Business involving mergers and acquisitions exceeded all expectations in 2014. A wave of cross-border deals ushered in a new M&A record volume. A gain in corporate transactions could be seen in near ly all industries. The results of efficiency improvement programs from previous crisis years have been particular drivers of current market developments. It would seem that the organic growth potential has been exhausted, but at the same time the necessary liquidity has been accumulated for increasing profits through acquisitions.

After a successful start in 2013 and an equally successful continuation in 2014, the M&A conference has developed into one of the leading M&A events in Europe.

A comprehensive M&A day on the 16th of April will provide plenary sessions on the importance of M&As for the company’s success and on the specificities of cross-bor - der transactions. The workshop sessions will discuss industr y-specific perspectives and selected M&A topics.


  • Marc Bergmann, Senior Vice President, General Counsel M&A, Gemalto SA
  • Stefan Brunnschweiler, Global Head of CMS Corporate/M&A, Partner, CMS Switzerland
  • Paul Csiszár, Director, Directorate-General for Competiton, European Commission
  • Alexis Desombre, Senior Financial Advisor, GDF SUEZ
  • Rachel Empey, Chief Financial and Strategy Officer (CFO), Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG
  • Dr. Alexander von Frankenberg, Managing Director, High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
  • Rolf Habben Jansen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hapag-Lloyd AG
  • June du Halgouet, Group Executive, Head of M&A, Airbus Group NV
  • Dr. Markus Häuser, Partner, CMS Germany
  • Mark Hüsges, Investor and Managing Partner, Loewe Technologies GmbH
  • Dirk Kessler, Legal Counsel M&A, Nestlé SA
  • Stefan Klenke, Head of M&A Transport & Logistics, DB Mobility Logistics AG
  • Georg Kniese, Senior Vice President Corporate Development / M&A, SAP SE
  • Dr. Martin Kolbinger, Partner, CMS Germany
  • Mikael Kramer, Director Group M&A, Vattenfall AB
  • Markus Kreitinger, Head of M&A, GFT Technologies AG
  • Ralf Lange, Vice President Business Development, M&A and Corporate Finance, Fresenius Medical Care GmbH
  • Thomas Mahlstedt, Vice President M&A, Corporate Legal & Compliance, Evonik Industries AG
  • Beatriz Malo de Molina, Senior Vice President, Head of M&A, Orkla ASA
  • Herby Marchetti, Strategy & Innovation Officer, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
  • Dr. Stefan Neuhaus, Corporate Director M&A, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • Dr. Karl Popp, Senior Director M&A, SAP SE
  • Francis Robichon, M&A Project Manager, Rexel SA
  • Kjartan V. Skaugvoll, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Cuculus GmbH
  • Isabel Todenhöfer, Head of M&A, Lufthansa AG
  • Stefan Todt, Senior Legal Counsel, B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • Dr. Dirk Vater, Partner, Bain & Company Germany, Inc.
  • Dr. Nina Weiden, Senior Vice President M&A, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
  • Boris L. Zaïtra, Head of Group M&A, Roche Holding AG
  • Alexander Zinell, Senior Vice President Global Investments and Management, Fraport AG


Moderator of the day

  • Klaus Max Smolka, Business Editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Ina Lockhart, Online Editor, FAZ.NET
  • Harald Maehrle, Managing Partner, Mummert & Company Corporate Finance GmbH
  • Melville D. Mummert, Managing Partner, Mummert & Company Corporate Finance GmbH
  • Roman Tarlavski, Partner, CMS Netherlands

Selection of the companies of the corporate participants:

Aixtron SE, Alliance Boots plc., Axel Springer AG, Bayer CropScience AG, Brenntag AG, Cisco Systems Inc., Continental AG, Dassault Système SE, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, E.ON SE, General Electric Co., Geox S.p.A., Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, InterComponentWare AG, Jenoptik AG, Kirchhoff Automotive GmbH, Kiekert AG, Merck KGaA, Norma Group AG, Qiagen GmbH, SAP SE, SCHOTT AG, Siemens AG, Solvay SA, STMicroelectronics NV, TDF Group SAS, Total SA, Wintershall Holding GmbH and many others…

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Tel.: +49 69 75 91-26 24

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