Capital Times is pleased to announce that the Spring 2018 conference of Globalscope was successfully held in Panama.

GS_Panama_1.jpg Globalscope Partners Ltd, the international M&A network, is pleased to announce the successful expansion of its global partner base to 55 firms in 46 countries.

The new partners were elected at the 23rd semi-annual Globalscope conference, hosted by Panamanian member firm, Insignia Financial Advisors. Delegate firms from across the world met in the Old Quarter of Panama City, a World Heritage Site, to develop deal opportunities with fellow members, discuss trends in global M&A, and hear from transaction experts on best practice.

Insignia’s Director José Rogelio Díaz, commented, “It was a privilege to host the Spring 2018 conference in Panama City, with the participation of members from all over the world. Our Globalscope partners had the opportunity to learn about Panama, and the Central American economies’ growth potential, whilst experiencing first-hand what Panama has to offer to the world as a service-based economy, a regional multinational hub and a natural connection centre to all of Latin America. Our partners are now all the more able to advise clients in regard to Latin America when analyzing strategic opportunities in growth markets. We in Latin America foresee tremendous opportunities for developed companies worldwide to expand into our rapidly-growing economies. Globalscope will be a catalyst in this trend for our clients.”

This conference saw two new observer firms, Estrategia en Accion (Colombia) and a’XYKno Capital Services (India), attending to present as prospective members. Both were voted in and welcomed as new partners. They are the network’s 54th and 55th member firms.

The core of the 3 day conference programme was members convening for deal discussions, organised by sector, as a catalyst for initiating, nurturing and completing transactions. Globalscope groups businesses into six sectors each headed by a dedicated team which led these discussions: Consumer, Financial services, Life sciences, Industrials, Support services, and TMT.

Another highlight of the conference was a presentation by guest speaker Ramon Arias of IMAC on Executing M&A in Family Businesses, drawing upon his 30+ years of international experience.
During the conference, members were hosted atop the iconic Panama Locks for a Gala Dinner at which awards were made honoring Globalscope member firms for the most prestigious deals in the preceding six months:
  • MOST ACTIVE MEMBER: DEX international, Netherlands – 5 deals
  • LARGEST DEAL: Palladio Corporate Finance – €336 million
  • GLOBALSCOPE FLAGSHIP DEAL: Tenzing Partners, Luxembourg and CatCap, Germany
The next Autumn semi-annual Globalscope conference will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia in September 2018 being hosted by Georgian member firm, Alliance Group Capital.

Capital Times is a member of Globalscope Partners, a global network of M&A advisors consisted of 55 partner-firms and represented by 600+ investment professionals with 74 offices in 46 countries. For the last year Globalscope partners successfully closed 150 deals with a total disclosed value of over EUR 3.8b.

Please visit http://www.globalscopepartners.com/members for a full list of Globalscope’s member firms and locations.