KWS Capital Markets Day 14.11.17: Synergistic Growth

http://www.piworld.co.uk/2017/11/17/keywords-studios-kws-synergistic-growth-capital-markets-event-november-2017/

2 hrs (but worth it!)

The senior management team showcase KWS’s acquisition strategy, and how it has created the ‘Go to global services platform.’ Senior directors who have joined through acquisition discuss their experience, and what being acquired has offered them. Further time is given to integration, cross selling opportunities, and the management structure to optimise the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

Chapters:

Andrew Day, Group CEO: Introduction - 01:05
IPO to ‘Go to global services platform’ – 04:48
Acquisition strategy & track record - 07:23
Andrea Ballista, Head of Audio Services: Acquisition opportunities – 13:28
Andrew Tosh, President of GameSim: Acquisition by KWS - 17:20
Fabio Minazzi, Head of Localisation Services: Acquisition by KWS– 20:20
Fred Stockton, Head of Art Creation: Acquisition by KWS – 23:03
Returns from acquisitions – 27:35
Q&A – 29:05
Nicolas Liorzou, Regional MD – Americas: Integration & driving synergies – 33:25
Fulvio Sioli, Regional MD – Europe: First days joining the Keywords family - 38:45
Max Reynaud, CEO of Synthesis: First days joining the Keywords family – 41:37
Bringing people together – 44:07
Gerry Cleary, HR Director: Bringing people together – 45:18
Giacomo Duranti, Group COO: Managing efficiency – 46:47
Chris Kennedy, Regional MD: Asia: Leveraging the acquisitions - 50:33
Thommy Barth, Head of Functional Testing: KWS ‘Lifer’ – 55:45
Andrew Day, Group CEO: Summary on integration – 59:47
Mike Wallen, 6roup Sales Director: Cross selling opportunities – 01:00:44
David Broderick, Group CFO: Management structure & cross selling – 01:04:23
Fabio Minazzi, Head of Localisation Services: Cross selling case study 1 - 01:08:28
Mike Wallen, 6roup Sales Director: Cross selling case study 2 & 3 - 01:12:30
Andrew Day, Group CEO: Summary on cross selling - 01:17:34
Q&A – 01:18:50
Jaime Gine, Group CCO: Strategic partnerships - 1:28:00
Fred Stockton, Head of Art Creation: Strategy partnerships in art – 1:38:15
Manvendra Shukul, CEO of Lakshya Digital: Strategic partnerships in art - 1:43:58
Jaime Gine, Group CCO: Strategic partnerships – 01:15:17
Andrew Day, Group CEO: Summary - 01:55:13
Q&A – 01:56:02

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