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 - EMEA Bureaus , 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 Group
    • 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 Urbanski
      Krzysztof Urbanski
      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 Group
      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 Group
      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
      Senior Underwriter, Emerging Markets M&A , AIG
    • 17:30

      Closing remarks

      Elaine Green
      Elaine Green
      Editor - EMEA Bureaus , Mergermarket
    • 17:35

      Networking Drinks

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