Business goes global
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Are you thinking about expanding abroad?
Come and join us on the Rainmaker Summit 2017 in Barcelona
- Meet with more than 40 experts from all over the world.
- Get to direct access to our industry experts.
- Make valuable contacts.
- Get enhanced and quality deal flow.
- Make business.
The global business world at your fingertip.
About M&A Worldwide
Established in 2004, M&A Worldwide is a global network of 44 M&A boutiques in 41 countries. Members have come together to work on client cross-border activities such as mergers, acquisitions, company sales and other corporate finance projects.
Through our Partnership we are able to access an unusual range of strategic buyers, acquisition and merger candidates, as well as financial partners to increase the likelihood of a successful transaction.
The Partners in M&A Worldwide conclude dozens of deals each year in many different business sectors. Many of us are generalists with multi-industry experience although we also number industry specialists among our ranks.
We at ARS Corporate are proud to present the 27th Global M&A Worldwide Convention and the 1st Rainmaker Summit in Barcelona city.
ARS Corporate is the Spanish member firm of M&A Worldwide with a strong focus on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions in the mid market segment within Spain and abroad.
Barcelona is the city of contrasts. It is not big in comparison with other capital cities, but very dynamic and international, calm but also very active.
It has everything: beautiful architecture, cultural events, sea and finally mountains near Barcelona.
One of the best cities in the world!
Three last years
billion € in DEALS
attendees coming from all over the world to this Summit
Meet our most valued speakers
Complete M&A Worldwide Convention programme: 25 to 28 October 2017
Event registration takes place at the registration desk in front of hall Cloud from 9:00 am to 9:30 am.MANEL PELEGRINA - SPAIN
Welcome Speech by Chairman
Best Practices - Cross-Border Transactions
MAWW Update & Achievements
New Members' Presentation
Industry Group Meetings
Industry Group Directions
Industry Group Summary I
Industry Group Summary I
Wrap-up & Closing
Modernista ambiance - Sagrada Familia, Gaudi, Park Güell
It's a good idea to go out and soak up the city's modernista ambiance. The best way to do so is to take the northbound Barcelona Bus Turístic to the Sagrada Família, where you'll discover the rich symbolic meaning of Gaudí's masterpiece. Just in front, on the avenue that bears his name, you will find the Modernist complex of Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, a place to discover the work of Modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Muntaner. Further up, at the Park Güell, you'll find the key to the Gaudiesque interplay between nature and architecture.
Lunch at Gracia
At lunchtime, the neighbourhood of Gràcia is a wonderful option: you'll be surprised by its traditional neighbourhood feel, its wide variety of restaurants serving world cuisine, and combination of craft and design shops.
The walking tour Barcelona Walking Tours Modernisme is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the Passeig de Gràcia and the heritage district, the Quadrat d'Or. You'll see buildings such as Gaudí's Pedrera and Casa Batlló, and other landmarks by architects including Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, on an itinerary that will give you an in-depth understanding of this open-air modernista museum. Later in the afternoon, you'll be able to enjoy Barcelona's most modern facet if you have a drink in the Born. Here, you'll be able to see the church of Santa Maria del Mar, and be captivated by a neighbourhood which is a wonderful combination of medieval charm and Barcelona's hippest bars and restaurants.
Rainmaker Summit Opening
Pharmaceutical Industry Panel Discussion
Current political developments and their impact on M&A
Nationalism - USA, China, United Kingdom, Turkey, Russia, Eastern Europe - influences in worldwide M&ABJOERN VOIGT - GERMANY
Daregal - Company Presentation
CXP - Trends & Tendencies in the IT Industry
IT Industry Panel Discussion
Rainmaker Summit Closing Notes
Best Practices - Fee structures
Wrap-up & Closing
One-on-one speed meetings
Pre-arranged meetings: Speakers and M&A professionals discuss about the company's growth strategy and the growth possibilities in the respective markets
Dinner at Can Cortada
Traditional Catalan cuisine at its best - Dining like a lord in ancient Spain The dinner will take place in Can Cortada, an old Catalan cottage (masia) from the XVI century and protected historical heritage of Barcelona. Can Cortada was built over the remains of a 1st century Roman villa discovered during the renovation of Avinguda de l’Estatut. It has been remodelled several times in its history, to adapt it to changing times or repair the damage caused by bandit attacks. The emblematic restaurant opened its doors about 20 years ago and since then it offers traditional Catalan cuisine specialized in local top-quality meals. A masia full of history. You can still find inside the house a defense tower. When you go to Can Cortada, you go for the full experience - not just the food. Can Cortada is located in Horta, which nowadays is a neighbourhood belonging to Barcelona, but until 1904 it was an independent town called Sant Joan d'Horta and it was located 6 km far from the old Barcelona. Horta has always been rich in water and that is why it had in Roman times its own town, there were many "masies" - Catalan rural houses - due to its main activity in the area that it was farming and also industries that required water such as dying leather, a starch factory or a brick factory. Horta used to be as well a place to spend the summer for those families from Barcelona that had enough money to buy a house in the area. This is why there are some elegant houses and palaces such as The Palace of Palau del Marquès d'Alfarràs (Laberint), la Granja Vella (Seminari de Martí-Codolar) o can Gallart (el Palau de les Heures). We will show you around the most interesting spots in the Horta neighbourhood. Avenida de l'Estatut de Catalunya, s/n, Barcelona
Walk the old town
On the following day, you can lose yourself in the Gothic Quarter, and if it's Friday or Saturday, you can "whet your appetite" on a Barcelona Walking Tours Gourmet which begins at 11am. This walking tour will allow you to savour Barcelona on a culinary trail through the old town, Ciutat Vella, which includes discovering the charms of the Boqueria Market, visiting some of Barcelona's oldest, landmark establishments, enjoying the famous chocolate houses on Carrer Petritxol, and sampling the typical produce of Barcelona's culinary culture. After your walk, make the most of your time and let yourself fall under the spell of the architectural gems in the Gothic Quarter, such as the Cathedral in the Plaça Nova, the monumental ensemble in the Plaça del Rei, the civic and government buildings in the Plaça Sant Jaume, and the medieval charm of the streets around the Plaça del Pi. From here, you're just a stone's throw away from the shopping street, the Portal de l'Àngel, which is the perfect place to make a few purchases and recharge your batteries in one of the many restaurants in the area.
Relax in the bus
In the afternoon, we invite you to continue visiting the north of the city on the northbound Barcelona Bus Turístic: while you relax in your seat, you'll be able to admire landmark buildings, including Pedralbes Monastery and the Futbol Club Barcelona Stadium. To round off your stay, what about dinner in the old harbour, or Port Vell, as you enjoy the Mediterranean sea breezes? You can end the night here, at the leisure and entertainment complex, the Maremàgnum. You might feel tired by the end, but it'll have been well worth the effort.
Visit of Winery in the heart of Penedés
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The slightly different City Tour
You think you know the city? Be prepared to experience a new and different way to see the heart Barcelona. Who best to show you around the streets of Barcelona than someone who has lived on those very streets ...MANEL PELEGRINA
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A glimpse of Barcelona
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what you may need to know
Holders of passport who require a visa to enter Spain are as follows:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Frandesspass documents, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong (when it is not SAR), India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Refugee Travel Documents, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
The visa will take at least 2 weeks to be issued. For some countries the visa will take at least 4 weeks.
Please check with the Spanish embassy in your country.
In October the average temperature is around 22–23 °C (72–73 °F) during the day and 16–17 °C (61–63 °F) at night. Daytime temperatures above 34 °C (93 °F) are rare.
The sea usually has a nice temperature to go for a swim in.
For further details refer to Climate of Barcelona.
We arranged for all of you rooms with special rates if you book prior to 25 June 2017. After that date the number of rooms available with special rates will decrease gradually until the date of the event.
Hotel reservations for the 25 October onward can be done online here.
If you arrive earlier please contact directly with the hotel as follows:
T: +34 93 367 20 50
Special room rates start at € 146 excl. VAT (10%).
Supplements per room and night:
- Premium Room City View: € 25
- Premium Room Sea View: € 35
- Grand Premium City View: € 45
- Grand premium Sea View: € 55
- Junior Suite: € 130
- Executive Junior Suite: € 180
Booking cancellation conditions:
- between 14 days & 7 days before arrival: 1 night charge as cancellation penalty will apply
- 7 days before arrival or are a no-show, 100 % charge as cancellation penalty will apply
Inquiries: +34 93 3672050 – Catalina Seguí – [email protected]