28 Apr 2016 2:28 PM


Globalscope Partners, the international M&A network, has recently expanded its international partner base to 45 partners in 37 countries

I recently attended the Globalscope 19th semi-annual conference which was hosted by Beijing HRS Consulting in Shanghai, along with 60 other delegates to discuss deal opportunities, hear from local industry and M&A experts, and develop the network.

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
I am looking forward to attending the next Globalscope conference in Dallas in September 2016. For more information about Globalscope partners please visit their website http://www.globalscopepartners.com/members

If you have any questions about international M&A activity or are looking at expanding overseas by acquisition and would like to explore the opportunities available to you please contact me.