Global M&A Conversation 2021

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  • 08:00

    5K virtual M&A mileage

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  • 08:55
    Chair's opening remarks
    John West
    John West Managing Editor EMEA, Acuris
  • Sustainability

    The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in November 2021. Dozens of world leaders will attend to in the most important round of talks since the global Paris Agreement to tackle climate change was secured in 2015. Sustainability has climbed higher on the agendas of boards and management creating a sharpened focus on sustainability in M&A as it is increasingly seen as a question of value-generating business development.

  • Private Capital

    The growth seen in private equity assets has been indicative of deal flow in recent years with sponsors able to raise and deploy capital into opportunities at a record rate. Expectations are for a more active role for private equity in the next M&A cycle. The pursuit of take-privates looks set to continue. Whether SPACs will arrive in Europe and redefine the IPO exit. Abundant liquidity in debt markets supplemented with private credit. Outlook for infrastructure M&A is positive especially around digital and logistics assets.

  • 15:10
    Chair's closing remarks
    John West
    John West Managing Editor EMEA, Acuris