CEE M&A AND CORPORATE FINANCING FORUM 2017

06 April 2017, Palais Ferstel, Vienna

    • 08:30

      Registration and Breakfast

    • 09:00

      Welcoming Remarks

      Horst Ebhardt
      Horst Ebhardt
      Partner, Wolf Theiss
    • 09:05

      Chair's Introduction

      Elaine Green
      Elaine Green
      Editor , Mergermarket
    • 09:15

      A Regional Review: Assessing the M&A landscape across CEE

      • What is the deal forecast for 2017 and beyond
      • An overview of emerging and growth sectors
      • Which countries are expected to be active M&A markets in CEE
      • Role of developed vs emerging markets buyers in CEE
      • Private equity as a driver of M&A activity
      Alessandro  Pasquale
      Alessandro Pasquale
      CEO, KMV
      Igor Mesenský
      Igor Mesenský
      Partner, TPA
      David Whiteley
      David Whiteley
      Department General Manager, Sumitomo Corporation Europe
      Valeri Petrov
      Valeri Petrov
      Partner, Axxess Capital
      Richard Kelsey
      Richard Kelsey
      Head of M&A , Constantia Flexibles
    • 10:15

      On-stage interview: An in-depth look at a successful M&A transaction

      Cristian  Constantinescu
      Cristian Constantinescu
      Advisor to the Board and Former CEO, Noriel
      Catherine Ford
      Catherine Ford
      Editor-at-Large, Mergermarket
    • 10:45

      Networking Coffee Break

    • 11:15

      Disruption & Opportunities for TMT M&A

      • The opportunities and threats of disruptive technologies for M&A?
      • The new and developing business models for telecoms – impact on valuations
      • The importance of spectrum & infrastructure and challenges of financing 5G and capacity 
      Richard Clegg
      Richard Clegg
      Partner, Wolf Theiss
      Daniel Cheaib
      Daniel Cheaib
      Global Head of TMT transactions , Arthur D Little
      Thorsten  Koch
      Thorsten Koch
      Senior Channel Solutions Engineer, Google Enterprise EMEA
      Siniša  Duranović
      Siniša Duranović
      ‎Senior Vice President , Hrvatski Telekom (Croatian Telekom)
      Krzysztof Urbański
      Krzysztof Urbański
      Director - M&A, Orange Polska
    • 12:00

      Panel: The Chinese M&A experience in CEE

      • Drivers behind Chinese M&A activity in CEE
      • How do Chinese buyers behave in M&A processes?
      • How does Chinese decision making work at HQ level?
      Bill Fawkner-Corbett
      Bill Fawkner-Corbett
      Investment Director, CEE Equity Partners
      Marcela Hrda
      Marcela Hrda
      Executive Vice President, CEFC Group (Europe) Company a.s.
      Catherine Ford
      Catherine Ford
      Editor-at-Large, Mergermarket
      Igor Mesenský
      Igor Mesenský
      Partner, TPA
      Qin Li
      Qin Li
      Deputy General Manager, ICBC Poland
    • 12:45

      Presentation: Attractive M&A Targets - what do buyers look for?

      Philip Whitchelo
      Philip Whitchelo
      Vice President for Strategy & Product Marketing, Intralinks
    • 13:05

      Lunch

    • 14:00

      Leveraged Finance trends in CEE

      • How to finance jumbo deals in CEE
      • From bank market to institutional market?
      • Convergence to Western European Leveraged Finance terms in CEE?
      • Which markets are most competitive?
      • Potential for High Yield Bonds in CEE?
      Jana  Petkova
      Jana Petkova
      Head of CEEMEA Loan Syndicate, UniCredit
      Janez  Zivko
      Janez Zivko
      Vice President - Finance, United Group
      Adil  Seetal
      Adil Seetal
      Director - Capital Markets, CVC Capital Partners
      Dan  Alderson
      Dan Alderson
      Loans Editor, Debtwire
    • 14:45

      M&A activity in the CEE Banking Sector

      • M&A trends in the CEE banking sector
      • Private equity investment in banks in CEE
      • Impact of regulatory developments on bank M&A
      • Privatisations of banks in CEE
      • NPL sales in the context of bank M&A
      Alexander Picker
      Alexander Picker
      President , Komercijalna banka
      Laszlo Wolf
      Laszlo Wolf
      DEPUTY CEO, Commercial Banking Division, OTP
      Peter Deming
      Peter Deming
      Principal, Warburg Pincus
      Tamas Horvai
      Tamas Horvai
      MD, Head of Austria & CEE Financial Institutions M&A, UniCredit
      Andrea  Moneta
      Andrea Moneta
      Senior Advisor- Italy and Operating Partner, Apollo Global Management
    • 15:30

      Coffee Break

    • 16:00

      Infrastructure M&A heating up in CEE?

      • Need for infrastructure investments / upgrades in CEE
      • Acceptance of private ownership / management of infrastructure (sub)sectors in CEE
      • Perception of specific risks important for infrastructure investments for investors
      • What are the most attractive asset classes
      • Transaction structuring (minority vs majority) and governance rights
      Bruno  Erbel
      Bruno Erbel
      Investment Director, Marguerite
      Catherine Ford
      Catherine Ford
      Editor-at-Large, Mergermarket
      Dario Silic
      Dario Silic
      CEO, Bina Istra DD
    • 16:45

      Leaders Panel - Discussing private equity trends and opportunities

      • Global trends in private equity and is CEE following suit?
      • Drivers of LBO’s in the region
      • Are jumbo LBOs back in CEE?
      • Exit strategies in the region
      • Working together with EBRD and IFC in LBO’s
      • Rise of R&W insurance
      Nikolaus Manich
      Nikolaus Manich
      Managing Director, UniCredit
      Kerim  Turkmen
      Kerim Turkmen
      Partner, Mid Europa Partners
      Ross  Allardice
      Ross Allardice
      Partner, Dechert
      Milan Kulich
      Milan Kulich
      Director - Frankfurt, Advent International
      Markus Bruckmueller
      Markus Bruckmueller
      Partner, Wolf Theiss
      Jacek  Wozniak
      Jacek Wozniak
      Partner , Enterprise Investors
      Mark  Storrie
      Mark Storrie
      Manager, Emerging Markets M&A, AIG
    • 17:30

      Closing remarks

      Elaine Green
      Elaine Green
      Editor , Mergermarket
    • 17:35

      Networking Drinks

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