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The AIJA M&A Star Session is a virtual event during which a non-lawyer M&A professional gives a short keynote speech on a specific M&A matter, followed by a debate moderated by one of the M&A Commission Officers. This second edition of AIJA M&A Star Session will be taking place on 2 February at 17:30 CET.

The topic of this session will be ” A corporate acquisition from the perspective of a commercial head of M&A”. During the allocated time, the speaker will present to the audience the full process of a corporate acquisition from the perspective of a corporate decision maker. The following topics will be addressed:

  • the decision- making process within a corporate structure,
  • the process for evaluating potential acquisition candidates,
  • preparatory works required to bring the process on its way,
  • financial evaluation of acquisition candidates,
  • how to choose your advisors, and
  • development and implementation of an assimilation plan to guide post-merger integration activities.

Hans-Jörg Horvath, Vice President for Global Strategy and M&A at KraussMaffei group in Munich, will share is expertise on the matter.

Following the session, we will host our M&A Commission drinks.


Hans-Jörg Horvath currently serves as Vice President for Global Strategy and M&A at KraussMaffei group, Munich.

Before taking this position, he was responsible for Corporate Strategy, M&A and Business Development at RHI Magnesita, Vienna.

Prior to that, Hans-Jörg was M&A Officer and Global Strategy Officer at Lenzing AG, Lenzing, Austria.

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AIJA Commissions involved
  • Corporate and M&A

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