November 09, 2021

Global Dealmaking Summit

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Presented by Financial Times Live 
Virtual conference: 9-10 November

Datasite was a proud sponsor of the second annual Global Dealmaking Summit, presented November 9 and 10 by FT Live and featuring a world-class line-up of business leaders and speakers. Highlights are now available on-demand.

The pre-eminent gathering of leaders in M&A, private equity and corporate finance, the event featured both an online thought leadership forum, plus additional discussions and a closing networking reception in person at the South Place Hotel in London.

With more than 1500 attendees, 60+ speakers and 800 companies represented, the digital summit attracts senior executives and corporate decision-makers from around the world. The addition of the new in-person networking sessions and reception offers a safe environment to foster better connections, collaborate with peers directly and define the future direction of the dealmaking industry.

Featured sessions:

Tuesday, November 9
Technology M&A: how frothy are current valuations?

  • Deals in the technology sector were the largest segment of deal value globally, with many future trends accelerated by the pandemic as businesses embraced digital transformation and the world embraced software to stay connected. As organic growth decelerates for many tech companies in the future, M&A activity will be an increasingly important lever for growth as multiple expansion slows. To what extent are current valuations and multiple projections justified as the world returns to normal? Is the increased interest in SPACS distorting valuations? How much of a concern is antitrust developments?

Wednesday, November 10
What comes after the ‘Zoom deal’ era: performing M&A in a virtual and digital environment

  • In an era of rapid digital transformation, the success of dealmakers is increasingly dependent on the value of the data and tech underpinning transactions. The M&A process is evolving quickly to tackle challenges around security and efficiency. What practices are private equity leaders deploying to overcome these challenges? What digitisation strategies are available to dealmakers to help them stay on top?

For the full agenda and list of speakers, click here.

Datasite panelists:
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Doug Cullen

Head of Corporate Strategy

Jérôme Pottier

Head of Western Europe


Join us at the Summit - contact your Datasite representative for a complimentary access pass. Digital content will be made available on-demand following the live sessions for all registrants.

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Note: the above link will take you to the FT Global Dealmaking Summit event page.

The new state of M&A: A global perspective

How will technology impact M&A in the future? What tools will be most transformational from through 2025? Do the views of practitioners vary by region? Get the global perspective, based on the views of 2,235 global practitioners across 49 markets, on the current and future state of M&A.

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