Simon Bodjanski on the relationship between GPs and LPs in CEE
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Malgorzata Bobrowska-Jarzabek on the rise of consumer investments in the CEE

Klaus Tutschek Group M&A, International Affairs and Regulation, Telekom Austria

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, Enterprise Investor

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. 

Katja Tautscher, Chief Legal & Procurement Officer, Borealis AG

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. 

Peter Mitka, Head of M&A, EPH

We caught up with Peter Mitka, Head of M&A at EPH, after taking part in the M&A Drivers panel at the 2018 forum. With Central and Eastern Europe presenting many opportunities, we asked him what trends in the energy he could see coming through in the market and how attractive the region is compared to others such as Western Europe for Chinese investors. 

CEE Deal Activity and Capital Investing

Barbara Nowakowska of PSIK discusses the ongoing CEE Deal Activity and Capital Investing.

Chinese Acquirers and their Deal Tactics

Qin Li explains the rising interest in China from investors and  why China has generated so much buzz. Also, Li discusses how new restrictions on M&A activity will have an impact in the future. 

Poland and the CEE - Discussion with Ron Given

Ron Given reveals some of his biggest takeaways regarding the CEE and its investment sectors. The discussion includes an analysis of Poland's investment growth and predictions about additional transitions and growing markets.

Keynote Presentation: The Current Landscape for Deal Making in CEE

Artur Tomala of Goldman Sachs sat with Catherine Ford to discuss the M&A activity and the future transformations to be expected in the CEE region. He adds interesting perspective to the question of how is the current landscape for deal making and the outlook for future activities in CEE.

Deal Origination in the TMT Sector

M&A plans of active companies and funds in the TMt sector - what are the challenges and opportunities in the CEE region?