Experiences, trends and the way forward


Welcome to Dagens industri's fifth annual M&A-Summit - the meeting point for Senior Industrial acquirers, Private Equity professionals and experts. This event summarizes the experiences from recent deals, maps the current trends and debates the way forward. How does the low interest rate affect the valuation and the business climate? How do the different stakeholders reason on synergy effects, cultural aspects, integration and the affect of international regulatory development? Welcome to a day of sharing experiences with your peers and experts.

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Confirmed speakers


Magnus Groth
CEO, Essity
Gun Nilsson
CEO, Melker Schörling AB
Ola Nordquist
Head of Nordic region, Permira
Marie Carlsson
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Peab
Thomas Fossum
Partner, PWC



Mats Gunnarsson, Head of Portfolio Management, Sandvik
Joakim Alpsten, SVP M&A, Stora Enso
Steven Chabinsky, Partner and the Chair of White & Case Global Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice
Jenny Garneij, Chief Human Capital and Communications Officer, Nordnet
Anette Blücher, Head of Nordic M&A, E.ON Sverige
Helen Hagos, Project Leader M&A, Electrolux
Steven Gilsdorf, Group M&A Director, Bisnode
Johan Lustig, Head of Nordics, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jonatan Lund Kirkhoff, General Counsel, Altor
Jonas Dahlberg, CFO, Sweco

Chairperson:
Anna Ekelund, News Editor, Dagens industri

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Preliminary program, updated continuously

08:30
Networking mingle and morning coffee
09:00
Chairpersons’ opening remarks
Anna Ekelund, news editor, Dagens industri
09:05
M&A-trends in the USA and in Europe
Expert from Bank of America Merrill Lynch
09:35 
Best pracice case: Essity
Experiences from the SCA spin-off of Essity and the Essity acquisition of BSN Medical.
Magnus Groth, CEO, Essity
10:00
Cyber Security M&A
Steven Chabinsky, Partner and the Chair of White & Case Global Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. Described as “One of the Most Influential People in Security,” Steven Chabinsky is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and serves as a trusted authority in cybersecurity.
10:30
Networking mingle
11:00
Strategy panel
Industrial acquisitions - experiences
Magnus Groth, CEO, Essity
More panelists TBA
11:25
Evolving Due Diligence through Data & Analytics - more data, better analysis, more insight
Examples of how new tools and technology enables more granular analyses, based on larger amount of data, as well as dynamic and user friendly modelling, both for Due Diligence purposes and for ensuring consistency across all transactions workstreams. With all the data and all the tools, how to choose what to look at?
Thomas Fossum, Head of Deals Advisory, PwC
11:50
Panel Discussion
Acquisitions and investments in a low-interest environment: Expected returns, capital costs and risks
How do industrial buyers with long investment horizons reason on the current financial environment with low interest rates and capital surpluses?
Marie Carlsson, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Peab 
Johan Lustig, Head of Nordics, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
More panelists TBA
12:15
Lunch
13:15
Best practice case
Delivering 10 000 % shareholder return over the last 20 years – Lessons learned from 100+ acquisitions
Developing Sweco from a local Swedish champion to the European leader in engineering and architecture through a successful combination of organic and acquired growth. Experiences from deals and integrations over the last 20 years. Case example from the 2015 public offer on Grontmij in the Netherlands.
Jonas Dahlberg, CFO, Sweco
13:45 
 Panel discussion 
Integration and the HR-perspective
Steven Gilsdorf, Group M&A Director, Bisnode
Jenny Garneij, Chief Human Capital and Communications Officer, Nordnet
Jonas Dahlberg, CFO, Sweco
14:15

Best practice case
Experiences from recent carve outs and the way forward for Sandvik
Mats Gunnarsson, Head of Portfolio Management, Sandvik

14:45
Networking mingle and coffee
15:15
Best practice case
Investing in growth
Ola Nordquist, Head of Nordic region, Permira
15:45
Panel discussion
M&A execution - new opportunities, new threats, and new tools
What practical aspects of M&A are most important to focus on in order to secure a smooth process? What are the key learning points from the professionals and what are the do’s and dont’s in M&A?  
Joakim Alpsten, SVP M&A, Stora Enso
Helen Hagos, Project Leader M&A, Electrolux
More panelists TBA 
16:15
Panel discussion
Exit trends
Carveouts, IPO:s, PE, management buyouts – experiences and trend analysis. What are the most important experiences of recent industrial divestments? Will the carve out trend continue?
Anette Blücher, Head of Nordic M&A, E.ON Sverige
Mats Gunnarsson, Head of Portfolio Management, Sandvik
Thomas Fossum, Head of Deals Advisory, PwC
Jonatan Lund Kirkhoff, General Counsel, Altor
16:45
MSAB – Experiences and the way forward
Gun Nilsson, CEO, Melker Schörling AB

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Time and place.

Date: Wednesday, October 24th

Time: 8.30

Where: Grand Hôtel, Stockholm
 

Price

These prices are for you who have previously registered interest. 

Primary target group: 4995:- excl. VAT(regular price 5995:-)

Secondary target group: 12495:- excl. VAT (regular price 13995:-)

Target group

The conference is primary for industrial acquirers with the following titles; partner, director, management, investment professional, M&A-specialist, head of strategy, CFO, CEO, board member, corporate legal or risk management. 

Secondary target group is suppliers to the above, such as lawyers, bankers, consultants, IT providers. 

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What others have said about the conference


Very interesting speakers which provided a wide spectra of current questions.
Good networking oppurtunities.
Very good question battery through the whole day.
Good structure and clear information.

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Contact.


Patrik Jönsson
Project Manager
+46 70 379 69 28
Melinda Malmberg
Delegate Manager
+46 73 558 49 86