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All members of M&A WORLDWIDE  meet as a group twice every year, for several days. By rotation, an individual country member typically acts as  a host for these working business meetings and networking events.

These close and regular contacts between all the deal makers within our network builds the capacity of our members to act as a unified team and hence to respond better and faster to our Clients’ needs.High level Client-oriented global Forums are also organized on the occasion of our Conventions, creating the opportunity for our members to meet Clients and especially global buyers and investors.

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Next Convention – Toronto – Canada

October 23, 2019

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HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR RECENT CONVENTIONS

30th Convention Lisbon (Portugal)

April 4, 2019

An outstanding number of 275 M&A professionals gathered on the 4th and 5th of April in Lisbon for the 30th M&A Worldwide convention. This is widely considered as a milestone of this convention.

Hosted by the M&A Worldwide Portuguese member – Fingeste – this convention was a world-class event where more than 100 M&A Worldwide members were present, coming from 40 countries, 151 business guests and loads of chances to interact and make connections. The event included a speed meeting session where 110 meetings occurred.

The program included:

  • A presentation about the reasons why Portugal is a target for international expansion
  • The most recent trends in the M&A industry
  • A debate on Private Equity and Industrial M&A
  • A debate on Debt and Other Equity instruments for SME
  • A discussion on Family Business succession and the role of private equity and M&A
  • A debate on Ethics and Corporate Governance in M&A transactions, and
  • M&A Best Practices

M&A Worldwide members also had the chance to develop internal discussion on Industry Groups.

During the General Assembly, the members unanimously voted for the 2019 budget and accounts.

A new Board was also elected, and Jacques Jetten became the new Chairman.

The members honoured three people with a farewell moment: past Chairman (Bjorn Voigt), past Vice Chairman (Çigdem Bicik) and past Treasurer (Isabelle Arnaud-Despreaux).

29th Convention Miami (USA)

November 15, 2018

More than 100 professionals, including M&A Worldwide members and corporate guests, gathered in Miami (USA) for the 29th M&A Worldwide Convention – Rainmaker Summit. It was a great venue with lots of opportunities for interaction and connection, to learn and to start a good deal. The program included several elements:
  • The election of the Deal of the Year (Fall Edition);
  • Corporate presentations (Nelson Mullins, Esri, Deal Cloud and Merger Market);
  • Dozens of speed meetings and roundtables;
  • Keynote speaker (Stuart Diamond shared his research, ideas and thoughts on Negotiation);
  • The presentation of two new members (from Ireland and Japan) and
  • Good internal work (industry group meetings, best practices, and staff work status).
All these activities occurred in a perfect environment that helped to keep up the excellent work.

HISTORICAL LISTING OF OUR CONVENTIONS

Country
City
Date
Miami
USA
November 2018
Netherlands
Amsterdam
April 2018
Spain
Barcelona
October 2017
UK
London
May 2017
India
New Delhi
November 2016
Poland
Warsaw
May 2016
China
Shanghai
November 2015
Turkey
Istanbul
May 2015
Germany
Düsseldorf
October 2014
France
Bordeaux
May 2014
Morocco
Casablanca
November 2013
Italy
Milano
May 2013
France
Paris
November 2012
Hungary
Budapest
April 2012
Israel
Tel Aviv
October 2011
USA
Washington
May 2011
Germany
Düsseldorf
November 2010
Spain
Segovia/Madrid
May 2010
Switzerland
Zürich
November 2009
Turkey
Istanbul
May 2009
France
Marseille
November 2008
Belgium
Antwerpen
May 2008
Netherlands
Amsterdam
November 2007
Norway
Oslo
July 2007
Germany
Düsseldorf
November 2006
France
Bordeaux
November 2006
Spain
Madrid
November 2005
Germany
Düsseldorf
June 2005
UK
London
December 2004

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