Master Class: China Outbound M&A and VC Investments: Drivers and Trends - Beijing
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We would love for you to join us in Beijing for our Master Class – ‘China Outbound M&A and VC Investments: Drivers and Trends’ by Professor Paolo Giancane.
The objective of the master class is to provide participants with an overview of the current status of China outbound M&A activity and VC investments. Which factors are behind the surge of dealmaking in few sectors and which can explain the drop in others?
Prof. Giancane, CFA, through his 20-year-plus investment banking and VC experience across Europe, the US and China, will present his views, a combination of fundamentals of dealmaking and current draws from the environment bankers are facing these days.
Moreover, the discussion will touch on digital native vertical brands (DNVBs), a new hot topic of venture capital investing in the revolutionized retail/consumer sector.
About the Speaker:
Paolo Giancane, CFA, is a partner for Mount Flag Limited, a Chinese merchant bank active in cross-border M&A and private equity investing. Paolo has been exposed to the Chinese market since 2005 and has participated in several equity financings on behalf of Chinese clients and advised European clients in prospective investments in China as well as divestitures of European assets to Chinese buyers. He worked at Lehman Brothers in New York and London from 1997 through 2002 in the corporate finance and leverage finance teams. He was a Director at UniCredit Investment Banking in Milan, Beijing and Hong Kong from 2002 through 2009.
He is also an investor in Vesenda, an Italian cutting-edge software house designing data collection and data integration B2B solutions, and Letsell, an e-commerce platform start-up.
Paolo holds a MSc in Finance from London Business School and a BA Degree from Bocconi University in Milan. He teaches “Investment Banking in the APAC Region” at the IE Master in Finance, also giving on-the-ground master classes throughout Asia and Australia. He also teaches executive programs for IE School of Architecture.
Paolo Giancane is a CFA charterholder.