We are a specialist provider of risk finance to benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across Europe. We are part of the EIB Group; our shareholders are the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Commission and a wide range of public and private banks and financial institutions.
We carry out our activities using either our own resources or those provided by the European Investment Bank, the European Commission, by EU Member States or other third parties. By developing and offering targeted financial products to our intermediaries, such as banks, guarantee and leasing companies, micro-credit providers and private equity funds, we enhance SMEs access to finance.
United Angels VC is an early stage venture capital fund based in Estonia and founded by experienced Estonian investors with
strong entrepreneurial backgrounds and multiple successful exits under
belt. They manage a fund of €16m and invest throughout the software stack with primary focus on B2B, SaaS and marketplace segments.
United Partners Group is an investment company, active since 2003, offering to its corporate clients financial advisory, investment and asset management services.
Wellman is an investment company, always on the lookout for new opportunities. Wellman provides experience based insight into world of business for startups and wings for companies looking to expand their business globally.
COBALT is one of the largest full service business law firms in Estonia that belongs to COBALT alliance covering 4 jurisdictions - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus – uniting approximately 200 lawyers. Our team is particularly experienced in VC investments and a well-known adviser of high caliber international M&A and PE transactions. According to Mergermarket 2018 league table report COBALT advised the highest number of transactions among Baltic law firms in 2018.
For example, during 2018 COBALT:
COBALT is awarded with:
COBALT Estonia is the exclusive member for Estonia of Lex Mundi and World Services Group (WSG) – the world’s leading networks of independent law firms. Through close collaboration with Lex Mundi and WSG we are able to offer our clients high quality legal services by more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide.
FORT is the first pan-Baltic new generation law office that provides advice in all business law issues.
Offices are located in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.
Investment Agency is an independent Estonian advisory firm active since 1998. Our services are mainly related to three areas: sell-side assignments, buy-side assignments and business valuations. Investment Agency has business partners in Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Russia. Historically, we have carried out transactions in industries like commercial real estate, retail, agriculture, construction materials, food industry, packaging production, metal treating, furniture industry, sewing industry etc. Our clients are mainly medium-sized Estonian companies.
Nordea is the largest bank operating in the Baltic region, recognised by the international finance journal Global Finance as one of the TOP 50 safest banks in the world. We can also take pride in our high credit rating AA-.
Nordea works in three areas: retail banking, corporate and institutional banking, and asset management and life insurance. In the Nordic countries, the group has 11 million customers and 650 branch offices.
Nordea’s shares are listed on the Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen stock exchanges.
The Estonian branch of Nordea, established in 1999, provides full range of banking services incl. project financing, financing MBOs, LBOs and arranging syndicated loans.
PwC Legal offers a wide range of legal services to support private and public sector in close cooperation with PwC audit, tax and business advisory services. PwC Legal operates within the global network of firms, uniting around 3,500 lawyers working in 90 countries worldwide. This allows us to provide complex professional services with wide geographical coverage through a single point of contact. With its unique approach, PwC Legal offers a seamless service of the highest professional standards across continents both in its legal services and the related tax, advisory, consultancy and audit services. Although PwC Legal offers a full range of legal services, we focus on mergers & acquisitions, corporate, employment, real estate, insurance, banking & finance and restructuring law. Our lawyers combine legal expertise with a practical business approach based on our international experience.
Four offices, one team
We are a leading fully integrated regional business law firm with offices throughout the region, in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus.
With 32 partners in our regional partnership and more than 200 lawyers and tax specialists, we have the resources to support our clients on all business law and tax issues involving the Baltic States or Belarus.
Founded in 1995, the firm has more than 80,000 cases on its track record, along with over 1000 M&A transactions to date.
We closely partner with businesses – local, regional and international – to fulfill our core purpose: to increase prosperity in the Baltic States and Belarus by helping clients succeed in business.
FinanceEstonia is a public-private financial sector cluster organisation with the aim of supporting Estonian economy by increasing member companies business opportunities through enhancing financial sector internationalisation, supporting innovation and increasing capital availability. FinanceEstonia works with members and stakeholders to ensure an attractive and competitive environment, especially for human and financial capital.
Invest Europe – formerly the EVCA - is the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors.
Our members take a long-term approach to investing in privately held companies, from start-ups to established firms. They inject not only capital but dynamism, innovation and expertise. This commitment helps deliver strong and sustainable growth, resulting in healthy returns for Europe’s leading pension funds and insurers, to the benefit of the millions of European citizens who depend on them.
Invest Europe aims to make a constructive contribution to policy affecting private capital investment in Europe. We provide information to the public on our members’ role in the economy. Our research provides the most authoritative source of data on trends and developments in our industry.
Invest Europe is the guardian of the industry’s professional standards, demanding accountability, good governance and transparency from our members.
Invest Europe is a non-profit organisation with 25 employees in Brussels, Belgium.