At BLOK Management, we are proud to be actively involved in major events that shape and mould the M&A industry. We had the pleasure of being represented by our founder, Oliver Kolb, at the Dealsourcing Event in Oberursel. This event brought together some of the best minds in the industry to discuss various trending topics in the industry as well as: Does the M&A advisory business need to get younger?

The discussion at the DEALSOURCING2023 event brought valuable insights into the changing landscape of the M&A advisory business. We shared the stage with top-class experts such as Kai Hesselmann from DealCircle, Michael Drill from Lincoln International, Andreas Jäger from Heidrick & Struggles and moderator David Döbele from pumpkincareers. Together we looked at the future of M&A consulting and the changes that are shaping our industry.

One of the key questions that came up was the relevance of traditional M&A advisory. Is it still relevant in today’s times? In a world shaped by digital transformation, New Work principles, changing client demands and the need to retain employees for the long term, M&A advisors need to be more flexible than ever. The discussion shed light on how the role of the M&A advisor has changed over the years and why adapting to change is crucial.

It became clear that M&A advisors today need to be more than just deal-makers, financiers, and restructurers. They also need to be strategic advisors, technology experts and change managers. This illustrates the growing complexity and the diverse requirements of this business field.

The DEALSOURCING 2023 event not only offered opportunities for discussions, but also for intensive networking. Here, participants had the opportunity to share their experiences and make new contacts. In addition, there were exciting workshops that highlighted innovative approaches and best practices.

Overall, an inspiring event that gave us a preview of the future of M&A advisory. The industry may be changing, but it continues to offer many exciting opportunities in the future. At BLOK Management, we are determined to actively shape these changes and find innovative ways to provide the best possible advice and expertise to our clients.

We will gladly advise you

Marcel Brix

Managing Director | BLOK Management GmbH

Oliver Kolb

Managing Director | BLOK Management GmbH