IPEM 2019 PROGRAMME

13:00
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13:15

Welcome Drink - Exhibition area


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13:30
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13:45

IPEM Opening - Conference Room 1



Jean Pierre RAFFARIN
Chairman & Former French Prime Minister
FONDATION PROSPECTIVE ET INNOVATION


13:45
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14:00

Challenges and responsibilities for private capital in 2019 - Conference Room 1


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David JEFFREY
Partner Head of Europe
STEPSTONE


14:00
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14:30

Can finance help to make the world a better place? - Conference Room 1


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Lionel CORMIER
Managing Partner
DEMETER
Jonathan DEAN
Portfolio Manager
AXA IM
Philippe MUDRY
Directeur Général
L'AGEFI


14:45
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15:15

Investing for change, combining growth and sustainability - fireside chat with V. Morgon - Conference Room 1


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Virginie MORGON
CEO, présidente du directoire
EURAZEO
Javier ESPINOZA
Private Capital Correspondent
FINANCIAL TIMES


15:15
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15:30

How Europe supports change champions - Conference Room 1


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Ambroise FAYOLLE
Vice Président
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK


15:30
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16:00

Responsible investment in action - Conference Room 1


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Johnny EL HACHEM
CEO
EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD PRIVATE EQUITY
Curt LABELLE
President
GHIF
Javier ESPINOZA
Private Capital Correspondent
FINANCIAL TIMES


16:00
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16:20

Reconciling business profit and social profit - Conference Room 1


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Erel MARGALIT
Chairman & Founder
JERUSALEM VENTURE PARTNERS


16:45
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17:15

Europe's third way in tech, between the US and China - Conference Room 1


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James BRENNAN
Investment Director
IRELAND STRATEGIC INVESTMENT FUND
David DANA
Head of VC Investments
EIF
Jörg GOSCHIN
CO-CEO
KFW CAPITAL
Holger WIEMANN
Senior Advisor
EUROPEXPO


17:15
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18:00

How PE can contribute to bridge the infrastructure gap - Conference Room 1


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Gordon BAJNAI
Chairman of Campbell Lutyens, Global Advisory Board
CAMPBELL LUTYENS & CO. LTD
Sandra LAGUMINA
Partner & COO
MERIDIAM
David FASS
CEO EMEA
MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE AND REAL ASSETS
Tom SUMPSTER
Head of Infrastructure Finance & Real Assets
LEGAL & GENERAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT


18:00
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20:00

IPEM 2019 OPENING COCKTAIL PARTY - New-York New-York


New-York New-York

1 Allées de la Liberté Charles de Gaulle,

06400 Cannes

 

Sponsored by:



18:00
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18:00

Closing Remarks - Conference Room 1


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Jean Pierre RAFFARIN
Chairman & Former French Prime Minister
FONDATION PROSPECTIVE ET INNOVATION


09:00
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10:45

Corporate Investors Summit - Lerins Summit Room 2


(by invitation only)
The Corporate Investors Summit brings together prominent corporate investors and corporate venturing untis to foster peer-learning and networking.

 

9:00 Welcome breakfast
9:15 Introduction
9:30 Panel : Direct or indirect investments : two different chapters of a corporate investor life or just different tools?
10:00 Workshop : Financial investors and Corporate Investors the (im)possible love? Brainstorm on best practices and how to make it work.
10:10 Wrap up

 

Supported by


Michael BRANDKAMP
Managing Director
HIGH-TECH GRÜNDERFONDS MANAGEMENT GMBH
Jerome FAUL
Managing Partner
INNOVACOM
François Xavier MEYER
Vice President - Corporate Venture Capital
SEB ALLIANCE
Fiona DARMON
General Partner
JERUSALEM VENTURE PARTNERS
Markus SOLIBIEDA
Managing Director
BASF VENTURE CAPITAL
Minoo ZARBAFI
Vice President
BERTELSMANN INVESTMENTS
Antoine BASCHIERA
CEO & Co-Founder
EARLY METRICS


09:30
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10:15

Views on the EU market - Conference Room 1


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Mathieu CHABRAN
Managing Partner & CEO
TIKEHAU INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Richard HOPE
Managing Director
HAMILTON LANE
Jean Luc ALLAVENA
Chairman and Founder
ATLANTYS INVESTORS
Elias KOROSIS
Partner
HERMES GPE
Antoine COLSON
Managing Director
EUROPEXPO


10:30
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11:15

DACH in focus - Conference Room 2



Max W. RÖMER
BVK Board Member, Chairman & Founding Partner
QUADRIGA CAPITAL
Volker HICHERT
CEO / Geschäftsführer
DPE DEUTSCHE PRIVATE EQUITY GMBH
Manuel HERTWECK
Managing Partner
CAPITON AG
Andreas BOHN
Managing Partner & Co-CEO
SWANCAP
Philipp STERKEL
Principal
AURELIUS
Philippe ROESCH
CEO
RIAM ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS


10:30
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11:15

Midcap EU - Conference Room 1



Neil MACDOUGALL
Managing Partner
SILVERFLEET CAPITAL
Daniel FLAIG
Managing Partner
CAPVIS EQUITY PARTNERS AG
Christine PANIER
Head of lower mid market western Europe
EIF
David ARCAUZ
Managing Partner
FLEXSTONE PARTNERS
Marc FRAPPIER
Managing Partner - Head of Eurazeo Capital
EURAZEO
Denise KO GENOVESE
Associate Editor, unquote"
ACURIS


11:00
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14:00

LP Summit - Lerins Summit Room 1


(by invitation only)

IPEM LP Summit brings together 50+ qualified investors to discuss critical issues and trends in the private capital industry. This unique event is exclusively dedicated to LPs. This ensures an open exchange of information with peers plus a friendly and productive experience. Sample participants below.

Sponsored by:
 


Roman GOOSSENS
Chief Economist
CERN PENSION FUND
Benoit VERBRUGGHE
Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Ardian US
ARDIAN
Olivia YEDIKARDACHIAN
Head of Private Equity
CAISSE DES DÉPÔTS ET CONSIGNATIONS
Joana ROCHA SCAFF
Head of PE Europe
NEUBERGER BERMAN


11:30
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12:15

UK in focus / What's new? - Conference Room 2


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Garry WILSON
Managing Partner
ENDLESS LLP
Maria Claudia PRIETO
Vice President
SCHRODER ADVEQ
Michael ENGLAND
Partner
POLLEN STREET CAPITAL
Simon FAURE
Director
M&G PRIVATE FUNDS INVESTMENT
Calum PATERSON
Managing Partner
SCOTTISH EQUITY PARTNERS
Ed KINGSBURY
Partner
CMS UK
Tim HAMES

BVCA


11:30
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12:15

How brand driven investors succeed... - Conference Room 1


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Philippe FRANCHET
Managing Partner
L CATTERTON EUROPE
Antoine FINE
Managing Partner, Co-founder
EUTOPIA
Rajaa MEKOUAR SCHNEIDER
Head of Partnerships & Syndication
KHARIS CAPITAL
Federico GIAMMARUSTO
Partner
OAKLINS ITALY
Antoine NUSSENBAUM
Partner & Co-Founder
FELIX CAPITAL
Greg GILLE
Editor, Unquote
ACURIS


12:30
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13:30

Networking Lunch - Rotonde Lounge


Sponsored by
 

 



12:30
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13:30

SPEAKERS LUNCH M - Lerins Summit Room 2


Reserved to speakers.

Sponsored by



13:30
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14:15

Secondaries in Europe - Conference Room 2



Christophe NICOLAS
Managing Director
ALPINVEST PARTNERS
Andre AUBERT
Partner
LGT CAPITAL PARTNERS LTD.
Marco WULFF
Partner
MONTANA CAPITAL PARTNERS
Cari LODGE
Managing Director
COMMONFUND CAPITAL
Carlo PIRZIO BIROLI
Managing Partner & CEO
GLENDOWER CAPITAL
Immanuel RUBIN
Partner
CAMPBELL LUTYENS & CO. LTD


13:30
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14:15

Fundraising environment in Europe - Conference Room 1



Cem MERIC
Partner
LGT CAPITAL PARTNERS LTD.
Catherine BROSSARD
Managing Director - Investor Relations
CERBERUS UK
Mark O'HARE
CEO
PREQIN
Marleen DIJKSTRA
Principal
ALPINVEST PARTNERS
Arnaud DAVID
Partner
GOODWIN
Cristina FORCINA WESTERMANN
Managing Director
HOULIHAN LOKEY
Emmanuelle DUTEN
Editor-in-Chief
GROUPE LES ECHOS


14:30
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15:15

LPs gossip (LP Summit public wrap-up) - Conference Room 1



Allen MACDONELL
Managing Director
TEACHER RETIREMENT INVESTMENT COMPANY OF TEXAS
Olivia YEDIKARDACHIAN
Head of Private Equity
CAISSE DES DÉPÔTS ET CONSIGNATIONS
Helen STEERS
Partner
PANTHEON
Dana HAIMOFF
Managing Director - Private Equity
JP MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT
Eli TALMOR
Professor
LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL


14:30
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15:15

Iberia in focus - Conference Room 2



Ramón BETOLAZA
Managing Partner
BLACK TORO CAPITAL
Juan Luis RAMÍREZ
Founding Partner
PORTOBELLO CAPITAL
Oriol PINYA
Founding Partner & CEO
ABAC CAPITAL
PAU BERMUDEZ
Partner
SUMA CAPITAL
Martin POMMIER
Partner
INCUS CAPITAL
Viktor SPECKINGER
Partner
UNIGESTION


15:45
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16:30

Largecap EU - Conference Room 1



François AGUERRE
Partner
COLLER CAPITAL
Gilles COLLOMBIN
Partner
CHARTERHOUSE CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP
Fredrik BUERGER
Partner
EY
Nicolas BRUGERE
Partner
PAI PARTNERS
Stéphane BARRET
Head of Coverage Global Financial Sponsors Group
CREDIT AGRICOLE CIB


15:45
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16:30

Italy in focus - Conference Room 2



Nino TRONCHETTI PROVERA
Managing Partner & Founder
AMBIENTA SGR
Maria SANZ
Partner & Private equity co head
YIELCO INVESTMENTS AG
Matteo CIRLA
Managing Director
IGI PRIVATE EQUITY
Fabio CANÈ
Managing Director
NEUBERGER BERMAN
Roberto D'ANGELO
Managing Director
GIOCONDA, SUBSIDIARY OF LBO FRANCE
Stefania PEVERARO
Founder EdiBeez - Editor in chief
BEBEEZ


15:45
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16:15

Venture investing in Africa and the Middle East: tapping the continent’s tech boom - Lerins Summit Room 2


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Yann KANDELMAN
Head of Investments & Development
ORANGE DIGITAL VENTURES
Stéphane COLIN
Director and Head of Paris Office
AFRICINVEST
Karim SOUID
Partner
NEW ECONOMY CAPITAL
Sami NASFI
General Manager Partners
FONDATION TUNISIE POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT
Maurizio CAIO
Managing Partner
TLCOM CAPITAL LLP
Alexandre ALFONSI
President
AXONIA PARTNERS


16:30
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17:00

Capturing Africa’s growth. Strategies and case studies - Lerins Summit Room 2


Speakers to be confirmed


Luc RIGOUZZO
Managing Partner
AMETHIS
Julien KINIC
Managing Partner
IDI EMERGING MARKETS PARTNERS
MOHAMED ALI ABDELHAK
Investment Director
MEDITERRÀNIA CAPITAL PARTNERS
Eric MAILLEBIAU
Founder
CAPEOS


16:45
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17:30

LP/GP debate - fund selection - Conference Room 1



Agnès NAHUM
Managing Partner
ACCESS CAPITAL PARTNERS
Edouard MOINET
Founder and Managing Partner
CATHAY CAPITAL
Joana ROCHA SCAFF
Head of PE Europe
NEUBERGER BERMAN
Claire GAWER
Director
BNP PARIBAS PRINCIPAL INVESTMENTS
Michael PHILLIPS
Investment Partner
CASTIK CAPITAL
David SMITH
Senior Managing Director
CAPITAL DYNAMICS
Jean-Philippe BOIGE
Partner
REACH CAPITAL


16:45
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17:30

Innovative liquidity transactions - Conference Room 2



Bernhard ENGELIEN
Managing Director
GREENHILL & CO. INC.
Christophe SIMON
Managing Partner
IDINVEST PARTNERS
Matthieu DUCHARME
Managing Director.
NORTHLEAF CAPITAL PARTNERS
Olav OSTIN
Managing Partner
TEMPOCAP
Adam LE
News editor
PRIVATE EQUITY INTERNATIONAL


17:45
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18:30

Biotech and healthcare in Europe - Conference Room 1


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Sander SLOOTWEG
Managing Partner
FORBION
Brian CHUN
Investment Officer
THE LEONA M. AND HARRY B. HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST
Antoine PAPIERNIK
Managing Partner & President
SOFINNOVA PARTNERS
Olivier LITZKA
Partner Biodiscovery
ANDERA PARTNERS
Francisco DIEZ
Partner
OAKLINS FRANCE


17:45
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18:30

China's new position in the PE industry - Conference Room 2



Xavier MARIN
Managing Partner
TRAIL
Heiko VON DEWITZ
Partner/Managing Director
AGIC CAPITAL
Alun WANG
President
FR CAPITAL
Dali HAN
Vice President
CHINA SDIC GAOXIN INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT CORP, LTD.
Olivia LÊ HOROVITZ
Partner - International
SIMON ASSOCIÉS
Min HO
Private Equity Reporter
ACURIS


18:30
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20:00

Late Night Opening - Exhibition area


Enjoy events on stands



20:00
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22:00

IPEM 2019 Official Dinner - Carlton Hotel


By invitation only

Sponsored by:
 



09:00
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09:40

Infrastructure Summit - Conference Room 2


  (by invitation only)

 

09:30 – 09:40 Welcome address

François Bergère, LTIIA Exec. Director

Sponsored by
     

 

 

 

 

Supported by


François BERGERE
Executive Director
LONG TERM INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTORS ASSOCIATION
Frédéric PALANQUE
Managing Director
CONQUEST ASSET MANAGEMENT


09:15
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10:00

Tech day opening, the perspectives for 2019 - Conference Room 1


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Holger ROSSBACH
Senior Investment Director
CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATES
Benoist GROSSMANN
Managing Partner
IDINVEST PARTNERS
Joe SCHORGE
Founder & Managing Partner
ISOMER CAPITAL
Nenad MAROVAC
Managing Partner
DN CAPITAL
Jean-Marc PATOUILLAUD
Managing Partner
PARTECH
Jean Michel DELIGNY
Managing Director
SILVERPEAK TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT BANKING


09:15
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10:00

French market overview - Conference Room 2



Olivier MILLET
Chairman of the Executive Board of Eurazeo PME Member of the Eurazeo Executive Board
EURAZEO PME
Christophe LENOUVEL
Head of Principal Investments
BNP PARIBAS PRINCIPAL INVESTMENTS
Jean François BOULIER
Chairman
AF2I
Caroline LEBOUCHER
Chief Operating Officer
BUSINESS FRANCE
Dominique GAILLARD
Chairman of France Invest, Senior Advisor Ardian
ARDIAN
Francesca FICAI
EMEA Private Equity Reporter
DEBTWIRE


09:40
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10:25

Infrastructure Summit / Round-table discussion 1 - Lerins Summit Room 2


 Value creation in infrastructure at the top of the cycle


Renaud DE MATHAREL
Chief Executive Officer
CUBE INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGERS
Jürgen GERKE
CEO
ALLIANZ CAPITAL PARTNERS
Laurent FAYOLLAS
Managing Director
ARDIAN
Stéphane BRIMONT
President of France & Benelux
MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE AND REAL ASSETS (EUROPE) LIMITED
Andrea ECHBERG
Partner
PANTHEON
Ethan LEVINE
Managing Director
COMMONFUND CAPITAL
Ian HARDING
Co-Managing Partner
ARCUS INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS LLP
Frédéric PALANQUE
Managing Director
CONQUEST ASSET MANAGEMENT


10:00
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10:45

Scaling venture to growth companies - Conference Room 1



Jerome LECAT
Directeur général
SCALITY
Eric MARTINEAU FORTIN
Managing Partner
WHITE STAR CAPITAL
Filip DAMES
Founding Partner
CHERRY VENTURES
Bjarne LIE
Managing Partner
VERDANE CAPITAL
Cyril BOURDAROT
Director
THE CARLYLE GROUP
Emmanuelle DUTEN
Editor-in-Chief
GROUPE LES ECHOS


10:15
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11:00

CEO Forum: Build-up and innovative value creation strategies - Conference Room 2


Hosted by Scotto Partners


Grégory SALINGER
Chief Digital Officer
APAX PARTNERS
Laurent PRUVOST
CEO
IN TECH MEDICAL
Eva IVARS
CEO Spain
ALAIN AFFLELOU
Frédéric JUMENTIER
CEO
FINDIS
Julien BERGER
Managing Partner
INDEFI GROUP


10:35
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11:20

Infrastructure Summit - ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION 2 - Lerins Summit Room 2


Technology and infrastructure : disruption threats / new opportunities


Joost BERGSMA
CEO
GLENNMONT PARTNERS
Christophe PETIT
President & Managing Partner
STAR AMERICA
George THEODOROPOULOS
Managing Partner
FENGATE ASSET MANAGEMENT
Sebastian MILLER
Principal
PIONEER POINT PARTNERS LLP
Patrick TARDIVY
Paris Office Leader/ Partner
ORRICK HERRINGTON SUTCLIFFE


10:45
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11:30

Focus on AI and deep tech - Conference Room 1


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Olivier HUEZ
Partner
C4 VENTURES
Michel DE LEMPDES
Partner, Head of Venture Capital
OMNES CAPITAL
Charles BEIGBEDER
Président
QUANTONATION
Max BAUTIN
Managing Partner
IQ CAPITAL
Jean Michel DELIGNY
Managing Director
SILVERPEAK TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT BANKING


11:00
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11:30

CEO Forum: The business plan and financing debate - Conference Room 2


Hosted by Scotto Partners


Jürgen SACKHOFF

SACKHOFF RECHTSANWÄLTE
Patrick MATHIEU
President & CEO
ARMACELL
Jean NAKACHE
CEO
SEDIVER
Claire DELARBRE
Executive Director
EY


11:30
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12:00

CEO Forum: Building and motivating a dream team - Conference Room 2


Hosted by Scotto Partners


Bernard LE BOURGEOIS
Managing Director
PROCADRES INTERNATIONAL
Laurent MUSY
CEO
TERREAL
Michel GIANNUZZI
CEO
VERALLIA PACKAGING
Alain-François PIALAT
Head of HR/Communication
FRAIKIN
Isabelle BOUJNAH
Senior Client Partner Private Equity
KORN FERRY


11:30
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12:00

Focus on SaaS and smart industries - Conference Room 1


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Jon KOPLIN
MD, investments, corporate venture
CISCO INVESTMENTS
Philippe HERBERT
Managing Partner
KREAXI
Charles LETOURNEUR
MANAGING PARTNER
ALVEN CAPITAL
Holger WIEMANN
Senior Advisor
EUROPEXPO


12:00
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12:30

Focus on healthtech - Conference Room 1


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Baudouin HUE
Investment Manager
CAPDECISIF MANAGEMENT
Valery HUOT
Head of Venture, Partner
LBO FRANCE
Katharina JUENGER
Founder & CEO
TELECLINIC GMBH
Holger WIEMANN
Senior Advisor
EUROPEXPO


12:30
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14:30

International CEO Forum lunch, "practical tips for a fair deal" - Lerins Summit Room 1


Practical tips for a fair deal

(by invitation only)

Hosted by
  &  


Colin MATTHEWS
CEO
LOCH LOMOND GROUP
Patrick MATHIEU
President & CEO
ARMACELL
Isabelle CHERADAME
Partner - Avocat à la Cour
SCOTTO PARTNERS
Nicolas MENARD-DURAND
Partner (Private Equity)
SCOTTO PARTNERS
Jérôme COMMERÇON
Partner (Tax)
SCOTTO PARTNERS


12:30
-
13:30

Networking Lunch - Rotonde Lounge


Sponsored by



12:30
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13:30

SPEAKERS LUNCH J - Lerins Summit Room 2


Reserved to speakers.

Sponsored by



12:30
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13:00

Focus on fintech - Conference Room 1


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François ROBINET
Managing Partner
AXA VENTURE PARTNERS
Vanessa GSTETTENBAUER
Principal
BTOV PARTNERS
Hélène FALCHIER
Partner
PORTAG3 VENTURES
Jonathan KRAMER
Head of Capital Markets
ZOPA
Jean Michel DELIGNY
Managing Director
SILVERPEAK TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT BANKING


13:30
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14:15

State of the art in private debt and sponsorless transactions - Conference Room 1



Cécile MAYER LEVI
Co-Head of Private Debt
TIKEHAU INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Paul SHEA
Founding Partner
BEECHBROOK CAPITAL
Richard DALAUD
Managing Partner, Chairman of the Siparex Mezzanine Management Board
SIPAREX
Roy AWAD
Investment Director
PERMIRA DEBT MANAGERS
Barbara ELLERO
Partner
ANTHILIA
Abhik DAS
Head of Private Debt
GOLDING CAPITAL PARTNERS GMBH


13:30
-
14:15

Tech investments in Israël - Conference Room 2



Isaac HILLEL
Managing General Partner
PITANGO VENTURE CAPITAL
Benjamin CICHOSEPSKI
Patner Technology Companies Group
ORRICK HERRINGTON SUTCLIFFE
Jonathan BENARTZI
Managing Partner
FIRSTIME
Erez SHACHAR
Managing Partner
QUMRA CAPITAL
Harel BEIT-ON
Founder & Managing Partner
VIOLA GROWTH
Dror GLASS
Managing Partner
ISRAEL SECONDARY FUND


14:30
-
15:00

Largecap case study - Conference Room 1


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Philippe POLETTI
Member of the Executive Committee, CEO Ardian France
ARDIAN
Bertrand LETARTRE
CEO
LABORATOIRES ANIOS
Agathe ZILBER
CEO
CFNEWS


14:30
-
15:15

How to build LP/GP strategic relationships - Conference Room 2



Eric DERAM
Managing Partner
FLEXSTONE PARTNERS
Elad GIVONI
Head of Private Equity
THE PHOENIX INSURANCE
David ENRIQUEZ
Head of Private Equity
NEW YORK CITY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
James WILLIAMS
Editor
PRIVATE EQUITY WIRE


15:00
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15:30

Midmarket case studies - Conference Room 1


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Stéphane PERRIQUET
Managing Partner
21 INVEST
Christophe KARVELIS SENN
CEO & Co-Founder
CAPZANINE
Patrice VERRIER
Managing Partner
ABENEX
Frédéric CEYTE
Director Corporate Development
FINANCE ACTIVE
Laurent BUIATTI
Managing Partner
ROTHSCHILD TRANSACTION R


15:30
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16:15

Disrupting PE? Assessing new fund models - Conference Room 2


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Fanny LETIER
Founding Partner
GENEO
Jean-Philippe HECKETSWEILER
Co-Founder & Partner
GROUPE HLD
Thomas DE WAEN
Managing Director
CORE EQUITY HOLDINGS
Arnaud GAREL
Group Head of Coverage & Business Development
CACEIS BANK


15:30
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16:15

Smallcap case studies - Conference Room 1


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Gilles SICARD
Partner
CEREA PARTENAIRE
Pierre JOURDAIN
Président du Directoire Associé fondateur
AZULIS CAPITAL
Frédéric MIMOUN
Directeur d'Investissement Senior
OMNES CAPITAL
Eve STOCKEL
CEO
IN STORE DISPLAY
Holger WIEMANN
Senior Advisor
EUROPEXPO


16:30
-
18:00

GRAND COCKTAIL PARTY - Rotonde Lounge


Sponsored by:




Mohamed Ali Abdelhak

Investment director
MEDITERRANIA CAPITAL PARTNERS

Prior to joining Mediterrania Capital Partners in July 2012, Mohamed Ali Abdelhak spent four years at Ernst & Young Paris as a Senior Consultant in Transaction Advisory Services where he participated in several Buy-side and Sell-side financial due diligence processes.

As an Investment Director at Mediterrania Capital Partners, he takes part in various investment phases including market research and the risk identification of target companies, the designing of business plans and company valuation, and the preparation of investment memorandums.

Mohamed Ali’s strong track record has been built thanks to his close involvement in two deals in the Maghreb region for Mediterrania Capital I and one deal for Mediterrania Capital II, and his participation in the financial due diligence of six companies within the framework of an M&A operation within his position at Ernst & Young.

Throughout his years at Mediterrania Capital partners, Mohamed Ali has also developed solid asset management skills and a deep understanding of several core sectors in the region.

Mohamed Ali holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from HEC Tunis (Tunisia) and a Master’s in Management from ESCP Europe Paris (France). He speaks English, French and Arabic.

François Aguerre

Partner
COLLER CAPITAL

 

As Co-Head of Origination, Francois is responsible for managing the firm’s investment origination activities worldwide. He is based in the firm’s London office.

Prior to joining Coller Capital in 2007, Francois worked in the Investment Banking division of UBS in London. Previously, he worked at Gimar Finance and PAI Partners in Paris, and at Société Générale in New York.

Francois has an MSc in Engineering from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in France, and an MBA from INSEAD.

Alexandre Alfonsi

President
AXONIA PARTNERS

Alexandre specializes in advising private equity teams and organizations on their fundraising, secondary transactions and special situations worldwide.  Alexandre has succesfully contributed to raise many private equity funds, in particular for GPs based in North America, Europe, Africa, and other Emerging Markets. He has also completed several international corporate finance deals, fundraisings, and M&A transactions.

Experience: Alternal, Triago, nFactory, Morgan Stanley, Mazars & Guérard

Education: MBA Stanford – Arjay Miller Scholar, Ecole Centrale Paris

Jean Luc Allavena

Founder & Chairman
ATLANTYS ADVISORS

 

Jean-Luc Allavena holds a Master degree in Business Administration from HEC Paris.

Jean-Luc Allavena began his career as Analyst at Banque Paribas in 1986 before joining Lyonnaise des Eaux (now Engie) in 1989 as Financial Controller.

In 1992, he became Chief Financial Officer of Techpack International (Pechiney), then Chief Operating Officer in 1996, and finally Chairman and CEO of Pechiney World Luxury Cosmetics Division in 1999.

In 2000, he joined Lagardère Media as the Group Chief Operating Officer and therefore also became member of the Board of the four main branches of the group (Hachette Livre, Hachette Filipacchi Médias, Hachette Distribution Services and Lagardère Active).

Strongly attached to his homeland, Monaco, where his family has been established for 150 years, Jean-Luc Allavena was called to serve as Chief of Staff of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2005 – 2006.

Jean-Luc Allavena joined Apollo Global Management as a partner in London in 2007. Apollo is one of the major alternative asset managers in the world with a portfolio of almost $200 billion. Jean-Luc Allavena has established its franchise in France with a strong track record in industrial investments, among which Monier, Constellium, Latécoère and Verallia.

He is member of the Board of Altice Group, Verallia and the bank Paris-Bertrand-Sturdza.

Besides, Jean-Luc Allavena has been involved for several decades in non-profit organizations. He served as Chairman of the HEC Alumni Association in 2001-2003 (then Honorary Chairman), Chairman of the HEC Foundation from 2003 to 2005 (then Honorary Chairman) and Chairman of the Board of the French-American Foundation France from 2010 to 2015 (then Honorary Chairman).

Jean-Luc  Allavena  has been awarded Chevalier of the French Légion d’Honneur.

David Arcauz

Managing Partner
FLEXSTONE

 

Catherine Armstrong

Associate Vice President, Global External Affairs
THE CARLYLE GROUP

Specialties: Media relations, crisis communications, media training, PR campaigns, issues management,Financial PR, PLC financial calendar comms, speechwriting, CSR & ESG communications

Nick Ashmore

CEO
STRATEGIC BANKING CORPORATION OF IRELAND 

Nick Ashmore is Chief Executive Officer of the SBCI. Prior to taking up this role he served as Project Director during the SBCI’s establishment phase. Nick joined the NTMA in 2006 as part of the team managing the National Pensions Reserve Fund, where he served as Head of Private Equity and Infrastructure before becoming Deputy Director in 2011. Before joining the NTMA, Nick was an investment manager with Greenaap Consultants Limited, a private family office. He is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and a member of the Scottish Institute of Chartered Accountants.

André Aubert

Partner
LGT CAPITAL PARTNERS

 

André Aubert is a Partner, Private Equity at LGT Capital Partners AG. He joined the firm in 2005 and leads private equity secondaries at the firm. Prior to this, André was a Principal at Index Ventures. He joined the firm in 1999. Previously, he was a Consultant at McKinsey, primarily in the telecommunications and banking sectors. Before this, he worked as a Research Assistant in the Telecom Laboratory at the University of Tokyo. Mr. Aubert holds an M.Sc. in Telecom Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

Ron Awad

Investment Director
PERMIRA

Roy joined Permira Debt Managers in October 2015 and is responsible for originating new investments, undertaking credit analysis and monitoring of existing investments.

Previously, Roy was an Investment Manager for 3 years at Argos Soditic Private Equity and spent 5 years within the Leveraged Finance teams at Natixis and BNP.

Bertrand Badré

CEO, Partner & Founder
BLUE LIKE AN ORANGE

Bertrand Badré is CEO and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital. Previously, Bertrand was Managing Director of the World Bank and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer.

Gordon Bajnai

Chairman Global Advisory Board
CAMPBELL LUTYENS

Gordon Bajnai, an economist and businessman, was born in 1968, Hungary. From April 2009 until May 2010, he served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary. Earlier, he held positions as Government Commissioner of the National Development Agency, as Minister of Regional Development and later as Minister of economy and National Development. In the private sector Mr. Bajnai has recently served as Group COO of Meridiam Infrastructure between 2014 and 2017 and he continues as a member of the Supervisory Board. Earlier, between 2000 and 2006, he was CEO of the Wallis Group, a major Hungarian diversified holding. Between 1995 and 2000, he was deputy CEO of CA IB Securities, a leading Hungarian investment bank. During his career he also acted as advisor or director for Budapest Airport, Antin Infrastructure, Aegon Insurance and Raba plc. Currently Mr. Bajnai is also a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council and the Advisory Board of the New Pact for Europe initiative, and was an adjunct professor of Columbia University.

Jean-Marc Bally

Managing Partner
ASTER CAPITAL

Jean-Marc Bally has served as Managing Partner of Aster since March 2006.

Previously, he has been a co-founder and an Investment Partner at Aster for 5 years where he was responsible for communications and IT industries investments across Europe and North America focusing on IT, nano & micro technologies and electronics. Prior to the creation of Aster, he spent 5 years in Corporate Finance in Schneider Electric in Austria and France. Jean-Marc holds a Masters degree in Business Management from Grenoble Graduate School of Business, an executive education from INSEAD and an additional Masters degree in Mathematics.

Jean-Marc is in charge of the overall management of Aster including compliance, reporting and investor relations. He also leads our industrial application focus and is involved in deal sourcing, leading and managing investments and exits as well as managing our global portfolio of investments.

He currently manages our investments in several companies including Agilence (USA), Easybike Group (France), Lucibel(France), Cosmo Tech (France), ekWateur(France), Finalcad (France), Eficia (France), 

Stéphane Barret

Managing Director
CREDIT AGRICOLE CIB

 

Antoine Baschiera

Co Founder
EARLY METRICS

 

Max Bautin

Managing Partner
IQ CAPITAL

Max is a founding partner of IQ Capital. He has worked in venture capital since 2001 and has led investments into over two dozen start-ups – including Grapeshot (Oracle), Phonetic Arts (Google), Neul (Huawei), Stillfront (IPO) and Quotient (EKF). He currently represents IQCP on the boards of Audio Analytic, Concirrus, Fluidic Analytics, Spectral Edge and Thought Machine and works several seed stage companies as board advisor.

Max is an elected member of InvestEurope (EVCA) Venture Capital Council since 2015.

Max holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.

Christophe Bavière

CEO and Managing Partner
IDINVEST PARTNERS

CEO of Idinvest Partners since 2001, Christophe Bavière actively heads all investment activities and chairs the Investment Committees.

Prior to joining Idinvest Partners, Christophe Bavière held senior positions within the AGF-Allianz Group, as CIO of Allianz Private Equity Partners and as CIO of Allianz Global Investors. Previously, Christophe Bavière had worked at the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations as well as BNP Paribas. In the late nineties, he was instrumental in developing private equity as a separate asset class within the balanced portfolios under his management and in 1997 he sponsored the establishing of Idinvest Partners (formerly AGF Private Equity).

Christophe Bavière is the President of the Private Equity Commission at AFG, the French Asset Management professional association. Until 2015, Christophe Bavière was Vice President of AFIC, the French private equity professional association. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the French Regulator Authority (AMF) and is a Colonel in the French Air Force Reserve.

Christophe Bavière holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a business degree from ESLSCA, Paris. He is also a certified actuary of the French Institut des Actuaires. In 2007, he was elected “Private Equity Personality of the year” by Capital Finance Les Echos.

Charles Beigbeder

CEO
QUANTONATION

Depuis 2007, Charles Beigbeder développe au sein de Gravitation de nouvelles activités dans les domaines de la croissance verte, des services financiers et des nouveaux médias.

 

Harel Beit-On

Founder & Managing Partner
VIOLA GROUP

Harel is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of management leadership in the IT industry and an extensive investment and exit record. He is one of the Co-founders of the Viola Group; one of the original Co-founders of Viola Ventures and the Founder of Viola Growth, where he serves as General Partner.

Harel serves as an active board member of several leading technology companies, where he leverages an extensive global network of partners, investors, entrepreneurs and executives to help these companies achieve their objectives and build value.

Harel is Chairman of Gaon Holdings and Matomy Media Group, and a Director at Playbuzz, SimilarWeb, Behalf and Pyramid Analytics.

As the former CEO, President & Chairman of Tecnomatix (NASDAQ: TCNO), a leading provider of Manufacturing Process Management software solutions, Harel led the company for over eight years, during which the company grew to $100 million in revenues and more than 650 employees. In 2005, he led the successful sale of Tecnomatix to UGS for $228 million.

Harel is a former Chairman of ECtel (NASDAQ: ECTX) and former Chairman of Lumenis (NASDAQ: LUME), Israel’s largest medical device company, where he led a $150 million investment and led the company’s turnaround eventually resulting in its sale to XIO Group for $510 million in June 2015.

Jonathan Benartzi

Managing Partner
FIRSTTIME VC

Jonathan has been a serial entrepreneur and executive in digital companies for the last 20 years.

He is a Co-founder and Chairman at Latto, and a Co-founder of the Itzhak Rabin Center and museum.

Eric Bequet

Head of Insurance Asset Management
BNP PARIBAS CARDIFF

 

 

Julien Berger

Managing Partner
INDEFI

Julien Berger is Managing Partner at INDEFI, leading strategy advisor for the investment management business in Europe.

He is in charge of the Group’s development and oversees its private equity activities, leading a wide number of strategy consulting projects on behalf of its private equity clients and their portfolio companies.

Julien has over 15 years of experience in strategy consulting and is recognized for his leading industry expertise, including the agri-food business, distribution, health and business services.

He started his career in the United States as Head of Business Development in a software company and subsequently participated in the creation and development of a technology company dedicated to the apparel industry.

Julien graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris engineering school, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris) and holds a Master of Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.

François Bergère

Executive Director
LTIIA

François BERGERE joined the Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association as Executive Director in September 2018. He has a long and diversified professional experience in the fields of public management,  project and infrastructure finance, having worked  as a senior auditor at the  French supreme audit institution, a manager of multinational Equity Investment funds in infrastructure; and in the French ministry of Finance to set-up and manage the PPP task force, before joining  the World Bank  from 2014 as Program Manager for PPIAF (Public-Private Investment Advisory  facility) , a trust-fund aimed at creating an investment-enabling environment for private sector participation in infrastructure.

He is a graduate of  HEC Paris business school and Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in France and of the Executive program in Business Administration in Columbia Business School (NY-USA) .

Joost Bergsma

Managing Partner & CEO
GLENNMONT PARTNERS

As founding partner and CEO of Glennmont Partners, Joost has been involved in negotiations of some of the fund’s key wind and solar transactions. He is actively involved in originating new deals through the fund’s development partners, and regularly speaks at conferences and industry events.

Joost has more than 12 years’ experience in energy and power utilities transactions across the value chain, in Europe and emerging markets. In this time, he has devised and implemented asset and exit strategies, raising in excess of EUR 10bn of sales proceeds for energy clients. His CV includes long periods at BNP Paribas (formerly ABN AMRO) and SG Warburg & Co.

 

Pau Bermudez Canete

Partner & Investment Committee
SUMA CAPITAL

Private equity investor, with 17 years of investment experience in Spanish SMEs and international markets. With focus on growth capital since 2001.

He focuses on growth capital investments since 2001. At Baring Private Equity Partners España (BPEP, funds II and III) in Madrid, he executed several investments and was member of Baring’s Investment Committee. All investee companies had a strong internationalization component: Gas Gas Motos into LatAm and Africa, Expert Components throughout Europe, Laboratorios Boniquet into Mexico and Brazil or Grupo Navec to LatAm are relevant examples. Additionally, he has executed investments in business services, technology and healthcare in Africa and the GCC.

At Suma Capital, he co-manages the Spain growth capital funds investment team, with a portfolio of SMEs across eCommerce, specialized retail, manufacturing and business services.

MBA from Stanford University (USA).

Dual Business degree from ESADE (Barcelona) and HEC (Paris).

Speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese, French and English

Ramon Betolaza

Managing Partner & CEO
BLACK TORO CAPITAL

Ramón Betolaza has over 18 years of investment experience in special situations, rescue and stabilisation of companies across different life cycles in Europe, U.S. and Asia. Ramón was a partner from inception at MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC in New York, created in 2002 through the spin-off of the Credit Suisse Distressed Securities Group. He was the Head of Europe from 2006 and a member of the Investment Committee until his retirement from the firm in December 2009. Prior to July 2002, Ramón was a director at Credit Suisse in the Distressed Securities Group, the predecessor group to MP, which he joined in 1997 in London. Mr. Betolaza started his investing career in special situations at Banco Santander in London since the inception of the European HY Market in 1996. He holds a Degree in Economics and Financial Management from Universidad Comercial de Deusto and earned his MBA, summa cum laude, from IE Business School, Madrid, where he currently serves at its International Advisory Board and is a member of the Council of Advisers to the IE Fund in New York. Ramón has extensive experience as a proactive board member in private and listed companies and currently serves on the boards of various privately held companies.

Jean Marc Bianchi

CEO
KERNEOS

 

Cédric Bisson

Associate
TERALYS CAPITAL

Andreas Bohn

Managing Partner & Co-CEO
SWANCAP

Andreas is Co-CEO & Managing Partner of SwanCap Partners since October 2015. Prior to joining SwanCap, Andreas was with UniCredit/Hypovereinsbank since 1994 having served most recently as a Management Board Member at UniCredit Bank AG and as a member of the Global UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking Executive Committee.

In the 22 years that Andreas has been with UniCredit and through various management functions, he built several highly successful franchises within the bank. Andreas is a Co-founder of UniCredit’s market leading Leveraged Finance business having led the team for many years through its most significant growth period.

Andreas was also the founder of the Principal Investment business at UniCredit which he ran by and large between 2000 and 2011 culminating in overall commitments of €3bn in private equity funds and co investments. Prior to joining SwanCap, Andreas had also been the Chairman of the SwanCap Partners’ Advisory Board.

Andreas holds an MBA from Ludwig-Maximilians University and a PhD in strategic Management from University of Munich.

Jean Philippe Boige

Co Founder
REACH CAPITAL

Jean-Philippe co-founded Reach Capital in 2015.

He has 15 years of Private Equity industry experience.

He is a former Partner of Paris-based PE firm Idinvest Partners, where, as a member of the investment committees (Private equity funds, co-investments, secondary, mezzanine), he spent 8 years with bith responsabilities in LBO, growth equity, VC, and credit fund investments, and overseas fundraising. Jean-Philippe sat on advisory board of several European funds.

Prior to Idinvest, he was also a part of Global Private Equity, managing fundraising mandates for international alternative investments funds managers. He started his carrer with Siparex.

Jean-Philippe graduated from Neoma Business School, HEC Montreal and Mc Gill University. He speaks French, English, Spanish and German.

Isabelle Boujnah

Senior Client Partner Private Equity
KORN FERRY

As a senior member of the EMEA Financial Services & Private Equity team at Korn Ferry, Mrs. Boujnah leads the Private Equity practice in France. She is strongly committed to deliver ad hoc solutions to her Private Equity clients and their portfolio companies.

She specializes in Chairman & CEO, CFO and Non-Executive Director’s appointments for private equity-backed companies, working in close collaboration with sector practices to leverage Korn Ferry strong network.

Mrs. Boujnah also assists Private Equity Investors with advisory services throughout the investment cycle, from deal origination and pre-deal due diligence, to post-deal leadership & advisory services and exit preparation.

Mrs. Boujnah has 20 years of experience working with Private Equity funds across Europe, the US, Asia and Africa.

Prior to her current position, Mrs. Boujnah served as a Partner in an advisory & executive search firm dedicated to Private Equity.

Isabelle has developed a strong experience in finance & private equity throughout her career.

Jean-François Boulier

President
AF2I

 

 

Cyril Bourdarot

Associate Director
THE CARLYLE GROUP

Cyril Bourdarot is an Associate Director advising on buyout and growth capital investment opportunities in the European TMT, Business Services and Healthcare sectors. He is based in London.

Since joining Carlyle, Mr. Bourdarot has been actively involved with Carlyle’s investment in current portfolio companies Evernex and HGH Infrared Systems.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Bourdarot was an Investment Executive with Silverfleet Capital, a pan-European mid-market buyout firm, which he joined in 2011 from Ecocert, an organic and sustainability development inspection and certification organization, where he was in charge of their development in the United States. Prior to Ecocert, Mr. Bourdarot worked for Rothschild & Cie in M&A, in Paris.

Mr. Bourdarot is a graduate from HEC in Paris.

Michael Brandkamp

Managing Director
HTGF

Michael Brandkamp has been with High-Tech Gründerfonds right from the very beginning and drafted a significant part of the business plan that today still forms the basis of HTGF. He regards establishing HTGF as an entrepreneurial challenge and at the same time a great privilege.

He has been involved in financing high-tech startups for more than 20 years, six of which he spent working in Berlin’s start-up scene. During this time, he invested in a great number of start-ups and managed numerous successful exits. The tbg Technologie-Beteiligungs-Gesellschaft, where he was Deputy Managing Director and head of the Berlin office, has been involved in more than 30 IPOs. He brought with him this vast experience to HTGF and continues to expand on it.

James Brennan

Investment Director
IRELAND STRATEGIC INVESTMENT FUND

James Brennan is an Investment Director on the investment team of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), Ireland’s €9 billion sovereign development fund. There he is responsible for the ISIF’s strategy in the venture capital sector which has the ambition of promoting a vibrant and diverse funding landscape for early stage high potential technology and healthcare businesses in the country. He has led the ISIF’s investments across a wide range of venture and growth equity funds and several direct co-investments. James holds a BSc Theoretical Physics and an MSc Computational Science from University College Dublin and has been a CFA charter holder since 2012.

Stéphane Brimont

Managing Director France & Benelux
MACQUARIE GROUP

Stéphane is Head of MIRA’s French and Benelux operations and is a Director of Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (APRR), Europe’s fourth largest motorway group. He is also a Director of both Brussels Airport and EP Infrastructure (EPIF).
Stéphane spent the first eight years of his career with the French Government, principally focusing on infrastructure and transport within the Treasury, involvement with the French motorway companies and as a Director of APRR. In 2002, Stéphane was appointed Senior Advisor to the French Prime Minister. He joined Gaz de France in 2004 as Chief Strategy Officer and was appointed Group CFO in 2007. In 2009, Stéphane became CEO of Energy Europe within GDF Suez, with responsibilities over marketing and sales, generation, trading and infrastructure assets throughout Europe. In addition, he was recently Senior Advisor to BCG.
Stéphane graduated from École Polytechnique and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, France.

Catherine Brossard

Managing Director, Investor Relations
CERBERUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Ms. Brossard joined Cerberus in 2010. Prior to joining Cerberus, Ms. Brossard worked in the Private Equity Group at Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec from 2006 to 2010, where she managed infrastructure and fund investments in Europe and North America across a variety of sectors and strategies. From 2003 to 2006, Ms. Brossard worked in Europe in the commercial finances business of GE Capital Corporation, and from 1997 to 2003 in Canada in the corporate finance group. From 1989 to 1995, Ms. Brossard was an attorney in general litigation both in Canada and in England. Ms. Brossard is a graduate of Université de Montréal Law School and received an MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales.

Nicolas Brugère

Partner
PAI PARTNERS

Nicolas Brugère joined PAI in 2006, and is a Partner in the Food & Consumer sector team. He is also in charge of PAI’s Investment Group. He has been involved in several transactions including Refresco, Yoplait, IPH, Euro Media Group, Cerba, Atos and Kwik Fit.

He started his career at the Boston Consulting Group as a strategy consultant, where he spent two years.

Nicolas graduated from Sciences Po Paris in 2001 and HEC in 2004.

Laurent Buiatti

Partner
TRANSACTION R

Experienced Managing Director with more than 150 transactions closed since 20 years. Co-head ofTransaction R, the Paris mid cap M&A team of Rothschild. A track record in M&A, LBO, InternationalTransactions, Valuation and Corporate Finance.

Maurizio Caio

Founding Partner
TLCOM

Maurizio Caio is the Founder and Managing Partner of TLcom Capital LLP where he has been focusing on mobile technologies and services, web enabled services and GDP verticals, broadband network infrastructure, and applications of ICT to SMEs since the firm’s foundation in 1999. His current board positions include companies in the mobile, broadband, digital media and silicon space in Europe, the US and Africa. He is currently based in Nairobi and works frequently in Silicon Valley and London.

Maurizio cooperates with the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) and their Accra and Nairobi based innovation centers, is on the Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Office in London, and is an advisor of the GSMA Mobile for Development initiative.

He is the chairman of the TIDE Foundation, a non for profit organization focused on improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Sub Saharan Africa.

Prior to TLcom, Maurizio was a founding partner of Bain & Company in Italy and a Director of Bain & Company, leading the firm’s European TMT practice, and serving clients from the firm’s European and San Francisco offices. Previously, he was with McKinsey & Company in Europe, focusing on technology and growth strategy. Before founding TLcom, he spent 15 years advising CEOs and senior management of European and Silicon Valley telecommunications and technology companies on strategy, operations, commercial development, strategic partnerships, and merger and acquisitions. Maurizio also served as Deputy Chairman of an international cooperation NGO working with local communities in Central America, East Africa and South East Asia, with a focus on social entrepreneurship and income generating programs. He is the Chairman of the TIDE Foundation.

Maurizio has a Summa cum Laude Laurea degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan and New York University, and an MBA from Stanford University. He served as a Teaching and Research Fellow in Strategic Planning and Control at Bocconi University and as an instructor of Information Technology for MBA students while at Stanford.

 

Fabio Canè

Managing Director
NEUBERGER BERMAN

Fabio Canè is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and Senior Partner of NB Renaissance Partners. Previously, he was the Head of Private Equity at Intesa Sanpaolo’s CIB Division, in charge of Direct Private Equity and Private Equity Funds investments. Mr. Canè started his career at Intesa Sanpaolo in 2005 where he served a number of roles, including Head of Investment Banking, responsible for M&A, ECM, DCM and structured finance with assets of more than €10bn, and Head of Restructuring & Special Situations with the responsibility of financial restructuring reporting to the CIB Division’s CEO. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Canè was co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yoox (now Yoox Net-A-Porter Group), listed on the Milan Stock Exchange until June 2018 (approx. €3bn market cap). From 1990 to 2000, he worked for Bain & Co. in Boston and Milan as a Partner since 1995. Mr. Canè graduated cum laude in Business Administration from LUISS University in 1984 and received an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 1990. Mr. Canè is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as a Board member of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Comelz and Pianoforte (Yamamay/Carpisa).

Manuel Cary

Partner
TIIC ADVISORS

More than 20 years of experience in corporate and project finance, and a solid experience and track-record in the infrastructure sector, in the EMEA region.

Before joining TIIC he was Executive Board Member at Millennium Investment Banking, responsible for the origination teams in investment banking, covering several industries.

Prior to that, Manuel was Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Mello de Investimento, with responsibility for Corporate Banking, Corporate Finance and Project Finance.

Civil Engineering graduate and holder of a MBA from INSEAD.

Frédéric Ceyte

Sales & Marketing Director
FINANCE ACTIVE

Frédéric Ceyte is a graduate of the Arts et Metiers Paris Tech. He started his career in 2000 at Sophis, one of the best French success stories for financial portfolio software. He started in the ‘ products ‘ teams as Quality Engineer and Business Analyst where he spent 7 years between Dublin and the Paris headquarters. Then he was sent to the United States to develop the American subsidiary. He stayed for five years, and successfully developed the activities of Sophis in the USA. In 2010, Misys, the world leader in financial software publishing buys Sophis. A few months later, Frédéric returned to France where he joined the Sales Team at Misys. Frédéric Ceyte joined the Finance Active team on January 1, 2018 and manages all the commercial teams. His mission is to accelerate the development of Finance Active abroad and to increase its presence with financial institutions.

Matthieu Chabran

Co-Founder
TIKEHAU CAPITAL

Mathieu Chabran co-founded Tikehau Capital in 2004. He is currently Managing Director and co-CIO of Tikehau Investment Management. Previously, he worked in London in the Real Estate Debt Market team of Deutsche Bank, which he joined in 2002. He began his career at Merrill Lynch in 1998, firstly in Paris within the Principal Investment team, then in London, in the High Yield Capital Market department.

Education: ESCP Europe; Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence.

Brian Chun

Investment Officer
HELMSLEY TRUST 

 

Brian Chun is an Investment Officer at the Helmsley Charitable Trust. He is responsible for the sourcing, due diligence, and evaluation of private equity, venture capital, and hedge fund investments. He is involved with analyzing existing asset allocations within Helmsley’s investment portfolio.

 

Prior to joining Helmsley, Brian was an investment banker at Wells Fargo Securities. He was involved with debt and equity capital transactions for corporate clients. Previously, he held various roles at BNP Paribas, GE Capital, and Goldman, Sachs & Co.

 

Brian received an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, his M.S. from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and a B.E. from The Cooper Union – Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Matteo Cirla

Partner & Managing Director
IGI SGR SPA

Matteo joined IGI in 2010, after having worked for over 6 years as a Partner of Synergo, a private equity firm which he co-founded in 2004.  Prior to joining Synergo, he spent 6 years, covering various investment banking roles.  Matteo started his professional career with Arthur Andersen in Milan in 1996.

Matteo graduated in Economics and Commerce from the University of Pavia and received his Master in Corporate Finance from the SDA Bocconi School of Management.

Stéphane Colin

President
AFRICINVEST

Since 2016, Stéphane Colin heads Africinvest Group’s Paris office. With his team, he invests the French-African Fund, the first cross-border fund dedicated to the French SMEs which are willing to grow in Africa.

Africinvest is a pioneer of the African Private Equity market: created in 1994, Africinvest has over €1,2billion of Assets Under Management; to date, the Group has invested in 150 African companies, with a team of 75 professionals, spread over 7 offices in Africa.

Before joining Africinvest, Stéphane was an Investment Director within the Private Equity Group of Lazard Bank for 9 years. Prior to Lazard, he notably worked as an Associate within the Investment Banking department of Lehman Brothers, both in London and Paris.

He holds an engineer degree from the Ecole Centrale Paris and an MSc in Finance & Economics from the London School of Economics.

From 2014 to 2016, he lived in DR Congo as a humanitarian volunteer for a mission in the field of education.

Gilles Collombin

Partner
CHARTERHOUSE CAPITAL PARTNERS

Gilles Collombin joined Charterhouse in 2017.

Gilles has 24 years of Investment Banking experience including 19 years at HSBC as head of M&A for France and latterly as the Global Head of the Financial Sponsors Group, covering Private Equity funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Family Offices. Whilst at HSBC Gilles advised Charterhouse on numerous transactions.

Gilles holds degrees in Business Management and Mathematics, as well as a Masters in Finance and a postgraduate diploma in Strategic Management (DEA) from the University of Lyon. He started his career teaching Strategic Management at University of Ottawa (Ontario) and is fluent in English and French.
Gilles is responsible for the Firm’s investor relations activities.

Antoine Colson

Managing Director
IPEM

 

Lionel Cormier

Managing Partner
DEMETER

Lionel joined Demeter Partners in January 2008.

He started his career at the Société Générale, and in 1991 continued as Investment Manager for BTP Capital, investor specialized in the BTP (buildings and public works sectors) and the environment.

Lionel then joined the private equity branch of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations from 1995 to 1999 as Investment Director for CDC Participation’s Funds dedicated to eco-industries and to renewable energy, from 2000 to 2005, as partner then Chairman of the Board for CDC Entreprises Services Industrie, and from 2006 to 2007, as Deputy Managing Director of CDC Capital Investissement, (today Qualium) in charge of the capital expansion and LBO for mid-caps’ team 220 M€ under management.

Lionel holds a degree from HEC (1989), and has more than 20 years’ experience in capital investment in SMEs.

Richard Dalaud

Managing Partner
SIPAREX

Filip Dames

Founding Partner
CHERRY VENTURES

Filip is a Founding Partner at Cherry Ventures, a Berlin-based Venture Capital Fund focussing on seed and early-stage technology companies. Before Cherry, Filip founded his first startup in 2008, an online auction site for antiques and collectibles. He then joined the founding team of Zalando as CEO of the group’s shopping-club. Up until 2014, Filip has led Zalando’s business development activities including the international expansion as well as the overall product/mobile strategy for all online shops until the IPO. Filip is also an active supporter of the “Ashoka” network, helping founders to start social businesses around the world. He holds a Diploma (MSc.) from WHU-Beisheim School of Management. Filip loves to spend his time around product-focussed companies and has a particular focus on Digital Health, AI, Fintech and “next-gen” retail technology.

David Dana

Head of VC Investments
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT FUND

The European Investment Fund is the investment entity of the European Union; the European Investment Bank and the European Commission being its main shareholders. The EIF was launched in 1994 to support the access to finance of European SMEs through two lines of business: Guarantees and Equity Investments. It is the largest LP in the European Venture Capital market.

David is heading the VC ICT Team of the EIF, representing circa EUR 1bn of commitments per year, where he has been working for more than eight years. Previously, he has been in charge of the investments in VC funds in France, Israel, and of a specific mandate to support the diversification of the economy of Luxembourg. David was also overviewing EIF activities with Accelerators.

David has been investing in all the sectors covered by EIF investment programs, such as ICT, Life Sciences, and Cleantech. To date, David made 40+ commitments in VC funds (approx. EUR 2bn of commitments) from micro-seed strategies to growth financing. David is EIF’s representative in a large number of funds across Europe and a regular speaker in industry conferences and tech events.

Prior to joining the EIF, David spent two years at PwC Corporate Finance where he was in charge of fundraising activities for start-ups and businesses valuations.

David started his career in the Private Equity department of Société Générale Asset Management in Paris for five years, where he was part of the VC fund-of-funds team.

David holds a Master Degree in Financial & Tax Engineering from ESCP-EAP Paris, a Master Degree in Portfolio Management from University Paris XII, and a Master Degree in Finance & Management from University Paris I La Sorbonne.

Abhik Das

Managing Partner, Head of Private Debt
GOLDING CAPITAL PARTNERS

joined Golding Capital Partners in 2018.

He is responsible for the selection, execution and monitoring of private debt fund investments and co-investments, as well as the portfolio management thereafter.

 

Prior to joining Golding Capital Partners, Mr Das spent five and a half years at BlueBay Asset Management in London, where he was responsible for primary financings for medium-sized businesses across Europe. As a Partner within BlueBay’s Private Debt Group, he was most recently focused on new investments in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Mr Das previously spent nearly three years at Macquarie in the Principal Finance division, where he was responsible for a wide range of investments across the capital structure of European businesses. Prior to that, he worked in the Leveraged Finance team at Lehman Brothers and Nomura in London. He started his career at Credit Suisse in Zurich in various areas of the Swiss investment banking franchise.

Mr Das graduated from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland with an M.A. in Law and Economics. He also holds a dual CEMS Master in International Management degree (CEMS MIM) from both ESADE Barcelona and the University of St.Gallen.

Roberto D’Angelo

Managing Director
LBO / GIOCONDA

Roberto joined LBO France in 2016. He started his career in 1990 at Banca IMI where he held a variety of roles including Head of the General Industry sector of the Corporate Finance & Capital Markets division. Since 2009 he was CEO of Yarpa Group where he developed the direct private equity activities with 4 investments, 2 divestments and 2 co-investments completed. Roberto is based in Milan. Roberto graduated in economics from LUISS in Rome.

Arnaud David

Partner
GOODWIN PROCTER

Arnaud David, associé au sein du Département Private Equity de Goodwin, est spécialisé en création et représentation de fonds d’investissement, y compris dans les fonds LBO, infrastructures, mezzanine, venture (capital risque), immobilier, corporate, fonds de fonds, dette et fonds dédiés. M. David conseille également les investisseurs dans le cadre de leurs investissements dans plusieurs types d’actifs alternatifs, dont notamment les investissements en private equity, dette et capital. Ses domaines d’expertise incluent en outre les opérations secondaires, la réglementation concernant les fonds d’investissement, les management buyouts et la restructuration de groupes de private equity.

Avant de rejoindre Goodwin en 2017, M. David a co-dirigé le Département Fonds Internationaux de King & Wood Mallesons (anciennement SJ Berwin).

Arnaud David parle couramment le français et l’anglais.

Thibault De Laval

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
EFRONT

Thibaut became Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of eFront in May 2017. He joined eFront in May 2015 as Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, to supervise the strategy definition and execution, and lead or coordinate priority projects for eFront.

Prior to that, Thibaut worked for 9 years at McKinsey & Company, the management consulting firm that he left as Associate Principal. He operated in the High-Tech and Telecom sectors, serving in particular a global IT Services provider on numerous operational and strategic topics (incl. M&A and post-merger management) and helping it significantly increase its enterprise value, and assisting a leading Software company’s reorganization. He was also involved in the deployment of softwares from McKinsey Solutions and led several due-diligence assessments for Private Equity funds. Thibaut graduated from Essec Business School in Paris with part of his curriculum spent at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds a BA in Law.

Michel De Lempdes

Managing Partner & Head of Venture Capital
OMNES CAPITAL

Michel de Lempdes is Managing Partner, in charge of Venture Capital activity. He is a member of Omnes Executive Committee.

He currently sits on the Supervisory Board of Adents and on the Board of Directors of Trusted Shop. He has also been involved in numerous sales of companies where he had invested, in particular Dibcom (sold to Parrot), Miwoya (sold to Syncronoss Inc), MonShowroom (sold to Casino), Si Automation (sold to PDF Solutions Inc), Oclio (sold to Online Commerce Partners), Novaled (sold to Samsung), EVE (sold to Synopsys Inc) and Tronics (sold to TDK EPCOS).

Michel de Lempdes’ career began with Crédit Agricole CIB in New York, before he helped to set up Crédit Lyonnais Venture Capital in 2001, which later became Omnes Venture Capital unit, where he worked in the electronics and internet sectors. In addition, he has been a member of SATT idfinnov’s Investment Committee since 2012. Michel de Lempdes graduated from ESC Reims business school.

Renaud de Matharel

CEO
CUBE INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGERS

Renaud de Matharel, CEO & Managing Partner, has 26 years of infrastructure project management and investment experience. He led the establishment of Cube in 2007, and has, since then, recruited and led the management team as a Director of the board, CEO and Managing Partner of the Manager. Mr. de Matharel led the structuring, fundraising and investment activities of Cube, and is currently actively participating, as head of the Managers’ Executive Committee, in the making of key decisions for the management of the fund’s asset portfolio.

Prior to this, Mr. de Matharel spent 8 years with Vinci Concessions where he held executive management responsibilities as General Manager of Vinci Airport Management and Deputy General Manager of SGE Concessions where he developed, financed and managed large road and airport concession projects in Europe, America and Asia. Mr. de Matharel joined Vinci Concessions from BNP Paribas where he worked for 10 years, notably as head of Project Finance at Paribas Milan and Paribas London.

Mr. de Matharel is a graduate of l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord (EDHEC) and holds a Master in Economics from the University of Paris II and a Master in Business Administration from Hartford University (USA).

Thomas De Waen

Managing Director & Co Founder
CORE EQUITY HOLDINGS

12 years of Private Equity experience
Focus: Consumer & Retail

Thomas was a Principal with Bain Capital in Europe, where he spent 11 years from 2004 to 2015. He was responsible for leading deal sourcing and execution in the Consumer & Retail team and had geographic coverage responsibilities for the Benelux region.

Thomas briefly left Bain Capital from 2006 to 2007 to work at MattlinPatterson – a debt investment fund.

Prior to joining Bain Capital, Thomas worked for 3 years at The Boston Consulting Group.

Thomas holds a Master of Science in Economics – Maastricht University (The Netherlands).

Jonathan Dean

Portfolio Manager
AXA IM

Jonathan joined AXA IM in 2009 and since has been working in the Portfolio Management team focusing on Alternatives for the customized solution driven business within the External Managers Group. Jonathan has been instrumental in growing the impact investing expertise at AXA IM, and has assumed responsibility for sourcing; analysis; strategy due diligence and portfolio construction. Jonathan manages the flagship impact fund at AXA IM, and he sits at the investor advisory board of several large impact investing funds.

Jean Michel Deligny

Managing Director
SILVERPEAK TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT BANKING

Jean-Michel is a Senior Advisor at Silverpeak. He is also the Founder of Go4Venture Advisers which he successfully built up to a leading position in international equity private placements.

Jean-Michel has twenty-five years’ experience in technology investment banking. Before starting Go4Venture Advisers, Jean-Michel was the European Head of Technology Investment Banking at UBS. This followed a tenure at Broadview International (now part of Jefferies), where he worked on more than thirty-five public and private transactions. Jean-Michel started his career as a Strategy Consultant at Coopers and Lybrand.

As one of the most respected investment bankers in the European technology market, Jean-Michel speaks regularly at key international events.

Jean-Michel holds an MBA from Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) business school in Paris, and is fluent in English and French (mother tongue)

 

Eric Deram

Founder & Managing Partner
FLEXSTONE PARTNERS

Eric Deram is the founder and managing partner of Euro-Private Equity SA (www.euro-pe.com). Until February 2004, Eric was Director of DB Capital Venture Partners in London, the European venture capital arm of Deutsche Bank. In this capacity, he invested in several early stage companies in the technology and telecommunication industries in Europe and Israel. Previously, he was an investment executive of CSFB Private Equity in London, the Credit Suisse Group private equity investment arm in Europe where he worked primarily on pan European large buyouts investment opportunities across a variety of industries. Earlier, he worked in structured finance with BNP Paribas in Sao Paulo, Paris and New York specialising in leveraged buyouts, mezzanine debt and investments in private equity funds. Prior to BNP Paribas, Eric worked with Reydel Salustro & Associés, an audit and consulting firm in Paris.

Throughout his career Eric served on numerous boards of directors of private and public companies as well as private equity limited partnerships. He also served on several investment committees of private equity funds. Eric worked in Paris, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Dubai and Geneva.

Eric holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a BBA from Rouen Graduate School of Business. His primary sports activities are running (having completed several marathons), skiing and golfing. Eric lives near Geneva with his wife and three sons.

Francisco Diez

Co Founder & Partner
OAKLINS

Francisco Diez is co-founder and Partner at Oaklins France in Lyon (formerly Aelios Finance) since 2016.

He has solid experience of over 15 years in M & A mid-market and recognized expertise in Biotech./Medtech. acquired at EY, UBS and Olympus Biotech International as CFO International. He already has to its credit the organization of more than 40 transactions.

He is a graduate of EM Lyon.

Marleen Dijkstra

Vice President Funds Investment Team
ALPINVEST

 

Marleen is a Vice President in the Funds Investment team where she is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing fund opportunities in Europe. She joined AlpInvest Partners in 2009. Marleen received an MSc, cum laude, in Financial Economics and a LLM in Financial Law from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Kevin Dillon

Managing Director
ATLANTIC BRIDGE CAPITAL

Kevin is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Atlantic Bridge and has 30 years’ operating experience in the technology sector, including a total of 13 in Paris, London and Dublin as an executive in the software industry and five years in Silicon Valley. Kevin served as Vice President, Microsoft EMEA and helped grow the regional business from $500 million in 1991 to $9.5 billion in 2004. At Microsoft, Kevin was a member of Microsoft EMEA’s senior management team responsible for various roles in Finance, Operations, and Sales and Marketing including establishing the European Operations centre in Dublin. Kevin is a frequent industry speaker and was ICT Ireland Industry Person of the Year in 2001 and elected a fellow of the Irish Management Institute in 2000. He holds various degrees in Business, Finance, Taxation & Law and is an Attorney at Law, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Investment Manager

Matthieu Ducharme

Managing Director
NORTHLEAF CAPITAL PARTNERS

Matthieu participates in all aspects of Northleaf’s private markets investment activities, with a focus on the origination, evaluation and monitoring of private equity secondary 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. Matthieu began his career with an expansion capital fund sponsored by Société Générale Asset Management in Paris.

Matthieu received an M.Sc. in Financial Engineering from the Sorbonne University and a B.Sc. in Management Science & Finance from Dauphine University in Paris.

Daniel Dupont

Managing Director
NORTHLEAF CAPITAL PARTNERS

 

Daniel manages Northleaf’s London office and is a member of the Investment Committee. He oversees the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private markets investments, with a particular focus on investment sourcing, analysis and research relating to Northleaf’s private equity secondary investments. In addition, Daniel is involved in Northleaf’s investor relations and business development activities.

Prior to joining Northleaf in 2011, Daniel spent more than a decade at Coller Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on secondary market transactions, where he was responsible for deal sourcing and investment execution for primary and secondary private equity investments, as well as business development activities globally. Previously, Daniel held senior positions in the private equity group at the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec and in the International and Treasury Divisions at the National Bank of Canada. Daniel has served on various fund advisory boards in Europe, Asia and Canada, and is a guest lecturer in the Masters program at INSEAD.

Daniel received a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. in International Finance from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Montréal) and holds the Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Emmanuelle Duten

Editor in Chief
CAPITAL FINANCE

Since January 2014, Emmanuelle Duten (40, IEP-Bordeaux, ESCP-Europe) is the editor in chief of Capital Finance, the French leading PE and M & A news website / weekly magazine (which belongs to French press group Les Echos – Le Parisien).

She joined Les Echos in 2004, after having started her career at an investment bank (M & A).

Since September 2015, she hosts a business daily morning show on Radio Classique.

Fluent in French and English, she takes part in twenty or so conferences each year, such as Viva Technology (a worldwide forum dedicated to startups and innovation), Le Salon Des Entrepreneurs, etc. She is also the sole moderator of Les Rendez-vous de Bercy (1st and 2nd edition organized in 2017 and 2019).

Andrea Echberg

Partner, Infrastructure and Real Assets
PANTHEON VENTURES

Andrea is a Partner in Pantheon’s Infrastructure and Real Assets Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Andrea led the infrastructure direct and co-investment teams for Société Générale, Macquarie Capital and ABN AMRO. She holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Barbara Ellero

Partner, Head of Private Debt
ANTHILIA CAPITAL 

Graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi University, Milan.From 1995 to 2004 senior financial analyst in leading investment banks. Since 2004 responsible for the structuring and execution of structured finance and M&A transactions at La Compagnia Finanziaria S.p.A. and Fante s.r.l – Capital, Corporate and Wealth Advisors. Since November 2013 at Anthilia Capital Parnters as Investment Manager of Anthilia BIT. In April 2016 becomes Head of Private Debt and in March 2018 becomes partner of Anthilia Capital Partners.

Johnny El Hachem

CEO
EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD PRIVATE EQUITY

Johnny El Hachem is the Global Head and CEO of Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity (EDR PE). EDR PE manages
11 different private equity strategies. In total, EDR PE has deployed globally more than € 4 billion to date. Johnny has
been involved in a large number of PE transactions in different sectors and geographies. He currently serves on the
boards and investment committees of the following funds : Amethis (pan African PE fund), Ginkgo (pan European soil
remediation fund), Moringa (pan African and Latin American agroforestry fund), Aina (pan European luxury hotels
fund), ERES (a global diversified PE Fund), Kennet (a growth equity tech fund), Privilège (a hybrid US &Europe mid
market fund of funds with co-investment capabilities), TIIC (pan European infrastructure fund), Pearl (pan European
water and waste management fund), Triventures (global Medtech venture fund), Smart (a pan European real estate
fund). Mr. El Hachem joined Edmond de Rothschild in 2002 where he initiated, structured and raised capital for
several private equity funds. He holds a M.S in Financial Engineering from ESSEC in Paris, and a B.S. in Banking &
Finance and Political Science from Lebanese American University.

Bernhard Engelien

Managing Director
GREENHILL & CO

Mr. Engelien is a Managing Director in Greenhill’s Capital Advisory group and is primarily responsible for coverage and execution of secondary transactions. Since joining Cogent Partners (which Greenhill acquired in 2015) in 2006, Mr. Engelien has been responsible for managing all aspects of client engagements and transaction execution and has served a wide range of clients throughout continental Europe, the UK and the Middle East. Prior to joining Cogent, Mr. Engelien was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company where he worked for six years serving financial services companies and private equity firms on a broad range of strategy and corporate finance topics in multiple geographies including the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East. He was also a leader of McKinsey’s European Banking & Securities practice. Mr. Engelien began his career at Goldman Sachs in London covering the pan-European Business Services sector as an equity analyst.

Mr. Engelien holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and a Master’s Degree in International Management from the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS). He is also fluent in German, French and English.

Michael England

Partner
POLLEN STREET CAPITAL

Michael is a partner of Pollen Street Capital and joined the team in 2006. Michael has extensive experience of private equity and credit investing. He has focused on the payments and technology sectors in recent years along with the lending segments. Mike currently has responsibility for Visionblue and Foreign Currency Direct with previous responsibility for Link Loans, Target, Moneycorp and Cashflows..

Prior to joining the team, Michael spent three years at OC&C Strategy Consultants, focusing on strategy and private equity projects across a range of industries. He has a First-Class degree in Chemistry from Oxford University and went on to complete a masters’ degree in carbohydrate chemistry.

David Enriquez

Head of Private Equity
NYC RETIREMENT SYSTEM

 

Javier Espinoza

Private Capital Correspondente
FT

Javier Espinoza is the FT’s Private Capital Correspondent. Prior to his current role, he was the Daily Telegraph’s Education Editor. Before joining the Telegraph in 2015, he was a multimedia Reporter for the Wall Street Journal in London. He studied journalism at City University. He is also a Political Economist having completed a second Master’s degree at King’s College London. He has been living in the UK for the last 13 years. He grew up in California in the US. He was born in El Salvador in Central America. He enjoys reading, live music and going for walks in the English countryside.

Hélène Falchier

Head of Private Equity & CEO Open
PORTAG3 VENTURES

 

For the past 160 years, CNP Assurances has been protecting people against the risks of everyday life. France’s leading personal insurer, CNP Assurances also has operations in other European countries and in Latin America, with a significant presence in Brazil.

Since 2009 Hélène Falchier is responsible for the private equity program for CNP Assurances, bringing it to one of the 50 world’s largest institutional investors in private equity and amongst the leading ones in France. CNP Assurances is active in that space since 1992 through commitments in primary and secondary funds, as well as co-investments, mainly in Europe and in North America. Since 2015, Hélène Falchier is Chairman of the LPs’ club of France Invest, the French association for investors for growth.

As a pioneer in the transformation of its industry, CNP Assurances launched its own Corporate Venture program named Open CNP, program initiated by Hélène Falchier and of which she is now CEO. To date, Open CNP has made 6 investments in fintech, insurtech, health and blockchain. Hélène Falchier is a board member of 3 startups, Lendix, Alan and Lydia and an observer in H4D’s board.

 

Hélène Falchier holds a Master degree in economics and Executive MBA from HEC Paris.

David Fass

CEO EMEA
MACQUARIE GROUP

David Fass is Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Our EMEA business is headquartered in London, where we have had a presence since 1989. In the region our 1,500 people operate from 10 countries and 16 locations. We offer a diversified business with leading expertise in infrastructure, transportation, natural resources, commodities and energy with niche expertise in adjacent business areas. In the Financial Year 2018, our businesses and people in EMEA contributed $A3.1 billion (29%) of the Group’s operating income. In addition to his CEO role, David is a member of our Management Committee which oversees our global Operating Groups, cross-divisional collaboration opportunities and culture. He is a Board member of the Macquarie Group Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the organisation and is also a board member of our UK banking entities. At Macquarie we encourage our people to “Own it”, to seek out opportunity and drive both their career and our business forward. David’s financial services career spans over 30 years with expertise founded in capital markets and advisory. He has had active involvement in emerging and frontier markets and takes a keen interest in the developing thematic of balancing growth opportunities with prudent risk management.
David’s career began on Wall Street at Paine Webber (UBS), trading over-the-counter equities before moving to focus on origination, structuring and distribution of mezzanine debt and high yield bond issues. He then spent time at JPMorgan (Chase Manhattan Bank) in leveraged finance and high yield capital markets before moving to the City of London to Co-head European Media and Telecoms Investment Banking. His time in the City continued with 11 years at Deutsche Bank where he held various senior management and client-facing roles, including European Head of Global Banking and was a member of the Global Banking Executive Committee. David then joined Macquarie as CEO for EMEA in 2011.
David has an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.
David is an accomplished endurance athlete, a keen ocean racer and active in several philanthropic endeavours that focus on education and opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
David lives in London and is married with three daughters.

Jérôme Faul

Managing Partner
INNOVACOM

 

Simon Faure

Director
M&G PRIVATE FUNDS INVESTMENT

Simon is a Director and member of the investment committee. Simon joined M&G Private Funds Investment (formerly PPM Managers) in 2004 and has 15 years’ private equity experience investing in primary, secondary and co-investments in Europe and Asia.

Before joining M&G Private Funds Investment, Simon worked at Insight Investment in London, where he was jointly responsible for the £1 billion global private equity Fund of Funds programme.

Prior to Insight, Simon worked for AIG Global Investment, in its London private equity fund and co-investment programme focused on Western Europe. Simon has a BA (hons) from Southampton University, UK.

Laurent Fayollas

Managing Director
ARDIAN

Laurent Fayollas, Senior Managing Director at Ardian Infrastructure joined the company in 2005. He has more than 25 years experience in the infrastructure market, and he developed strong business relationships with industrial and financial players in the field.

He’s the administrator of several companies such as INDIGO, LISEA and ALICORNE.

Previously, he worked 16 years at Crédit Lyonnais mainly within the Project Finance Infrastructure and Energy teams.

 

Ardian Infrastructure is one of the first French Infrastructure investment funds with more than €13Bn assets under management.

Ardian Infrastructure has offices in Paris, London, Milan, Luxembourg, Madrid and New York.

Since 2005, Ardian Infrastructure has concluded more than 30 investments in Europe and the Americas; the last one being LBC (petrochemical products storage in Europe and USA),

Ascendi (Portuguese freeway network) and SolarPack (photovoltaic power systems in Peru and Chile).

Ambroise Fayolle

Vice President
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK

Oversight on the following:

  • Financing innovation, science, education, digital, health and technology
  • New products and special transactions, microfinance
  • European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
  • Development (policy and horizontal issues)
  • Planning, budget and cost support to President Hoyer (jointly with Vice-Presidents Taylor and McDowell)
  • Relations with international financial institutions
  • Financing operations in France, Germany, the ACP countries and OCTs (West Africa and the Pacific – except the Caribbean States) and South Africa

Other functions:

  • Member of the EFSI Steering Board
  • Member of the EIF’s Board of Directors

Jean-François Félix

Partner
ERES

Jean-François started his career as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co up until 1996. He worked with the DSP investment fund in Philadelphia (USA), then joined Vestar Capital Partners in Paris in 2001, where he assumed several positions before heading these offices until 2012. Jean-François participated in numerous operations at DSP’s and Vestar’s. More particularly, he lead investments in SAB Wabco (2002) and AZ Electronic Materials (2007). He was Member of the Board of SAB Wabco from 2002 to 2004 and of AZ Electronic Materials from 2007 to 2011, after its listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Jean-François Félix is a graduate of HEC Paris and Harvard Business School (MBA). He is also a member of the SFAF (Société Française d’Analyse Financière – French Financial Analysis Society).

Francesca Ficai

Private Equity Reporter
MERGERMARKET

 

Antoine Fine

Managing Partner & Co Founder
EUTOPIA

Antoine Fine is Founding Partner of Eutopia, a role that for the first time connects the dots between his diversified background and his willingness to make an impact. After graduating from HEC Paris, Antoine kicked off his career in private equity in 2003 as an Analyst for the Midcap LBO funds at Lazard. He was promoted to Investment Director in 2006 where he worked across fifteen deals and monitored two companies up to exit. After taking a year off in 2010 to travel across the Mediterranean on his vespa, he then designed, launched and successfully sold a healthy snack brand before founding Financière Avanti, an investment & business development structure. Here he managed several projects across the FMCG, sports & leisure and education sectors for active investors in France and abroad before co-founding Otium Brands in 2015 and serving as Partner until 2018. Always up for pioneering a new way, Antoine’s forte lies in building and tapping into strong advisor networks. When he’s not rallying the team around a vision, Antoine can be found travelling with his family.

Daniel Flaig

Managing Partner
CAPVIS

Daniel joined SBC Equity Partners Ltd in 1995. Previously he was a business consultant at Arthur Andersen, Zurich.

Daniel holds a Master of Science from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen. Daniel has also studied at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Lyon and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Uwe Fleischhauer

Founding, Managing Partner
YIELCO INVESTMENT

Uwe Fleischhauer is Founding Partner of YIELCO Investments AG. YIELCO was established in 2011 as an Alternative Investment Boutique with focus on the asset classes Infrastructure, Private Debt and Private Equity, offering fund of funds solutions, managed accounts and advisory services to institutional investors. Between 1998 and 2011, Uwe founded and was self-employed at its own consulting boutique Fleischhauer, Hoyer & Partner (FHP), Private Equity Consultants, where he focused exclusively on the asset classes private equity, infrastructure, and private debt as well. Besides advising institutional investors, he regularly conducted widely regarded market studies and empirical studies. Prior to becoming self-employed, he was a consultant/project leader at international consulting firms (Mercer Management Consulting and Arthur D. Little). He holds a degree in business administration and a postgraduate degree in “European Enterprise Management” after periods of study in the United Kingdom and Spain

Cristina Forcina-Westermann

Managing Director
HOULIHAN LOKEY

Cristina Forcina Westermann is a Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey. She joined BearTooth Advisors as a Partner in 2014 – upon its formation – to lead its European distribution effort. Beartooth Advisors was acquired by Houlihan Lokey in May 2018 and it’s now the bank’s newly formed Private Funds Group. Since starting at BearTooth, Cristina has been involved with the launch of 20 funds representing over $22 billion of target capital. Broad array of transactions including seed capital, fundless sponsor, co-investment and traditional fundraising.

Prior to 2014, Forcina Westermann was an Executive Director in the Private Funds Group at UBS where she spent more than 10 years covering institutional investors across Europe. While at UBS she contributed to the closing of more than 50 fundraising assignments for leading private equity firms. She was also responsible for originating primary and secondary advisory mandates. Prior to UBS, Ms. Forcina Westermann was an Analyst at Taurus Invest, a Monaco based multi-billion dollar family office. Ms. Forcina Westermann holds a degree in economics and finance, summa cum laude, from University of Rome Tor Vergata. She is fluent in Italian, French, Spanish and English

Anne Fossemalle

Director
EBRD

Anne Fossemalle has been the Director in charge of Equity Funds at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development since 2009.

Previously, she was the Director, Bank Equity, responsible for EBRD’s direct equity investments in banks. Prior to this appointment in 2007, she was a Senior Banker in the Financial Institutions group, where she led various debt and equity transactions with banks, and was responsible for EBRD’s relationship with international banking groups. She joined EBRD in 1993, as part of the Agribusiness Team, then the Hungary Team, from Natixis in Paris, where she was responsible for loans and equity transactions with large French food companies. Anne holds various Supervisory Board, Advisory Board and Investment Committee memberships.

Anne holds an M.A. in Economics from Stanford University (U.S.A), an M.Sc. from Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (France), an M.Sc. from Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon (France).

Marc Frappier

Managing Partner – Head of Eurazeo Capital – Membre du Comex
EURAZEO

Marc Frappier a rejoint l’équipe d’investissement d’Eurazeo en 2006. Il a participé à la réalisation des investissements ou au suivi des investissements dans Accor/Edenred, Elis, Fintrax, Foncia , IMSquare et Rexel. Il a débuté sa carrière en 1996 comme auditeur financier au sein du cabinet Deloitte et Touche. De 1999 à 2006, il a travaillé au Boston Consulting Group (BCG) à Paris et Singapour, où il a effectué de nombreuses missions de stratégie et d’efficacité opérationnelle dans les secteurs des biens et services industriels, de l’énergie, ainsi que des médias et télécommunications.

Norbert Furnion

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
EDENRED

Norbert began his career in the audit department of PWC in Paris before moving into investment banking in London, with UBS, DLJ, and Wasserstein Perella. He then joined financial institutions specialist Keefe, Bruyette & Woods to launch its investment banking operations in Continental Europe.​

Keen to strengthen his ties with the world of Venture Capital, Norbert participated in the launch of Edenred Capital Partners.

​Norbert holds a Master in Business Law from the University of Aix-en-Provence and an MBA from the London Business School.

Dominique Gaillard

Chairman of FRANCE INVEST, the French Private Equity Association
Senior Advisor of ARDIAN – former CEO of ARDIAN France

Since June 2018, Dominique Gaillard is the Chairman of France Invest, the association representing more than 315 private equity, venture, infrastructure and private debt player in France.

Now Senior Advisor of Ardian, D. Gaillard was formerly heading the Direct Funds activities of this European PE Leader with $ 82 billion AUM.

Dominique Gaillard joined Ardian at its very beginning in 1997 and contributed transforming it in a multi-strategy alternative player in less than 20 years. He started his career in 1986 with Pechiney, as Head of R&D, then Marketing and Business Director of Comurhex, one of Pechiney subsidiaries. He joined Charterhouse France in 1990 and was a member of the Executive Committee when he left for Ardian in 1997.

Dominique Gaillard has a 29-years’ experience in private equity.

He is a graduate of École Polytechnique, École des Ponts Paris Tech, University of California, Berkeley (Master of Science) and IAE Paris (Master of Business Administration).

Arnaud Garel-Galais

Business development Director, PERES global service
CACEIS

Arnaud Garel-Galais is responsible for Client Coverage & Business Development for Private Equity, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt clients at CACEIS Group.

He joined CACEIS in 2016 with over eight years of investment experience in Private Equity and Credit, spanning primary fund selection, secondary and co-investment transactions across the EMEA region.

Prior to CACEIS, Arnaud was a Senior Associate in the Altius Associates (now Pavilion Alternatives Group) global investment team and was based in London. He focused on sourcing, assessing and running due-diligence on Private Equity and Private Debt fund managers in EMEA and advising institutional clients on investment opportunities. His previous experience includes positions as an Investment Manager at Dahlia Partners (now Euro Private Equity), a Natixis subsidiary in the private equity fund-of-funds business, Investment Manager at Masseran Gestion in Paris and an experience in Risk Management at Credit Agricole CIB in Hong Kong.

Arnaud holds an MSc in Environmental and Life Sciences Engineering from AgroParisTech where he majored in Economics and Business management and has an Executive Master’s Degree in Finance from Sorbonne University in Paris. Arnaud speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.

Specialties: Private Equity, Investments, Fund Finance, Secondaries, Co-investments, Due diligence, Buyout, Venture, Growth, Secondary, Private Credit, Private Debt, Distressed, Mezzanine, Corporate Finance, Business Development, Sales, Investment Appraisal, Financial Modelling, Risk Analysis, Asset Management, Portfolio Monitoring, Portfolio Planning, Private Equity Fundraising, Life Sciences, Agronomy, Agricultural Sciences

Claire Gawer

Investment Director
BNP PARIBAS PI

 

Clara Gaymard

Co Founder
RAISE

 

Jürgen Gerke

CEO
ALLIANZ CAPITAL PARTNERS

 

Jürgen Gerke has served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management at Allianz Capital Partners since 2015. Jürgen oversees the Renewables investment business, Legal and Compliance as well as Communications.

 

Prior to becoming CEO, he was CFO at Allianz Worldwide Partners from 2013 to 2014, and CFO of Allianz France from 2007 to 2013. Previously Jürgen has, among others, held roles with Dresdner Bank, Euler Hermes and the European Commission.

 

Jürgen holds a degree in law from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, and participated in executive programs at INSEAD, Harvard and IMD.

Michel Giannuzzi

Chairman & CEO
VERALLIA

Âgé de 52 ans, Michel Giannuzzi a exercé de 2007 à 2017 les fonctions de Président du Directoire de Tarkett, leader mondial des solutions innovantes de revêtements de sol et de surfaces sportives. Au cours de son mandat, il a poursuivi une stratégie de croissance rentable et durable, permettant l’introduction en bourse de Tarkett en 2013. Auparavant, Michel Giannuzzi a occupé plusieurs postes éminents au sein du groupe Michelin et du groupe Valeo. Il est diplômé de l’École Polytechnique.

Greg Gille

Editor
UNQUOTE

Greg Gille joined Unquote in 2010 as a reporter, initially focusing on the French private equity market. He was promoted to senior reporter and then news editor, before becoming deputy editor in 2013 and online editor a year later. He is currently editor, overseeing editorial content in print and online.

Greg graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a Master’s degree in media management in 2009. He started his career in Paris before moving to London in 2010.

Elad Givoni

Head of PE
PHOENIX INSURANCE COMPANY

Elad is heading the PE at the Phoenix Insurance for the last 5 years. In charge of investing and monitoring a portfolio of more than 1B$.

In that period developed the co investment strategy including in late/growth stage tech companies.

Before joining the Phoenix Elad worked at Clal Insurance doing private equity and direct investments.

MBA from Ben Gurion university of the Negev, BA Economics from the Hebrew university

Dror Glass

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
ISRAEL SECONDARY FUND

Active in the Israeli secondary market since 2001 with over 20 years of investment experience. Previously Managing Director at Nexus Global Partners, a global management consulting firm, Managing Director, Orama Investments, member of the IDB group and former investment banker at Robertson Stephens, though their affiliate in Israel, led wide number of public and private offerings. Lectured business classes and former Executive Director, the Wharton – Recanati Program at the Tel Aviv University. Served on the boards of various private and public companies, both in Israel and abroad. Registered C.P.A.(Isr) and holds a B.A. in Accounting and Finance and an M.B.A. in International Business and Finance from the University of Southern California (Dean’s List).

Joerg Goschin

Senior Managing Director
KFW BANKING GROUP

As founder and experienced investment professional, Jörg has in-depth market knowledge and a close-knit network in the venture capital community. Previous stations of his career include Metzler, The Boston Consulting Group, BNP Paribas, Cerberus, Blackstone and Alstin. Jörg holds a PhD in finance and diploma in electrical engeneering and economics. Together with Alex, he set-up and manages KfW Capital as Co-CEO.

Benoist Grossman

Managing Partner
IDINVEST PARTNERS

 

Benoist Grossman joined Idinvest Partners in 2002. He was appointed a board member in 2003 and operates mainly in the internet sector.

 

Before joining Idinvest Partners, Benoist worked for several venture capital funds for over 10 years. He was a Partner at Viventures from 1998 to 2002 and worked as Investment Manager at La Financière de Brienne. He had previously spent over 10 years working in the industry as a laser systems specialist at EDF, NASA and Thomson-CSF Optronique, for whom he invented five patents and authored over twenty publications.

 

In June 2016, Benoist was appointed Vice-President of the AFIC, the French association of growth capital investors. He has also been censor at the Bpifrance Board since July 2016. He is currently on the boards of Winamax, Ogury, Molotov and Frichti and was previously on the boards of Criteo, Dailymotion, Deezer and Meetic.

 

Benoist Grossmann has a PhD in Physics from the Université de Paris VI and an MBA from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.

Vanessa Gstettenbauer

Principal
BTOV PARTNERS

Vanessa joined btov as a Principal in 2018. She previously gained venture experience in London at Founders Factory and Holtzbrinck Digital and started her career in Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Vanessa holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from University College London, graduating with first class honours.

 

Jochen Gutbrod

Executive Chairman & Partner
BTOV

 

Dr. Jochen Gutbrod was CFO of Holtzbrinck Publishing Group from 2003 to 2009, and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board from 2007 to 2010. In addition, he was CEO of Holtzbrinck Digital from 2004 to 2010. Prior to joining Holtzbrinck, he held leadership positions at Schroder Investment Management Ltd. and Lombard Odier & Cie. He is a serial entrepreneur, co-founding (amongst others) ifund service AG, Raffay & Cie. and RI Digital Ventures. Jochen is Partner of btov and jointly with Florian Schweitzer and Luca Martinelli responsible for the Digital Tech Fund of btov.

Dana Haimoff

Managing Director
JP MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT

Ms. Haimoff joined the Private Equity Group of JP Morgan Asset Management in May 2002 and is based in London.  She has over 26 years of experience in private equity, both as a senior portfolio manager and as an advisor. She is responsible for sourcing, recommending and monitoring private equity funds, direct investments and secondary investments on behalf of institutional and private clients of JP Morgan Asset Management. She is a member of the PEG investment committee. Prior to joining the Group, she was a with Merrill Lynch’s Investment Bank in the private equity funds group where she advised institutional clients about private equity investing and worked alongside global private equity firms.  She earned a BS with honours in major from Skidmore College and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Dana is the co-Founder of Level20, a leading European organization set up to encourage women to succeed in the private equity industry.  She is also a member of the British Venture Capital Association’s Limited Partner Committee.

 

Tim Hames

Director General
BVCA

im started his professional career as a Lecturer in Politics at Oxford University where he obtained a doctorate and specialised in American and British Government. He became a journalist at The Times assuming the roles of Assistant Editor, chief leader writer and columnist. He regularly edited the newspaper as a whole between 2006 and 2008 as part of his duties. He has also served as Special Adviser to the Speaker of the House of Commons in 2009-2010. He is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at De Montfort University and a Fellow of the Institute of Travel and Tourism.

Dali Han

Vice General Manager
SDIC GAOXIN INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT CORP. 

Mr. Dali Han is a Deputy General Manager at China SDIC Gaoxin Industrial Investment Corp. Ltd. since 2012. In 2011, he was the Assistant to the President of the firm. In 2007, Mr. Han was a Deputy General Manager of the Investment Consultancy department at China Gaoxin Investment Group Corp. In 2005, he was the Deputy General Manager at Zhongyou Guangzhou Sales Co., Ltd. In 2004, Mr. Du was a Consultant expert at Zhongyuan International Investment Consultancy Center, where he was responsible for the IPO of Shanghai Petroleum. In 2001, Mr. Han was the Representative at Huaneng Group Co., Ltd. In 1999, he was an Assistant to the General Manager and a Vice General Manager at Chifeng Huaneng Maoye Co., Ltd. In 1981, Mr. Han was a Technician, an Assistant to the Director, a Director, a Vice Division Head, an Assistant to the General Manager, and a Vice Director of Sales at a textile company in Inner Mongolia. In 2009, he was the Chairman of Gaoxin Zhangtong Stock Co., Ltd. Mr. Han is a Senior Engineer and holds a Bachelor’s degree.

Ian Harding

Managing Partner
ARCUS INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Xing Hao

General Manager
FR CAPITAL

Lisa has more than 10 years of PE Fund related work experiences. She was previously the Partner of Grandall Law Firm, major in the funding of PE funds, domestic and foreign investment and financing, M&A, corporate restructuring, IPO. She also worked as a Chief Legal Counsel in RONGTONG Capital, a well-known PE Fund in China, lead the law, compliance and risk control departments. Lisa graduated from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, with double degree of MBA and LLM. She is a member of the Chinese Bar Association.

 

Jean-Philippe Hecketsweiler

Founding Partner
HLD ASSOCIES

Graduated from HEC, Jean-Philippe Hecketsweiler started his career in 1994 at JP Morgan where he worked as an analyst, then became an associate, then vice-president in the department of Mergers and Acquisitions in Paris, London and New York.

In 2000 in London, he created an online platform initially dedicated to the exchange of second-hand professional equipment: ProXchange Limited.

From 2004 to 2014, he developed the company by investing in non-listed SME.

Jean-Philippe Hecketsweiler is the co-founder and partner of HLD since 2010. After more than 20 years in the finance sector, his expertise as an entrepreneur benefits the development of the group.

Philippe Herbert

Managing Partner
KREAXI

Partner of BANEXI VENTURES PARTNERS since 2004.

He brings 20 years of European investments as well as extensive international and business development experience.

Philippe HERBERT started his career in a start-up, DASSAULT SYSTEMES, the current worldwide 3D CAD/CAM/PDM software leader. From beginning 1982 to 1996, he held executive positions, including three years as International Operations Director and four years as Business Development Director where he led several acquisitions and strategic partnership.

In 1997, he relaunched the French operations of Partech International, a US Venture Capitalist Firm. He was during seven years General Partner, in charge of IT software investments such as JobPartners (sold to Oracle), DCT (sold to Veritas Software) and Mediapps (sold to EverTeam).

He is founding member of the Pass French Tech (French hyper growth start-ups program), Board member of accelerator WILCO and member of Cap Digital (largest cluster of digital start-ups). He is also President of the financing of the industry commission at France Invest (french Private Equity Investor association).

Since 1996 he has invested in over 25 internet b2b start-ups, leading to successful exit to industrial companies (such as TEDEMIS bought by CRITEO).

He has a MSc. in aeronautical Engineering from ESTACA and an executive degree from HEC.

Manuel Hertweck

Managing Partner
CAPITON

Manuel Hertweck is Managing Partner and member of capiton’s management Board. Prior to joining as Investment Director in 2006 he worked for a publicly listed merchant banking group where he actively acquired and developed private equity investments in mid market cap companies. In this role Mr. Hertweck gained significant operating experience in managing medium-size companies in several European markets. Prior to this, Mr. Hertweck spent several years in strategy consulting in London and Paris. He holds a B.A. cum laude from Hamilton College, USA

Volker Hichert

Founding Partner
DPE

Volker Hichert – managing partner of DPE – was a partner at Granville-Baird, one of the leading small-cap investors in the German market for many years, before co-founding DPE. For six years at Granville, he was responsible for investments in mechanical engineering, in the metal industry, in the consumer goods industry as well as in production and industrial services. Prior to this position, Volker Hichert held leading management positions in German SMEs for almost 9 years – as a managing partner of Yxlon International, on the Executive Board of the Hako Group as well as a member of the Executive Board at the railway carriage manufacturer Talbot. Volker launched his career at The Boston Consulting Group in Düsseldorf and Deutsche Bank AG in Hamburg. Volker Hichert earned his degree in business studies fromthe University of Münster. As Volker Hichert comments: “From entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. That was our principle right from the start at DPE. As an entrepreneur, it was always clear to me that real added value is created by growth – organic or through acquisitions – and not through debt. The secret is to turn managers into entrepreneurs, and to give them scope and time to allow their entrepreneurial energy to evolve. So that their visions can become reality. And it’s a wonderful feeling today to observe that the companies who work according to these principles in our family are extremely successful. We, our entire corporate family, their employees and our investors are passionate about medium-sized businesses.

Isaac Hillel

Managing General Partner
PITANGO

Isaac joined Pitango in 2000 and has been investing in both early stage and late stage investments primarily in mobile, wireless, e-commerce and consumer products.

In the past three years, he has been focusing on investments from Pitango Growth Fund, investing in companies scaling from $10-50M to hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues, which are aiming to be category leaders. Among his investments in the Growth Fund are AppsFlyer, Foursquare, Signals Analytics and Via. 

Isaac currently serves on the Board of Directors of: Celeno Communications, LiveU, Applicaster, AppsFlyer, Signals Analytics and is an observer on Foursquare’s Board. He formerly served on the Boards of: Borderfree (NASDAQ: BRDR) acquired by Pitney Bowes, Sansa Security acquired by ARM, AeroScout acquired by Stanley Healthcare Solutions and Scopus (NASDAQ: SCOP), acquired by Harmonic.

Prior to joining Pitango, Isaac served as an Executive Vice President at NEC Computers International (previously Packard Bell NEC), and was in charge of the Computer Divisions in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

During his tenure, he established the operation of Packard Bell EMEA, set up subsidiaries and manufacturing facilities, managed mergers and joint ventures, and led the company to become Europe’s #1 home computer brand, with over $1.5 Billion in sales.

Isaac previously held several marketing positions with consumer electronics maker Casio PhoneMate in the U.S.

He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

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Min Ho

Financial Reporter
MERGERMARKET

 

Regina Hodits

General Partner
WELLINGTON PARTNERS

 

Regina is a Managing Partner at Wellington Partners Life Sciences WPLS and represents the WPLS funds on the Boards of Ayoxxa, Endostim, GTX Medical, Polares Medical, Themis and TRiCares. She was a founding investor in Rigontec (acquired by MSD), Sapiens (acquired by Medtronic), Middle Peak Medical (acquired by Symetis / Boston Scientific), and an external director at GlaxoSmithKline’s Respiratory TA Board. Since joining the industry in 2000, she has become an influential investor in the European venture capital industry, focusing on early-stage and growth deals in Life Sciences. She currently serves as the Spokesperson for the Board of the German PE and Venture Capital Association (BVK).

 

 

Before joining WPLS, Regina led the European life sciences efforts of Boston-based Atlas Venture. She was the founding investor in Bicycle Therapeutics, F-star, and Jenavalve, and served on several Boards, including U3 Pharma (acquired by Daiichi Sankyo), Nitec Pharma (now part of Horizon Pharma NASDAQ HZPN), Egalet (NASDAQ: EGLT), and Novamed (acquired by SciClone NASDAQ SCLN). Before, Regina worked for Apax Partners, and built her extensive network in the global healthcare industry during her tenure at McKinsey. In the 90s, Regina gained initial insights into the fast-growing biotech sector as post-doctoral researcher at the MRC Cambridge UK. Regina studied chemical engineering in Vienna and holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry.

Richard Hope

Managing Director
HAMILTON LANE

Richard is a Managing Director on Hamilton Lane’s Global Investment Team. Richard is based in the firm’s London office and focuses on both co-investment and secondary transactions. Richard represents Hamilton Lane on several fund advisory boards and is a regular conference speaker.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2011, Richard worked as a Director with Alliance Trust Equity Partners, where he helped establish a private equity fund investment business together with making a number of direct investments. Previously, Richard worked in the UK at Noble Group, where he was responsible for making and managing venture and growth capital investments.

Baudouin Hue

Investment Director
CAPDECISIF MANAGEMENT

Baudouin started his career in Canada at Carrier Corporation as Lean Manufacturing Engineer. In 2009 he joined Bureau Veritas, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification services where he was responsible for the development and launch of new certification services worldwide, leading several insider start-up and scale-up assignments with focus at business development.

Joining CapDecisif Management in 2014, Baudouin is mainly involved with Healthcare and Digital Health ventures. He also actively contributes to fundraising and overall development of the firm.

Baudouin is a board member or observer of several portfolio companies such as Acticor Biotech, Pherecydes Pharma, Tricares and WatchFrog.

Baudouin holds a MSc in Engineering from the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC) and graduated from ESSEC Business School. He also studied in Spain (Universidad de Valladolid) and Canada (University of Waterloo).

 

Olivier Huez

Partner
C4VENTURES

Olivier is a partner at C4 Ventures with expertise in mobile commerce, hardware, big data, advertising, and mergers and acquisitions. He leads the investment team and defines investment strategy with Pascal and Alexandre.

Previously, Olivier was COO at Weve, a mobile commerce startup, where he was responsible for Strategy, Program Management, Finance, Legal, Procurement, HR & IT, bringing it from incorporation to c. 100 employees in less than 12 months time.

Before that, he was CFO at Unanimis, the UK’s premium online advertising network, where he was responsible for strategic planning, Finance HR and IT and served in various roles at Orange Group, including mergers and acquisitions in London, product management in the USA, and mobile product development in France.

Olivier is board member or observer at Cleeng, ISKN, Graphcore and Netatmo.

Valery Huot

Head of Venture Capital, Partner
LBO FRANCE

Valery, Managing Partner of Innovation Capital since 2004, joined LBO France in 2016 when the two companies merged. He has been involved in many trade sales and IPOs (Novaled, Aldebaran Robotics, RSI Video Systems, eFront, Anevia, Doubletrade, Netcentrex…). He started his carreer in Australia in a joint research lab between Telstra and Sydney Uni, then worked at the French Defense Procurement Agency and later at the French Treasury in charge of SMEs financing and innovation politics. He then co-led in 2001 the fund of fund activity of CDC Entreprises. Valery graduated from Stanford University and Ecole Polytechnique.

Ambroise Huret

Managing Partner
ELEVEN STRATEGY

Ambroise began his career as a strategy consultant within Booz.Allen & Hamilton’s Media and Technology practice. He then co-founded several start-ups sold to Monster.com, Dassault Systems and Bearing Point.
Ambroise also teaches strategy at the HEC Paris MBA.

 

Maryna Irkliyenko

Senior Private Equity Reporter
DEBTWIRE

 

Eva Ivars

CEO
AFFLELOU

Eva Ivars has worked in retail, marketing and corporate development for more than 20 years. She is currently the Managing Director at Alain Afflelou in Spain and the Digital Transformation Officer for the Afflelou Group, leading major strategic shifts for digitally transforming retail and franchisees required by the new commerce reality. She is part of the management committee of the Group, working between Paris and Madrid. She also serves as the principal project leader for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Afflelou Group, as Secretary of the Alain Afflelou Foundation in Spain.

She is a Board Member at the French-Spanish Chamber of Commerce and at the Retail Forum.

In 2005, she joined Alain Afflelou as Chief Marketing Officer to lead the launch from the ground up of the Brand in Spain, and very quickly she was solicited to manage the marketing teams across Europe, while still maintaining her Marketing leadership in countries outside France.

She has been developing skills to strengthen her professional profile with a General Management program at CEDEP on the Insead Campus (2014) and an Executive Program “Women on Boards” at Harvard Business School (2017)

Moreover, she has been an associated professor at the Instituto de Empresa since 2014 (Sales & Marketing direction program) and a speaker at conferences, forums and leadership programs.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising, Communication and Public Relations (Complutense University) and a Doctoral Program in Public Communication (Complutense University).

In 2018, she was nominated the “Most Influential Woman in Franchise in Spain” by the AEF.

David Jeffrey

Partner, Head of Europe
STEPSTONE GLOBAL

Mr. Jeffrey leads StepStone’s activities in Europe and is a member of the private equity team, focusing on investments in Europe and the Middle East and co-investments. He is also involved in the Firm’s ESG and diversity initiatives, as well as various investment and management activities.

Prior to joining StepStone in 2012, Mr. Jeffrey was a managing partner at Parish Capital where he founded the firm’s European and Asian practices and oversaw the secondary and co-investment businesses. Before that he served as managing director of Bank of America’s European private equity group. Previously, Mr. Jeffrey was a managing director and head of BancBoston Capital’s European and Asian operations.

Mr. Jeffrey received an MA from Cambridge University and is a qualified chartered accountant.

 

Pierre Jourdain

Managing Partner & CEO
AZULIS CAPITAL

EXPERIENCE
Azulis Capital – 2000
Banexi (PE Investment) – 1992
Ministry of Agriculture, France – 1987
Food and Wine from France (USA) – 1985

EDUCATION
MS in Agriculture and Forestry from INA Paris-Grignon and Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et Forêts;
MBA from ESSEC

Katharina Jünger

Founder & CEO
TELECLINIC

Frédéric Jumentier

CEO
FINDIS

Dans le groupe depuis 2007

Expériences précédentes : management d’enseignes de distribution, notamment : Directeur général Conforama, Directeur général France Loisirs, Président de sociétés e-commerce

Formation(s) : Polytechnique, Corps des Ponts, DEA Finance Internationale, MBA

Christoph Jung

General Partner
HOLTZBRINCK VENTURES 

 

Christoph has been at HV Holtzbrinck Ventures since its foundation in 2000. He has been responsible, among other things, for the fund’s investments in DaWanda, MyHammer and MeinAuto, in all cases from initial seed investment to successful exit. Recently, Christph played a leading role in the setup and financing of Ottonova, Germany’s first purely digital heath insurance company.

 

Prior to HV, Christoph worked for one of the leading strategic consultancies for four years, where he advised a number of companies in a wide variety of industries.

 

Prior to this, Christoph spent two years at Deutsche Bank.

 

Christoph studied Business Administration in Bayreuth, graduating with honors.

Yann Kandelman

Head of Investments & Development
ORANGE DIGITAL VENTURES

Yann Kandelman leads the Orange Digital Ventures (ODV) investment team. ODV is the Corporate Venture fund of the Orange Group, investing in early stage start-ups globally. ODV also has a fund of funds activity, taking LP position in external VC funds. Previously he led strategic investments and acquisitions of digital companies for Orange. Before that, Yann managed the Internet & mobile partnerships’ team, which established partnerships with major Internet players (Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia…). Prior to joining Orange in 2008, he spent 8 years in the Music industry working for Virgin/EMI and Warner Music.

Christophe Karvelis Senn

CEO & Co- Founder
CAPZANINE

Christophe studied first in France (IEP Paris, 1984) then in the USA (MBA from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1988). He joined 3i France in 1987 and became a partner and a member of the Management Committee in 1992. In 1995, he took part in the creation of the EPF Partners fund, sponsored by the Natexis group. From 1998 to 2004, he was Managing Director of ABN AMRO CAPITAL France targeting LBOs valued at between €40 M and €700 M. In 2004, he founded Capzanine in partnership with David Hoppenot.

Ed Kingsbury

Partner
CMS UK

Ed Kingsbury advises on investment management and fund formation, including on the structuring, establishment and operation of investment funds and investment management arrangements.  He focusses on private equity, venture capital, debt and infrastructure funds.

His experience includes advising a range of investment managers and investors, including on establishing, merging and de-merging asset managers, fund formation and marketing, carried interest arrangements, secondaries, ongoing house and regulatory issues, and investment management-related M&A.  He has in-house experience as general counsel of a European asset management group with infrastructure, private equity and UCITS funds focused on resource and energy efficiency.

The 2017 edition of The Legal 500 UK recommends Mr. Kingsbury in the area of investment funds.  He is a member of the British Venture Capital Association Regulatory Committee.

Julien Kinic

CEO & Managing Partner
IDI EMERGING MARKETS PARTNERS

Julien is a co-founder and a managing partner of idi EM. He holds numerous seats in funds governance bodies as well as in portfolio companies boards.  Previously, he spent two years in Agence Française de Développement (AFD, Proparco), the French government arm dedicated to the financing of emerging and developing countries, contributing to its development of both direct and indirect private equity investments.  Prior to that, he spent 5 years as an investment director at Cognetas, formerly known as Electra Partners Europe, a pan-European fund specialized in LBO.  Before that, Julien spent 6 years at Arthur Andersen in Paris with a focus on the mergers and acquisitions. Julien holds a post-graduate diploma from the London School of Economics in the UK, and is a graduate from Edhec Business School in Lille, France.

Denise Ko Genovese

Associate Editor
UNQUOTE

Denise joined unquote” as Associate Editor in June 2016 to spearhead our GP profiling effort. Prior to this, she spent almost nine years at unquote” sister publication Debtwire and was Mid Market Editor, setting up the Mid Market product in 2012.

Denise graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in History and also has a master’s from the Victoria & Albert Museum. After a stint working for publications in Italy, she returned to London in 2007.

Jon Koplin

Managing Director EMEA
CISCO INVESTMENTS

Jon Koplin joined Cisco Investments in 2017 and leads the EMEA team responsible for investments, joint ventures, and acquisitions.

Previous to Cisco, Jon worked as an early-stage technology investor with European family offices. Before moving into the investment arena, Jon held senior operating roles at Google and Samsung in Europe and Asia. Early in his career, Jon worked in Silicon Valley and in startups and was part of the management team of NetBeans (acquired by Sun Microsystems).

Jon earned a BS in chemical engineering and an MA in classical languages from Stanford University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Elias Korosis

Partner
HERMES GPE

Elias is responsible for directing Hermes GPE’s growth investing globally.  He also manages the investment strategy function which includes global markets research, portfolio construction and exploring new areas in private markets. Elias joined Hermes GPE in 2011 and is a member of the Investment and Management Committees. Previously he worked at Bridgewater Associates, a global macro hedge fund, as a manager in the research function.  He started his career with Schroder Salomon Smith Barney and Citigroup, holding a number of banking and corporate strategy roles in the UK and the US.  He sits on a number of corporate boards as a director and observer, as well as several private equity fund advisory boards. Elias is a Greek national and speaks fluent Greek, English, French and conversational Italian. He is an Executive education alum of Oxford University’s Said Business School (CIPEI) and is an alumnus of the University of Warwick (BSc in Economics and International Studies), the London School of Economics (MSc in European Political Economy), and Harvard Business School (PLD25).

 

Jonathan Kramer

Head of Capital Markets
ZOPA

Jonathan Kramer is a member of the management team at Zopa, the world’s first and the UK’s leading peer-to-peer lending company. At Zopa Jonathan is responsible for capital markets and institutional lending. Jonathan joined Zopa in 2014 from Morgan Stanley, where he spent 12 years and co-led UK institutional equity derivative sales. Previously Jonathan was in the corporate finance team at Bank Austria, advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions in Central and Eastern Europe. Jonathan holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Curt Labelle

Managing Partner
GLOBAL HEALTH INVESTMENT FUND

Dr. LaBelle has been investing in healthcare companies for over 16 years.  He has served as a Board member or observer for many successful companies, including KAI Pharmaceuticals (sold to Amgen), Sirion Therapeutics (sold to B&L and Alcon), Impulse Monitoring (sold to NuVasive), TransMolecular (sold to Morphotek), Estech (sold to Atricure), Coherex (sold to J&J), Exagen Diagnostics, SafeOp and others. Dr. LaBelle was previously a Managing Director at Tullis Health Investors and a Vice President at Investor Growth Capital.  He holds a BS in Economics from Brigham Young University, and both MD and MBA degrees from Columbia University.

 

Sandra Lagumina

Partner & COO Asset Management
MERIDIAM INFRASTRUCTURE

From January 2016 to January 2017, Sandra was Executive Vice President of ENGIE, in charge of gas infrastructure, China and real estate. She previously held the position of CEO of GRDF (Gaz Réseau Distribution France) from 2013 to 2016. Sandra joined Gaz de France in 2005 and took over the functions of Deputy Strategy Director, Public Affairs Delegate, General Counsel, and Corporate and Group General Counsel, successively.

She started her career in 1995 at the Council of State. She joined the Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry as Legal Advisor in 2000, and then took over the role of Deputy Director of Public and International Law of the Ministry of the Economy, Finance where she was in charge of the PPP reform.

Sandra graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and National School of Administration (ENA). She holds a Master of Common Market Law and of Public law.

Vladimir Lasocki

Managing Director, Europe Technology Group
THE CARLYLE GROUP

Vladimir Lasocki is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Europe Technology advisory group. He is based in London.

Since joining Carlyle in 2000, Mr. Lasocki has been actively involved with Carlyle’s investment in current portfolio companies Evernex, Marle, Expereo and Prima Solutions. He has earlier been responsible for Carlyle’s investments in Egencia (acquired by Expedia), Orthogon Systems (acquired by Motorola), Cameca (acquired by Ametek), Transics (NYSE:TRAN), Metrologic (acquired by Astorg Partners) and Marle (acquired by IK Investment Partners), Companeo (acquired by Infopro Digital), The Sniffers (acquired by WTS); and was a deal team member and director of Wall Street Institute (acquired by Pearson).

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Lasocki was an Associate with Deutsche Bank’s principal investments group and with the corporate finance group of Paribas in London and Prague.

Mr. Lasocki has a degree in business administration from EM Lyon and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Solvay Business School) and an M.A. in European economic studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.

Adam Le

News Editor
PEI MEDIA

Adam Le the the News Editor for PEI Media’s private equity publications; overseeing the flow of global news and analyses for the Secondaries Investor as well as sister title Privatequityinternational.com. Based in London, Adam works closely with Private Equity-focused colleagues across PEI’s offices in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Prior to PEI, his roles included reporting on finance and technology for Bloomberg Japan.

Caroline Leboucher

Chief Operating Officer
BUSINESS FRANCE

Caroline Leboucher was named Managing Director of the Invest in France Agency (IFA) on September 1, 2014 and Chief operating officer of Business France (Invest) when it was formed on January 1, 2015.
After two years working in the private sector in France and in Tokyo, Caroline Leboucher held a number of positions in central and regional government, including being a ministerial advisor and chief of staff, or working at the European Commission, where she remained in constant contact with the business world.
She was a board member at the Port Autonome de Paris and at the technology transfer accelerator companies Lutech and IDF Innov until 2013 and 2015. She’s been a member of the board of directors of the Paris Saclay Development Authority since May 2017.
She graduated from MinesParisTech and École Polytechnique engineering schools. She has been awarded the French National Order of Merit, as well as the French National Order of Merit for Agriculture.

Bernard Lebourgeois

Managing Director
PROCADRES INTERNATIONAL

32 ans d’expérience de gestion financière et opérationnelle dans différentes entreprises internationales.

Bernard Le Bourgeois a piloté, avec succès, de nombreuses restructurations organisationnelles et financières dans le cadre de LBO dans de grands groupes industriels, du BTP, de services multi-techniques aux entreprises ou encore dans l’ingénierie.

CFO du groupe (Pdt par interim) du groupe ingénierie belgo-Italien Desmet Ballestra ( CA : 700 M€), Bernard Le Bourgeois a dirigé la mise en oeuvre d’une réorganisation financière opérationnelle permettant une forte amélioration de la rentabilité ainsi que le refinancement de la dette LBO.

DGA – Saverglass (CA 300 m €) : Organisation et optimisation financière et opérationnelle du Groupe.

CFO et DGD de Spie (CA : 3 500 M€)
- En tant que CFO du groupe, lLa stratégie financière de Bernard Le Bourgeois a permis une progression remarquable de la performance du groupe. Le besoin en fin roulement s’est amélioré de plus de € 200M et l’EBIT est passé de 2% à plus de 5%, soit au niveau des meilleurs de l’industrie.
- Comme Directeur Général Adjoint Finances de la principale filiale du Groupe (France), il a conduit à une amélioration des niveaux de rentabilité (EBIT triplé en moins de 4 ans) ainsi qu’à la réalisation d’importantes acquisitions, permettant une transformation significative du portefeuille (plus de 50% du chiffre d’affaires impacté) ce qui a généré une forte amélioration de la valeur du Groupe (valeur d’entreprise multiplié par 6).
- En tant que Directeur Financier de la filiale américaine pendant six ans. Il a joué un rôle clé dans le redressement de la Société. Suite à son intervention, l’EBIT est passé de -15% à +10 % et la génération de flux de trésorerie est redevenue positive.

Bouygues International – Travaux de génie civil – Algérie (CA 200 M€)

Bernard Le Bourgeois est titulaire d’un diplôme de l’école de commerce de l’IDRAC à Paris et d’un DECS à l’ENOES Paris.

Jérôme Lecat

CEO
SCALITY

Jérôme Lecat is a serial entrepreneur and business angel with 20 years of internet infrastructure start-up experience. Jerome is the CEO and founder of a Information technology, data storage company Scality based in San Francisco, California that employs 200 people worldwide. He lives in Mill Valley with his wife Anna, also an entrepreneur, and children from where he actively works on creating links between the Silicon Valley and the French Tech scene.

Bertrand Letartre

CEO
LABORATOIRES ANIOS

 

Fanny Letier

Co Founder
GENEO

 

Charles Letourneur

Managing Partner
ALVEN CAPITAL

Charles Letourneur co-founded Alven with Guillaume Aubin. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE, and IEP Paris. Charles joined the M&A department of Lazard in 1991 in New York, and then in Paris. In 2000, he was also appointed member of the Executive Committee of Gaz & Eaux (renamed Eurazeo). He then developed an activity of investor in fast growing companies which led in 2000 to the creation of Alven.

Ethan Levine

Managing Director
COMMONFUND CAPITAL

Ethan Levine is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Natural Resources for Commonfund Capital, while also contributing to the private equity and venture capital programs. Ethan originally joined Commonfund Capital as a Senior Analyst in the Commonfund Capital Rotational Program. Prior to Commonfund Capital, Ethan specialized in energy markets at Charles River Associates, an economic and litigation consulting firm in Boston, MA. At Charles River Associates, he advised power and utility clients with their damages litigation, regulatory approval and business strategy forecasting. While at business school, Ethan also worked at Rockland Capital, a private equity firm, where he conducted due diligence on potential power generation asset acquisitions and helped manage existing portfolio investments. Ethan is a member of the advisory boards of several private capital limited partnerships. He is a member and prior chairperson of the Dartmouth College Hillel Board of Overseers. Ethan received a B.A., B.E. and an M.E.M. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Christian Leybold

Managing Partner
E.VENTURES

Christian is co-founder and Managing Partner of e.ventures. He joined the San Francisco Team in 2003 and since moved back to Europe where is working out of the Hamburg and Berlin offices, leading European Internet Consumer investments. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and previously worked with management consulting firms in Paris and Berlin.

Christian also held various research positions at the Daimler Chrysler Research Center India in Bangalore and the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Christian is frequently quoted in the media as an expert on Venture Capital by key publications such as Spiegel Online and FAZ.

Erwann Le Ligné

Managing Director
EURAZEO PME

Erwann joined Eurazeo PME in 2006 after four years in acquisition finance. He has participated in numerous investments and external growth transactions at the international level and specifically in the USA, Canada, Belgium, the United Kingdom and India. Erwann participated in the acquisitions of Flexitallic, Gault & Frémont, BFR Groupe, Idéal Résidences, Colisée, Péters Surgical, Flash Group and Orolia. A contributor to the work of the AFIC’s ESG commission, Erwann is also member of the Professional Standard Comitee and Vice-Chairman of Invest Europe’s Responsible Investment Roundtable.

Erwann, currently Associate Directors and Executive Committee members of Eurazeo PME, have been appointed to the Eurazeo PME Executive Board on January 22, 2018.

Christophe Le Nouvel

Head of Principal Investments
BNPPARIBAS

 

Jean-François Le Ruyet

Partner
QUILVEST

Jean-François is a Partner of the Quilvest Private Equity team with a focus on buyout fund investments in Europe. He also participates in European co-investment deals and occasionally in US and Emerging Markets transactions. Jean-François is a member of the Quilvest Direct and QS PEP. He also sits on the Advisory Board of various PE funds.

Prior to joining Quilvest, Jean-François gained seven years of management and strategic consulting experience as a Senior Associate Consultant with Bain & Company and a Junior Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, Jean-François worked with several European private equity funds in various industries, in particular the media and consumer goods sectors. His assignments included strategic and market due diligence, and merger and acquisition valuations. Prior to his consulting career, Jean¬François worked for two years as an Analyst at Société Générale in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Jean-François is a graduate of HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Bjarne Lie

Managing Partner
VERDANE CAPITAL

Bjarne serves as Verdane’s Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. He launched what later became Verdane in 2003 by leading a spin-out from Verdane’s predecessor firm Four Seasons Venture.

At Verdane, Bjarne has been instrumental in building companies such as Banqsoft, Chipcon, ResLab, Resman, Reslink and Wireless Maingate. He currently serves on the boards of EasyPark and Polytech.

In addition to his role at the helm of Verdane, Bjarne is Chairman of the Nordic Microfinance Initiative and a board member of the Norwegian Venture Capital Association.

Bjarne has previous entrepreneurial experience from the oil & gas sector with Fountain Oil, consultancy experience from McKinsey & Company London and as a research associate at the European University Institute in Florence. He served as COO and co-founder of PaperX, a venture-backer B2B marketplace from where he joined Four Seasons Venture’s Oslo office in 2001.

Education: Bjarne holds an MBA with high distinction as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School (USA) and an MA in European Integration from the University of Olso (Norway)/European University Institute Florence (Italy).

Olivier Litzka

Partner
ANDERA PARTNERS BIODISCOVERY

Olivier joined the Life Sciences Team of Andera Partners (formerly Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners) in 2006. Before that he worked with 3i in Venture Healthcare, with the first four years in Munich and the last two years in Paris. Prior to that, Olivier was a consultant with Mercer Management Consulting in Munich and Paris. Olivier holds a PhD in Biology from the Munich Institute für Genetik und Mikrobiology and has performed his scientific research in Munich and Oxford University. Olivier is a Director of Allecra Therapeutics, JenaValve, Autonomic Technologies, MedLumics, Corvidia and Medical MicroInstruments and was a director of Novexel, Endosense, Sapiens, Probiodrug, Noxxon Pharma and SuperSonic Imagine up until their respective acquisitions or listings.

Vivian Liu

Director
BARINGS ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Vivian Liu is a Director in the Alternative Investment Team at Barings, a global multi-asset manager with AUM of over $300B (as of 6/30/18). Vivian is based in London and supports the Funds & Co-Investments with responsibilities for originating and underwriting funds and co-investments in EMEA and Asia Pacific across buyout, growth/ venture as well as real assets strategies.  Prior to joining the firm in 2016, she was with M&G Investments where she was responsible for private equity fund investments in Europe and Asia.  Prior to that, she was an equity analyst covering macroeconomy in China International Capital Corporation (“CICC”) from 2007 to 2010.  Vivian holds a M.B.A. from London Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Peking University.

Cari Lodge

Managing Director
COMMONFUND CAPITAL

Cari Lodge is Head of Secondaries and a member of the Investment Committee. Her responsibilities include oversight of due diligence, underwriting, manager selection and investment management for the firm’s private capital Primary, Secondary, Co-Investment and Distressed Capital programs. Prior to joining Commonfund Capital, Cari was at Tulane University’s Investment Management Office where she was responsible for overseeing the private equity and private real assets investments for the $1 billion endowment. Prior to Tulane, she was at Credit Suisse Strategic Partners, Credit Suisse’s dedicated secondary private equity fund with over $11 billion in commitments and interests in over 1,300 funds. Cari was a member of the investment committee, co-managed the $750 million aged primary program, and closed over 115 secondary transactions and co-investments for over $1.25 billion in total capital obligation. She worked with the team for twelve years since its founding in 2000, having started with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (which merged with Credit Suisse in 2000) as an Associate in Investment Banking. Cari is presently a member of the advisory board of several private capital limited partnerships. Cari is also a member of the Investment Committee of her alma mater, The Hotchkiss School. She received an A.B. from Dartmouth College in both Economics and Government and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Yuebing Lu

Vice Chairman China Funds
SIGULER GUFF

Yuebing Lu is the Vice Chairman of China Funds at Siguler Guff and a member of the Investment Committees for the BRIC Opportunities Funds.  As a senior member of the Firm’s investment staff, he facilitates Siguler Guff’s business development activities in China and advises on the Firm’s overall emerging markets investment strategy.  With over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors in China, Mr. Lu has a deep understanding of the local market and brings long-term government and business relationships to Siguler Guff.

Prior to joining Siguler Guff in 2012, Mr. Lu was the Deputy President and Chief Investment Officer of China Jianyin Investment Co. Ltd., the domestic investment platform of the China Investment Corporation (CIC).  In this position, he led private equity fund investments and direct investments in financial services and manufacturing companies.  Previously, he was the Managing Director and China CEO of Climate Change Capital, a London-based investment manager and advisor focused on the cleantech sector and low carbon opportunities.

In addition to Mr. Lu’s experience in the financial services sector, he has held senior management positions in several leading multinational companies, including Alstom (China) Investment Co., Ltd., where he served as Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development, and Ford Motor China Ltd., where he was a Vice President of Government Affairs.  Mr. Lu was also a Director at Caterpillar (China) Investment Co., Ltd., where he managed business development, including M&A and green field investments in joint ventures and wholly-owned foreign enterprises, corporate strategy, government relations and public affairs.

Mr. Lu began his career as an advisor to the Chinese government on industry development strategy and foreign investment policy during his service at the Development Research Center of the State Council.  In this role, he acted as an expert advisor to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and was instrumental in the creation of UNCTAD’s World Investment Report.

Mr. Lu holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Tsinghua University, an M.B.A. from the joint program of the McMaster University and the University of Science and Technology Beijing, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Allen MacDonell

Managing Director
TEACHER RETIRMENT SYSTEM OF TEXAS 

Responsible for managing and developing TRS’ London office as well as sourcing and underwriting principal investment transactions across the European continent within the TRS private markets portfolio (private equity, real assets and energy & natural resources) representing a 39% long-term allocation out of a $140+ billion investment portfolio.

Frank Maassen

CEO

Very experienced Operating Partner, CEO, and Non-Executive Chairman • Proven entrepreneurial trackrecord in turnaround, growth, and M&A situations in various industries • Highly international with globalwork experience and multi-lingual

 

Neil MacDougall

Managing Partner
SILVERFLEET CAPITAL

Neil joined Silverfleet Capital in 1989, became Managing Partner in 2004 and led the buyout of the firm from Prudential plc in 2007. Neil heads a team of partners and staff who are located in London, Munich, Paris, Stockholm and Amsterdam.

Having led some of Silverfleet Capital’s most successful investments including Finnish Chemicals and Sterigenics, Neil currently chairs the Silverfleet Capital Investment Committee.

Neil is Chairman of the BVCA UK & European Capital Committee, and with more than 25 years experience of investing in the European mid-market, his views and opinions are frequently sought by the media and industry alike.

Prior to joining Silverfleet Capital, Neil was a management consultant at Bain & Co, whom he joined having read Natural Sciences and Computer Science at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University.

Eric Maillebiau

Founder & Principal
CAPEOS

Prior to founding CapEos, Eric held senior positions over a 16-year financial executive career covering the full PE spectrum, i.e., both for institutional investors (EBRD – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), and for fund managers (AIG Investments, DaVinci Capital).

Eric holds a PhD from UC Berkeley (Transportation Economics), and MS degrees from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris – Engineering), ENAC (Toulouse – Engineering) and Toulouse School of Economics (Mathematical Economics).

Elena Manola Bonthond

Head of Investments
CERN PENSION FUND

Dr Elena Manola-Bonthond, PhD, MBA, is Head of Investments of the Pension Fund of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The Fund manages approximately 4 billion Swiss Francs in assets, both internally and externally. Dr Manola-Bonthond played an instrumental role in defining and implementing an investment governance framework optimised for dynamic risk management.
Prior to joining the CERN Pension Fund, Dr Manola-Bonthond worked in CERN’s science sector where she had been responsible for safety and risk management systems of CERN’s flagship installation, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Prior to that she worked as a research physicist at CERN.
Dr Manola-Bonthond holds a PhD in particle physics from the University of Savoie, France, and CERN, and an MBA in international management from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Erel Margalit

Chairman & Founder
JERUSALEM VENTURE PARTNERS

Erel N. Margalit, founded Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) over 25 years ago, and is one of the chief architects of the start-up nation, bringing innovation and entrepreneurial leadership to the country’s most pressing political, economic, and social challenges.

Venture Capital

Chosen for the Forbes Midas list as the leading non-American venture capitalist, and by Israel’s prestigious business publication TheMarker as the “venture capitalist with the golden touch”, Erel has led numerous global exits as managing partner of JVP, including implementing the first state sponsored incubator into the famed JVP family of funds. JVP continues to be repeatedly ranked one of the top six venture capital firms in the world in terms of consistent fund returns.

Under Erel’s leadership, JVP has raised over $1.3 billion across eight funds, spanning all stages of venture capital, and has orchestrated some of the largest exits out of Israel. These include the $4.8 billion sale of Chromatis to Lucent Technologies, the listing and sale of Netro for $5.5 billion, the NASDAQ listing and ultimate sale of Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI, current value $2.7 billion), the listing and exit of QlikTech for $2.6 billion (NASDAQ: QLIK) and the listing of CyberArk for $2.5 billion (NASDAQ: CYBR). With over 130 investments, 12 public offerings on NASDAQ and numerous industry sales, JVP’s portfolio companies continue to drive global markets today.

International expansion

As part of JVP’s global expansion under Erle’s leadership, JVP launched HUB.NYC by JVP. A New-York Cyber Security hub, in partnership with the City of New-York, The NYC Economic Development Corp, Columbia University, New York University and Cornell. The newly established innovation greenhouse will be a home to the greatest minds in the cyber field and will bridge between Israel and NYC.

Israeli Parliament

During his tenure as Member of the Israeli Knesset, between the years 2013 – 2017, Erel was a member of the prestigious national finance and foreign affairs committees. Furthermore, Erel led the Knesset’s Cybersecurity Taskforce and the Taskforce for developing the North and South of Israel, implementing various economic initiatives around the country and region.

Non-Profit, Social Projects

Erel’s domestic regional initiatives are driven by his visionary economic leadership. After resigning from the Knesset, Erel founded the non-profit organization “Israel Initiative 2020”. ii2020 aims to create a social impact by increasing high quality employment opportunities and attracting young educated people to different regions around the country by establishing 7 new regions of excellence that combines technology and education.

This model has brought two success stories; one in Jerusalem, where Erel established the JVP Media Quarter and created thousands of jobs in the city; and the second one in Be’er Sheva, where he created the Cyber Security epicentre, that gave thousands of employment opportunities for students and graduates of the Ben Gurion University in the South. Currently, he is leading the process of establishing the Foodtech Quarter in the Galilee and the Digital Health Quarter in down-town Haifa.

16 years ago, Erel and his wife Debbie created the social project “Bakehila” (from Hebrew: in the community), as a means of reducing the socio-economic gap affecting disadvantaged children in Jerusalem. Bakehila runs educational programs with the goal of raising the students’ academic achievements and promoting the children’s personal and interpersonal growth. Thousands of students from Jerusalem have attended the program during its existence, and currently the project is spreading to the north of Israel and reaching kids all over the country.

Personal life

Erel holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia University for his thesis “Entrepreneurs of History: The Outstanding Leader in the Historical Enterprise”. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Debbie and their three daughters.

 

Xavier Marin

CEO
TRAIL CAPITAL

 

Nenad Marovac

Managing Partner
DN CAPITAL

Nenad Marovac has more than 25 years of venture capital and private equity investment experience in the technology and media sectors.

Nenad is the Founder and Managing Partner of DN Capital. Prior to DN Capital, Nenad was a Partner at Advent International in London, where he focused on TMT investments.

Nenad focuses on investments in marketplaces, software as a service (SAAS), fintech, consumer mobile applications and digital health companies. Amongst his select investments are Shazam Entertainment (sold to Apple), Auto1 (largest online marketplace for used cars), Apsmart (acquired by Thomson Reuters), Datanomic (acquired by Oracle), Endeca, (acquired by Oracle), Eve Sleep (IPO London), Happn, Hometogo, Hostmaker, Joblift, Mister Spex, Performance Horizon Group, Purplebricks (IPO London), Tbricks (acquired by Orc) and Quandoo (acquired by Recruit Holding). Nenad is also the Chairman of the Venture Capital Board of Invest Europe and an active member of YPO in London and Berlin.

Nenad received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Worked
20 years’ TMT Venture Capital and Private Equity experience.
Former Partner at Advent International.

Education
MBA. From Harvard Business School
BSc. in Business Administration cum laude from San Diego State University with Distinction in Finance

Eric Martineau Fortin

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
WHITE STAR CAPITAL

Eric brings more than two decades of investment banking and venture capital experience to his position as co-founder and General Partner at White Star Capital.

Previously a founding member and partner of a transatlantic mergers and acquisitions advisory firm in the media and technology space, Eric also worked in M&A at Merrill Lynch as well as corporate finance and private equity at ABN AMRO. He’s been investing in early-stage technology companies since 2007 and has been involved in transactions valued in excess of $10bn over the course of his career.

Eric graduated from HEC Canada and holds an MSc in Finance from the ESSEC in France. Born in Canada, he and his French wife and their two American-born daughters share their time between New York and Europe.

 

Patrick Mathieu

CEO
ARMACELL

CEO Patrick Mathieu joined Armacell in May 2012. He has more than 25 years of experience including 15 years in the building and insulation materials sector. Previously he was President of Western Europe and the International Flooring Division at the Tarkett Group. He also held various positions at the Saint-Gobain Group, including Director for Gypsum (Gyproc), Insulation (Isover) and Mortars (Weber & Broutin).

Colin Matthews

CEO
LOCH LOMOND GROUP

 

Cécile Mayer-Lévi

Co-head of Private Debt
TIKEHAU CAPITAL

Cécile Mayer-Lévi a rejoint Tikehau Capital en 2013 et est spécialisée dans les activités de Dette Privée. Auparavant, elle a travaillé chez AXA Private Equity (devenu Ardian) où elle a initié en particulier l’extension du spectre d’investissement aux financements unitranche en insistant sur la notion de partenariat. Cécile a commencé sa carrière en 1988 chez Merrill Lynch (Corporate Finance et Fusions & Acquisitions) à Paris puis à New York. En 1991, elle a rejoint Elig, un des fonds pionniers du Capital Investissement en France. En 2001, elle s’est orientée vers l’Investissement en Mezzanine en devenant Directeur d’Investissement de CAPE – Mezzanis (devenu Omnes).

Rajaa Mekouar Schneider

Head of Partnerships & Syndication
KHARIS CAPITAL

Rajaa is a PE investor with 20 years of experience across Europe and Emerging Markets, with a focus on entrepreneurial situations and family office investors. She is the head of syndicate at Kharis Capital, a direct investment firm with €600m AUM backed by international families and dedicated to mid cap consumer companies. She spent most of her career in London before moving to Luxembourg at the end of 2015, and has most recently been elected Chairwoman of the LPEA. She is a graduate of HEC in France and holds an MBA degree from INSEAD.

Cem Meric

Partner
LGT CAPITAL PARTNERS

Cem Meric is a Partner at LGT Capital Partners Ltd. and Head of Private Equities Primaries Europe team. Prior to joining LGT Capital Partners Ltd. in early 2001, Mr. Meric began his career at Argos Soditic (a pan-European middle market buyout group) as an analyst, where he was a member of the Swiss investment team. During and after his studies, Mr. Meric gained experience in M&A as well as private equity with Benexi/BNP Private Equity in Paris. Mr. Meric serves on the advisory board of a number of private equity partnerships.

François-Xavier Meyer

Vice President Investments
Head of Seb Alliance
GROUP SEB

François-Xavier has over 15 years of experience in transactions and the venture capital industry. He leads SEB Alliance, the Corporate Venture Capital vehicle of Groupe SEB, investing in early stage start-ups globally. Prior to joining Groupe SEB at the foundation of SEB Alliance in 2011, he spent 8 years in the industry working for SIPAREX group, PwC and Lehman Brothers. He graduated from ESCP Europe.

Sebastian Miller

Investment Professional
PIONEERPOINT PARTNERS

Sebastian joined Pioneer Point in 2014.

Previously, he spent four years at Oxford Capital Partners, where he initially participated in several TMT transactions before helping grow the renewable infrastructure fund from inception to over £100m. In that time he covered a variety of sectors including e-commerce, digital content, renewable energy generation and energy efficiency.

Sebastian holds an MA in Economics & Management from Oxford University.

Olivier Millet

Chairman of the Executive Board of Eurazeo PME Member of the Eurazeo Executive Committee
EURAZEO PME

 

Chairman of the Eurazeo PME Executive Board since 2005, Olivier Millet has also been Chairman of France Invest(ex AFIC – the French Private Equity Association) since May 2016.

 

He was also Vice-Chairman of AFIC (2014-2016) and Chairman of AFIC’s ESG Commission from 2009 to 2015. Olivier Millet began his career as an entrepreneur in 1986 by creating Capital Finance. He then joined 3i (from 1990 to 1994), before moving to Barclays Private Equity France, where he contributed to the development and success of this pan- European fund for 11 years.

 

In 2005, Olivier Millet became Chairman of the Executive Board of OFI Private Equity, an investment company floated on the stock market in 2007. In 2011, OFI Private Equity became Eurazeo PME and it is now a Eurazeo group subsidiary.

 

Since march 2018, Olivier is also Member of Eurazeo Executive Board.

Frédéric Mimoun

Senior Director
OMNES CAPITAL

Frédéric Mimoun has been appointed Senior Director within the Small Cap Buyout & Growth Capital team after joining Omnes in September 2016.

Frédéric Mimoun began his career at Arthur Andersen in Recovery/Transaction Services, before moving to Société Générale in M&A in London. He then joined the Royal Bank of Scotland in Paris as Director of origination in Leveraged Finance, before joining Nixen Partners. Since 2015, Frédéric Mimoun was in charge of Private Debt for France and Benelux at Blackrock. He is a graduate from the Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics Paris.

Alexandre Missoffe

Managing Director
GREATER PARIS INVESTMENT AGENCY

Born in 1975, Alexandre MISSOFFE is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies of Aix-en-Provence, ESSEC Business School and the Institute of Advanced Studies on Urban Planning and Development. After a few years as consultant in economic intelligence followed by the creation in 2006 of a monitoring and internet communication company, he is called in 2009 by Christian BLANC to join his cabinet and participate in the Grand Paris project. In 2010, he joined the Société du Grand Paris, where he served for 4 years as Director of Cabinet of the Chairman of the Management Board. In 2014, he joined the Transdev group where he will be project manager at the France Division and then project director in the innovation department. In March 2017, he became Managing Director of the Greater Paris Investment Agency.

Edouard Moinet

Managing Partner
CATHAY CAPITAL

Edouard Moinet is a Founder and Managing Partner of Cathay Capital. He co-founded Cathay Capital after 12 years of private equity experience, investing in lower- and middle-market companies across various sectors in Western Europe as a former senior executive of Siparex Group, a French middle-market private equity firm with over €1B under management.

During his tenure at Siparex, Edouard was co-responsible for managing the Lyon (and main) office of the Group until 2001, and then led the creation of an office and team focused on Northern France and Belgium. He headed the office until co-founding Cathay Capital Private Equity in 2006.

He has been involved in 45 transactions, a third of which in a lead and/or control capacity, and has sat on the board of over 20 companies. Throughout his investment career, Edouard’s realized investments have produced IRR’s well into the top-quartile of the industry.

Hadrien Mollard

Partner
OAKLINS

Hadrien Mollard joined Oaklins France (formerly Aelios Finance) in 2006.

Hadrien has over 10 years of experience in advising clients on M&A transactions and private equity financings. Prior to joining Aelios Finance, Hadrien was an LBO analyst at Fortis Banque France.

Hadrien is a graduate of IPAG and holds a Masters in Financial Engineering from ESLSCA.

Stephan Morais

Managing General Partner
INDICO CAPITAL PARTNERS

Stephan Morais is the founder and Managing General Partner of Indico Capital Partners (www.indicocapital.com), a leading venture capital firm based Portugal. He was formerly an Executive Board Member at Caixa Capital, the Private Equity and Venture Capital fund management company of Caixa Geral de Depósitos with potential 700 Million Euros under management, where he led Venture Capital and co-led Private Equity investments. While at Caixa Capital, he led the most relevant international investment rounds of Portuguese technology companies. He has been a Non-Executive Director and Independent Board Advisor in numerous companies.

With a diversified background as an investment banker, consultant, entrepreneur and CEO, he has lived in 8 countries and 4 continents over the last 21 years. He is also an Advisor to the European Commissioner of Science and Innovation, Past Chairman of the European Venture Finance Network and Past Board Member of the European Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and Board Member of the International Venture Club. He is an Entrepreneurship Expert with the Entrepreneurship Center at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and an Independent Senior Associate Partner at AMROP, Executive Search.

Appointed as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010, he holds a degree in Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon), and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French.

Virginie Morgon

CEO, Présidente du Directoire
EURAZEO

Virginie Morgon est Présidente du Directoire d’Eurazeo. Depuis qu’elle a rejoint le Directoire d’Eurazeo en 2008, Mme Morgon a accéléré la croissance et la diversification de la société en s’appuyant sur diverses stratégies d’investissements et zones géographiques, transformant ainsi Eurazeo en une société d’investissement internationale et multi-stratégies capable d’accompagner les entreprises, de toute taille et importance, depuis le capital-risque jusqu’aux opérations d’envergure.

Banquier conseil chez Lazard (New York, Londres et Paris) pendant 16 ans, elle en devient, en 2001, la plus jeune Associée gérante. Au cours de cette expérience, elle a conseillé des groupes internationaux tels que Air Liquide, Danone, Kingfisher, Publicis et Renault.

Elle siège aux Conseils d’administration d’Asmodee et de Moncler, et est administratrice indépendante de L’Oréal. Auparavant, elle siégeait aux Conseils d’AccorHotels et de Vivendi. Depuis 2011, elle figure régulièrement au classement The International Power 50: Fortune’s Most Powerful Women. En sa qualité de membre fondatrice du Women’s Forum for Economy & Society, elle est une ardente défenderesse de la diversité dans le leadership, ainsi que de la parité mondiale en tant que Co-Chair du comité de soutien de Human Rights Watch à Paris.

Virginie Morgon est diplômée de l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (section Economie et Finance) et titulaire d’un Mastère d’économie et de management de l’Université de Bocconi (Milan, Italie).

Philippe Mudry

Editorial Director
L’AGEFI

Philippe Mudry has been the CEO and Editorial Director of L’AGEFI since 2011. Mudry was the group’s Executive Editor from 2005 to 2011, in charge of all editorial content, as well as being a regular contributor to BFM Radio. Since 2004, he has been an Associate Professor at Sciences Po’s school of journalism. His long career in media includes working for La Tribune, Le Figaro and Agence France Presse, where he began his career in 1981, editing the international news on the night desk in AFP’s Paris headquarters. Mudry graduated from France’s foremost business school, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC).

Laurent Musy

CEO
TERREAL

Laurent Musy has been the CEO of the Terreal group since 2015.

He joined Terreal after spending 17 years in the aluminum industry both in France and overseas, most recently as President of Constellium’s Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products and Aerospace and Transportation business units. Prior to that, he worked for Saint-Gobain and McKinsey.

In June 2018, he was elected President of the Fédération Française des Tuiles et Briques (French Federation of Tile and Brick Manufacturers).

Laurent Musy is a graduate of the Ecole des Mines de Paris and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

 

Agnes Nahum

Managing Partner
ACCESS CAPITAL PARTNER

  • Co-founder of Access Capital Partners in December 1998
  • 29 years of experience in private assets
  • Sits on various funds’ advisory committees in Europe
  • Previously, Director of Business Development at Financière Natexis, then at BNP Private Equity
  • Spent 6 years with a French insurance company, Mutuelle Assurance Artisanale de France (MAAF) where she was Head of Private Equity, managing a €150 million portfolio of unquoted investments
  • Vice-President of the French Private Equity Association (France Invest)
  • Serves as President of the Investor Relations commission of France Invest
  • Agnès holds a Doctorate in Corporate Law from Paris University, an Actuary Certificate and is a Qualified Financial Analyst

Jean Nakache

CEO
SEDIVER

 

Sami Nasfi

General Manager Partner
SMART TUNISIA

46 years old Tunisian with +20 years professional experience in general management, sales, marketing, operations and business development in Tunisia and across North Africa.
I had achieved recognized successes across North Africa and France, delivered excellence in managing marketing, sales, distribution and operations for Shell, The Coca-Cola Co., Altea Packaging, Microsoft and Mzabi Group in Tunisia, North Africa and Europe.
Last position was in Mzabi Group as General Manager of FININDEV, the group holding, in charge of new businesses development, acquisitions and funding. Also, operational role within the group as Deputy General Manager of ARTES Group the leading car seller in Tunisia with Renault, Nissan and Dacia.
I have achieved a recognized two times winner of NISSAN Global award in 2014 and 2016
Currently General Manager Smart Tunisia, in charge of marketing and positioning Tunisia as a technology hub. Main duty of this initiative is to ensure Foreign Investment in the IT field in Tunisia, by supporting partners in their move and implementation in Tunisia.
We have secured so far the creation of 11,800 jobs creation in the IT sector.

Christophe Nicolas

Managing Director
ALPINVEST

Christophe is a Managing Director in the Secondary Investments team, based in Amsterdam, where he co-leads the European and Middle East secondaries investment effort.  Christophe has over 15 years of experience as a private equity investor. Prior to joining AlpInvest, Christophe had 8 years of successful secondaries investments track record both in the US and in Europe, most recently at Morgan Stanley as a co-founder of the secondaries investment team.  Christophe started his private equity career as a direct investor at Permira where he specialized in European technology and media buyout investments.  Christophe’s prior professional experience was in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and Broadview (now Jefferies) in New York and London and BNP in Hong Kong. Christophe received an MBA from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (“ESCP”).

Antoine Nussenbaum

Partner & co founder
FELIX CAPITAL

Antoine is a Partner and member of the founding team of Felix Capital. He currently sits on the boards of TravelPerk, Papier, Frichti, Heetch and Urban.

He previously was a Partner at Atlas Global, a private equity fund originally part of GLG Partners. Prior to Felix Capital he has worked closely with various early-stage digital startups including Mirakl, Reedsy, 31Dover, Pave.com and actively helped them launch their businesses. He has also been involved since inception with Huckletree, a fast growing coworking operator dedicated to the European digital community which was started by his wife.

Antoine moved to London in 2006 when he joined ABN AMRO as an M&A investment banker. Prior to this he was based in Paris and was part of the founding team of NT Valley, a software business aim at retailers. He started his career as a brand and intangible asset valuation consultant at Sorgem Evaluation.

 

A graduate of ESCP European Business School and University Paris Dauphine, Antoine is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

 

Mark O’Hare

Founder & CEO
PREQIN

Mark O’Hare is Founder and Chief Executive of Preqin, the alternative assets information service.  Preqin provides extensive research and data on the entire global alternative assets industry, covering private equity & venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources. Preqin is an independent business with over 350 staff based in London, New York, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Manila, providing market-leading online and hard copy data services to many of the world’s leading institutional investors, money managers and advisors. Preqin’s online databases are used by over 17,000 customers in 94 countries worldwide. In addition, over 60,000 industry professionals receive Preqin’s newsletters and research reports every month. Preqin tracks fund returns, fundraising information, fund terms and conditions, profiles of the GPs running the funds, and the LPs investing in them. Preqin’s databases also cover buyout, venture capital and infrastructure deals globally.

Before Preqin, Mark’s initial career was as a Manager with Boston Consulting Group, where he advised clients in Europe, the US and Africa, across several industries including financial services, healthcare, retail, industrial and consumer products. Following BCG he founded Goodall Alexander O’Hare & Co, an independent strategy consulting firm. In 1993 he founded Citywatch, the UK’s leading shareholder information service, which was acquired by Reuters in 1998, and now provides a global service on the ownership of listed equities.

Mark studied Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Cambridge University, where he graduated with First Class Honours and was awarded the Stokes Prize. He represented his college 1st VIII in rowing.  Subsequent to this he studied Finance at London Business School.

Olav Ostin

Managing Partner
TEMPOCAP

Olav is Managing Partner of TempoCap and has been active in the venture capital industry for the past 17 years. In 2006, Olav co-founded TempoCap which joined the Draper Venture Network in 2012. Since its formation, TempoCap has acquired 10 portfolios of assets and closed multiple single assets transactions.

Between 2000 and 2004, Olav was a Managing Director of venture capital firm ETF Group and previously spent 6 years in investment banking at Enskilda Securities. Olav was educated at EM Lyon, France.

Badreddine Ouali

CEO of VERMEG
President of SMART TUNISIA

With 20 years of entrepreneurship and philanthropy to his credit, Badreddine is Chairman at Software Productivity Group SA, Vermeg Group NV and at BSB International SA (a subsidiary of Vermeg Group NV). Mr. Ouali is also on the board of Assurances AMI SA. In addition to that, Mr Ouali is the President of ‘Fondation Tunisie pour le Développement’ and its National PPP program Smart Tunisia, moreover he is the President of ‘Réseau Entreprendre Tunisie’ and Member of the Economic Analysis Council (led by the President of the Government).

Frederic Palanque

Partner
CONQUEST

Managing Director at Conquest, Frederic Palanque has more than 15 years of extensive investment management and global M&A exposure, with an aggregate track record of USD+8bn equity-value closed transactions.

Through out the years, he increasingly focused on the infrastructure asset class, across geographies and asset spectrum, before heading the Asset Management team of the group Conquest.

Former global head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Schneider Electric Industries, and previously global head of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions at the Energy Transmission and Distribution Division (T&D) of Areva.

Prior experience included investment director in the real estate investment fund Foncière des Regions, and years in Finance advisory with EY in France and Strategy advisory at Coba Group in the UK.

Christine Panier

Head of lower mid market western Europe
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT FUND

 

Antoine Papiernik

Managing Partner
SOFINNOVA PARTNERS

Antoine Papiernik is a Managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners, which he joined in 1997. Antoine has been an initial investor and active board member in public companies like Actelion, ProQR, NovusPharma (then sold to CTI), Movetis (then sold to Shire), Mainstay, Pixium Vision and Stentys, which went public respectively on the Zürich stock exchange, the NASDAQ, the Stockholm stock exchange, the Milan Nuovo Mercato, the Belgium Stock Exchange and the  EuroNext Paris, in Cotherix (initially NASDAQ listed, then sold to Actelion), CoreValve (sold to Medtronic), Fovea (sold to Sanofi Aventis), Ethical Oncology Science (EOS, sold to Clovis Oncology) and Recor Medical (sold to Otsuka). He has also invested in and is a board member of private companies MD Start, Shockwave Medical, Reflexion Medical, Gecko Biomedical, SafeHeal, Rgenix and Corwave. Antoine has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. In 2012 and 2011, Antoine was selected by Forbes for its “Midas List” of the world’s top venture capital investors. Antoine is one of the only Europeans on the list, and one of the few life science investors as well.

Calum Paterson

Managing Partner, Chair BVCA
SCOTTISH EQUITY PARTNERS

Calum Paterson is SEP’s Managing Partner and has led the firm since its inception.  He is chairman of the SEP investment committee and works across the firm’s offices in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Calum sits on the board of a number of SEP portfolio companies and was a member of the board of directors at travel-search company Skyscanner, prior to its £1.5 billion acquisition by Ctrip at the end of 2016.

Calum has worked in the private equity and venture capital industry since 1991.  He trained as a Chartered Accountant with the global professional services firm, Ernst & Young.  Calum has BA and MBA degrees from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s national academy of science and learning.

In addition to his responsibilities at SEP, Calum is currently Chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) for 2018/19 and sits on the BVCA Council.  The BVCA has over 700 members, including over 300 fund managers and 120 institutional investors. and represents the interests of the industry across the UK.

Jean-Marc Patouillaud

Managing Partner
PARTECH

Jean-Marc is a co-managing partner of Partech, also responsible for the early stage fund. He joined in 1996.

Prior to joining Partech, Jean-Marc was a partner at Finovelec, a Paris based venture capital firm and managed Genèse Investissements, the first French seed capital fund. He started his career as an engineer with Cegelec and worked in the Nuclear Power Plant division.

Jean-Marc currently serves on the board of Alltricks, DayUse, Happytal, Novasparks, Sigfox and Privitar.

He has a long track record of successful exits including IPOs with Lannet (GIAN), RadVision (RVSN), ALLOT (ALLT), Buongiorno (BGN.MI), and Alvarion (ALVR) and trade sales with Fluxus (acq. by British Telecom), Digitick (acq. by Vivendi), ISDNet (acq. by Cable and Wireless), Jungo (acq. by NTS), Jobpartners (acq. by ORCL), Apogee (acq. by Colt), LaFourchette (acq by TRIP) and Teads (acquired by Altice).

He earned an MBA from HEC and an MS in Engineering from SUPELEC both in Paris. Married, with three children, Jean-Marc lives in Versailles. He has sailed on most of the oceans, is a Commander of the French navy and has climbed numerous peaks in the Andes, the Cascade Mountains, the Tetons, and the Alps. He is also an avid cave explorer and flies every week over the Vallee de Chevreuse.

Stéphane Perriquet

Managing Partner
21 INVEST

Stéphane Perriquet joined 21 Centrale Partners in 2001 and became Managing Partner in 2011. Prior to joining he spent five years with Siparex Private Equity after having worked as Financial Controller at BFI-IBEXSA, a European electronics component group, and as an Auditor at KPMG. Stéphane graduated with a major in Finance from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Rouen.

Christophe Petit

Co-Founder,  Managing Partner & President
STAR AMERICA PARTNERS

Christophe Petit is the co-founder of Star America Infrastructure Partners and serves as its President and Managing Partner. Christophe has about 25 years of experience in the infrastructure sector. He has worked on many landmark transactions over the years and is recognized by many of his peers and his clients as an industry leader able to bring to close complex and structured transactions, negotiate balanced risk transfer agreements and competitive financing solutions.
Born and raised in France, Christophe Petit moved to the U.S. in 1994 after graduating with a Master of Engineering and a Master of Finance from top French schools to take a job at the World Bank in Washington DC as an Infrastructure Specialist. He then moved to New York in 2001 to refocus on the North American P3 market and to join the private sector world of investment banking. He co-started Star America Infrastructure Partners in 2011 to focus on making equity investments in the emerging North American market of P3s.

Stefania Peveraro

Chairman & Co Founder
BEBEEZ

Stefania Peveraro is chairman and co-founder of EdiBeez srl, publisher of BeBeez, an Italian newswire focusing on private capital, and Crowdfundingbuzz.it, the leading Italian blog covering crowdfunding issues. Stefania has been senior editor for 17 years at MF-Milano Finanza, the financial daily and weekly newspapers published  by Class Editori Group, listed at the Italian Stock Exchange.

Stefania still writes for MF newspaper and Milano Finanza weekly about  m&a, private equity, private debt and credit markets, corporate finance, structured finance and fixed income issues.

Stefania has also been an anchor woman at ClassCnbc, the satellite tv channel  owned by Class Editori and Cnbc Europe. She moderates conferences and is a book author on private equity and private debt issues.

Stefania used to work as a journalist at Borsa&Finanza weekly magazine and  L’Indipendente newspaper. Prior she was a financial analyst at  Fimat futures, back then being a financial broker focusing on the derivatives market (Société Générale Group). Her first job was as a researcher on International macro-economic issues at ISPI, Institute for International Politicasl Studies.

Stefania graduated in Economics at  L. Bocconi University in Milan in 1992. She is mum to a digital native teenager.

Antoine Peyronnet

Managing Director
CEREA PARTENAIRE

Managing Director since 2007

Engineer in Agricultural Sciences and Executive Management Graduate of ESSEC

Bank and Leveraged Financing, LBO: 20 years at Unigrains

Michael Phillips

Investment Partner
CASTIK CAPITAL

Michael is an Investment Partner and a Member of the Board of Managers of Castik Capital S.à r.l. Prior to Castik, Michael was an Equity Partner at Apax Partners for 22 years, where he was: a member of the global Executive Committee; member of the Investment and Exit Committees; and global co-head of Financial & Business Services. During his leadership tenure, funds under management increased from <€1bn to over €30bnBefore Apax, Michael was general manager of an operations subsidiary of OTTO Holding in Cologne, and spent four years at Ciba-Geigy Canada, as an engineer in their Plastics Additives division. Michael holds a B.Sc. in Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University, Canada and an MBA from INSEAD, France

Alain François Pialat

Group HR
FRAIKIN

 

Oriol Pinya

Founding Partner & CEO
ABAC CAPITAL

Oriol is Founding Partner and CEO at Abac Capital. He previously was an Equity Partner at Apax Partners where he was Head of the Spanish office and Co-Head of the global retail & consumer team. Prior to Apax, he worked at Merrill Lynch and at the Boston Consulting Group. Oriol holds a degree in Business Administration from ESADE (Barcelona), a CEMS Master from HEC (Paris), a PIM from Michigan Business School (Ann Arbor) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (Boston), where he was a Fulbright Scholar

Carlo Pirzio Biroli

Managing Partner & CEO
GLENDOWER CAPITAL 

Carlo co-founded Glendower in 2017 after spending 15 years at Deutsche Bank where he co-founded and co-led the SOF business since 2006 in addition to serving as the Global Head of DB Private Equity in 2012- 2016.  Before Deutsche Bank, Carlo was the CEO of a publicly listed alternatives fund in Italy; an executive at General Electric in the U.S.; and a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in New York.  Carlo holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy.

Philippe Poletti

Head of the Buyout activity
ARDIAN

Philippe Poletti joined Ardian in 1999 where he has led numerous successful deals (Spotless Group, Icare, Cornhill France, Outremer Telecom, Larivière, Anios). As Head of the Buyout team he has overseen its development into a pan-European activity. Philippe’s career began at Solving International, in 1994 he joined Desnoyers Group as Business Development Manager, later going on to become a special consultant to the President. From 1997-1999, he was Head of Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestments at DMC, a textile group.

Martin Pommier

Partner
INCUS CAPITAL

Martin is a Partner at Incus Capital. Prior to joining Incus Capital in Madrid, Martin worked at Macquarie Capital as a Managing Director in the Equity Capital Markets group and was Head of the International Equities in New York. He was a member of the management committee responsible for overseeing the European equities platform globally. Prior to Macquarie’s acquisition of Fox-Pitt, Kelton (FPK) in 2009, he was a Managing Director serving on FPK´s European and Asian Equities management committees. Previously, Martin worked in the Corporate Finance department of the National Bank of Canada and also worked at Mirabaud Canada. Martin is a Co-Founder of Expo Holdings, a US real estate private equity fund investing in single family and multi-residential properties. Martin holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University (Canada).

Maria Claudia Prieto

Head of Investments UK & Spain
SCHRODER ADVEQ

Responsibilities at Schroder Adveq
Maria Claudia Prieto covers Adveq’s investment activities in Europe focusing on co-investments, emerging managers, club funds and turnaround investments.

Background
Prior to joining Schroder Adveq in 2013, Maria Claudia worked for Capital Dynamics where she focused on co-investments and structured finance. She started her career in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse.

Education
Maria Claudia holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Masters of Science in Statistics from Yale University, New Haven, US.

Laurent Pruvost

CEO & President
IN’TECH MEDICAL

Laurent Pruvost is President and co-founder of the In’Tech Medical Group.

Mr. Pruvost launched his career in 1992 working with Sofamor Danek in industrial purchasing management. Following Medtronic’s acquisition, Laurent spent a year in Warsaw, IN. transferring technology and activities to production sites in the United States.

Shortly after, his expertise in medical devices manufacturing led him to be a part of the inception of In’Tech Medical in 2000 in Northern France, as Director of Sales & Marketing.

Mr. Pruvost built a reputation in the company for developing profitable business strategies and industrial project planning, and became Group President in 2012.

With a quality-driven mindset, he piloted the company’s expansion strategy through organic and external growth, turning In’Tech Medical into a world leader in the development and manufacturing of surgical instruments and implants for the orthopedic industry, with over 800 employees & 6 manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Alexandre Rajbhandari

Financial Reporter
MERGERMARKET

 

Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Former Prime Minister, France
President of FONDATION PROSPECTIVE & INNOVATION

 

Juan Luis Ramirez

Founding Partner
PORTOBELLO CAPITAL

 

Es Presidente de Laulagun Bearings y miembro del Consejo de Administración de Iberconsa, Vitalia, The Ice Cream Factory y Grupo Uno CTC. También es vicepresidente de la Asociación Española del Capital Riesgo (ASCRI).

 

Fue socio de Ibersuizas desde el año 2000. Con anterioridad trabajó en EBN Banco, como director de inversiones, y en Procter & Gamble.

 

Licenciado en Administración de Empresas por la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas en Madrid (ICADE).

Matthias Reicherter

Partner and CIO
GOLDING CAPITAL PARTNERS

Partner and CIO, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2011. In his role he has overall responsibility for oversight and direction of Golding’s investment portfolio across the asset classes, Private Equity, Private Debt and Infrastructure.

Dr. Reicherter looks back on more than 15 years of investment experience, which he gained working internationally for banks and investment organizations as well as in his prior role as Head of Infrastructure at Golding Capital Partners. Prior to joining Golding Capital Partners, Dr. Reicherter was a Director with Barclays Private Equity and Infrastructure Funds in London, as well as with DEPFA Bank plc in London and Dublin, were he focused on the acquisition, financing and asset management of infrastructure companies in Europe and North America.

Dr. Reicherter graduated in Economics from the University of Augsburg and completed a doctorate in Corporate Finance at the University of Greifswald.

Luc Rigouzzo

Managing Partner
AMETHIS

Luc Rigouzzo has over 30 years of experience in investing in emerging market companies.

Prior to co-founding Amethis, Luc Rigouzzo was, from June 2006 to December 2010, the CEO of Proparco, the French Development Financial Institution specialized in long-term sustainable investments to the private sector in emerging countries. He redefined the company’s strategy by focusing on infrastructure and financial services in Africa, capital investments for SME’s in the Mediterranean and renewable energy in Asia. He designed and successfully achieved with his team an ambitious 5-year business plan that transformed Proparco into a leading institution in its sector: including the launching of a 300 million Euro capital increase of the company in May 2008, the achievement of a very strong growth of the company and results, while controlling the risks. In the meantime, the company has put in place a development, social and environmental impact assessment tools to all its operations.

Luc Rigouzzo, who holds degrees in both agronomy and finance, began his career in Mexico. He devoted the first 14 years of his career to project finance in the agribusiness and food sectors of emerging countries. Initially at Agence Française de Développement and Proparco field offices (Ivory Coast, Cameroun), then at headquarters. Then Luc Rigouzzo went on to join the Agribusiness Department of the International Finance Corporation, financing projects (expansion programs, restructurings, syndications, privatizations, start-ups) in Latin America and Africa. He realized numerous transactions (equity investments, mezzanine and long term loans) in the agricultural sector, and the food industry.

Luc Rigouzzo re-joined the AFD Group in 2000 as the deputy director for the Mediterranean department. In 2001 he led the team in charge of redefining the Group’s strategy. Finally, from 2002 to 2006, he created and led the department of non-sovereign, private and financial sector, structuring and developing AFD’s activities in the infrastructure and banking sectors (sub-sovereign project-finance, risk guarantee, Public Private Partnerships, innovative microfinance schemes, financial engineering and environmental loans). He was also Member of the AFD Executive Committee and Chairman of the Board of European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI), a group of 17 bilateral institutions which provide long-term finance for private sector enterprises in emerging economies. In 2011, he was Chief of Staff of the French Ministry for Development before founding Amethis.

Luc Rigouzzo wrote several papers regarding development economy and finance in Africa through publications such as Field Actions Science Reports, La Tribune, Le Nouvel Economiste, L’Express, African Banker.

Luc Rigouzzo is a board member of Amethis management and advisory company for the funds and for Amethis West Africa (Cote d’Ivoire), NSIA (Cote d’Ivoire), Velogic (Mauritius) and for Ramco (Kenya). He is also a Board member of AVCA (African Venture Capital Association), “Danone communities” and member of the investment committee of Investisseurs et partenaires (I&P).

François Robinet

Managing Director
AXA VENTURE PARTNERS

François Robinet is Managing Director of AXA Strategic Ventures, AXA Group’s venture capital fund. He spent most of his career within AXA in risk management, asset management and life insurance. He has previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the global investment management firm AXA Rosenberg and as Chief Risk Officer of AXA Group. François Robinet is also Chief Executive Officer of AXA Life Invest, a company specializing in retirement solutions.

He holds master’s degrees from Stanford University and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et d’Administration Economique – National School of Statistics and Economic Administration – , as well as a Ph.D. from the Centre des Hautes Etudes d’Assurance – Center for Advance Insurance Studies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of a number of AXA companies, and of the Microcred Group, a portfolio company that expands the reach of financial services to micro, small and medium entrepreneurs. François is also a member of the Advisory Board of FTV Capital, an investment company specialized in late stage Fintech investments located in San Francisco.

Joana Rocha Scaff

Head of PE Europe
NEUBERGER BERMAN

 

Joana Rocha Scaff is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman, Head of Europe Private Equity and a member of the Co-Investment and Private Investment Portfolios Investment Committees. Previously, Ms. Scaff worked in investment banking covering primarily the telecommunications, media and information services sectors. Ms. Scaff worked in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers, and prior to that at Citigroup Global Markets and Espirito Santo Investment. She advised on corporate transactions including M&A, financial restructurings and public equity and debt offerings in the United States, Europe and Brazil. Ms. Scaff received her MBA from Columbia Business School and her BA in Business Management and Administration from the Universidade Catolica of Lisbon. Ms. Scaff is a member of the LP Committee of the BVCA – British Private Equity Association. Ms. Scaff is a member of the Limited Partner Advisory Committee of multiple European buyout funds.

Andres Rodenas De La Vega

Senior Principal
MUBADALA CAPITAL

 

Max Roemer

BVK Board Member
Chairman & Founding Partner
QUADRIGA CAPITAL

Max W Römer (67), Chairman of Quadriga Capital, has more than 40 years private equity experience. He started in WestLB’s international participation division. From 1980 on, he worked in the ASEAN division of DEG, the German Development Bank and later as DEG’s Deputy General Secretary. He joined Citicorp AG in 1984 holding various positions including VP of Citibank AG, MD of CVC, Citicorp Venture Capital, and member of the Senior Management Committee. He established CVC’s buy-out operations, Germany. In 1990 he co-founded an advisory company rendering services to the buy-out business of Standard Chartered Bank/WestLB and eventually developing into Quadriga Capital in 1994, the German advisor of the Quadriga Capital Funds.

Since 1980 Max W Römer has been serving as a board member of various investee companies in Germany, Europe, and Asia. He is a Member of the Board of BVK – Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften, Berlin and a Member of the Board of Directors of INVEST EUROPE, Brussels.

Philippe Roesch

Managing Partner
RIAM

Mr. Roesch has built up a 23 years successful international funds and direct investments track record on behalf of blue chip investors. As a founding Managing Partner of RIAM, he advises reputable family offices and institutional investors on their private equity portfolio allocation, the selection of funds and direct investments as well as on the purchase of funds commitments in the secondary market.

Before founding RIAM, he was Head of Private Equity Europe and Managing Director with Auda and built up the firm’s private equity investment activities in Europe, raised and invested their first European fund-of-funds and advised various managed accounts, including the founding family. During his tenure, he invested in numerous private equity funds on a primary and secondary basis and represented investors on the advisory boards of a number of top private equity funds. Before that, he was Head of Private Equity with Auda’s parent company Harald Quandt Holding and contributed to structuring and building up the family’s private equity fund portfolio in Asia (later renamed Auda Asia I) following which he was member of Auda’s Asian investment committee.

He performed his first fund investments in the mid-1990s as one of the first fund-of-funds managers in Germany, as a senior investment manager with Deutsche Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, at the time Deutsche Bank AG’s private equity captive.

He was responsible for the build-out of a significant global fund-of-funds and co-investments programme successively in Asia, the US and Western Europe in cooperation with the strategic partners HSBC Development Capital in Asia, Morgan Grenfell Development Capital and UIAG in Europe and Harvest Partners in the USA.

Mr. Roesch gained early direct investment experience as an M&A advisor with BHF-Bank AG at the beginning of the 1990s and later with the strategic investor Deutsche Bahn AG Holding, where he was primarily engaged in M&A and joint venture projects in Europe, and as a principal with the investment firm Triton, where he focused on buyout opportunities in the German-speaking countries.

Mr. Roesch holds degrees from French Grandes Ecoles (HEC, Sciences Po) and leading universities. He studied international economics and business management, specialising in corporate strategy and banking and finance.

He is fluent in English, French and German.

Mr. Roesch is an active and appreciated member of the private equity community and participates as speaker, moderator or panelist to panel discussions at leading international private equity, family offices and institutional investors’ conferences.

Holger Rossbach

Senior Investment Director, Private Investments Research
CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATES

Focus and Experience

Holger is a Senior Investment Director at Cambridge Associates and is based in the firm’s London office. He co-heads the EMEA private equity and venture capital research team and is responsible for performing due diligence on private equity and venture capital opportunities in Europe as well as across some emerging markets, including Africa. Holger also serves as European Director on CA’s Secondary Practice, performing secondary transactions in private investment funds globally on behalf of clients.

 

Before Holger joined Cambridge Associates he worked at von Braun & Schreiber Private Equity Partners, a private equity fund-of-funds based in Munich, Germany. He was responsible for leading due diligence and quantitative analysis of primary, secondary and co-investments as well as due diligence on behalf of managed accounts. Holger also ran his own consulting business, helping start-ups and entrepreneurs to obtain financing, structuring and optimisation of their business models. Prior work experience also includes consulting for private equity firms by conducting market due diligence on potential investments at Arthur D. Little and Goetzpartners Consulting.

 

Education

MBA & MA, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), Munich

 

Languages

Fluent in German

Conversational in French and Mandarin

 

Immanuel Rubin

Partner
CAMPBELL LUTYENS

Immanuel joined Campbell Lutyens in 2004, becoming a Partner in 2014. He is of one of the four Partners who lead the firm’s secondary advisory practice. He has advised on a wide range of over 50 secondary transactions including amongst others Europe’s largest bi-lateral sale of $2bn of LP interests for Lloyds, one of the largest tender offers globally in BC Partners of $1bn as well as the $3bn Nordic Capital VII continuation fund, the largest GP led secondary transaction to date.

Founded in 1988, Campbell Lutyens is a global and independent private capital advisor, focused on fund placement and secondary advisory services. Its fund placement practice advises and raises capital globally for private equity, infrastructure and private debt managers. Its secondary transaction practice advises institutional and other investors on the sale or restructuring of portfolios of funds or direct investments within the private equity and infrastructure classes. It also advises managers on GP-led liquidity and fund restructuring transactions. The firm has a team of more than 140 operating from offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Jürgen Sackhoff

CEO
SACKHOFF RECHTSANWÄLTE

Dr. Jürgen Sackhofff has been the Chief Executive Officer of SGD S.A. since October 2014. Dr. Sackhofff served as President of SGD S.A. since January 1, 2016. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmacy Business at SGD S.A. from October 1, 2014 to January 1, 2016. From 2007 to 2014, he served as an Executive Vice President with SCHOTT, leading the Pharmaceutical Systems business with more than €700m in revenues. During this time, he developed a growth strategy based on both organic growth and M&A. Prior to this, he spent more than 10 years in Corporate Strategy and M&A for SCHOTT and Henkel.

Frédéric Sadaca

Responsable Investissements
PRO BTP

 

Regis Saleur

Managing Partner
SUPERNOVA INVEST

Régis has 20 years of experience in Private Equity and has directed the team since 2008. From 2003 to 2007, he served as a general partner in Galileo where he invested in Talend (a software company, 500 employees, NASDAQ TLND), Alyotech (engineering and technology consulting firm, 1,900 employees) and Sarenza (online sales, 300 employees).

Régis was managing director of Seeft Ventures (1999 to 2003) (venture capital firm focused on digital start-ups).

Régis is a graduate of École Centrale Paris. He sits on the board of companies including AlediaAveniDiota et Kalray.

Grégory Salinger

Chief Digital Officer
APAX

Grégory Salinger joined Apax Partners in 2017. He works with the leadership teams of the portfolio companies to help them accelerate the value creation and transformation of their companies related to digital.

Gregory has a track record of over 20 years as an entrepreneur and leader in digital and technology. After developing and managing GOA, the online gaming platform launched by France Télécom, he co-founded and was the CEO of Chateau Online, shaping it into the leading e-commerce company dedicated to wine in Europe. More recently, he was the CEO of Videdressing, the leading French marketplace specializing in pre-owned fashion and luxury goods. Gregory also worked at Microsoft for over ten years, initially as Managing Director of MSN France, which became France’s top digital media network under his leadership. Next, at a global level, he successively led Strategy & Operations, then Online Marketing and Monetization for Microsoft’s Consumer & Online business.

Gregory holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master of International Relations from SAIS Johns Hopkins University as well as a BA from Swarthmore College.

Maria Sanz

Partner et Private Equity Co Head
YIELCO INVESTMENT

Maria is partner and Private Equity co-head at YIELCO Investments AG. YIELCO was established in 2011 as an Alternative Investment Boutique with focus on the asset classes Infrastructure, Private Debt and Private Equity, offering fund of funds solutions, managed accounts and advisory services to institutional investors. Prior to Yielco, she was a partner and founding member of SwanCap Partners (2014-2018), where she assumed co-responsibility for the Private Equity investment program and business development. Prior to joining SwanCap, Maria was a director of Unicredit´s Principal Investments division. Maria began her career in 1997 in the International Markets division of the HVB Group. She has a double degree in International Management from the Universidade Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid and the ESB Business School in Reutlingen and is a CFA Charterholder.

Serge Savasta

Managing Partner
OMNES CAPITAL

Jérôme Schmitt

Senior VP Innovation and Energy Efficiency
TOTAL

Currently Senior Vice President, Innovation and Energy Efficiency at Total, a leading international oil and gas company, and a world leader in the global solar power industry with SunPower.

Jérôme Schmitt began his career in 1989 as Regional Representative for South-East Asia of Coface. In 1991, he joined Arthur Andersen Consulting for one year as Change Management Consultant.
Jérôme Schmitt joined Total’s finance division in 1992, where he oversaw financial operations for Exploration & Production projects in Asia-North Africa, then South America. He was then appointed Project Manager, Gas Business Development for Middle East-Central Asia, and then Vice President Gas Business Development from 1998 to 2000, based in India. In 2000, Jérôme Schmitt was appointed Director Corporate M&A operations within the Mergers & Acquisitions division. He held several senior roles in Total Finance Division from 2004 to 2012. In 2012, he became Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Total’s Marketing & Services Business.
In October 2013, Jérôme Schmitt was appointed Senior Vice President, Sustainable Development & Environment.

Committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible.

Angelika Schoechlin

Senior Partner
ANTIN INFRASTRUCTURE

Angelika joined Antin in 2010 and is a member of the Investment Committee.

Angelika holds boards seats for Fund II companies Amedes and Inicea, and held a board seat in Fund I’s investment in Westerleigh.

Before joining Antin, she worked for Goldman Sachs and Terra Firma.

She has experience in both principal investment and mergers and acquisitions.

Joe Schorge

Founder & Managing Partner
ISOMER CAPITAL

Joe Schorge is the Founder and Managing Partner of Isomer Capital, based in London and focused on European early stage venture capital. Isomer accesses high-potential opportunities in European technology through limited partner investments in funds, company co-investments, and providing liquidity to firms and founders via secondary purchases. Previously Joe spent over 20 years’ working as an LP, GP and technology operations executive, most notably at Pomona Capital, a leading global secondaries firm, and earlier at Cambridge Associates responsible for advising institutional investors on $2bn of private equity investments. Joe began his career in information technology operating roles at Invensys plc (now Schneider Electric) in the US and Europe. He received a BS Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and an MBA from London Business School.

Erez Shachar

Managing Partner
QUMRA CAPITAL

Erez co-founded Qumra Capital, Israel’s pioneer Late Stage Venture Capital fund with $250 AuM in 2014. Prior to Qumra, Erez served as  Managing Partner of Evergreen Venture Partners since 2004, where he also led its activities together with Boaz Dinte, Qumra’s co-founder. At Qumra, Erez is a board member of Fiverr, Riskified, Talkspace, Taboola, Sweet Inn and Eyeview. Previously, he served on the boards Varonis Systems (IPO), Traiana (Acquired by ICAP), Identify (Acquired by BMC Software), Itemfiled (acquired by Informatica Corp), eGlue (acquired by NICE Systems) and Aduva (Acquired by SUN Microsystems).

Erez combines leadership and hands-on operational skills with extensive investment experience and has a history of delivering growth gained at his tenure at Scitex, one of the first start-ups to emerge from Israel, and the first Israeli technology company to go public on NASDAQ, and at Nur Macroprinters.  At Scitex, he ran the company’s European Sales and Marketing operations and as Nur’s CEO, led the company through its rapid growth stages to achieving global leadership in its field. Nur was publicly traded on NASDAQ and eventually acquired by HP.

 

He earned a B.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from the INSEAD Business School

Paul Shea

Founding Partner
BEECHBROOK CAPITAL

Paul co-founded Beechbrook in 2008 with Nick Fenn and sits on the Investment and Valuation Committees. Paul has over 15 years in the asset management industry. Prior to founding Beechbrook, Paul worked in the investment banking division of Schroders before moving to MetLife Investments and then Mizuho. Paul is highly experienced in credit, asset management, fund structuring and plays a leading role in fund raising for Beechbrook Capital.

Jean-Charles Simon

Managing Partner
SIMON & ASSOCIES

Jean-Charles Simon has been developing his expertise in legal and litigation matters as well as in the area of distressed companies for more than 30 years. His expertise is recognized in disposals and acquisitions as well as amicable and judicial procedures relating to the “Loi de sauvegard” (French insolvency act). He is also actively involved in the international department and is in charge of Asia activities, particularly with China and South Korea.

Sander Slootweg

Managing Partner
FORBION CAPITAL PARTNERS

Sander is Managing Partner and in addition to his leading role in the investment team and the portfolio, he is responsible for Fundraising, Investor- and Public Relations. On the portfolio management side, he currently serves on the boards of portfolio companies Replimune, NorthSea (Chair), Xention and Oxyrane.

Sander was responsible for two substantial exits: Dezima was acquired by Amgen in 2015 for up to USD 1.55 billion and Biovex was sold to Amgen in March of 2011 for up to USD 1 billion. In recent years Sander has also served on the boards of Ario Pharma, Pulmagen, Fovea (sold to Sanofi in 2009), uniQure (IPO on Nasdaq in 2014), Argenta (sold to Galapagos in 2010), Alantos Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (sold to Amgen in 2007), Impella (sold to Abiomed in 2005), Pieris (IPO on Nasdaq in 2015) and has acted as the Chairman of the Board of AMT (IPO on Euronext in 2007).

Before co-founding Forbion, he was an Investment Director at ABN AMRO Capital Life Sciences. His other activities at ABN AMRO included buy-out/ growth equities at ABN AMRO Capital, Equity Capital Markets Syndications (HQ Amsterdam) and Financial Institutions Relationship Management Latin America (Regional Office Miami).

Sander holds degrees in Business and Financial Economics from the Free University of Amsterdam and Business Administration from Nijenrode University, The Netherlands.

David Smith

Senior Managing Director
CAPITAL DYNAMICS

David is a Senior Managing Director on the Co-Investment team. He is also Chairman of the firm’s Clean Energy Infrastructure Investment Committee in respect of certain existing investment mandates. He has over 30 years of experience in private equity and infrastructure financing. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, David worked with GE Capital in the UK and the US from early 1990 until late 2002, serving in its energy infrastructure finance and private equity business. Earlier in his career, David was engaged as an adviser to AXA Private Equity (now known as Ardian) 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. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering, each from the University of Southampton, and an MBA from the Cass Business School of City University London.

Markus Solibieda

Managing Director
BASF VENTURE CAPITAL

 

Markus Solibieda has been the Managing Director of BASF Venture Capital GmbH since November 2016.

Before joining BASF, he was a Partner at Mandarin Capital Partners and Head of the company’s Frankfurt office. Prior to this, he co-founded Baigo Capital, a growth capital fund focused on the healthcare industry. Markus Solibieda started his professional career in the Venture Capital team of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and subsequently worked for Advent International and 3i in Frankfurt and London. From 1999 to 2002, he was CFO of ACG, a public company providing smart cards, RFID technology and semiconductor components. He studied Business Administration at the European Business School in Wiesbaden, Germany, as well as in Dijon, France and Phoenix, USA.

Karim Souid

Head of the Innovative Economy Platform
SWICORP

Karim heads the Innovative Economy Platform with the objective to be the leading platform for growth capital investment in the Middle East & Africa technology and digital space. Over the last 15 years, Karim has led multi-billion to multi-million investments in various sectors and multiple geographies including Europe, US, Africa and more recently the Middle East.

Karim is an active angel investor and IC member of Caisse des Depots et Consignation Gestion, the Government of Tunisia public investment arm.

Karim received a MSc from HEC Paris and an MBA from INSEAD. He is an occasional visiting lecturer in both institutions.

Viktor Speckinger

Principal
UNIGESTION

Viktor is a Partner at Unigestion Private Equity responsible for direct investments in Europe, as well as fund investments in France and the Iberian Region. Viktor holds various board memberships of direct investments. In addition, he is on the advisory boards of several European private

equity funds. Viktor joined Unigestion (previously known as Akina Partners) in autumn 2005. Prior to joining Akina, Viktor worked at ABB in the corporate finance department, where he was mainly involved in the Group’s USD 3 billion refinancing transaction and actively participated in the setup and rolling out of new financial processes to evaluate, improve and control capital investments as well as real estate transactions and valuations in more than 300 subsidiaries. He is fluent in French, English, German and Spanish; additionally he speaks Portuguese and Swedish.

Helen Steers

Partner and Head of European Primary Investment
PANTHEON VENTURES

 

Helen is a Partner and Head of Pantheon’s European Investment Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Helen worked for Russell Investments, where she was Managing Director with overall responsibility for private equity in Europe. Helen holds a BA and a MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a MBA from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Helen is also Chair of the BVCA for 2017 – 2018.

Philipp Sterkel

Principal
AURELIUS

Philipp Sterkel is a Principal at AURELIUS’ special situations and mid-market segment in Munich where he has led multiple transactions across Europe.

Prior to joining AURELIUS, he was Finance Director EMEA at DaVita Healthcare Partners in Amsterdam where he developed an international network of dialysis clinics through a series of buy-and-build acquisitions.

Mr. Sterkel started his career at J.P. Morgan Cazenove’s UK M&A team in London where he was involved in several public and private M&A transactions.

He has studied at University of Mannheim and ESCP-EAP.

Eve Stockel

CEO
IN STORE DISPLAY

 

Jim Strang

Managing Director, Head of EMEA
HAMILTON LANE

  • Ph.D. & B.Com from University of Edinburgh
  • Master’s degree from University of Cambridge

Tom Sumpster

Head of Infrastructure Finance
REAL ASSETS, LEGAL & GENERAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

 

Eli Talmor

Head of the Institute of Private Equity
LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL

Founder of Private Equity at London Business School, Professor Eli Talmor is co-author of International Private Equity, broadly considered to be the reference book on the private equity industry. He is frequently invited to deliver keynote speeches to business executives worldwide, testified at the UK Parliament on private equity and advised the UK Prime Minister’s Office.

He served on the London Business School Board of Governors and the advisory board of the African Venture Capital Association. He also practices venture capital and is a serial cornerstone investor with multiple exits, notably a turnaround of a NASDAQ enterprise software company and co-founded SunRay Renewable Energy which was acquired in one of Europe’s largest venture exits of that year.

Before joining LBS, he was on the finance faculty at the University of California (UCLA and Irvine) and the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.Sc. (Cum Laude) from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Edward Talmor-Gera

Founding Partner
FUND PLACEMENT ISRAEL

Mr Talmor-Gera is the pioneer who created the Management Fee Swaps and the first set of derivatives and financial engineering products of that kind serving the private equity fund industry. He successfully sold part of that business forming a JV with Investec Bank. Mr Talmor-Gera served as a NC Captain in the Special Forces Unit of the Israel Defence Force; he holds an Executive MBA from the London Business School and a degree in Mathematics from Tel-Aviv University.

Fund Placement Israel, a boutique private equity and private capital place agent in Israel that has raised c. $1 billion of new relationship LP commitments, is broadly respected as the local Israeli expert on the private equity, venture capital and private capital asset classes. In recent years Mr Talmor-Gera has been asked by the Bank of Israel and the Ministry of Finance to opine on the asset class and the regulatory environment governing both domestic GPs and LPs.

Patrick Tardivy

Paris Office Leader, Partner
ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP

Patrick advises French and international clients on all aspects of corporate law. He mainly intervenes on M&A and Private Equity matters as well as joint-ventures. He specializes in the sectors of aerospace and defense, as well as energy and infrastructures, and real estate investments. He also has experience in investments in Francophone Africa.

According to Legal 500 EMEA 2016, clients praise Patrick for his “excellent business acumen to match in-depth legal experience”.

Before joining Orrick in 2016, Patrick was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

George Theodoropoulos

Managing Partner
FENGATE

George Theodoropoulos joined Fengate in 2009. He is a Partner of the Firm and manages Fengate’s infrastructure investment business. In this capacity, George is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Fengate’s infrastructure investment and fundraising activities.  He is a member of the Investment Committee of the Firm’s infrastructure funds.

George possesses more than 20 years of experience in project finance and infrastructure investing. Prior to joining Fengate, he was a Director at RBC Capital Markets and the head of its Canadian Infrastructure Advisory Group, where he played a lead role in advising RBC’s clients on structuring and arranging financing for major infrastructure projects.

George holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and a Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting from McGill University. George is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Giles Travers

Managing Director
LIONPOINT GROUP

To lead the RegTech practice, Giles Travers has joined Lionpoint Group as a Managing Director and will be based out of our London office. He has over 15 years’ experience of working with leading global asset managers in respect of technology, operations and legal strategy. Prior to Lionpoint, Giles was a funds and capital markets lawyer before moving into senior roles within the alternative asset management industry.

Nino Tronchetti Provera

Managing Partner & Founder
AMBIENTA

Nino Tronchetti Provera is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ambienta, a leading European private equity firm focused on environmental growth and buyout investments in industrial SMEs with Fund under management for 1,2 Billion.
Earlier in his career, Nino was a consultant at MCKinsey & Co where he established the environmental business within practice. In 1997 Nino founded Cam Tecnologie to develop clean technologies and products. From 2002 to 2007, Nino worked within the Telecom Italia group, first as CEO of Finsiel, and subsequently as General Manager of Olivetti.
Nino is part of the Mid Market Council within EVCA. Nino holds a degree (cum laude) in Business Administration from Luiss University, Rome, and an MBA from INSEAD Business School.

Jonathan Tudor

Director, technology and innovation strategy
CENTRICA INNOVATIONS

Jonathan heads up strategy for Centrica Innovations, established in 2017 to invest in new technology and ideas that will transform the way we live, work and move.

Prior to joining, Jonathan served as the global managing director of BP Ventures. He has 20-years of experience in various technology based business development and investment roles. He was the ventures director at QinetiQ in the UK where he helped create and spin-out several high-tech companies in sensors, software, data analysis and materials. In his early career, he had also worked for the Carl Zeiss Group in Germany to help develop their drug screening business.

Benoît Verbrugghe

Head of USA
ARDIAN

Benoît Verbrugghe joined Ardian’s Fund of Funds team as an intern in 1999. He spent the next 11 years in Paris before becoming Head of Ardian USA in July 2010. Benoît Verbrugghe began his career in 1998 working in M&A at a consulting firm. He has been a Board member of the Ardian Foundation since 2010 and President of the Ardian Foundation USA since 2012.

Patrice Verrier

Managing Partner
ABENEX

Patrice est Associé-Gérant chez Abénex. Il est l’un des fondateurs d’Abénex ayant participé au rachat avec effet de levier de la société auprès de la banque ABN AMRO.

Patrice est d’origine canadienne. Il a débuté sa carrière au Québec en tant que comptable agréé (mission d’audit et de conseil en fiscalité) avant d’effectuer des missions de conseil aux PMEs. Il quitte le Canada en 1993 pour effectuer des études aux Pays-Bas et aux Etats-Unis, puis rejoint la banque ABN AMRO à Amsterdam où il participe à la création d’un réseau mondial de private equity.  En 1998, il intègre l’équipe française de capital investissement afin d’y développer la levée de fonds auprès d’institutionnels et de familles non-rattachés à ABN AMRO. Il participe activement au comité d’investissement européen de la banque jusqu’à la prise d’indépendance d’Abénex en 2008.

Heiko Von Dewitz

Partner & Managing Director
AGIC CAPITAL

Prior to co-founding AGIC, Mr. von Dewitz served as an Investment Director with Intel Capital for 13 years, with responsibility for all investment activities in Western Europe and Israel. Before Intel Capital, he was a consultant with A. T. Kearney for nearly four years, where he specialized in High-Tech and Telecommunications.
He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich, where he has also been a guest lecturer.

 

Anton Waitz

Partner
PROJECT A VENTURES

Responsible Partner for the Following Portfolio Companies: AulaComtravoGabimisterb&bQunomedical

Areas of Responsibility

Dealflow, Investment Operations, Corporate Relations

Activities Before Joining Project A

  • Managing Director, Axel Springer Digital Ventures Inc.
  • Office of the Chairman & CEO at Axel Springer SE
  • Arcadia Beteiligungen (Private Equity fund)
  • Legal practise (including Noerr LLP, German Embassy in Ghana)

Other Engagement

  • Singularity University alumni
  • “Young Leaders” at Atlantikbrücke e.V.

Garry Wilson

Managing Partner
ENDLESS LLP

Garry, one of our Founders, has over 20 years experience in transforming businesses and private equity. He spends his days sourcing new investment opportunities, looking after a few of our portfolio businesses and keeping our investors up to date.

James Williams

Managing Editor
PRIVATE EQUITY WIRE

Alternative Funds Investment expert, covering major developments in the Hedge, PE/RE and Private Debt markets for the last eight years.

Run the editorial agenda for Hedgeweek and Private Equity Wire, producing myriad industry reports on the regulatory, technology, compliance and jurisdictional developments shaping the face of the hedge fund industry. I also moderate webinars, produce and host events in London and New York as well as conduct research; all in the quest to foster debate and drive fresh insights on global industry dynamics.

Specialties: Capital Markets.
Alternative Investments: Hedge, PE, RE, Private Debt, Infra
Regulation
Liquid Alternatives
Technology innovation
Operations

Marco Wulff

Partner & Co Founder
MONTANA CAPITAL PARTNERS

Dr. Marco Wulff is a partner, co-founder and IC member of Montana Capital Partners, a Swiss asset manager focussed on specific niches of the secondary market. mcp has  ca. EUR 1.5 billion in asset under management and provides attractive investment products as well as innovative solutions for sellers. Furthermore, mcp offers high quality investment and risk management services.

 

He was previously co-head of the private equity secondary activities at Capital Dynamics, a global asset management firm. In this position he was responsible for sourcing, analyzing and executing secondary transactions on a global basis. In addition, he led primary investment activities in selected geographies. Prior to that, he worked for Munich Re Group as a private equity investment manager and helped in building up the firm’s private equity investment program. Previously, Marco was with Montagu Private Equity, a pan-European mid-market buyout firm focusing on direct transactions. He started his career in M&A Advisory for L.E.K. mainly advising private equity General Partners on buyout transactions.

Olivia Yedikardachian

Head of unlisted investments
CAISSE DES DEPOTS ET CONSIGNATIONS

 

Jonathan Zafrani

Managing Director, European Buy-Outs
THE CARLYLE GROUP

Jonathan Zafrani is a Managing Director advising on European buyout opportunities. He is based in Paris

Mr. Zafrani joined Carlyle in 1999 and has been a Managing Director since 2013.

Currently, Mr. Zafrani serves on the boards of Innovista Sensors, European Camping Group, Saverglass and ADB Safegate. He previously served on other portfolio companies’ boards including Sagemcom, Numericable, Sermeta, Otor, Terreal, Com Hem, Waterpik & Zodiac Marine & Pool and was an observer on the boards of Casema and B&B. Jonathan is also a board member of France Invest.

Lorenzo Zamboni

Partner
ASTORG PARTNERS

Lorenzo Zamboni joined Astorg in 2009 and is a member of the Investment team.

He has been involved in a number of transactions including MEGADYNE, LINXENS and SURFACES.

Prior to this, Lorenzo spent 5 years with 3i in Milan where he worked on a number of transactions across a broad range of sectors.

He began his career at the Transaction Service Department of KPMG in Paris, where he spent 4 years advising corporate and private equity funds in cross border transactions.

Lorenzo is a dual Italian and French national and is a graduate of Bocconi University in Milan and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

 

Minoo Zarbafi

Vice President
BERTELSMANN INVESTMENTS

Minoo is Vice President at Bertelsmann Investments. Bertelsmann Investments bundles shares in more than 150 tech companies globally via direct and indirect fund investments and across all stages.

Minoo is responsible for managing Bertelsmann’s venture capital activities and forming digital partnerships between tech companies and Bertelsmann‘s divisions. Her focus is on advancements in AI. Before Bertelsmann, Minoo worked at Roland Berger, as chief of staff to the CEO of AXA, and as contractor for European startups (i.a. HelloFresh, Outfittery). In her free time, Minoo is a passionate mentor and coach for CEOs and entrepreneurs.

Minoo graduated in 2005 as Diplom-Kauffrau from European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany and holds a Dr. rer. pol. (Summa cum Laude) in Responsible Investment and Social Psychology.

Agathe Zilber

President
CFNEWS

 

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Directeur
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PATOUILLAUD Jean-Marc
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PARTECH
PATOUILLAUD Jean-Marc
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PARTECH
DUTEN Emmanuelle
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GROUPE LES ECHOS
PATOUILLAUD Jean-Marc
Managing Partner
PARTECH
PATOUILLAUD Jean-Marc
Managing Partner
PARTECH

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MAASSEN Frank / FRANK MAASSEN (CEO / OP)
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