The 5th Annual Private Equity Europe Forum is the leading investor-centric event for LPs investing in private markets across Europe and globally.
The forum brings together investors, fund managers, and advisers for a one-day meeting to discuss sectors, due diligence, and private equity investment opportunities in Europe and around the world.
This 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.
Adarsh Sarma , Managing Director, Co-Head of Europe, Warburg Pincus
Adarsh Sarma is based in London and Co-Heads the European business. Prior to this, he led the Technology investment activities in Europe. Mr. Sarma joined Warburg Pincus as a Principal in 2005 in New York, where he was responsible for leading the firm’s Payments and Education related investing. Mr. Sarma is currently a Director of The AA, Fortius, In-spired Group, PTSG and Quantexa. Since joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Sarma has been involved with numerous investments including Visma, FIS/Metavante, InComm, EFS, Av-aloq, Accelya, Bridgepoint Education, Liaison International, Stratford, NEOGOV, Wall Street Systems, ACAMS and MLM Information Services among others. Mr. Sarma serves on the Board of Pratham USA, one of India’s largest not for-profit organizations and is also a mem-ber of the Polsky Center Private Equity Council at the University of Chicago.
David Atterbury, Head of EMEA, Managing Director, HarbourVest
David Atterbury joined HarbourVest in 2004. He is currently head of the firm’s London office and co-leads the firm’s secondary investment activity in Europe. During his tenure, David has led a number of European secondary transactions, including Absolute Private Equity and SVG Capital plc. David serves serves on a number of European fund advisory boards. David joined HarbourVest after five years with Abbey National Treasury Services Plc, where he was Director of Private Equity. His responsibilities at Abbey National included the devel-opment of a direct private equity portfolio and the subsequent disposal of a large diversified portfolio of partnership commitments and direct holdings.
Christopher Masek, CEO, IK Partners
Christopher Masek joined IK Partners in 2000 and established the Firm’s French team. He became Chief Executive Officer in 2015. Since then, Christopher has led the transformation of the business from a single-strategy, Nordic-focused buyout house, to a multi-strategy, pan-European firm, more than doubling the number of staff and assets under management. Over the years, he has been involved in investments across all of IK’s geographies and funds, serving on the board of several businesses. He is also the Chairman of IKARE, the venture philanthropy arm of IK Partners.
Tarek Mahmoud, Chairman, BlackRock Alternative Investors, EMEA
Tarek is a member of the BAI global leadership team and a member of the EMEA Executive Committee.Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Mr. Mahmoud ran Sovereignty Capital UK, a risk advisory and wealth management firm, which he founded in 2010. Previously, Mr. Mahmoud worked in several executive positions across capital markets, including Bank of America where he was Head of EMEA Sales and EMEA Equities. Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Mahmoud held senior management roles at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Gen Re Financial Products, ING-Barings, and Banker's Trust. Mr. Mahmoud earned a BA degree from Universite Aix-Marseilles in Economics in 1980 and a MBA degree from Bab-son College in 1983.
Tony Dalwood, CEO, Gresham House
Tony has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gresham House plc since December 2014. He chairs the Investment Committees of Gresham House plc and Strategic Equity Capital plc. He led the management buy-in and established a new management team that trans-formed the firm from an investment trust into the listed specialist asset manager it is today with over £7bn AUM. Tony has over 25 years of investment experience and holds an MA in Management Studies from the University of Cambridge (where he was also a junior rugby international and Blue).
Peder Prahl, CEO & Managing Partner, Triton Partners
Peder is an Investment Advisory Professional and a member of the Investment Advisory Committees for all Triton funds. As CEO & Managing Partner he is responsible for the execution of the firm’s strategy and overall investment activities, a role he has held since inception of Triton. His sector focus is services and health.Prior to founding Triton in 1997, Peder was a partner at Doughty Hanson & Co. and worked for Morgan Stanley in New York and London. He has an MBA and a degree in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Karen Frank Global Head of Equities Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Scott Mackin Managing Partner Denham Capital
Yolande van den Dungen Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternatives SPF Beheer
Neale Broadhead Partner CVC Capital Partners
Sophie Walker Head of Sustainability - Private Capital EQT
Wol Kolade Managing Partner Livingbridge
Stephanie Hubold Head of ESG Altor Equity Partners
Nicolas Schellenberg Senior Investment Director Cambridge Associates
Cécile Dutheil Head of Human Capital Triton
Vivien Blossier Head of European LP Secondary Investments ICG
Andrea Davis Chief Operating Officer Investcorp
Marcus Storr Head of Alternative Investments FERI Trust
Helen Hopkins Senior Responsible Investment Advisor Universities Superannuation Scheme
Sofie Kulp-Tag Senior Investment Manager Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Company
Richard Swann Partner Inflexion
Maria Carradice Managing Director, Portfolio – ESG Mayfair Equity Partners
Matthias Ederer Partner BC Partners
Lisa Telford Portfolio Talent Director Montagu
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Global Private Market Investing
How are leading fund managers taking the offensive amidst these times of economic uncertainty? How are the private markets responding in different geographies? How are leading fund managers taking the offensive in this new climate? Additionally, what opportunities are presenting across developed and emerging markets to better prepare for future global challenges?
Portfolio Optimization & Value Creation—What Tools & Strategies are Leading Funds Using to Support Growth in Their Portfolio Companies?
The European private equity industry has been resilient in the face of great disruption – and the lessons learned will be invaluable in dealing with the future shocks and in helping build ever-more robust and effective value-creation plans in the future. How are leading managers working to create value in their portfolio companies? How can partners identify opportunities to boost innovation, productivity, and the bottom line? Is deploying capital still the number one priority given the war for talent, inflation concerns and supply chain imbalances?
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
In the midst of continued economic uncertainty, what is the current reality and outlook for deal sourcing and pricing? What are the primary due diligence focal points, and how are they shifting in today’s climate? Furthermore, which risks pose the greatest challenge, and how are investors hedging against potential pitfalls? Panelists discuss how their sourcing procedures, due diligence strategies and risk mitigation practices are adapting to today’s climate 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
Private credit has been one of the fastest-growing alternative asset classes for the past five years. This brings its own set of challenges related to complexity and how organizations can scale with increasing investor interest. Historically low interest rates and concerns over later term liquidity are prompting many portfolio companies that are financially strong to tap their revolving credit lines. How will the current economic uncertainties impact willingness to make loans and the im-pact on current loans?