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  • EstVCA | News
    have witnessed the region s performance over this extended period of time Paradoxically the region is underappreciated by investors while delivering better returns than most other geographies Read more EUR 100 million Baltic Innovation Fund is launched to benefit SMEs 26 september A new and innovative investment initiative dedicated to boosting equity investments made into Baltic enterprises has today been launched by the European Investment Fund EIF and Lithuania Latvia and Estonia The Baltic Innovation Fund will invest EUR 100 million into private equity and venture capital funds focussed on the Baltic States over the next four years through a fund of funds process to further developing equity investment into Small and Medium sized enterprises SMEs to boost growth Read more BaltCap portfolio company Air Maintenance Estonia launches a unique aircraft maintenance facility 05 september This week Air Maintenance Estonia AME opens a new three bay aircraft maintenance hangar at Tallinn Airport which triples AME s service capability opening new major expansion opportunities in the Nordic region as well as in Europe The cost of the new facility is 10 5 million euros Read more BaltCap makes the fourth investment this year 14 august BaltCap the leading private equity and venture capital firm in the Baltics has invested 800 000 euros in Amateks producer of metal components and complementary parts This is already the fourth investment this year which has been performed by BaltCap with private and European Structural funds financing It is expected that investment will be used for production expansion and modernization Read more BaltCap invests in Lithuanian healthcare sector 18 july BaltCap the largest private equity and venture capital investor in the Baltic countries completed a growth capital investment in Seimos Medicinos Klinika SMK an operator of primary care and family doctor clinics in Lithuania This is the second investment completed by BaltCap s Lithuania SME Fund this month Read more BaltCap invests in a mobile commerce start up 17 july BaltCap the largest private equity and venture capital investor in the Baltic countries provided seed capital for mobile commerce firm YP MobileWorks UAB This is the fourth investment made by BaltCap s Lithuania SME Fund Read more Investors Forum 2012 The Baltic Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry Today and Tomorrow 17 june 11 12 June 2012 Tallinn Estonia Read more Masa Invest EstVCA s new member 06 september Masa Invest has joined EstVCA Read more BaltCap sold SIA Adam Auto in Latvia 11 may Amserv Group subsidiary Hansa Auto SIA signed a contract to acquire 100 of Adam Auto SIA s shares from Baltic Investment Fund III managed by leading Baltic private equity firm BaltCap and the minority shareholders Adam Auto SIA operates three Opel and Chevrolet dealerships in Riga Ventspils and Liepaja Read more Nordic CF Advisory joined Estonian Private Equity Venture Capital Association 11 april By becoming an associate member of EstVCA Nordic CF Advisory will broaden the exchange of information with potential private equity and venture capital investors and other parties involved

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  • EstVCA | Events
    is open for VCA members only Information and registration kristiina estvca ee Read more Investor Forum The Baltic Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry Today and Tomorrow 22 may 11 12 June 2012 Tallinn Estonia Estonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association EstVCA with the support of EIF and EBRD are pleased to announce an exclusive invitation only forum in Tallinn dedicated to institutional investors and senior level LPs The

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  • Baltic M&A and Private Equity Forum 2013 | EstVCA
    the forum Forum organisers are Dienas bizness Latvia Äripäev Estonia and Verslo žinios Lithuania together with SORAINEN and in co operation with the Latvian Venture Capital Association which celebrates its 10th anniversary this autumn as well as the Lithuanian Venture Capital Association and the Estonian Private Equity Venture Capital Association The two intensive days of the forum will cover prospects for development of the M A and private equity field in the Baltics with special focus on practical case studies on recent consolidation transactions in the Baltics ideas for promoting the venture capital and private equity market as well as preconditions for successful investments increasing company value by effective corporate governance the role experience and future of government supported funds The Baltic M A and Private Equity Forum 2013 provides an excellent opportunity for you as a participant to establish new contacts share experience find new business opportunities and spend time with your peers Participation fees full price EUR 270 plus VAT price with a 15 discount applicable to SORAINEN clients and members of the Latvian Lithuanian and Estonian Venture Capital Associations EUR 229 50 plus VAT early bird registration until 30 September EUR 200 plus VAT Agenda and registration

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  • Baltic Private Equity & Venture Capital Associations' Summer Meeting | EstVCA
    12 00 13 00 Welcoming lunch introduction by Margus Uudam Chairman of EstVCA and Aare Tammemäe Chairman of FinanceEstonia 13 00 14 00 1 EstVCA LVCA LTVCA Association overview activities developments Margus Uudam Chairman of EstVCA Edgars Pigoznis Chairman of LVCA Šarūnas Šiugžda Chairman of LTVCA 14 00 15 00 2 EIF Update on the activities in the Baltics Graham Cope Head of CEE Nordic region Martins Jansons Mandate Manager Kärt Siilats Mandate Officer Harjeet Sandhu Principal Technology Transfer Intellectual Property 15 00 15 30 Coffee networking 15 30 16 30 3 PENSION FUNDS LP perspective experiences across Baltics Martin Hendre Head of Equities at Danske Capital Harjis Svarcs CEO at Swedbank Investment Funds Latvia Vaidas Paukstys Fund Manager at Swedbank Investment Funds Lithuania Panel discussion moderated by Margus Uudam Chairman of EstVCA 16 30 18 00 4 EBRD Pan Baltic Co operation Working Session Matti Hyyrynen Senior Banker Head of Lithuania Office Agris Preimanis Senior Economist Financial Institutions Troy Weeks Senior Banker Equity Funds Ece Filiz Associate Banker Equity Funds Closing remarks refreshments networking by the pool II EVENING PROGRAMME ACTIVITIES 18 00 Activities Sauna Sea Kayaking on Pärnu Bay 20 00 BBQ Dinner Sauna DJ Tom Lilienthal 30

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  • Investor Forum: The Baltic Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry Today and Tomorrow | EstVCA
    Forum opening Welcome address Kristjan Kalda Chairman of EstVCA Keynote presentation Baltic PE VC now and future in context of global trends in PE VC Alan MacKay CEO of Hermes GPE Experience in investing in the Baltic PE VC funds Jean Marc Peterschmitt Managing Director for Central and South Eastern Europe of EBRD Baltic Innovation Fund introducing the pan Baltic private equity fund of fund Richard Pelly Chief Executive of European Investment Fund EIF Baltics going from steep economic downturn back to growth Estonia s experience in joining the EMU Robert Bergqvist Chief Economist SEB Commercial bank s view on Baltic economies Priit Perens Head of Swedbank Estonia 14 30 16 00 Company visit Air Maintenance Estonia aircraft maintenance facility Air Maintenance Estonia offers aircraft maintenance services ranging from ad hoc to base maintenance activities on Boeing 737 both Classic and NG Line maintenance to different aircraft types and aircraft component maintenance Organisation tour by David Williams CEO NB Visitors must carry a valid travel document since the facility is located on airside 16 30 18 00 Guided tour of Tallinn Old Town Registration Click to register Additional Information Costs The Forum attendance is free of charge for all invited investors Travel and accommodation costs are to be covered by each participant Suggested attire Business casual Travel arrangements and accommodation There are several direct flight and boat connections a day between Tallinn and the nearby capitals Guests from Helsinki Stockholm should be able to make it a one day trip without overnight stay EstVCA will be happy to assist with hotel bookings and other travel arrangements Please contact info estvca ee for further information and assistance regarding travel arrangements Speaker profiles Alan MacKay CEO Hermes GPE As the CEO Alan is responsible for Hermes GPE s strategic direction management and business development He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and the Management Committee He has been an active investor and manager in private equity for almost 25 years both as a general partner and limited partner across venture growth and buyouts in Europe Asia and North America From 1987 to 2009 Alan has held various positions within the 3i Group plc Alan is the current chairman of the BVCA Responsible Investment Advisory Board Jean Marc Peterschmitt MD for Central and South Eastern Europe of EBRD Jean Marc is a seasoned banker with extensive sector and country experience who joined the Bank in London HQ in 1992 With a 20 year career in EBRD Jean Marc has held positions across various teams within the bank Since 2004 Jean Marc is part of the Financial Institutions business group initially as Director for Bank Relationships and then as Director EU and Ukraine where he has worked since 2009 Prior to joining the EBRD he was at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in France Richard Pelly Chief Executive of European Investment Fund Richard is the Chief Executive of the EIF Over the last three years of economic recession he has successfully

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  • EBRD boosts Private Equity in the Baltic States - €20 million investment in the new BaltCap Private Equity Fund | EstVCA
    capital and private equity is one of the EBRD s main priorities in the Baltic states especially at a time when other sources of long term finance remain scarce It is particularly important to make equity financing available to smaller companies extending this outreach is part of the EBRD s new Integrated Approach for the further development of the venture capital and private equity ecosystem in the Baltic states The EBRD aims to assist in the emergence of a sustainable venture capital and private equity sector in the Baltic region via policy dialogue and sector engagements underpinned by investments in venture capital and private equity funds BaltCap is a long term partner of the EBRD and an experienced fund manager with a wide network in the region Since it was established in 1995 BaltCap has invested in more than 60 companies in the Baltic states across four private equity and two venture capital funds EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti said at the signing in Riga on Wednesday This is a milestone because it demonstrates the importance of providing private equity and venture capital to companies on a long term basis The EBRD can play an important role here and we are prepared to do so in order to support the development and growth of innovative local companies with far reaching potential We are also pleased to have collaborated on this transaction with the Baltic Innovation Fund the fund of funds that was launched by the European Investment Fund EIF and the governments of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania and is managed by the EIF The EBRD has been a major investor in the Baltic states since 1991 To date the Bank has invested more than 1 7 billion in about 220 projects in the three countries The mobilisation and provision of

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  • Stenders attracts EUR 1.5 million investment from BaltCap | EstVCA
    brand has been based on high quality products and special packaging service culture design of the stores and the successful franchise concept which has helped to attract over 60 professional franchise partners over the period of 12 years of operation The product assortment of STENDERS includes more than 320 bath body face and hair care products Producing innovative high quality articles STENDERS has become one of the strongest brand based businesses in Latvia and is now widely represented in the world We see large potential for fast development in the markets of CIS and Asia by continuing the path that STENDERS has taken We are honoured to be part of the shareholders and support the management s ambitious growth plans said Astra Neimane Investment Director of BaltCap We have been trying to attract an investor for some time now in order to allow the company to achieve the ambitious plans of conquering new markets and new product development more successfully and efficiently But all that requires big investments This is one of the first steps of attracting investments since STENDERS aims to reach the vision of becoming a well known cosmetics brand outside Latvia added the CEO and Board Member of STENDERS Jānis Bērziņš BaltCap investment fund is co financed by investments of private investors and European Union structural funds administered by Latvian Guarantee Agency LGA Ivars Golsts Director of LDA said We are particularly happy with STENDERS s development which has now resulted in attracting investments and allows the company to successfully continue its progress STENDERS and LGA have a long term co operation experience both via credit guarantee and export insurance instruments therefore we are glad that STENDERS being a company with high growth and export potential has managed to attract financing from a local venture capital manager

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  • LHV Capital exits Baltic Ticket Holdings to Kassir.ru | EstVCA
    associate Biletik in Belarus The company issued over 3 3 million tickets in 2012 through its online portals and a network of over 400 physical sales points holding an approximately 40 of Baltic ticketing market Kassir ru is one of the largest ticketing companies in Russia and belongs to the entertainment group PMI PMI is a partner of Live Nation in Russia Ukraine and Belarus We invested in BTH in 2007 and have helped the company to develop the service and expand across the Baltics and Belarus It has been a successful investment for us and we are happy that the business will continue under leadership of a strategic owner with a clear vision such as Kassir ru said Rain Lõhmus member of the management board of LHV Capital LHV Capital is a private equity investment management company focusing on medium sized firms in the Baltic states The fund has completed 4 direct and 6 add on acquisitions in the region since 2005 across a wide range of industries For additional information please contact Mindaugas Utkevicius mindaugas utkevicius lhv lt 370 5204 7200 www lhvcapital com Kaido Veske kaido veske lhv ee 372 520 2088 www lhvcapital com News 28

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