On Friday my colleague Yannik and I had the opportunity to take part on an exciting presentation about M & A in the financial services industry in the context of the Circle of Excellence of the DHBW Lörrach.
We already travelled to Lörrach on Friday afternoon, as we are currently still spending our practical phase at the company in Weikersheim.
The lecture, which took place on Friday evening in the premises of the DHBW, was held by the Managing Chairman of the Board of Directors Life S. A., Luxembourg. This is a company that buys life insurance policies and continues the contracts in its own interest. In the lecture we got an overview about the possibilities, how M & A business can run and which experiences the referee made with the possibilities. M & A means Merger & Acquisitions. There are numerous possibilities, such as the so-called Merger of Equals, in which two companies of a similar size merge and carry out the merger as equal partners.
Following the lecture, certificates of participation were awarded for the 2018 final year of the Circle of Excellence. Thereupon, we had the opportunity to get to know each other and to exchange ideas about the lecture.
After a short exploration of Lörrach we stayed overnight in a hotel and left the next morning.