The members of M&A Worldwide meet as a group twice a year in the Spring and Fall. An individual country member typically acts as host and organizes the business meetings and social events.
In November 2016, the meeting took place in New Delhi, India, hosted by Corporate Catalyst India.
In May 2016, the group met in Warsaw, Poland, hosted by Capital One Advisers and JP Weber.
On May 18-19, 2017, Bluebox will host the meeting in London, United Kingdom.
25th Convention – New Delhi (India) – 17/11/2016
24th Convention – Warsaw (Poland) – 12/05/2016
23rd Convention – Shanghai (China) – 05/11/2015
GLOBAL ACQUISITIONS FORUM in Shanghai
A few highlights of the Convention in Shanghai:
Björn Voigt, Chairman, M&A Worldwide: “The big market drivers for sure are chemicals, Internet companies, the big conglomerates.”
“An important driver in our business is private equity money, or family office money. Out of the $4.7 trillion volume, it’s a half a trillion coming out of private equity. I found it quite interesting, the proportion of private equity money or family offices money in the total volume of deals around the globe.”
“The credit market remained favorable and companies are sitting on records of cash ready to be invested.”
Madam Wu, Vice-Chairman, Shanghai Municipal Government, Commission of Commerce: “A new round of technological and industrial innovation is under way and China is at the center of this transformation. Apart from looking for collaboration in technology, products and projects, Chinese companies are also seeking opportunities to upgrade themselves. For high-end manufacturing, a new generation of information technology and the service industry will become pillars of cross-border M&A deals. It can be foreseen that as Chinese companies accumulate experience in overseas M&A, they will become ever more active in the M&A market.“
Mark Lerner, Board Member, M&A Worldwide: “There’s been a slowdown in the Chinese domestic market, so Chinese companies are looking to continue their growth globally. Chinese companies have enormous excess cash on their balance sheets. The government is encouraging globalization of Chinese companies because they want Chinese companies to compete globally.”
22nd Convention – Istanbul (Turkey) – 28/05/2015
20th Convention – Bordeaux (France) – 22/05/2014
M&A Worldwide Conventions