Capital Creation 2017

September 13-September 15, 2017

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Suzanne Williams QPM
Suzanne Williams QPM
Former
International Senior Scotland Yard Detective, crisis negotiator and kidnap investigator
Frank  Ahimaz
Frank Ahimaz
MD and CIO
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Endownment
Frank joined The Museum of Modern Art as CIO in mid-2008, at the peak of the fall-out from the credit crunch. He quickly analysed how to take advantage of market dislocations and prepare the portfolio to meet further challenges, leveraging his prior Wall Street experience. As a result, the $818 million fund is currently exploring credit dislocations and he is focused on preparing the macro-strategy and building a smart manager list to cater for their investment profile. Frank has been in the financial sector for over 17 years, and has extensive experience in driving the investment strategy for a number of biggest financial organisations in the world including Citigroup, Dover Management, Chemical Venture Partners, Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.
François Jerphagnon
François Jerphagnon
Head
Ardian Expansion Paris
With three generations of funds successfully invested since 2002 and a fourth closed in 2015, Ardian’s small cap activity has established a leading position across Europe with France, Germany and Italy-based investment professionals. The Expansion team focuses on companies valued at less than €250M, led by François. He leads the investments in Iliad/Free, Sateco, SynerLAB, Altares, Arkadin, Cegos, Micropross and Bio7.
Michael Collins
Michael Collins
CEO
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.
John Woyton
John Woyton
Partner
Advent International
John serves as a Managing Director at Advent International Corporation. Previously, he was a Director at the firm. He joined the Advent International Corporation in 2009. He focuses on technology, media, and telecom sectors. He was employed at 3i Group Plc and led investments across the technology, media, and telecoms sectors.
Thomas Economou
Thomas Economou
CIO
Lombard Odier Investment Managers
Theodore has been Chief Investment Officer of Multi-Asset & Fiduciary Management Business of Lombard Odier Investment Managers since February 1, 2015. He is head of Multi-Asset Group at Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM), with responsibility for 5 billion Swiss Francs in assets, including flagship All-Roads Multi-Asset family of funds. Investment Committee chairman of the Lombard Odier Switzerland pension fund. He formalized the "LOIM way" to build outcome-oriented multi-assets investment portfolio building on three principles: maximizing diversification, allocating risk, and managing drawdowns.
Alexandre Delos
Alexandre Delos
Partner and Head of Buyout Investments
Access Capital Partners
Alexandre is a Partner and Head of Buyout Investments at Access Capital Partners. He initially joined the firm in October 2000 as an Analyst and departed in December 2006 to join LGT Capital Partners as a Vice President. In June 2008, Alexandre then rejoined Access as a Partner in charge of primaries and secondaries. He sits on various investment committees for Access such as primaries, secondaries and co-investments. He also sits on various funds’ advisory committees across Europe. Alexandre is based in Brussels. He graduated from ISEG business school in Lille.
Markus Lang
Markus Lang
Executive Director and Senior Counsel, Investment Management Division
Goldman Sachs
Marcus is responsible for asset management and private wealth management activities in EMEA at Goldman Sachs, with a particular focus on regulatory developments and implementation. He is also a member of the Senior Counsel and responsible for several Goldman Sach entities.
Jean-Pierre Saad
Jean-Pierre Saad
Director, Private Equity
KKR
Jean-Pierre Saad joined KKR in 2008 and is focused on Technology, Media and Telecom investments in EMEA. He has been involved in KKR’s investments in OVH, SoftwareONE, SBB/Telemach (United Group), NXP Semiconductors, Acteon and Legrand. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked in the telecoms and media team of Lehman Brothers in London where he advised KKR on a number of investments including SBS Broadcasting.
Winson Ng
Winson Ng
Head Private Market Investments (WM)
UBS Wealth Management
Arnaud Lipkowicz
Arnaud Lipkowicz
Partner
GCM Grosvenor
Arnaud is a member of the Private Markets Investment Committee. He leads EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) private equity investments and is involved in relationship management, deal sourcing and conducting due diligence on both fund and direct private equity investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Arnaud was a Partner in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG, which he joined in 2007. Previously, he was a Vice President and Director of Investments for the LCF Rothschild Group in London, where he co-founded and developed a European third-party private equity business focused on co-investments, secondary transactions and fund investments.
Nik Morandi
Nik Morandi
Senior Principal, Funds, Secondaries & Co-Investments
CPP Investment Board
Nik is a Senior Principal in CPPIB’s Funds, Secondaries and Co-investments team, where he leads the firm’s secondaries and co-investments business in Europe. Prior to joining CPPIB, he was a Partner at Pantheon. He previously worked in the M&A departments of both UBS and Societe Generale. He has a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and an M.Phil. in European Politics and Economics from Oxford University.
Svetoslav Stefanov
Svetoslav Stefanov
Investment Director
3TS Partners
Svetoslav is an Investment Director with 3TS Capital Partners, a leading European growth capital technology investor. Before 3TS, he worked for Trafalgar Asset Managers, a Top3 European event-driven hedge fund, with personal focus on technology investments. Before Trafalgar, he was a COO and analyst at an investment boutique focused on German Small & Mid Caps. Svetosalv also served an internship with 3i Venture Capital in Germany and held consulting and IT-industry positions during his early career.
Sanay Tolani
Sanay Tolani
Head of Private Equity, EMEA
FIS Global
Mark Nicolson
Mark Nicolson
Head of Primary Investments
SL Capital Partners
One of the top 5 European fund of funds and managing €9.1 billion in private equity assets, SL Capital is a leading asset manager working with clients from leading institutional investors including family offices and high net worth individuals from the UK, US and Europe. Mark is responsible for primary fund investments, secondary investments and direct co-investments in Europe. He also leads SL Capital's coverage of the UK and Germanic markets. Mark sits on SL Capital's Investment Committee and also serves on the Advisory Boards of a number of European private equity funds.
David Smith
David Smith
Managing Director & Co-head of Co-investment
Capital Dynamics
David is a Managing Director and Co-head of Co-investment at Capital Dynamics. He is also Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy and Infrastructure Investment Committee in respect of certain existing investment mandates. He has 29 years of experience in private equity and infrastructure financing. Prior to joining us, David worked with GE Capital in the UK and US, as well as with GE's European private equity businesses. Earlier in his career, he served as an adviser to AXA Private Equity and established the European business of First Reserve Corporation, prior to which he was with BP Ventures’ solar photovoltaics business. David serves on the board of directors of the Major Projects Association and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
Hans van Swaay
Hans van Swaay
Partner
Lyrique Private Equity
Hans has been active in private equity for more than twenty years and has co-founded Lyrique, as Head of Private Equity at Pictet & Cie and served as Managing Director of UBS Capital, to name a few. Lyrique invests in private equity for family offices and for private banks. Lyrique makes fund investments in the world’s best private equity and venture capital funds. It also co-invests with these funds. In specific situations Lyrique makes direct investments in and around Switzerland with a focus on succession situations and re-structuring.
Benjamin Arm
Benjamin Arm
Managing Partner of Buyout and Growth Capital
Omnes Capital
Omnes Capital is a major player in private equity and infrastructure. With €3.6 billion in assets under management, Omnes Capital provides companies with the capital needed to finance their growth and with key expertise in a number of areas: Buyout & Growth Capital, Venture Capital, Infrastructure. Omnes Capital was a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole until March 2012.. Benjamin has extensive experience in started Transaction Advisory Services and is also a member of Omnes Capital’s Executive Committee.
Ferdinand Seibert
Ferdinand Seibert
Managing Director
Zurich Alternative Asset Management
David Porter
David Porter
Managing Partner
Apposite Capital
David has over 20 years' experience investing in healthcare. He is a founder and the Managing Partner of Apposite Capital LLP, a private equity firm exclusively focused on healthcare. Prior to founding Apposite Capital, David worked at Nomura International where he headed the healthcare investment and corporate finance groups generating consistent high returns. David has extensive involvement in the Healthcare industry; he has served on the London Health Commission, he was a Member of Health Reform reference group for the UK Department of Health, Member of UK government efficiency review on social care, Member of the Myners’ review of Pre-emption and was a Member of the BIA (Bio Industry Association in the UK) Board.
Ian Sosso
Ian Sosso
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.
Marcus Peter
Marcus Peter
Partner
GSK Luxembourg
GSK Luxembourg is the trusted advisor of leading financial institutions, asset managers, private equity houses, insurance companies, corporates and FinTech companies, having both a local and global reach. They advise clients across a wide range of areas in relation to Corporate, M&A, Private Equity, Investment Funds, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Regulatory, Real Estate, Insurance, Tax. Marcus advises on investment funds, private equity, corporate and real estate and is a qualified Lawyer.
Benoit-Olivier Boureau
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 of fund, managing a €260 million fund focused on investing in mid-cap companies in Europe. Benoit-Olivier has been leading Secondary transactions across Europe for the past 11 years, with a particular focus on fund restructurings and team spin-offs.
Samantha Hutchinson
Samantha Hutchinson
Partner
Dentons
Sam specialises in advising lenders to funds on financing products across all fund sectors (including private equity, secondary, primary, funds of funds and listed funds). She has been acting for lenders and funds for over a decade and her practice covers the full range of fund lending products, including capital call lines, general partner support and co-invests in facilities and secondary leverage facilities. Over the past 12 months Sam has advised on more than 50 new lending transactions totaling over £12 billion.
Aapo Bovellan
Aapo Bovellan
Founding Partner
Proxy VC
Proxy is a London‐based venture capital company with in‐house brand studio which creates visual identities, interfaces and packaging for the companies it invests in. Aapo is an entrepreneur responsible for creating Uplause and Supercell brands. Aapo was in charge of the critically acclaimed global redesign of Nokia's brand identity, including the creation of Nokia Pure typeface which won Design Museum's Graphic Design of the Year 2012.
Andreas Lange
Andreas Lange
Partner
Argenthal
Andreas oversees the program for private equity and private debt investments. Prior to his position at Argenthal, he co-founded a financial services group which he sold successfully in 2012. In this context, he pioneered the development of a number of different investment strategies and grew the companies` asset under management to 1bn US$. Andreas began his professional career in 1999 in the M&A practice at Lazard Ltd. Andreas graduated with distinction from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, where he received his MBA.
Gianluca Leotta
Gianluca Leotta
Partner
ELR Lex
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. He started his career very young becoming one of the pioneers of the Italian new economy. 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. Gianluca is known in the Italian market as a deal maker in Private Equity and Venture Capital with an important background in the creation of innovative solution for investors and shareholders.
David Jeffrey
David Jeffrey
Partner, Head of Europe
StepStone Group
StepStone is a global private markets firm overseeing over US$81 billion of private capital allocations, including approximately US$14 billion of assets under management. David leads StepStone's European business, and has extensive experience in the secondary and co-investment businesses.
Guy Semmens
Guy Semmens
Partner
Argos Soditic
Guy Semmens joined Argos Soditic in 1996 and heads the Swiss operations based in Geneva. Argos Soditic is a Swiss based lower-mid market private equity fund with approximately €700 million under management. Investments which Guy has led in Switzerland include cable machinery business Maillefer, ropeways and cable car manufacturer BMF, education operator ASC, engineering business Swibox, foamglass brand Misapor, and chocolate wafer brand Kägi, as well as flame retardant business Kermel in France. In addition to his primary investment role, he is also responsible for investor relations and fund raising for the Argos Soditic Group. He was also a member the EVCA working committee that formulated the "Reporting and Valuation Guidelines" for private equity firms.
Maurizio Arrigo
Maurizio Arrigo
Head, Private Equity
Pictet Alternative Investments
Pictet Group are a leading European fund of fund, with assets under management of EUR 361 bn. Maurizio heads up the private equity group. His extensive experience in direct buyout investments in Europe puts him in a very good position to discussion PE as an asset class and how investments can contribute to true value creation in portfolio companies.
Vince O'Brien
Vince O'Brien
Quest Fund Placement/Nesta Impact Investing
Impax Investment
Vincent now sits on the investment committee and executive board for Nesta Impact Investments, which is a leading investor in the UK impact investing sector and Impax Asset Management, a leading investment firm, managing and advising on approximately US$4.4 billion (£3.2 billion) primarily for institutional clients through both listed and private equity strategies.
Francois Aguerre
Francois Aguerre
Partner
Coller Capital
François is a Partner and Co-Head of Origination at Coller Capital. As Co-Head of Origination, he is responsible for managing the firm’s investment origination activities worldwide, which he joined in 2007. He has sourced or managed a number of the firm’s investments, both direct and limited partner transactions. He is a Member of the Advisory Board at MP Venture SGR SpA. Prior to joining Coller Capital, Francois worked in the investment banking division of UBS, at Gimar Finance and PAI Partners, and finally at Société Générale.
Eugene Zhuchenko
Eugene Zhuchenko
Executive Director
Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association
Eugene has 17 years of infrastructure experience. Prior to his appointment to LTIIA, he managed an infrastructure portfolio at APG Asset Management, led M&A projects at Dubai Ports World and APM Terminals and provided transport and energy advisory services at Tebodin Consultants & Engineers and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Eugene has been a board member in several private equity infrastructure companies in Europe and North America. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Yalin Karadogan
Yalin Karadogan
Partner
Cinven
Yalin is a member of the Investor Relations and Fundraising team, responsible for Cinven's Limited Partners in EMEA. At Cinven, he has also worked on a number of transactions, including Allegro and Pronet. Prior to joining Cinven, Yalin spent eight years with J.P. Morgan Partners, in New York and London, completing a number of buyout, growth equity, and venture capital investments in a variety of sectors across Western and Eastern Europe. Previously, he was with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. Yalin holds a BA in Mathematics & Economics from Lafayette College, USA. He joined Cinven in 2006.
Bernard de Backer
Bernard de Backer
former Senior Portfolio Manager, ADIA Private Equity,
ADIA
Philip Bolton
Philip Bolton
Executive Director
Ocorian
Stephane Legrand
Stephane Legrand
Managing Director
European Capital Fund Management
Stéphane is a Partner, a member of the Investment Committee and co-Head of the Paris office at European Capital. Prior to joining European Capital in 2005, Stéphane was a Director at DC Advisory (formerly-Close Brothers), the middle-market M&A firm, where he originated, executed and completed advisory mandates for financial sponsors and corporates
Christopher Good
Christopher Good
Partner, Investment Management Group
Macfarlanes
Christopher advises a number of fund sponsors on fundraisings, primary fundraisings, spin-out arrangements and incentive structures. He has particular experience in helping newly established managers scale up prior funds or set up new authorised vehicles. Christopher also advises a number of institutional investors on their investment programmes, co-investments and management arrangements with fund sponsors.
Matthieu Ducharme
Matthieu Ducharme
Director, Private Equity
Northleaf Capital Partners
Northleaf Capital Partners is an independent global private equity and infrastructure manager, with more than $9 billion in commitments under management on behalf of public, corporate and multi-employer pension plans, university endowments, foundations, financial institutions and family offices. Northleaf is a global private markets investor with 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. Prior to joining Northleaf in 2013, Matthieu was a partner at PEFOX, a private equity secondaries and derivatives broker in Paris. Previously, Matthieu worked with Pantheon Ventures’ secondaries team in London where he was responsible for the sourcing, evaluation and negotiation of portfolio, fund and direct secondary transactions.
John O'Sullivan
John O'Sullivan
SVP
Enterprise Ireland
John is responsible for co-Managing the EI Equity Fund of 2500 plus Direct Equity & Co-Investment holdings in Seed, Series A, B, C plus and PLC companies spread mainly across Ireland, the UK and the US. The role involves leading, negotiating and completing new investments into the Equity Fund, mainly Series A, B, C or D investments, plus co-investments with other VC funds. He is also responsibile for leading and negotiating exits from the Equity Fund mainly to global Tech corporates, completed under Irish, English or US law. The Equity Fund's main focus is on Tech investments, with multiple investment holdings in Fintech, IoT, Software, SaaS, AI, Big Data, Digitalization and Deep Tech start-up and growth phase companies.
Peter Flynn
Peter Flynn
Partner
Candela Capital
Pete 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.
Paul Newsome
Paul Newsome
Executive Director, Head of Private Equity Investments
Unigestion
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.
Andre Aubert
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
Jean-Francois Le Ruyet
Jean-Francois Le Ruyet
Partner
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.
Wiebe Visser
Wiebe Visser
Principal, Secondary Team
AlpInvest Partners
As Principal of AlpInvest’s Secondary Investment team, Wiebe focuses on European transactions. Besides straight LP stake purchases, AlpInvest more recently successfully invested across complex GP-led situations, such as spin-outs, stapled secondaries and fund restructurings.
Sweta Chattopadhyay
Sweta Chattopadhyay
Senior Investment Manager
RPMI Railpen
Sweta is a Senior Investment Manager at RPMI Railpen, the in-house investment management firm of the Railways Pension Scheme (UK), and manages c.£20bn of assets within a global multi-asset portfolio. Sweta works within the Private Markets team, where she concentrates predominantly on Private Equity and Private Debt investments. She has 10 years of experience in the sector, and previously worked at Adveq and USS.
Christiaan de Lint
Christiaan de Lint
Partner
Headway Capital Partners
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. Headway focuses on small to medium sized deals and more complex situations.
Louis Trincano
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".
Alex Macpherson
Alex Macpherson
Head of Ventures
Octopus Ventures
Alex is Head of Ventures at Octopus Investments, taking overall responsibility for the team’s investments with a view to maximising the returns that are generated. Octopus Ventures is a London and New York based venture capital firm focused on identifying unusually talented entrepreneurs intent on building businesses that can scale explosively to create, transform or dominate an industry. Alex has extensive experience of investing into smaller companies having founded Katalyst Ventures with his colleagues in 2000, creating the private angel network which would later be known as the Octopus Venture Partners.
Richard Damming
Richard Damming
Senior Investment Manager
Schroder Adveq
Richard covers Schroder Adveq's investment activity for the European investment program. Before joining Schroder Adveq in 2011, Richard worked at Capvent AG, a Zurich based private equity fund of funds firm. From 2006 to 2009, Richard was an Associate in the Corporate Finance team of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Zurich. Richard was also a controller and corporate M&A Analyst for ABB Ltd. from 2004 to 2005.
Dr. Olaf Neubert
Dr. Olaf Neubert
Managing Director
TopCap Partners
Olaf is a true industry expert with a highly specialised focus on placement of institutional quality managers, spin-outs and growth funds of excellent management teams. Top Capital Advisors is an Alternative Asset firm specialised in Private Equity Secondaries and Capital Introductions and is the leading buy side agent for Private Equity Secondaries. In Primaries, Top Capital Advisors has built a strong business in Europe focused on developing partnerships with Family Offices, Private Banks, Insurances, Pensionfunds and other institutional investors.
Alister Wormsley
Alister Wormsley
Partner
Compass Partners International
Alister joined Compass Partners as a Partner in 2013. From 2000 to 2012, he worked at Vision Capital, latterly as a senior partner and on the Investment and Management Committees. He has been involved in the secondary direct market since its inception in Europe, including all aspects of transaction origination, execution, leadership and exit of portfolio companies and fund raising. He completed seven secondary direct transactions with a value of more than $1 billion and executed nine fund raisings for $2 billion.
Charlotte Moller
Charlotte Moller
Director, Regulatory Affairs
PFA Pension
Dr. Ulf Klebeck
Dr. Ulf Klebeck
General Counsel
Woodman Asset Management
Dr. Ulf Klebeck is working as General Counsel at Woodman Asset Management AG. He 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. Ulf joined Woodman from Vontobel Asset Management, an international asset manager. At Vontobel he was in charge of – inter alia – dealing with all regulatory and governance issues of Vontobel’s fund structures (CH, Lux and Cayman Islands). He was leading the AIFMD implementation project at Vontobel and co-heading the FATCA project for the asset management division of Vontobel.
Adam Heaysman
Adam Heaysman
Director, Funds Finance
Raiffeisen Bank International
Adam is responsible for origination and structuring of fund level credit facilities for Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure funds. Prior to join RBI Adam built up extensive experience in providing capital call facilities, GP support, asset backed and liquidity facilities at a major European Bank.
Thomas Rubens
Thomas Rubens
Partner
DN Capital
DN Capital is a global early and growth stage investor with operations in London, Menlo Park and Berlin, focusing on market places, e-commerce, software, mobile apps and digital media. They operate like a start-up, and through our own experiences, global network and sector expertise support entrepreneurs to build and grow their own businesses.Thomas joined DN Capital in 2012 as an Analyst. His sector of focus include marketplaces, ecommerce and software. Prior to joining DN Capital, Thomas worked in the Investment Banking division of Barclays Capital where he advised CAC 40 and CAC Next 20 companies on M&A transactions and bond issuances.
Philip Rattle
Philip Rattle
Managing Partner
August Equity
Phil is responsible for the strategic development of August Equity and the investment strategy of the funds under management. The company focuses on investments in lower middle market, management buyouts, buy-ins, development capital, replacement, and expansion capital. He chairs the Investment Committee and leads the firm’s investment development activities, and in 2013, he led the successful fundraising of August Equity Partners III.
Tom Whelan
Tom Whelan
Partner, Head, Private Equity
Hogan Lovells
Tom works with private equity houses, multi strategy funds, management and corporates helping them deploy capital across the world. He works on cases from initial buyouts (including secondary buy outs, take privates and co-investments), M&A, bolt on, restructuring's and refinancing's through to exits. Clients can rest assured that Tom is always on hand to help. Once the deal is done, he is there to advise on portfolio company work and management incentive plans.He executes transactions in regulated sectors such as healthcare, media and telecoms, financial services, water and the energy sectors are our key focus.
Matthew Judd
Matthew Judd
Partner
Ropes & Gray
Matthew Judd is co-head of the firm’s private investment funds group and has 20 years' experience in UK and European funds formation. Matthew joined the firm in February 2012, having previously been head of the global investment funds practice of a leading US firm, and a partner in the private funds group of a Magic Circle firm. Matthew advises in relation to the structuring and establishment of private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and credit funds, private equity secondaries and carried interest and co-investment arrangements.
Ludovic Phalippou
Ludovic Phalippou
Associate Professor of Finance, Saïd Business School,
University of Oxford
Christian  Claussen
Christian Claussen
Managing Partner
Ventech
As a Managing Partner, Christian heads Ventech’s investment activities in the DACH region. He currently represents Ventech in the boards of German portfolio companies Picanova, TV Smiles, Speexx, FinTec Systems and US-based Arteris. Christian looks back on almost 20 years of hands-on innovation financing with Ventech and as a former General Partner with TVM Capital/Munich-Boston (1998-2008) and OMNES Capital/Paris(2009-2013). During that time, he has backed 24 start-ups. 12 of them have been profitably exited while 7 companies are still actively pursuing their growth strategies, which besides Ventech’s active portfolio includes Cologne-based Trusted Shops and Munich’s European Games Group.
Martin Wright
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.
Per  Wimmer
Per Wimmer
CEO
Wimmer Family Office
In 2011 Per Wimmer founded Wimmer Family Office based in London, UK. 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.
Thierry Wolff
Thierry Wolff
Principal
EIF
The European Investment Fund is part of the EIB Group and is the specialist provider of risk finance to benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across Europe. As part of the EIF Lower Mid-Market team, Thierry is responsible for making and monitoring new investments in the growth equity, hybrid debt-equity and debt segment in Europe. Throughout his career, Thierry analysed over 300 transactions and performed over 50 due diligences. His portfolio includes some 30 funds. Next to his investment activity, Thierry has been involved in the set-up of the Mezzanin Dachfonds für Deutschland (a EUR 200m investment program dedicated towards mezzanine funds in Germany) for which he also assumes the investor relations activities.
Max Bautin
Max Bautin
Managing Partner
IQ Capital Partners
Max has worked in venture capital since 2001 and has led investments into over two dozen start-ups - including Phonetic Arts (Google), Neul (Huawei), Stillfront (IPO) and Quotient (EKF). He currently represents IQCP on the boards of Grapeshot, Fluidic Analytics, Thought Machine, Audio Analytic and Spectral Edge and works several seed stage companies as board advisor. He is also an elected member of Invest Europe (ex EVCA) Venture Capital Council.
Mark Nicolson
Mark Nicolson
Partner
SL Capital Partners

One of the top 5 European fund of funds and managing €9.1 billion in private equity assets, SL Capital is a leading asset manager working with clients from leading institutional investors including family offices and high net worth individuals from the UK, US and Europe. Mark is responsible for primary fund investments, secondary investments and direct co-investments in Europe. He also leads SL Capital's coverage of the UK and Germanic markets. Mark sits on SL Capital's Investment Committee and also serves on the Advisory Boards of a number of European private equity funds.

Amanda Tonsgaard
Amanda Tonsgaard
Head of Investor Services
Triton Partners
Triton is an investment firm investing in medium-sized businesses in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. We focus on companies with the potential to create sustainable, long-term value through changing economic cycles and we work closely with management to achieve that. 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.
Francois  Jerphagnon
Francois Jerphagnon
Head
Ardian Expansion Paris
With three generations of funds successfully invested since 2002 and a fourth closed in 2015, Ardian’s small cap activity has established a leading position across Europe with France, Germany and Italy-based investment professionals. The Expansion team focuses on companies valued at less than €250M, led by François. He leads the investments in Iliad/Free, Sateco, SynerLAB, Altares, Arkadin, Cegos, Micropross and Bio7.
Jean-Luc  Allavena
Jean-Luc Allavena
former Partner, Apollo Management and Chairman
Atlanty Investors
Jean-Luc Allavena is the Founding Chairman of Atlantys Investors, his independent structure of private equity investing alongside Apollo as well as other funds and private investors. He joined Apollo Global Management as a partner in London in 2007. Apollo is one of the major investment platforms in the world with more than $200 billion assets under management. Jean-Luc Allavena established the Apollo franchise in France and did several major deals such as Monier (Lafarge roofing), Constellium (Pechiney aluminum products), Latécoère aerospace) and Verallia (Saint Gobain glass packaging). In parallel to his career, he has been involved in the non-profit profit sector for three decades, founding or leading several major organizations. He served as the Chairman of the HEC Alumni Association in 2001-2003 and then as the Chairman of the HEC Foundation from 2003 to 2005, where he initiated and led one of the first fundraising campaigns in the higher education field in France.
Liz  Soutter
Liz Soutter
Partner-Funds Finance
Mayer Brown
Liz is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice of the London office. She is a highly-experienced funds finance lawyer who provides debt financing solutions on both mainstream and alternative asset classes to investment funds across a wide range of sectors, including private equity and financial institutions. She advises on investor call bridging, management fee line facilities and portfolio acquisitions and she has a broad client-base which includes domestic and foreign lenders, borrowers and sponsors. In addition, Liz has extensive experience of financings that fund net asset value.
Stephane  Legrand
Stephane Legrand
Managing Director
European Capital Fund Management
Fahad Shams
Vice President
Morgan Stanley
Karen Cohalan
Karen Cohalan
Head of Equity, Legal & Commercial Evaluation Department
Enterprise Ireland
Tony O’Carroll
Tony O’Carroll
Managing Director
Strategic Value Partners (SVP Global)
SVP Global is a global distressed debt and value investor with ~$6B 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 a Managing Director based in London, focused on SVP's private equity investments where he helps lead new investments and manage SVP's control and influence investments.
Jonathan  Hepple
Jonathan Hepple
Founder
Rosetta Capital
Dr Hepple is a Co-Founder, Partner and Member of the Board of Directors of Rosetta Capital. He has more than 15 years of investment experience in the life science industry. He served as a Partner at Seroba Kernel Life Sciences Limited. Jonathan served as an Investment Director of BioScience Managers Limited (BML). He had been working with Seroba since 2003. He co-founded BML in February 2001 and led the scientific evaluation and due diligence function that spans the firm's fund management and corporate advisory activities for biotechnology and medical device companies. He was responsible for analyzing therapeutic area and corporate opportunities globally, managing the interface with the Scientific Advisory Board and integrating BML's knowledge base to facilitate high-quality business decisions.
Luc Sales
Luc Sales
Head of Securitisation and Regional Mandates Legal Service
European Investment Fund
The European Investment Fund is part of the EIB Group and is the specialist provider of risk finance to benefit SMEs across Europe. As a member of the EIF legal team, Luc advises on a broad range of structured finance transactions and is involved in the development of the EIF’s loan/debt fund activity which is part of EIF’s efforts to support alternative forms of lending in order to enhance access to finance for SMEs. Before joining EIF, Luc was working in the capital markets team of Allen&Overy Luxembourg.
Alessandro Binello
Alessandro Binello
Founder and Chairman
Quadrivio SGR
Alessandro Binello is an italian enterpreneur with over 20 years of experience in Finance and Consulting. He’s founder and Chairman of Quadrivio Group, one of the main players in the Italian market of Private Equity and of the Alternative Investments. Quadrivio promotes and manages investment funds with Assets under Management over 1.4 Billion Euros and operates, through dedicated teams, in the Private Equity, Venture Capital, Clean Energy, Impact Investments, Private Debt and Fund of Funds sectors. Quadrivio was founded in 2000. In the last 15 years the company has completed over 100 investments and currently manages 12 funds, through its four offices in Milan, New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Alessandro Binello is also a chartered account.
Fay  Margo
Fay Margo
Managing Director
Brackendale Consulting Ltd
Fay Margo is managing director of Brackendale Consulting Ltd, which specialises in marketing, communications and IR support for European private equity funds. Prior to founding Brackendale in 2013, Fay worked in investor relations and marketing for Cipio Partners, a secondary direct private equity firm, which remains a client. Previously, Fay was a consultant at private equity investment advisory firm Arbor Square Associates. In her earlier career as financial journalist, Fay has written for The Economist, the Financial Times group, Private Equity International, Coller Institute of Private Equity and France unquote. She holds BA and MA(Res) degrees in French and Italian from the University of Leeds.
Sarah Clarke
Sarah Clarke
Founder and Director
FFS
Sarah established Foundation Fundraising Services to supply specialist advice and preparation services to alternative asset GPs. She has extensive experience in positioning clients to secure and maximise traction with professional LPs, and has provided fundraising support to over 80 clients worldwide, including a wide range of first time and specialist funds.

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