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The annual Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum will take place in Riga on 6th of November 2019.
The Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum has become the  main networking event for the Baltic M&A industry and market participants interested in the region.We welcome representatives of private equity and venture capital funds and investment banking, consultants, lawyers, investors, and other representatives of the financial sector, as well as interested business executives and owners.

The forum is organised by Sorainen and the Estonian business daily Äripäev, in partnership with the Baltic business dailies Verslo žinios (Lithuania) and Dienas Bizness (Latvia), the Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Associations.


DATE AND VENUE: 6th of November | VEF Kvartāla kamerzāle, Ieriķu Street 5A, Riga
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Private equity and venture capital funds, investment bankers, advisers and consultants, company managers and shareholders.
LANGUAGE: English


PARTICIPATION FEE

Until 6th of October:
Participation fee per person: EUR 280 + VAT
Participation fee per person with 15% discount (clients of partners): EUR 238 + VAT
Participation fee per person registering 3 or more participants: EUR 250 + VAT
Participation fee per person registering 3 or more participants with 15% discount (clients of partners): EUR 212.50 + VAT
Until 6th of November:
Participation fee per person: EUR 350 + VAT
Participation fee per person with 15% discount (clients of partners): EUR 297.50 + VAT
Participation fee per person registering 3 or more participants: EUR 320 + VAT
Participation fee per person registering 3 or more participants with 15% discount (clients of partners): EUR 272 + VAT
It is possible to buy Your ticket to the forum online HERE.
More information: 
Santa Butāne
Project manager
+371 26132470

Partners

AGENDA

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and morning coffee


9:45-10:45 TECHNOLOGIES: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TECH MARKET, UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL AND LOCAL IMPACT ON M&A
Ingmārs Pūķis,
LMT
Pekka Puolakka, M.A.S.I Company


10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break


11:15 – 12:15 RECENT TROUBLES IN THE BALTIC & NORDIC BANKING SECTOR: HOW DOES THAT AFFECT FINTECH BUSINESSES?
Mārtiņš Šulte, 
Mintos


12:15 – 13:15 Lunch


13:15 – 13:45 DISCUSSING TOPICAL ISSUES IN THE BALTIC PE AND VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY
Baltic Private Equity & Venture Capital Associations


13:45 – 14:30 EXPLORING RECENT IMPORTANT TRANSACTIONS IN THE BALTIC MARKET (PART I)
Kristjan Endrikson,
Eesti Energia

14:30 – 15:45 BOARD INVOLVEMENT IN M&A: ARE WE GETTING IT RIGHT?
Lars-George Hedlund,
Bergvik Skog
Evita Goša, 
SCHWENK LATVIJA
Jānis Dzenis, 
Deloitte Latvia
Marek Pohla, Kaamos


15:45 – 16:05 Coffee break


16:05 – 16:35 A LOOK OUTSIDE THE BOX: INSIGHTS FROM THE GROWING INVESTMENT MARKET IN HEMP/CANNABIS
Stepas Telešius, 
Co-founder and Board member of Acmegruppe

16:35 – 17:05 EXPLORING RECENT IMPORTANT TRANSACTIONS IN THE BALTIC MARKET (PART II)
Jānis Endele, 
Karavela

17:05 – 17:45 FOR INSPIRATION: SUCCESSFUL TRANSACTIONS & EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Marko Lepik,
 SIY Certified Teacher, Estonia


17:45 – 18:00 Closing remarks

19:00 Annual M&A and Private Equity award ceremony All Forum guests are invited to share impressions at a networking reception in the heart of Riga


Note: the agenda may change/ be continuously updated up to the conference.

Accomodation

SPECIAL OFFER!

Use the opportunity to book a room Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel (Elizabetes Street 55, Riga) at discount via link or by using the code FORUMS.

 

Speakers

Lepik

Marko Lepik
Mindfulness Coach, Founder of EQversity.com, SIY Certified Facilitator

Marko is a corporate coach with a prior background in strategic communication. He is passionate about bringing science-based self-regulation tools to the workplace. After years of experimentation in traditional ways of mind training in Asia, he licensed as a teacher of the EQ-program born at Google.

3 keywords that I want the audience to associate me with:
#mindfulness
#emotionalintelligence
#leadership


 Janis

Jānis Dzenis
Assistant Director in Financial Advisory, Deloitte Latvia; head of Corporate Finance service line

Janis has more than 10 years of corporate finance experience, working in the UK, the US, Baltic countries, Middle East and continental Europe, leading many interesting projects, such as M&A Lead Advisory, Restructuring, Due Diligence, Integration and Separation, Synergy development and Valuation.

3 keywords that I want the audience to associate me with:
#M&A
#corporatefinance
#restructuring


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Marek Pohla
Chairman of the management board of Kaamos Group

Marek joined Kaamos in early 2018, as the first CEO outside the family owning the group. The main target has been to refocus the group´s strategy, expand its business structure, both in core & non-core fields and its activity area. Prior to Kaamos, Marek has more than 15 years of experience in the chemical & sporting goods industries.

3 keywords that I want the audience to associate me with:
#don´tbeafraidtolookfurtherfromyourdoorstep
#M&A
#startup


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Stepas Telešius
Co-Founder and Board Member at ACME Grupė, a group of companies that mainly operates in the distribution of IT and consumer electronic products, film production and distribution also actively investing in diverse business projects.

Stepas has over 26 years of experience of starting, developing, transforming and operating various businesses. Also has served on the boards of directors in several different companies.

3 keywords that I want the audience to associate me with:
#investment
#strategy
#leading change


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Pekka Puolakka
President of Uros Ltd, CLO of Uros Group

Already years ago Pekka earned the nickname “Firefighter” as he has always been at home in solving complex, time-critical and multidimensional matters in an international environment. Currently, he heads corporate and legal matters as well as transactions at Uros, a world-leading IoT company.

3 keywords that I want the audience to associate me with:
#tech
#acquisitions
#IoT


E.Goša

Evita Goša
Legal Director, Management Board Member of SCHWENK Latvija SIA

Evita is a lawyer, a human rights activist and a diversity management expert. For more than 11 years her life has inextricably been linked to the production of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates, which is much more exciting than it might seem.

3 keywords that I want the audience to associate me with:

#health&safety
#collaboration
#sustainability


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Mārtiņš Šulte
Mintos CEO and Co-founder

Mārtiņš Šulte is a Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and INSEAD graduate. Martins is an avid reader and a semi-professional poker player. After gaining experience in investment banking, his entrepreneurial spirit and love for technology lead him to establish Mintos, an award-winning global marketplace for investments in loans.

3 keywords that I want the audience to associate me with:
#growthmindset
#mintospeople
#newassetclass

Participants

  • Donatas Dailidė, DOJUS agro
  • Tomas Slimas, Oberlo
  • Tomas Langaitis, EVA GRUPE
  • Kaspars Šenvalds, NCH Advisors Inc
  • Aurelijus Rimkus, Orion Securities
  • David Jenkins, Radisson Hotel Group
  • Maria Znova, Radisson Hotel Group
  • Kristīne Gaigule-Šāvēja, PRIMUS DERLING
  • Villu Reimann, Estonian Investment Agency
  • Raido Lember, Estonian Investment Agency
  • Robin Viia, ENEFIT GREEN
  • Veiko Päim, Enefit Green
  • Donatas Voveris, Švaros Broliai
  • Kristaps Bērziņš, LR Capital
  • Juris Grišins, Capitalia
  • Artūrs Petrovs, KPMG Baltics
  • Gatis Kalniņš, Swedbank
  • Normunds Igolnieks, ZGI Capital
  • Jānis Čupāns, Deloitte Latvia
  • Kaspars Zauls, Rīgas Centrāltirgus
  • Ņikita Klemperts, Vincit Advisory
  • Viktors Duguškins, Vincit Advisory
  • Anželika Hoteloviča, Marginalen Group
  • Simona Augėnaitė, Lietuvos Energija
  • Evita Stepāne, Extra Credit
  • Vairis Dmitrijevs, Vilgerts
  • Mantas Juška, Ellex Valiūnas ir partneriai
  • Povilas Junevičius, Ellex Valiūnas ir partneriai
  • Vytautas Kupliauskas, LTL Credit Union
  • Rimantas Busila, LTL Credit Union
  • Gintautas Preidys, LTL Credit Union
  • Guntars Kaņeps, Amber Beverage Group
  • Rihards Bergs, Luminor Bank
  • Elīna Vilde, Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns
  • Indra Ingersone, Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns
  • Reinis Martinsons, Prudentia Advisers
  • Juris Eizentāls, Prudentia Advisers
  • Ēriks Melbārdis, Prudentia Advisers
  • Ivars Pinkulis, Prudentia Advisers
  • Reinis Vaivods, Prudentia Advisers
  • Kārlis Krastiņš, Prudentia Advisers
  • Kārlis Znotiņš, Prudentia Advisers
  • Cyril Golub, Amgels Band | Belarusian Business Angel Network
  • Mart Altvee, Redgate Capital
  • Mairo Kaseväli, Redgate Capital
  • Ieva Jansone, Callidus Capital
  • Ieva Jāgere, Callidus Capital
  • Vita Liberte, BDO Law
  • Jānis Dubrovskis, Redgate Capital
  • Agate Kauliņa, Baltic Media Line
  • Kārlis Kronbergs, Citadele Banka
  • Vaidotas Gurskas, Citadele Banka
  • Genrihs Peršteins, Citadele Banka
  • Pēteris Matisons, MarkIT Latvija
  • Raimonds Slaidiņš, Ellex Kļaviņš
  • Diāna Petravičjusa, ASG Resolution Capital
  • Andrejs Semjonovs, ASG Resolution Capital
  • Ivan Naumenko, RIA.com Marketplaces
  • Andra Rubene, TGS Baltic
  • Nauris Grigals, TGS Baltic
  • Alise Eljašāne, TGS Baltic
  • Vytautas Čiapas, Deloitte
  • Vladimirs Ļetunovskis, iDeals Solutions Operations Limited
  • Anna Volfman, iDeals Solutions Operations Limited
  • Jānis Gavars, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Gerds Ivuškāns, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Raimonds Dauksts, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Kaspars Pīlādzis, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Dmitrijs Timofejevs, Porta Finance UAB
  • Vytautas Plunksnis, INVL Asset Management
  • Deimante Korsakaite, INVL Asset Management
  • Vidas Venckus, INVL Asset Management
  • Nerijus Drobavicius, INVL Asset Management
  • Rytis Davidovicius, Lewben Investment Management
  • Jānis Rībens, FeLM
  • Ričards Buls, Intrum Latvia
  • Julija Malysheva, AVELON CAPITAL
  • Uldis Cimdiņš, AVELON CAPITAL
  • Ieva Tillere-Tilnere, KPMG Law Firm
  • Artūrs Evarts, Amber Beverage Group
  • Veeli Oeselg, Civitta Eesti
  • Zane Eglīte-Fogele, PRIMUS DERLING
  • Vladimirs Loginovs, Publisko aktīvu pārvaldītājs Possessor
  • Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum
  • Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum
  • Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum
  • Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum
  • Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum
  • Guntars Kokorevičs, Clean R
  • Maksim Naruta, Monsoon Investments
  • Irena Raginskienė, Monsoon Investments
  • Toms Šulmanis, COBALT
  • Maksim Markelov, Semetron
  • Guntars Zīle, COBALT
  • Dace Silava-Tomsone, COBALT
  • Pēteris Antonovs, ASTRAS BIZNESA CENTRS
  • Urmas Volens, Advokaadibüroo NOVE OÜ
  • Triin Tiru, Advokaadibüroo NOVE OÜ
  • Ilona Skribiņa, Luminor Bank
  • Therese Camilleri, HILI VENTURES
  • Andrzej Tabero, HILI VENTURES
  • Ilze Zumente, KPMG Law Firm
  • Harijs Krongorns, Clean R
  • Normunds Šuksts, AIFP “Hipo Fondi aktīvu pārvalde”
  • Allar Karu, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Rutt Värk, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Aldona Kabokiene, Audit and consulting
  • Mega Master
  • Guntars Krols, Ernst & Young Baltic
  • Viktors Sentuhovskis, Ernst & Young Baltic
  • Artūrs Žuromskis, Ernst & Young Baltic
  • Deniss Zlotņikovs, Ernst & Young Baltic
  • Marija Šapovalova, Ernst & Young Baltic
  • Sigvards Dzelzkalējs, Ernst & Young Baltic
  • Ņikita Utkins, Ernst & Young Baltic
  • Aleksejs Sentuhovskis, Ernst & Young Baltic
  • Rolandas Laukaitis, Ernst & Young Baltic
  • Saulius Lenauskas, Ernst & Young Baltic
  • Viktoras Juozapaitis, Ernst & Young Baltic
  • Dagnis Dreimanis, BaltCap AIFP
  • Matīss Paegle, BaltCap AIFP
  • Sandijs Āboliņš-Ābols, BaltCap AIFP
  • Tobias Kohler, APB Roedl&Partner
  • Tatjana Berdnikova, SEB Banka

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