The joint event with Bundesverband Mergers & Acquisitions gem. e.V. took place in a beautiful lakeside setting at Berlin Wannsee at our partner CORE. In the course of two days about 50 M&A professionals were given the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops related to three focus topics and to address issues relevant to their daily business.
The first focus topic was 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗼 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 & 𝗙𝗗𝗜. Key notes, panels and various workshops were the starting point of all discussions. One of the highlights was the workshop on "News on FDI and the resulting implications on the M&A process", led by Dr. Angelika Milger (BMWi) and Dr. Christian von Wistinghausen.
Many thanks also to our experts Hanno Hepke, Dr. Karl-Michael Popp, Till Brennan, Diana Calmic, MSc, Tim Schreier, Dr. Philipp Reeb, Dr. Stephane Mueller for your insights from different perspectives.
Our second main topic was 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗜, which was again discussed in keynotes, panels and workshops by the experts Viktor von Essen, Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher, LL.M., Fabian Meyer, Roland Drapatz, Dr. Karl-Michael Popp, Martin Sundermann, Nils Niehörster, Ralf Meyer, Dr. Juergen Abrams, and Edelbert Häfele.
Not only were possible theoretical applications of AI and digitalisation in the M&A process discussed, but also a practical example of several providers combined into a use case led to impressive insights for the audience.
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 / 𝗠&𝗔 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 was the third field and was Introduced and discussed by Prof. Dr. Maximilian Schreiter, Niklas Dahlen, Dr. Hartmut Ruh, Dr. Philipp Reeb, Dr. Martina Pesic, Andrew Ofori, Mario Giambò and Benjamin Knorr.
At the highest level, individual best practices were presented and discussed by experts with a very experienced audience. An enrichment for all participants.
We thank all participants for the valuable and open discussions and we hope to see everyone again next year.