends from PwC’s latest Private Equity Trends report for 2019.

    Julie-Anna Needham
    Julie-Anna Needham
    Media Consultant & Financial Journalist, Independent
  • 13:00

    Panel: Carve Outs and Spin-offs

    Germany has seen a burst of splits, spin-offs and carve-outs as firms seek to streamline their structure, focus their energies, and release pent-up value in divisions that can stand alone. Corporate carve outs are expected to dominate German IPOs as well as sale to trade buyers and sale to private equity companies transactions in 2019 which offers various invaluable opportunities for PE and strategic investors. Panellists will discuss the market sentiment and pipeline for 2019 as well as challenges and opportunities associated with spin-offs and carve-outs.

  • 13:45

    Networking lunch

  • Streams

  • 15:50

    CFO Fireside chat

    On stage interview with a CFO of German Mittelstand discussing their perspective on the corporate financing environment. What characteristics do Mittelstand companies look for in terms of financing and refinancing? What are the main drivers of Mittelstand to seek debt financing?

    Fabian Graber
    Fabian Graber
    Head of DACH PE , Debtwire
  • 16:10

    Closing remarks

    Julie-Anna Needham
    Julie-Anna Needham
    Media Consultant & Financial Journalist, Independent
  • 18:00

    Networking Dinner

    If you have registered for dinner, you are invited to ROCCA 800°C from 18:00.

    There are limited tickets available for the Networking Dinner, to purchase yours click here.

  • Funding alternatives, capital markets and opportunities for Germany’s 'hidden champions' of the Mittelstand

  • 09:30

    Registration and coffee

  • 10:00

    Welcome remarks

    Julie-Anna Needham
    Julie-Anna Needham
    Media Consultant & Financial Journalist, Independent
  • 10:10

    Keynote: 2019 outlook the macro view

    As the powerhouse of the European economy, the state of the German economy attracts significant amounts of attention. An economist will give a macro outlook, considering risks and opportunities for Germany’s economic growth and capital markets.

  • 10:40

    Panel: Financing Transactions in Germany

    As the trend to covenant light and covenant loose documentation continues, what does this mean for the market? Continued cheap financing and readily available cash have given private equity and corporates another strong year in 2018. A panel of leading finance experts discuss their outlook on the German LBO market for private equity and corporate transactions.

    Holger Kleingarn
    Holger Kleingarn
    Managing Director, H.I.G Capital
  • 11:25

    Networking coffee

  • 11:55

    Panel: Views on Direct Lending in Germany

    The number of debt funds providing alternative financing continues to rise with increasing market share, offering an alternative to traditional German bank financing. Panellists will discuss the opportunities in sponsorless lending and views for potential growth in this sector. What are the reasons investors choose sponsorless lending over its alternatives?

    Oliver Wolter
    Oliver Wolter
    Deputy General Manager, Head of Leveraged Finance, SMBC
    Bertram  Schütz
    Bertram Schütz
    Partner Private Debt, Capzanine
    Fabian Graber
    Fabian Graber
    Head of DACH PE , Debtwire
  • 12:40

    Fireside Chat: PE Trends

    An on stage interview discussing the key findings and trends from PwC’s latest Private Equity Trends report for 2019.

    Julie-Anna Needham
    Julie-Anna Needham
    Media Consultant & Financial Journalist, Independent
  • 13:00

    Panel: Carve Outs and Spin-offs

    Germany has seen a burst of splits, spin-offs and carve-outs as firms seek to streamline their structure, focus their energies, and release pent-up value in divisions that can stand alone. Corporate carve outs are expected to dominate German IPOs as well as sale to trade buyers and sale to private equity companies transactions in 2019 which offers various invaluable opportunities for PE and strategic investors. Panellists will discuss the market sentiment and pipeline for 2019 as well as challenges and opportunities associated with spin-offs and carve-outs.

  • 13:45

    Networking lunch

  • Streams

  • 15:50

    CFO Fireside chat

    On stage interview with a CFO of German Mittelstand discussing their perspective on the corporate financing environment. What characteristics do Mittelstand companies look for in terms of financing and refinancing? What are the main drivers of Mittelstand to seek debt financing?

    Fabian Graber
    Fabian Graber
    Head of DACH PE , Debtwire
  • 16:10

    Closing remarks

    Julie-Anna Needham
    Julie-Anna Needham
    Media Consultant & Financial Journalist, Independent
  • 18:00

    Networking Dinner

    If you have registered for dinner, you are invited to ROCCA 800°C from 18:00.

    There are limited tickets available for the Networking Dinner, to purchase yours click here.

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