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Virtual Event: Deal Drivers Benelux - A spotlight on M&A trends in H1 2020 and beyond

Watch Mergermarket’s Virtual Event on the M&A market outlook in Benelux in partnership with Datasite here.


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On June 9, Mergermarket, in collaboration with Datasite, hosted a panel discussion of senior legal and financial advisors to explore the impact that COVID-19 has had on Benelux and the region's outlook for M&A. Mergermarket's Charlie Taylor-Kroll, TMT report was joined by a panel of experts:

  • Eric Wijs, Managing Director, Head of Benelux, Lincoln International
  • Jerome Pottier, Head of Sales, Western Europe, Datasite
  • Dominique Maes, Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine, Partner, Head of Luxembourg, Goodwin

Large transactions were few and far between in the first quarter of the year in the Benelux region. M&A recorded its lowest quarterly value since 2014 following the slowdown in global dealmaking due to the outbreak of COVID-19. However, cross-border activity from US and Chinese transactions boosted deal activity, with 153 transactions worth EUR 4.4bn during 1Q20.  

Belgium has reported one of the highest death rates from the Coronavirus pandemic in Europe. M&A has not been high on government agendas, but as the Benelux region plans its way out of lock down. Watch this virtual event to cut through some of the noise to learn about how Benelux M&A might bounce back to the strong numbers of 2019. 

Find out more information about future virtual events that Mergermarket are running here.

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