TerraBiz Organizes 1st Pakistan Mergers and Acquisitions Conference 2016

Terrabiz organizes 1st Pakistan Mergers and Acquisitions Conference 2016 at a local hotel in Karachi. Pictures shows: conference speakers, moderators and organizers during the ceremony.

The first ever Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Conference in Pakistan was held in Karachi Marriott Hotel on & December 2016. The conference was hosted by Terrabiz in association with Knowledge Partner KPMG.

Hamza W. Hashmi, CEO TerraBiz, opened the conference and gave a brief background of his firm as well as the objective for organizing the conference.

The conference was broken down into four sessions.

First Session

The first presented during the Inaugural session was Mr. Adnan Rizvi Partner & Head of Deal Advisory, KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co. His presentation covered Key insights from the Global Trends in M&A and their relevance for Pakistan.

The Key note speaker was Mr. Samad Dawood, CEO of Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd. He gave a detailed presentation on the topic “Lessons learnt from M&A”.

The last presenter during this session was Mr. Murat Olcayto, CFO of Dawlance [Arçelik A.S., Turkey] who spoke on the topic “Why Pakistan as a Destination for Investment”.  He identified the reasons why Arçelik chose to invest in Pakistan and particularly in Dawlance.

Second Session

Session two started with a presentation by Mr. Nadeem Hussain – Founder & Former CEO & President Tameer Microfinance Bank during which he highlighted the key aspects of the acquisition of Tameer Bank by Telenor.

Following this a panel comprising of Mr. Anis A. Shah – Senior Director International Operations & Group Quality Lead, Martin Dow, Fawad Haider – Director Corporate Strategy and M&A, Mobilink, Naved A. Khan – Ex-President & CEO, Faysal Bank and Independent Director, Dubai Islamic Bank was called on stage.

All the participants gave a brief presentation which covered the key M&A transactions that happened in the Pharma, Telecom & Banking sectors during the past decade. The presentations were followed by the Q&A session which was moderated by Farid Khan, CFA – CEO, HBL Asset Management.

During the Q&A the moderator sought key insights on the transactions in which the panelists were personally involved.

Third Session

Session three started with a presentation by Mr. Shazad Dada – Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank on “Achieving Growth through M&A”. This was followed by a panel discussion which included Mr. Muhammad Ali Tabba – Chief Executive, Lucky Cement Ltd., Mr. Murat Olcayto – Chief Financial Officer, Dawlance [Arçelik A.S., Turkey] and Mr. Samad Dawood – Chief Executive Officer, Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd.

The discussion was moderated by Mr. Fawaz Valiaani – Chief Executive Officer, Elixir Securities Pakistan. The moderator asked insightful questions the answers to which provided valuable information to the participants about the do’s and don’ts of a successful M&A deal.

Fourth Session

Session Four, the final session, started with a presentation by Syed Irfan Ali – Executive Director, Banking Policy & Regulations Group, State Bank of Pakistan who covered the topic “Key Aspects of the Regulatory Regime for Banking Sector M&As”.

This was followed by brief presentations and panel discussion that included Mr. Adnan Rizvi, FCA – Partner & Head of Deal Advisory, KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co., Mr. Mehmood Mandviwalla – Senior Partner, Mandviwalla & Zafar Associates and President SAARCLAW and Syed Shabbar Zaidi, FCA – Senior Partner and Chairman, A. F. Ferguson & Co. [PwC Pakistan].

The panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Muhammad Sajid, CFA – CEO, Core Advisors. The presentations as well as the Q&A session focused on the importance of the “Role of advisors in M&A transactions”.

The conference concluded with a vote of thanks to CEO TerraBiz, Mr. Hamza Wasi Hashmi.