Main Conference Day 1 -

07:15 - 08:00 Registration & Networking Breakfast


08:00 - 08:10 Chair's Welcome Address and 5 minute business card exchange

Nigel Van Zyl - Partner, Proskauer

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Nigel Van Zyl

Partner
Proskauer

08:10 - 08:30 Fireside chat: How is Private Equity Performing 5 Years Post-Crisis ?

Mark O'Hare - CEO, Preqin David Jeffrey - Partner, StepStone Group
- Where are we seeing strong performance, and where will the future growth be found?

- How policy makers have shaped the PE market: is it working?

- An overview of factors impacting LPs allocations

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Mark O'Hare

CEO
Preqin

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David Jeffrey

Partner
StepStone Group

Part 1: Private equity in Europe - It's all okay now isn't it?

What has 2014 done for the perception of PE in Europe to date?

Audience vote: Is PE in Europe a safe bet foe LPs now? (yes/no)
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François Aguerre

Partner
Coller Capital

Martin Calderbank

Managing Partner
Agilitas Partners

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Pierre- Antoine De Selancy

Managing Partner
17 Capital

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Ivan Massonnat

Investor Relations & Fundraising
PAI Partners

Koos Teule

Chief Financial Officer and Director Investor Relations
Glide Buy Out Partners

Part II: Choosing where to invest in Europe

-Which are the problem areas and where will the hot spots be?

- What are the main strengths and weaknesses of each region in a competitive landscape?

Audience note: Where in Europe would you invest 10 mil Euro if you had to pick on the spot?

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Paul Newsome

Executive Director and Head of Investments,
Unigestion

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Benjamin Alt

Vice President Investment Europe
Adveq Management

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Lars Grinde

Managing Partner
Norvestor

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Daniel Quinn

Partner
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Peeter Saks

Managing Partner
BaltCap

Hear case studies and comparisons from those in the know, focusing on the strength of different European markets - with up to the minute commentary on what opportunities are presenting themselves across Europe, and the approach they envisage driving the best returns. A pan-regional overview in 40 minutes!
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Juan Leach

Managing Partner
Miura Private Equity

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Anne Fossemalle

Director: Equity Funds
EBRD

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Tom Whelan

Global Head of Private Equity
Hogan Lovells

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Benedicte Schilbred Fasmer

Head of Corporate Affairs
Argentum

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Alessia Lorenti

Business Development Director
CACEIS Bank Luxembourg

- Examples of strategies that have and have not worked for:

1) Buying cheap and turning a company around

2) Buying full price and creating extra value in the business

- What type of roles should the GP take in order to achieve operational excellence?

- Do operating partners in PE funds really create value?
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Martin Dunnett

Managing Director
Warburg Pincus

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Philip Rattle

Managing Partner
August Equity LLP

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Caspar Callerstrom

Partner
EQT Partners

Claus Kuehn

Managing Director
Hamburg Family Office

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Roland Fohn

Managing Director - Private Equity
GE Asset Management

10:50 - 11:25 Morning networking and refreshment break


-How are GPs coping with marketing post AIFMD?

- Case studies on experience of the AIFMD passporting scheme – is it working?

-What are the main regulatory challenges facing you at the moment?

-What are the latest challenges with FATCA and how can they be overcome?

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Sue Woodman

General Counsellor
Equistone Partners

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Bridget Barker

Partner
Investment Funds and Financial Services Group, Macfarlanes LLP

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Marcus Peter

Partner
BONN & SCHMITT

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Julie Bradshaw

Counsel
Doughty Hanson

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Camille Bourke

Partner
Arendt & Medernach

23:55 - 12:10 Industry Insight: Examining what the mid-market should do in the face of ‘Mega-Firms’

Lorenzo Stanca - Managing Partner, Mandarin Capital Partners
- How to attract and position yourself within the market in an effective way

- Exploring which angle to take - are niche strategies and innovative deal sourcing the only answer?
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Lorenzo Stanca

Managing Partner
Mandarin Capital Partners

12:10 - 12:40 In-depth interview: Getting your structure and terms right – how much of a difference does that make in the competitive private equity arena?

Jonathan Blake - Head of International Funds King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin Peter McKellar - Partner, Chief Investment Officer, SL Capital Partners Jussi Saarinen - Head of IR and Partner, EQT
- Do competitive terms make a difference, or is it all about performance?

- Is the location of the fund important (is there a challenge for offshore funds)?

- AIFMD – is it better to be in or out?
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Peter McKellar

Partner, Chief Investment Officer
SL Capital Partners

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Jonathan Blake

Head of International Funds
King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin

Jussi Saarinen

Head of IR and Partner
EQT

- Deal flow – is it sufficient versus the amount of money coming in?

- Focus on pricing: Are the current pricing levels sustainable?

- Is it all about fund restructuring: Which strategies are still attractive investments – and what will drive future deal flows?

- Is the market moving away from portfolio sales - what other types of sales transactions are on the horizon?


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Kate Simpson

Partner
Proskauer

Christiaan De Lint

Partner
Headway Capital

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Andre Aubert

Partner
LGT Capital Partners

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Richard Nairn

Director, Private Equity Funds
F&C Investment

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Mark J. McDonald

Director
Credit Suisse Alternative Investments

Matthew Hansford

Fund Finance
Investec Specialist Bank

13:20 - 14:20 Networking Lunch


Chair: Nigel van Zyl, Partner, Proskauer

- Examining the performance drivers of the secondaries market – is it a hot market?

- At what stage of the cycle are secondaries, and what lessons have been learned?

- Are secondaries a saturated product?
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Oliver Gottschalg

Associate Professor
HEC Paris

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Jose Sosa del Valle

Principal
Lexington Partners

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Nigel Van Zyl

Partner
Proskauer

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Nicolas Lanel

Managing Director & European Head of Private Capital Advisory
Evercore

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Chi Cheung

Director
Deutsche Bank Private Equity

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Gunter Waldner

Portfolio Manager Private Equity
Tyrus Capital

STREAM B: Creating value in a changing private equity market

14:20 - 15:00 Community forum: Emerging markets and frontier markets - Which regions are delivering and where to watch for future growth? Olaf Neubert - Managing Partner Top Capital Advisors Daniel Tourou - Vice President, Private Equity, Bank Gutmann Vivina Berla - Senior Partner & Managing Director Europe, Sarona Asset Management Anne Fossemalle - Director: Equity Funds, EBRD Robert Gaut - Partner, Proskauer
Chair: Robert Gaut, Partner, Proskauer

- Which markets are now developed, which are still emerging, and where are the frontiers?

- Defining the check-list for success when investing in emerging & frontier markets – where are pioneering investors seeing success?

- Identifying the new regions to thrive in the next five years and why (including Brazil, China, Africa, India, Turkey, CEE)

Audience to vote for the top region to thrive in the next five years before and after the panel discussion
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Olaf Neubert

Managing Partner
Top Capital Advisors

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Daniel Tourou

Vice President, Private Equity
Bank Gutmann

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Vivina Berla

Senior Partner & Managing Director Europe
Sarona Asset Management

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Anne Fossemalle

Director: Equity Funds
EBRD

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Robert Gaut

Partner
Proskauer

Will the rise in co-investment and direct deal activity will continue and irrevocably change the GP/LP relationship?

What is the impact of co-investments and direct deal now, and what will it be in 5-10 years’ time?
This team debate will see an industry expert propose that as LPs skill up and acquire the sophistication and resources to conduct co-investments and direct deals successfully the relationship between GPs and LPs has been substantially altered. The speaker will be opposed by another industry expert, and the audience will vote for the most compelling argument at the end.
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David Smith

Co-Head of Co-Investments & Investment Management
Capital Dynamics

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Johanna Barr

Director, Limited Partner Services
Advent International

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Gregory Getschow

Managing Director
JP Morgan Asset Management

Craig Williamson

Director, Limited Partner Services
Advent International

STREAM B: Creating value in a changing private equity market

15:00 - 15:40 Community forum: Mid market vs. mega strategies – Examining how increased competition is affecting pricing on both ends Karsten Langer - Partner The Riverside Company Louis Trincano - Advising Partner, Access Capital Partners Olivier Dauman - Private Equity Manager, Credit Agricole Private Banking Miriam Schmitter - Director, Commonfund Capital Alessandro Binello - Chairman, Quadrivio SGR
-Have lessons really been learned from the Global Financial Crisis?

-Is there really a benefit of having niche and mid-market strategies in a portfolio or should Limited Partners stick to large cap funds?

- Are mega-cap firms erasing the need for small to-mid cap firms?
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Karsten Langer

Partner
The Riverside Company

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Louis Trincano

Advising Partner
Access Capital Partners

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Olivier Dauman

Private Equity Manager
Credit Agricole Private Banking

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Miriam Schmitter

Director
Commonfund Capital

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Alessandro Binello

Chairman
Quadrivio SGR

STREAM C: Invite-Only Session

15:00 - 15:40 Invite-Only Session: Best Practices in Technology Enabled Value Creation Sean Epstein - Head of SAP Private Equity, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Vice Preside, SAP
This session will focus on how private equity firms and their portfolio companies are leveraging technology to increase returns, expand multiples, and reduce both costs and risks. During this one hour interactive conversation we will explore the role technology is playing in M&A, best practices throughout the deal cycle, and how partnering with technology companies is changing the game.


This is an invite only session – please visit the registration desk if you have any questions.

Sean Epstein

Head of SAP Private Equity, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Vice Preside
SAP

- Going beyond fee-avoidance: What are the skill-sets and who’s really geared up to execute on co-investments and direct deals?

- Covering all bases – deal flow, due diligence, reporting and meeting investor demands: Is there an obvious set of ‘tick boxes’ for getting it right?

- The fine line between co-investing and direct deals: Why not go all the way?
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Paul Newsome

Executive Director and Head of Investments,
Unigestion

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Jeremy Golding

Managing Director
Golding Capital

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Richard Damming

Vice President Investment Europe
Adveq Management

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Andreas Lange

CIO
Argenthal

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Dan Townsend

Managing Director
Top Tier Capital

- Recent developments and changes investing through fund of funds, separate accounts, consultants and ‘going direct’

- Examining the advantages, disadvantages and costs of the above

- Why work with fund of funds? Outlining the pros and cons
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Marc der Kinderen

Managing Director
747 Capital

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Alexander Frick

Director, Family Office
TqHolding

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John Gripton

Managing Director and GLobal Head of Private Equity
Capital Dynamics

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Francois Garcin

CEO
Argenthal Group

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Debbie Philippides

Partner
Seligman Private Equity Select

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Alexandre Delos

Partner - Head of Buyout Investments
Access Capital Partners

STREAM C: Invite-Only Session

15:40 - 16:00 Stream C Continued

STREAM A: What you should know about the latest private equity trends

16:00 - 16:20 Stream A Continued

STREAM B: Creating value in a changing private equity market

16:00 - 16:20 Stream B Continued

16:20 - 16:50 Afternoon netweorking and refreshment break


16:50 - 17:10 Industry Insight: Disruptive innovation – new approaches to operative investments

Urs Aebischer - Exceutive Director, Swiss Innovation Partners AG

- Bundling investors and entrepreneurs – a lower risk & higher return model?

- Showcases: latest experiences from the social media and start-up sectors

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Urs Aebischer

Exceutive Director
Swiss Innovation Partners AG



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Luc Vandevelde

Senior Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc and Chairman of the Remun
Vodafone Group Plc

Anne - Sylvaine Chassany

Privae Equity Correspondent
Financial Times

17:30 - 18:00 “Have I got private equity news for you”

Christiaan De Lint - Partner, Headway Capital Peter Flynn - Owner, Candela Capital
Based on the TV show, ‘Have I Got News for You’, the panel will provide an entertaining and humorous overview of the latest private equity news - a light-hearted way to finish the day’s programme before moving on to the Cocktail Reception!

Christiaan De Lint

Partner
Headway Capital

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Peter Flynn

Owner
Candela Capital

18:00 - 19:30 Cocktail Reception

Based on the TV show, ‘Have I Got News for You’, the panel will provide an entertaining and humorous overview of the latest private equity news - a light-hearted way to finish the day’s programme before moving on to the Cocktail Reception!

19:30 - 23:59 Capital Creation Gala Dinner

Join the annual Capital Creation Gala Dinner to enjoy relaxed networking and excellent company on the beachfront terrace, it’s an opportunity to continue idea sharing as well as being one of the highlights of the events calendar, but hurry – tickets are extremely popular!
Please ensure you confirm your place via email to lucy.may@wbr.co.uk