Day One – Tuesday 5 February 2019 

Networking and registration
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
Global Economic Outlook and the Impact on Private Equity Deals
  • Two months to go – What are the likely affects of Brexit and how will this will affect global investment in the UK?
  • Global investment trends – How does this impact on UK PE
  • What do tariff wars and rising interest rates mean for PE and PCs?
  • Sector growth – 5 year forecast
4Ways - Examining the Strategy Behind the Deal
  • Winning the deal
  • Scale and time frame of changes to the business
  • Which partners were used? How did this affect the process and outcome?
  • Strategy behind exiting the business for maximum returns 
Speed Networking and Coffee Break
Industry Leader Discussion: Is the Climate for Fundraising Changing?
  • Who are the new players in the market and what are they doing differently?
  • Are the good times likely to end for the traditional model?
  • New GP models and the impact on the LP relationship
Getting the Risk Taking and Decision Making Strategy Right in Deal Making
Networking Lunch
Stream One – GP Stream: Rising Stars Hear from the Future of Private Equity
  • Forming relationships and using rapport to close the deal
Stream Two – LP Stream: What Makes the UK Attractive for Investment?
  • Impact of global trends on UK business
Stream One – GP Stream - Debate: Which Industries Face Disruption in the Next 5-10 years?
  • How can GPs prepare, plan and embace this?
  • Which sectors are attracting the most investment?
  • Is this likely to change?
  • Should GPs specialise or diversify? – Which delivers greater returns?
Stream Two – LP Stream - LP Discussion Minimising Risk with Varied Scale and Size of Asset Allocation
  • What you need to think about when deciding where your money goes
  • Is GP reputation enough to base your decision on?
  • Which sectors are on the rise and set to grow for future returns ?
  • Lessons learnt
Networking Break
Stream One – GP Stream: What does BEPS mean for GPs
Stream Two – LP Stream: How should LPs Invest in Venture Capital?
  • New business models and investment opportunities
  • Minimising risk, building your network and getting the right information
  • Making it work - adding value to GPs when possible and keeping communication open
Stream One – GP Stream: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent for your PCs
  • Hiring the right person to win business and create portfolio value
  • Looking outside the box – finding the right talent in unexpected places
  • Incentivisation - what works and what doesn’t
Stream Two – LP Stream: Communicating Value of Deals Between GPs and LPs
  • Focusing on increasing transparency
  • Are GPs incentivised to push for best value?
  • Lots of money chasing limited deals – how is this affecting the market?
  • Getting companies on track – what is the best method?
  • Financial engineering, distress management, debt control and/or debt management

Roundtable 1 – Secondary Markets
Roundtable 2 – Exiting for optimum returns
Roundtable 3 – Debt
Roundtable 4 – Remuneration and Retention in GPs

Networking Drinks

You can join the industry for a relaxing drink and learn from poker expert Caspar Berry the ins and the outs of the game.  Alternatively, you can join one of our intimate champagne roundtable sessions to really get to the crux of the following issues

Day Two – Wednesday 6 February 2019

Networking and registration
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
Examining the new GP business models in play
  • To what extent is a new GP business model needed?
  • Increasing duration of contracts - How longhold funds can work for you
  • Minority deals - Why the growth in popularity?
  • Co-investment - How can this work for both parties?
  • Trends in the Multi vs. Single-Product GP model
  • Client centricity and transparency within the successful GP model
On Board With Co-investment: Does Co-investing Deliver Better Performance and Stronger Results?
  • Transparency and trust - building the LP/GP relationship
  • What is the current GP/LP appetite for co-investment
  • Using co-investment to increase deal flow
Networking Break
Ensuring Resilience in the Face of Difficult Deals and Stressful Scenarios
  • Dealing with rejection – Coping mechanisms for dealing with multiple bids that don’t convert
  • Managing stress and staying focused when working to tight deadlines
Hiring Resilient People and Keeping them Engaged
  • Attributes to look for in candidates
  • Keeping the Individuals engaged in the company vision
  • Will Golden Handcuffs deliver the best outcome for your business?
Just a PE Minute
A panel of PE experts will be challenged to speak for less than a minute without hesitation, deviation or repetition on market related issues that come up on the cards
Networking Lunch
Buying into the Secondary Market
  • What was purchased and why?
  • What was the decision making process between buying on the secondary market and investing directly?
  • How did the process differ from a standard deal?
  • Lessons learnt
How are Secondary Markets Evolving
  • What is the view on risk in secondary market investments vs new investments?
  • Pricing and deal flows
  • Do secondary markets work better in some sectors rather than others?
Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and End of Conference

Lead Partner

Associate Partners

Junior Partner

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