The 2017 study shows the US (29%) is the single individual country expected to account for the biggest proportion of deals into the region. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce the release of the M&A Spotlight: CEE at the Metropolitan Club in New York on Febuary 01.
Registration is required for this free event, please review the agenda and reserve your place below.
Horst EbhardtPartner & Head of the Practice Group Corporate/M&AWolf Theiss
Horst Ebhardt, Partner and Head of the Practice Group Corporate / M&A at Wolf Theiss, specializes in complex cross-border M&A transactions, privatizations and restructurings in Austria and throughout the CEE/SEE region. He regularly advises clients from a broad range of industries, including financial institutions, life sciences and private equity, on corporate finance and governance matters. Over the last 12 years, Horst has served as the lead attorney on approximately 90 transactions, several involving a value of more than EUR 1 billion. In addition to his practice, Horst teaches an M&A program at the law school of the University of Vienna. He is admitted in Austria and holds an LL.M. degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Keynote Presentation: Executive Summary of the CEE Corporate Monitor report with survey highlights
In H2 2017, we surveyed 150 senior executives about their experiences and outlook on M&A in the CEE region. Respondents were based in corporate companies and private equity firms, both in CEE and outside the region. Half of the respondents were based in the CEE region, while the other half was drawn from outside of the region. One third of the respondents are part of private equity firms, while the remainder is comprised of corporate respondents.
Artur TomalaManaging Director, Head of WarsawGoldman Sachs
Artur heads the Polish investment banking effort at Goldman Sachs and is the director of Goldman Sachs International, Warsaw Branch. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2006. In his role, he has originated and led several of the landmark transactions in the Polish/CEE market across products (M&A, ECM and DCM) and various industries. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Artur worked at Lehman Brothers and ABN AMRO. He earned an MBA from IESE Universidad de Navarra, Spain.
Markus Bruckmüller is the Co-Managing Partner of the firm's office in Slovenia. He is specialized in corporate/M&A, banking & finance and real estate. His experience includes advising on numerous large-scale M&A transactions, cross-border banking and finance projects, and real estate transactions. He regularly holds internal and external lectures on aspects of M&A transactions and restructurings, for example at the Wolf Theiss School of Excellence and for the Ljubljana Faculty of Law.
Markus is admitted to the bar in both Austria and Slovenia.
Gustav Sandstrom is a senior reporter at Dealreporter, part of the Mergermarket Group, covering financial services, credit and convertible bonds.
Before joining Dealreporter, Gustav worked at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Stockholm for five years, where he covered several Nordic financial beats. Prior to that, he was a business reporter for Thomson Financial News, covering Denmark.
Gustav trained as an economist, with degrees in Economics and Political Science from the universities of Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden.