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Gian-Marc Widmer

Director at CITIC Securities

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Mr. Widmer is Head of International M&A at CITIC Securities, focusing on sourcing and execution of cross-border transactions involving Chinese investors/targets. Based in Beijing, he has more than 15 years experience in M&A, restructuring and corporate development with a track record of more than US$15bn of transactions executed in Europe, Asia, North+South America.

Mr. Widmer has been a buy-side financial adviser to clients including SOEs such as CRRC, TravelSky, China Duty Free, Guangdong Airport Authority, China Guangdong Nuclear, CNNC, Huadian, China Life, Oriental Pearl Group etc; to Chinese private clients including SanPower, Suning, Shanghai Raas, By-Health, Robam, Ctrip etc and has advised foreign clients such as Diageo, Carlsberg, AB InBev, Publicis, BASF, Allianz, Lenzing, Adecco Group etc on their China-related corporate development. Completed transactions include the USD 400m sale of Brazilian telecom operator Embratel, the USD 1.2bn restructuring of Canadian media group Hollinger, the USD 10bn restructuring of Eurotunnel, the sale of EUR 200m Inner Mongolian wind projects to China Guangdong Nuclear, the EUR 1.3bn public takeover of Biotest by Creat (announced), the EUR 120m acquisition of German Duerr Ecoclean by Shenyang SBS etc.