The Corporate M&A Exchange 2017

Tue Oct 31, 2017
09:00 - 16:30
Hilton London Bankside, London
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Brought to you by the M&A Advisor, The Corporate M&A Exchange will focus on operational excellence in deal-making for corporates and investors. The conference will also analyse M&A trends and investment activity in Europe and the wider world.



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Why should you attend The Corporate M&A Exchange?

  • Our agenda is led by your industry peers: corporate and equity investment dealmakers
  • Learn best practice in growth strategy and integration
  • Hear examples of attaining value through divestment
  • Hear from the Competition and Markets Authority: share your thoughts with them
  • Learn of the opportunities in M&A and investment in the emerging markets
  • Gauge thoughts on the relationship between corporates and PE/VC in deal-making
  • Increase your referral network
  • Chinese investment in Europe is growing: learn about who these investors are and where they are looking

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The M&A Advisor provides thought leadership and facilitates connections among the world’s leading deal-makers. Our events bring together influential professionals in corporate development, private equity, venture capital, finance, investment banking, law, accounting and other professional services to discuss the challenges and opportunities impacting the marketplace.


Shard Financial Media, owner of Credit Strategy, entered into a joint venture with The M&A Advisor in 2016 to continue its expansion into the EMEA region.


The M&A Advisor is the preeminent organisation recognising excellence thought leadership and facilitating connections among the world’s leading deal making professionals.

2017 Speakers View All

2017 Speakers

Andrew Wright

Director Mergers
Competition and Markets Authority

Bettina Haedrich

Senior Director Corporate Business Development

Parul Green

Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and Innovation
AXA UK Group

William Gilmore

Head of Primary Funds Europe
Aberdeen Asset Management

Angus Marshall

UK Manager - MA

Niall Keppie

Downstream Acquisitions and Divestments Manager for Europe and Asia

Michel Galeazzi


Huarong Tang

Founder and Managing Director
Arion Capital

Joshua Rowe

Director of Mergers and Acquisitions

Mark Reilly

Head Technology
IP Group

Richard Marsh

Draper Esprit

Kamil Szczudlik

Director of Mergers and Acquisitions
GKN Aerospace

Sebastian Sheppard

Key Account Manager

Fernando Valda

Investment Director
Nord Engine Capital

Henry Sallitt

FPE Capital

Tarang Patel

M&A Director

Crispin Vicars

Senior Director Mergers and Acquisitions

David Fergusson

President and Co-Chief Executive Officer
The M&A Advisor

Sarah Ryan

Corporate Development Director
Pavle Sabic

Pavle Sabic

S&P Global Market Intelligence
Director - Head of Market Development Corporates Segment

Krishna Raman

Head of Corporate and MA Group Legal
Lloyds Banking Group
Andrew Huntley

Andrew Huntley

Senior Managing Director
BDA Partners
Grant Skinner

Grant Skinner

Investment Professional
Anna Hyde

Anna Hyde

Partner Investment Manager
Bethnal Green Ventures
James West

James West

EMEA Head of Market Development for Corporates
S&P Global Market Intelligence


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With a room full of the industry’s colleagues, there’s no better place to put your name if you want to attract the attention of mortgage professionals.


Seven key reasons why you can’t afford to miss out!

  1. Gain significant brand exposure pre and post-event through our extensive marketing and editorial coverage – including a regular event newsletter
  2. Accomplish more with less time out of the office with this concentrated one-day conference where the who’s who of the industry will be in attendance
  3. Launch a new product or service and showcase your solutions live
  4. Make direct contact with new prospects
  5. Establish your presence in the market, or consolidate your position as a leading provider
  6. Strengthen existing business relationships by catching up with your contacts face-to-face
  7. Sponsor with confidence; The M&A Advisor & Shard Financial Media each have over 17 years’ experience in running conferences, advocating thought leadership and building greater connections within the credit and M&A markets

We’ve got sponsorship packages available to suit every budget, and if you sign up today you can take advantage of the full marketing campaign leading up to the 2017 event. Make the most of the marketing campaign for the 2017 conference by calling Ben today on 020 7940 4803 or email him here.


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Agenda at a glance

This is the agenda at a glance. For a full breakdown on the individual sessions including the complete speaker list please download the full agenda below.

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09.00 Opening address

The European M&A landscape


Emerging markets panel

10.30 Break

Working with the Competition and Markets Authority



China in focus


Growth strategy panel

12.30 Lunch

Challenges and opportunities for private equity


VC panel

14.50 Break

Post-merger integration


Successful divestment


16.40 End of conference


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Prices and Deadlines

Week Corporate rate

Fund rate

Standard rate

14 £799 £899 £999 WC 31 July
13 £809 £909 £1,009 WC 7 August
12 £819 £919 £1,019 WC 14 August
11 £829 £929 £1,029 WC 21 August
10 £849 £949 £1,049 WC 28 August
9 £869 £969 £1,069 WC 4 September
8 £889 £989 £1,089 WC 11 September
7 £909 £1,009 £1,109 WC 18 September
6 £929 £1,029 £1,129 WC 25 September
5 £949 £1,049 £1,149 WC 2 October

£50pw increase

4 £999 £1,099 £1,199 WC 9 October
3 £1,049 £1,149 £1,249 WC 16 October
2 £1,099 £1,199 £1,299 WC 23 October
1 £1,149 £1,249 £1,349 WC 30 October


Hilton London Bankside
2-8 Great Suffolk Street


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By car:
The hotel is located less than 400ft from Great Suffolk Street Union Car Park (UCP). There is no need to book for daily parking for cars – just turn up and enjoy hassle-free parking. Standard daily rates:

0 -1hr £3.50 CAR, £4 VAN
1-2 hrs £7 CAR, £8 VAN
2-3 hrs £10 CAR, £12 VAN
3-4 hrs £12 CAR, £14 VAN
4-5 hrs £14 CAR, £16 VAN
5-7 hrs £16 CAR, £18 VAN
7-9 hrs £18 CAR, £20 VAN
Over 9 hrs (same day opening hours only) £20 CAR, £22 VAN
Overnight (in addition to your daily parking tariff) £10 CAR, £12 VAN

By rail:
The closest tube station is Southwark (Jubilee line) which is 0.3 miles/5 minute walk from the venue. Other stations located close by include, Waterloo East (0.6 miles), Borough (0.6 miles), Waterloo (0.7 miles) and London Bridge (0.8 miles).

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