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.
- 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