Deal Drivers Ireland

26 September 2019

The Shelbourne Hotel
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This year's agenda will be filled with case studies and practical insights to help you make sense of what is happening in the global market. A mix of international and local M&A experts will ensure you walk away with fresh perspectives and new relationships.

M&A Professionals
Expert Speakers
Hours of networking
In-depth panels and presentations
  • 12:30

    Registration and Networking Lunch

  • 13:30

    Welcome Remarks

  • 13:40

    Keynote Presentation: An international and local insight

    With increasing global geopolitical tensions, including an escalating trade war between the US and China, Brexit, macro-economic uncertainty in Europe and US capital market volatility, the Irish economy continues to outperform other EU states. This presentation will provide insight on the potential impact of these international trends on M&A and deal activity in Ireland and consider the key drivers for transactions in the year ahead.

  • 14:10

    Panel: Exploring the macro effects on M&A activity in Ireland

    A panel of leading dealmakers will explore how Irish corporates can navigate the environment discussed in the keynote presentation as well as discussing the continuing appetite for cross border deals. 

    • Will Brexit uncertainty provide new M&A opportunities for Irish companies as international investors look to mitigate regulatory and supply chain risks through strategic acquisitions?
    • What impact has US tax reform encouraging domestic investment had on M&A in Ireland? 
    • Strength of the Irish mid-market and exploring key sectors such as finance, TMT, healthcare and agribusiness
    • Other factors which will influence M&A activity by Irish corporates in the year ahead
    Ger Rabbette
    Ger Rabbette
    CEO, Uniphar plc
    Davin Nugent
    Davin Nugent
    CEO, Mark Anthony Brands International
  • 14:50

    Networking Coffee Break

  • 15:20

    Presentation - PwC Value Creation

  • 15:50

    Panel : Sources of Capital

    The purpose of the panel discussion is to explore the different categories of capital available in Ireland today and some of the characteristics attaching to such sources.

    • What are the different approaches capital providers are taking in their investments?
    • What levels of participation are investors taking in investee/portfolio businesses?
    • Are exit timelines lengthening and what are the expected returns?
    • Is co-investing still as lucrative?

    Martin Scott
    Martin Scott
    Partner, Riverside
  • 16:30

    Keynote Presentation : Corporate Case Study

    This presentation will provide insights into the decisions made by a leading corporate throughout the M&A process and share their experience, challenges and insights into how to ensure that M&A activity maximises value.

  • 17:00

    Closing Remarks

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