M&A Outlook: Portugal Breakfast Briefing

30 October 2019

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz
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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.

  • 08:30

    Registration and breakfast

  • 09:00

    Chair’s opening remarks

  • 09:10

    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.

  • 09:45

    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 Confidence among corporates to invest heavily across the continent has been replaced by political and economic uncertainty.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?
  • 10:25

    Networking coffee

  • 10:45

    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.

  • 11:15

    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?
  • 12:00

    Chair’s closing remarks and networking

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