Lauris Balga is a Partner in Superia Corporate Finance.
Lauris was previously Co-Head of Latvian operations of SEB Enskilda since Enskilda established in the Baltic region in late 2006. At the end of 2012, Lauris together with other partners of Superia acquired SEB Enskilda’s operating entities in Estonia and Latvia. Prior to joining SEB Enskilda, Lauris was the Head of Latvian operations of SEB Vilfima, the corporate finance arm of SEB Baltic banks. Prior to SEB, Lauris was with PwC Corporate Finance.
Lauris has over 20 years of corporate finance experience. Some of the M&A transactions advised by Lauris include the sale of 100% in Baltcom, the leading independent cable TV and internet service provider in Lativa, to Bite Group, the sale of RUT, a leading port operator in the Free Port of Riga, to Portek International, Mitsui & Co. Ltd group, the sale of Baltikums Insurance to Vienna Insurance Group, the sale of LETA to UP Invest, investment in Storent by Darby Private Equity, the sale of Latgran to Graanul Invest, the sale of assets of the Latvian Mortgage and Land Bank to Swedbank, Rietumu Banka, and SEB on behalf of the Government of Latvia, the acquisition of Jaunalko by Altia Plc, the sale of Garkalns to Ritzio International, the sale of majority shareholding in Linde Partika to Dyaltos Capital, the sale of IZZI, a leading cable TV operator, to a consortium of Contaq and Argus Capital, the sale of Nelss Lizings to Marginalen, the sale of SEB Baltic real estate portfolio to Homburg Invest, the sale of FFL to Tallinna Kulmhoone, the acquisition of ZetCOM by LMT, the acquisition of Parekss Insurance by Gjensidige, the acquisition of DT Mobile by LMT.
Lauris holds a MSc from Stockholm School of Economics and Law degree (LL.M) from University of Latvia.