Mergers & Acquisitions
Head of Section M & A
Dr. Michael R. Fischer, LL.M.
Dr. Markus Nauheim, LL.M.
Working Group Day 2017
The Working Group M&A discussed the following topics:
Fintech M&A – Players, deal structures and key issues
What are the characteristics of the Fintech sector? How about the structural, regulatory and technical idiosyncrasies of M&A transactions? We'll address these central issues in our review of two deals involving significant German Fintechs. The panel will discuss experiences with common transaction structures and key issues, as well as future developments and challenges for the Fintech M&A market.
Session II (in cooperation with the Working Group ARIM)
Big Data Jungle –
The Use of Artificial Intelligence in M&A Transactions in the 21st
What are the real risks and opportunities that a target company provides? Usually, only a limited data set is made available to potential buyers and their attorneys during the due diligence of an M&A transaction. However, many times there are latent legal disputes, concealed compliance violations and business opportunities hidden in the data sets of which the buyers and their advisors become aware only after the completion of the transaction, if at all. In order to search this additional "big data jungle" quickly and efficiently, intelligent technologies are today used to support the acting parties. With search terms – generated by “man & machine” – relevant documents and e-mails, for example, can be identified that would otherwise not be considered in a timely manner or not at all and which could provide a significant added value to the buyer.
You can find information about coming events of the Mergers & Acquisitions section under events.