Since its launch in 2010, the Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum has developed an excellent reputation among private equity and venture capital funds, investment bankers, lawyers, other advisers, company managers and shareholders, gathering 200+ participants each year. The Forum offers a platform for establishing new contacts, finding new business opportunities, sharing experiences, and spending time with peers.
The forum is organized by the Lithuanian business daily Verslo žinios, Sorainen, and the Lithuanian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, in partnership with the Baltic business dailies Dienas Bizness (Latvia) and Äripäev (Estonia), the Latvian and Estonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Associations.
The Forum will also feature the Baltic M&A and Private Equity Awards and multiple networking opportunities.
DATE AND VENUE: 26th of May | Online
TARGET AUDIENCE: Private equity and venture capital funds, investment bankers, lawyers, advisers and consultants, company managers and shareholders.
For one participant: 310 EUR + VAT
8.30 – 9.00 Sound and video adjustments
WILL M&A EVER BE THE SAME
Moderated by: TBA
09.00 – 09.10 Lead-in: goals of the Forum
Ugnius Jankauskas, CEO at Verslo Žinios
09.10 – 09.30 The global and local economy: what to expect in 2021-2022
Lars Christensen, Economist, Markets & Money Advisory founder and CEO (Denmark)
09.30 – 09.55 M&A as means for exit. European trends
Elžbieta Lukenskaitė, Morgan Stanley CFA, Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking Division (London)
09.55 – 10.10 M&A Baltics 2020 in a nutshell
Šarūnas Skyrius, Partner at Superia (Lithuania)
10.15 – 10.50 Discussion: M&A in COVID-19 times & what’s next? Scenarios and strategies from M&A leaders
Moderator: Šarūnas Skyrius, Partner at Superia
10.50 – 11.15 Coffee break
CASE STUDIES: SESSION 1
Moderated by: TBA
11.15 – 11.35 The deal between Investment Funds: faster, easier, and more convenient for the minority shareholder. InMedica case study
11.35 – 11.55 Case study: Thermory, and building Baltic companies globally
Kaido Veske, Co-founder at Livonia Partners (Estonia)
11.55 – 12.10 Pipedrive case study: How do unicorns grow?
Sergei Anikin, Chief Technology Officer of Pipedrive (Estonia, USA)
12.10 – 12.35 2020 Best Investment in CEE by Real Deals’ Private Equity Awards: Baltik Vairas and LitCapital Case Study
12.35 – 13.20 Lunch Break
CASE STUDIES: SESSION 2
Moderated by: TBA
13.20 – 13.45 Interview: How to scale your business fast?
13.45 – 14.05 Case study: The implication of institutional investors joining the business
Māris Simanovičs, Chairman of the Board of Eco Baltia (Latvia)
14.05 – 14.25 What didn’t fit into the press release of the biggest IPO in the Baltics? Ignitis case study
Jonas Rimavičius, Head of Corporate Finance at Ignitis Group (Lithuania)
14.25 – 14.45 Qvalitas / Unimed case study: building an Estonian healthcare champion
Oliver Kullman, Partner at BaltCap (Estonia)
14.45 – 15.10 M&A as one of the main strategies for growing business
15.10 – 15.30 Coffee break
Moderated by: Rokas Pečiulaitis, LT VCA, Managing Partner at Contrarian Ventures
15.30 – 15.50 ESG and what do investors think about it – EIF’s perspective
Patric Gresko, Head of Division of Innovation and Technology Investments at European Investment Fund
15.50 – 16.10 Sustainable finance and its impact on the financial sector
Juste Galvydyte, Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Change Project Manager (Sustainable Finance) at Credit Suisse (Switzerland)
16.10 – 16.45 Discussion: Situation getting better: women in Private Equity and Venture Capital in the Baltics
Moderator: Karina Andriukaitienė, Investment Funds Lawyer
16.45 – 17.05 Interview: Does it cost or pays off to be sustainable?
17.05 – 17.15 Closing remarks
17.15 M&A awards
Note: the agenda may change/ be continuously updated up to the conference.