BALTIC M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM 2021

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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.
LANGUAGE: English


PARTICIPATION FEE:
For one participant: 310 EUR + VAT


More information:
Santa Butāne
+371 26132470
santa.butane@db.lv

BALTIC M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM 2021

Organizers

BALTIC M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM 2021

Partners

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AGENDA

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

Participants:

  • Valērija Lieģe, Partner at Oaklins Baltics in Riga (Latvia);
  • Simonas Gustainis, Managing Partner at BaltCap (Lithuania);
  • Priit Koit, CEO at Utilitas (Estonia).

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

Participants:

  • Nerijus Drobavičius, Board Member at INVL Asset Management (Lithuania);
  • Kęstutis Broniukaitis, CEO and minority shareholder at InMedica (Lithuania);
  • Kornelijus Čelutka, Partner at BaltCap (Lithuania).

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

Participants:

  • Šarūnas Šiugžda, Founder & Managing Partner at LitCapital (Lithuania);
  • Niels Peter Pretzmann, Owner of Asgaard A/S (Denmark).

12.35 – 13.20 Lunch Break


CASE STUDIES: SESSION 2
Moderated by: TBA


13.20 – 13.45 Interview: How to scale your business fast?

Participants:

  • Tomas Okmanas, Co-founder of Tesonet and
  • Laimonas Skibarka, Managing Partner at Sorainen (Lithuania)

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

Participants:

  • Gerd Pleuhs, Executive Vice President Corporate & Legal Affairs and General Counsel at Mondelez International (Chicago, USA)
  • Jonas Bružas, Vice President & Chief Counsel Global Law, Intellectual Property and Operations at Mondelēz International (Chicago, USA)

15.10 – 15.30 Coffee break


ESG SESSION
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

Participants:

  • Deimantė Korsakaitė, Executive Partner at INVL Asset Management (Lithuania)
  • Heidi Kakko, Partner at BaltCap Growth Fund (Estonia)
  • Monika Nachyla, Partner and Head of IR and ESG at Abris Capital Partners (Poland)
  • Sandija Kulbe, CFO at Livonia Partners (Latvia)

16.45 – 17.05 Interview: Does it cost or pays off to be sustainable?

Participants:

  • Rokas Pečiulaitis, Managing Partner at Contrarian Ventures (UK)
  • Rob Genieser, Managing Partner at ETF Partners (UK)

17.05 – 17.15 Closing remarks


17.15 M&A awards


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

BALTIC M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM 2021

Speakers

Sergei Anikin
Chief Technology Officer of Pipedrive, one of the Estonian Unicorns
Jonas Bružas
Vice President & Chief Counsel Global Law, IP & Operations at Mondelez International
Elžbieta Lukenskaitė
CFA, Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking Division
Tomas Okmanas
Co-founder of Tesonet
Simonas Gustainis
Managing Partner at BaltCap
Deimantė Korsakaitė
Executive Partner at INVL Asset Management
Kaido Veske
Co-founder at Livonia Partners
Laimonas Skibarka
Co-Managing Partner at Sorainen
Valērija Lieģe
Partner at Oaklins Baltics in Riga
Šarūnas Skyrius
Partner at Superia
Rokas Pečiulaitis
Managing Partner at Contrarian Ventures
Jonas Rimavičius
Head of Corporate Finance at Ignitis Group
Nerijus Drobavičius
Partner at INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund
Karina Andriukaitienė
Associate Partner at TGS Baltic
Māris Simanovičs
Chairman of the Board of Eco Baltia
Kęstutis Broniukaitis
CEO and minority shareholder at InMedica
Šarūnas Šiugžda
Founder & Managing Partner at LitCapital
Rob Genieser
Managing Partner at ETF Partners
Monika Nachyla
Partner and Head of IR and ESG at Abris Capital Partners
Justė Galvydytė
Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Change Project Manager (Sustainable Finance) at Credit Suisse (Zurich, Switzerland)
Lars Christensen
Economist, Markets & Money Advisory founder and CEO (Denmark)
Sandija Kulbe
CFO at Livonia Partners
Patric Gresko
Head of Division - Innovation and Technology Investments at European Investment Fund
Gerhard Pleuhs
Executive Vice President Corporate & Legal Affairs and General Counsel at Mondelez International
Oliver Kullman
Partner at BaltCap (Estonia)
Niels Peter Pretzmann
Owner of Asgaard A/S (Denmark)
Heidi Kakko
Partner of BaltCap Growth Fund (Estonia)
Priit Koit
CEO at Utilitas (Estonia)
Ugnius Jankauskas
CEO at Verslo Žinios
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