M&A: The private equity way of doing business

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M&A: The private equity way of doing business


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Ernst & Young SA (Geneva office) 1 Place de Pont Rouge 1212 Lancy Switzerland

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ACCA Western & Central Europe Cluster would like to invite you to the event  M&A: THE PRIVATE EQUITY WAY OF DOING BUSINESS  organized with EY Switzerland.

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest international accountancy body. In Switzerland, we have almost 2,000 members and future members working in various positions in accountancy and/or finance in various Switzerland and multinational corporations. We’re a thriving global community of 241,000 members and 542,000 future members based in 178 countries that uphold the highest professional and ethical values.

The Private Equity way of working: Whilst 2021 was one of the most active years ever from an M&A perspective, the economic environment changed in 2022. Our speakers represent some of the most active Private Equity Houses in the GSA region. They will talk about their way of doing business and how they look at the challenges they are facing in the current environment.


17:30 – 17:35: Official welcome

17:35 – 18:00: Presentation: The Private equity way of working 

18:00 – 18:30: Presentation: Private equity life example

18:30 – 19:00: Panel discussion

19:00 – 21:00:  Apéro riche


Guy Semmens is co-founder and managing partner of Gyrus Capital, a Geneva-based investment firm focused on transformational investments in healthcare and sustainability businesses.  Founded in 2018, Gyrus seeks to make two to three investments per year in market-leading businesses with values between €50 and €500m, often in complex transactions such as carve-outs and succession transitions. Guy has 30 years of experience in complex private investments having previously been a managing partner of Argos Soditic. Prior to that, Guy was a solicitor with Clifford Chance, the international law firm, where he was part of the firm's management buy-out group.