This event brings together issuers, originators, advisers and investors to understand the corporate finance environment in Central & Eastern Europe in the year ahead.
It offers corporate finance executives a chance to understand the deal and financing landscape in greater detail. It offers bankers a chance to originate business with financial sponsor and corporate clients. And it provides advisors with a chance to share their expertise with a senior audience of clients.
With Austria sandwiched between the DACH and CEE regions, we sat down with Klaus Tutschek of Telekom Austria to see how they differentiate between the two and what regulatory differences have been noticed between EU and non-EU countries in the CEE region. Digital services were also hot on the agenda, with the recent spin off of a digital service company for customers featuring, due to the increasing digitalisation in the market.
Serban Roman, Country Director at Enterprise Investor highlighted entrepreneurial success stories and strong economic growth as the primary selling points for investors who are looking at Romania with fresh eyes for new opportunities. We also discussed the specific challenges facing the M&A market in Romania and how strategic players and funds are driving deal flow.
The Chief Legal & Procurement Officer at Borelais AG, Katja Tautscher, joined us for a coffee and a chat about key concerns in due diligence and the role of advisors in the M&A process. We also gained a better understanding about recent acquisitions by Borealis AG and the spread of acquisitions made geographically.