The changing European M&A landscape

During the past 18 months, the M&A business has changed drastically. The pace of dealmaking hasn’t abated, but working practices have had to adapt. Why has deal making been so frenetic? Why didn’t things grind to a halt given the levels of uncertainty?

In our roundtable, promoted by Intralinks, M&A experts from Bank of America, Dentsu International, Freshfields, Intralinks and TMF Group discussed the ways in which M&A processes have changed, the challenges posed by the pandemic and how the industry will shift in the future.

Remote deal making and the state of M&A

  • Private equity and the M&A boom
  • The role of SPACs
  • The challenges presented by Covid-19
  • What the future holds for M&A


Birger Berendes

Co-head of M&A for EMEA, Bank of America

Julia Crawley-Boevey

Head of M&A EMEA, Dentsu International

Stephen Long

Hhead of M&A, TMF Group

Bob Petrocchi

Co-headof business, SS&C Intralinks

Claire Wills

London managing partner, Freshfields