Inna Gehrt, Partner/ Head of DACH at Mandarin Capital Partners
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Interview with Alfred Kossmann, Partner at Shearman & Sterling

Shearman & Sterling Partner, Alfred Kossmann, discussed the challenges of inbound M&A into Germany and the succession issues that are facing Mittlestand companies. 

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Inna Gehrt, Partner/ Head of DACH at Mandarin Capital Partners

Over coffee we discussed the expectations for future Chinese investments in Germany and the opportunities that this may produce with Inna Gehrt, Partner and Head of DACH at Mandarin Capital Partners. 

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Interview with Frank Rittgen, Head of M&A at Bayer AG

We met up with the Head of M&A at Bayer AG, Frank Rittgen, to discuss how to differentiate in an auction scenario.

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Interview with Karl Ostler, CEO at Koller Group

We asked Karl Ostler, CEO at the Koller Group about the rationale of bringing in a Chinese investor and the type of venture that they eventually decided upon.

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Interview with Siobhan Sweeney-Cordova, Executive Vice President at American Industrial Acquisition Corporation

We were delighted to be joined by Siobhan Sweeney-Cordova of the American Industrial Acquisition Corporation who shared her views on what is driving the deal flow in the German market and how she goes about identifying deal opportunities. 

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Interview with Michael Brellochs, Partner at Noerr

The role of activist shareholders in Germany came up in our conversation with Michael Brellochs of Noerr and how the awareness of shareholder activism is having an effect on the market. 

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Interview with Henrik Hahn, Chief Digital Officer at Evonik

Digitalisation shaping the German market was the main focal point of our talk with Henrik Hahn, Chief Digital Officer at Evonik, with the opportunities that are presented in the chemicals industry and the impact of innovation in the growing trend of digitisation in the market. 

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Interview with Klaus Maurer, Partner at Silverfleet Capital

After his panel appearance earlier in the day we caught up with Klaus Maurer, Partner at Silverfleet Capital, to ask him why he chose different funding options for several deals, highlighting the way in which funds and banks reacted. 

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Interview with Alexander Arauner, Head of Corporate Finance Advisory Germany at UniCredit

We were thrilled to be able to catch up with Alexander Arauner, Head of Corporate Finance Advisory Germany at UniCredit. We asked him what his outlook for the year would look like and how best to identify opportunities in the German Market. 

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Interview with Alexandre Grellier, CEO at Drooms

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Interview with James Staunton, Structured Financeat Berenberg Bank

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Interview with Bettina Haedrich, Senior Director Corporate Business Development at QIAGEN

We were joined by Bettina Haedrich of QAIGEN who highlighted the challenges of outbound M&A outside of the Germany market and the best strategies for integration with acquisitions. 

Keynote Panel: Private Equity Outlook

The keynote panel at the annual Mergermarket Germany Forum looked at the international perspective from private equity funds exit strategies and fundraising. 

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Creating Value in Businesses as a Private Equity Fund

We interviewed Guido May from Silverfleet Capital Partners at our Mergermarket Germany Forum