03.06.2013
Porta Finance has entered into partnership with Rothschild

Porta Finance has entered into exclusive partnership with Rothschild to provide corporate finance advisory services in the Baltic region.

The partnership will provide Baltic businesses and entrepreneurs improved access to international financial and strategic partners through Rothschild’s global network of approximately 900 advisory bankers located in 40 countries. “The alliance will help our clients in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania access investors and strategic investment opportunities through the global network of Rothschild relationships and will help international investors to better identify investment opportunities in the Baltics”, says Julijus Grigaliūnas, Partner of Porta Finance.

“Rothschild has a strong and continuous advisory track record in the Baltics starting in the nineties with the Eesti Telekom privatisation and continuing most recently with the Starman disposal, which completed this week. Baltic companies continue to grow and look outwards and the alliance with Porta will enable us, jointly, to get to know these companies even better and service their transaction advisory needs. In addition to traditional M&A and strategic advice to corporates and governments, we expect our market leading equity and debt markets teams to become increasingly involved in our Baltic efforts, advising the larger regional groups on their corporate financing strategy and needs” says William Wells, Managing Director, Rothschild Global Financial Advisory.

Teams from Porta Finance and Rothschild have in the past co-operated on several projects in the Baltic region, including advice to Government of Lithuania on the development of Visaginas nuclear power plant. Recent Rothschild assignments in the Baltics include sale of controlling stake in Starman, Estonian internet service provider and cable TV operator.

Rothschild is one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory groups. Rothschild’s Global Financial Advisory business provides impartial, expert advisory and execution services to corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. It delivers the highest quality advice with discretion, integrity and insight, in the areas of M&A and strategic advisory and financing advisory.

Porta Finance is an independent financial advisory firm advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and debt structuring transactions from planning to execution. Porta Finance is operating from offices in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.

Further information:

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

William Wells
Managing Director, Rothschild
Tel: +44 20 7280 5554
william.wells@rothschild.com