We help our clients across the Baltics and Belarus with everything from fund formation to fund investments and exits. Uniting two rather different directions – private equity and venture capital transactions (both investments and exits) and fund structuring (formation, negotiations of LPAs or fund rules, regulatory advice) – we approach these as a single business sector, and pride ourselves on our diverse experience and close cooperation. We actively participate in the fund formation stage and in working with regulatory matters related to funds, which gives us an in-depth understanding of the needs of private equity industry players. At the same time, we provide full-scope M&A advice and transaction support to private equity and venture capital industry players, as well as companies seeking investments from these industries.
In the recent years we have established five venture-capital-orientated funds in Lithuania, contributing to the development of VC market there. We also support several startup accelerators in Estonia and Lithuania. Sorainen was also among the founders of the local private equity and venture capital associations EstVCA, LatVCA and LitVCA, and is on a mission to build a viable ecosystem for capital markets.
To help clients succeed, we combine a number of the industry’s focus areas, bringing together teams of experts in various fields – from employment law to regulatory, from banking to IP, from public procurement to tax structuring – in order to be able to provide full-scope transaction support, both with the investment and divestment activities and the fund-structuring and formation stages. Seamless cooperation between all these different teams and the consolidation of international expertise is at the core of our work.
We can help you with
Tax and legal structuring of investment vehicles
Formation of investment vehicles, including licensing and fundraising
Day-to-day regulatory support
Structuring investments, including tax and legal matters
Full-scope M&A advice, including legal and tax due diligence, antitrust, negotiations at all stages with industry players and target companies
Acquisition financing and re-financing of portfolio companies