16.12.2013
Porta Finance named Baltic Financial Adviser of the Year

Financial Times and Mergermarket named Porta Finance the Financial Adviser of the Year in the Baltics at the European M&A Awards ceremony in London.

Porta Finance and its exclusive partner Rothschild have advised on 8 M&AFT MnA Award Winner 2013 transactions in the Baltics during the last year with the total value of approximately €200 million.

“Our recognition is also the recognition of the activity of Baltic businesses. In the European context the Baltic states are distinguished by a healthy economic recovery and strong and growing companies,” says Julijus Grigaliūnas, partner at Porta Finance.

This year Financial Times separated the Baltics into an independent category while all other countries in Central and Eastern Europe were grouped into a single category.

Porta Finance has over the past year advised Baltic companies on their expansion to new countries, attraction of strategic investors, and on consolidation of the domestic market. We advised Sportland on attraction of an investment from the leading European sporting goods retailer Sports Direct, Lithuanian milling company Malsena on the acquisition of Rīgas Dzirnavnieks from a Swedish agriculture group Lantmännen, Linas Agro on its investment into Latvian poultry companies Putnu Fabrika Ķekava and Lielzeltiņi, LHV Capital on the sale of ticketing business Baltic Ticket Holdings, E-Energija on the divestment of Latvian district hearing company Vidzemes Enerģija, Ecoservice on the acquisition of SKT Klaipėda, and City Service on the privatization of the largest residential facility manager in Poland.

Further information:

Julijus Grigaliūnas
Partner, Porta Finance
Tel: +370 5 205 3123
julijus.grigaliunas@portafinance.com