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.
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.
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.
Joe Giannamore, CEO and CIO, AnaCap
Joe founded AnaCap Financial Partners in 2005 as Europe’s first specialist private equity firm focusing on the financial services sector. Before founding AnaCap, Joe co-founded auto finance company On:line Finance, which was the first investment grade rated start-up in Europe and the first lender over the internet in Europe. From launch, On:line grew to over a billion dollars in assets within five years, and was one of the ten fastest growing companies in the UK during that period. On:line was subsequently acquired by GMAC UK, the UK fi-nance arm of General Motors, with Joe becoming CEO of GMAC UK. Previously, he was a Vice President at Salomon Brothers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from American Universi-ty in Washington and an MBA from London Business School
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.
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
Massimiliano Caraffa Managing Director The Carlyle Group
Sofie Kulp-Tag Senior Investment Manager Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Company
Richard Swann Partner Inflexion
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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?