“What is private equity? Transformative capital to build better businesses.”

06. April 2017 Nordics 0
Mirja Lehmler-Brown of Aberdeen Asset Management, in making the succinct definition in the title of this post, neatly summed up the fundamental aims of the private capital asset class in the Nordic region and across the world. It’s easy to forget what the ultimate goal is: to nurture and develop businesses so that they can operate and provide a service to their best of their ability. At the Nordic Private Capital Day 2017 in Stockholm, our distinguished speakers offered their best insights into how to do this most effectively in the current regional and global climate. Here are five key takeaways from our Opening Panel discussion.

Private Equity best practice: advice from Benelux experts

28. March 2017 Benelux 0
Dana Haimoff, managing director and portfolio manager at JP Morgan, opened her moderation of the Opening Panel at the Benelux Private Equity Conference by posing a question about the future of private equity in the Benelux region. She guided the discussion through topics as varied as the importance of locality, GP track records, Brexit, sector specification, regulation changes, and impact investment. Here are the five key takeaways from the panel.

Private Equity in France: Market Performance Review

24. March 2017 France 0
Olivier Younès, founder & CEO of EXPEN and the moderator of the Opening Panel at the French Private Equity Conference in Paris on 26th January 2017, indicated early on that “the sky appears to be very blue” in the French private equity industry, with the total invested up 50% on the previous year, and the number of exits up 10%. However, he also noted that there is a plethora of social and economic problems all around the world which are transforming the business world and leaving the stability of investment management hanging off a precipice. Here are the five key takeaways from the discussion.

The driving forces of the PE market in the DACH region

05. December 2016 Germany 0
The German Private Equity Conference 2016 came at a time of extreme political and economic uncertainty in Europe, and this unstable future dominated much of the discussion in our Opening Panel. With a diverse panel featuring Limited and General Partners from throughout the DACH private equity market, we were able to reflect on 2016 and look ahead to 2017 with a variety of insightful perspectives offered by the speakers. Here are 5 key takeaway points.

Emerging trends in the South East Asian PE market

22. October 2016 South East Asia 1
The South East Asian Private Equity Conference took place on the 14th October 2016 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore. It was a one-day event comprising of ten panel discussions covering topics from Exit Opportunities to Fintech and from Family Office to CEO Perspective. Speakers were welcomed from all the major players in the South East Asian private equity market, such as Quadria Capital, Anthem Asia, Rebright Partners, BANSEA, and many more.

Optimism and operations: the bright future of Italian private equity

29. September 2016 Italy 0
The Italian Private Equity Conference 2016 took place on 22nd September at the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan. Overall, the tone of the conference was positive, with the Italian market’s recent surge in productivity and transactions setting the bar for an optimistic future for private capital in Italy. Here are our five key takeaways from the Opening Panel on Italian Private Equity Performance.

How to manage & mitigate risk in the UK Private Equity market

16. September 2016 UK 0
The Opening Panel of the UK Private Equity Conference was overall surprisingly upbeat, considering the recent political and economic difficulties brought about the UK’s referendum on European Union membership. The speakers discussed Brexit, the management of risk, and the importance of the relations between all the parties within the investment process. We’ve put together a list of four key takeaway points from the discussion for you.