Porta Finance and Rothschild & Co were awarded the “Baltics M&A Financial Adviser of the Year” at Mergermarket’s European M&A Awards 2018 ceremony in London. This marks the second time that Porta Finance wins the prestigious award.
Mergermarket hosted its annual European M&A Awards at London’s Banqueting House on Thursday, 6 December, with over 320 senior dealmakers from across Europe in attendance. The evaluation process included an analysis of Mergermarket’s league tables and a panel of expert judges scrutinising an eventual shortlist.
John West, Managing Editor EMEA at Mergermarket and member of the judging panel, said of this year’s European M&A landscape: “Brexit is just one of a series of geopolitical obstacles that have made 2018 a challenging year for dealmakers: North Korean tensions; the ongoing war of words between President Trump and China over trade; the tense situation in Ukraine; the election of an untested populist coalition in Italy and its confrontation with the European Commission; and the beginning of the end of the Merkel era. “It is a testament to European dealmaking expertise that as the landscape has become significantly more volatile, M&A values and volumes have kept pace with a record 2017 leading European M&A on course to hit its highest annual value since the crisis.”
Porta Finance is the leading financial advisory firm in the Baltics, operating in an exclusive alliance with Rothschild & Co. Over the past 12 months our joint team has worked on numerous transactions, including advising the Government of Latvia on acquisition of stakes in Conexus Baltic Grid, sale of network construction business Corle, acquisition of Apoteksgruppen pharmacy network from the Government of Sweden by Euroapotheka, Adven on expansion to Latvia through acquisition of two district heating companies, Medilink on sale of its diagnostics supply business to Roche, BaltCap on sale of the region’s largest coffee chain Caffeine to Reitangruppen, sale of biogas power plants in Latvia to Lords LB, and sale of Latvian online gaming leader 11.lv to MRG Group.
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