24 - 26 September, 2018
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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.
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
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, 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 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
Arendt & Medernach
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.
Woodman Asset Management
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.
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.
Partner, Head of Europe
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.
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 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.
Managing Director and Co-founder of Truffle Capital
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.
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.
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