WEBINAR DETAILS
Date: 24 September 2020
Time: 1:00 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Worldwide: The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Corporate and PE Deal-makers in today’s M&A Market

The M&A market has seen some significant swings in terms of activity this year, with different deal-makers experiencing different levels of impact as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. From a corporate viewpoint, the US has seen a 32% drop in the total number of transactions closed and Europe a 33% drop compared to last year, along with a 27% and a 19% decrease in total deal values, respectively. Asia also saw a decline in transactions in the first half of 2020, but encouragingly looks like it has already bounced back from that downturn, particularly in China and Japan. Will the US, Europe and other regions follow suit? From a PE/VC perspective, many firms are still sitting on record amounts of dry powder, and many have actively been exploring new opportunities during the crisis on the back of that. Many in the US, particularly the larger firms, have expanded into other private market strategies, moving away from more traditional M&A investments, taking advantage of things like carve-out opportunities. Is that wider approach set to be the ‘new normal’’ for M&A investment? Our expert panel will discuss all that and more during this live and interactive webinar. • How have different global markets fared in terms of M&A activity – and what does the future hold for each? • What are biggest challenges facing dealmakers today – and where do the opportunities lie going forward? • What are the golden rules when it comes to successfully closing a deal – and capitalizing on your investment?
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SPEAKERS
Mark Weil
Mark Weil, CEO of TMF Group, worked as a consultant for two decades, across Europe, North America and Asia. He rose to become a partner at Oliver Wyman, where he ran the global Retail Banking practice. Following this he became Marsh’s CEO, UK and Ireland, and during his tenure it became the largest insurance broker in the UK. Mark has a degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.
Dominic Orchard
Dominic Orchard is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in London. He brings more than 18 years of experience working in both private equity and professional services where he specialises in carve-outs and post-merger integration situations, as well as providing operational due diligence in industries such as industrial manufacturing, consumer, business and financial services.
Ian Bagshaw
Ian Bagshaw is a partner at White & Case, in a global M&A and Corporate practice based in London and Co-Head of the global Private Equity practice. He focuses primarily on financial investors and corporates acquiring from financial investors. He has built an enviable reputation in the private equity market - leading on c. 120 Mergermarket credited transactions in a career spanning 25 year.
Gordon Chin
Gordon Chin is an executive based in Tokyo, Japan with deep experience in overseeing legal and compliance matters for Asia-based businesses. He is currently Corporate Vice President, Legal for Envision AESC, a leading battery technology company committed to providing stable, open and affordable renewable energy.
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