Since 2013 the M&A Conference of Frankfurter Allgemeine Forum has been considered to be one of the most important platforms for yearly about 250 selected M&A decision makers from Germany and Europe. A comprehensive M&A day on the 26th of April will provide plenary sessions on the importance of M&As for the company’s success and on the specificities of cross-border transactions. The focus sessions will discuss industry-specific perspectives and selected M&A topics.


  • The pressure of continuous disruption and the opportunities and challenges of companies to go shopping for innovation.
  • The significance of M&A as driver of global growth and the specific role of Asia as big player on the European market.
  • Automotive, manufacturing and engineering: The development of the industrial internet and its significance for M&A activities.
  • Life science, health and pharma: Re-evaluating portfolios, divestments and asset swaps as drivers of transactions.
  • Technology, media and big data: The need to expand capabilities through M&A facing the data-driven market transformation.
  • Deal making best practices: Key success factors: From target selection to execution.
  • Post merger integration: Tap the full value of synergies by developing a strategic context for M&A integration.
  • Real estate transactions: Recent deals, the state of the industry and the impact of technological change


  • Dr Peter Baisch, Partner, CMS Germany
  • Alexander Becker, Director M&A, Schott
  • Arnd Benninghoff, CEO, MTGx Ventures
  • Stefan Brunnschweiler, Partner & Head CMS Corporate/M&A Group, CMS Switzerland
  • Tian Cai, Senior Investment Director, Fosun Group
  • Jesús Carrasco Abad, Managing Director, Global Head of Healthcare Corporate Finance, Corporate & Investment Banking, Société Générale
  • Uwe Danziger, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Marquard & Bahls
  • Dr Melanie Flessner, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Evonik Industries
  • Dr Jochen Gann, Head of Corporate Finance and M&A, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Ulrich Haeselbarth, Head of Investment, HanseMerkur Grundvermögen
  • Dr Martin Holzapfel, Head of M&A Practice Germany and Switzerland, Bain & Company
  • Dr Volkmar Jäger, Director Corporate Strategic Planning and Business Development, Freudenberg Group
  • Georg Kniese, Senior Vice President Corporate Development/M&A, SAP
  • Klaus Krägel, Member of the Board, Deutsche Immobilien Management (DIM)
  • Bernhard Kraska, Director M&A, NORMA Group
  • Rolf Liebfried, Group Director Corporate Development, Klöckner Pentaplast Holding
  • Jean Lucius, CEO & Chairman of the Executive Committee, Encevo
  • Dr Thomas Meyding, Partner, CMS Germany
  • Gabriele de Neidels, Group Head M&A, Volkswagen
  • Dr Stefan Neuhaus, Corporate Director M&A, Henkel
  • Dr Sebastian Orthmann, Partner, CMS Germany
  • Tobias Ramminger, Head of Corporate M&A & Strategic Projects, Schaeffler
  • Fabian Römer, Legal, M&A and Cooperations, Daimler
  • Birgit Rummel, TRI Senior Underwriter, Tokio Marine HCC
  • Florian Schick, Managing Partner, Member of the Investment Committee, Bregal Unternehmerkapital
  • Reinout Slot, Partner, CMS Netherlands
  • Eckhard Späth, Valuation & Strategy Leader Germany, PwC
  • Christoph Stancke, Senior Project Manager M&A, Otto Group
  • Stephan Thurm, Chief Digital Officer, Funke Mediengruppe
  • Dr Tobias Umbeck, Partner and Head of PMI, Practice for Germany and Switzerland, Bain & Company
  • Tony Waller, Partner, Olswang (from May: CMS UK)


  • Moderator oft the day
    Dyrk Scherff, Business & Financial Editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

  • Christian Bartling, Consultant, former Head of Merger & Acquisition,
  • Sascha Bock, Managing Director, Real Estate Corporate Finance, Corporate & Investment Banking, Société Générale
  • Guido Decker, Managing Director, Executive Board Member, goetzpartners
  • Rolf Fricker, Managing Director, PwC Strategy& Germany
  • Harald Maehrle, Managing Director, Raymond James
  • Dr Jan-Hendrik Röver, Managing Director, Executive Board Member, goetzpartners
  • Pascal Schmidt, Managing Director, Raymond James

Your contact:

Panagiotis Siskos
Director Economics & Finance
Tel.: +49 69 75 91-26 24

Wolfgang Sperber
Senior Sales Manager
Tel.: +49 69 75 91 26 08

Villa Kennedy
Kennedyallee 70
60596 Frankfurt am Main

Directions >

Please fill the fields below and submit form.


Fields with a * are mandatory fields and need to be filled

Thank you for your request.

We will keep you informed about this and similar events.

Technische Störung

Ihre Anfrage konnte auf Grund einer technischen Störung leider nicht versand werden. Bitte versuchen Sie es zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt nochmals oder schicken Sie uns eine E-mail an:
Wir danken für Ihr Verständnis!