Ciesco Commentary 1 February 2023

Ciesco launches 2022 Global M&A Review & 2023 Outlook – London, January 2023

Photo from the Ciesco Global M&A Review Event in January 2023


Ciesco launches its annual Global M&A Review in the Technology, Digital, Media & Marketing sectors

February 2023, London

We are delighted to present our 2022 Global M&A Review & 2023 Outlook, which launched on Tuesday, 31st January 2023 in association with Bird & Bird, a leading international law firm headquartered in London. The afternoon/early evening event marked our first event back after a 3 year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and brought together practitioners and stakeholders from across the Technology, Digital, Media & Marketing sectors in the M&A industry, including a fantastic mix of leaders from independents and corporates, consultancies, financial investors, and entrepreneurs.

A diverse of speakers from various fields provided first-hand accounts and profound insights into the events of 2022, offering a glimpse into the landscape of 2023. They engaged in discussions about overcoming challenges in the global M&A market, delving into crucial topics such as sectors of interest for Private Equity in 2023, the barriers that will front the Data & Technology sector, and the evolution from ‘data vs. creativity’ to ‘data-inspired creativity’.

We also heard from Keynote Speaker David Wheldon, who discussed key trends and a forecast for Marketing in 2023, followed by a panel discussion involving leading industry figures and an interactive Q&A with the audience.

We revealed our key insights and trend analysis, as well as our outlook for the sectors. All guests at the event were provided with a hard copy of Ciesco’s 2022 Global M&A Review and 2023 Outlook – a digital copy is available to download from our website here.


Event Highlights Summary:

  • Presentation of the Ciesco 2022 Global M&A Review and 2023 Outlook
  • Presentation of “Marketing in 2023” by Keynote Speaker, David Wheldon
  • Panel Discussion led by Bloomberg journalist Thomas Seal, involving leading industry practitioners followed by Q&A. The panellists were:
    • Simon Hitchcock – Managing Partner, Horizon Capital
    • Margaret Wagner – President EMEA, Merkle
    • Tabitha Elwes – Partner, CIL Management Consultants
    • Mark Brammer – UK Leadership, Palantir Technologies
  • Ciesco & Experts industry outlook for 2023
  • Networking session over drinks and canapés



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Annabelle Pugh, Marketing & Operations Manager:

About Ciesco

Ciesco is a leading specialist M&A firm with a focus on the technology, media, healthcare and sustainability sectors. Headquartered in London and operating globally, Ciesco offers a unique combination at partnership level of senior industry practitioners and sector specialist investment bankers. This enables an extensive network of contacts and strong relationships that reach into organisations worldwide at C-suite sponsor levels. Ciesco is well regarded in the market for its specialist advice derived from the deep understanding of the sector, industry and buyer landscape insights, and execution expertise.