Due Diligence Forum

A more reflective and thoughtful space to better understand the world of mergers and acquisitions.

The FT Due Diligence Forum is a member only community offering a unique series of events for senior executives involved in mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy and alternative investment.

Experts from the accounting, banking, consultancy, hedge fund, legal, PR and private equity sectors will meet and network with leading M&A specialists, corporate strategists and general counsels from leading businesses. The exclusive events are created and curated by FT editors, featuring world-class speakers who will provide unique insights and fresh perspectives on long term issues facing the world of dealmaking.

Key membership benefits

- The opportunity to attend four events each year. These follow the same format as the highly successful FT 125 events. They are moderated by a senior FT journalist and operate under Chatham House rules to ensure frank discussions.

- Deep insight into significant topics and themes that will affect the world of M&A over the next 5-10 years.

- A guest pass for each event so you can invite a colleague, client or supplier.

- The opportunity for high-level networking with experts working in the world of mergers and acquisitions.

- Access to post event reports which provide key take-outs from the events.

Ned's Club: Members of the Due Diligence Forum who apply to join Ned's Club will benefit from fast-track review by the membership committee.

Premium membership

To discuss becoming a premium member alongside Finsbury, Freshfields and J.P. Morgan please contact michael.hepburn@ft.com

Individual membership

To find out more information, please contact due.diligence.forum@ft.com

To apply for membership, please complete this short application form.

Upcoming Events

Exclusive Interview with the EU’s Antitrust Chief

Alex Barker, FT Brussels Bureau Chief in conversation with Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition

Thursday 19 September, 18.30 - 20.30

London, UK

Past Events

The Handbag Wars: A Look Back at How Gucci fended off LVMH

Arash Massoudi, FT Corporate Finance and Deals Editor and Harriet Agnew, FT Paris Correspondent with Domenico De Sole, Chairman of Tom Ford International and former President and CEO of Gucci Group with Michael Zaoui, Founding Partner, Zaoui & Co., Scott V. Simpson, Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions, Skadden and Bryan Burrough, Co-author of Barbarians at the Gate.

Profit or Purpose: The Return of Stakeholder Capitalism

Roula Khalaf, FT Deputy Editor with Colin Mayer CBE, Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and Author of ProsperityJesse M. Fried, Dane Professor of Law at Harvard Law School