Globalscope hosts successful international conference in Shanghai and welcomes new partner, "Insignia Financial Advisors"

By on April 19, 2016

Globalscope Partners, the international M&A network, is pleased to announce the successful expansion of its international partner base to 45 partners in 37 countries.

At the 19th semi-annual conference, hosted by Beijing HRS Consulting, more than 60 delegates met in Shanghai to discuss deal opportunities, hear from local industry and M&A experts, and develop the network. Beijing HRS organized a two-day tour prior to the conference with company visits to key economic areas close to Shanghai. During deal meeting-sessions at the conference, members had time to explore deal opportunities for their clients. Guest speakers from Morning Whistle Group, Grandall Law Firm and Fieldfisher talked about M&A and PE practice in China. In sector meetings, the markets and deal opportunities of specific sectors were discussed.

Insignia Financial Advisors from Panama attended the conference to present their firm for membership and was voted in and welcomed as a new partner.

José Rogelio Díaz, Partner Director of Insignia Financial Advisors, commented, „We are very excited about joining Globalscope and being part of the successful expansion of the network globally. The professionalism, high level of service, independence and strong execution trajectory of the partner firms within Globalscope offers our clients a unique value proposition that combines local expertise with global reach in today’s globalized economy. For Insignia, this marks a strong step forward in our strategic development; to cover the Central American region from our base office located in Panama. We look forward to adding value to our clients by exploring cross-border transactions as part of Globalscope“.

James Gao, Beijing HRS, said, „It was a great honour to host the Globalscope conference in Shanghai. I believe my Globalscope colleagues enjoyed their time and received a very positive impression of China and its M&A opportunities. I am very happy that the company visits to key economic areas, Shaoxing and Jiaxing, my hometown, were such a success. It was a unique opportunity for Globalscope’s partners to get a feeling for Chinese culture and economy, before the conference started. We look forward to welcoming our Globalscope colleagues and their clients to Shanghai in the future and continuing project cooperation and developing personal friendships“.

Michael Moritz, CatCap, Germany, celebrated the end of his three-year tenure as president of Globalscope. Under Mr Moritz’s leadership Globalscope has doubled its membership roster, including the merger with the Asia M&A network, and vastly improved the quality of interaction between partners. Michael Moritz will continue as board member of Globalscope.

Mr Moritz commented, „I am thankful for three very inspiring years as president of this great network and I am extremely proud of what we have achieved together. The quality of mid-market boutique firms in our network is outstanding and I would like to thank the members of the Globalscope board for their good cooperation, in which the network nearly doubled in size. We developed many initiatives that accelerated our marketing effort and improved the quality of interaction within our network and the quality of service for our clients“.

Newly elected president, Russell D’Alba, commented, „It is a great honour to have been appointed President of Globalscope Partners. I would like to thank Michael Moritz for his time as President and his great work in developing the network. I would also like to thank Hervé Le Roy for his contributions to the Globalscope board and welcome Jim Keeling as a newly appointed board member. We are delighted to welcome Insignia Financial Advisors as a new member“.

Globalscope awards for transaction performance in the last six months were given to:

• MOST ACTIVE GLOBALSCOPE MEMBER (greatest number of deals in the last 6 months): CatCap, Germany with 7 deals

• GLOBALSCOPE FLAGSHIP DEAL (involving Globalscope Partners on both sides of the transaction): VICF, Czech Republic and CatCap, Germany which advised Messe Düsseldorf, a German trade fair company, on the sale of its majority shares in Veletrhy Brno, a Czech trade fair company

• LARGEST DEAL: CatCap, Germany for their transaction with Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and Telio Group
The next Globalscope conference will be held in Dallas in September 2016. Please visit http://www.globalscopepartners.com/members for a full list of Globalscope’s member firms and locations.


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