Navigating the European M&A Landscape – Strategies for Success in 2023

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White & Case and Goldman Sachs will host an exclusive conference on European M&A opportunities for US acquirers and investors. This is a unique opportunity to hear senior M&A experts give their outlook for 2023.

Our speakers will share perspectives on the state of European capital markets, opportunities in the region, strategies for US acquirers to access debt financing and discuss how deals get done in key markets such as the UK, France and Germany. Our objective with this event is to provide you with the strategic tools you need to make European transactions deliverable in 2023.

Thursday, 23 February 2023
1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

White & Case LLP | Quorum by Convene
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020-1095


Time Topic Speaker
1.00 p.m. Registration and Lunch
2.15 p.m. Welcome and Introduction John Reiss – Global Head of M&A, White & Case
2.30 p.m. European M&A Outlook/ Opportunities 2023

Mark Sorrell – Global Co-Head of M&A, Goldman Sachs

Andre Kelleners – Head of EMEA M&A, Global Co-Head of the Consumer Retail Group, Goldman Sachs

3.00 p.m. European Overview Ferdinand Mason – Global M&A Partner, White & Case
3.30 p.m. Panel 1
Debt Strategy for US Acquirer

(Moderator) Brenda Dieck – Debt Finance Partner, White & Case

  • David Ridley – Debt Finance Partner, White & Case
  • Jonathan Fine – Head of Investment Grade Syndicate in the Americas, Goldman Sachs
  • Littleton Glover – Global Head of Financing Group Origination, Goldman Sachs
4.15 p.m. Coffee break  
4.45 p.m. European Equity Capital Markets Christoph Stanger – Chairman of Equity Capital Markets in EMEA, Goldman Sachs
5.15 p.m. Panel 2
Private/Public M&A in Germany, France and the UK

(Moderator) Mike Deyong – Americas Head of M&A, White & Case

White & Case Panelists:

  • Guy Potel – UK M&A Partner, White & Case
  • Joerg Kraffel – German M&A Partner, White & Case
  • Marc Petitier – French M&A Partner, White & Case

Goldman Sachs Panelists:

  • Nimesh Khiroya – Co-Head of UK Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
  • Tibor Kossa – Co-Head of M&A in Germany and Austria, Goldman Sachs
  • Anne Bizien – Co-Head of M&A in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Goldman Sachs
6.00 p.m. Making European Public Deals Deliverable

Philip Broke – UK M&A Partner, White & Case

Marc Israel – UK Antitrust Partner, White & Case

6.30 p.m. Closing remarks John Reiss – Global Head of M&A, White & Case
6.35 p.m. Reception and Refreshments