The strong M&A market worldwide will continue in 2018 – this was the unanimous and positive outlook from Clairfield International partners gathered in Milan. Premium valuations and the bullish stock market are driving M&A across all Clairfield geographies, while the sector expertise and seamless working together of Clairfield teams spell the formula to success in closing a record number of transactions.
The 2018 yearly meeting, organized by the local Italian partner, gathered more than 100 partners and colleagues from 22 countries to develop business opportunities and discuss trends affecting M&A worldwide. It included presentations from experts in the financial community on the sector’s most pressing issues. Training sessions were held for the Clairfield analysts on documentation, negotiation, and sector research including a session on comparative regional trends in private company M&A.
Three days of intense work was capped by a garden reception with clients, colleagues and friends.