At our 16th biannual conference, which took place in Athens earlier this month, Globalscope welcomed three new member firms, all leading M&A advisors in their respective countries.
Tim Kogan, Director of Corporate Finance at Capital Times of the Ukraine, commented, “We have been looking to establish a global reach for our Ukrainian projects and got in touch with Globalscope Partners. We were extremely encouraged by the active leadership on the board and are proud to be a member of Globalscope Partners, a group of M&A specialists with a full range of sector expertise”.
Aieti Kukava, CEO of Alliance Group Capital of Georgia, remarked, “We are delighted to become a member of Globalscope Partners and look forward to offering our clients a wide variety of buy and sell M&A opportunities. Georgia achieved robust economic growth between 2003 and 2012, averaging 6.1% annually, following structural reforms that stimulated capital inflows and investment. The World Bank expects Georgia to grow by 6.3 % in 2014. Thus, we strongly believe there will be many interesting cross-regional transactions into and from Georgia”.
Pedro van Zeller, partner at Bluemint Capital, Portugal, stated, “Our firm has been looking for an active group of international M&A advisors to enhance the service we can give to our clients; we are delighted to have found this in Globalscope Partners”.
Michael Moritz, President of Globalscope, said that, “Globalscope is proud of the continuous growth of the network – further steps will follow in the near future”, adding, with regards to the conference in Greece, “We were impressed to see all the opportunities for foreign investors in Greece in an improved economic environment”.
The conference, which was attended by 42 partners from 27 of Globalscope’s 32 member firms, opened, as has become customary, with a Mergers & Acquisitions cocktail party, giving chief executives and decision makers from leading Greek companies and private equity firms the opportunity to meet and discuss their cross-border objectives with Globalscope member firms. Later in the week, speakers from Enterprise Greece Investment & Trade and Eurobank gave delegates a comprehensive update on the Greek economy and possible business opportunities in the country. There were also industry sector meetings enabling specialists from Globalscope member firms to meet and discuss developments in their sectors and possible acquisition opportunities for their clients.
The next Globalscope conference will be held in Jakarta in March 2015.