Now in its 7th edition, this issue of IMAP’s flagship publication Creating Value, takes an in depth look at Africa, where IMAP recently held its bi-annual international conference for the first time since the company’s inception in 1973.
According to World Economic Forum estimates, Africa is the fastest growing continent and by the year 2100 will be home to 13 of the world’s largest megacities. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Africa is an important market for IMAP, who continues to grow its international footprint across the globe, ensuring its presence in key markets. Creating Value 7, receives insights from several experts in the field, including Mr. Ahmed Reda Chami, President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council and Mr. Sofiane Lahmar, Partner at PE fund DPI and looks at Africa’s economic growth, its flourishing PE landscape and why Morocco is now deemed one of the best and safest gateways to enter fast-growing markets in the rest of Africa.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Creating Value, without hearing from world thought leaders on crucial global M&A trends, including the high valuations in the Automotive industry despite the headwinds, the evolving ecosystem in Medtech and Biotech which is driving acquisitions, along with the increase in specialization and divergence in the Real Estate industry in Europe and what this means for investors.
Its regular cross-border focus highlights case studies featuring key IMAP deals closed in Ireland/ Germany, the Netherlands and Peru. In IMAP in Focus, IMAP Partners from across the globe, in Canada, Hungary, Japan, Sweden and the US provide relevant M&A news and insights pertaining to their markets.
IMAP Chairman, Jurgis Oniunas, commented: “Creating Value is a means by which, we can provide our clients with relevant and practical insights regarding key trends in the evolving M&A landscape. At IMAP, our highly experienced teams across the globe work together to ensure we consistently fulfill our mission to find innovative and profitable solutions for our clients and deliver superior advisory expertise.”
Last weekend, IMAP colleagues from all over the world were due to congregate in Denver, Colorado, for a conference planned for many months, where deals, learning, and friendships would be developed and shaped. Even a month ago when the difficult decision was made to cancel the event, none of us could have foreseen the speed and scale of events that have occurred since.
GRE Gauff Rail Engineering GmbH & Co. KG has been acquired by Dorsch Holding GmbH. With this acquisition, Dorsch expands the group's range of services in the railway sector.