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.
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.
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.
Volkert Doeksen, Senior Advisor, The Carlyle Group
Mr. Doeksen is a Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group, where he focuses specifically on large accounts of The Carlyle Group as well as on new product and business development. Previously, Volkert was a co-founder and chairman/CEO of AlpInvest Partners. Volkert has over 25 years of investment experience. Prior to that, Volkert was a Partner at Dres-dner Kleinwort Benson in New York and a Director at Kleinwort Benson Ltd. He also worked at Dillon Read and Morgan Stanley in London. Volkert is among others a member of the Supervisory Board of the Royal Concertgebouw N.V and Koninklijke Doeksen B.V. He is also a Board Member of the Fulbright Center and of Athora Holdings and a member of the international advisory board of Van Lanschot Kempen N.V.
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.
Ralf Rank Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Private Equity Brookfield Asset Management
Scott Mackin Managing Partner Denham Capital
Omar Ghafur Investment Director of Private Equity LGPS Central Ltd
Davide Deagostino Principal, Portfolio Management BT Pension Scheme Management
Yolande van den Dungen Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternatives SPF Beheer
Simon Durkin Director - Research BlackRock
Wol Kolade Managing Partner Livingbridge
Riccardo Basile Principal Permira
Rob Moffat Partner Balderton Capital
Volker Hichert Managing Partner & Founder Deutsche Private Equity
Andrew Konopelski Managing Partner Bridgepoint Credit
Nicolas Schellenberg Senior Investment Director Cambridge Associates
Nicola Barbiero Chief Financial Officer Solidarietà Veneto
Thomas De Waen Co-Founder Core Equity Holdings
Taj Sidhu Head of Credit Opportunities The Carlyle Credit
Ilce Kozaroski Managing Director - Head of European Tax Ares Management
Andreas Bohn Managing Partner & Co-Chief Executive Officer SwanCap Partners
Adrian Mitri Director - Value Add Vitruvian Partners
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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?
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