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Seminar on M&A Opportunities in the Czech Republic

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Helsinki hosted a seminar on M&A; (Mergers and Acquisitions) opportunities in the Czech Republic. The seminar was organised in cooperation with CzechInvest, the Association for Foreign investment, the HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences and the FINNCHAM – Finland-Central Eastern European Countries Trade Association. The seminar was organized as part of the program supporting economic diplomacy in 2014, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

The event was held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 September 2014, at the Czech Embassy, Armfeltintie 14, Helsinki, and it provided a unique opportunity to acquaint oneself with the M&A environment in the Czech Republic as well as with selected Czech companies as suitable M&A targets for the entry into the Central European market.

Apart form investment incentives, the CzechInvest also introduced project CzechLink. This programme aims to assist Czech enterpreneurs in finding their strategic partners for business cooperation. For foreign investors the CzechLink project serves as an opportunity for capital entry into Czech companies.


13:45 Registration
14:00 Opening remarks

LENKA HOLUBOVÁ, Head of the Economic Section and Deputy Head of Mission
at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Helsinki
14:10 CzechInvest - Your Gateway to the Czech Republic
PETR HECZKO, Representative for Scandinavia, CzechInvest
14:25 Direct Investments to the Czech Republic - How to Manage a Project
JAKUB LICHNOVSKÝ, Partner, PRK Partners, Czech Republic
Member of Association for Foreign Investments
14:45 Case Study: KONE Factory in the Czech Republic
SIMO LASSILA, Director of Delivery Chain Development, KONE
15:05 Coffee break
15:20 CzechLink - Mergers and Acquisitions Supportive Platform

NELLA JANÁKOVÁ, Project Manager, Sourcing Section, CzechInvest
15:40 Czech Republic - A Good Place to Do M&A
TOMÁŠ NÁVRAT, Senior Manager, Corporate Finance - M&A, PwC
Member of Association for Foreign Investments
16:00 M&A in the Czech Republic from Legal Perspective
JAN KOVAL, Partner, Havel, Holásek & Partners, Czech Republic
PAVEL ŘÍHA, Partner, Havel, Holásek & Partners, Czech Republic
Members of Association for Foreign Investments
16:20 Refreshment


M&A Seminar - invitation 319 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 19, 2014