30th M&A WORLDWIDE CONVENTION
LISBON M&A SUMMIT
Cross Border M&A and Alternative Financing Solutions
Rainmaker Lisbon Summit - the largest M&A convention in Portugal
Join now, Lisbon, April 4-5, 2019
The Rainmaker Lisbon Summit is an event concentrating on Cross-Border M&A and Alternative Financing Solutions. Over 250 M&A professionals and guests from all over the world. Whether you are a member of M&A Worldwide or a business guest considering a cross-border transaction or alternative financial solutions, this conference is for you. All guests will have the opportunity to:
Increase business opportunities by setting up pre-arranged 30-minute, B2B prepared speed dates with investment bankers, financiers, and potential businesses partners in countries of interest;
Network and learn from other investment bankers, exciting keynote speakers and guests from six continents;
Enjoy Lisbon and all that this magical city and its history, high related with M&A, has to offer.
If your firm is interested in middle market Cross-Border M&A transactions and Alternative Financing Opportunities….
Lisbon is waiting for you
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M&A WORLDWIDE CONVENTION PROGRAM
2nd day - Internal:
Meet the convention most valued speakers
LUIS CASTRO HENRIQUES
PRESIDENT OF AICEP
Luis is the president of AICEP, managing directly financial and fiscal incentives to foreigner investment in Portugal. Luis is a former board adviser at EDP, professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa and consultant at Mckinsey & Company. Luis is a former Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Labor. He has a Masters in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD
ALEX H CHOPP
DIRECTOR AT PRICOA CAPITAL GROUP
- USA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, LATAM -
Chop, Director at Pricoa Capital Group, isresponsible for originating and managing private and mezzanine investments in Spain, Portugal and Latin America with + $80B under management in +180 companies. Pricoa Capital is a Mezzanine, Senior Debt, Junior Debt and Private Equity Fund.Part of Prudential Financial Group, a $ 1.4 Trillion in Assets.
MANAGING PARTNER ACTIVE
- GERMANY -
Thomas Funcke is the Managing Partner of Active M&A Specialists -
He has led the firm’s growth in Germany, one on the most industrialized European countries. Active is a reference in Mid Cap M&A and Equity Raising in Germany.
CEO MBA CAPITAL
- FRANCE -
Arnaud, President and CEO of MBA Capital, France, is responsible for M&A, Buy Outs, and special situations regarding the French market and investment banking services. MBA Capital has 10 offices spread all over France. She has executive level management experience in Industry, IT, Manufacture, Health care and the Chemical sector.
HEAD OF COUNTRY SAVILLS
- PORTUGAL -
Paulo, Head of Country at Savills, Portugal, is responsible for advising and acquisition of Real Estate operations at Savills - a listed company, one of the world's leading property agents, Savills services span the globe, with 35000 experts working across 600 offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Paulo is former co-CEO at Aguirre Newman and Cosmopolitan. Also he is a board member at BPCC and president of ACAI.
Isabel is the president of Euronext Lisbon - The Lisbon stock, bonds and derivatives exchange, part of Euronext NV, that manages several exchanges in Europe. Isabel was Head of Issuing and Markets for the Portuguese debt management office (IGCP), former partner for a consultancy company and former Advisor for Economic Affairs for the Prime Minister. Degree and Master in Economics by Universidade Católica and Universidade Nova, respectively, and a Master Degree in Finance by London Business School.
CFO AT EDP GROUP
Miguel, CFO at EDP - Energias de Portugal, is responsible for Finance, Market and Investor Relations. Former CEO of EDP Comercial and CEO of EDP Spain. Miguel started his career in M&A at UBS Investment Bank in London. At EDP, he has led several M&A and Divestment projects. Miguel holds an Engineering Degree from Strathclyde and an MBA from MIT Sloan.
GENERAL MANAGER CROSS BORDER
- TURKEY -
Cigdem Bicik has been General Manager of Cross Border - Turkey, a leading M&A, Consulting and Investment Bank Firm in the Turkish market, specialized in Cross Border Company Transactions.
JOÃO CÉSAR DAS NEVES
ECONOMIST & ETHICS CMT PRESIDENT
César das Neves, economist and professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa is currently President of the Ethics Committee of CATÓLICA-LISBON. He was from 1991 to 1995 economic advisor of the Portuguese Prime Minister, in 1990 advisor to the Minister of Finance and technician at the Bank of Portugal. Author of 36 books, he is a regular commentator in the Portuguese media.
DIRECTOR OF M&A
- INDIA -
Sethi, Director of M&A, is responsible for Advising, M&A and Corporate Finance at SCS Global and Corporate Catalyst - two leading companies operating in 15 countries in Asia.
Ajay has advised on important transactions, enrolled Goldman Sachs, ICICI Bank and other companies, and is an energizer of M&A activity in India.
MANAGING GERENAL PARTNER
STEPHAN, MP of Indico Capital - Former CEO at Caixa WEB and Entrepreneur with 15+ years of investment experience, launched a 46m€ private equity focused in venture technological global projects.
OWNER AND FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER OF MARTINHAL RESORTS
- MEMBER OD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF PORTUGAL IN -
Chitra, is an entrepreneur business woman. Born in Singapure and educated in London with an MBA from LBS. Chitra embraced in PwC and in 2001 started a new venture in real-estate and hotels in algarve, founding from the scratch the Martinhal Hotel Group, today with 4 hotels and resorts in Portugal and a pipeline of other projects. Chitra is one of three members of the Executive Committee of the special task force of the government of Portugal – Portugal IN, designed to bring more FDI into the country. Entrepreneur of the year in 2014, "Manager of the year" in 2015, "Person of the year" in 2017 and Special Family Traveller Award for Contribution to the Industry in 2018 awards.
ASSOCIATE PARTNER CAMBRIDGE AND UNIVERSIDADE NOVA LISBOA
Alexandre is specialized in family succession. Senior advisor and associate partner at Cambridge Advisors and Professor at Nova University. Cambridge is a highly specialized international advisory firm serving family enterprises. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and worked in several organizations as McKinsey, Auchan, Entreposto, Precision Franchising, and Co Pipeline Moçambique Zimbabwe.
PARTNER CYPRESS INVESTMENT BANK
- BRAZIL -
Carlos Parizotto, is a Partner of Cypress - Brazil - A Leading Investment Bank company with Offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Curitiba. Cypress is a specialist in energy, industry, IT and retail sectors, all over the country and some other Latin America geographies.
PRESIDENT AT PINTO BASTO SGPS
Bruno Bobone, president at CCIP and Grupo Pinto Basto SGPS. Bruno as President at Commercial Chambre of Portuguese Industry (the oldest and major Portuguese Chamber of Commerce) has an in-depth proximity to commercial and industrial companies in Portugal and its sensitivity with doing business with Ethics as a factor of competitive advantage in a more demanding business world.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CEO AT BLUEBOX - UK
Herman, CEO of Bluebox Investment Bank - England. Bluebox has some M&A, Finance and Deal Maker Awards on its track record. Herman and his team have a deep expertise in M&A, IPO's, Equity raising, Consulting, Valuation and a pack of combined solutions to be applied in Mid-Large companies.
SENIOR PARTNER FROM JZI
- USA, EUPORE -
Luth is responsible for managing JZ International’s key responsible across Europe. He joined Jordan Industries in the US as Director of European BD in 1998, and has also worked as the Special Attaché for Invest in Denmark, a department of the Danish Foreign Service based in Chicago. Mr Luth founded Hans Luth Processor, a manufacturer of graphic arts equipment, in 1985. He holds an MBA from the Robert Kennedy College in Zurich.
- NETHERLANDS -
Jetten, CEO of Aeternus - Corporate Finance - Holland. Aeternus has some M&A, Finance and Deal Maker Awards on its track record. Jetten and his team have a deep expertise in M&A, IPO's, Mid-Large companies. Aeternus has become an Investment Bank Leading Company in the North of Europe.
CEO MORGAN EVEN & CO
- CHINA, SOUTH KOREA, NEW YORK -
Mark Lerner is the CEO and president of Morgan Even & Company - US, China and Korea. Morgan Even operates as Investment Bank advisor in all sectors with its team of professionals.
LUIS FILIPE PEREIRA
ECONOMIST & PRESIDENT AT FAE
Luis Filipe Pereira, president at FAE - Forum of Board and Managers of Portugal, is a former Minister of Portugal, former President of EFACEC (a leading Portuguese Company present in 65 countries with 1B€ in sales), former president at CUF, former board member at EDP, former president of ADP and former board member of Banco Mello. Luis Filipe Pereira is a strong defender of Ethics in business.
PARTNER AT AMWAL
- SAUDI ARABIA -
AL-SAYYED, Partner and Head of M&A, Saudi Arabia, is responsible for M&A and Corporate Finance at AMWAL - a financial consultancy company.
IBERIAN MANAGER AT
BUREAU VAN DIJK
Pedro, Manager of Bureau Van Dijk (a Moody's Analytics Company) is a part of a Southern European team composed of Portugal, France, Italy and Spain. This career development has enabled him to understand the different types of "company data" that can be used in decision-making within areas such as credit, decision systems, business intelligence, compliance and investments.
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER OF NOVABASE - PORTUGAL -
María Gil is executive Board member of Novabase SGPS, the leading Portuguese IT Services provider. She directly oversees the Venture Capital Business and M&A and the Investor Relations and Corporate Governance area. Previously worked in Strategic Consulting with The Boston Consulting Group and in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers. Additionally, she has experience in different non-executive roles such as portfolio companies Boards, Audit Boards, Advisory Committees and is a former university professor. She holds a degree in Electronic Industrial Engineer from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas-ICAI in Madrid, a PhD program in Environment and Alternative Energies and an MBA from INSEAD.
FOUNDING PARTNER AT
PORTOBELLO CAPITAL - SPAIN
Luis is President of IAN and member of the Board of Directors of Mediterránea, Multiasistencia, Grupo Uno CTC, Centauro, ICFC and Sabater. He was partner at Ibersuizas, where he joined in 2007, and principal in Apax Partners, where he worked from 2000 to 2005. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley and The Boston Consulting Group. Luis holds a MBA degree from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar, and is also Telecommunications Engineer from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
DR. HOLGER WIEMANN
PARTNER AT ACTIVE M&A
- GERMANY -
Wiemann in a Private Equity specialist and Partner of Active M&A Experts. He is an expert for international transactions with particular focus on new technologies/ internet, software, media, tradeshows and events, healthcare. PhD in economics, Universities of Cologne, Munich and HEC, Paris Consultant (Roland Berger, Munich), Publishing Director (Prisma Presse, Paris), Managing Director (G+J UK, London) , President (Trendmedia) Business Angel, Partner & Member Investment Comittee Network Finance, Paris; Non-exec Board Member (Cocomore AG, Leguide S.A., Mediabong.com, Celyatis.com)
PEDRO SIZA VIEIRA
ECONOMY MINISTER OF PORTUGAL
Pedro Siza Vieira, Deputy Minister and Economy Minister form the XXI Portuguese Government. Pedro Siza Vieira played a relevant role in the legal program to reinforce the Capital and Equity Structures of Portuguese Companies. Professionally worked as Managing Partner of the law firm MLJGT and invite professor at some Portuguese Universities.
Pedro Siza Viera will participate in the convention closing session on 04-April-2019
MANAGING PARTNER, ACTIVE M&A EXPERTS GMBH , AND CHAIRMAN M&A WORLDWIDE
Mr Voigt gained his competence in successfully carrying out national andinternational M&A transactions through long-standing management positions in the international commodities business. As managing director of large companies of the Klöckner Group, and later of the Thyssen concern, he was responsible for many acquisitions, spin-offs and mergers.
Carlos is Founder and Managing Partner at FINGESTE. He is former CFO and BD Director at Precision Iberia, former Senior Controller at Entreposto and consultant of several companies. He has an executive management experience in Finance, Modern Distribution, Automobile, IT, Real Estate and Industry. He serves FINGESTE's clients across many industries with an emphasis on Mergers & Acquisitions, Turnaround and Financing. Carlos has a Management Background, holds an MBA in Finance from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, a Valuation and Risk Management course at Columbia University & UCP executive program, CFA Level I student and an Executive Education from INSEAD.
FINGESTE, MANAGING PARTNER
Last three years
BILLION € IN DEALS
Attendees coming from all over the world to this Summit
Focused on Mid-Large companies, this event is for professionals (c-levels, directors, shareholders or other relevant decision making managers) from Portuguese Companies or Multinationals, Private Equities, Family Offices and Debt Funds from abroad, interested in participating in a game-changing event.
In Lisbon, the participants through the MAWW investment banks will have access to the best practices about Cross-Border M&A transactions, and how to finance a growth strategy through alternative mechanisms, like international mezzanine capital structures, private equity, debt funds, family offices, private industrial inventors and directly from the stock exchange.
We will also discuss how to manage and anticipate a well programmed Family Succession and participate in a debate about Ethics and Corporate Governance Standards in M&A transactions.
Besides all this value-added content, you can access private programmed 30-minute speed dates and meetings with the participants that fit the objectives of your company.
If you are prepared for this game-changing event and ready for Growth to the Next Level, please Book Now!
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About M&A Worldwide
Established in 2004, M&A Worldwide is a global network of 43 M&A boutiques in 44 countries. Members have come together to work on client cross-border activities such as mergers, acquisitions, company sales, fund-raising, accessing debt and equity capital and other corporate finance projects.
Through our Partnership we are able to access an unusual range of strategic buyers, acquisition and merger candidates, as well as financial partners to increase the likelihood of a successful transaction.
The Partners in M&A Worldwide conclude hundreds of deals each year in many different business sectors. Many of us are generalists with multi-industry experience although we also number industry specialists among our team.
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About the Host
FINGESTE is a trusted name in middle market M&A advisory services in Portugal. FINGESTE works to understand each client’s strategic and financial objectives, craft the best plan to achieve these goals, and deliver success. Whether helping to sell, buy, or raise capital, FINGESTE strives to maximize the value of every transaction to the benefit of its clients. We can’t wait to host you in April and share with you what has helped us be successful. Know-us better in www.fingeste.com.