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French M&A Exec Club 2017

Date: May 18, 2017

Merrill Corporation is delighted to be partnering once more with Mergermarket for its French M&A Executive Club. This exclusive forum will be taking place in the luxurious Hôtel Plaza Athénée on 18 May 2017.

Now in its 7th year, this valuable assembly invites senior members of the French M&A community to a unique gathering where they can learn more about the latest trends and challenges in the market. The setting is ripe for fruitful networking and lively discussion with industry peers. Take advantage of the ample opportunity to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones.

This year, more than ever, in times of such geopolitical uncertainty, attendees will be able to gain insights from industry leaders who will be developing and sharing their recommendations to remain competitive while gaining increased market shares. From the European elections to Brexit and China, this is an excellent chance to hear what those in the know really think and to get answers to your questions, in an intelligent and dynamic forum. Don’t hesitate to join the debate on future of M&A, in these challenging times.

Hear prominent strategic communications advisor, Laurent Perpère shed light on what geopolitical events, he believes, will impact the French fiscal landscape. This is to be followed by what promises to be a captivating panel discussion debating on where the opportunities will lie in this ever-changing environment.

This year, we are delighted to announced that our very own Head of Sales for the SENA region, Jerome Pottier will be opening the conference by sharing insights of the industry and introducing the day’s programme.

The Merrill Paris team are thrilled to be in attendance and will be looking forward to carrying on the conversation with the attendees throughout the day. Please don’t hesitate to come and say hello over a coffee.

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Full agenda

Keynote Address: To the elections and beyond

Laurent Perpère, Senior advisor, Paris Brunswick

09:20 Keynote Presentation: M&A Trends in France & Europe

Alain Bokobza, Head of Global Asset Allocation, Société Générale

09:45 Panel Discussion: Exploring the future of M&A to understand upcoming opportunities

Louis Godron, President, Argos Soditic France
Jacques Buhart, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Monique Cohen, Partner, Apax Partners

10:30 Networking Coffee

11:00 Panel Discussion: Private equity prospects and market evaluation

Charles Diehl, Partner, Activa Capital
Michel Paris, CEO, PAI Partners

11:45 Fireside chat: In conversation with business key leaders

12:15 Closing remarks

12:25 Lunch

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