23 - 25 September, 2020
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Past Speakers (2018)
Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity
Michael Dymond is a member of the team managing APG’s allocation to private equity, He focuses principally on making primary investments in private equity funds, and has a specific focus on Europe. His role encompasses management of the global private equity funds portfolio in addition to manager selection, due diligence and monitoring of investments. He serves on numerous private equity fund advisory boards in Europe and the United States.
Saint Leonard Family Office
Jason is the Principal and CEO of Saint Leonards SFO, Monaco. He is head of the investment committee and he invests with/for other families and HNWI. He has 35 years investment experience and began his career in Investment Banking in trading currencies and derivatives.
Enika is an investment manager at CDC, focusing on direct equity investments in Financial Services across Africa and Asia. She has over 10 years of private equity experience spanning primary fund investing and direct equity across both developed and emerging markets.
Samsung Catalyst Fund
Ekaterina Almasque is Managing Director of the Samsung Catalyst Fund in Europe, Samsung’s Electronics venture capital investment fund focused on core technology areas including smart machines, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, digital health, data infrastructure and device level technologies. She was also a founding partner of a global private equity advisory firm specializing in high-tech growth companies with $1B+ markets in the technology and environmental sectors.
Senior Investment Officer
Based in EBRD’s headquarters in London, Michael has more than 12 years of experience in making private equity fund investments within emerging markets. Within EBRD’s Equity Funds Team, Mr Bastholt is primarily responsible investments in Turkey. EBRD’s Equity Funds Team is the largest private equity fund investor dedicated to the CSEE, CIS, SEMED and Central Asia regions, covering a wide spectrum of fund sizes and investment strategies; regional and country-specific funds, generalist and sector-specific funds.
Seonaid founded Sturgeon Ventures as a "single family office" in 1998 investing in public and private companies knows as a Venture Catalyst regulated by the SFA. Sturgeon has now incubated over 150 start ups since this business model began and supported many approved persons.
Head of Private Equity
CFM Indosuez Wealth Management
Olivier advises private clients and family offices on their Private Market allocation, including Private Equity, Private Debt, Private Equity Real Estate and Infrastructure assets.
Head, Private Equity
Pictet Alternative Investments
With over 25 years of experience, the Pictet Group is a pioneer in public and private alternative investments. Pictet Aternative Advisors’ private equity team currently manages USD 12 billion and its expertise spans across primary and secondary fund investments as well as co-investments. As regards to co-investments in particular, we have one of the longest standing co-investment track records in the industry, with more than 100 deals executed since 1992. As a whole, Pictet Alternative Advisors manages over USD 24 billion and our team is composed of more than 55 people. Maurizio Arrigo joined Pictet in 2014 as Head of Private Equity. Maurizio has 18 years of experience in Private Equity. Prior to joining Pictet, he was a partner at Quilvest where he co-headed the European investment team, focused on sourcing, executing and monitoring direct investments (both lead and co-investments). Previously, Maurizio led the venture capital team at Société Générale Asset Management (SGAM) and co-founded a start-up incubator subsequently acquired by SGAM. Before moving into Private Equity, Maurizio spent 8 years at Schneider Electric, where he held various management positions, such as plant manager and country manager. He began his career in strategic consulting as an analyst at Booz Allen & Hamilton. Maurizio holds an MS in engineering from the Ecole Centrale Paris and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Partner, Private Equity
LGT Capital Partners
Partner, Co-Head of Origination
Francois is responsible for managing Coller’s global investment origination activities. He has sourced or managed a number of the firm’s investments, both direct and limited partner transactions.
Head of EMEA Capital Partnering
Roni Elchahal leads the firm’s EMEA capital partnering efforts. He joined General Atlantic in 2007, focusing on investments in the firm’s Technology sector. He has also worked at CI Capital Partners where he helped source and execute middle market investments across various sectors, and at The Boston Consulting Group where he worked on strategic and operational projects across a variety of industries.
Managing Director & Co-Head, Co-investment
CEO and cofounder
Simon Cook as been involved with the European VC industry since 1995 and co-founded Draper Esprit, which IPO’d on the London and Irish Stock Exchange in 2015, in 2005. He has been involved with a number of Europe’s most successful startups including Lovefilm (Amazon), Cambridge Silicon Radio (IPO), Virata (IPO), nCipher (IPO) and KVS (Symantec). He currently works with Trustpilot, Graze, Crowdcube, Perkbox and Podpoint.
Wimmer Family Office
Five Arrows Managers
Adams Street Partners
Ana Maria is a Partner and member of the Investor Relations Team at Adams Street Partners. She works closely with clients in the development and monitoring of their private equity programs. Additionally, she is involved in the portfolio construction and monitoring of the various FoFs and separate accounts.
Co-Head of Private Dept - Managing Director
Olivier has 21 years of private equity experience including 16 years with Ardian where he joined in early 2001. He realized investments between 20 M€ and 225 M€ and is Board member or observer of multiple investee company board.
Co-Head of Investment
John is the Co-Head of Ireland and Member of Investment Committee of Beechbrook Capital, a leading Pan-European Private Debt fund with multiple investment strategies across European funds, ranging from sponsored to sponserless deals.
Headway Capital Partners LLP
Founder and Managing Partner
Monte Carlo Capital
Senior Investment Director
Aberdeen Standard Investments Private Equity
Mark is responsible for primary fund investments in Europe and is also involved in making secondary investments and co-investments. He is a member of ASI’s private equity investment committee and serves as an advisory board member on a number of leading private equity funds.
Benjamin is in charge of €1bn AUM Buyout & Growth Capital activity at Omens Capital. He joined Omnes as an Associate in 2006 and was then Director until 2013. Benjamin is also a member of Omnes’ Executive Committee.
Director, Private Equity
Northleaf Capital Partners
Head of investment Benelux, France & Italy
Seafort Advisors GmbH
Patrick Hennings-Huep serves as a Managing Partner at Beaufort Capital GmbH. Previously, he served as a Partner at Beaufort Capital GmbH. Mr. Hennings-Huep served as a Director of The Carlyle Group LP. He has gained professional experience at Cap Gemini.
Foundation Fundraising Services
Sarah established FFS, which supplies both preparation and placement services to alternative asset GPs. Sarah has extensive experience in positioning clients to secure and maximise traction with professional LPs and has worked with a wide range of specialist funds and markets.
Head – Co-investments, Secondaries and Special Situations
European Investment Fund
ELR Lex Avvocati Associati
Olaf is the Founding Partner of TopCap Partners, an International Placement Agent and Private Equity Secondaries firm. TopCap is highly specialized and focused on institutional quality managers, spin-outs and growth funds of excellent management teams, raising capital from institutional investors globally for these outstanding managers. TopCap is also a leading buy-side agent for Private Equity Secondaries. Olaf built the Secondaries buy-side agency business originally at Hedges Capital, his well-regarded predecessor firm since 1999. Prior to that, Olaf spent 16 years as Managing Director with Citibank in international postings. He served in executive positions in New York, Buenos Aires, Brussels, Dublin, as Chairman of Citibank in Vienna, Austria, and as Managing Director of Citibank Germany in Frankfurt. He graduated from the University of Hamburg with undergraduate degrees in business administration and economics and a Masters in Business Administration. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel. Olaf is a German and US citizen.
Benjamin Revillon is the Founder and Managing Partner of BEX Capital. BEX Capital is a pioneer in fund-of-funds secondaries. The firm is a leading buyer of limited partnership interests in fund-of-funds and secondary funds with about €200 million of AuM.
Ralph is a Principal within the Private Equity Team at Unigestion and covers European Private Equity investments for their award winning investment programs.
Jean-Pierre Di Benedetto co-leads the Italian office and the Investor Relation teamHe has over 20 years experience in Finance and Private Equity. Argos Wityu is an international Private Equity partnership with approximately 1bn Euro under management and offices in Luxembourg, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Frankfurt and Brussels.
Founder, Managing Partner
Mandarin Capital Partners
Strategic Value Partners (SVP Global)
SVP Global is a global distressed debt and value investor with ~$8B under management, investing through both private equity and hedge fund vehicles. SVP invests across sectors, notably the industrial, infrastructure, energy and consumer sectors. Tony is focused on SVP's private equity investments where manages SVP's control and influence investments and helps lead new investments.
Montana Capital Partners AG
Dr. Ulf Klebeck is working as General Counsel at Montana Capital Partners AG (mcp). He is in charge of all legal, regulatory and compliance aspects of mcp’s private equity business, including fund structuring & regulatory governance of mcp's private equity investment platform.
President & CEO
InnovaHealth Partners, LP
Tim has over 25 years of healthcare private equity investing experience. He co-founded HealthpointCapital in 2002 and, prior to that, had spent more than 20 years in private equity and investment banking including as a founder of BPI Capital Partners, LLC.
Partner, co-Head of Investments
Paul leads Unigestion's private equity investment team and is responsible for the oversight of primary fund investments, secondaries and co-investments globally. Unigestion is an alternative asset management firm with EUR 7 billion of assets under management, headquartered in Geneva with offices in London, Paris, New York and Singapore.
Olav is the Founder and Managing Partner of TempoCap and has been active in the venture capital industry for the past 18 years. TempoCap is a leading pan-European technology investment firm in the field of Secondary Direct Venture. TempoCap helps address the inefficiencies in venture capital by offering attractive and flexible solutions for sellers (entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporates, financial institutions and angels) as well as follow-on capital for companies to accelerate growth. TempoCap targets two types of deals: technology portfolio (secondary) or growth technology asset (secondary and/or primary).
Managing Partner & Founder
C5 is a specialist technology investment group focused on cybersecurity, cloud computing and big data analytics with offices in Washington, London, Luxembourg and Bahrain. Andre serves on the boards of several cybersecurity companies including the Haven Group in Luxembourg, ITC Security in London and Omada in Copenhagen.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
K1 Investment Management
Neil Malik is responsible for managing the firm’s strategy, governance and investment activities. He is actively involved in the professional development of K1’s team and the management teams of K1’s portfolio companies. Since 2000, he has overseen over 120 completed transactions and serves on the boards of numerous K1 companies. Mr. Malik serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Southern California, is an alumnus and board member for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) and a member of Young Presidents Organization.
BlackFin Capital Partners
Fiona is responsible for IR and fundraising. Since becoming independent in 2005, Livingbridge have raised 5 institutional funds and manage more than £2bn for their investors across the platform. With 5 offices in the UK, US and Australia, the business is expanding its capability to invest in and support fast growth entrepreneurial businesses globally.
Partner, Investor Team
Ivan originally joined PAI, major European private equity house and leading private equity investor in the French market, as a member of the Investment Group where he was involved in a number of transactions including Elis. Late 2010 he joined the Investor Team.
Partner, Strategy and Growth Investing
Elias is responsible for directing Hermes GPE's growth investing globally. He also manages the investment strategy function which includes global markets research, portfolio construction and exploring new areas in private markets. Elias is the portfolio manager of the Hermes GPE Environmental Innovation Fund, a specialist growth equity/venture capital fund focused on sustainable growth. He joined Hermes GPE in 2011 and is a member of the Investment and Management Committees.
Tarang is a Principal and helps in running Hamilton Lane’s fund investment activity across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His investment activity includes sourcing, leading diligences and adding value on advisory boards across private market sub-asset classes spanning buyouts, growth capital, venture capital and credit funds. He is based in the firm’s London office. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2011, Tarang worked in the Strategy Consulting, M&A and Valuations groups at PwC, serving the financial services, private equity and hedge fund industries. Tarang also served as consultant to RBS, and worked in the equity derivatives trading departments of JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank prior to that. Tarang received an M.A. and B.A. (Hons) from the University of Cambridge, U.K., in Economics. He is also a qualified CFA charterholder and a CAIA charterholder.
Miia is a Founding Partner at Proxy, a Venture Capital firm with an in house design team which rebrands all of Proxy’s investments. Proxy’s focus is on innovative B2C startups, with a focus on Marketplaces, Apps, IP driven products and Blockchain. Miia has experience as an early stage investor in 16 companies via Proxy, and several others privately.
Itamar is the Founder of Argent, a start-up that focuses on providing safe and easy access to decentralised apps, enabling global, transparent and accessible financial and consumer services. Prior to Argent, Itamar worked at BCG, Amazon and VISA, and founded Peak, the leading mobile brain training service with more than 50 million users and 500 thousand
subscribers, sold to Lagardere SCA in 2016.
Quilvest Private Equity
Cornerstone Fund Placement
Head of Investor Services
Amanda is responsible for Investor Services at Triton. Prior to joining Triton, Amanda worked in private equity for a number of years, first as a Principal at Langholm Capital and later as a Director at Capital Dynamics. More recently, she was a Managing Partner at Hannes Snellman Copenhagen. She holds an MBA from London Business School and a master’s degree in Law from Copenhagen University of Law.
Partner, Head of Investor Relations
Christiian joined Equistone in 2007 from MML Capital and prior to that began his private equity career with Campbell Lutyens. He is responsible for fundraising and leading the IR programme for current and potential investors. He also coordinates responsible investment and ESG initiatives at Equistone. Having been involved in the closing of Equistone’s third fund in 2007, he has subsequently led the fundraising for Equistone’s last two vehicles: Fund IV (closed at €1.5bn in 2013) and Fund V (closed at €2bn in 2015). Christiian graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, with a degree in French and History. He currently serves as a member of the Investor Relations Advisory Group of the BVCA.
Thies is a founding partner at Berlin-based venture capital firm Project A. In this role, Thies oversees Project A's investor relations and is a trusted advisor to Project A portfolio companies. This includes for example leading Project A's work with KRY, Contorion, Spryker and uberall. Before founding Project A, Thies served as CEO for a German online comparison startup. Previous to that, he was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (Berlin, New York) and headed the global operations strategy team at the sporting goods company adidas.
Jack Leeney is a Founding Partner of 7GlobalCapital based in San Francisco, CA. Jack led the firms investments in Cheddar and Capsule and focuses on US growth stage technology opportunities. Prior to 7GC Jack was the Head of US Investing for Telefonica Ventures and an investor at Hercules Capital where he served on the Board of 7 investments, oversaw 3 IPOs and 6 M&A exits in his portfolio. Jack began his career at Morgan Stanley as a tech investment banker and worked on the IPOs of Tesla, LinkedIn and Pandora. Jack has served as an advisor to the Governments of UK, Spain and Portugal on VC strategy and earned his degree at Syracuse University.
Dharmash is partner at Lakestar. At Lakestar, Dharmash’s interests are in AI/machine learning, autonomy, VR/AR, blockchain and marketplaces. He is responsible for team operations and to foster our VC, corporate and political network in the UK. Dharmash has been an entrepreneur, group MD of a listed company and gathered extensive on private and public boards. Having started his career as a brand manager at P&G, he moved on to Boston Consulting Group and later became Group Managing Director of EMAP, a UK media company, where he co-led its FTSE delisting and sale of its consumer division for USD1.48 billion. While at Balderton Capital he focused on board activities on over ten boards including Lovefilm (Amazon), KupiVip (Russion E-Commerce), Mog (Apple Music) and Tictal (Saas E-commerce). Dharmash was the founder and CEO of blow (on demand market place) and raised greater USD10.0 million in financing. He has also served on the boards of Dixons, Hargreaves Lansdown and most recently on the BBC Executive Board and BBC Worldwide board. Dharmash graduated with both a BA and MEng, in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.
Eneas Alternative Investment
Juan Carlos is a Co-founder of Eneas Alternative Investments and is involved in investment relations along with the strategic, management and investment processes. Juan Carlos is also the founder of Eneas Advisory, a specialized financial advisory boutique founded in 2003. He has more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance and advising companies of various industrial sectors. He also has experience in debt restructuring and cost optimization. Juan Carlos has also managed several investments in real estate distress assets.Previously he worked in PwC where he started as an auditor and later became director of the M&A department.Juan Carlos holds a Master degree in European Financials at IEAF and a degree in Economics at EBSI. He speaks Spanish and English.
Quest Fund Placement and Chairman
Vince O’Brien is Chairman of Quest Fund Placement and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Nesta Impact Investing. He is a Non-Executive Director of Impax Asset Management Group plc, a leading investor in the resource efficiency sector, and is also an advisor to Montana Capital Partners, the European secondaries fund and Core Capital, the UK based private equity investor which was recently acquired by ESO Capital. Vince has worked in the private equity industry for nearly 30 years. A former Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association, he served for more than 20 years as a partner with Montagu Private Equity, a mid-market private equity manager with over €5 billion of assets under management. He started his private equity career at Coopers and Lybrand where he assisted management teams in fundraising and venture capital transactions.
Chief Executive and Co-founder
Amadeus Capital Partners
Anne Glover is Chief Executive and Co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners, the international technology investor, which has raised over $1bn for investment in high growth technology companies since 1997. Building on her scientific training and operating experience, Anne has been an active venture capitalist for almost thirty years. Early in her career Anne lived in the US, working in manufacturing with Cummins Engine Company and in strategy consulting with Bain & Co, before returning to the UK to join Apax Partners in 1989 to invest in early stage companies. She became Chief Operating Officer of one of her investee companies, Virtuality Group, after it listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1993, and then returned to investing as a business angel before founding Amadeus in 1997. A former Chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (2004/2005) and Invest Europe (formerly EVCA) (2014/2015), Anne is a member of the UK Government’s Council for Science and Technology and of the London Business School’s Private Equity Institute Advisory Board. She currently serves on the board of Glysure. In 2018, Anne was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England and to the Board of British Patient Capital, part of the British Business Bank. Anne holds an MA in Metallurgy & Materials Science from Clare College, Cambridge, and a Masters in Public and Private Management from Yale School of Management. She was awarded a CBE for services to business and is an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Managing Director Private Equity – Europe
Jose Pfeifer joined Investcorp in 2006 where he originates, executes and manages mid-market PE deals across Europe. He has led a number of investments and realizations in Germany, the UK, Southern Europe and Scandinavia. Prior to Investcorp, Jose worked in Citigroup’s Investment Banking team in London. Jose graduated from EBS University for Business and Law in Germany.
Managing Director, European Product Head of Private Equity & Real Estate
Philip has a broad experience in the management of both open ended and closed ended funds. Our clients benefit from his industry expertise gained over 30 years specialising in financial services and particularly covering venture capital, private equity and infrastructure investment structures. He acts as director to numerous investment funds and related general partners. He is an executive director for Ocorian’s key regulated operating companies and also leads our European Depositary and Operator services. Prior to joining Ocorian in 2010, Philip headed the Jersey fund management company of a private Swiss bank for more than ten years. He is a chartered accountant and has been awarded an MBA from Edinburgh Business School."