The 4th Annual Private Equity Europe Forum is the leading investor centric meeting for LPs investing in private markets across Europe and globally.
The forum brings together investors, fund managers, and advisers for a two day meeting to discuss sectors, due diligence, and private equity investment opportunities in Europe and around the world.
The investor-focused event provides a due diligence forum for European and international pension funds, foundations, endowments, fund of funds, family offices, wealth managers, consultants, and sovereign wealth funds interested in direct research on private investment opportunities.
Session topics cover the entire spectrum of private equity investments, from sector-specific sessions on venture capital to discussions on global buyout opportunities and roundtables of leading global institutional investors discussing their specific investment appetites.
We’re committed to the health and safety of all of our attendees. At each of our events the following COVID-19 related protocols will be in place to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all guests:
*Fully vaccinated means two weeks after the second dose in two-dose vaccine or two weeks after the first dose in a one dose vaccine.
Oliver Haarmann, Founding Partner, Searchlight Capital Partners
Mr. Haarmann is a Founding Partner of Searchlight, and is jointly responsible for overseeing the Firm’s activities with the two other Founding Partners. Mr. Haarmann serves on various portfolio company boards. Prior to co-founding Searchlight, Mr. Haarmann was a partner of KKR & Co L.P. in London. He serves as a trustee of ArtAngel, Brown University, IntoUniversity, and Surgo Foundation. He graduated from Brown University with BA degrees in International Relations and History and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Hazem Ben-Gacem, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Investcorp
Hazem Ben-Gacem is Investcorp's Co-Chief Executive Officer leading the firm's Private Equity business in Europe, Middle East and Asia, its infrastructure investment business, its GCC Private Wealth platform and its Investor Relationships team globally.
Hazem currently serves in the board of the Italian luxury clothing retailer Corneliani, and the Hong Kong based premium food retailer City Super. Prior to his Co-CEO appointment, Hazem led Investcorp's European private equity and Technology private equity teams. Before joining Investcorp in 1994, Hazem was a member of Credit Suisse First Boston's mergers and acquisitions team in New York.
Hazem holds a bachelor’s degree with honours from Harvard University. He is also the founder of the Harvard Office in Tunisia, the first formal presence for Harvard University in the Arab world and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Oxford's Middle East Centre. Until 2020 Hazem was a serving member on the Tunisian National Shooting Team, achieving a bronze medal in the 2017 African Shooting Championships.
Maya Hennerkes Associate Director, ESG Sector Lead for Financial Intermediaries EBRD
Jerker Johansson Executive Chairman & Founding Partner Blue Water Energy
Stephanie Hubold Head of ESG Altor Equity Partners
Stephan Caron Managing Director, Head of European Middle Market Private Debt - Global Credit Team BlackRock
Scott Mackin Managing Partner Denham Capital
Marie Fitzpatrick Senior Director JTC
David Russell Co-Head of Responsible Investment Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)
Gilbert Kamieniecky Managing Director Investcorp
Christopher Bone Partner, Head Private Debt Europe Partners Group
Stefano Drago Partner PAI Partners
Steve Cowan Founder 57 Stars
Ian Borman Partner Winston & Strawn
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Global Private Market Investing
How are leading fund managers taking the offensive amidst these difficult times? Additionally, how are they working alongside existing portfolio companies to navigate through the headwinds caused by COVID-19?
Portfolio Optimization & Value Creation—What Tools & Strategies are Leading Funds Using to Support Growth in Their Portfolio Companies?
How are private equity firms navigating their portfolio companies through the headwinds caused by COVID-19? What strategies are GPs utilizing to preserve liquidity, reduce costs and prepare for an extended downturn?
Technology, Security, & Intelligence Influence in Private Equity
How are alternative asset firms managing data and cybersecurity risks? Additionally, how are firms utilizing and leveraging technology to improve firm, portfolio company and limited partner relationship management and transparency.
A Spotlight on ESG Management: Navigating Growing Expectations
What’s truly driving the trend toward “sustainable capitalism”? How are GPs responding to LPs ESG agendas in private equity? How are LPs and GPs making a difference and driving profits?
Sourcing, Practicing Efficient Due Diligence & Downside Risk Mitigation
Amidst the pandemic, investors needed to adapt to dealmaking while simultaneously social distancing and implementing new technology for working from home and video conferencing. Panelists discuss how their due diligence strategies have changed in the last several months and share thoughts on best practices for the future.
LP Perspective on Global Private Equity Markets
Are LPs willing to increase their allocations to these long term illiquid strategies? How have these recent market conditions affected their allocation preferences, fund structure considerations, or geography preferences?
Private Credit—Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities
The disruption caused by COVID-19 has significant implications for private credit lenders, who are preparing for potential bankruptcy or work-out scenarios, or term amendment discussions. What changes are leading managers seeing in the private credit markets and what are their outlooks on the future of the asset class?