Sponsors & Partners

At Private Equity Insights, we work closely alongside all our main sponsors to ensure the creation of a bespoke conference, whereby sponsors benefit from maximum exposure and forge new and profitable relationships.

Thank you very much to all our affiliated sponsors!

GPEC 2015 – Sponsors and Partners
GPEC 2015 – Video

If you are interested in becoming associated with the 4th German Private Equity Conference, please contact us at gpec@pe-conference.org.

Sponsors and Partners 2016

Platinum Sponsor

DLA Piper

DLA Piper

With one of the world’s leading private equity practices, DLA Piper has the market knowledge and exposure to help you achieve your goals throughout the investment life cycle. Our practice is global, with private equity lawyers across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
Because we are a global firm steeped in private equity, our clients benefit from the breadth and depth of our private equity experience and our key sector-based legal experience.
We represent private equity institutions, management teams, debt providers and, very importantly, portfolio companies through all stages of the private equity life cycle. We understand how important it is to mirror the depth of sector experience displayed in the private equity industry.
The strength and depth of our private equity practice is acknowledged with consistent top tier rankings in the key legal directories and M&A league tables as well as with numerous industry awards. Our 2015 rankings in deal volume by mergermarket include placing us #1 globally in overall deal volume. Pitchbook recognized DLA Piper as the fourth most active private equity law firm in the US and globally by deal volume in 2015.

Gold Sponsors



PwC firms help organizations and individuals create value they are looking for. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and legal and advisory services. PwC also provides a full range of business advisory, financial advisory and transaction services to corporate firms, private equity houses and financial investors helping them throughout the M&A process. PwC Italy has offices in 23 cities and is able to draw upon the capabilities and expertise of more than 4,000 people.



CACEIS is the asset servicing banking group dedicated to institutional and corporate clients. Through offices across Europe, North America and Asia, CACEIS offers a broad range of services covering depositary and custody, fund administration, middle-office outsourcing, execution, derivatives clearing, forex, securities lending, fund distribution support and issuer services. With assets under custody of €2.4 trillion and assets under administration of €1.4 trillion, CACEIS is a market-leading asset servicing group which also ranks among the premier global service providers for PERE.



Simply indispensable when it comes to jobs: StepStone is the top website for both jobseekers and employers. With an average of more than ten million visitors every month the online job market is the most used in the German competitive environment (source: IVW). On average, jobseekers have access to more than 50,000 vacancies posted by 30,000 companies on StepStone.de, which means that employers can find qualified specialists and executive staff from all relevant sectors and professions. The company employs around 1,200 people and operates online job markets in other European countries in addition to www.stepstone.de. It was founded in 1996 and Axel Springer SE is the majority shareholder.

Silver Sponsors



HR isn’t simply about getting things done anymore. You’re expected to help your company thrive, by providing and retaining a better workforce. As one of the world’s largest and most experienced HR providers, ADP offers you a full HCM solution (recruit-to- retire) that helps you build the team that you need to succeed. Everything from basic payroll, benefits and record keeping to complex tools for talent management, compensation, succession planning, and data analytics. Powerful technology plus a human touch. Companies of all types and sizes around the world rely on ADP’s cloud software and expert insights to help unlock the potential of their people. Working together to build a better workforce. Because thriving businesses succeed with motivated and empowered people.

Ipreo, Private Capital Markets

Ipreo, Private Capital Markets

Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data, and analytical services, supporting all participants in the capital-raising process including sell-side professionals, finance officers at private and public companies, institutional investors, and asset managers. Ipreo’s Private Capital Markets’ solutions are the premier choice for the private capital industry to address growing pressures for transparency and regulatory compliance. Our full range of products offers solutions for portfolio assessment, valuations, investor reporting, operating metrics, or investment performance. Ipreo is private-equity held by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, and has more than 1,000 employees serving clients in every major financial hub around the world.



SGG Group is a leading multi-jurisdictional provider of financial services with a heritage dating back more than a century, in Europe and beyond. We pride ourselves on the expertise and responsiveness we bring to our clients, providing tailored, global solutions in a transparent and cost-efficient manner. We specialize in servicing real estate, private equity, infrastructure, debt and other traditional and alternative investment structures, as well as providing solutions for corporate clients and private clients. We offer the fullest range of services encompassing the requirements of corporate administration services, consolidation and global accounting, fund administration, depositary and custody services, third-party AIFM services and family office support. We provide global solutions and local expertise to our clients. We make business simple for you. We support your ambitions.

VIP Dinner Sponsor

GT Restructuring

GT Restructuring

GT Restructuring provides multidisciplinary advice in complex insolvency proceedings and restructuring processes. Christian Köhler-Ma, Gordon Geiser and Jesko Stark run the practice and regularly assume the management of companies in crisis as restructuring managers. In addition, Christian Köhler-Ma and Jesko Stark have been appointed as insolvency administrators and court appointed trustees for many years.

The collaboration with Greenberg Traurig allows GT Restructuring to offer national and international companies a unique skillset to assist in distressed scenarios and to develop efficient and innovative strategies to turn around a company in financial difficulties. GT Restructuring helps investors and businesses to adjust and align their activities in Germany to changed market conditions, or to use an insolvency plan as a flexible tool for M&A processes. Clients can take advantage of these powerful instruments to turn a target with a business in downturn into a sustainable and competitive investment. Also creditors of distressed companies benefit from the pragmatic and hands on approach of the GT Restructuring team based on decades of practical experience in reorganizing and restructuring companies in difficult situations.

In addition to the services provided as restructuring managers, GT Restructuring also offers traditional insolvency administration and fiduciary duties as well as advice to managing directors exposed to liability risks and creditors facing a customer in a crisis. In this respect, GT Restructuring closely cooperates with the international Finance and Restructuring Team of Greenberg Traurig. GT Restructuring is operated by Köhler-Ma Geiser Partnerschaft mbB.




Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 250 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Manila serving over 40,000 customers in over 90 countries. 

Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity and venture capital, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin’s services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.

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LT VCA - Lithuanian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

LT VCA - Lithuanian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Lithuanian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LT VCA) was established by UAB LitCapital Asset Management, BaltCap UAB and UAB SEB Venture Capital in May 2009. Private Equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments have been present in Lithuania since the beginning of 90s. Currently, we have 25 active companies / members covering different types of venture capital business activities: fund management companies, consulting firms, lawyers, public institutions etc., who support and advise investors and entrepreneurs in the structuring and management of their partnerships. The members consist of 9 members and 16 associate members.

Apart from its services on behalf of members (monitoring of legal, regulatory and tax issues, research studies and statistics, training, development and communication, etc.), LT VCA serves as a central platform for representation and promotion of the VC business to institutional investors, opinion leaders, and public policy makers. The association helps to improve financing of the economy, for small business in particular, as well as promote economic growth and entrepreneurial spirit. LT VCA is open to cooperation with venture capital funds, asset management funds, investment funds, business angels, legal offices, financial consultants and all other players involved in the market of direct investments.

Leaders League

Leaders League

Leaders League is a media and rating agency for top executives at the international level. We connect senior business leaders to a dynamic network of business information and people sharing a common passion : excellence in leadership and management. Leaders League delivers up-to-date news, in-depth analysis and business insights through a range of formats, from Décideurs Magazine, market intelligence reports, top company rankings and directories to professional events and digital products.

LPEA -  Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

LPEA - Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) is the representative body of managers of private equity funds, investors and of the service providers supporting the industry. With over 120 members, LPEA is since 2010 the gateway to PE in Luxembourg and to the professionals that provide their services to PE houses. Luxembourg provides for a stable tax regime and is at the forefront of international PE regulation providing a flexible, secure, predictable and multi-lingual jurisdiction to fund managers from European and non-European countries. LPEA plays a leading role in the discussion of new proposals to improve the sector at national and European level and provides its members with access to critical information about the framework they operate in. If Luxembourg is the place to be for top notch PE professionals, LPEA is where you actually become a player!

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) is the representative body of the Luxembourg investment fund community. Created in 1988, the Association today represents over 1,500 Luxembourg domiciled investment funds, asset management companies and a wide range of service providers such as depositary banks, fund administrators, transfer agents, distributors, legal firms, consultants, tax experts, auditors and accountants, specialist IT providers and communication companies. The Luxembourg Fund industry is the largest fund domicile in Europe and a worldwide leader in cross-border distribution of funds. Luxembourg-domiciled investment structures are distributed on a global basis in more than 70 countries with a particular focus on Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

For further information, do not hesitate to consult our website at www.alfi.lu. You can also keep up to date with the discussion by following @ALFIfunds on Twitter or join ALFI’s LinkedIn group.

Investment & Pensions Europe

Investment & Pensions Europe

IPE is an unparalleled channel for investment managers and other service providers to deliver their message to Europe’s pensions community. Investment & Pensions Europe is the monthly magazine for those running pension funds in Europe. Since our first issue in 1997, we have built an influential position within the European institutional investor community, and the publication has an average monthly circulation of 9,881 copies, of which 71% is in Continental Europe.



WSO is the largest online community focused on careers in finance. Make sure to check out their guides that can help you ace your investment banking interviews and hedge fund interviews.



Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalbteiligungsgesellschaften - the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) is the representative of the German private equity industry covering private equity firms, from venture capital through growth capital to buyouts, as well as institutional investors. BVK has almost 190 full and more than 100 associated members. It is the mission of the BVK to create best possible environmental conditions for the industry in Germany. This requires improving tax and legal environmental conditions for private equity in dialogue with political and administrative decision-makers, facilitating the access to capital sources, surveying the markets and analysing market trends.



As a unique marketplace where LPs and GPs meet and discover primaries, secondaries and co-investments, Palico helps PE professionals make sense of a growing universe of investors, fund managers, and investment opportunities. Accredited investors can access a comprehensive set of fundraisings, quickly identify those that match their strategy, and review GP-supplied marketing documents before deciding whether to initiate discussions with a GP. A wealth of fund data and performance benchmarking help investors make decisions. Firm and People Screeners make it easy to identify and reach out to prospective investors and high-potential fund managers. Private equity professionals can join the marketplace at www.palico.com



The ILPA is the leading global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity Limited Partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations. Initially founded as an informal networking group, the ILPA is a voluntary association funded by its members. The ILPA membership has grown to include over 300 member organizations from around the world representing over US $1 trillion of private assets globally. To learn more about joining the ILPA, contact info@ilpa.org.



Launched in 2001, Eurekahedge has a proven track record spanning over a decade as the world’s largest independent data provider and alternative research firm specialising in hedge fund databases covering North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in New York and Cebu, the global expertise of our research team constantly adapts to industry changes and needs, allowing Eurekahedge to develop and offer a wide array of products and services coveted by accredited investor groups, financial institutions and media sources. In addition to market-leading hedge fund databases and analysis, Eurekahedge’s other business functions include hedge fund publications, due diligence services, investor services, and an analytical platform service. For more information, please contact marketing@eurekahedge.com or visit www.eurekahedge.com.



DealMarket is the World's #1 Private Equity & Deal Flow Management Platform. 15,000 investors worldwide use DealMarket to capture, track, and collaborate on deal flow, with access to curated deal marketplace and pay-per-report industry leading business intelligence.

<strong>M&A Review </strong>

M&A Review

As a leading journal since 1990 the M&A REVIEW has been supplying monthly structured detailed analysis and professional contributions to mergers and acquisitions in the German-speaking market as well as internationally. As part of the coverage focusing on Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the broad range of topics offers a thorough overview of current M&A-trends, completed transactions and the stakeholders involved. The spectrum of the magazine’s topics also includes practical problems faced throughout the entire M&A-process - from due diligence to post-merger management. Analysis of company structures and industries, as well as country and statistical analysis or legal and (tax) law contributions in the M&A environment complete the full range.



Since May 2000, VentureCapital Magazin has been delivering high-quality corporate finance information to investors and entrepreneurs. Editorial focus is placed on private equity, venture capital and buy-out transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions. The most recent figures, reports, and statistics are covered on a regular basis. VentureCapital Magazin is published monthly in German language.



Dealogic provides integrated content, analytics, and technology that helps clients originate the right opportunities, distribute deals to the right buyers, and ensure seamless and transparent consumption of resources. Firms who use Dealogic see results in increased profitability and productivity – and a client’s success is our top goal. Whether you want to analyze wallet share, execute a deal, align operating units, or manage risk, there is only one answer.

<strong>BAI </strong>


The Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI) is the lobby association for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. The BAI is catalyzer between German institutional investors and recognized providers of Alternative Investments products worldwide. One goal is to enhance the environment for German professional investors when diversifying their financial assets into Alternative Investments, especially as many of those investors are responsible for safeguarding long-term retirement pensions. Another objective of the association is to increase the awareness level and the understanding of these asset classes and strategies in public. The BAI maintains an intense dialogue with political institutions as well as supervisory bodies. Furthermore, the BAI cooperates with various national and international organizations and industry associations and advocates for legal reforms to design an attractive and competitive regulatory environment for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. At present, BAI counts more than 160 members from all areas of the professional Alternative Investments industry.

<strong>Absolut Research</strong>

Absolut Research

More than 10 years Absolut|report – New Perspectives for Institutional Investors

Absolut|report has been launched in 2001 and is now the leading independent publication for institutional investors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Covering all topics of interest to institutional investors Absolut|report focuses on innovations and new developments for the institutional asset management industry. Investment strategies in all asset classes, along with risk management, legal and taxation aspects are provided by science and industry experts.

In combination with Absolut|performance, our web platform and our professional approach, we provide direct access to institutional investors' decision makers through our outstanding quality and prestigious platform.

Absolut|report, Absolut|performance are like all our publications available through an annual subscription.



Investing.com is a global financial portal and internet brand composed of 27 editions in 21 languages and mobile apps for Android and iOS that provide news, analysis, streaming quotes and charts, technical data and financial tools about the global financial markets. Each edition covers a broad variety of local and global financial vehicles including Stocks, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Interest Rates, Futures and Options. Founded in 2007, Investing.com has a growing readership worldwide and is now a leading global financial portal committed to constantly launching innovative features and sections to ensure an optimal one-stop source for its readers http://www.investing.com and http://de.investing.com/

<strong>media.net berlinbrandenburg</strong>

media.net berlinbrandenburg

media.net berlinbrandenburg ranks among the biggest and most successful regional networks of media and digital economy in Germany for 15 years. It represents more than 450 members, including major global companies as well as young startups. The aim of media.net berlinbrandenburg is to connect key players and represent interests of the members in Berlin and Brandenburg to improve the regional business conditions.