Berlin, 20 June 2012. Over 160 M&A International Inc. merger and acquisition professionals met in Berlin to attend the 58th M&A International Inc. Conference and the 12th M&A Mid-Market Forum.
The 12th M&A Mid-Market Forum (MMF) hosted on Thursday 14 June by M&A International Inc. (MAI), the world’s leading M&A alliance, attracted over 160 M&A advisors from more than 40 countries to meet with 60-plus clients of our host member Angermann M&A International GmbH and other supporting members. The MMF is part of the M&A International Spring Conference and is specifically designed to network with peers to build relationships, to progress M&A strategy, and to discuss and generate business opportunities through a series of pre-scheduled private meetings. More than 600 pre-arranged one-to-one private meetings were held between strategic minds from the corporate world and M&A professionals from around the globe based on geographical and sector interests.
“The speed-networking format of the M&A Mid-Market Forum is innovative and very efficient. As these meetings are well prepared and relevant information has been exchanged in advance, 20 minutes is enough to discuss opportunities and to decide whether they are worth exploring further. Previous meetings at the MMF have paved the way for many transactions and have set the groundwork for numerous closed transactions and strong business relationships.”
Dr. Hans Bethge
Managing Partner, Angermann M&A International GmbH
The German member firm of M&A International Inc.
The success of the alliance depends greatly on the continued support between its members. To acknowledge outstanding cooperation, M&A International Inc. presented three awards during the closing dinner of the 2012 Spring Conference in Berlin.
The winners of this year’s M&A International Inc. Annual Awards are:
As nothing can replace real personal contact, building strong relationships between our members is one of the main goals at our bi-annual conferences. In addition, our industry experts meet to discuss the market and existing opportunities; we exchange expertise and knowledge, introduce marketing tools and focus on best practice. During our conferences, we also learn a lot about the different characteristics and cultures of the other countries and markets. Especially for cross-border transactions, such knowledge is essential.
Another special highlight of the conference was the appearance of the Federal Environment Minister, Peter Altmaier, who came to speak to us during a reception at the Reichstag. His speech encouraged an intense and even controversial discussion with him on the European politics of the German government and the future of Europe.
About Angermann M&A International GmbH
Angermann was established in 1953 as a pioneer of M&A consultancy in Germany and has advised on more than 2,000 transactions involving substantial cross-border activity. With a well-established network of decision makers throughout Germany in most industries including the private equity world and law and accountancy firms, Angermann’s client base consists of national and international publicly listed companies and the German Mittelstand.
A special focus is on cultural bridging between our local and foreign clients and international team building with all M&A International Inc. members. Besides M&A, the Angermann Group includes operations in real estate, business consultancy and auctions. The Angermann Group has offices in Hamburg, Berlin and Stuttgart, staffed by over 130 professionals. www.angermann-ma.de
About M&A International Inc.
Established in 1985, M&A International Inc. offers the unparalleled, global resources of over 600 M&A professionals operating in every major financial center of the world. We are closely linked and together we advise our clients on acquisitions, divestitures and financing. We have closed over 1,400 transactions totaling more than US$85 billion in transaction value in the past five years. www.mergers.net
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