Conference Organiser - New Balkans Law Office

New Balkans Law Office is a team of legal professionals specialising in providing Western-style legal services to clients involved in the Bulgarian market. New Balkans Law Office's staff comprises lawyers with experience in the conduct of both Bulgarian and international legal business. The combination of rich professional experience and academic excellence of the firm's lawyers distinguish it, and are a guarantee for client satisfaction. www.newbalkanslawoffice.com

Conference Organiser - SEEPEA
SEEPEA is an independent, non – profit Association, sustaining the interests of those private entities which are active in South – Eastern Europe private equity and venture capital industry. The South Eastern Europe’s Private Equity Association (SEEPEA) was founded in August 2005 by three Fund Management Companies with long experience in the region. These companies are » GED (GED Capital Development SA) » RAEF (Romanian American Enterprise Fund) » SGAM (Societe Generale Asset Management). www.seepea.org

Conference Contributor - GED
Set up in 1996, GED is one of the leading independent mid-market private equity firms operating in South-Western (Spain and Portugal) and South-Eastern Europe (Romania and Bulgaria) managing around €350 million Euros through 4 different Equity Funds. GED operations are made in 2 different areas; GED Private Equity and GED Private Equity Real Estate. The primary investment focus of GED’s funds is small-buyouts which offer a potential growth through a buy and build strategy, and concerting Real Estate opportunistic deals in South–Eastern Europe. The professional team comprises 30 people located in Spain, Portugal, Romania and Bulgaria. www.gedprivateequity.com

Conference Contributor - The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring leading small and medium-sized enterprises (with a value of up to €150 million) and partnering with strong management teams to enhance the success of its companies through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its founding in 1988, the firm has invested in 220 transactions with a total enterprise value of €4.2 billion. The investment portfolio in North America, Europe and Asia includes 70 companies with annual sales totalling $3.3 billion/€2.5 billion, EBITDA of $506 million/€384 million and more than 13,000 employees (June 2009). Riverside offers the resources to complete acquisitions smoothly - thanks to its capital endowment (just under €2.4 billion), its more than 170 professionals in 18 offices (Atlanta, Brussels, Budapest, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Eindhoven, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Madrid, Munich, New York, Prague, San Francisco, Seoul, Stockholm, Tokyo and Warsaw) and its longstanding relationships with partner lenders. According to Thomson Venture Economics, seven of Riverside’s nine mature funds rank in the top 25% of all funds (as at 31 December 2008). The firm’s investors include the world’s leading pension funds, endowments, funds of funds, insurance companies and banks. www.riversidecompany.com or www.riversideeurope.com 

Media Partner - Investor.bg
Investor.bg is an edition of financial and stock information in the most rapidly growing communications medium - the Internet. First and most authoritative source of economic news from Bulgaria and the world, the online media is the flagman of Investor.BG AD, being highly estimated by the investment community in the country. www.investor.bg 

Media Partner - SEENews
SeeNews is the first business information portal for Southeast Europe. The web portal combines real-time news and data, alerts, research, analysis, stock and FX quotes, company financial data and topical categorisation at a single convenient location. It delivers decision-relevant business and investment intelligence for corporate executives and professionals in investment banking, fund management, asset management and the securities industries. www.seenews.com 

Media Partner - Business New Europe
Business new europe (bne) was set up in 2006 by a group of journalists that have been covering emerging Europe for more than a decade. It remains the only English-language publication that covers all 30 of the countries of "new Europe" -- central, eastern, southeast Europe, the Caucuses, the Balkans and Central Asia. www.businessneweurope.eu

Media Partner - ISI Emerging Markets

Internet Securities, Inc. (trading as ISI Emerging Markets), was founded in 1994 and acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC in 1999. ISI delivers electronic information products to institutional customers around the world. Through it's network of 29 offices in 27 countries, it provides hard-to-get information covering on more than 80 emerging markets. Flagship products include EMIS - the Emerging Market Information Service, DealWatch, CEIC Data, IntelliNews, IFIS - the Islamic Finance Information Service and others. www.securities.com

If you would like to discuss sponsoring this Forum, please contact: Denny Jicheva
Marketing Associate/Conference Organiser
New Balkans Law Office
[email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7183 0262
Mob: +44 (0)770583590