Nordic M&A and Private Equity Forum

15 MARCH 2018, RADISSON BLU WATERFRONT, STOCKHOLM

Setting the agenda for cross-border Acquisitions & financing for Nordic companies

RADISSON BLU WATERFRONT
Stockholm
15 March 2018
#NordicMnA18
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    • 19:00

      Opening networking dinner and champagne reception with Per Wimmer

      Join fellow delegates at the opening networking dinner at Opera Terra at OperaKallären for an evening of networking and entertaining ahead of the forum. Hear from our guest speaker, Per Wimmer, who will be the first private Dane in space. He will share his story on Space X and his view on the current investment climate as global financier and entrepreneur.
      £110 including champagne reception, three course meal, wine and coffee and can be added to your registration at the point of booking.
      Please add this to your registration when booking online or contact sarah.morrow@acuris.com to inquire about availability.


      Per Wimmer
      Per Wimmer
      CEO, Wimmer Family Office
    • 08:30

      Registration and Coffee

    • 09:00

      Chair's Welcome Remarks

      Kasper Viio
      Kasper Viio
      Corporate Development Executive, Acuris
    • 09:10

      Keynote presentation: Innovation in technology

      Nicklas Bergman
      Nicklas Bergman
      Serial entrepreneur, technology investor and futurist
    • 09:40

      In conversation with deal leaders

      Deal leaders share their insight about emerging opportunities, trends and activity in the Nordic market.

      • Dealmakers' view on the macro environment?
      • What are the drivers for the rest of the year and outlook of deal flow 2018?
      • How to stay competitive in the market?
      • Why your next deal should be in the tech sector?
      • How has the emergence of PE changed the M&A landscape?
      Per  Franzén
      Per Franzén
      Partner and Head of Equity, EQT
      Jan Johan Kuhl
      Jan Johan Kuhl
      Managing Partner , Polaris
      Johan Englund
      Johan Englund
      Investment Manager - Technology, Industrifonden
      Per-Olov Bergström
      Per-Olov Bergström
      Managing Director and Head of Nordic Region, Rothschild
      Tobias Akermark
      Tobias Akermark
      Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
      Gustav Sandstrom
      Gustav Sandstrom
      Senior reporter, Dealreporter
    • 10:20

      Onstage interview: Acquiring 100 companies

      This interview examines the experiences of a corporate having owners which support an active acquisition strategy as well as different “partial” exits.

      Mikael  Männik
      Mikael Männik
      Director, M&A and Investor Relations, Visma AS
      Auri Aittokallio
      Auri Aittokallio
      Nordics Reporter, Mergermarket
    • 10:50

      Networking Coffee Break

    • 11:20

      Presentation: Abandoned Acquisitions – why do some deals fail to complete?

      • Why are some deals more likely than others to fail?
      • What factors are significant predictors of deal failure?
      • What can acquirers and targets do to increase the likelihood of successful deal completion?

      This presentation, based on a 25-year study of over 78,500 worldwide M&A transactions by the M&A Research Centre at London’s Cass Business School and Intralinks, seeks to answer these questions, providing insights, advice and sometimes counterintuitive conclusions.

      Philip Whitchelo
      Philip Whitchelo
      Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Intralinks
    • 11:45

      Presentation: Analysis of the European economic climate and its effects on Nordic M&A and Private Equity

    • 12:15

      Implementing a strategy for a success

      This conversation will  provide insight into M&A strategies used by leading Corporates in the region 

      • Uncovering the processes behind divestment
      • Stories behind the deals including Hafslund, Ekokem and Uniper
      • Sustainable investment landscape
      • Beyond the transaction
      Mika Paavilainen
      Mika Paavilainen
      ‎Vice President, Corporate M&A Transactions, Fortum
      Ebba Lepage
      Ebba Lepage
      Vice President M&A and Corporate Finance , Stora Enso
      Kristina Patek
      Kristina Patek
      Head of M&A, Tieto
      Kasper Viio
      Kasper Viio
      Corporate Development Executive, Acuris
    • 13:00

      Networking Lunch

      • M&A and Private Equity Stream

        Auri Aittokallio
        Auri Aittokallio
        Nordics Reporter, Mergermarket
      • 14:00

        Examining the regulatory environment for the private equity & venture capital sector in the Nordics

        Isabella  de Feudis
        Isabella de Feudis
        CEO , Swedish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
      • 14:20

        Keynote Presentation: Success factors for divestitures in an increasingly global mid-cap M&A market

        Mats Johnson
        Mats Johnson
        M&A Advisor , PwC
      • 14:40

        Private Equity Outlook session

        • What will 2018-2019 look like for private equity in the Nordics?
        • Opportunities in the mid-cap sector
        • Analysis of asset classes and what is the best sector to deploy dry powder
        • Valuations in the tech sector: Do they need revising? Should we separate pure tech from tech enabled services?
        • Using W&I to mitigate risk 
        • New features when using insurance 
        Fredrik  Näslund
        Fredrik Näslund
        Partner, Nordic Capital
        Karl  Svozilik
        Karl Svozilik
        Partner, Norvestor
        Reynir Indahl
        Reynir Indahl
        Managing Partner, Summa Equity
        Jussi Salokangas
        Jussi Salokangas
        Chief Investment Officer , Hartwall Capital Oy Ab
        David Lillo
        David Lillo
        Nordic Practice Leader – Private Equity and M&A, Marsh
      • 15:20

        Networking Coffee Break

      • 15:50

        Behind the scenes of two different IPO transactions

        This discussion will compare and contrast the experience of two very different listings

        • Insight behind the decision-making process
        • Why to IPO?
        • Any pitfalls to avoid? Surprises?
        • Why are people listing on the local market?
        • Performance on the stock market and pricing
        • Why is there an appetite for IPO? What will the long-term impacts be?
        • The role of cornerstone investors
        Yrjö  Närhinen
        Yrjö Närhinen
        CEO, Terveystalo
        Anders Løken
        Anders Løken
        CFO, Webstep Group
        Katrien Van Hoof
        Katrien Van Hoof
        ECM Reporter, Acuris
      • 16:15

        Presentation: Flight risk in M&A - The art and science of retaining talent - Mercer’s 2017 Report

        Mercer uncovered an overwhelming marketplace demand for benchmark data on retention programs and how they drive deal value in last year’s research report on People Risks in M&A Transactions.

        As a result, Mercer launched a global research effort to learn more about how retention incentives and transaction bonuses are used to retain key talent after a deal — a critical component in protecting the value of most transactions.

        Adam Rosenberg
        Adam Rosenberg
        Partner and M&A Leader for Europe, Mercer
      • 17:00

        Chair’s Closing Remarks

      • 17:25

        Networking drinks

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      • Technology Stream

        Kasper Viio
        Kasper Viio
        Corporate Development Executive, Acuris
      • 14:00

        Deal transactions with digital disruptors

        This panels discussion will examine acquisitions of companies in with new technology. How do you structure deals in this sector? What’s different, what to consider? And what to include in your business model?

        Sebastian  Inger
        Sebastian Inger
        VP , Investcorp
        Bjarne Lie
        Bjarne Lie
        Managing Partner, Verdane Capital
        Ragnar Hellenius
        Ragnar Hellenius
        Partner & Head of Nordic Region , PAI Partners
        Catherine Ford
        Catherine Ford
        Editor-at-Large, Acuris
      • 14:45

        How AI and deep analytics is shaping M&A due diligence and valuations

        • Analysing the risks mitigated
        • What is the value added and ROI?
        • Understanding the areas analysed by cognitive systems and which aren’t included
        • Changing roles of workforce
        • Benefits pre-transaction and post transaction
        • International uses
        Ulf-Henrik Kull
        Ulf-Henrik Kull
        Senior Partner, Avance
        Charlotte  Calliauw
        Charlotte Calliauw
        Legal Product Expert , Luminance
        Gustav Sandstrom
        Gustav Sandstrom
        Senior reporter, Dealreporter
      • 15:20

        Networking Coffee Break

      • 15:50

        Strategies to Capture the Tech Opportunity

        • Microsoft Acquisition Process and a broader M&A ecosystem
        • Core Accountabilities of the Venture Integration Team
        • Building the Integration Framework
        • Toolset to enable and enhance M&A Practice
        Benjamin  Roszczewski
        Benjamin Roszczewski
        Senior Manager - M&A, Microsoft
      • 16:15

        Sector analysis: Fintech

        Speakers will share their experience in the Fintech space. The panellists will discuss regulations, risks, bank systems and innovations

        Daniel Kjellén
        Daniel Kjellén
        Co-founder and CEO, Tink
        Daniel Daboczy
        Daniel Daboczy
        Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, FundedByMe
        Pär  Roosvall
        Pär Roosvall
        CEO & Partner, NFT Ventures
        Jussi  Kallasvuo
        Jussi Kallasvuo
        CIO , Evervest
        Markus  Oksanen
        Markus Oksanen
        Partner- Head of IPT, DLA Piper Finland
        Kasper Viio
        Kasper Viio
        Corporate Development Executive, Acuris
      • 17:00

        Chair’s Closing Remarks

      • 17:25

        Networking drinks

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