London Tech Week Special: The Big Tech Debate

Monday, 10th June 2024, 6:30pm

Join us for a special edition of London Tech Week as we delve into The Big Tech Debate, focusing on the dynamic landscape of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within the tech space. Our panel will also be delving into London’s standing as Europe’s leading tech hub, including its ability to attract leading founders, investors, and to nurture the next generation of unicorns.

We’ll be bringing together industry titans and thought leaders to explore the pivotal question: What lies ahead for M&A in the realm of technology? From emerging trends to disruptive technologies, our expert speakers will dissect the intricacies of this ever-evolving sector and offer insights into its future trajectory.

Stay tuned as we unveil our stellar lineup of speakers, who will share their expertise, experiences, and forecasts on the future of M&A in tech. This is an event you won’t want to miss!


Mike Butcher MBE, Editor-at-large of TechCrunch

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Mike Butcher MBE has been named one of the most influential journalists in European technology by media outlets such as Wired magazine and The Daily Telegraph. He is a regular tech commentator on the BBC, Sky News, CNN, CNBC, and Aljazeera. He has advised the UK government on tech startup policy and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the technology industry. He co-founded The Europas Awards for European startups, the non-profits TechVets and Techfugees, a judge on hit TV series “The Apprentice UK” and named one of the 100 Most Connected Men by GQ magazine.

Speakers (more to be announced) 

Matt Katz, Partner at Buzzacott

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Matthew founded and leads the Buzzacott Corporate Finance team of 18. The team is split into: M&A advisory whose main focus is advising on sell side transactions in the £10m to £100m range,
an award winning Transaction Services team who focus on financial diligence and buy side advisory for mid sized Corporates and Private Equity and a Valuations team specialising in share valuations for contentious, tax or transactional driven issues

Successful projects include advising on the recent disposals of Empasite, Yay, NKD, Leesman and IFF. Phoenix Capital’s MBO of Dufrain, Universally Speaking on it’s investment from Phoenix Capital and the sale of Guidesmiths to DCSL. On the buy side advising Thatcham on its acquisition of Gamston Airport, Darwin Alternatives on their acquisition of Memoria and Foxtons plc on multiple acquisitions.

This event is sponsored by Buzzacott.

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