Mergermarket M&A Forum – Spain 2022

Equipping acquirers, investors and advisors with connections and corporate strategy trends

Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid


The Mergermarket M&A Forum – Spain is back after two years. The event is an outstanding opportunity for investors, acquirers and advisors to connect with local experts, professionals and peers interested in corporate acquisitions and strategy.

Attending will provide both an overview of the most promising sectors in Spain and expert insights on the outlook for M&A in the country. Speakers will be drawn from business leaders in Spain's most exciting sectors, including infrastructure, digital, oil and gas, TMT and chemicals.

Lead Sponsors


Willis Towers Watson
  • Agenda keyboard_arrow_down
    08:45 - 09:20

    Registration and Breakfast

    09:20 - 09:25

    Mergermarket chairperson opening

    Pablo Mayo Cerqueiro
    Pablo Mayo Cerqueiro Head of Financial Services M&A, EMEA, Mergermarket
    09:30 - 09:50

    Keynote Presentation: Macroeconomic outlook for Spain

    This keynote will examine the political situation between Spain and the European Union & the European Union’s relationship with Russia. What will the geopolitical implications of the conflict have on the future pipeline of deals and what sectors will be impacted the most.

    Pablo de Ramón- Laca
    Pablo de Ramón- Laca Director General of the Treasury and Financial Policy, Ministerio de Asuntos Económicos y Transformación Digital
    09:50 - 10:35

    Panel: Deal leaders - Spanish market activity

    What strategic corporate changes are enhancing companies and how is the financial sponsors community aiding the process. How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected deal making over the last two years and what is the current outlook for market activity.

    10:35 - 11:00

    Fireside Chat: Sector spotlight - Technology advancements

    Technology sectors in Spain have made stagy progress in the last few years. The important international component of the technology-driven transactions evidence how Spanish companies have developed experience at home that they have exported overseas with great success. 

    • What are the current trends in technology and how the market looks like in the upcoming years?
    • Are international players looking to invest in the Spanish tech market?
    11:00 - 11:30

    Networking Coffee Break

    11:30 - 12:15

    Panel: Private Equity

    • Why have foreign private equity funds and Middle Market investors become more interested in Spain? 
    • What type of deals are Private Equity considering? 
    • What are the key trends and opportunities in the mid-market through 2022?
    • Forecasting trends in private equity and Middle Market 
    12:15 - 13:00

    Panel: ESG focus

    Sustainability has climbed higher on all our agendas. The importance of considering ESG factors in M&A has magnified. The question is where, how and can you really find value-generating business rather than merely risk mitigation. Private equity funds are also finding increased focus from LP investors to deliver profit with purpose.   This session will consider how ESG factors are playing into investment opportunities.  

    • How is the focus towards ESG impacting corporate strategy, fund raising activity and valuation?
    • How are ESG factors being incorporated into due diligence processes? 
    • What post deal processes are in place to support sustainable practices? 
    • What is the potential for greater regulatory scrutiny at national at European level?  
    • 10 years view - where will we be in 2030?
    Alejandra Moore Mayorga
    Alejandra Moore Mayorga Managing Director, Grupo Albión
    Isabela Perez Nivela
    Isabela Perez Nivela VP Legal Strategy and Corporate Functions, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
    Lucas Arangüena
    Lucas Arangüena Global head of Green Finance for Grupo Santander and global head of ESG, Santander CIB
    13:00 - 13:15

    Networking Coffee Break

    13:15 - 14:00

    Panel: M&A in Energy

    Industrials focus - regulation and geopolitical consequences.

    • Deal flow – what will be the trends in 2022? 
    • Role of players in the market: Utilities/ Infrastructure funds/ Private Equity funds 
    • Oil & Gas: challenges and drivers for future investments 
    • Utilities: how will the “tariff deficit” impact future deal flow? 
    • Cross-border M&A opportunities: LATAM, US, EU
    Álvaro Pérez de Lema
    Álvaro Pérez de Lema Chief Executive Officer, Saeta Yield
    Oscar Perez
    Oscar Perez Partner, Q-Energy
    Raquel Pérez
    Raquel Pérez M&A Head, EDPR
    Rubén Rodríguez
    Rubén Rodríguez Managing Director of M&A, Santander CIB

    Conference end and Networking lunch

    Pablo Mayo Cerqueiro
    Pablo Mayo Cerqueiro Head of Financial Services M&A, EMEA, Mergermarket

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