Danish M&A Outlook

Join CBS Executive MBA and Financial Times’ M&A intelligence unit Mergermarket at this complimentary breakfast meeting where panellists will examine the future outlook for Danish M&A.

Tirsdag, 17 september, 2013 - 08:30 to 10:30

At this breakfast briefing, hosted by CBS Executive MBA and Financial Times’ M&A intelligence unit Mergermarket, panellists will examine the future outlook for Danish M&A. The event starts at 8:30AM with coffee and networking before the hour-long panel discussion kicks off at 9:00AM. To register, please email akr.mba@cbs.dk

Panel discussion topics:

  • Outlook and deal drivers for Danish companies
  • Pension funds as direct investors - the changing role of the banking sector
  • Which emerging markets are most attractive for Danish companies?
  • Role of BRIC- what can we expect going forward?
  • Growing sectors - energy and pharmaceuticals

Confirmed speakers:

  • Karl Thorngren, Head of M&A, A.P. Møller Maersk Group
  • Alfonso L. Vasquez Caro, Director of Business Development, Vestas
  • Christian Frigast, Managing Partner, Axcel
  • Jacob Therkelsen, Head of M&A, BDO
  • Jesper Rangvid, Associate Dean, Executive MBA, and Professor, Copenhagen Business School
  • Kasper Viio, Global Assistant Editor for Mergermarket, Financial Times Group (moderator)

Danish M&A market trend analysis

In 2012, the total deal value of Danish M&A was €8.3bn. Although this was a decline from €10.5bn in 2011, the 21.8% market share it had of Nordic activity was the highest since 2005.

Inbound deal value in H1 2013 was down by 40.5% compared to H1 2012. If things continue as they did in 2012, this year may see more domestic deals than inbound deals. The largest deal in Denmark so far this year was the buyout of Unifeeder for €400m by Nordic Capital Fund.

Outbound deals in Q1 2013 amounted to €1.6bn, up a third on Q1 2012 and four times the €0.3bn seen in the previous quarter. However, Q2 dropped again to €0.9bn but with eight more announced deals than Q1.

To see a more detailed report on the Danish M&A Market, click here.

In light of this, our breakfast briefing will focus on the key deal drivers for Danish companies over the next 12 months and the sectors that are likely to see the most growth such as energy and pharmaceuticals.

Sidst opdateret: Executive MBA // 26/08/2013