M&A EUROPE 2014 Conference: "The Next Drivers for Corporate Growth?" on 3 April 2014

The ILF is Knowledge Partner at the M&A Europe 2014 Conference which Premier Cercle and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Forum are organizing on 3 April 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. If you are interested, you can register for the conference by using the registration form in the conference brochure or by email to  info@faz-forum.com.

The Early Bird Price (750 Euro plus VAT) will be offered to you if you make a reference to "ILF" when registering.

Although mergers and acquisitions remain preferred vehicles for market entry and growth, dealmaking was not as prolific as expected in 2013. Nonetheless, Europe leads the field with the greatest numbers of deals as compared to the other regions of the world. And M&A deal-makers seem to be optimistic about 2014.

Following a successful start in 2013, the European M&A Conference is being established in the financial metropolis of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, as one of Europe’s leading conferences on mergers and acquisitions with renowned speakers and high-profile corporate participants.


Villa Kennedy
Kennedyallee 70
60596 Frankfurt am Main


  • Corporate strategy: M&A to improve margins and consolidate growth.
  • Relaunching Europe: Challenges and opportunities for M&A.
  • M&A activities and private equity regarding the emerging markets and the German "Mittelstand".
  • How transactions are driving change in TMT, consumer goods, luxury & retail?
  • Transaction services and post merger: What are the critical issues for successful M&As. 


Peter Bokelmann, General Counsel, Trumpf
Matthieu Bouchery, Senior Vice President M&A, Orange
Eric Boutry, Director M&A, Lactalis
Stefan Brunnschweiler, Partner, CMS von Erlach Poncet
Sascha Bucher, Deputy Head of Global M&A, Roche
Aymeric de Cardes, Head of M&A, TDF
Bernard Cendrier, Vice President M&A, Solvay
Marc Eckerhall, Director, Strategy & Integration, AGCO
Giovanni Ghisetti, Director Strategy and M&A, Coca Cola
Victor Jerez, Head of M&A, Pernod Ricard
Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of the Board, Leica
Andreas Kölsch, Head of Corporate Finance Advisory Germany, UniCredit
Holger Kreetz, COO, Enerjisa
Birger Kuck, CEO, Biesterfeld
Marc A. Küˆhn, Head of Strategic Planning and M&A, Freudenberg Group
Jonathan Marsh, Head of M&A Finance Legal, Total
Martin McCourt, Vice President M&A, Gemalto
Martin Mildner, General Counsel and Director of M&A, Otto
Melville D. Mummert, Managing Partner, Mummert & Company
Dr. Gerold Linzbach, CEO, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
Tom Nikander, Corporate M&A Director, Tieto
Enrique Patrickson, Vice President, Head of Group M&A, Electrolux
Frederic Rombaut, Head of Corporate Development, M&A, Investments –€“ International, Cisco Systems
Dr. Martin Schlag, Head of Corporate Advice, ThyssenKrupp
Lukas Schüˆpbach, Head of Merger Integration, Syngenta Crop Protection
Henri Steinmetz, CEO, Rüˆtgers
Carsten Thoma, President and COO, Hybris
Isabel Todenhöfer, Head of M&A, Lufthansa
Chris Watson, Partner & Head of Telecoms, CMS Cameron McKenna
Jüˆrgen von Wendorff, Member of the Board, HANNOVER Finanz Group
Dr. Oliver C. Wolfgramm, Partner, CMS Hasche Sigle
Michael Zahn, CEO, Deutsche Wohnen