The Annual Forum “Private Equity in Bulgaria: The Year Ahead” will bring together private equity GPs, LPs, consultants, banking and financial experts and lawyers involved in the private equity industry. Despite difficulties in the global markets, there are plenty of good investment opportunities in Bulgaria, in a variety of key business sectors. You can expect to hear experts and industry leaders analyse the current economic climate,  provide data on market strategies for growth, make forecasts and predictions on current trends and generally discuss what makes Bulgaria an attractive private equity destination in Central and Eastern Europe.

Venue, Date and Time

This year's Forum will be held from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm on 8th December, 2009 at the Hilton Sofia Hotel, followed by a cocktail reception. The Agenda for the event is available here

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Experts and professionals will discuss the following key topics:

  • What does the future hold for private equity in Bulgaria?
  • Is the current crisis over? How have the effects of the current crisis been felt?
  • Will substantial leverage return in 2010?
  • Is there appetite for new fund-raising in the current market?
  • Which sectors present the best opportunities for private equity investment in 2010?
  • What can we learn from the experiences and transactions from 2009?
  • Is Bulgaria a more attractive emerging market than other Central and Eastern European countries?
  • Is the current regulatory and legal environment in Bulgaria conducive to private equity transactions?
  • How does the role of mezzanine finance and subordinated debt fit into the picture?
  • Is the traditional PE model suited to Bulgaria or will funds have to be more creative going forward?
  • What is the future of Venture Capital in the region?
    LPs and GPs:

  • Managing Partners, Partners
  • Presidents, CEOs, CIOs
  • Heads of Private Equity, Alternative Investment, Investor Relations
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Managing Directors, CEE Directors
  • Investment Managers
  • Senior Investment Officers
    Investment Banks, Asset Management Firms:
  • Heads of Distressed Debt, Structured Finance, Mezzanine Finance, Leverage Finance, Acquisition Finance, Corporate Financial Restructuring
  • Directors of Asset Management
  • Associates (CEE, Private Equity)
    Institutional Investors;
  • Principal, Founder
  • Managing Director, General Manager
  • Senior Fund Manager
  • CEE Director, CEE Country Managing Partner
  • Associates (CEE, Private Equity)
    Deal Facilitators and Service Providers:
  • Stock Exchanges
  • Corporate Financiers
  • Members of Regional Private Equity Associations
  • Placement Agents
  • Legal experts
  • Accountants
  • Consultants, Appraisers and Analysts

  • Click here to Register now.


    New Balkans Law Office
    47, Knyaz Boris Street
    Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

    Tel: +359 (0) 2 403 1899
    Fax: +359 (0) 2 489 4333

    42A Frumoasa Street, Sector 1
    010987 Bucharest, Romania


    Participation Fee for this event is €145+VAT per attendee. Booking deadline is 07/12/09 .