Dear clients, friends and conference participants,
On 20 September 2016, McDermott Will & Emery hosted the sixth Munich M&A Conference (MuMAC). A total of 290 participants, mainly from financial investors, family offices and operating companies, collectively made MuMAC 2016 the most successful and enriching year for this conference so far.
The 2016 agenda provided insightful and detailed discussion of strategic, economic, cultural, financial and legal developments in cross-border M&A and private equity markets, especially in the sectors of automotive, health, TMT and real estate. Our panels highlighted investment from Asia and the United States into Europe, and we learnt about Bahrain Mumtalakat’s investments into Europe and the United States.
We would like to thank McDermott’s co-sponsors, Alvarez & Marsal and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and our conference partners, Lincoln International, Raymond James, IMAP, Meyerhöfer & Co, and Serafin Unternehmensgruppe.
In addition, we would like to extend special thanks to our keynote speaker, Callum Mitchell-Thomson, head of investment banking at J.P. Morgan, who provided fascinating insight into the likely consequences of Brexit. We were somewhat relieved by his optimistic view into the European future.
We are also very grateful for the impressive contributions of our panel participants, which are detailed in the pages that follow. We were delighted to welcome this year’s conference guests for the first time to the great ballroom of the Bayerischer Hof and the gallery on the first floor. This much larger room contributed to a generous and lively atmosphere. In our immediate feedback survey, 94 per cent of participants rated MuMAC 2016 overall as good or very good.
As last year we made a donation from the modest proceeds of the conference. We donated an amount of € 2,500.00 via a German charitable organisation to the Bayerische Haus Odessa for the economical and entrepreneurial education of start-up entrepreneurs from the region of Odessa, Ukraine.
MuMAC will return in 2017. We have reserved the grand ballroom and gallery again, and we have invited the head of the Munich Security Summit, Professor Wolfgang Ischinger, to be our keynote speaker. We will once again feature stimulating topics and panel discussions featuring experts on industry business development, family office direct investments and distressed investments.
Please note the date and location of this year’s conference: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at 9 am in the Hotel Bayerischer Hof. We look forward to seeing you then, and in the meantime, if we can be of any assistance worldwide, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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