Mergermarket M&A Forum - Nordics

The must-attend event for the Nordic M&A community returns to Stockholm in March!

The Brewery, Stockholm

Agenda

08:30 - 09:00
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Coffee & Networking

09:00 - 09:10
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Chair’s welcome remarks

Kasper Viio
Kasper Viio Head of Market Intelligence and New Ventures, ION Analytics
09:10 - 09:30
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Keynote presentation – Macroeconomic and geopolitical outlook

This keynote presentation will review how the Nordic countries have fared during and after the pandemic. How have government stimulus programmes supported businesses? What has been the knock-on impact of this been on M&A or distressed deals?

09:30 - 10:05
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Panel – Global M&A outlook and deal origination

The Nordic region has seen healthy M&A activity recently, experiencing an eye-watering EUR 120.3bn across 1,165 deals YTD21. This represents a 98.5% value increase and a 4.9% volume increase compared to FY20, according to Dealogic data. Market sentiment is optimistic and there are no indications of significant changes to market conditions in the short-term. However, many in the market are beginning to prepare for a correction in the market in the longer term.

Gustav Sandstrom
Gustav Sandstrom Senior News Editor EMEA, Public markets, ION Analytics
JN
Joakim Notö Managing Partner, Group Chairman, Mimir Group
10:05 - 10:35
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On-stage interview – Head of M&A’s 2022 strategy

In a candid on-stage interview, a head of M&A will discuss their plans for growth as well as challenges and opportunities for deal origination and transaction advisory.

10:35 - 11:05
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Break and networking

11:05 - 11:40
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Panel – Nordic private equity outlook

The Nordic private equity and venture scene has cemented itself as one of Europe’s major ecosystems. This panel will review the current trends in private equity fundraising, cycle longevity, exit opportunities and valuations.  

11:40 - 12:00
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Presentation – Succeeding in uncertainty – 2022 M&A trends

How do companies succeed during global uncertainty? DLA Piper present the findings of their most recent M&A trend report.

12:00 - 12:30
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Fireside chat – Impactful infrastructure investing

Infrastructure investments have traditionally offered long-term, stable returns. However, the climate crisis is likely to have a great impact of the sector, but also gives way to opportunities for infrastructure companies to be leaders in the energy transition.

12:30 - 13:05
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Panel – Healthcare and biotech sector focus

Changing demographics and the impact of the Covid-19 virus have created opportunities in digital health and biotech in the Nordics. Private equity firms are investing in the space at a rapid pace, but what are the challenges in deal origination, exit valuations and the buyer opportunities for assets?

13:05 - 14:05
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Lunch

14:05 - 14:40
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Stream B: ESG | Panel - Energy transition

This panel will discuss the ongoing impact of the energy transition, which is leading businesses to move away from current energy systems to a more low carbon options, is creating transformation at a heady pace as business models change how they fundamentally operate. This transformation is fuelling M&A and divestments as businesses rapidly seek to respond to changes and 'future proof' operations. 

Maciej Tarasiuk
Maciej Tarasiuk Senior Investment Director, Amber Infrastructure Limited
Jussi Uskola
Jussi Uskola Vice President, M&A, Fortum
Auri Aittokallio
Auri Aittokallio Senior Reporter & Nordics Correspondent, Mergermarket
14:05 - 14:40
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Stream A: Innovation | Fireside chat – Surge of tech buyouts

The rise of private tech companies acquiring smaller startups, armed with abundant fundraising and growth ambitions, as well as the mega fundraising rounds by tech funds in seen 2021 has bolstered valuations and buyout activity in the tech space. This panel will discuss whether valuations will reach a ceiling and the pipeline for tech buyouts in the Nordics.

Gustav Sandstrom
Gustav Sandstrom Senior News Editor EMEA, Public markets, ION Analytics
14:40 - 15:15
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Stream B: ESG | Case study - Climate impact

This case study will explore an ESG investment thesis that puts counteracting climate change through long term investments at its core. 

14:40 - 15:15
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Stream A: Innovation | Fireside chat – Payments & FinTech focus

At the start of last year, M&A in the FinTech sector was expected to soar. However, the pandemic and reduced economic activity led to subdued economic activity leading some FinTechs to reassess growth priorities. This panel will review the opportunities and challenges in the FinTech and payments space as well as deal pipelines and origination. 

Kasper Viio
Kasper Viio Head of Market Intelligence and New Ventures, ION Analytics
15:15 - 15:50
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Stream B: ESG | Case study - Gender Diversity and Dealmaking 2022

An analysis of the impact of female CEO’s and broad-level gender diversity on M&A.

15:15 - 15:50
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15:50 - 16:25
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Stream B: ESG | Case study - Social impact

Pia Irell
Pia Irell Impact Partner, Trill Impact
16:25 - 17:00
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Chair’s closing remarks & networking drinks