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Mergers & Acquisitions Council

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The Council helps companies plan and implement value-creating acquisitions, mergers, and divestitures by sharing best practices, ideas, and experiences in their M&A-related activities.

The Council meets three times a year in an atmosphere of mutual trust and learning. Council discussions are confidential, and distribution of information is restricted to Council members, ensuring privacy and open sharing of ideas.

Companies & Members - Mergers and Acquisitions Council

  • ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd.
  • APM Terminals Management B.V.
  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Amazon
  • Beiersdorf AG
  • Edenred SA
  • Experian Group Limited
  • IKEA Services B.V.
  • JT International S.A.
  • Kerry Group plc
  • Michelin (MFPM)
  • Norsk Hydro ASA
  • PPG
  • Reef Technology
  • Shell International Limited
  • Smith & Nephew plc
  • Stanley Black and Decker Europe

Enduring relationships with trusted peers is the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the council value. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective topic selection and problem solving that puts your issues on the agenda
  • Informal, real-time benchmarking of current approaches by member companies to the most challenging issues faced by product development
  • Multi-industry insights and best practices from non-competitive peers via in-depth discussions
  • Networking, reputation building and access within your peer community
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums, webcasts, webinars, and other resources

  • Anti-Trust speaker
  • How to value and apply effective corporate governance for start-ups & small software companies
  • Experian view on using and analyzing data
  • View on activities of Activist Investors (investment bank or speaker at recent Mckinsey/Goldmans Conference)
  • EU Representative from competition division
  • Digital Due diligence
  • 4 members to share their Annual Goals/ KPI’s & Valuation Methodology
  • Utilizing insurance solutions to manage M&A deal risk
  • Meeting Journalist to comment on M&A (ST, FT or Lex)
  • Talent identification and retention
  • Tax issues: inversions, BEPS
  • Corporate framework agreement for financial advisory service

Members will be Leaders of M&A and Corporate Development. Members are based in EMEA and represent companies from different industries and geographies with revenues of min euro +1bn.

Daniel Couvreur

Daniel Couvreur

Council Director, Mergers & Acquisitions Council
The Conference Board
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Why join the Mergers & Acquisitions Council?

For me, this is the only forum which provides genuine insight into M&A processes and best practices. To discuss deals openly with fellow M&A professionals, each with decades of experience, is quite unique.

Tim McCleary, Head of M&A, Norsk Hydro

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