May 9th - VII Conference of Avallon


On  May 9th  in Lodz there took place VII Conference of Avallon: For the Manager and the Owner – Practical Aspects of Cooperation between Managers and Private Equity Fund Advisers and Banks in the Process of Implementation of the Buyout.

The Andels Hotel welcomed over 200 guests –  managers who have performed an MBO transaction, representatives of the group of advisors, banks and other participants interested in the MBO transactions.

The Conference began with Panel 1, led  by Avallon Fund’s Partner — Tomasz Stamirowski.

This panel was devoted to a presentation of the report on the state of capital transactions market that involved managers in 2016.

The second panel hosted the Managers who had completed the buyout transactions. The panel was attended ( among others) by: Monika Nowakowska- CEO of Miraculum, Robert Czajkowski- CEO of GOOD Food Products Ltd., Artur Pielak- CEO of Velvet Care Ltd. and Dariusz Zieliński- CEO of CEKO Ltd.


The participants discussed the topics related to planning relationships with a private equity fund, the possibility of cooperation with an advisor throughout the purchase, and informing the owner about the  intention of participating in the buyout. They also discussed the buyout schedule.

After lunch, Panel 3 which dealt with the cooperation of the Group of Management and private equity fund was initiated by the Partner – Michal Zawisza. The presentation concerned the debt during the buyout and the consequences of taking it out.

The following participants were invited to take part in this panel:  Renata Grzywacz – Director of  Project Financing Department for ING Bank Slaski Ltd, Piotr Her – Director of BZ WBK, Cezary Burzynski of Pekao Ltd and Michal Popiołek – Director of Structured Finance and Mezzanine Department at mBank.

After the official and substantive part of the conference, the guests attended the banquet and were invited to the top floor of the hotel for the networking meeting.

The  partners of the Report and the VII Conference were Squire Patton Boggs Law Firm and KPMG.