Agenda

08:15
Invite only GP breakfast
 
08:45
Registration
 
09:00
Welcome
 
09:05
In the Headlines

A panel of private equity investors and advisers comment on the big political and business news stories of the day and reflect on what the news agenda really means for the asset class.

09:40
Breaking the golden handcuffs

How to poach the best talent from your rivals and stop them from poaching yours.

10:15
Fundraising Review

An in-depth onstage Q&A looking into key fundraising and regulatory trends

10:30
Networking & coffee break
 
10:55
The rise of the fund restructuring

Why fund restructurings are rapidly shedding their stigma and what investors really think about them.

11:30
Debt for Deals

How GPs are using favourable financing conditions to their advantage and what lenders have to do to win their business.

12:00
Beyond the Bottom line

Why ESG has become more than just a box-ticking exercise and now forms a key pillar of private equity investment strategies. 

12:30
Networking Lunch break
 
13:30
From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: The Secrets of Military Leadership and Extreme Decision Making

Chris Hunter shares invaluable insight into elite-level negotiation, leadership and decision-making techniques acquired as a counter-terrorist bomb disposal specialist in Iraq and senior intelligence analyst at the MoD. 

 

14:15
The buy-and-build boom

Is a buy-and-build strategy the only way to generate decent returns in a competitive market?

14:50
Done Deals

An in-depth look into one of the best deals from the last 12 months.

15:10
Networking & coffee break
 
15:25
The value of diversity

Private equity lags other industries when it comes to the diversity of its workforce. What are the obstacles to building a more diverse talent pool and how can recruiting from a broader group of people help to boost returns.

15:55
Have your say

The signature interactive voting session is back, revealing the true state of European mid-market private equity.

16:30
Conference close & Vulture drinks reception

The Vulture drinks reception entertainment by Tom London


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