Mergermarket M&A & Private Equity Forum - Germany

Mergermarket’s flagship event for key players in German and cross-border M&A market

Frankfurt Marriott Hotel, Hamburger Allee 2, Frankfurt, 60486 Germany

  • 09:30

    Registration and coffee

  • 10:15
  • 10:20

    Presentation: Mergermarket M&A & PE data

    Patrick Costello
    Patrick Costello Germany Reporter, Mergermarket
  • 10:35

    Panel: Deal Drivers, Origination and challenges to expect in 2022

    This session will explore the German M&A landscape, cross-border M&A activity, the impact of COVID-19 on pricing and valuations as well as which sectors are likely to emerge strongest from the ongoing pandemic. What impact will further COVID-19 waves, lockdowns, trade and regulatory challenges have on deal activity.

    • How do German corporates go about identifying possible M&A targets and What tools do they use?
    • How much do they rely on advisers or local networks?
    • What is the role of local managers in suggesting possible targets and what considerations need to be considered?
    Dirk Albersmeier
    Dirk Albersmeier Global Co-Head M&A, JP Morgan
    Patrick Costello
    Patrick Costello Germany Reporter, Mergermarket
  • 11:25

    Networking break

  • 11:55

    Presentation: The long view of M&A – private equity vs. corporate acquirors

    If you are a corporate acquiror in 2022 then private equity is coming to eat your lunch - or to eat you. With M&A multiples at 30-year highs find out how competition between private equity and strategic acquirors for deals is driving a valuation frenzy, how private equity is gatecrashing strategic acquirors' growth plans, and what corporate acquirors can do to respond.

  • 12:25

    Talking from experience: Springer Nature case study

    BC Partners' Single Asset Acquisition fund for academic publisher has attracted more than €1 billion in commitments, making it one of the largest such vehicles in Europe. In this session we will delve deep into the ins and outs of the continuation fund's strategy and BC's plans for the business.

  • 12:55

    Lunch break

  • 13:55

    On-stage interview: Key drivers of growth for Private Equity in Germany

    This session will examine how can the European market overcome the ever-increasing competition of private equity firms and what can we expect if the dry powder continues to grow. The panel will also delve deep into:

    • Should Private equity funds specialise or continue down the generalist route? 
    • How are private equity funds adding value to their investments and what are the challenges they are facing? 
    • How is the fundraising environment changing?
    • Will there be an adverse effect if public markets keep sliding? 
    • Should the race to go public continue? 
    • How can you truly balance the interests of your shareholders with those in your LP pool?
  • 14:25

    Panel: Shareholder activism in Europe

    Germany remains attractive country for activists. Geopolitics, climate change movement, the pandemic and supply chain disruptions have put made many firms targets with growing focus on environmental, social and corporate governance causing concern.

    • Can we expect these recent developments to emerge across Europe and will we see more international activists pick up targets?
    • What sectors are high on an activists hit list?
    • Which other European countries are ripe for an activist’s pick?
  • 15:15

    Fireside chat: Carve-outs – getting it right from the start

    • What are the objectives of the carve-out?
    • What areas of the business will be carved out?
    • Who are the potential buyers?
    • How do you approach banks?
    • Why are banks motivated by NPLs portfolios?
    Patrick Costello
    Patrick Costello Germany Reporter, Mergermarket
  • 15:45

    Chairs closing remarks and networking drinks

    Patrick Costello
    Patrick Costello Germany Reporter, Mergermarket