Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum 2023

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About the Forum

The Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum is a well-known meeting and networking platform for Baltic private equity and venture capital funds, investment bankers, lawyers, advisers, company managers and shareholders, bringing together 200+ participants each year.

Venue: Hanzas Perons, 16A Hanzas Street, Riga, Latvia, and online
Time: 9:00 – 18:00 EET and Afterparty until 23:00
Working language: English

 

Our loyal participants will surely appreciate the multiple networking options, breaks, reception and award ceremony that will crown the comprehensive working day, featuring the topics:

  • Market outlook. Private Markets – what to expect in 2023 and beyond?
  • What drives the Baltic private equity market and where is it going? Cornerstone investors in Baltic PE funds chat about the market. Major public LPs vs private investors’ visions. Top qualities of PE funds for receiving funding
  • Eco Baltia success story: from a local player to a regional champion, and subsequent expansion outside the Baltics
  • The Baltic energy sector has been busy: a look at the pipeline and main challenges
  • Healthcare and innovation, existing market, development of market. M&A case studies
  • Defense sector insight. Is the war helping the Baltic military sector attract a new wave of investments? Investments, government activities
  • Rebuilding Ukraine with the help of private investors

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PARTICIPATION

Participation fee includes full access to the event – forum and afterparty as well as conference materials during the event and after!

THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM!
12.01.2023. – 28.02.2023.
Participation for one person: EUR 420  + VAT
Participation for one person with 15% discount for SORAINEN, INVALDA corporate clients and partners,  members of LVCA, LT VCA, EstVCA and Dienas Bizness, Verslo žinios and Äripäev subsribers EUR 357 + VAT


JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON!
01.03.2023. – 12.04.2023 

Participation for one person: EUR 480 + VAT
Participation for one person with 15% discount for SORAINEN, INVALDA corporate clients and partners,  members of LVCA, LT VCA, EstVCA and Dienas Bizness, Verslo žinios and Äripäev subsribers EUR 408 + VAT


MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT!
13.04.2023. – 19.04.2023 

Participation for one person: EUR 580 + VAT
Participation for one person with 15% discount for SORAINEN, INVALDA corporate clients and partners,  members of LVCA, LT VCA, EstVCA and Dienas Bizness, Verslo žinios and Äripäev subsribers EUR 493 + VAT

Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum 2023

Programme

09:00 – 09:55   Registration and morning coffee

09:55 – 10:10   Welcome from moderators
                           EVA BERLAUS, Partner at Sorainen
                           MĀRTIŅŠ BIČEVSKIS, Board Member at LVCA and Limited Partner at Commercialization Reactor Fund


10:10 – 10:40   Market outlook. Private Markets – what to expect in 2023 and beyond?
                           JUSSI HILTUNEN, Partner at McKinsey & Company (FI)

Every year, McKinsey’s experts review private markets’ investment trends and research dynamics within different industries, as well as giving insights into fundraising and exploring changes in private markets firms themselves, focusing on the ways they address ESG and other global tendencies.


10:40 – 11:20   VCA panel: What drives the Baltic private equity market and where is it going?
                           
PĒTERIS STEPIŅŠ, CEO at Swedbank Investment Management (LV)
                           EIF REPRESENTATIVE for covering activity in the Baltic market, including the planned BIF III establishment
                            Panelists from Estonia and Lithuania to be confirmed soon.

Cornerstone investors in Baltic PE funds chat about the market: major public LPs versus private investors’ visions, Top PE fund qualities for receiving the funding.


 11:20 – 11:50   Coffee and networking


11:50 – 12:20   Growth story. Investment in Eko Baltia: from a local player to a regional champion.
                           VYTAUTAS PLUNKSNIS, Head of Private Equity at INVL Asset Management (LT)

Vytautas will share the story of Eko Baltia’s expansion outside the Baltics, encompassing transformational add-ons in Lithuania and the Czech Republic, and more than tripling both revenue and EBITDA in two years.


12:20 – 13:00   Energy sector outlook: keywords representing the main investment drivers and present challenges for the Baltic energy market – availability of financing, security and independence in the sector, and sustainability obligations – in the eyes of the sector’s leaders.
Moderated by SERGEJ BUTOV, Partner at Sorainen (LT)
Panelists:

                           KAI RINTALA, Managing Director at Taaleri Energia (FI)
                           MARTIN KRUUS, Sunly Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board (EE)
                           VADIM VLADYKIN, Investment Director at Ignitis Renewables (LT)
                           GEORG KOPP, Senior Investment Analyst at Encavis (GER)
                           LIUDAS LIUTKEVIČIUS, Managing Fund Partner at INVL Renewable Energy Fund I (INVL REFI) (LT)


13.00 – 14.20    Lunch


14.20 – 15.00   Health sector outlook. How will the rise of the private clinics and new regulations change the scene? What innovations and technology developments should be prescribed to ensure development of the sector and continuous investment appetite?
Moderated by LISE-LOTTE LÄÄNE, life sciences and health care sector group expert at Sorainen (EE)
Panellists:

                           ERKI MÖLDER, Managing Partner at Verge HealthTech Fund and Co-Founder at Health Founders (EE)
                           JURIS PĀRUPS, Investment Director at BaltCap (LV)
                           DAINIUS PUODŽINIŪNAS, General Manager at DiMedic Baltic (LT)
More panelists TBC


15.00 – 15.15   European Defence as a political priority and sustainable investment case
                          JAN PIE,
Security and Defence Industries Association of Europe Secretary General at Aerospace


15.15 – 15.40   Defence sector outlook. Is the sector ready to attract a new wave of investments?
                            INGVAR PÄRNAMÄE, Chief Executive Officer at Vegvisir


15.40 – 16.10   Defence sector outlook. How has the war-time context reshaped the ambitions of Baltic market players? Does the current national defence setup and its market demand support the R&D, technology and production stages in a timely way?
Moderated by INGVAR PÄRNAMÄE, Chief Executive Officer at Vegvisir
Panellists:

                           JAN PIE, Security and Defence Industries Association of Europe Secretary General at Aerospace
                            KULDAR VÄÄRSI, Founder and CEO of Milrem (EE)
                            MĀRTIŅŠ PAŠKĒVIČS, Under-Secretary of state for logistics at the Latvian Defence Ministry (LV)
                            SEBASTIAN DIETZ, Managing Director at Lithuania Defense Services (GER/LT).


16.10 – 16.40   Coffee break and networking


16.40 – 17.10   TBC! Keynote Interview


17.10 – 17.40   Restoring Ukraine with the help of private investors.
                           ANDREY KOLODYUK, Chairman of Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, entrepreneur and venture capital investor.

In 2014, Andrey initiated the foundation of UVCA (Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) and became chairman of the
board of the association.


17.40 – 18.00 Closing remarks


Award ceremony and afterparty

Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum 2023

Experts

VYTAUTAS PLUNKSNIS
Head of Private Equity at INVL Asset Management (LT)
EVA BERLAUS
Partner at Sorainen (LV)
LIUDAS LIUTKEVIČIUS
Partner at INVL Renewable Energy Fund I (LT)
SERGEJ BUTOV
Partner at Sorainen (LT)
KAI RINTALA
Managing Director at Taaleri Energia (FI)
MĀRTIŅŠ BIČEVSKIS
Board Member at LVCA and Limited Partner at Commercialization Reactor Fund
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