Gain insight into M&A opportunities and how to ensure value when conducting Private Equity deals. This free seminar will consist of one major keynote and three panel discussions, designed to give you practical tips and new ideas to take back to your firm later that day.
Registration and breakfast
Chair’s opening remarks
Keynote: Macro Views
The keynote will consider current geo-political factors such as the latest elections in Portugal and its implications for the M&A world and businesses.
Panel: Deal M&A outlook in Portugal
Despite a late flurry of deals, the European M&A market has been in decline this year, recording 115 deals worth EUR 14.8bn. Confidence among corporates to invest heavily across the continent has been replaced by political and economic uncertainty.
How will current macro and geopolitical headwinds impact M&A possibilities in Portugal?
What are the current trends in investments and what is the market sentiment for 2020?
Where are corporates looking for new opportunities?
Fireside chat: Fintech updates
Fintech is essentially changing the financial sector. Speakers will examine the latest payments systems such as SIBS, how dealmakers can increase M&A activity in the future and who are the fintech newcomers.
Panel: Buyouts vs. exits
Private equity activity in Iberia continues its hot streak, with 52 buyouts in 1H19, the second-best start to a year on record, behind only 2018. Meanwhile, there were just 22 exits in 2019, with a value of EUR 2.9bn, the lowest level in the last six years.
The panellists will discuss the key drivers of deal flow in Portuguese private equity and what the drivers are for exit.
What is the preferred route for exits in the current market for GPs?
Exits have experienced a slow down this year, what are the challenges?
What are the factors to consider for a successful buyout?
Chair’s closing remarks and networking
Please complete the form below to register a pass. This event is free but space is limited so we are only able to offer two passes per company for this event.
"Leader by volume of announced deals in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017" (Mergermarket)
Cuatrecasas offers innovative and practical solutions for complex M&A deals and transactions. With extensive commercial experience and industry awareness, its team provides business oriented advice. The firm works regularly for many of the largest domestic and international companies.
Involved in many of the market’s headline-making M&A deals and prized for its quality skills and standards, its Corporate Practice has more than 200 lawyers with broad expertise in all types of M&A and private equity transactions. This team stands out for its experience in crossborder advice. It has a global international outlook thanks to an extensive network of offices, international desks and country-specific groups, as well as long-standing relationships with leading law firms worldwide.
Cuatrecasas is a leading international law firm present in 12 countries. We represent several of the largest international companies, advising them on their investments in the major markets in which we operate. We advise on all areas of business law.
Marsh and Mercer are wholly owned subsidiaries of Marsh and McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. We have more than 57 000 employees worldwide and an annual revenue exceeding $ 13 billion.
While Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, Mercer is a global consulting leader advancing the health, wealth and careers of employees around the world. We help clients succeed by defining, designing, and delivering innovative industry-specific solutions that help them effectively manage risk as well as advancing the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people.
Marsh M&A Practice
Marsh’s Private Equity and M&A Practice is a dedicated team of specialists focused on the risk and insurance issues in the context of M&A transactions and the Private Equity industry. We work with the leading corporates and private equity funds assisting with Warranty & Indemnity (W&I) insurance, IPO insurance, Private Equity Management Liability insurance and due diligence