On 6 June 2013, the law offices COBALT co-hosted the annual awards ceremony ‘Verslo gurmanai 2013’, which attracted over 300 participants from the leading Lithuanian companies.
‘Verslo gurmanai’ is intended to encourage communication between businesses and public institutions in an informal environment by sharing unconventional ideas. The awards go to the owners of the most prominent and novel solutions in business.
Winners in 10 different award categories were selected by the panel of judges, which picks the ‘spiciest’ activities and decisions taken by Lithuanian companies.
The award from COBALT went to Practica Capital, a venture capital firm, for its successful and active investment in small and medium enterprises under the JEREMIE initiative, aimed at investing in an early-stage development of high-potential business ideas and expansion of the existing businesses in Lithuania.
The event was organised by 9 partners: the law offices COBALT, the dedicated private equity and venture capital investor BaltCap, investment bankers Gild Corporate Finance, providers of audit, tax and advisory services KPMG Baltics, the stock exchange NASDAQ OMX Vilnius, the research company Socialinės informacijos centras (SIC), the marketing and integrated communications company United Agencies, the communications agency VRP | Hill + Knowlton Strategies, and the bank Swedbank.