Mergermarket M&A Forum – Spain 2022

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

Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid


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