Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum 2015

The best insight into the
challenges and opportunities of
the Baltic M&A and private equity scene

The Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum has become the
main networking event for the Baltic M&A industry and market
participants interested in the region.

We welcome representatives of private equity and venture capital funds and
investment banking, consultants, lawyers, investors, and other representatives of the
financial sector, as well as interested business executives and owners.

The forum is organised by SORAINEN and the Estonian business daily Äripäev, in partnership with the Baltic
business dailies Verslo žinios (Lithuania) and Dienas bizness (Latvia), BaltCap, Global Interdependence Center and the Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Associations.

Any questions? Contact us: Kertu.Ruus@aripaev.ee +372 667 0251 / Raido.Pajusi@aripaev.ee +372 667 0238

 

A COLLABORATION OF

Sorainen Global Interdependence Center Äripäev Verslo žinios Dienas bizness BaltCap LTVCA LVCA EstVCA

AGENDA

Day 1, 29 October
Day 2, 30 October

08.00 — 09.00 Registration and morning coffee

09.00 — 09.15 Opening Remarks

Meelis MandelMeelis Mandel Toomas PrangliToomas PrangliMeelis Mandel, Editor-in-Chief of Äripäev
Toomas Prangli, Co-Managing Partner of SORAINEN

09.15 — 10.00 Keynote Address: Stories From the Frontline

Aivaras AbromavičiusAivaras AbromavičiusAivaras Abromavičius, Ukraine's Minister of Economic Development & Trade and former investment banker of East Capital and Hansabank (Ukraine)
Lithuanian-born Ukrainian minister is the best person to shed light on the developments in the country whose fate will have immense influence on the Baltics and Europe as a whole.

10.00 — 10.30 LOOK FROM BEYOND. Chinese investor’s view on European investment targets.

Jor LawJor LawJor Law, Investment Committee Member at GF Investments (China)
GF Investments is the offshore private equity arm of GF Securities. GF Securities is a leading full service investment bank and integrated securities brokerage in China, listed in China and Hong Kong. Jor Law will speak about what's going on in the Chinese market and what Chinese investors could be looking for, with real life examples in store.

10.30 — 11.00 New and Exciting In Baltic M&A Market

James OatesJames OatesThe traditional in-depth outlook of the latest trends in Baltic M&A market: transaction activity, new players, educated forecasts, etc.
Moderator: James Oates, CEO of Cicero Capital (Estonia/UK)
Julijus Grigaliūnas, Partner at Porta Finance (Lithuania)
Kārlis Krastiņš, CEO of IBS Prudentia (Latvia)
Sebastian Król, Partner and Board Member at Enterprise Investors (Poland)
Alar Voitka, Partner at Nordic CF Advisory (Estonia)

11.00 — 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 — 12.15 Always Be Closing. A Roadmap of BIF (Baltic Innovation Fund) Funds

Exactly 3 years ago Graham Cope, Senior Head of Northern Europe & CEE Region at European Investment Fund announced the launch of Baltic Innovation Fund on the stage of this event. Today we proudly present the fund managers who accepted the challenge, succeeded in closing their funds and will be investing and building up the success stories of tomorrow.

Laimonas SkibarkaLaimonas SkibarkaModerator: Laimonas Skibarka, co-managing partner of SORAINEN (Lithuania)
Kaido Veske, Founding Partner at Livonia Partners (Estonia)
Margus Uudam, Founding Partner at Karma Ventures (Estonia)
Sandijs Abolins-Abols, Partner at BaltCap (Latvia)
Martin Reinson, Partner at BPM Capital (Estonia)

12.15 — 13.00 HOW CAN BALTIC FUND MANAGERS (GP's) GET ATTENTION OF INVESTORS (LP's)?

Kimberly RomaineKimberly Romaine Moderator: Kimberly Romaine, Director of Private Equity Communications Limited (UK)
Natalia Sigrist, Principal at Akina Ltd (Switzerland)
Kristjan Tamla, Head of Swedbank Investment Funds (Estonia)
Monica Vandervorst, Principal, Equity Investments at European Investment Fund (Luxembourg)
Peter Bäärnhielm, Senior Strategic Advisor at Danske Bank (Denmark)
Tobiasz Kwiatkowski, Principal Banker at EBRD (Poland)

13.00 — 14.00 Lunch

14.00 — 15.45 International Breakthrough

Thomas LagerqvistThomas LagerqvistThe panellists who have been successfully running businesses in Asia, Middle East and Africa – among other places - share valuable insights in the workings of these remote yet promising markets. For example, cosmetics producer Stenders has a whopping 110 stores in China while cosmetics maker JOIK is exporting to Japan, deliberately avoiding China.

Moderator: Thomas Lagerqvist, Senior Counsel at Mannheimer Swartling (Sweden)

How To Make the Most of the Asian Dragon?

Julien Laporte, CEO of Stenders (Latvia/France)
Eva-Maria Õunapuu, Owner and CEO of JOIK (Estonia)

How About Africa?

Joakim HeleniusJoakim HeleniusJoakim Helenius, Chairman and CEO of Trigon Capital (Estonia/Finland)

15.45 — 16.15 Coffee break

16.15 — 17.00 Men Don't Cry - Q&A Hard Ball

Simonas GustainisSimonas GustainisJoin us in asking the toughest questions presented to market players who know how to play ball.
Moderator: James Oates, CEO of Cicero Capital (UK/Estonia)
Simonas Gustainis, Managing Partner of BaltCap (Lithuania)
Ivar Siimar, Founder and Chairman of EstBAN (Estonia)
Tomasz Czechowicz, Managing Partner at MCI Management (Poland)

17.00 — 17.10 Closing Remarks

19.00 Reception & Award Ceremony

All participants are warmly welcome to meet old and make new friends at a reception hosted by the organisers.

For the second year the Forum also featured the Baltic M&A and Private Equity Awards.

The winner deals are:

  • Baltic Private Equity/Venture Capital Deal of the Year 2015 - closing of a USD 58 million Series C funding round by TransferWise
  • Baltic M&A Deal of the Year 2015 - acquisition of Latgran by Graanul Invest from BillerudKorsnas and Baltic Resources
  • Outbound Deal from the Baltics 2015 - acquisition of Lantmännen Doggy by NDX from Lantmännen

The most significant deals of 2015 were carefully selected by the following award committee: Meelis Mandel - Editor in Chief at Äripäev ( EE), Kristjan Tamla - CEO at Swedbank Investment Funds (EE), Arnis Sauka - Director of Centre of Sustainable Business at SSE Riga (LV), Kristine Berzina - Founding Partner at Livonia Partners (LV), Martynas Visockas - Partner at Alpha Advisors (LT), and Jonas Jokštys - Chairman of Modus Group (LT).

European Investment Fund presented their Annual Achievement Award for the Baltic Private Equity & Venture Capital Industry to Livonia Partners for their active contribution to the development of the Baltic private equity industry.

Day 2, 30 October ›

09.30 — 10.00 Morning coffee

10.00 — 11.30 Global Trends And Investment Climate

Which global trends affect the investment climate in the Baltic countries and Europe? What is the global money managers’ take on the Baltics? The economic environment in Europe is improving, and there are a number of tailwinds, yet there are risks making investors careful. Programme by the Global Interdependence Centre, a US-based global network of economists & financiers.

Michael DruryMichael DruryPeeter KoppelPeeter KoppelModerator: Michael Drury, Chief Economist at McVean Trading (USA)
Mary Catherine Sinclair, International Economist at Strategas (USA)
Timo Tyrväinen, Senior Advisor at Aktia Bank (Finland)
Peeter Koppel, Strategist at SEB Private Banking (Estonia)

11.30 — 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 — 13.30 Special Session: Food For Thought

Moderator: Kristjan Kalda, Investment Director at BaltCap

Jon Martinsen, CEO of FCR Media Group (Estonia/Norway)

Jon Martinsen is a Norwegian who previously lived in Estonia and is currently residing in Austria who heads FCR Media Group that offers search and digital media services in 12 European countries, has a turnover of over 75 million euros and more than 1,000 employees. He will share his story.

Kristjan Port, Sports Biologist (Estonia)

Kristjan PortKristjan PortChallenges for modern MAMIL. What waits us after progress?
Sports biologist Kristjan Port is largely known as the conscience of Estonian sports circles: he has been outspoken on a large number of topics ranging from doping and abuse of sports funds, to doctors doing drugs. He knows all about the psyche of the modern office worker who tries to (over)compensate for his/her sedentary lifestyle.

13.30 — 13.40 Closing remarks

13.40 Lunch

‹ Day 1, 29 October

REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS

AARE PALOOTS, MAINOR AS
AAVO KOPPEL, ZENITH CAPITAL MANAGEMENT OÜ
AIGA JANSONE-SLAVA, Z/S RASAS
AIGA JANSONE-SLAVA, Z/S RASAS
AIVARAS ABROMAVIČIUS, GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE
AKU SORAINEN, SORAINEN
ALAR VOITKA, NORDIC CF ADVISORY
ALEKSANDR LAVRENTJEV, 4FINANCE OÜ
ALEKSANDRS KORŅILOVS, BALTRANSAUTO TERMINĀLS
ALEKSANDRS KORŅILOVS, BALTRANSAUTO TERMINĀLS
ALISE ELJAŠĀNE, ZVERINATU ADVOKATU BIROJS VARUL
ANDRA RUBENE, TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE
ANDREJS NIKIFOROVSKIS, OPG SIA
ANDREJS SUHODOĻSKIS, JAS-CONSULTANTS
ANDRES MANDEL, SENTIO OÜ
ANDRIUS BARSTYS, SBA KONCERNAS UAB
ANDRIUS DAUKSAS, INVALDA INVL
ANDRIUS MIKALAUSKAS, ERNST & YOUNG BALTIC SIA
ANDRUS ALBER, FINORA CAPITAL OÜ
ANDRUS OKS, SMARTCAP AS
ANITA ALTMANE, CLOG
ANITA GALDINA, ZAB SORAINEN
ANNA CZYWCZYNSKA, ENTERPRISE INVESTORS
ANNA KORNISEVA, JSC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTION ALTUM
ANNA VOLFMAN, IDEALS SOLUTIONS GROUP S.A.
ANNELI IVANOV, SEB PANK AS
ANNELI SIMM, KPMG BALTICS OÜ
ANNELY AKKERMANN, UDUSULG OÜ
ANTONS PONOMARENKO, OPG SIA
ANTTI PERLI, SMARTCAP AS
ARNIS SAUKA, CENTRE OF SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AT SSE RIGA
ARVYDAS SAROCKA, LITCAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT UAB
AUDRIUS ZABOTKA, UAB "INVESTICIJU IR VERSLO GARANTIJOS"
AUŠRA MILKAUSKIENE, MINISTRY OF ECONOMY OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
DARIUS KLIMAŠAUSKAS, KPMG BALTICS UAB
DAVID STEWART COOLIDGE, ERIDANOS ADVISORS OÜ
DENISS PODLESKIS, SEB BANKA AS
DENISS ZLOTNIKOVS, ERNST & YOUNG BALTIC SIA
DMITRIJS NAZAROVS, INVENTIO CAPITAL SIA
EDGARS LODZINS, COBALT LAW FIRM
ELIJUS BURGIS, COBALT
ENEKEN NAPA, BALTCAP AS
ERIK MAURICE BUSCH-CHRISTENSEN, EATON GROUP BALTIC OÜ
ERKKI RAASUKE, LHV GROUP AS
EVA BERLAUS, SORAINEN
EVALDAS DUDONIS, SORAINEN
EVA-MARIA ÕUNAPUU, JOIK OÜ
EVIJA MIEZITE, KPMG BALTICS SIA
FREDRIK THULIN, SWEDBANK SWEDEN
GATIS BABRIS
GATIS FLINTERS, COBALT LAW FIRM
GATIS KALNIŅŠ, SWEDBANK AS LATVIA
GERT TIIVAS, EAST CAPITAL BALTICS AS
GINTARAS RUTKAUSKAS, AB LIETUVOS DRAUDIMAS
GINTS SLOKA, KPMG BALTICS SIA
GIRTS MILGRAVIS, FLYCAP AIFP SIA
GIRTS RUNGAINIS, PRUDENTIA ADVISERS SIA
GP SYSTEMS SIA
GRAHAM COPE, EUROPEAN INVESTMENT FU
GREETE SALUMÄGI, ÄRIPÄEV AS
GUNTARS ZILE, COBALT LAW FIRM
HANNES KÜÜN, LAW FIRM TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE AS
HELEN TULVE, TALLINNA KAUBAMAJA GRUPP AS
HELINA ROMANTSOV, SORAINEN
HENRI LAUPMAA, FUNDWISE OÜ
HENRIK IGASTA, SUPERIA CORPORATE FINANCE OÜ
HERTY TAMMO, RIDANGO AS
HETTI LUMP, COBALT LAW FIRM
HILLAR TEDER, RETAIL REAL ESTATE OÜ
IEVA TILLERE-TILNERE, KPMG LAW FIRM
IEVA VILNĪTE, BEHRENS SIA
ILKKA LILJEROOS, PELTONEN LMR ATTORNEYS LTD
IMRE VISSE, KPMG BALTICS OÜ
INDREK HÄÄL, BPT REAL ESTATE AS
INDREK KASELA, LINDERMANN, BIRNBAUM & KASELA OÜ
INDRIKIS LIEPA, BORENIUS LAW FIRM
INESE ENGELE, SORAINEN
INGA BEILIUNIENE, UAB "INVESTICIJU IR VERSLO GARANTIJOS"
INGA MILIAUSKIENE, LT VCA
IRIS MAGNUS, SORAINEN
IVAR SIIMAR, ESTBAN
IVARS KASSALIS, NORDEA BANK AB LATVIJA FILIALE
IVARS PINKULIS, PRUDENTIA ADVISERS SIA
IVARS SLOKENBERGS, KĻAVIŅŠ ELLEX
JAANUS MÄGI, LAW FIRM MAGNUSSON OÜ
JAMES BRADLEY OATES, CICERO CAPITAL OÜ
JANA JUKINA, ÄRIPÄEV AS
JEĻENA KRIVKINA, BEHRENS SIA
JOAKIM HELENIUS, TRIGON CAPITAL AS
JON MARTINSEN, FCR MEDIA GROUP
JONAS JOKŠTYS, MODUS GROUP
JONAS KIAULEIKIS, SORAINEN
JOR T LAW, GF INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED
JULIEN LAPORTE, STENDERS
JŪLIJA MALIŠEVA, BALTRANSAUTO TERMINĀLS
JŪLIJA SUHODOĻSKA, JAS-CONSULTANTS
JULIJUS GRIGALIŪNAS, PORTA FINANCE UAB
JULIUS DUKSTA, LITCAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT UAB
JUOZAS RIMAS, COBALT
JURATE AZELIONYTE, EUROPEAN INVESTMENT FUND
JURIS EIZENTĀLS, PRUDENTIA LV
JURIS VASKANS, JSC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTION ALTUM
JUSTINAS ŠALTYS, EVERNORD UAB
JÜRGEN RAAG, LHV PANK AS
KAAREL OTS, DELOITTE ADVISORY AS
KADRI KALLAS, SORAINEN
KAIDO VESKE, LIVONIA PARTNERS
KALLE VIKS, NASDAQ OMX TALLINN AS
KALMER KIKAS, BPM CAPITAL OÜ
KANR LIDZHIEV, PREQVECA
KARIN MADISSON, SORAINEN
KARIN PLOOM, LAW FIRM AIVAR PILV
KARINA KUIZINAITE, SLOV SERVICES UAB
KARL KULL, COBALT LAW FIRM
KĀRLIS KRASTIŅŠ, PRUDENTIA LV
KAROLINA CESNAITE, SLOV SERVICES UAB
KASPARS ŠENVALDS, NCH ADVISORS
KASPARS VĀRPIŅŠ, BALTIC INTERNATIONAL BANK
KATHARINA SASS, SEHNER-INTERNATIONAL
KATHARINA SASS, SEHNER-INTERNATIONAL SIA
KATRIN AUNPU, SORAINEN
KATRINA LAIV, RÖDL & PARTNER AUDIT OÜ
KERTU RUUS, ÄRIPÄEV AS
KIMBERLY ROMAINE, DIRECTOR OF PRIVATE EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
KIRSTI PENT, LAW FIRM FORT OÜ
KIRYL APANASEVICH, SORAINEN
KRISTEL RAIDLA-TALUR, COBALT LAW FIRM
KRISTIINA SÄRE, NORDEA BANK AB EESTI FILIAAL
KRISTIINA VASSILKOVA, ESTVCA
KRISTINE BERZINA, LIVONIA PARTNERS

KRISTJAN KALDA, BALTCAP AS
KRISTJAN KOTKAS, COBALT LAW FIRM
KRISTJAN KÕRGMAA, ERNST & YOUNG BALTIC AS
KRISTJAN PORT, TALLINN UNIVERSITY
KRISTJAN TAMLA, SWEDBANK INVESTMENT FUNDS
KRISTJANIS ZARINS, EUROPEAN INVESTMENT FUND
KRISTO ANTON, NG INVESTEERINGUD OÜ
KRISTUPAS KUKARSKAS, CONFIDENTUS UAB
KULDAR PIHLAPUU, SANGSARA OÜ
KULDAR-JAAN TOROKOFF, LAW FIRM FORT
LAIMONAS SKIBARKA, SORAINEN
LAURA ZALĀNE, "REDOT" ZVERINATU ADVOKATU BIROJS
LAURI KÄRNER, CITADELE BANKA EESTI FILIAAL AS
LAURI LIIVAT, LAW FIRM EVERSHEDS OTS&CO OÜ
LAURYNAS BYLA, MANDATUM LIFE INSURANCE BALTIC SE
LEHAR KÜTT, KREDEX SA
LENNART ZETTERFALK, SWEDBANK SWEDEN
LENNO RUUT, FINANTSVISIOON OÜ
LIINA LILLENIIT, ÄRIPÄEV AS
LINDA PAEGLE, CLOG
LY TIIDO-NURMETALO, NEON TRANSLATIONS AND LOCALIZATION
MAIRE GUSTAVSON, ERNST & YOUNG BALTIC AS
MAKSIM BUSLOVIC, EUROMONITOR INTERNATIONAL
MANTAS PETKEVICIUS, SORAINEN
MARGO PEETSALU, NORDIC CF ADVISORY OÜ
MARGUS UUDAM, KARMA VENTURES
MARI SEPP, SORAINEN
MARI VAVULSKI, ESTONIAN DEVELOPMENT FUND
MARILI NIIDUMAA, ÄRIPÄEV AS
MARIUS MATONIS, TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE
MARKO KAIRJAK, LAW FIRM VARUL AS
MARKO LEHES, SELFD TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
MARTIN HENDRE, DANSKE CAPITAL AS
MARTIN KÕDAR, BALTCAP AS
MARTIN REINSON, BPM CAPITAL
MARTIN SIMOVART, COBALT LAW FIRM
MARTINŠ ZUTIS, ZALIE DARZI SIA
MARTYNAS VISOCKAS, ALPHA ADVISORS
MARY CATHERINE SINCLAIR, STRATEGAS
MATTS ANDERSSON, BALTCAP AS
MAX GRAFF, VISMA SOFTWARE LABS AS
MEELIS LIIVAK, LHV PANK AS
MEELIS MANDEL, ÄRIPÄEV
MICHAEL DRUY, MCVEAN TRADING
MIKKEL STERN-PELTZ, INCISIVE MEDIA
MINDAUGAS RAPOLAS, LIVONIA PARTNERS
MINDAUGAS UTKEVICIUS, EUVECA LIVONIA PARTNERS SIA
MINNI-TRIIN PARK, LAW FIRM FORT
MONICA VANDERVORST, EUROPEAN INVESTMENT FUND
MÄRT HELMJA, ETTEVÕTLUSE ARENDAMISE SA
NATALIA SIGRIST, AKINA LTD
NEIL MATHIESON, KEYCAP OÜ
NERILE BAUŽYTE, LT VCA
NIKLAS JOHANSSON, BALTCAP AS
OLIVER KULLMAN, BALTCAP AS
OTT AAVA, COBALT LAW FIRM
OTT UMMELAS, BLOOMBERG
PAUL KÜNNAP, SORAINEN
PAULI OLAVI PÖLLÄNEN, METALLISET EESTI AS
PAULIUS CIULADA, VERSLO ŽINIOS
PAWEL ZABRZYCKI, BPM CAPITAL
PEETER KOPPEL, SEB BANK
PEETER KUTMAN, COBALT LAW FIRM
PETER BÄÄRNHIELM, DANSKE BANK
PETER LILLIEHÖÖK, MAGNUSSON ADVOKATBYRÅ
PETER S. TREIALT, NORDEA BANK AB EESTI FILIAAL
PHILIP NYHOLM, DANDERS & MORE
PIRET LAPPERT, SORAINEN
PIRKO KONSA, ESTONIAN DEVELOPMENT FUND
POVILAS AKSTINAS, KPMG BALTICS UAB
PRIIT KOIT, UTILITAS OÜ
PRIIT LEPASEPP, NELJA ENERGIA
PRIIT PÕLDOJA, INBANK
PRIIT VEERING, BPM CAPITAL
RAIDO PAJUSI, ÄRIPÄEV
RAINO PARON, LAW FIRM RAIDLA ELLEX
RAMON RASK, LAW FIRM RASK OÜ
RAUL ROSENBERG, MAAELU EDENDAMISE SA
RAUL RÄSSA, SEMETRON AS
REELIKA ANDRESSON-KESA, ÄRIPÄEV
REET KASE, ÄRIPÄEV
RENATE PURVINSKA, SORAINEN
RENATS LOKOMETS, RIETUMU BANKA
ROBERT JUODKA, VARUL
ROBERTAS DEGESYS, TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE
ROLAN JANKELEVITSH, LAW FIRM TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE AS
ROLANDAS LAUKAITIS, ERNST & YOUNG BALTIC UAB
ROMAN ZAHHAROV, SKINEST RAIL AS
SANDER KÄRSON, LAW FIRM VARUL
SANDIJS ABOLINS-ABOLS, BALTCAP AS
SARUNAS ALEKNA, BALTCAP UAB
SAULIUS GARBARAVICIUS, ORION ASSET MANAGEMENT UAB
SEBASTIAN KRÓL , ENTERPRISE INVESTORS
SERGEI BUTOV, SORAINEN
SIIM ROOS, LÄÄNE-VIRU ARENDUSKESKUS
SILLE PETTAI, SWEDBANK
SILVESTRAS TARNUTIS, PRACTICA CAPITAL UAB
SIMONAS GUSTAINIS, BALTCAP
SKAISTE MALEVSKIENE, SEB BANKAS
SKIRMANTAS MILIAUSKAS, FINJUSTUS
SKIRMANTE LAUCYTE, VERSLO ŽINIOS
SOFIA KIRSIMAA, CITADELE BANKA EESTI FILIAAL AS
STEFANO M. GRACE, EAST CAPITAL BALTICS AS
SUSAN REINHOLM, ÄRIPÄEV
ŠARUNAS SKYRIUS, M&A INTERNATIONAL BALTICS UAB
ZANE EGLĪTE-FOGELE, "REDOT" ZVERINATU ADVOKATU BIROJS
TARMO ROOTEMAN, UNITED PARTNERS ADVISORY
TEA DANILOV, EAS
THOMAS LAGERQVIST, MANNHEIMER SWARTLING ADVOKATBYRÅ AB
TIMO TYRVÄINEN, AKTIA BANK
TOBIASZ KWIATKOWSKI, EBRD
TOMASZ CZECHOWICZ, MCI MANAGEMENT SA
TOMS SULMANIS, COBALT LAW FIRM
TOOMAS KAMS, HD FESTFOREST ESTONIA AS
TOOMAS PAJU, HÜPOTEEKLAEN OÜ
TOOMAS PRANGLI, SORAINEN
TOOMAS TRUUVERK, ÄRIPÄEV
TRIIN AHLBERG, MAI BALTICS ADVISORY OÜ
TRIIN PLOOMIPUU, COBALT LAW FIRM
TÕNIS ARRO, EXECUTIVE LAB SEARCH OÜ
TÕNIS OJA, POSTIMEES
ULDIS CIMDIŅŠ, BALTRANSAUTO TERMINĀLS
ULDIS TĒRAUDKALNS, EKO INVESTORS AS
VAIRIS DMITRIJEVS, VILGERTS LEGAL & TAX LATVIA
VALDIS KRONIS
VEIKKO MARIPUU, REDGATE CAPITAL AS
VEIKO HUUSE, SMARTINVEST
VIKTORIJA SMIRNOVA-CERKASA, SORAINEN
VIKTORIJA VAITKEVICIENE, UAB "INVESTICIJU IR VERSLO GARANTIJOS"
VIKTORS SENTUHOVSKIS, ERNST & YOUNG BALTIC SIA
VITA LIBERTE, LAW FIRM VARUL
VYTAUTAS PLUNKSNIS, INVALDA INVL
ÜLLAR KASK, AKTORS OÜ

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The limestone building which now houses Tallinn Creative Hub used to be the power station that fed Tallinn with electricity in 1913-1979. Famous Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky used the building for shooting scenes of „Stalker“. The actual conference venue is the boiler room of the power station, which was completed in 1934. The brick chimney you see in the yard used to be the highest in the Baltic countries at one time. Today, the place serves as a development centre for local creative industry and a venue for events.

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MEET BALTIC GP'S

The following GP’s are available for one-on-one meetings with LP’s.
If you’d like to book one, please contact Kristiina Vassilkova of EstVCA, kristiina@estvca.ee

BaltCap

BaltCap is the leading dedicated private equity and venture capital investor, focusing on small and midmarket buyout and expansion capital investments in the Baltic States. BaltCap is an active investor with clear strategy and governance standards. They have strong presence in all three Baltic countries with local offices and experienced team of 16 professionals. Since 1995, BaltCap has been managing 5 generations of private equity funds with total capital of over EUR 240 million and has made more than 60 investments of which more than 30 have been successfully exited. Its most recent fund BaltCap Private Equity Fund II has EUR 82 million of total capital and focuses on buyout and buy-and-build transactions. Partners include Peeter Saks, Martin Kõdar, Dagnis Dreimanis, Simonas Gustainis, Matts Andersson and Sandijs Abolins-Abols.

www.baltcap.com

BPM Capital

BPM is a provider of mezzanine financing in the Baltic region. Operating out of two offices in Tallinn, Estonia and Warsaw, Poland, BPM maintains strong presence in the target markets. BPM Mezzanine Fund has capital commitments of EUR €70m supported by a prominent investor base. BPM will invest in mezzanine transactions in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. The investment focus will be on high growth SME-s and lower midcap companies (€2-10,5m per transaction). The Fund has no sectoral focus and can consider a wide range of situations such as buyouts, expansion financing, capital restructurings or shareholding reorganisations. Partners include Kalmer Kikas, Martin Reinson, Priit Veering and Pawel Zabrzycki.

www.bpmcapital.eu

Livonia Partners

Livonia Partners Fund I, a pan-Baltic private equity fund, has recently held its first close at €70m. Fund’s investors from the Baltics, Nordics, and Western Europe include leading pension funds, insurance companies, and developmental finance institutions. The fund plans to invest €3 to €15 million of equity and mezzanine capital per investment in 8 to 12 companies active in the Baltic and adjacent regions. Partners include Kaido Veske, Rain Lõhmus, Kristine Berzina and Mindaugas Utkevicius.

www.livoniapartners.com

Karma Ventures

Karma Ventures is a new venture fund focusing on European early stage start-ups. It is being set up by three partners - Kristjan Laanemaa, Tommi Uhari and Margus Uudam. The fund has close links to Ambient Sound Investments who is also one of the cornerstone investors. Other investors include Baltic Innovation Fund, Baltic pension funds and family offices. Karma Ventures is scheduled to be launched late 2015.

www.karma.vc

LitCapital

LitCapital Asset Management UAB (LitCapital) is an independent professional private equity fund management company based in Lithuania. LitCapital was founded in 2010 and currently is managing a EUR 25 M size growth capital fund Litcapital I KŪB. The fund was established under the JEREMIE initiative in cooperation with European Investment Fund (EIF) and is aimed at investing into expansion of private Lithuanian companies. Partners include Šarūnas Šiugžda, Arvydas Saročka and Hanno Riismaa.

www.litcapital.lt

Practica Capital

Practica Capital is a venture capital firm in Lithuania established in 2011 by a team of entrepreneurs who exited their businesses and financial professionals. The firm manages EUR 6m Practica Seed Capital Fund (Seed Fund) and EUR 15.7m Practica Venture Capital Fund (VC Fund) established under the JEREMIE initiative, which is administered by the European Investment Fund (EIF). The funds provide early and later-stage financing to Lithuanian SMEs. Partners include Silvestras Tamutis, Petras Mičiūnas, Donatas Keras, Anatolijus Faktorovičius, & Tomas Andriuškevičius

www.practica.lt

Imprimatur Capital Fund Management

Imprimatur Capital Fund Management is an early-stage technology VC in the Baltic and Nordic region, investing in entrepreneurial teams with global ambitions and strong technology. Currently managing €16m tech seed VC fund, invested in 22 startups. Next fund: technology seed/venture investment strategy in the Baltic/Nordic region; fund size EUR 20-25m; several existing fund LPs willing to follow-on in the new fund; team of 4 investment professionals in Riga (full-time), 10 in London (part-time on Baltics fund). Partners include Toby Moore and Jānis Janevics.

www.icfm.lv