Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum 2016

What happened at the Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum 2016?
Riga, 27-28 October

All shook up

Hot new investment areas formed the focus of the Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum in Riga – robotics, FinTech, life-sciences and AgriTech are shaking up traditional markets. Jump on the train and check out the forum highlights!

Keynote Speaker Ivars Godmanis: Russia will be closed for a long time!

In his keynote address, legendary Latvian leader Ivars Godmanis spoke of how the Baltic States can catch up with Europe. He said that Russian exports will remain at a standstill.

FinTech Pioneer Jürgen Ingels: Banks are in for a rough ride

"The banks will disappear if they do not act!" said Jürgen Ingels, who cashed in EUR 400 million when he sold his payment software company Clear2Pay two years ago.

M&A Forum: Invest in robots or they will invest in you!

Robotics is a goldmine and investors are getting the message. By 2025, the robotics and automation market may be worth over USD 10 trillion, according to McKinsey Global Institute.

Biggest Baltic dealmakers announced: Trilini, Providence and FCR

The main groundbreaking transactions in the region during the last 12 months were announced at the Forum gala event. The winners are Trilini Energy, Providence Equity Partners and FCR Media Group.

TOP 12 quotes: The courageous rule the world!

When you have over 40 speakers from ten countries, you are bound to hear some real gems. Here’s the TOP 12.

Afraid to go to court because of costs? Try litigation funding

Investment in commercial litigation finance is now global with the number of players who offer litigation financing rapidly growing, Graeme Mackenzie, Partner at TonKom and Director at Pyrenees Energy Company, and Agris Repšs, Partner and Head of the Sorainen Dispute Resolution Team, told the audience.

Interested in joining us next year? Need more information, please contact

The next Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum will be held at the end of October 2017 in Vilnius and in 2018 in Tallinn. This annual event is getting better and better!

Nearly 200 market participants met in Riga at the Forum. The Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum 2016 was organised by Dienas bizness, Äripäev and Verslo žinios, law firm Sorainen and Superia Corporate Finance, in cooperation with the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Private Equity and Venture Capital Associations.

For more information about the Forum or the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity fields of law, please contact:

in Estonia
Vaiva Mašidlauskienė
Toomas Prangli
Co-Managing Partner
send e-mail
ph +372 6 400 966
in Latvia
Vaiva Mašidlauskienė
Eva Berlaus
Office Managing Partner
send e-mail
ph +371 67 365 014
in Lithuania
Vaiva Mašidlauskienė
Laimonas Skibarka
Co-Managing Partner
send e-mail
ph +370 52 644 896
in Belarus
Vaiva Mašidlauskienė
Kiryl Apanasevich
Office Managing Partner
send e-mail
ph +375 17 306 2102


Check out our Facebook coverage

Follow the Forum on Twitter

To read more about the Forum in local languages, click on the following local newspaper article links:

In Estonian:

In Latvian:

In Lithuanian:

  print HTML

You have received this e-mail with the Sorainen News because you are in the Sorainen database. You can modify your subscription preferences by clicking here or to unsubscribe from receiving all Sorainen mailings in the future, please reply by clicking here.

© Sorainen 2016
All rights reserved