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Event Date Wed Oct 6 AEDT (12 days ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Oct 5 6:00pm - Wed Oct 6 1:45am
Location Virtual
Region APAC

As the Australian economy bounced back in the middle of 2020, so did the M&A markets as dealmakers returned to work with exuberance. Australia and New Zealand's Q1 2021 deal value is US$11.2M versus US$5.7M in Q1 2020 showing strong deal momentum, optimism is high for a fruitful year. Strong domestic M&A activity, active PE firms, strategic cross-border deals and the growing importance of superfunds all point in the right direction as pipelines grow and deals get done. Challenges remain around a lack of travel and relationship building with management teams; however, the industry has proven its resilience with these issues not being prohibitive to deals getting done. Whilst many predict there might be other road bumps along the way, sentiment remains strong.

Topics will include:
• Australia, a success story - the M&A rebound
• Financing - Who, how and the future
• ESG crucial for success - but how?
• Riding the wave - where are the opportunities, and what potential pitfalls are on the horizon?
• Reality check - you got the deal done virtually, and now what?

Reasons to attend:
• Regional view: Discover the future themes and trends which will dominate Australian M&A in the year ahead
• Corporates: Hear from top corporates and M&A experts in Australia on their insights into domestic and outbound dealmaking
• Strategies: Learn from leading advisers, corporates and private equity professionals on their investment strategies
• Managing Risk: Identify the challenges and roadblocks that are on the horizon
• Network: Connect with 400+ senior delegates including 120+ corporate investors and 25+ speakers from Australia


2021 Speakers


Jacqueline Downes
Chair of Competition and Consumer Law Committee & Head of Competition & Consumer Regulatory Group, Law Council of Australia & Allens

Rod Sims
Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission


Todd Barlow
Managing Director, Washington H Soul Pattinson & Company

Nick Brown
Managing Director & Co-head M&A, UBS

Peter Brownie
Founder, Stanton Road Partners

Alex Cartel
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Finance & Advisory, Australia & New Zealand, Citi

Marcus Darville
Managing Partner, Quadrant Private Equity

Jamie Garis
Managing Director, Luminis Partners

Ben Gray
Founding Partner, BGH Capital

Richard Hersey
Managing Director & Head of M&A, Morgan Stanley

Maggie Lu Yueyang
Bureau Chief, Mergermarket Australia/New Zealand, Acuris

Rebecca Maslen-stannage
Chair & Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Tom Matthews
Partner, Pemba Capital

Tim Miles
Founder & Principal, Miles Advisory Partners

Kelly Morton
Founder, Skye Capital Advisory

Gabriel Radzyminski
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Sandon Capital

Drew Riethmuller
Managing Director, Head of Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Oceania, MUFG Bank

Sam Riley
CEO, Ansarada

Tim Sims
Managing Director, Pacific Equity Partners

Michael Stock
Chief Executive Officer & Head of Investment Banking, Jefferies Australia

Vaughan Strawbridge
Senior Managing Director, Corporate Finance & Restructuring, FTI Consulting

Peter Turner
Partner, Corporate Finance, National Head of M&A, KPMG

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Ansarada

• Morrow Sodali