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Mergers Alliance Annual Conference (May 2010) - Barcelona, Spain

26th May 2010

The past 18 months have proved to be a torrid time for businesses around the globe. A lack of funding and a nervousness in the market is subduing an already depressed market. However, it is during these tough times that we see the innovative thinking and drive of those corporate finance professionals that have the knowledge and experience to turn these tough times into an opportunity to enhance their clients' ability to get the best deal.

We have seen the proof of this high level of performance during 2009, with strong results in the Thomson Reuters Mid-Market M&A tables (out-performing not only all the other M&A networks but also a number of the large investment banks). With this in mind, it was the perfect time for the members of Mergers Alliance to get together to discuss how best to capitalise on their collective strength. This event was kindly hosted by Norgestion, the leading independent corporate finance firm in Spain, and was held at the Claris Hotel in Barcelona, between the 15th - 17th May 2010. The conference was focused on cross border business development and under this theme, a number of extensive bi-lateral meetings were held between each of the member firms of the network. These meetings were designed to ensure that any potential opportunities were taken advantage of and a number of firms came away with potential opportunities to explore. We also focused on three sectors during this event. Healthcare, Food & Drink and Cleantech. Three sectors where Mergers Alliance has extensive knowledge, experience and track record. With almost 50 delegates attending from the 18 member firms across the globe, this was a real statement of commitment from the member firms. Dedicating the time and man hours to travel across the globe to meet up with their friends and colleagues from around the world. Clearly there are fewer deals due to limited or non-existent financing but as members of the No.1 International Cross-border network, it was clear to all present that due to their involvement in the Mergers Alliance group, their ability to win mandates; find buyers and close deals has lead to a large pipeline of work between member firms. In fact, we are very confident this pipeline could see Mergers Alliance have the best year to date in terms of deals closed and fees won. Maarten de Jongh, Co-Chairman of Mergers Alliance and Director of Norgestion Catalunya, hosted this years spring conference and had this to say,: \"Bringing all our colleagues together from around the world, to meet in one place at one time, was hugely beneficial. We were not only able to discuss opportunities between us but we also had the opportunity to introduce some of our local clients to our international colleagues.\" Regarding the conference, Stas Michael, the Mergers Alliance Business Manager, had this to say: \"With the current state of the market, it is really pleasing to see the benefit our members derive from being part of this tight knit group. Clearly there was significant thought leadership developed, proving the value of coming together to exchange ideas and further advance our relationships with industry.\" 86-a4d9395602ba5b281e6f69bcd013718d.pdf
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