The keynote speech will examine the current macro-economic environment in Italy and present the inbound and outbound opportunities for Italian and foreign investors in the Italian PE market
Panel: Large cap deal making
Large and mega deals recorded a total of 8.7 billion euros last year. The session will discuss the most relevant deals and future investment opportunities in the Italian large-cap space. How do global large-cap investors view potential target investments in Italy? Are there enough large-cap assets for their investment appetite? Can buy-and-build platforms provide appealing investment opportunities for larger funds?
Sector Focus: Food
Panellists will share their thoughts on understanding the market dynamics to ensure high returns from the food sector. The session will also discuss the expectations and the competition in the European landscape compared to Italy.
What is the investors' strategy of buy-and-build? Is it a boost or an alteration?
Expectations for 2019 – Local markets and international
Will Italian experts of food sector lead the market in 2019?
Panel: Mid-market deals in Italy
The Italian mid-market recorded strong activity in 2018, primarily in the consumer and industrial sectors. The country saw 90 deals in the €5-50m range, with a 20% increase in 2017. The speakers will analyze which sectors are growing and which investment strategy can be the most successful deals for mid-sized companies.
Value creation in mid-market space: risks and opportunities
What is the best approach for financing transactions?
What are the key points investors take into account before a deal and where are the opportunities to export?
Panel: Exit routes in a volatile market environment
The panel will discuss what the pipeline is for Exit routes in Italy and opportunities for foreign investors in the country.
What sectors are more appealing to foreign investors?
How do international funds compare and compete with local players? Who are the main international investors interested in the region and what are their long-term goals?
What are the most popular and successful exit routes in the Italian market?
Fireside chat: Changing role of LPs during current climate
The speakers will examine the fundraising environment for Family Office and Cooinvestment and what the short and long term goals are for the investors.
Family Office and Cooinvestment – how to deal with that and what is best for GPs and LPs?
Do Family Offices invest in PE and how?
Evolution of Cooinvestment in the last 5 years. Who organizes the deal and manages the capital
Are more direct investments expected from LPs in the years ahead?
Chair’s closing remarks followed by lunch
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