Mergermarket Portugal M&A Briefing

room Cuatrecasas Head Office, Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 6. 1050-121, Lisbon
  • 08:30

    Registration and breakfast

  • 09:00
  • 09:05

    Panel: M&A outlook in Portugal – surprising resilience and new capabilities

    While the Portuguese M&A market has been severely affected by the pandemic, there were high-value deals in specific sectors. The Portuguese pipeline is being driven by energy, infrastructures, technology, hospitality-leisure, healthcare and retail. Panelists in this session will discuss assess how transactional activity has evolved because of the coronavirus pandemic and consider the key aspects of the new deal landscape. We'll share experiences on new and enhanced requirements for a successful deal, including a rebalancing of the risks and dealing with a higher scrutiny, rise in high-risk, high-reward opportunities and sectors that may see increased investment in 2022. 

    Panelists will discuss: 

    • An overview of the development of the Portuguese M&A market  

    • What lessons were learned from 2020? What best practices will practitioners take forward? 

    • Drivers for divesting noncore assets 

    • How investors can better position themselves in competitive processes  

    • What will be the trends for last quarter of 2021 and beyond? 

    Alexandre  Matos
    Alexandre Matos CFO, Altice
    Manuel  Bentosinos
    Manuel Bentosinos Sales Director -Spain and Portugal, Datasite
  • 09:45

    Morning refreshments and networking break

  • 10:15

    Fireside chat: Reshaping the energy landscape

    • Capital raising and funding strategies for growth.
    • How is the race to decarbonization affecting M&A activity and what opportunities lie ahead.
    • Pricing deals in the current environment.
    • Emerging trends in Energy M&A deals
    João  Manso Neto
    João Manso Neto CEO, Greenvolt
  • 10:45

    Panel: Private Equity insights

    Private equity market activity in Portugal was supported by ever-larger deals, but a reduction in volume. There is significant amount of dry powder in the private equity sector, which will lead to more deals, and it has elevated investors ESG enthusiasm. 

    The panellists will discuss the key drivers of deal flow in Portuguese private equity and what the drivers are for exit. 

    • What were the key-drivers for M&A activity - scale M&A and consolidation or access to new capabilities? 

    • What type of deals are private equity firms considering for 2021 and beyond?  

    • How are investors incorporating ESG factors into the investment decision making process? 

    • What are the factors to consider for a successful buyout?  

    • Which sectors have the most potential for increased deal flow?   

    Miguel  Lancastre
    Miguel Lancastre Partner, Atena Equity Partners
  • 11:25

    End of conference