CEE M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM 2017

26 - 27 September 2017, INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, WARSAW

Day Two: 27 September 2017

    • 09:00

      Registration

    • 09:30

      Chair's Welcome Remarks

      Ronald Given
      Ronald Given
      Co-Managing Partner, Wolf Theiss
    • 09:40

      Panel: Fintech Investments

      • Will CEE be the next breeding ground for tech start-ups?
      • Which other sectors are becoming more of an appeal for investors?
      • Value creation and growth strategies of investors in the region
      • Digitalisation - Perspectives on how to get the digital advantage
      Szymon Walach
      Szymon Walach
      Managing Director, PKO Bank Polski
      Bartłomiej Gola
      Bartłomiej Gola
      General Partner, SpeedUp Venture Capital Group
      Łukasz Wierdak
      Łukasz Wierdak
      Investment Partner, MCI Capital
      Elaine Green
      Elaine Green
      Editor , Mergermarket
    • 10:10

      Panel: Deal origination in the Consumer market and how can you create value?

      • The panel will discuss negotiating a transaction, growth and divestiture strategies as well as the key milestones and navigating through an increasingly complex and volatile environment
      Leszek  Muzyczyszyn
      Leszek Muzyczyszyn
      Senior Partner, Innova Capital
      Michał Kędzia
      Michał Kędzia
      Partner, Enterprise Investors
      Milorad Anđelić
      Milorad Anđelić
      Partner, Abris Capital
      Jakub Lerner
      Jakub Lerner
      Partner, Noerr
    • 10:45

      Panel: Deal origination in the TMT sector and how can you create value?

      • M&A plans of active companies and funds in the TMT sector - what are the challenges and opportunities in the CEE region?
      Krzysztof Urbański
      Krzysztof Urbański
      Director - M&A, Orange Polska
      Piotr Babieno
      Piotr Babieno
      CEO, Bloober Team SA
      Magdalena Magnuszewska
      Magdalena Magnuszewska
      Partner, Innova Capital
      Yining Su
      Yining Su
      TMT Reporter EMEA, Mergermarket
    • 11:20

      Morning Networking Coffee

    • 11:50

      Keynote presentation: Current landscape for deal making and the outlook for future activities in CEE

      Artur Tomala
      Artur Tomala
      Managing Director, Head of Warsaw, Goldman Sachs
    • 12:10

      Fireside Chat: Deal activity in Romanian and future opportunities

      • Why should capital markets be used as an alternative to M&A in Romania? 
      • Why has there been an increase in deal activity in Romania and what are the hot sectors?
      • Is there a valuation gap between sellers and buyers?
      Bill Watson
      Bill Watson
      Managing Partner, Value4Capital
      Adrian Stanculescu
      Adrian Stanculescu
      Investment Manager, Abris Capital
      Elaine Green
      Elaine Green
      Editor , Mergermarket
    • 12:35

      On-Stage Interview: Chinese acquirers and their deal tactics revealed

      Could China boost CEE’s activity and what impact will the new government policy have on investments?

      Qin Li
      Qin Li
      Deputy General Manager, ICBC Poland
      Bill Fawkner-Corbett
      Bill Fawkner-Corbett
      Investment Director, CEE Equity Partners
      Catherine Ford
      Catherine Ford
      Editor-at-Large, Mergermarket
    • 12:55

      Networking Lunch

    • 13:55

      Panel: Exits routes in a volatile market environment

      • How Private Equity funds are planning to exit their investments in a volatile market?
      • What are the current dual track processes and challenges faced?
      • Low interest rate environment effects/large and strong balance sheets of big corporates
      • What are some signs of even very small companies considering IPOs?
      • Non local buyers, SBO’s or corporates?
      Paweł Gieryński
      Paweł Gieryński
      Senior Partner & CIO, Abris Capital Partners
      Sylwester Janik
      Sylwester Janik
      Senior Partner, MCI Capital / Private Equity Managers
      Aleksander Kacprzyk
      Aleksander Kacprzyk
      Co-founder and Managing Partner, Resource Partners
      Robert Manz
      Robert Manz
      Managing Partner , Enterprise Investors
      Witold Radwanski
      Witold Radwanski
      Managing Partner and Chief Executive, Krokus PE
      Michał Karwacki
      Michał Karwacki
      Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
    • 14:40

      Presentation: Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG): The Multiplier Effect

      • This presentation, will explore the key findings of ERM Capital’s private equity survey revealing which ESG issues had had impact on existing investments and how to add value to deals.
      Christopher  Kiermayr
      Christopher Kiermayr
      Partner, ERM Polska
    • 15:05

      Afternoon Networking Coffee

    • 15:25

      Panel: How do you mitigate risks in an M&A transaction?

      • Can using W&I or M&A insurance mitigate transactional risk?
      • What due diligence is needed when conducting a deal?
      • What is the diligence process, how long does it take to get cover in place?
      • How you mitigate the risks once the deal is closed?
      Mark  Storrie
      Mark Storrie
      Manager, Emerging Markets M&A, AIG
      Krzysztof Urbański
      Krzysztof Urbański
      Director - M&A, Orange Polska
      Catherine Ford
      Catherine Ford
      Editor-at-Large, Mergermarket
    • 15:55

      Panel: Deal financing outlook and the Private Debt Market

      • Capital markets financing expectations for 2018
      • Assessing the impact of fund financing?
      • HY bonds as a mean of financing deals – are they still regard as a secondary option?
      • What are the current trends in ECM?
      • In regards to capital structures for mid-market – how are debt funds being used as an alternative to minority PE?
      • How can the CEE market be attractive for foreign investors in terms of expected returns?
      Krzysztof Konopiński
      Krzysztof Konopiński
      Partner, MCI Capital / Private Equity Managers
      Paweł Jacel
      Paweł Jacel
      Investment Director, Credit Value Investments
      Makram Nadda
      Makram Nadda
      Managing Director, NIG/HY Syndicate, UniCredit Bank AG
      Przemysław Kozdój
      Przemysław Kozdój
      Partner, Wolf Theiss
    • 16:30

      Chair’s closing remarks and networking drinks