CEE Deal Leaders' Summit 2022

A brand-new event connecting M&A, private equity, restructuring and infrastructure professionals in the CEE region, taking place at Palais Ferstel, Vienna.

The CEE Deal Leaders' Summit organised on 29 - 30 June, was dedicated to business-critical networking with senior deal makers on the buy and sell-side and thought-provoking discussions from the most prominent and active leaders from across Europe!

The 2-day event was packed with over 20 exciting sessions, and covered every aspect of the deal cycle. The programme was split into 5 areas, private equity, M&A, restructuring and distressed opportunities, infrastructure investment advancements and sector highlights.

Răzvan Butucaru, Partner, Financial Services & Advisory Leader, was a part of the „Deal Drivers, Origination and challenges to expect in 2022” panel on 29 June, where he shared more insights about the M&A activity, together with other experts.

Watch the recordings here

Sessions included:

  • Deal Drivers, Origination and challenges to expect in 2022: Exploring the CEE M&A landscape, cross-border M&A activity, the impact of COVID-19 on pricing and valuations as well as which sectors are likely to emerge strongest from the ongoing pandemic. What impact will further COVID-19 waves, lockdowns, trade and regulatory challenges have on deal activity.
  • Optimising Digital innovation 2022: It is now more important than ever for those involved in digital innovation to work together. Only fully digital processes are sufficiently cost-effective, fast, transparent, and ergonomic for their participants. Businesses need to accelerate their digitalisation and keep adapting to stay afloat. Those leading the charge will come together on this session to discuss the processes and challenges corporates, funds and consumers are navigating.
  • Evolution of debt financing: A shift away from bank loans towards private debt funds, as well as international financiers and FinTechs, has added new values and opportunities to the financing process. Direct lending is no longer about fringe players raising funds on the promise of yield. Although, competition has increased but investors remain optimistic about direct lending’s growth.

You can read the full agenda here.