Our fortnightly newsletter covers updates of our upcoming autumn events, the Emerging Leaders Forum and the Corporate M&A Exchange, and includes features detailing significant developments in the world of M&A, as well as interviews with our high-profile speakers attending our upcoming events.
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In profile: Parul Kaul-Green
For this edition, we welcome Parul Kaul-Green, Head of M&A and Innovation at AXA UK Group. Parul is responsible for Inorganic and Innovation strategy across the Group’s General Insurance, Health and Asset Management businesses. She is a member of the AXA UK Seed Fund Investment committee which invests in Fintech, Insurtech and Digital Health start-ups for the AXA Group. Parul is a member of Women in Investing and the Careers Advisory group of the CFA Institute.
Changes to UK M&A Trends
Figures from EY state the volume of M&A deals in the UK, in the first nine months of 2017, fell 11% compared to last year. However, the value of these deals was up 9% at £122bn.
Podcast: Leader's View Corporate Finance M&A
Last month at the Emerging Leaders Forum, John Grisby, CEO of Grey Matter Global, chaired a thought provoking panel session focussing on Leadership for the Changing Times in Corporate Finance M&A.
John has provided the M&A Advisor a follow up podcast, analysing what leadership is in the many sub-sectors of M&A, leadership mindsets and their changes through different economic times and also exploring its continued evolution for the emerging leaders of the near future.
Leadership for the changing times
Introducing John Grisby, Managing Partner at Grey Matter Global, who wrote the following blog concerning the changing mindsets of leaders throughout the different financial eras. John will be attending the Emerging Leaders Forum as a moderator for a session focused on many of the points raised in this blog.
Brexit and the future of merger control
The European Commission for Competition is currently investigating Bayer’s proposed $66bn takeover of Monsanto over competition concerns. The Bayer/ Monsanto deal is one of the three large mergers many have been focused on, not least the European Commission for Competition itself.
In profile: William Gilmore
This week, we introduce William Gilmore of Aberdeen Asset Management, Head of Primary Funds Europe and based in the Edinburgh office. He leads primary funds investment and monitoring in Europe. William joined Aberdeen in 2014 from the Scottish Widows Investment Partnership heritage team.
UK experiences increase in Chinese outbound M&A
Chinese outbound M&A activity to the UK has increased this year, according to figures released from Thomson Reuters.
M&A Advisor Autumn events
Assessing investment trends and gauging excellence in dealmaking and leadership.
In profile: Sebastian Sheppard
Welcome to the first edition of our 60 second interviews, an opportunity to get to know one of our speakers and their experiences in deal making. This week we introduce Sebastian Sheppard, Senior Manager, Business Transformation M&A Integration of Altran, a global engineering and R&D services company.