Nordic M&A & Private Equity Forum

room The Brewery Stockholm
  • 08:30

    General registration and coffee

  • 08:15

    Transaction Risk Breakfast Briefing

    In this breakfast briefing, our expert speakers will cover topics including claims and contingent and known risks as well as:

    • Overview of financial lines products and how they fit into a transaction process
    • Guidance on making a claim in the current climate 
    • Insight on the claims handling process

    Marsh & RiskPoint

  • 09:10
  • 09:20

    Keynote Presentation: Market outlook

    This keynote will explore how the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the pressure on financial markets and the ongoing geopolitical tensions that are affecting M&A deal making in the Nordic region.

  • 09:45

    Panel: Strategies in global economic turmoil

    How are companies reviewing their portfolios and related carve-outs, spin-offs, exits, distressed M&A and restructuring. Practical views on portfolio management and improvements. 

    ·What has been the appetite for international interest into the Nordic region?

    ·What are the key growth and acquisition drivers over the next year?   

    ·How will the global agenda for sustainable business drive investment decisions?  

    Catherine Ford
    Editor Consultant, Acuris Studio
  • 10:30

    Morning coffee and M&A Tax insurance Breakout

  • 11:10

    Fireside Chat: Day in the life

    A Head of M&A will discuss how their daily routine from corporate strategy, deal origination, execution, and integration has been impacted by COVID-19 and what trends are here to stay.

    Peter Wikström
    Peter Wikström
    Head of M&A and Vice President, A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S
  • 11:40

    Presentation: Abandoned Acquisitions

  • 12:00


  • 13:00

    STREAM A: Funds

    Chair’s opening remarks

  • 13:00

    STREAM B: Disruption

    • 13:10

      Panel: Digitalization and innovation to build resilience

      Digital transformation is here to stay. The adoption of new technologies had remained relatively low, until the COVID pandemic drove companies to adapt their footprint to futureproof strategies and their successes. Corporates and sponsors are now heavily looking to invest in innovation, digital enabled businesses across all sectors. This session will explore the sectors and sub-sectors which have shown resilience throughout the crisis and are likely to continue to grow.

      Catherine Ford
      Editor Consultant, Acuris Studio
    • 13:50

      On-stage interview: Adapting to a new deal-making environment using technology

      Digital transformation has been fast-tracked through all companies and investors as industries seek to not only maintain but grow business operations remotely. The panel will explore how technology such as AI can be used to gain competitive advantage and success?

      Erik Gutwasser
      Erik Gutwasser
      Division President, Nordics and Baltics, Mastercard
    • 14:15

      Afternoon coffee and networking

    • 14:45

      Panel: Sustainability consideration

      Sustainability has climbed higher on all our agendas. The importance of considering ESG factors in M&A has magnified. The question is where, how and can you really find value-generating business rather than merely risk mitigation.

    • 15:30

      On-stage interview: Hot-Sector Focus – Energy

      The energy market is undergoing a dramatic transformation, and investors will need to transform their thinking as well. How will these changes drive M&A activity in the sector? What will the new landscape mean for traditional oil and gas sectors like upstream and midstream? Will we finally see some consolidation among smaller players? And what are easy ways for investors to diversify their portfolio into new opportunities in clean energy?

      Harri Halonen
      Harri Halonen
      Partner, Capman infra
  • 16:00

    Chair’s closing remarks and networking drinks