Victoria Global Supports EBAN’s Swiss Private Equity Conference to be held on 10th April 2015 in Zurich
The 5th Annual Swiss Private Equity Conference will take place at the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. CEO’s and top tier executives from several industries and sectors, inclusive of bankers, venture capitalists and wealth managers; consultants and attorneys specializing in finance and banking; and entrepreneurs and industry experts with knowledge of the latest trends will be attending the conference. Over 300 participants are expected to attend this private equity conference.
The Founder and Chairman of Victoria Global, The Soho Loft Media Group and LDJ Capital David Drake (http://thesoholoft.com/david/) says, “This conference is a great networking opportunity, but more importantly it’s a chance to learn a great deal more about the key trends impacting the industry.”
This one day event event showcases top notch European speakers and panelists from a wide range of financial background. After a breakfast and opening ceremonies, the conference formally starts with an opening panel on “Green lights for unlocking the growth potential in Switzerland” from 8.55 to 10am. Then, a 30-minute break ensues. Simultaneous panel discussions commence after the break on these topics: ‘Family Offices—How do family offices select the best performing funds when investing in private equity?”, “Small/Mid Caps—How to select the best deals and deliver superior returns in the small/mid market?”, and “Operational Excellence—What are the key techniques to ensure maximum value clearance and deliver top tier value for their portfolio companies?”
After a 30-minute break, at 12 noon, another round of panel discussions are scheduled on the following topics: “CEO Perspective—What are the differences noticed between managing a company under private equity vs shareholders?”, “Exit Opportunities in Switzerland—Why choose an IPO as an exit strategy? How to make sure it pays off?”, and “Fundraising—What are the best processes, resources and target levels in today’s market?”.
By lunchtime, Janusz Heath, the Managing Director, Head of Investment Management Emerging Markets and member of the board of directors of Capital Dynamics will deliver the conference keynote speech.
Another round of panel discussions will ensue after the network break. The topics up for discussions are: “Deal Sourcing in Switzerland—Which investments to source for superior returns?”, “Limited Partners’ Perspective—What LPs are looking in private equity investments in the current market conditions?” and “Mega Funds—How can mega funds ensure value creation for the portfolio companies?”
Managing Director of Novartis Venture Fund Anja König and Co-Founder and CEO of Covagen Julian Bertschinger will give the closing keynotes. The participants will be treated to a cocktail reception that immediately follows the keynotes.
The are more than 50 conference speakers, and these include:
Alexander de Vaivre, Partner of Aurium Capital
Christian Sieber, CFA and Senior Manager of EY
Dominique Mégret, Head of Swisscom Ventures
Gilles Nobécourt, Partner at Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners
Jürgen F. Habichler, Founder and Managing Partner of Mountain Cleantech AG
Juergen Pinker, Managing Director of The Blackstone Group
Kaarina Suikkonen, Head of Private equity at Feri Trust Gmbh
Robert Oudmayer, CEO of Cembra Money Bank
Rogier D. Engelsma, Partner of Gilde Buy Out Partners
Scott Lawrence, Partner at Glennmont Partners
EY is the diamond sponsor of this event. The gold sponsors are Bär & Karrer, Merrill Datasite and SIX Swiss Exchange. Bloomberg is among the silver sponsors. EBAN and Bloomberg are two of the partners in this conference.
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