Corporate M&A 2017 – Latvia

Partners:

SEHNER-Unternehmensberatung GmbH

A professional team of experienced M&A advisors located in Hamburg/Germany (more than 200 finalized deals), showing us strong support in the DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) countries.

Visit https://sehner-unternehmensberatung.de/

SEHNER-International SIA

Our German partner’s Sehner-Unternehmensberatung GmbH daughter company that is located in Riga/Latvia – SEHNER-International SIA – specialises on international M&A deals.

Visit https://sehner.international/

Datenmarkt GmbH

Our German partner’s Sehner-Unternehmensberatung GmbH daughter company that is located in Vienna/Austria – SEHNER Austria GmbH – specialises on international M&A deals.

Visit https://sehner-austria.at/

Datenmarkt GmbH

Experienced Data Management team with its offices in Riga/Latvia and Hamburg/Germany is creating and using unique online research and data management tools that brings market research to another level.

Visit https://datenmarkt.de/

Bundesverband für Wirtschaftsförderung und Außenwirtschaft Global e.V

BWA is a Global Economic Network, based in Germany, with it’s Ambassadors all over the world. We are BWA official Ambassador of Latvia with a strong will to help it’s members grow internationally.

Visit http://bwa-deutschland.com/

Julija Suhodolska

Julija Suhodolska

Managing Partner
JAS-Consultants, SIA
[email protected]
+371 29398826

Andrejs Suhodolskis

Andrejs Suhodolskis

Managing Partner
JAS-Consultants, SIA
[email protected]
+371 28206451


Norbert Sehner

Norbert Sehner

Chairman of the board
SEHNER-International, SIA

Peter Voshage

Peter Voshage

Member of the board
SEHNER-International, SIA

Ruediger Kunz

CEO
SEHNER Austria GmbH

Agriculture

Farms and agricultural lands

Farms and agricultural lands

One of the fields we are specialized in is the agricultural sector. I would like to give you a deeper insight in agribusiness in Latvia and why this country is an attractive option for investments in this field.
The Republic of Latvia is located in Northern Europe to the south of Sweden on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Latvia shares borders with Estonia to the north, Lithuania and Belarus to the south, and Russia to the east. Latvia extends over an area of 65,000 km2 and is centrally located with a well-developed…

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Julija Suhodolska

Julija Suhodolska

Managing Partner
JAS-Consultants, SIA
[email protected]
+371 29398826

Forestry

Woodworking companies and forests

Wood industry

Wood is one of the world’s most used natural resources; it is widely used in construction, heating, manufacture of furniture, paper and many other products. Since the restoration of independence, the Latvian wood industry has obtained a significant role in the economy of the country and has developed rapidly over years. There are a lot of successful modern companies following the highest international standards of quality in their business, and that can be confirmed by the internationally recognized certificates obtained…

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Andrejs Suhodolskis

Andrejs Suhodolskis

Managing Partner
JAS-Consultants, SIA
[email protected]
+371 28206451

Food industry

Food processing companies

Transportation and storage

It is impossible to imagine our lives without food; milk, fruit, berries, vegetables, meat, eggs, fish, grain and other, as well as products made of the above are an integral part of a human’s life. Most of people in the whole world buy products from hypermarkets or marketplaces, to which products are supplied by food companies or farmers. Food processing industry is one of the oldest ones here in Latvia, and it plays a very important role in the Latvian economy.
Almost 20% of the total area of Latvia consist of arable land giving us a possibility to grow our own local products, and the producers are able to trace the quality of their products to ensure that an end-consumer receives an approved, safe and qualitative product.
We are also known as great producers of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. One of our strongest points is the production of beer; there are over 20 breweries registered in Latvia and only a small part of the manufactured products is exported to other countries, because the demand from our locals and our visitors is very high.
Most of the manufactured products are realized by Latvian food processing companies here in Latvia, however more than 30% of the total products manufactured in this industry are exported abroad. The global financial crisis of 2009 has influenced the total indicators in the industry, the same as the Russian import ban of 2015 has, nevertheless Latvian producers have successfully recovered from the difficulties experienced, and a slow, but steady growth can be felt now.
The Latvian food processing companies strive to ensure that equipment used is up-to-date, efficient and environmentally friendly. Only by…

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Andrejs Suhodolskis

Andrejs Suhodolskis

Managing Partner
JAS-Consultants, SIA
[email protected]
+371 28206451

Julija Suhodolska

Julija Suhodolska

Managing Partner
JAS-Consultants, SIA
[email protected]
+371 29398826

Others

Pharmaceutical industry

Pharmacies

Health care is one of our main fields of M&A business in Germany. We especially support company growth models in the care and health care market. SEHNER group has led about 200 projects in this field.
In this article, I would like to tell you more about the health care system in Latvia and why this country can be an interesting place for people from abroad and for investments.
Health care system in Latvia is based on the residence principle. The state pays for all services except…

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Julija Suhodolska

Julija Suhodolska

Managing Partner
JAS-Consultants, SIA
[email protected]
+371 29398826

Logistics

Pharmacies

Logistics is the process of planning, implementing and controlling raw materials, materials, finished products, services and information from the place of its creation up to the consumer aimed on reduction of costs and meeting the consumer’s needs. Logistics includes transportation, order processing and execution, stock management and warehousing.
Strategically Latvia is an appropriate place to arrange transit and logistics between the markets of the European Union, Commonwealth of Independent States and Asia; the Latvian logistics companies have learned to…

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Andrejs Suhodolskis

Andrejs Suhodolskis

Managing Partner
JAS-Consultants, SIA
[email protected]
+371 28206451

Hotels

Pharmacies

The current data indicate that the number of international visitors is higher in the first two quarters of 2017 compared to the same period in the previous year. It is expected to steadily increase up to the end of the year and reach an approximate 10% rise in international travellers that will have visited Latvia in 2017.
Riga is a popular destination for arrangement of local and international business events, such as conferences, forums, trade shows, exhibitions, etc. with ability to host up to 1000 people at a time. In accordance with the city’s long-term development strategy to develop itself as an important and recognizable metropolis of Northern Europe, a new acoustic concert and conference hall will be built by 2020. The new hall will be able to host up to 3000 people.
A list of planned conferences is available at https://10times.com/latvia
Riga is also a hub for both the domestic and international trains.
In 2020 the construction of Rail Baltica– a high-speed railway connecting Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – will begin. It will give an extra flow of people and several hotel builders have decided to use this advantage and already started to develop new hotel projects in Riga.
Only twenty minutes away from the city centre you can find the biggest airport in the Baltic States – Riga International Airport. There are direct flights from more than 85 cities in Europe, Asia, Africa and America to Riga available.
The Latvian national airline – airBaltic (www.airbaltic.com) – provides easy and convenient connections to all of the major airports in the European countries and Commonwealth of Independent States. You can reach most…

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Andrejs Suhodolskis

Andrejs Suhodolskis

Managing Partner
JAS-Consultants, SIA
[email protected]
+371 28206451

Julija Suhodolska

Julija Suhodolska

Managing Partner
JAS-Consultants, SIA
[email protected]
+371 29398826

Entering a new market through
purchase of another company

Pharmacies

For successful development of a company it has to focus on expansion of its customer base, reinvestment of profit into new assets, as well as development of the product range offered or introduction of new products.
On the one hand, there is a possibility to grow organically, thus the head of a company can feel safer and feels a greater control over the situation, because he or she knows the business inside out, knows the company’s management well, feels comfortable in the market, and feels satisfied with each decision made, since it is immediately put into practice.
On the other hand, an entrepreneur can grow inorganically through merger of own company with another one or through acquisition of a new one. That will…

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Andrejs Suhodolskis

Andrejs Suhodolskis

Managing Partner
JAS-Consultants, SIA
[email protected]
+371 28206451

The role of an M&A advisor
in the process

Pharmacies

An M&A project is one of the most significant corporate events for a company, stamped in its history forever, this is common for small as well as large businesses. It is important to do it the best way possible.
Sounding simple, a complete M&A process is complex and takes time. A successful M&A transaction requires a plan and methodical implementation. There are different reasons why the involvement of a consultant is beneficial. There are many steps to be taken before signing a contract: First, an appropriate buyer for a company has to be found. Secondly, a term sheet (LOI) must be made between the potential buyer and the seller. Such an agreement includes all conditions for closing a deal…

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Julija Suhodolska

Julija Suhodolska

Managing Partner
JAS-Consultants, SIA
[email protected]
+371 29398826