For Immediate Release

Globalscope Holds 2023 Fall Conference in Madrid

Event Draws Largest Attendance in Globalscope History

LONDON—Nov. 17, 2023—A total of 104 middle-market M&A experts and guests met in Madrid recently for the 2023 Fall Conference of Globalscope Partners Ltd.

Marking the largest conference attendance in Globalscope history, participants representing 41 firms, came from 27 different countries, and embodied multiple areas of sector expertise in middle-market M&A.

Globalscope is an international organization of M&A firms specializing in selling, buying, and financing middle-market transactions. Held at the InterContinental Madrid Hotel, the conference included four days of meetings, educational seminars, sector updates, strategic planning, and networking opportunities.

Conference highlights included the addition of one new member firm, Pegasus Capital, a Dublin-based firm specializing in investment banking, private equity, corporate banking, and venture capital. Membership is by invitation only.

David Lawrence, a director of Pegasus, said, “The significant majority of our transactions involve international acquisitions and investors, and Globalscope enables us to expand our global reach and competence in key market segments.

“We look forward to leveraging Globalscope’s capabilities to the benefit of our clients in the Irish market,” he added.

Outstanding achievement awards went to:

*Most Active Members:

Most Valuable Deal:

Flagship Award for deals involving two or more members:

Globalscope President, Martijn Peters, said the attendance record for the Madrid conference is an indicator of the organization’s ongoing growth.

“Last year, Globalscope members closed 203 deals with a combined value of $20.8 billion,” he said. “Despite all of the economic headwinds and political crises we’ve had to face in 2023, Globalscope continues to bring even more value to our members and clients worldwide.”

The Fall 2023 conference was hosted by Madrid-based Globalscope member, Bondo Advisors. Globalscope’s Spring 2024 will be held in Tokyo and hosted by its Japanese member firm, COHEN Partners.


Globalscope is a network of 55 independent investment banking firms, with more than 400 highly qualified investment bankers located in 46 countries worldwide. With more than 30 years of global M&A experience, Globalscope partners work in close contact with clients to make their business dreams a reality.

Globalscope Holds Spring Conference

Names Martijn Peters as President; Adds Three New Members

LONDON—May 10, 2023—Globalscope Partners Ltd., a worldwide network of M&A firms specializing in middle-market transactions, has named Martijn Peters as its new President.

Peters succeeds John Sloan of Dallas-based Sloan Capital, who officially ended his two-year term as President during the 2023 Spring Conference held April 19-22 in Buenos Aires. Attendees came from 31 countries worldwide.

Martijn Peters is the Founder and Managing Director of DEX international M&A.

Located in The Netherlands, DEX specializes in structuring and managing cross-border M&A transactions for entrepreneurs, investors, and large corporations.

Other highlights of the Spring 2023 Globalscope conference, include the voting in of three new member firms:

Attendees also approved a new slate of directors to head the following roles:

Board members who will continue to serve in previous positions include:

Recoginizing seven partner firms for outstanding achievement was also a major high point of the event. Awards in three separate categories were presented to:

Most Active Members:

Most Valuable Deal:

Flagship Transaction Award for the deal involving two or members:

“Last year Globalscope members closed 203 deals with a combined value of $20,8 billion,” Peters said. “It was the highest total in our network’s history, and we’re continuing to make strategic moves we believe will accelerate our growth and development going forward,” he added.

Globalscope Spring 2023 Conference

Globalscope Partners holds Fall Conference, celebrates €17.5 Billion in M&A transactions, year-to-date

GLOBALSCOPE PARTNERS LTD. Gathered in Bangkok for their Fall 2022 International Conference, celebrating continued network growth and more than €17.5 Billion in transactions, year-to-date.

Globalscope Partners, a worldwide network of independent investment banking firms focused on M&A, was hosted for a four-day conference by member firm AWR Lloyd, Bangkok. AWR Lloyd has a 22-year track record providing M&A and strategy consulting services to clients across the Indo-Pacific region from the Middle East, through South and Southeast Asia.

During the event, members collaborated on more than 100 M&A opportunities in their cumulative worldwide pipelines, shared best practices for professional development, and held forums on trends and current industry landscapes from leading internal sector experts.

This Fall’s conference provided the Globalscope network an opportunity to strengthen connections with Southeast Asia, which inspires greater cross-border collaboration, trade, and investment. Guest speakers included Thailand’s former Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij and Somruedee Chaimongkol, CEO of the Pan-Pacific energy group Banpu PCL. Each shared their insights on the conference theme of catalyzing the transformation of the region’s economies to greater sustainability.

Another conference highlight was the ‘Oscar’ Awards presented during the gala dinner. The following winners were recognized:

John R. Sloan, Globalscope President, welcomed the group to the semi-annual event. “These conferences provide our members the ability to leverage the strength of our network, accessing a global marketplace of potential investment partners that match their clients’ transaction opportunities.” said Sloan. “It also provides opportunities for individual member firms to learn new and better ways to enhance their services from fellow experts. This camaraderie and openness, drives us to each have tier-one professional services, delivering greater benefit to our clients.”

Globalscope celebrated continuing growth in its membership with Seedset Advisory, (Malaysia) being invited to join, as well as the approval of new member InCredMAPE, (India) a merger of previous member MAPE with InCredCapital.

Sector expertise within the network was expanded with the appointment of two new industry-sector heads, Consumer Co-Head: Cristina Bertolini, Pirola Corporate Finance, (Italy), and Business & Financial Services Co-Head: Martin Paev, SORTIS Invest, (Bulgaria).  Additionally, because of an increase in mandates and the depth of diverse knowledge among member firms, a new Energy Transition group was created that provides, specialized transactional facilitation expertise targeting the Energy industry.

Alexander Wood, CEO of host firm AWR Lloyd, noted, “The independent firms represented here are different from the bulge bracket banks and mainstream consulting groups many have come to know. Globalscope is a family of elite smaller firms who share a culture of agility, discretion, creativity, and resourcefulness. Our service is personal, normally long-term, and tailored to each client’s unique requirements” he said. “Going forward, AWR Lloyd intends to take a leadership role in the Energy Transition sector at Globalscope with a focus on renewable energy, e-mobility, energy efficiency, climate tech and critical minerals,” concluded Wood.

The next Globalscope conference is schedule to take place in April 2023, in Buenos Aires, hosted by member firm FICUS Advisory.

Globalscope Partners convenes for in-person conferences again, in Munich, Germany

For the first time in over two years, Globalscope Partners held their annual Spring Conference in Munich, Germany in late April 2022.    John R. Sloan, President, said “Travel restrictions from the pandemic had limited our semi-annual conferences to video forum only since the spring of 2020, like most other international networks.  These meetings are essential to the Globalscope experience, as they promote relationship building, which is a key element of our core values, and leads to mutual opportunities to better serve our clients”.  The membership of 55 independent investment banks focused on mergers and acquisitions, shared best practices, and reviewed over 100 pending mandates worldwide.  Notwithstanding the pandemic, the M&A environment has been robust over the past year with Globalscope members achieving record results on behalf of their clients. 

Martijn Peters, Head of Member Recruitment, officially welcomed 6 outstanding firms as new members.  These include Bondo Advisors, S.L. (Spain), SEAbridge Partners (Singapore), SXA Inc. (Japan), Pirola Corporate Finance (Italy), AWR Lloyd (Thailand), and (EFSA) East Side Financial Advisory (Serbia).  Mr. Peters said “We are delighted to welcome these new members, each of which possess the character, integrity, and expertise, that reflects our strict criteria and core values. All were unanimously approved and accepted by our family member firms.  Globalscope continues to search for successful and talented additions to strengthen the presence and expertise of our global family,”.

In 2021, Globalscope member firms closed a record 226 transactions with an aggregate transaction value of over $8 billion USD.  At the gala dinner in Munich, members celebrated with our traditional “Toast to Liquidity” announcing our Outstanding Achievement Awards in the following categories:

Globalscope In-person Conferences Again Munich