The Terra Alliance held its latest bi-annual international corporate finance meeting in New York last week hosted by the American consumer products and retail specialist member firm, Consensus (www.consensusadvisors.com). The meeting represents the Terra Alliance’s 36th international corporate finance meeting following the most recent gathering in Madrid in April 2019.
Representatives of the Terra Alliance’s 16 member firms came together to discuss current and future opportunities for cross-border M&A and capital raisings. The member firms reported strong activity so far in 2019 as well as continued growth in cross-border deals involving members.
This year’s meeting was preceded by the 9th Annual Consensus Great Brands Show (www.greatbrandsshow.com) at the NY TimesCenter in Times Square, New York City. This was the first time members of the Terra Alliance participated in The Great Brands Show, which featured 33 fast-growing consumer brands presenting and exhibiting to an audience of financial entities representing trillions of dollars of capital, major retailers and other significant consumer industry participants.
During the Terra Alliance meeting, it was announced that Origin Merchant Partners of Toronto, Canada would join The Terra Alliance with immediate effect. Origin Merchant Partners is Canada’s largest independent investment bank. They provide advisory services for mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, recapitalization and restructuring as well as real estate investment and advisory in Canada.
The next Terra Alliance meeting will be held in the Spring of 2020 and will be hosted by member firm Raiffeisen Bank International, which is headquartered in Vienna, Austria with offices throughout Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.