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 experience, and spending time with peers.
In addition, the Forum will also feature the Baltic M&A and Private Equity Awards gala and multiple networking opportunities.
Normunds Staņēvičs is the Chairman of the Board of the leading dairy producer and the biggest food producer in Latvia – Rīgas piena kombināts, JSC. Rīgas piena kombināts together with Latvia based dairy producers Valmieras Piens and Rīgas piensaimnieks, Estonia based ice cream producer Premia, Denmark’s ice cream producer Premier Is, Norway’s ice cream producer Isbjorn Is and Romania’s ice cream producer Alpin57Lux is merged under Food Union Europe.
Staņēvičs is also CFO at Food Union Europe.
Food Union is a global dairy player focusing on delivering branded consumer goods and developing tailor made solutions in fresh dairy and ice cream categories. The group holds good positions in each of these categories, but is definitely leading the ice cream category in the Baltic States. Food Union aims to champion the Baltics in both dairy and ice cream categories.
Prior to joining Food Union in 2013, Normunds Staņēvičs managed the change process in the publishing house Diena JSC as Chairman of the Board. Before that Staņēvičs worked three years as Financial Director at oil transshipment company Ventspils nafta JSC and 6 years in Corporate Finance at Deloitte.
Tomasz Czechowicz - Managing Partner, Founder at MCI Capital, one of the leading European private equity groups with focus on technology and digitalization. Managed funds, with assets under management at USD 600 M, have portfolio companies across Europe. Currently, 50% of companies are outside of its origin market.
Sebastian Król is partner of Enterprise Investors and is responsible for investments in the Baltic States.
Sebastian Król concentrates on the financial services, food retail and construction services sectors. His most important investments at EI include those in Danwood, Magellan, Profi, Skarbiec Holding and X-Trade Brokers.
Before joining EI, Sebastian worked for Arthur Andersen and Hachette Distribution Services.
Tamas Szalai, CEE Equity Advisor Investment Director, regional private equity investor
Graduate of the Budapest University of Economy (1991), Master of Science in Finance, University of Illinois, USA (1996).
Started his carrier as a journalist at the business daily, Napi Gazdasag and the weekly HVG. Later joined the leading local securities and asset management company, Concorde Securities Ltd as the head of the equity research team. Since 2000, as private equity professional, invested over 460 million euros in various Central Eastern European targets, among others, in auto parts, food service, media and telecommunications companies. Has been acting as board member and chairman of board at various companies. Joined CEE Equity in the summer of 2014. Prior he was managing partner of the Eastern European focused Virgin Green Fund for two years, before that partner of the Eastern European focused Bancroft Private Equity for 12 years.
Dr. Daivis Švirinas is a partner and head of the Sorainen Competition and Regulatory Team in Lithuania.
With a master’s degree in both law and economics, Daivis Švirinas has executed many complex projects, representing Lithuanian and international companies operating in different business sectors, such as wholesale and retail, consumer goods, energy, pharmacy and real estate. He has authored many articles, books and publications in the area of Competition law and has represented clients in well-known, high-profile competition law cases.
Independent international legal directory Chambers Europe recognises him as one of the top four competition law experts in Lithuania.
Klaus Konrad have master in Electrical Engineering and MBA, gained PhD in Software Development. Worked at Allianz Asset Management as Investment Manager, Daimler Chrysler as SW Consultant. Beside his 13 years carrier at Intel Capital as Investment Director he took part in 11 successful exits including iMall M&A by Naspers, Joulex M&A by Cisco, Suse M&A by Novell, Click&Buy M&A by Deutsche Telecom. Since 2012, Klaus was part of the Intel European Leadership Circle.
Andres Agasild is Co-Founder and CEO of IT-company Markit, one of the leading B2B IT e-commerce companies in Europe. Agasild and his colleagues founded Markit in 2003, with the idea of providing companies with a service that would enable direct purchasing of IT products from distributors.
Today, the company operates in 28 European countries and the United States, its clients including Western Union, Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, ABB, Spotify, Radisson Hotels, Monier, Michelin, TransferWise. Markit revenue growth for more than ten years has been on average +22% every year and +34% annually since foundation in 2003. In 2016 the company posted the annual revenue of EUR 79m, which represents +24% annual growth. With more than 138 000 orders and almost 1 million products delivered every year, the company seeks to reach EUR 100m in revenues by 2018.
In 2016, Markit acquired the majority shares of Norwegian competitor ePartner, while Agasild and his colleagues also made an MBO in the same year.
Before Markit was established, Andres Agasild worked for the IT-company Helmes (which to this date owns 40% of Markit shares). Having started as a sales rep in 1996, he developed through a number of positions to Partner and Board Member.
In his free time, Agasild plays football and writes poems, and his poems have become song lyrics for several well-known performers.
Jonas is the Chairman of the Management Board of Magnetic MRO, a Total Technical Care organization headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia.
Jonas started his professional career in Management Consulting industry, delivering high-value strategy implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies in Australia, Asia, Europe, and United States.
Jonas has a successful track record of developing aviation companies, as well as an extensive experience in strategy implementation projects across a number of countries and industries.
In 2009, Jonas became CEO of FL Technics and led the company through 5 years of rapid changes and business development. In July 2014 Jonas was hired as the CEO of Magnetic MRO, with the goal to develop the company into a global provider of integrated Total Technical Care MRO solutions. Jonas also serves as a Board member of Lithuania Post, and a few other businesses.
Having graduated with a Master of Laws degree from Vilnius University, the Faculty of Law, in 1998, Mr Keserauskas continued his studies at King’s College London in the United Kingdom where he obtained an LL.M. degree in European Law in 2003 and a PhD in Law in 2010.
In 1998 Mr Keserauskas started lecturing at Vilnius University, in the Faculty of Law, where since 2005 he has been giving lectures on Competition Law. Mr Keserauskas was a visiting Competition Law lecturer at Riga Graduate School of Law (Latvia) from 2000 to 2005.
From 1998 to 2009, in addition to his work as a lecturer at Vilnius University, Mr Keserauskas was an associate and then a Competition Law Adviser at the law firm Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiūnas ir partneriai LAWIN.
Mr Kesearuskas is often invited as a guest speaker to local and international competition events.
Ms. Kaia Kivistik – Head of Finance at Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG), which is the leading provider of gaming services in the Baltic States and operates casinos in Slovakia, Malta and Italy. In recent years OEG has carried out several acquisitions in its markets, as well completed the sale of the newly built hotel property in Tallinn.
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