Ciesco brings together leading figures from the industry for the launch of their Global M&A Review

For the 5th consecutive year, our team presented the Global M&A Review – a comprehensive overview of global M&A activity in digital, media, marketing and technology sectors in the past year.


This year again, the events to launch the Review brought together senior professionals from a diverse range of geographies and industry sectors.


The key objective of the events was not only to review 2018 but also to be insightful and predictive for the industry in 2019 and the future beyond.


With over 200 guests and 12 guest speakers and panellists across the two events, the launch of our 2018 Global M&A Review was uniquely a great success.



LONDON (January 2019)

In London, on 30th January, our guest speakers:


  • Orlando Machado (Chief Data Scientist, Aviva)
  • Karen Boswell (Head of Innovation, adam&eveDDB)
  • Mattijas Larsson (Director of Product Virgin)


Covered topics around technology, AI and data and how it affects the way businesses connect with customers.

“It is a very good event. It is unique in terms of the diversity of people it brings together. It was very interesting.”


– Mark Lund, McCann Worldgroup UK

The dynamics around the challenges and opportunities that brands and companies are facing in today’s digital world continued with the panel discussion.


Chaired by Colin Wheeler, Partner at Ciesco, the panel was made up of our guest speakers joined by:


  • Florian Haller CEO of Serviceplan Group
  • Mark LundCEO of McCann Worldgroup UK
  • Toby Goldblatt – Executive in Digital Services

From left to right: Toby Goldblatt, Florian Haller, Orlando Machado, Karen Boswell and Mark Lund.

HAMBURG (February 2019)


The event in Hamburg that took place on 6th February also featured some of the most influential people in the sector.


From rising stars, such as Malte Kosub, co-founder of Future of Voice, to Christine Schulze Tergeist, who leads International Media & Social/Content Marketing at Opel, to Philipp Westermeyer, the founder of OMR – the agency behind one of Europe’s largest digital conferences that brings together and unites over 50,000 people annually.

The speaker presentations were followed by a panel chaired by Zoja Paskaljevic, Ciesco Partner who heads our office in Germany.


The panellists at the Hamburg event:


  • Christian de la Villehuchet – Global Chief of Integration at Havas
  • Peter Figge – CEO at Jung von Matt
  • Daniel Könnecke – Partner at Deloitte Digital

also debated and discussed the challenges and opportunities they face in the digital world.


Given their different backgrounds and experiences it was very engaging to hear their thoughts on the trends they see in the sector.

From left to right: Peter Figge, Daniel Könnecke and Christian de la Villehuchet

We were delighted to have some of the most senior and influential figures across creative, digital, technology and media sectors attend Ciesco Global M&A Review events in January and February.


We would like to thank all of our guests, speakers and hosts for making these events a great success and hope you enjoyed them and found them interesting, enlightening and insightful.

“It gives you a very good overview of what is happening, on a strategic and entrepreneurial level on a global basis. This is what I found very helpful”


– Florian Haller, CEO Serviceplan Group

To receive a copy of 2018 Global M&A Review please contact us.