On June 17th the White & Case Stockholm office together with Mergermarket and DNB arranged the breakfast seminar Nordic Private Equity Briefing 2015 at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. The two morning panel sessions featured speakers from the Nordic private equity community, who discussed key private equity and financing trends within the Nordic region.
Salvatore Santoro, Head of Investment Banking Sweden, DNB
Lennart Petterson, Partner, White & Case
Deal Panel: Equity - What can we expect from the market this Autumn?
Outlook on the competition for assets and expected impact on valuations. What sellers want to hear - are sellers looking for more than a premium valuation when selling to private equity? How are private equity buyers differentiating themselves from other bidders in the current market? With limited auction processes in Sweden, do M&A bankers have their work cut out to originate dealflow? Are co-investment structures becoming more common and what does this mean for rights? IPO as an exit option; an outlook for the remainder of the year.
Joachim Ogland, Senior Partner, BC Partners
Christian Frick, Partner, Nordic Capital
Reidun Tysseland, Global Head of Strategic Advisory, DNB
Ulf Johansson, Partner, White & Case (moderator)
Debt Panel: Nordic Debt Finance
Will international debt markets continue to attract sponsors away from local financing options? Is the high yield opportunity in Europe (or US) more compelling than Nordic bond market? Why aren't Nordic institutional investors influencing the loan market as much as European institutions are doing outside of the region?
James Yu, Partner, EQT
Stefan Wigstrand, Fund Manager, Skandia
Carl Hugo Parment, Partner, White & Case
Frederik Helset, Head of Loan Syndication, DNB (moderator)