About This Webinar
In an industry where the marginal efficiency of investments plays a huge factor in determining the success of general partners (GPs), optimisation of the M&A process has never been more relevant.

Bringing together top leaders from global large-scale PE firms, including Apax Partners and Eurazeo, they will discuss the future of M&A, zooming in on how the process can be optimised and automated in a future where AI and machine learning will be words and technologies the best-in-class GPs use on a daily basis.

Tune in to learn best practices and frontline knowledge on M&A automation that will be an inevitable part of the industry in the near-term future. Get exclusive insights into how technology in the M&A process can keep you ahead of the competition and not only increase returns but more importantly keep your firm relevant in the eyes of the limited partners (LPs). This webinar will equip you to deal with the common barriers that GPs are facing, enabling you to make winning investments in an everchanging world.
Agenda
  • Common barriers GPs face during the M&A process
  • The state of the M&A process looking five years ahead
  • How AI and machine learning can optimise the M&A process
  • The outlook for M&A in 2022
  • Q&A
Presenters
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    Eleni Bathianaki
    Partner @ EOS Capital Partners
    Eleni has 19 years of experience in investment banking, strategic advisory and private equity positions. Currently, she is a Partner at EOS Capital Partners since its formation in 2017, a Greek Private Equity Growth Fund with €150 MM under management.

    Prior to her current role, she was a Senior Manager at Piraeus Bank Group Strategy team leading several strategic projects, such as the transformation of Geniki Bank post its acquisition by Piraeus Bank and the execution of key M&A and capital issuance transactions during the period 2009 to 2017. Prior to this role, Eleni was a Senior Associate in the Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley for the period 2006 to 2009 being responsible for the origination, advisory and execution of a number of M&A and capital market transactions for public and private sector corporates in Greece. She started her career at Citigroup Global Market Investment Banking Unit in 2002, being involved in multiple M&A, privatization and capital market transactions across a very diversified number of sectors in Greece, CEE and North Africa.
    She holds a Banking and International Finance Degree from City University Business School London and a MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, UK.

    She holds Board positions in two Greek companies as well as being a mentor in Endeavor Greece and a Member of the Board of Directors in the Greek NGO, Desmos.
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    Private Equity Insights
    For more than 10 years, PEI has helped Investors, Fund Managers and CXOs rethink what it takes to fundraise, invest, operate and exit in Private Equity, and does so via online engagement and cutting edge conferences in Singapore, UK, France, Poland & CEE, Benelux, Switzerland, Iberia, Germany, Italy, Nordics and DACH.
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    Gregory Salinger
    Operating Partner, Digital & Sustainability @ Apax Partners
    Grégory joined Apax Partners in 2017. He is Operating Partner Digital & Sustainability.

    Grégory holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a diploma in International Studies from Johns Hopkins School of International Studies (SAIS) and a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College. After developing and managing GOA, an online gaming platform, he co-founded Chateau Online. More recently, Grégory served as CEO of Videdressing, the leading French marketplace for pre-owned fashion and luxury goods. He also worked at Microsoft for over 10 years, initially as Managing Director of MSN France, which became France’s top digital media network under his leadership. At the global level, Grégory led Strategy & Operations, then Online Marketing and Monetization for Microsoft’s Consumer & Online business. He joined Apax Partners in 2017 as Chief Digital Officer.
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    Jonathan Irwin
    Head of Origination @ Eurazeo
    Jonathan joins Eurazeo as a Principal - Head of Origination within mid-large buyout team based in London.

    Jonathan began his career in 2010 as an Analyst in mergers and acquisitions at BNP Paribas, focusing on European mid-market transactions while being based in London, Dublin and Paris. In 2014 he was appointed by Terra Firma Private Equity to the corporate development team at Wyevale Garden Centres, with the mandate to consolidate the market by originating and executing bolt-on transactions. In 2016, he joined Duke Street Capital, ultimately becoming Head of Origination, where he was responsible for sourcing, assessing and prioritising new investments and the firm’s advisory relationships across Western Europe.

    Jonathan holds a MSc in M&A and Corporate Strategy from Grenoble Ecole de Management, a Masters in Financial Economics and a Bachelors in Economics and Politics from UCC (Ireland).
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    Merlin Piscitelli
    Chief Revenue Officer - EMEA @ Datasite
    Merlin Piscitelli is Chief Revenue Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Datasite.

    In his role, Merlin is responsible for setting and managing the sales strategy and its deployment across this diverse and complex region, including coordinating and managing teams and sales representatives across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is based in London.

    Merlin has been driving the M&A digital transformation in EMEA since joining Datasite in 2006. He has served in several leadership roles within the organization, including Head of Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Director of Sales, helping drive technological innovation and deal velocity across the region.