UNQUOTE NORDIC PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM

21 November 2017, Grand Hôtel, Stockholm

Agenda

    • 08:30

      Registration

    • 09:00

      Chair’s welcome remarks

      Elisabeth  Thand Ringqvist
      Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist
      Chairman, SVCA
    • 09:10

      Keynote address: An Overview of Private Equity Landscape in the Nordic Region

      Alireza Etemad
      Alireza Etemad
      Partner & Head of the Swedish/Finnish Mid-Cap Investment Team, IK Investment Partners
    • 09:40

      Panel: What’s driving the decision making process when it comes to selecting a domicile?

      • Our expert panel provide us with valuable insight into what they look for in a fund jurisdiction.

      Adalbjörn Stefansson
      Adalbjörn Stefansson
      Partner and Head of IR and Funds, Adelis Equity
      Klas Johansson
      Klas Johansson
      Partner, Altor
      Jolande Svensson-Klijn
      Jolande Svensson-Klijn
      Director, Aztec Group
    • 10:20

      Presentation: Spotlight on a company’s journey

      • How do industry leaders run and expand a company beyond expectations and what tactics/challenges do they face?
      Kasper Viio
      Kasper Viio
      Corporate Development Executive, Acuris
    • 10:50

      Networking coffee

    • 11:20

      Panel: Private Equity Allocation – Where are the opportunities to create value in the Nordics?

      • Geographic focus: what would make sense for a global investment mandate? Where are the best allocation opportunities?
      • Leverage vs. value creation process: From the LPs' perspective, where is the appreciation and where are the risks coming from? How sustainable are PE investments nowadays?
      • The LPs will share their insights into finding the right allocation between direct, secondary and fund commitments and what tactics are used in oversubscribed funds? 
      Erlend Andreas Nordal
      Erlend Andreas Nordal
      Investment Manager, Argentum Asset Management
      Daniel Winther
      Daniel Winther
      Investment Director, Private Equity, Skandia Asset Management
      Kasper Viio
      Kasper Viio
      Corporate Development Executive, Acuris
    • 12:00

      Fireside chat: Corporate Meets Start-up

      • A corporate and entrepreneur discuss the challenges they are facing in their sector and how they deal with the culture clash when integrating very different systems?
      Espen Bordvik
      Espen Bordvik
      Head of Data Rooms, Admincontrol
    • 12:30

      Panel: Private Equity Leaders’ debate: Valuations spotlight

      • The panel will discuss where the dry powder is and how it will be invested?
      • Dual Track vs IPOs in the Nordics: The panel will argue the importance of tracking multiples and why so many dual-track processes have failed to deliver the returns needed.
      • The leaders will analyse international investors’ expectations on investments and how do you beat cross-border competition for deals?
      Tomas Ekman
      Tomas Ekman
      Partner, CVC Capital Partners
      Johannes Lien
      Johannes Lien
      Partner, Summa Equity
      Bjarne Lie
      Bjarne Lie
      Managing Partner, Verdane Capital
      David Aversten
      David Aversten
      Managing Partner, Delphi
    • 13:10

      Networking lunch

    • 14:10

      Panel: Spotlight on recent Fintech Investments – Where are the next opportunities?

      • With the Nordic Fintech theme growing rapidly the speakers will analyse the sector and give their thoughts on vibrant Fintech environment.
      • Panellists will get more technical on conducting a Fintech deal and how this differs to other sectors.
      Ola Nordquist
      Ola Nordquist
      Partner and Head of Permira's Nordic Office, Permira
      Daniel Blomquist
      Daniel Blomquist
      Operating Partner, Creandum
      Emilie Andersson
      Emilie Andersson
      COO & Co-founder, Lysa AB
      Erik Wall
      Erik Wall
      Partner, Head of Strategy& , PwC
    • 14:50

      Panel: Can you really create value from ESG and Impact Investing?

      • The panel will discuss their thoughts on short-term and long-term challenges for private equity investors when ESG investing and whether private equity the right vehicle to push the impact investing?
      • The panel will also analyse the risks vs the return on ESG investing and what changes can the private equity industry make to push impact investing in the next 5 years?
      Alistair Galloway
      Alistair Galloway
      Senior Relationship Manager - Client Services Team, Pantheon
      Auri Aittokallio
      Auri Aittokallio
      Nordics Reporter, Mergermarket
    • 15:30

      Panel: Trends in financing

      • •The panel will review current financing market and describe alternative financing cases particularly for the PE sector with a focus on new and innovative methods of financing funds and portfolio companies (from bank debt, fixed income instruments, rise of credit funds to equity and crowd-funding).
        •Will we see a change away from Sweden's historic tradition and strong reliance on bank financing to new and alternative financing methods?
        •The panel will discuss why loans becoming obsolete in the Nordic region and what is it about bonds that are quite so interesting? 
      Carl-Wilhelm Levert
      Carl-Wilhelm Levert
      Head of Debt & Capital Advisory & Director, PwC
      Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen
      Christian Schmidt-Jacobsen
      Managing Partner, Axcel
      Magnus Lindquist
      Magnus Lindquist
      Co-Managing Partner, Cordet Capital
      Augustin Duhamel
      Augustin Duhamel
      Managing Partner, 17Capital
      Simon Moeller
      Simon Moeller
      Nordic Reporter, Debtwire
    • 16:10

      Chair’s closing remarks and networking drinks

      Elisabeth  Thand Ringqvist
      Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist
      Chairman, SVCA