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Baltic M&A Outlook 2019: new directions & perspectives

2019-03-14

14 March 2019, 09:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (registration starts at 08:30 a.m.)
2019-03-14
„Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius", Universiteto str. 14, Vilnius

Law Firm COBALT is organising an annual conference Baltic M&A Outlook 2019: new directions & perspectives which will be held on 14 March. The conference will provide a detailed overview of mergers and acquisitions in the Baltics and offer an opportunity to discuss the prospects of the M&A deals market. We will analyse tendencies such as the increased number of financial investors (including such major investors newly entering the region as Blackstone, Novalpina, Kartesia, IK Investments, Dasos); the realised PE investments; the increasing buoyancy of transactions in separate sectors.

The EBRD (The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) representative will overview the Baltic M&A market in the context of Eastern-Central European region, the most active sectors.

This year we are planning two panel discussions.

The representatives of investors attending the first panel discussion will focus on the developments that are of key importance to different types of investors (financial, strategic) in the regional deal market.

The second panel discussion will feature Lithuanian investment bankers sharing their insights on recent acquisitions they dealt with, also on the market trends and the role of investment advisors assisting inaccomplishing transactions.

PROGRAMME:

Event moderator: Dr Irmantas Norkus, Managing Partner at COBALT Lithuania

08:30 – 09:00 Registration, coffee

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome speech

09:10 – 09:40 Acquisitions in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia: 2018/2019 Overview

Dr Juozas Rimas, Partner and Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group at COBALT Lithuania

09:40 – 10:10 A bird’s eye view on the CEE and Baltic M&A market

Tobiasz Kwiatkowski, Principal Banker at EBRD

10:10 – 10:40 Coffee break

10:40 – 11:20 First panel discussion. Discussion moderators: Dr Irmantas Norkus, Managing Partner at COBALT Lithuania; Dr Juozas Rimas, Partner and Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group at COBALT

  • Mindaugas Utkevičius, Founding Partner at Livonia Partners
  • Jonas Rimavičius, Head of Finance and Investments of Lietuvos energija
  • Deimantė Korsakaitė, INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund Executive Partner
  • Simonas Gustainis, BaltCap Managing Partner

11:20 – 12:00 Second panel discussion. Discussion moderators: Dr Irmantas Norkus, Managing Partner at COBALT Lithuania; Dr Juozas Rimas, Partner and Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group at COBALT

  • Šarūnas Skyrius, Partner at Superia Corporate Finance
  • Adomas Navickas, Partner at Porta Finance
  • Žygintas Mačėnas, Managing Partner at SUMMA Advisers

 

TIME: 14 March 2019 (Thursday), 09:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (registration starts at 08:30 a.m.)

VENUE: Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius, Universiteto str. 14, Vilnius

 

SPEAKERS:

Dr Irmantas Norkus is the Managing Partner of COBALT Lithuania, with over 20 years of extensive experience in private and public M&A, competition, banking and finance. During his career Dr Norkus has led numerous landmark cross-border and domestic transactions and projects and has handled some of the most complex competition matters of recent times. He has represented a broad range of high-profile corporate clients, investment funds, issuers, financial institutions and institutional investors.

Dr Juozas Rimas is a Partner and Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group at COBALT Lithuania, specialising in the fields of M&A and Corporate Law. Dr Rimas has led over 40 M&A projects where he was in charge of structuring, legal due diligence, negotiations and general project management, as well as numerous corporate restructuring projects (including business transfer, reorganisation and spin-off procedures).

Tobiasz Kwiatkowski is a Principal Banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Management. He has 13 years of professional experience gained in M&A advisory and investment roles. While at EBRD, Tobiasz led a number of equity and debt transactions across various sectors (incl. TMT, manufacturing and services), situations (privatisations, in-market consolidations, cross-border transactions, private equity co-investments) and geographies (Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine, Russia).

 

REGISTRATION:

We kindly ask you to notify us of your intention to participate by filling in the registration form until 8 March (Friday), 9.00 a.m.

Please note that the personal data provided in the registration form will be processed in accordance with this Information notice, which must be read carefully before you start completing the form.

Participation at the event is free, but places are limited.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us by sending us an e-mail at events@cobalt.legal or calling us at (8) 5 25 00800.

Looking forward to seeing you soon at the event!