Procurement and Mergers & Acquisitions

David Stringer-Lamarre, MD of FortisCL was pleased to have been invited to attend this Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) event. The discussion was ‘Should procurement take a more strategic role in mergers & acquisitions?’

The welcome address was provided by Sue Moffatt of the Fellows of CIPS.

Panel speakers

  • David Olsson, BTD
  • Will Harman, Apax Partners
  • Izzy Khan, GSK
  • Serenna Shanker, GSK
  • Stuart Neely, Norton Rose Fulbright

A very good discussion about some of the challenges and opportunities to generate value within the M&A process, with a consideration of how procurement can add value. This included the varying stages within M&A and indeed M&D, including before the deal. Interesting comments regarding compliance and human rights.

Cross-border M&A was covered noting the need to understand and effectively engage with ‘different’ ways of doing business across the globe.

Image: left to right, Stuart Neely, Norton Rose Fulbright & David Stringer-Lamarre