BALTIC M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM 2024

About the event

 

Since its launch in 2010, the Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum has garnered an excellent reputation among private equity and venture capital funds, investment bankers, lawyers, and other advisers, as well as company managers and shareholders. The forum attracts over 200 participants each year, offering a platform for establishing new contacts, discovering business opportunities, sharing experiences, and networking with peers.

 

This year, the Forum will delve into the following key topics:

  • The European M&A market in the face of geopolitical turmoil
  • Deals in the Energy sector: what the future holds
  • Private Equity investments and exits in the current environment: state and prospects
  • The biggest merger in the Baltics in 2023
  • ESG: impact on Baltic M&A deals currently and exploring opportunities
  • Merger filing in the Baltics: lessons learned or mistakes that are too costly to be repeated
  • Case studies from recent transactions in the Baltics

The Forum will also include the Baltic M&A and Private Equity Awards and provide numerous networking opportunities.

DATE: 16th of April, 2024
TIME:
09:00 – 16:00
PLACE:
Saint Catherine’s Church, Vilnius str. 30, Vilnius, Lithuania


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BALTIC M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM 2024

Organizers and partners

BALTIC M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM 2024

Programme

08:30 – 09:00   Registration and morning coffee

09:00 – 09:10   Warm welcome: Let’s get this ball rolling!
                           UGNIUS JANKAUSKAS, CEO at Verslo Žinios


09:10 – 09:35   Market Overview
What challenges does the European M&A market face in the context of geopolitical turmoil and what are the chances of the market activity picking up again?

                          ELŽBIETA LUKENSKAITĖ, CFA, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking Division


09:35 – 10:20   Open arms for the ESG-compliant
As investment opportunities for the ESG-focused firms abound in Scandinavia, are investment-hungry Baltic companies leaving money on the table? 
Moderated by EVA BERLAUS, Managing Partner of  Sorainen
Panelists:

KAIDO VESKE, Founding Partner of Livonia Partners
TADAS GUDAITIS, CEO at Swedbank Asset Management Lithuania
RŪTA SKARULSKĖ, Head of ESG & Impact at Contrarian Ventures


10:20 – 10:45   Merger filing in the Baltics
Top 5 mistakes that are too costly to be made?

                       MONIKA MALIŠAUSKAITĖ-VAUPŠIENĖ, Partner at Sorainen


 10:45 – 11:25   Coffee and networking


11:25 – 12:15   Private Equity Investments
What are the new trends reshaping the future of PE? What sectors are most attractive in the current investment environment, and what investment schemes and exit strategies will yield the highest returns?

Moderated by ANNA WNUK,  Managing Director of the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
Panelists:

RUSTAM KURMAKAEV, Principal at MidEuropa
DEIMANTĖ KORSAKAITĖ, Managing Partner at INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund
SIGVARDS DZELZKALEJS, Associate Director at Superia
KRISTJAN KALDA, Founding Partner at BaltCap


12:15 – 12:40   Biggest Merger in the Baltics in 2023
How did the merger of Šiaulių bankas, the largest bank based on Lithuanian capital, and Invalda INVL, a Baltic investment management and life insurance giant, merge their retail businesses? What happened behind the scenes and how is the marriage working?
Moderated by ANDRIUS NAČAJUS, Finance executive
Panelists:

DARIUS ŠULNIS, CEO at INVL
VYTAUTAS SINIUS, Chairman of the Management Board at Šiaulių bankas


12.40 – 14.00   Lunch


14.00 – 14.50   Hot Energy Deals
How does the energy industry – the most active sector in the Baltic deal industry – expect to perform in today’s challenging markets?
Moderated by SERGEJ BUTOV, Partner at Sorainen
Panelists:

ILKKA NIIRANEN, CEO at GREN
MARCO WIEDEMEIER, Senior Director, Structured Finance – Energy Origination at NORD/LB
THIERRY MICHEL W AELENS, CEO at Ignitis Renewables

14.50 – 15.15   TBC


15:15 – 15:55   Coffee and networking


15.55 – 16.25   Outbound Transactions
How are software providers Oxylabs and PVcase governing their new much-hailed acquisitions made in the USA?
Interviewed by ARVYDAS BLOŽĖ, Partner at Practica Capital
Participants:

JULIUS ČERNIAUSKAS, CEO of Oxylabs
DEIVIDAS TRAINAVIČIUS, CEO of PVcase
MILDA JASAITĖ, Head of Corporate Development, Vinted


16.25 – 16.50   TBC


16.50 – 17.00   Closing remarks


17.00   The Baltic M&A and Private Equity Awards
Party time! Networking reception to celebrate milestone Baltic transactions @ La Boheme, Šv. Ignoto str. 4, Vilnius

BALTIC M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM 2024

Speakers

Rustam Kurmakaev
Principal at MidEuropa
Eva Berlaus
Managing Partner at Sorainen
Darius Šulnis
CEO at Invalda INVL
Milda Jasaitė
Head of Corporate Development, Vinted
Darius Šulnis
CEO at Invalda INVL
Anna Wnuk
Managing Director of the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
Kristjan Kalda
Founding Partner at Baltcap
Julius Černiauskas
CEO at Oxylabs
Deimantė Korsakaitė
Managing Partner at INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund
Deividas Trainavičius
CEO at PV Case
Kaido Veske
One of the founding partners of Livonia Partners
Rūta Skarulskė
Head of ESG & Impact at Contrarian Ventures
Thierry Aelens
CEO at Ignitis Renewables
Sigvards Dzelzkalejs
Associate Director at Superia team in Riga
Monika Mališauskaitė-Vaupšiemė
Partner at Sorainen
Ilkka Niiranen
CEO at Gren
Elžbieta Lukenskaitė
CFA, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley
Arvydas Bložė
Partner at Practica Capital
Tadas Gudaitis
CEO at Swedbank Asset Management Lithuania
Marco Wedemeier
Senior Director, Structured Finance – Energy Origination at NORD/LB
Sergej Butov
Partner at Sorainen
Andrius Načajus
Finance executive
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