Dear clients, friends and conference participants,
On September 25, 2018, McDermott Will & Emery hosted the 8th annual Munich M&A and Private Equity Conference (MuMAC), welcoming approximately 300 participants representing financial investors, family offices, operating companies and corporate finance advisors.
The insightful discussions and engaged participation of the attendees helped to make this year’s MuMAC a great event. Our 2018 conference saw provoking and thorough discussions on economic, political, financial and legal developments in the M&A and Private Equity markets. The topics that were debated included transatlantic relations at a time of increased trade tension, the M&A and Private Equity market in 2018, the M&A market cross-border from the United States and within Europe and from and into Asia. It covered the sectors Life Sciences, Health Care, Software Industry, Automated Intelligence and Mobility, and touched the investment of Evergreen Funds, covered the topic of M&A dispute resolution and distressed M&A. Stefan Winners, member of the board of Burda, emphasized the challenges of digitization in Europe between the United States and China. Through a thrilling case study we gained insight into the takeover of FRIWO AG. Finally, we learned about carve-out situations and recent trends in the financing of M&A transactions.
We are very thankful to our co-sponsors PwC, AlixPartners and VTC and to our conference partners AON, Drake Star Partners, Helbling, Lincoln, Oaklins, Raymond James and Serafin.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our key note speakers, Consul General Meghan Gregonis, Patrick Frowein, member of the management committee of Deutsche Bank Germany, and to Dr. Jens Kengelbach, senior partner of BCG Munich, as well as to Stefan Winners, member of the board of Burda.
We are grateful to our various panel participants for their contributions and discussions, which will be described in detail in the following pages.
We are happy to confirm that MuMAC will return in 2019 and will again be hosted at the Bayerischer Hof. We invited prestigious key note speakers such as the ambassador of the United States Richard Grenell and the CFO of Deutsche Börse AG Dr. Stephan Leithner.
MuMAC 2019 will once again feature detailed and stimulating discussions on this year’s developments in the M&A and Private Equity world, as the experts on the panels will debate recent changes and what the future may bring.
We invite you to note the date and location of this year’s conference, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, and look forward to seeing you then. Until then, if we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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