How has COVID-19 impacted CEE private equity market and valuations?

Wednesday, 15 July 4 pm CEST 

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Mazars Global Financial Advisory Services team has surveyed private equity fund managers and other investors in this asset class to understand their challenges and concerns, gauge their level of optimism for the future and hear about their response strategy. In this webinar we present the results of the survey analysing the response strategies, as well as expectations on deal flow/new investments, managing current portfolios, realizing exit strategies and expectations on the recovery with special focus on private equity in the CEE region. Furthermore, the webinar will provide valuable expert advice on how to value companies in times of crisis such as COVID-19 pandemic. What are the right techniques in assessing the value of new investment opportunities or realizing the exit strategies for private equity funds? Mazars Global Financial Advisory Services team has prepared the special report on valuation in times of crisis and most important insights and practical advice will be presented during the webinar.


Andrija Garofulic Partner,
Financial Advisory Services, Adria Region
Mazars Croatia

Andrija is a Partner of the advisory department in Mazars Croatia, with the majority of clients in the private/owner-manager and small/mid-cap sphere. Andrija also serves as Mazars FAS lead for the Adria region (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, BIH, Montenegro). He has more than ten years of industry experience and practice in Croatia. He has been involved in a broad range of due diligence, valuation, and M&A advisory projects across a wide range of sectors. He also has an Economics degree from the University of Zagreb, UK ACCA qualification, and is a Croatian Certified Appraiser and Court expert for finance and taxes.

Andrija has over 10 years of sector experience and a large number of due diligence projects in various sectors. He has a broad scope of company valuations performed for sellers and buyers, a large number of advisory support in court process – squeeze out, takeover, multiple sell-side advisor to management, transfer pricing.

Adam Zohry
Senior Associate, Financial Advisory Services
Mazars Poland

Adam is actively engaged in local and cross-border Financial Advisory projects in Poland and Central & Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on Transaction Services and Corporate Finance/M&A (sell-side and buy-side). He advises clients on deals including company disposals, acquisitions, MBOs and finance raising. He has applied his knowledge in many diverse industries. Apart from that, he is also in charge of the operational coordination of the Financial Advisory Services practice for the whole Central & Eastern European region directly covered by our firm, which includes the following countries: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia (acting as a hub for the Adria region), Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine. He has experience working in France, Poland, Belgium, Germany, Cote d’Ivoire and Qatar, notably in investment banking (Société Générale CIB, Concordia Capital), advisory (PricewaterhouseCoopers) and European institutions (European Central Bank, European Commission). He graduated from Sciences-Po Paris and Warsaw School of Economics. He is also the president of the Sciences-Po Alumni Association in Poland. He speaks fluently French, Polish and English.

Mirna Marovic
Director,  VentureXchange Ltd. 
President, Croatian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (CVCA)

Mirna Marovic is Director of VentureXchange Ltd, a boutique consultancy firm specializing in market research for international financing institutions and providing consultancy services primarily to private equity and venture capital market participants, including market screening and deal sourcing, as well as the integration of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) objectives. She is also the President of the Croatian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (CVCA). She has 25 years of experience in investment banking, private equity and EU issues with prior London-based positions at Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, and Credit Agricole, as well as Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & EU Integration and Lecturer in Finance in Croatia. A dynamic communicator, fluent in 6 European languages, regular participant as a speaker in many international conferences. She holds MBA from INSEAD, undergraduate degree (B.Sc. Econ) from the London School of Economics (LSE), postgraduate certificates from London Business School (Corporate Finance, Investment Management, Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Governance), Harvard Business School (Sustainable Business Strategy), LSE (Climate Change: Economics and Governance), and the EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA®) diploma.

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