Sponsors & Partners

We would like to thank all our sponsors for their continued support for the 2017 event!

If you are interested in becoming associated with the German Private Equity Conference 2017, please contact us via email or telephone on +351 211 335 966.

Platinum Sponsor:

EY

EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

Diamond 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 2016 rankings in deal volume by mergermarket include placing us #1 globally in overall deal volume. Pitchbook recognized DLA Piper as #1 most active private equity law firm across Europe and the third most active in the US and globally by deal volume in 2016.

Silver Sponsors:

ADP

ADP

As an extension of your operating team, ADP helps Private Equity create value by optimizing HCM (Human Capital Management) across your entire portfolio, and throughout the investment lifecycle. We work with leading Private Equity companies around the world:
- Accelerating M&A and carve-outs. Working side by side with deal teams to decrease stand up times, support TSA negotiations, provide risk assessment and mitigation, and provide unique HCM insight.
- Uncovering and developing HCM value creation opportunities across all portfolio companies.
- Maximising returns in preparing for exit through quick, high-impact upgrades to streamline operations.
Every company in your portfolio is unique, and we can tailor HCM solutions for each of them. From stand-alone technology to fully administered options, we work locally and globally with companies of all sizes. Gain a competitive edge by seeing the true value of HCM.

GAM

GAM

GAM is one of the world’s leading independent, pure-play asset managers. It provides active investment solutions and products for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors, under two brands: GAM and Julius Baer Funds. The core investment business is complemented by private labelling services, which include management company and other support services to third-party institutions. GAM employs around 1,000 people in 11 countries with investment centres in London, Cambridge, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Lugano and Milan. The investment managers are supported by an extensive global distribution network. Headquartered in Zurich, GAM is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and is a component of the Swiss Market Index Mid (SMIM) with the symbol ‘GAM’. The Group has assets under management of CHF 119.1 billion (USD 122.9 billion)*. *Source: GAM. Data as at 30 September 2016.

Denning & Company

Denning & Company

Denning & Company LLC is a FINRA registered global private equity advisory firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2001, Denning & Company, LLC provides consulting, marketing, and fundraising services to established general partners as well as newer teams offering unique investment ideas or solutions to limited partner investors worldwide. With over 70 years of combined industry experience, the Denning and Company team has raised capital in excess of $13 billion for general partners based in the U.S., Japan/Asia, UK/Europe, Russia, and Israel from a limited partner base similarly diversified.

CACEIS

CACEIS

CACEIS is the asset servicing banking group of Crédit Agricole dedicated to institutional and corporate clients. Through offices across Europe, North America and Asia, CACEIS offers a broad range of services covering execution, clearing, depositary and custody, fund administration, middle office outsourcing, forex, securities lending, fund distribution support and issuer services. With assets under custody of €2.5 trillion and assets under administration of €1.6 trillion, CACEIS is a European leader in asset servicing and one of the major players worldwide.

SGG

SGG

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:

Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig is one of the largest transactional law firms, serving clients from 38 locations across the globe. In Germany, more than 50 lawyers provide legal advice predominantly on transactions in the real estate, technology and telecommunications, media and entertainment, and infrastructure sectors. The law firm is characterized by its integrated approach that combines legal know-how with in-depth industry knowledge. For this reason, the attorneys are regularly recommended by leading legal directories. In 2016, German newspaper Handelsblatt in conjunction with Best Lawyers recognized the team once again in its “Best Lawyers in Germany” ranking. Greenberg Traurig was founded in the U.S. in 1967. Internationally, 2,000 attorneys in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America offer legal advice to innovative companies.

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.

Our Partners

Drooms

Drooms

Drooms (drooms.com) is a leading provider of secure cloud solutions in Europe. The specialised software facilitates highly secure access to confidential documents, as well as the ability to exchange them safely with third parties around the globe. Drooms allows for the transparent, efficient and secure management of confidential business processes such as commercial real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, NPL transactions and board communications. Drooms’ clients include the world's leading real estate companies, consulting and law firms and corporations such as METRO GROUP, Evonik, Morgan Stanley, JLL, JP Morgan, CBRE, Rewe and UBS.

Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association

Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association

The Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA) is the representative body for Switzerland‘s private equity, venture capital, and corporate finance industries. SECA has the objective to promote private equity and corporate finance activities in Switzerland. Private Equity refers to equity investments in privately held, non-quoted companies ("Beteiligungsfinanzierungen"). Corporate Finance Services are advisory services related to mergers, acquisitions, buyouts and the financing of companies.

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.

Global Legal Insights

Global Legal Insights

The Global Legal Insights (GLI) series provides readers with essential intelligence on current legislative issues affecting their business. Each book focuses on a specific legal practice area, providing readers with expert analysis of legal, economic and policy developments through the eyes of the world’s leading lawyers. All publications are available free to access at www.globallegalinsights.com. Contact: Global Legal Group 59 Tanner St, London SE1 3PL, UK +44 207 367 0720 info@glgroup.co.uk

CEE Legal Matters

CEE Legal Matters

CEE Legal Matters is a print and online publication for and about the lawyers and legal markets of Central and Eastern Europe. CEE Legal Matters features news, interviews, analysis, opinion, and more. We also host conferences and round-tables and produce special reports on fees, salaries, and other subjects of interest to lawyers in the region. Our mission is, simply, to be the go-to source of information about the legal industry in Central and Eastern Europe.

BVK

BVK

The German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association e.V. (BVK) is the voice and the face of the private equity sector in Germany. We advocate for the German private equity sector. We fight for a better tax environment and easier access to private equity, so that even more companies in Germany can profit from the benefits of private equity. We take up positions with politicians and the media to underscore the important role that private equity plays in the German economy. We keep an eye on the market and analyse its development, because private equity is a driver of growth in innovation and new and medium-sized businesses. We promote the exchange of experience and expertise between our members in order to help the private equity industry in Germany grow closer together.

Bundesverband Alternative Investment eV

Bundesverband Alternative Investment eV

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.

AVCO

AVCO

AVCO is the national association for Austria's private equity industry and corporate finance service providers. AVCO encompasses private equity houses – from venture capital and expansion financing to buy-outs – as well as various other institutions and companies which are interested in developing the private equity and venture capital industry in Austria – from service providers, banks, investors to portfolio companies and professionals.

Wall Street Oasis

Wall Street Oasis

Wall Street Oasis is one of the largest and most entertaining finance communities online. With over 2,000,000 posts to date and over 4 million page views a month, you can be sure that your questions will get answered in our finance forums by experienced professionals. WSO also provides several services to help as you progress through your business career. Some of their reports: Private Equity Industry Report, Private Equity Interview Questions, Private Equity Resume Template, Why Private Equity, Private Equity Associate, Private Equity Salary, Private Equity vs Venture Capital

Absolut Research

Absolut Research

Absolut Research GmbH was founded in 2000 to publish innovatitive research and specialized expertise targeted at the daily asset allocation decision making of German speaking institutional investors. Our different publications – from our flagship magazine Absolut|report and asset class performance analyses down to product-level research – offer independent and neutral information to react to the long term challenges of capital markets. This includes accommodating the growing institutional demand for sustainable and ESG investing. Our magazine Absolut|impact was launched in 2016 and is the first dedicated sustainabilty publication directed at the institutional community.

Venture Capital Magazin

Venture Capital Magazin

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.

M&A REVIEW

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.

Eurosif

Eurosif

Eurosif is the leading pan-European Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) membership organisation. Its mission is to promote sustainability through European financial markets. Eurosif works as a partnership of Europe-based national Sustainable Investment Fora (SIFs) with the direct support of their network which spans over 400 Europe-based organisations drawn from the sustainable investment industry value chain. These organisations include institutional investors, asset managers, financial services, index providers and ESG research and analysis firms totalling over €8 trillion in total assets. On the 10th of November 2016, Eurosif launched its biennial SRI Study, unveiling the trends that have shaped the SRI market in the past two years and discussing the future of SRI in Europe. To find out more about the Study, please click below.

International Comparative Legal Guides

International Comparative Legal Guides

The ICLG series provides current and practical comparative legal information on a range of practice areas. These comprehensive guides follow a question and answer format to ensure thorough coverage of each topic within different legal systems worldwide. Each guide draws together the collective expertise of our contributors to provide a valuable and convenient resource, updated annually. The ICLG series provides a practical insight for general counsel, government agencies and private practice lawyers, keeping them abreast of law and policy globally. All guides are available free to access at www.iclg.com.
Contact: Global Legal Group 59 Tanner St, London SE1 3PL, UK +44 207 367 0720 info@glgroup.co.uk

Global Lega Group

Global Lega Group

Established in 2002, Global Legal Group (GLG) is an independent, London-based media company specialising in the legal market. Through print and digital channels we provide legal, regulatory and policy information to senior executives, general counsel, law firms and government agencies. All GLG publications are available to view in print and online: International Comparative Legal Guides – www.iclg.com Commercial Dispute Resolution News – www.cdr-news.com Global Legal Insights – www.globallegalinsights.com African Law & Business – www.africanlawbusiness.com
Contact: Global Legal Group 59 Tanner St, London SE1 3PL, UK +44 207 367 0720 info@glgroup.co.uk

Savvy Investor

Savvy Investor

Savvy Investor - the world’s leading research platform for institutional investors. Savvy Investor curates, distributes and promotes white papers to institutional investors. Split up in to fifty topic sections, the site includes a section devoted to Private Equity white papers. Having launched in early 2015, Savvy Investor has already gained over 20,000 members, and we’re growing at a rate of 200 new members per week. The majority of the site’s members are: asset owners, asset managers and investment consultants. Our high engagement levels derive from the tailored experience our members receive; every month, over 12,000 white papers are downloaded from our site – more than any other comparable platform. Registration is free – when joining, each member selects the topics that they are interested in. These preferences are then used to personalize the member’s weekly newsletter, as well as their home page. Savvy Investor also provides a curated investment conferences directory, which can be filtered to your preferences!

Preqin

Preqin

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. 

LPEA

LPEA

The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) is the representative body of private equity and venture capital professionals in Luxembourg. With 150 members, LPEA plays a leading role in the discussion and development of the investment framework and actively promotes the industry beyond the country’s borders. Luxembourg disposes of a stable tax regime and is today at the forefront of international PE regulation providing a flexible, secure, predictable and multi-lingual jurisdiction to operate in. LPEA provides a dynamic and interactive platform for its members to discuss and exchange information and organises working meetings and networking opportunities on a regular basis. If Luxembourg is your location of choice for private equity, LPEA is where you actually join the industry!

<strong>Palico</strong>

Palico

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