M&A Innovation Breakfast in Amsterdam

In partnership with Merrill DatasiteOne

9 April 2019
Hilton Amsterdam, Apollolaan
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Gain insight into the Dutch M&A landscape and how digital transformation and technology are driving deal activity. Hear from Martijn Schoonewille, Partner at Loyens & Loeff discuss why innovation is so important in the M&A process and how they are using hackathons, their Tech Academy and legal lab to develop new tools to give them the competitive edge.

Merrill DatasiteOne will share how technology innovations such as artificial intelligence has the ability to revolutionise how dealmakers approach due diligence.

Places are limited, register for free below.

  • 09:00


  • 09:30

    Presentation: Dutch M&A Outlook – Technology as a deal driver across industries

    The emergence and evolution of disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, blockchain and smart contracts is changing the global M&A landscape and the Dutch market is not immune. These technologies have the potential to bring major benefits such as reduction of costs and improved efficiency to companies that are able to keep up. The need for digital transformation to remain competitive is reflected in the increased M&A activity to acquire new technology across a number of sectors including financial services and healthcare. This presentation will provide an overview of M&A activity in 2018 and explore the Dutch deal pipeline including sectors to watch for the year ahead.

  • 09:45

    Presentation: Innovation in the M&A process

    Disruptive technology and digitalisation also have the potential to revolutionise the M&A lifecycle and allow dealmakers to conduct deals faster, with greater accuracy and security whilst remaining compliant. Advancing technologies such as AI and machine learning can be utilised to manage the rapidly growing data and documents available during the M&A and due diligence process. The implementation of advanced analytics tools that offer deeper insights into potential targets and risks can also give dealmakers a competitive edge. This presentation will explore how a leading advisor is deploying technology in the M&A process.

  • 10:00

    Presentation: Innovation and deal acceleration in M&A

    The financial services industry, globally and in The Netherlands, is facing ever-changing competitive dynamics, as well as increased regulation calling for accountability and transparency. FinTech is transforming the sector and innovation is set to revolutionise M&A and Due Diligence processes making dealmakers capable of conducting rapid, secure and compliant M&A with deeper insight and better analytics. The presentation will cover:

      •   How innovation is transforming the financial services sector globally and in The Netherlands

      •   How technology can bring better efficiencies to the M&A life cycle through speed, analytics, and collaboration for both buyers and sellers

      •   How to utilise AI and machine-learning to manage the expansional growth of M&A data

  • 10:30



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