On May 25th, IE Business School, held a M&A Super Day event at the IE Madrid campus. The event, was result of the initiative of Guillaume Rozenblat, M&A Club Coordinator and Dual Degree IMBA/MIAF student graduating in December 2016, assisted by Irina Zilbergleyt, Associate Director at the CMC, and by Campus Life.
A panel of senior finance professionals from Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, GP Bullhound and BBVA discussed the latest trends in M&A and shared their experience with students.
Andrés Gutiérrez Carrasco, VP at Deutsche Bank noted that “M&A 2016 deal volumes are expected to be lower from record highs of 2015”.
Lenka Kolarova, VP and Olof Rustner, Associate at GP Bullhound said that “being a Tech banker is very exciting, as we have the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs every day!” They see the hottest sectors in European Tech to be Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Agencies, Cybersecurity and SaaS.
Geronimo Barde, VP at BBVA mentioned that in BBVA’s digital transformation, “time to market and talent are as important as technology when BBVA looks for acquisition opportunities”.
The event was successfully concluded by a networking cocktail and a raffle offering a student (Rose Sun) the opportunity to join the event organizers and the speakers for dinner.