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Partnership Makers and Shakers: A Report on 5-Year Global Partnership Activity Among the World’s Top Companies

June 29, 2022

Amid an unprecedented surge in new corporate partnerships worldwide, this first-of-its-kind, in-depth analysis of nearly 100 of the largest companies in the world assesses the rate at which firms revamp existing ventures and enter new ones. The co-authors of the report will discuss recent trends in forming partnerships and restructuring JVs, and how “staying married for life” no longer works in many industries.

This webinar will cover:

  • the absolute volume of new partnerships and restructured partnerships.
  • Industry and company leaders and laggards.
  • the correlation between a company’s financial performance and its partnership and JV activity.
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About the Speakers

James Bamford

James Bamford is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in Washington, DC. He joined Ankura with the firm’s 2020 acquisition of Water Street Partners, which he co-founded in 2008. Water Street Partners has been independently ranked as the number one global advisor on joint ventures since 2017. Prior to Water Street, he was global co-lead of the Joint Venture & Alliance Practice at McKinsey & Company.

Peter Daniel

Peter Daniel is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in Washington, DC. Peter has over 15 years’ experience advising management teams and Boards of Directors at companies across industries and geographies, with a focus on the manufacturing, technology, and health care industries in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Peter supports all phases of the joint venture and alliance lifecycle, including deal negotiation and structuring, integration, and ongoing management and governance.

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