PROGRAM

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
Location: KPMG, Amstelveen
Time: 11.45 AM – 7.00 PM

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

You are warmly invited to kick-off the Private Equity Summit with a delightful lunch offered by our host KPMG. Meet friends and colleagues while enjoying great food and drinks. A great way to enhance your network and share stories.  

 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us for the plenary opening of the Private Equity Summit, where Professor Kilian McCarthy will present the findings of comprehensive global research on value creation through M&A. Following his presentation, our panel of expert M&A directors and investors will provide commentary and engage in a discussion on the key lessons learned. 

 
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
 
 
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Accelerated by new and disruptive technologies (e.g., ChatGPT) Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is on top of the strategic agenda of many companies including Private Equity and their portfolio. We notice a genuine and strong interest in investigating the possibilities that A.I. might bring for their business but at the same time many are also questioning themselves where to start. In order to facilitate the discussion and better understand where to start, KPMG created a guiding approach “How we make A.I. work?” During this breakout we will discuss the transformational journey of A.I. and what we envision the future will bring, in which KPMG will also show case examples on how they have helped clients to create value by applying A.I. into their organization.

 
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Buy & Build continues to thrive in the tech sector and software industry, driven by the advantages of scale, market penetration, and the acquisition of tech talent. Leading companies like Main Capital, Visma, and Livia will share their strategies and distinctive approaches to achieving growth through strategic international acquisitions. 

 
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

An exclusive gathering of Private Equity Managers will delve into the intricacies of a Buy and Build strategy under Chatham House rules. The roundtable offers a candid discussion and insight from peers and experts. 

 
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
 
 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Acquiring and integrating firms can present significant IT challenges. How can we leverage scale while ensuring the smooth working of IT-systems remains intact? The flexibility and adaptability of key-ERP systems have become a pivotal aspect of due diligence, and comprehending its impact is paramount in Buy and Build strategies. Join us at the dynamic Insights Center as we delve into the latest developments in systemintegration and its implications on the value of our portfolio. 

 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Buy and build entails rapidly scaling the business. As companies progress through various phases of their scaling journey, leaders must adapt by acquiring different traits, skillsets, and expertise. Strategically placing the right talent at each stage of a company’s growth journey is crucial for success. Experts from Odgers Berndtson offer a practical guide to aligning leadership with the evolving demands of a growing business.  

 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Brouwer Accountants and the Flemish accounting firm PIA have collaborated to initiate a buy-and-build strategy within the Dutch Accountancy sector. In just one year, PIA Group has surged to become one of the top 20 firms in the Netherlands, with a workforce of 500 employees. How does PIA plan to achieve its ambitions? What strategies will they employ to establish an Accountancy Powerhouse, focusing on investments in digitization and personnel?

 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

An exclusive gathering of M&A Directors will delve into the intricacies of a Buy and Build strategy under Chatham House rules. The roundtable offers a candid discussion and insight from peers and experts. 

 
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
 
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Consolidation via buy & build initiatives often sparks concerns regarding the competitiveness of resultant markets. The Private Equity Summit concludes with an exclusive presentation by Martijn Snoep, Chairman of the ACM. We explore the purpose and mission of the ACM, along with the key developments shaping the markets. Discover the current and past cases under scrutiny by the ACM and gain insights into their qualitative and quantitative analysis methods. 

 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

After the Summit program, we invite you to join us for drinks, snacks, and networking at KPMG's café