Partners & Sponsors

The Polish & CEE Private Equity Conference would not be possible without financial support from our corporate partners. As our partners are leading in their individual fields, we strongly encourage attendees of the conference, as well as others connected to the PE industry, to form relationships with them.

Our corporate partners are helping us to build a strong brand in the Private Equity community, which is beneficial for us as an organization. We are profoundly grateful for their support.

If you are interested in becoming associated with the conference please contact us at ppec@pe-conference.org

Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

DLA Piper

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with full service offices in more than 30 countries – including 7 in CEE - allowing our award winning private equity team to provide:- ·Extensive coverage: No other law firm can offer our combination of sophisticated cross-border expertise and deep local knowledge across a broad range of legal disciplines where required. We have on the ground in-depth presence across all key markets including CEE so we are perfectly positioned to help local clients access new markets and to offer international clients in-depth local knowledge to operate effectively. · Market-leading expertise: Every year we help our clients execute more deals than any other firm – in Europe and Globally. The experience gained from such unrivalled and sustained levels of activity allows us to offer commercially viable solutions to the challenges that our clients face as well as pass on efficiencies and savings. · Full service capability: As a full service law firm, we provide a complete range of business legal services globally enabling us to handle all aspects of cross-border transactions with no gaps in expertise. · Quality of advice: Very few other law firms have a European Private Equity practice ranked for quality in so many jurisdictions. We offer timely, pragmatic and commercial solutions based on sound legal analysis that will add value to your business by advising you succinctly and clearly on which options are available to you. · Uniqueness and innovation: Our cutting-edge approach keeps us ahead of our competitors, which is why we were recently named “Most Innovative Law Firm in Client Service” and “Game changing law firm of the past 10 years” (FT Innovative Lawyers awards, 2015). We embrace out-of-the-box thinking. We pursue excellence and seek to innovate in everything we do.

Gold Sponsor

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs

The law firm Squire Patton Boggs boasts over 1500 lawyers across 46 offices in 21 countries. We act effectively on a number of different markets, whether local, regional, or international. We develop and implement business models in a variety of fields. We understand the needs of private equity investors, including the need to obtain sound and versatile legal advice which is based on extensive knowledge and experience as regards planned investments and investments which proceed at a fast pace and in an environment of fierce competition. Recently, the law firm Squire Patton Boggs has had the opportunity to represent the following active mid cap PE Houses: Resource Partners in their investment in Torf Corporation - Fabryka Leków Sp. z o.o. (a well-recognized local brand Tołpa - makeup maker), MCI.TechVenturesFund with regard to its record equity exit from Travelplanet/Invia (number one e-travel agent the CEE region), CEE Equity Partners in their investment in Energy 21 (operator of a wind farms), and Avallon MBO Fund II in their investment in the international group Novo Tech/Grass Tech (a specialized provider of parts for car companies).

Silver Sponsors

Bureau van Dijk

Bureau van Dijk

Bureau van Dijk adds value to company information so you can find, analyse and compare companies across the globe - and work more efficiently. Our product range includes databases of company information and business intelligence for individual countries, regions and the world. Our global database, Orbis, combines information from more than 140 sources and covers over 200 million companies. We are always looking to enhance our coverage and sourcing new information that can enrich existing coverage or help us increase our universe of companies.We have extensive coverage of private companies, detailed company hierarchies, standardised financial reports so you can compare companies across borders plus financial strength metrics to assess financial viability of companies.

Bain & Company

Bain & Company

Bain & Company is the leading consulting partner to the private equity industry and its key stakeholders. We advise investors across the entire investment life cycle. In the past decade, Bain & Company has advised on half of all buyout transactions valued at more than $500 million globally. Our work with buyout funds represents 75% of global equity capital. Our practice is more than three times larger than that of the next-largest consulting firm serving private equity funds. Bain was founded in 1973, Bain has 53 offices in 34 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector. For more information visit: www.bain.com. Follow us on Twitter @BainAlerts.

Noerr

Noerr

Noerr stands for excellence and entrepreneurial thinking. With well-versed teams of strong characters, Noerr devises and implements solutions for the most complex and sophisticated legal matters. United by a set of shared values, the firm’s 500+ professionals are driven by one goal: the client’s success. Listed groups and multinational companies, large and medium-sized family businesses as well as financial institutions and international investors all rely on the firm. As one of the top European law firms, Noerr is also well established internationally: with offices in eleven countries and a global network of top-ranked “best friends” law firms. In addition, Noerr is the exclusive member firm in Germany for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.

KPMG Poland

KPMG Poland

KPMG in Poland has been providing audit, tax consulting, accounting, bookkeeping and business consulting services since 1990, and KPMG in Poland’s affiliate law firm D.Dobkowski sp.k., provides comprehensive legal services. We currently employ over 1,500 people in Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Katowice and Lodz. We advise Polish and international companies and institutions from all sectors of the economy, with particular emphasis on the consumer goods, banking and financial services, private equity, automotive, real estate and construction, information technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), transport (TSL), industrial production and public sectors. At the core of KPMG’s success is the high quality of services it provides, as well as its people, whose capital is the knowledge accumulated by 174,000 employees in 155 countries around the world. Thanks to this, we provide services comprehensively while treating each client individually.

SGG Group

SGG Group

SGG Group is a leading multi-jurisdictional provider of financial services with a heritage dating back more than a century, in Europe and beyond. We pride ourselves on the expertise and responsiveness we bring to our clients, providing tailored, global solutions in a transparent and cost-efficient manner. We specialize in servicing real estate, private equity, infrastructure, debt and other traditional and alternative investment structures, as well as providing solutions for corporate clients and private clients. We offer the fullest range of services encompassing the requirements of corporate administration services, consolidation and global accounting, fund administration, depositary and custody services, third-party AIFM services and family office support. We provide global solutions and local expertise to our clients. We make business simple for you. We support your ambitions.

Cocktail Sponsor

CDDI - Corporate Due Diligence & Investigation

CDDI - Corporate Due Diligence & Investigation

Corporate Due Diligence and Investigation (CDDI) is the go-to risk intelligence and corporate detective agency focused on Central Europe and the CIS countries. With key consulting professionals and detectives throughout the region, CDDI is not only positioned, but company professionals are experienced in offering a wide range of litigation support and investigative needs, ranging from crisis litigation research to pre- transaction due diligence to more specified services such as surveillance, site audits and investigations and sting operations. In addition, through the founders more than 25 years of experience in the region, a wide range of PR services (ranging from crisis consultation to editing, design, media campaign review and graphic support) can and has been applied in cases ranging from real estate funds and hedge funds to private equity funds and major manufacturers.

Partners

Hungarian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

Hungarian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

Established in 1991, the Hungarian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HVCA) represents the interests of the private equity and venture capital industry in Hungary. It does by supporting its members and promoting adherence to the highest possible professional and ethical standards. The HVCA represents virtually every major player of the private equity and venture capital industry in Hungary, and it works in tight partnership with other international organizations of the private equity and venture capital industry. As the single and most important representative of the industry, the HVCA is in constant discussion with the financial and legislative institutions of Hungary and other professional organizations.

Estonian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

Estonian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

ESTVCA is the representative body of Estonian Private Equity & Venture Capital industry comprising of 50+ members and collaboration partners, locally and abroad.

Korporacyjnie.pl

Korporacyjnie.pl

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Luxembourg-Poland Business Club

Luxembourg-Poland Business Club

Luxembourg-Poland Business Club (est. in October 2012), is a non-profit organization based in Luxembourg.
LPBC has over 30 corporate and around 50 private members.
Yearly LPBC is organizing over 12 events in Luxembourg but also in Poland around business opportunities between both countries like FinTech, Finance&Banking, Logistics, Human Resources, Summer Business Ball etc.
We are passionate about fostering the business links between Luxembourg and Poland. The main goals of our association are:
TO PROVIDE
a platform for the exchange of information, knowledge and experience for Polish and English speaking members of the business community in Luxembourg;
TO SUPPORT
the relationship between Poles and Luxembourgers in Luxembourg and to function as a liaison between Poles and Luxembourgers;
TO REPRESENT
the interests of Poles doing business in Luxembourg and Luxembourgers doing business in Poland;
TO PROVIDE
a contact center for newcomers to business life in Luxembourg;
TO EXCHANGE
Information with other organizations and networks in Luxembourg;
www.lpbc.com

CEE Legal Matters

CEE Legal Matters

CEE Legal Matters is a print and online publication for and about the lawyers and legal markets of Central and Eastern Europe. CEE Legal Matters features news, interviews, analysis, opinion, and more. We also host conferences and round-tables and produce special reports on fees, salaries, and other subjects of interest to lawyers in the region. Our mission is, simply, to be the go-to source of information about the legal industry in Central and Eastern Europe.

SPEA - Serbian Private Equity Association

SPEA - Serbian Private Equity Association

The Serbian Private Equity Association is an independent not-for-profit association. SPEA was founded in October 2010 by private equity and other investment professionals with a long standing experience in Serbia and the Southeastern European region. SPEA’s mission is to act as an advocate for private equity and venture capital, and be a forum for all the firms and professionals active in the Serbian private equity market.

Buyouts Insider

Buyouts Insider

Senior professionals working in Private Equity have relied on Buyouts for nearly 30 years to guide them on ways to operate, succeed and profit. Buyouts gives General Partners, Limited Partners and the intermediaries and vendors who service both groups the intelligence they need every day to stay a step ahead. Produced by Buyouts Insider, PartnerConnect sets the standard for executives in private capital to meet to discuss critical issues facing the industry and to network among their peers. Institutional Investors learn the latest trends from our agenda. General Partners meet in 1:1 meetings with prospective LPs in our ExecConnect program.

Institutional Asset Manager

Institutional Asset Manager

Institutionalassetmanager is a news and information and fund data service for institutional investors and institutional asset managers focusing on the traditional asset management sector worldwide. Institutionalassetmanager offers a daily newsletter service and a full web site. Click here to access Institutional Asset Manager.

Wealth Adviser

Wealth Adviser

Wealthadviser offers investment fund news and information, research and fund data for wealth advisers and private banks working in the advisory industry around the world. Wealthadviser offers a daily newsletter service and a full web site with fund data designed to help wealth advisers. Click here to access Wealth Adviser.

Hedgeweek

Hedgeweek

Hedgeweek is the hedge fund industry’s leading portal on news and topical features = including updates on new fund launches, investment trends, regulatory news and distribution strategies, and a regular series of market surveys and fund manager interviews. Hedgeweek produces a free weekly and a daily newsletter covering essential news and features within the Hedge Fund industry. Click here to access Hedgeweek online.

Private Equity Wire

Private Equity Wire

Private Equity Wire is the private equity industry’s leading portal on news and topical features, including updates on new fund launches, investment trends, regulatory news and distribution strategies, and a regular series of market surveys and product profiles. Private Equity Wire produces a free daily newsletter covering essential news and features within the private equity industry and a series of special reports. Click here to access Private Equity Wire online.

Savvy Investor

Savvy Investor

Savvy Investor www.savvyinvestor.net is the world’s leading platform for investors’ research – curating, distributing and promoting investment white papers to institutional investors. The site is split in to 50 topic sections, with a dedicated section for Private Equity and VC.

During registration, which is free, each member specifies the investment topics they are interested in, which enables the site to provide a very personalised experience. With over 16,000 members, Savvy Investor is growing fast. Every month, over 12,000 white papers are downloaded from our site – more than any other platform. There’s also an extensive investment conferences directory, which can be searched and filtered to your preferences!

Register now for free at www.savvyinvestor.net

PSIK

PSIK

PSIK- Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association represents private equity management firms operating in Poland. Its mission is to promote and develop the private equity and venture capital industry in Poland. PSIK comprises 111 institutions: 53 private equity management firms (full members) and 58 associate members that are law and consulting companies as well as banks cooperating with the private equity and venture capital industry.

The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players

The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players

EBAN (The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players) is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor community, gathering 170 member organisations in 59 countries today. Established in 1999 by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe with the collaboration of the European Commission and EURADA, EBAN represents a sector estimated to invest 6,1 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future, notably in the funding of SMEs. EBAN fuels Europe’s growth through the creation of wealth and jobs.

media.net berlinbrandenburg

media.net berlinbrandenburg

media.net berlinbrandenburg ranks among the biggest and most successful regional networks of media and digital economy in Germany for 15 years. It represents more than 450 members, including major global companies as well as young startups. The aim of media.net berlinbrandenburg is to connect key players and represent interests of the members in Berlin and Brandenburg to improve the regional business conditions.

Investing.com

Investing.com

Investing.com Investing.com is a global financial portal and internet brand composed of 27 editions in 21 languages and mobile apps for Android and iOS that provide news, analysis, streaming quotes and charts, technical data and financial tools about the global financial markets. Each edition covers a broad variety of local and global financial vehicles including Stocks, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Interest Rates, Futures and Options. Founded in 2007, Investing.com has a growing readership worldwide and is now a leading global financial portal committed to constantly launching innovative features and sections to ensure an optimal one-stop source for its readers http://www.investing.com and http://ms.investing.com/

Palico Private Equity Fund Marketplace

Palico Private Equity Fund Marketplace

As a unique marketplace where LPs and GPs meet and discover primaries, secondaries and co-investments, Palico helps PE professionals make sense of a growing universe of investors, fund managers, and investment opportunities. Accredited investors can access a comprehensive set of fundraisings, quickly identify those that match their strategy, and review GP-supplied marketing documents before deciding whether to initiate discussions with a GP. A wealth of fund data and performance benchmarking help investors make decisions. Firm and People Screeners make it easy to identify and reach out to prospective investors and high-potential fund managers. Private equity professionals can join the marketplace at www.palico.com

Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association

Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association

The Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA) is the representative body for Switzerland‘s private equity, venture capital and corporate finance industries. SECA has the objective to promote private equity and corporate finance activities in Switzerland. Members of the SECA include equity investment companies, banks, corporate finance advisors, auditing companies, management consultants, lawyers and private investors.

Ukrainian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

Ukrainian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) was established in mid-2014 and unites more than 40 members - private equity and venture funds, accelerators, incubators, educational institutions, and non-government organizations that make significant impact on the development of Ukrainian investment market. Association promotes investment opportunities in Ukraine for foreign investment funds, conducts market research, lobbies laws for improving investment and business climate, implements Invest in Ukraine activity. UVCA aims to remove the gap, by channeling the power of its network into better awareness and investment climate by proving that it is worthwhile to INVEST IN UKRAINE.

Preqin

Preqin

Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 250 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Manila serving over 40,000 customers in over 90 countries.

Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity and venture capital, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin’s services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.

www.preqin.com
Follow us on Twitter: www.preqin.com/Twitter
Find us on LinkedIn: www.preqin.com/LinkedIn

 LPEA - Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

LPEA - Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) is the representative body of managers of private equity funds, investors and of the service providers supporting the industry. With over 120 members, LPEA is since 2010 the gateway to PE in Luxembourg and to the professionals that provide their services to PE houses. Luxembourg provides for a stable tax regime and is at the forefront of international PE regulation providing a flexible, secure, predictable and multi-lingual jurisdiction to fund managers from European and non-European countries. LPEA plays a leading role in the discussion of new proposals to improve the sector at national and European level and provides its members with access to critical information about the framework they operate in. If Luxembourg is the place to be for top notch PE professionals, LPEA is where you actually become a player!

Leaders League

Leaders League

Leaders League is a media and rating agency for top executives at the international level. We connect senior business leaders to a dynamic network of business information and people sharing a common passion : excellence in leadership and management. Leaders League delivers up-to-date news, in-depth analysis and business insights through a range of formats, from Décideurs Magazine, market intelligence reports, top company rankings and directories to professional events and digital products.

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) is the representative body of the Luxembourg investment fund community. Created in 1988, the Association today represents over 1,500 Luxembourg domiciled investment funds, asset management companies and a wide range of service providers such as depositary banks, fund administrators, transfer agents, distributors, legal firms, consultants, tax experts, auditors and accountants, specialist IT providers and communication companies. The Luxembourg Fund industry is the largest fund domicile in Europe and a worldwide leader in cross-border distribution of funds. Luxembourg-domiciled investment structures are distributed on a global basis in more than 70 countries with a particular focus on Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

For further information, do not hesitate to consult our website at www.alfi.lu. You can also keep up to date with the discussion by following @ALFIfunds on Twitter or join ALFI’s LinkedIn group.

<strong>CVCA - Czech Private Equity & Venture Capital Association</strong>

CVCA - Czech Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

This Association bringing together private equity and venture capital investors was established in 1995 with the objective of developing and supporting the Czech private equity and venture capital sector while representing, directing and defending the professional interests of the Association’s members. The overall goal of this trade association of legal entities is not to generate a profit but to fulfil its established mission. There are two permitted forms of membership in the Association. Full membership is intended for private equity and venture capital funds and associate membership includes consultancy firms, law offices and other companies operating in the PE/VC area. CVCA currently has 64 members (14 full members and 50 associate members).