Capital Creation 2018

24 - 26 September, 2018

Le Meridien Beach Plaza, Monte Carlo

44 (0) 207 368 9854

2018 Speakerss

Michael Dymond
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.

Jason Cavanagh
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.

Ekaterina Almasque
Managing Director
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.

Michael Bastholt
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 Mackenzie
Managing Partner
Sturgeon Ventures

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.

Olivier Dauman
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.

Maurizio Arrigo
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.

Andre Aubert
Partner, Private Equity
LGT Capital Partners
LGT Capital Partners is an award-winning alternative investment specialist with USD 50 billion in assets under management. André co-leads the firm’s Private Equity Secondary practice. LGT Capital Partners has been active on the private equity secondary market since 1998 and has acquired more than 500 underlying limited partnerships representing original commitments in excess of USD 4.5 billion.
Francois Aguerre
Partner, Co-Head of Origination
Coller Capital

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.

Roni Elchahal
Head of EMEA Capital Partnering
General Atlantic

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.

David Smith
Managing Director & Co-Head, Co-investment
Capital Dynamics
David has over 30 years of experience in private equity and infrastructure financing and serves on the board of directors of the Major Projects Association and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. In addition to his role at Capital Dynamics, he is also Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy and Infrastructure Investment Committee in respect of certain existing investment mandates.
Simon Cook
CEO and cofounder
Draper Esprit

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.

Per Wimmer
Wimmer Family Office
Per Wimmer founded Wimmer Family Office in 2011. The current investment strategies of Wimmer Family Office are: 1) The Wimmer ETF Plus Strategy - Investment into ETFs across asset classes with CTA overlay aiming to achieve a low to medium risk profile with double digit returns. 2) Eastern European Commercial Real Estate. Focus on prime locations in Prague, Budapest and Bucharest. 3) Natural resources (mining, oil & gas, green energy) and hard assets, real estate, infrastructure, aviation and shipping. 4) Emerging Market Hedge Funds Investment Strategy - Investment into locally based Emerging Market funds with a strong track record spanning a minimum of three years. 5) Other opportunistic ad hoc investments. Per also founded Wimmer Financial in 2007, which is a merchant bank/corporate advisory firm specializing in natural resources (mining, oil & gas and green energy), real estate, infrastructure, aviation, shipping and project debt financing.
Benoit-Olivier Boureau
Managing Director
Five Arrows Managers
Five Arrows Managers is the Merchant Banking platform of the Rothschild Group, and a leading secondary fund, managing a €460 million focused on investing in mid-cap companies in Europe. Benoit-Olivier has been leading Secondary transactions across Europe for the past 15 years, with a particular focus on fund restructurings and team spin-offs.
Ana Maria Harrison
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.

Olivier Berment
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.

John O'Sullivan
Co-Head of Investment
Beeckbrook Capital
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 spouseless deals.
Christiaan de Lint
Headway Capital Partners LLP
Christiaan focuses on small to medium sized deals and more complex situations. Christiaan provides liquidity to institutions and individuals seeking an exit from their private equity investments, including both limited partnership interests and portfolios of direct investments.
Ian Sosso
Founder and Managing Partner
Monte Carlo Capital
Ian founded Monte Carlo Capital in 2009, after a career in investment banking. Monte Carlo Capital initial purpose was to invest Ian’s asset in private deals. Over time, Ian created an eco-system of deal partners, co-investors and advisors to participate in deal sourcing, due diligence, financing and deal monitoring and mentoring. Ian is regularly the lead investor in the investment round. He is involved in each step of the deal, from deal sourcing, to due diligence, deal structuring, and often joins the board or the advisory board.
Mark Nicolson
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 Arm
Managing Partner
Omnes Capital

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.

Philip Rattle
Managing Partner
August Equity
Philip is Managing Partner of August and is responsible for the strategic development and the investment strategy of the business. August invests in the UK mid market and has expertise in building scale and high strategic value with its investee companies. He chairs the Investment Committee and he led the successful fundraising of August Equity Partners III in 2013 and its successor fund IV in early 2017.
Martin Wright
Senior Partner
JZ International
JZ International is an industrial holding investment group that specializes in investing in and growing small to medium-sized businesses in partnership with founders and entrepreneurs and Martin is responsible for origination, due diligence, and portfolio financing.
Matthieu Ducharme
Director, Private Equity
Northleaf Capital Partners
Northleaf Capital Partners is an independent global private equity, infrastructure and private credit manager, with more than $10 billion in commitments under management on behalf of public, corporate and multi-employer pension plans, university endowments, foundations, financial institutions and family offices. Northleaf was formed in 2009 by the successful spin-out of the private equity fund investment arm of TD Bank, one of North America’s leading financial institutions. Northleaf has strong Canadian roots and a long, well-established track record. Matthieu is a Director at Northleaf and participates in all aspects of the firm’s private markets investment activities, with a focus on the origination, evaluation and monitoring of primary and secondary private equity investments.
Richard Damming
Head of investment Benelux, France & Italy
Schroder Adveq
Richard is Head of investments Benelux, France, & Italy and covers Schroder Adveq's investment activity for the European investment program.
Patrick Hennings
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.

Peter Flynn
Candela Capital
Peter set up Candela Capital in 2003 to meet the distribution needs of small to mid-sized funds who want a personalised, long-term relationship with a distribution partner. His 25 years' of experience from Pantheon Ventures, InvestorForce, Fleming Asset Management and NM Rothschild & Sons gives him a unique insight into the needs of the institutional investor - be they pension funds, private banks, family offices, insurance companies or fund-of-funds.
Sarah Clarke
Managing Director
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.

Joaquín Alexandre Ruiz Tarré
Head – Co-investments, Secondaries and Special Situations
European Investment Fund
Joaquín is heading EIF’s secondary byu-side activities. He has also managed and invested in Neotec Capital Riesgo, Portugal Venture Capital Initiative and the Mezzanine Co-investment Fund.
Gianluca Leotta
Founding Partner
ELR Lex Avvocati Associati
Gianluca is Partner of ELR LEX, an Italian law firm, with significant experience in several field of corporate law with a focus on M&A transactions and the structuring of private equity and venture capital deal. In the last 15 years , Gianluca has been involved in turn around operations in M&A transactions, in the establishment of private equity funds and in the structuring of investment transactions in the NPL and Real Estate sector.
Olaf Neubert
Managing Director
TopCap Partners

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
Managing Partner
BEX Capital

Benjamin Revillon is the Founder and Managing Partner of BEX Capital, the leading buyer of limited partnership interests in private equity funds-of-funds He’s responsible for business development, sourcing and executing secondary transactions.

Ralph Büchel

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
Argos Wityu

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.

Nenad Marovac
Founder, Managing Partner
DN Capital
Nenad Marovac has more than 25 years of venture capital and private equity investment experience in the technology and media sectors. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of DN Capital. Nenad is also the Chairman of the Venture Capital Board of Invest Europe and an active member of YPO in London and Berlin.
Camille Bourke
Arendt & Medernach
Camille Bourke is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate practice of Arendt & Medernach and is head of the London office of the firm which she founded in 2007. Camille specialises in the formation of alternative investment funds (AIFs) and also advises on private equity transactions.
Lorenzo Stanca
Managing Director
Mandarin Capital Partners
One of the founding partners of Mandarin Capital Partners, an Italian private equity firm, Lorenzo has about 30 years of experience in high profile financial institutions. He was previously Head of Operational Strategies at Sanpaolo Imi Group (now Intesa Sanpaolo). Lorenzo is author of various papers and co-author of books on various subjects in the field of economics and finance.
Tony O’Carroll
Managing Director
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.

Ulf Klebeck
General Counsel
Woodman Asset Management
Dr. Ulf Klebeck is in charge of all legal, regulatory and compliance aspects of Woodman Asset Management’s business, including funds’ structuring and governance of its investment management platform.
Tim Berkowitz
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.

Paul Newsome
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 Ostin
Managing Partner
Olav has been active in the venture capital industry for the past 17 years. In 2006, Olav co-founded TempoCap which joined the Draper Venture Network in 2012. Since its formation, TempoCap has acquired 10 portfolios of assets and closed multiple single assets transactions.
Marcus Peter
GSK Luxembourg
Marcus Peter heads the Funds and Private Equity practice at GSK Stockmann Luxembourg. Prior to GSK Stockmann Luxembourg, Marcus  worked for a Luxembourg law firm from 2004 to 2016. Since 2017 he is a partner at GSK Stockmann in Luxembourg. 
Andre Pienaar
Managing Partner & Founder
C5 Capital

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.

David Jeffrey
Partner, Head of Europe
StepStone Group
StepStone is a global private markets firm overseeing over US$230 billion of private capital allocations, including approximately US$35 billion of assets under management. David leads StepStone’s European activities and is a member of the private equity team, focusing on investments in Europe and the Middle East and co-investments. He is also involved in the Firm’s ESG and diversity initiatives, as well as various investment and management activities.
Neil Malik
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.

Paul Mizrahi
Founding Partner
BlackFin Capital Partners
In 2008, together with his former partners, Paul started advising on private transactions then formed BlackFin Capital Partners which operates as an active and influential investor. Previously Paul was the co-founder of ProCapital group, an integrated securities platform. Paul also acted as CEO of Fortuneo, the retail online brokerage business of ProCapital. ProCapital was successfully sold to Crédit Mutuel Arkéa in 2006.
Fiona Dane

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.

Ivan Massonnat
Partner, Investor Team
PAI Partners

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.

Elias Korosis
Partner, Strategy and Growth Investing
Hermes GPE

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 Katira
Hamilton Lane

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.

Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye
Head of Research

Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye (PhD) is Head of Research at the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA). Ms. Obasanjo-Adeleye brings over 15 years of research, consulting, and investment banking experience gained at organisations including Accenture, Lehman Brothers, and Barclays Capital.

Miia Bovellan
Founding Partner

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 Lesuisse

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.

Anthony Hilton
Financial Editor
Evening Standard
Anthony Hilton, the chief economics and business commentator for the Evening Standard is one of the longest serving British business journalists having joined Fleet Street in 1968 as a Trainee on the Guardian, with an MA in economics. A multiple award winner for his journalism he last year collected the Journalist of the year award from the British Insurance Brokers Association and in March was given a life time achievement award by the ABI. His most recent success was the Headline Money Award for “ Outstanding Achievement.” He began his public speaking career when he worked for three years as economic commentator for Channel 4’ on The Business Programme in the late 1980s and subsequently went on to devise and co present the Stocks and Shares Show for ITV. Currently he is the finance and business commentator for the Evening Standard and a weekly columnist for The Independent. Anthony will be delivering the keynote ‘An update on Brexit negotiations 18 months on from triggering Article 50: What has been the impact on the economy, EU-UK trade relations and the investment landscape?’ on the 11th September.
Jean-Francois Le Ruyet
Quilvest Private Equity
Jean-Francois Le Ruyet is a Partner of the Quilvest Private Equity team, co-managing US/Europe co-investments and funds programs with a focus on buy-out in Europe. Jean-Francois has over 12 years of experience in PE. Prior to joining Quilvest, Jean-Francois gained strategic consulting experience first with Bain & Company, then with McKinsey, advising PE firms among other assignments. Jean-Francois is a graduate of HEC in Paris and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Ankur Jain
Managing Partner
Emergent Ventures
Ankur is Managing Partner at Emergent Ventures (, a San Francisco based early stage venture capital firm investing in US and India. Earlier, Ankur has been a venture investor across US, India and Israel at Nexus Venture Partners and Blumberg Capital. Prior to that, Ankur led product teams at Andiamo Systems and later Cisco which acquired Andiamo in 2004. Prior to that, Ankur held engineering roles at Softaware Networks and later at Digital Island, which acquired Softaware Networks in 2000. Ankur’s selected investments include Minjar (acquired by Nutanix), Arkin (acquired by VMware) and Cyvera (acquired by Palo Alto Networks).
Louis Trincano
Managing Partner
Cornerstone Fund Placement
Cornerstone Fund Placement ("Cornerstone") is a London based boutique placement agent launched in 2017 to support private equity fund managers in their fundraising. On founding Cornerstone, Louis Trincano commented "Open door policy and open mind; at Cornerstone we help creative and talented fund managers present themselves to investors. Our style is straightforward and to the point, we do not talk to investors, we listen to what they want".
Amanda Tonsgaard
Head of Investor Services
Triton Partners

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.

Bernard-Louis Roques
Managing Director and Co-founder of Truffle Capital
Truffle Capital
A pioneer in venture capital in the information technology sector; founding partner of ABN Amro Venture Capital; he has successfully led over 35 investments in the information technology sector, the majority of which are now publicly traded companies.
He has a strong entrepreneurial experience: acquisition of a French industrial company in 1992, made profitable and sold 18 months later.
Every year he publishes the "Truffle 100", the observatory of software publishers, which serves as a reference in France and Europe.
Member of the Board of MoneyTrack, Paytop, Smile&Pay, OTCEX, Retency and Truffle Capital, former member of the Board of Deny-All and Kang (formerly Utel).
Diplomas: Graduate of ESSEC, Executive Certificate from MIT (USA). Voluntary member of the investment committee of ESSEC Ventures.

Adesuwa Okunbo
Partner and Managing Director
Syntaxis Capital Africa

Adesuwa, formerly of J.P. Morgan & is Partner & Managing Director of Syntaxis Capital Africa. She joined the firm in 2014 and is responsible for the firm's investment activities including originating, structuring, executing, fundraising and post investment monitoring. Prior to joining Syntaxis, she was in the Leveraged Finance team at J.P. Morgan, involved in $3.5 billion worth of transactions across emerging markets, including in Africa. Prior to joining the Leveraged Finance team, Adesuwa was in the Client Coverage and Mergers and Acquisition covering companies in the Diversified Industries & Consumer, Healthcare & Retail teams, working on transactions totalling just over $2 billion. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Adesuwa worked in Africa-focused private equity at TLG Capital, involved in transactions across Anglophone Africa including a successful investment in Uganda. Adesuwa started her career at Lehman Brothers and holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol.

Christiian Marriott
Partner, Head of Investor Relations
Equistone Partners

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.



Michael Collins
Invest Europe
Michael represents the industry at the highest levels of business and government and is a regular commentator in the international media. He joined Invest Europe in 2013 from Citigroup, where he was Managing Director for European Government Affairs. Michael was previously at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU and has 15 years of experience in the UK civil service.


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