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 Partners Group, 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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    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
    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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    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.