Exclusive invite-only event
Exclusive invite-only event
1 October 2020
EUROPEAN MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS OUTLOOK 2020
After launching this exclusive series of events successfully in July, we are going to focus the upcoming discussion on an outlook of the European Mergers & Acquisition market. The last six months have been the most challenging for European dealmakers since the 2008 financial crisis. The upcoming eighth edition of the CMS European M&A Outlook, which is published in partnership with Mergermarket, provides key insights into how both corporate and private equity (PE) firms are adapting their M&A strategies to the current situation in Europe and how they are looking beyond the continent to tap into new geographic, product and customer markets. The report canvassed the opinions of 230 Europe-based executives, from corporates and private equity firms, assessing deal making sentiment for the European M&A market in the year ahead.
Professor and Director of the M&A Research Centre
The Business School, City, University of London
The components used during the roundtable will be accessible below after the session, together with the contact information of the speakers, should you wish to contact them in the future. In addition, please find two recent in-depth reports on the status of M&A activities in Europe.
Presentation: European M&A Outlook 2020
1. Storms brewing: European M&A Outlook 2019
2. CMS European M&A Study 2020
EUROPEAN M&A OUTLOOK 2020
Helen Rodwell is the Managing Partner of CMS in Prague and Bratislava.
Under her leadership CMS continues to be one of the busiest M&A legal advisors in CEE. Helen has extensive experience of leading large teams on complex transactions and ensuring clients receive excellent, commercially orientated advice.
She is ranked as a Band 1 corporate lawyer both for the Czech Republic and the entire CEE region by Chambers and has advised on M&A transactions across a number of sectors, including financial services, private equity, energy, consumer products and manufacturing industries.
Senior VP, EMEA General Counsel, Compliance & Risk Officer
Giovanni Cerutti has been general counsel and risk officer at leading IT services provider NTT DATA in the EMEA region since January 2012. Within the scope of his role he protects the group’s values and assets to benefit all stakeholders. Cerutti has had to evolve to help NTT Data through its expansion and growth into new markets, which he calls his ‘most challenging adventure professionally-speaking’. A versatile and flexible legal manager, Cerutti oversees operation in numerous legal systems, all of which present challenges through different languages, cultures, and different statutory routes.
Alexander Rakosi is a leading expert for corporate law/M&A as well as private equity and insolvency & restructuring. He is a partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz and a member of the corporate transactions team in Vienna.
Alexander Rakosi advises leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions in the areas of M&A, private equity and restructuring in both domestic and international projects.
After his law studies in Vienna and at the University of Michigan Law School (LLM), Alexander Rakosi worked for several years at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York in the areas of M&A, private equity and corporate finance. Alexander Rakosi is also admitted to the bar in England/Wales and New York.