Vahit Alili is a Director in the European private equity investment team at Schroders Capital in Zurich, responsible for buyout and growth investments in the Healthcare sector. He joined Schroders Capital in 2019 after >10 years in Healthcare investment banking, most recently with Lazard and Deutsche Bank.
Schroders Capital is a leading global private markets investor with over USD 88 billion assets under management. The firm manages a range of investment strategies, including private equity, private debt, real estate, infrastructure, securitised products and asset-based finance, insurance-linked securities and impact investing.
Head of Capital Markets Europe
Maria Andrisani joined Bain Capital in 2016. She is a Managing Director on the Bain Capital Private Equity team and leads the European Capital Markets activity. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mrs. Andrisani worked at J.P. Morgan in a variety of positions within the Investment Banking division. Most recently she was a Vice President in the European leveraged finance origination with responsibility for underwriting and distributing high yield bonds and leveraged loans for European financial sponsors and levered corporates. Prior to this, she worked in the Equity Capital Markets division covering Iberia and Greece and in the TMT M&A Advisory team covering clients in the telecom and media industries.
Mrs. Andrisani earned an MSc summa cum laude and a BSc in Finance at Bocconi University in Milan (Italy).
Tassilo is Co-Managing Partner focusing on M&A in the Private Equity team. Prior to joining AnaCap, Tassilo worked in the Financial Institutions M&A Group at Barclays Capital focusing on financial institutions in Europe as well as the Principal Investments Group of Willis Capital Markets & Advisory.
He holds a Master in Economics and Management from University of Cologne and a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Chicago.
Head of Portfolio
Scott Barham is responsible for the Direct Investment portfolio at Connection Capital which involves time working with our investee companies and their great management teams, helping them with their plans for expansion. His role starts prior to our investment, working with the incumbent teams to develop their value creation plans, focusing on both the company milestones as well as a human capital plan.
Connection Capital is a generalist investor, typically investing between £3m - £10m in UK companies within the lower middle market. It has invested £459m since 2010 and returned £264m to investors. The SME portfolio currently includes a world-leading technology company focused on high-end processing products for LED video walls, Brompton Technology; pharmacy chain Mr Pickfords; and the UK’s first Starbuck’s franchisee, 23.5 Degrees.
COO & Head of Client Solutions
Eric Bloom is the Chief Operating Officer & Head of Client Solutions at Re:Co, a software and advisory firm that enables companies in private markets to drive market-leading results on Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) priorities. He oversees all aspects of the client experience, leveraging the expertise of his team to help private equity firms and their portfolio companies set and achieve their goals around sustainability.
Prior to joining Re:Co, Mr. Bloom served as a strategic advisor to Ameresco, a major renewable energy project developer in North America and Europe, and as a principal research analyst for Navigant (now Guidehouse), working with Fortune 500 companies on energy efficiency and renewable energy strategy. He applies his extensive energy background to help Re:Co’s clients decarbonize quickly and cost-effectively.
Simon is a Founding Partner at Stanley Capital. Since founding SC, Simon has originated and led the Noden Pharma and Essential deals. Prior to this, Simon gained lead investor experience as managing director and investment committee member at Ardian and director at Hg Capital.
At Ardian and Hg Capital Simon led or co-led deals into Parts Alliance, GSF, DDS Software, Zenith, Leasedrive, Trigo and Envision Pharma.Simon was named as one of the top 40 under 40 private equity practitioners in the inaugural Financial News awards in 2013. Simon’s pre-investing background was as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup, and a technology and healthcare management consultant at Arthur D Little.
Simon was a British Olympian in the Athens Olympic Games in 2004 (Rowing) and holds an MBA (INSEAD) and an MA (Oxford) where he was a Richard Blackwell Scholar and multiple College Prize winner in 1997 and 1998. Before university Simon held an IBM Scholarship in Computer Science where he helped program early voice recognition software.
Omiros D. Sarikas
Brookstreet Equity Partners LLP
Omiros D. Sarikas
Omiros serves as the Managing Partner (CEO) of Brookstreet Equity Partners (“Brookstreet”) and Chair of its Management Board. His recognitions include “GameChanger of the Year”, “CEO of the Year” “M&A Young Gun of the Year” and “Top 250 Deal Makers in the World”. Brookstreet was recognised as a “DraxFuture40 Investor” that helps shape the future of Europe. Amongst its many awards, the firm takes particular pride in being a “Commercially Motivated” private equity house. Omiros worked in London, Zürich and New York and completed 100+ engagements over two decades. His work has received 200+ press releases and keynotes. He holds the “Freedom of the City of London” as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers which he serves as Chairman of its Fundraising Advisory Board, Member of the ESG Committee and Court. Omiros also Chairs the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs (HAE) UK/London Chapter and co-Chairs its Global Advisory Council. He is a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts, a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and advised committees of the British Venture Capital & Private Equity Association and the House of Lords. Omiros had an international secondary education at Tasis and ACS. He is a triple alum of the University of London (LSE, CBS, LBS) and Harvard Business School (HBS), amongst others. Omiros is a member of the “Who is Who” list, recognised with the “World’s Eminent (Hellenic) Leader Award in Finance and Investments”.
Mirza joined Limerston Capital in 2017. He is an Investment Partner focused on originating and executing new transactions and working with portfolio companies.
Previously, Mirza spent 7 years structuring and executing a range of equity and debt transactions at RPMI Railpen and EBRD. He started his career as an Equity Analyst at Morgan Stanley.
Mirza is a CFA chartherholder and holds an MSc in International Business and an MA (Hons) in Economics, both from The University of Edinburgh.
He speaks fluent English and Bosnian.
Soho Square Capital
Jennifer joined Investindustrial’s Investor Relations team in 2014 and has been managing all ESG issues at both the Firm and portfolio company level since 2016. Jennifer majored in Business and has an MBA from INSEAD. In 2021 she obtained a Sustainability Certificate from NYU Stern School of Business.
Ralf Flore has been Managing Partner and co-founded Ufenau Capital Partners in 2010. He has over 20 years of experience in the private equity industry and 5 years of industrial experience.
Prior to joining Ufenau Capital Partners, Ralf Flore was CEO of a publicly listed private equity company based in Zurich and Frankfurt. Prior tenures include Go Equity in Vienna, Swiss Life Equity Partners and Capvis Equity Partners.
Ralf Flore started his career as a commercial trainee in a medium-sized industrial company and has a master degree in Business Administration with a focus on strategic management and controlling.
CEO - Managing Partner
Active in private equity since mid 90s, Filippo began as a vice president within the private equity division of Banca Commerciale Italiana. After four years Filippo moved to The Carlyle Group in Milan as a director where he was also involved in setting up the Italian private equity business. He then spent nine years working at Investitori Associati where he was promoted to senior partner in 2008; during this period, he helped set up the Italian business, was involved in fundraising and led a number of transactions. Before joining Progressio in July 2011 as Managing Partner, Filippo was senior partner at Investindustrial and collaborated with UK and Italian private equity funds both as deal originator and potential investor. During his career he completed more than 30 transactions in sectors of Italian excellence. Filippo has a Degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University and is a Chartered Accountant.
James leads Origination at NorthEdge having spent seven years in Corporate Finance at Clearwater International where he was a Director responsible for generating mid-market opportunities and managing the Deal Origination team.
James has experience across a number of sectors meeting with management teams to understand their plans and joined NorthEdge to identify new investment opportunities via growth and development capital, management buy-outs, equity release and buy-and-build opportunities.
Headway Capital Partners
Ulrich Hardt is a partner at Headway Capital Partners, a London based private equity secondaries firm with advised funds of over €1 billion. Headway provides bespoke liquidity and capital solutions to private equity GPs and managers, investing globally in a full range of secondary and co-investment transactions, with a focus on small to mid-size secondary direct, GP-led and independent sponsor transactions in Europe and North America.
Prior to joining Headway Capital in 2009, Ulrich was part of the European Growth Capital team of 3i in Frankfurt and London. Before 3i, Ulrich worked at Calyon Credit Agricole CIB in the Leveraged Finance department in Frankfurt. Ulrich received a Master degree in Business Administration from Mannheim University, Germany and a MBA from Colorado State University, USA.
Head of Strategic Partnerships
As Chief Commercial Officer at Titanbay and a member of the founding team, Adam is responsible for driving business growth and market share, overseeing the sales, investor relations, commercial and marketing teams. He brings a wealth of experience and a demonstrated history of revenue and earnings growth.
Prior to joining Titanbay in June 2020, Adam spent 2 years with World Golf Group, the owner of Premier Golf League, for which he raised more than $1bn.
Adam spent five years at Capital Group as a Managing Director looking after Global Financial Institutions (GFIs) and Intermediaries. Before this he was Investment Director, GFIs at Standard Life Investments, where he designed and implemented a servicing framework to build and better serve its GFI client base, whilst maintaining responsibility for securing good relationships with UK Financial Institutions. Prior positions were held at Banque Syz & Co and ABN Amro Asset Management where he worked across GFIs, Wealth Managers, Insurance companies and Investment Consultants.
He holds a B.Sc. in Finance from University of Southampton.
Claire Hedley is ESG Director at 17Capital, where she leads ESG strategy and implementation across investments and the management company. Prior to joining 17Capital, Claire worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management for 15 years. She joined as an analyst in 2007 working in both London and New York in the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group. Prior to leaving GS, Claire led the ESG & Impact Client Strategy Group in London, where she was responsible for driving GS Asset Management’s client facing and commercial ESG efforts in EMEA. Claire has a BA (Hons) in English from the University of Leeds (UK).
Mayfair Equity Partner
Chief Talent Officer,
Jenny Collins joined Mayfair Equity Partners to oversee their people function and is responsible for their innovative integrated staffing model and the development of culture. Her work includes the delivery of team growth strategies and the creation of streamlined and effective processes to achieve scale.
Previously, Jenny spent 14 years at Google where she oversaw the expansion of AI Research, managing recruitment across the EMEA region and opening new sites from Amsterdam to Accra. Jenny has worked for a range of large and small organisations and run her own consultancy, developing people plans and recruiting executive roles for start-ups, scale-ups and global businesses.
Wol has been instrumental in developing the Livingbridge strategy, leading the spin out from its parent F&C in 2005, building the team and a strong internal culture. He joined a predecessor of Livingbridge in 1993 and has led the business since 1998. His role encompasses overall responsibility for the leadership and strategic development of Livingbridge, senior-level involvement in winning deals and active involvement in selective key investments. Wol initially trained as an engineer, having studied civil and structural engineering at Kings College, London. After obtaining an MBA from Exeter University, he spent three years with Barclays before joining Livingbridge. Wol takes an active role in private equity industry initiatives and issues. He was previously a Chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association in 2007/2008, a Council Member from 2002 - 2009 and Chairman of the Responsible Investment Advisory Board from 2009 - 2010. Wol is Chairman of the Guys and St Thomas’ Charity, which has assets in excess of £800 million, making it one of the largest medical charities in the UK. The charity awards grants to facilitate improvements to healthcare services in the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. In 2018 he was also appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the NHS Improvement Board and more recently as Trustee of Somerset House Trust. Wol received an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in 2014.
Abris Capital Partners
Edgar joined Abris in 2014 and brings eight years of professional work experience. At Abris, Edgar has worked on multiple transactions in the industrial, consumer retail, financial services, and infrastructure sectors. Additionally, his focus areas include talent management and the Baltics.
Prior to joining Abris, Edgar worked as a management consultant at Kearney for over seven years, consulting for leading global companies including 10 Fortune 500 companies across various sectors on a wide range of strategic, operational, and organizational issues. He has gained additional experience through roles at Highlander Partners, ING Investment Management, the National Bank of Poland, and the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania.
In his personal life, Edgar loves sports (i.e. basketball), international relations (followed courses at Warsaw University), and traveling (passion he shares with his family). He is also an active founding member of Next Gen Committee of Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association through organizing events relevant for investment professionals (i.e. leadership series).
Edgar holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD and completed executive education courses in corporate governance and leadership (i.e. IESE, Harvard Business School). He has a CEMS Master’s degree in International Management (host school: Aalto University School of Business), a Master’s in Finance and Banking and a Bachelor’s in International Relations from Warsaw School of Economics. He is fluent in English, Polish, Lithuanian and Russian.
Chief Economist and Head of the abrdn Research Institute
Jeremy has been a professional macroeconomist for twenty years and has held a range of senior positions in both the public and private sectors. He began his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia, where he rose to the position of Senior Research Economist. He then joined the OECD in Paris, where he worked extensively on European public policy and climate change issues and was the Head of the Hungary/Slovenia desk. In 2010 Jeremy joined the Institute of International Economics as the Deputy Director of Global Macroeconomics before moving on to BNP Paribas as a Senior US economist, specialising in Fed policy, as well as fiscal issues and inflation. Jeremy was the Chief Economist of Standard Life Investments before becoming the head of the abrdn Research Institute. The Institute was founded to oversee and promote sophisticated conjunctural and scenario analysis, as well as fundamental research at the intersection of economics, politics, policy, ESG issues and markets. Jeremy holds an MSc in Public Financial Policy from the London School of Economics and took a sabbatical in 2007 to advise the then Australian Opposition Leader, Kevin Rudd on economic and climate policy.
Private Capital Director
Neil has over 35 years’ of private equity experience. He led Silverfleet Capital, a pan-European PE fund for 15 years from its buyout from Prudential plc until his retirement as managing partner. He raised and successfully invested 3 buyout funds, the most recent, being the European Development Fund focussed on lower mid-market deals. Silverfleet invested in 22 buyouts in DACH and Benelux. Neil served on the board of two German and one Dutch company. He studied German at school and at work to develop proficiency before gaining a B1 CEFR certification.
After reading Natural Sciences and Computer Science at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and receiving an MA, he joined Bain & Co.
Neil is a member of the board of UKBAA, Past Chair of the BVCA and an active angel investor
Head of Private Equity Europe
Head of the European Private Equity team within abrdn. With €8bn AuM focused on Europe, main activities are making primary commitments, secondary fund investments and co-investments for clients and pooled funds. 30 years in European PE industry - LP, GP, corporate financier and service provider. I am an Advisory Board member of numerous funds and a member of the Invest Europe Limited Partners Council.
Bayes Business School
Scott Moeller is the Director & Founder of the M&A Research Centre at Bayes Business School where he also Professor in the Practice of Finance. Scott is widely published as an author or co-author, including Why Deals Fail & How to Rescue Them: M&A Lessons for Deal Success (in The Economist business book series, published in September 2016). Prior to his teaching and research, Scott was at Deutsche Bank in London for 6 years in several senior banking positions. He worked first at Booz Allen & Hamilton management consultants for over 5 years and then at Morgan Stanley for over 12 years in New York, Japan, and then as co-manager of Morgan Stanley in Germany. Scott is a graduate of the Yale Graduate Schoo
Energy Impact Partner
Nazo is a Managing Partner at Energy Impact Partners, a multi-geography, multi-asset platform focused on the theme of sustainability and the energy transition with over $2.5b of AUM. Nazo has a 20-year track record of investing in enterprise and industrial technology companies. She was part of the founding team of the European technology fund of The Carlyle Group where she invested in enterprise and industrial technologies across three funds. As a Managing Partner, she went on to lead the investment efforts of C5 Capital, Europe’s first cyber security fund. She serves on the boards of Grover, ESG Book, RangeForce, Studytube and 42 Crunch. Previously, Nazo has also served on the boards of The Arts Council England and The Charity Commission. She graduated summa cum laude from UCLA and earned her MBA from Columbia Business School.
Managing Director & Head of International PE
Ipek Mutlu leads Esas’ international private equity investments and is based in London. She is a member of the international private equity investment committee and a board member of Bruin Sports.
Prior to joining Esas in 2017, Ipek worked for Virgin Management, Richard Branson’s family office, in their Geneva and London offices. Previously, she was part of Blackstone’s Private Equity team in London. Before that, she worked for FTV Capital, a growth equity fund in New York. İpek started her career as a business analyst in the Strategy and Corporate Finance Practice at Mckinsey’s New York office.
İpek Mutlu earned her M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School and B.A. degree, cum laude, in Economics and Latin American Studies from Harvard University.
European Investment Fund
Head of Lower Mid-Market – Northern, Eastern & Southern Europe Equity Investments
At EIF since January 2009, Marco is heading the Lower Mid-Market team investing in equity,
hybrid debt / equity and private debt funds across Europe, with a particular focus on the
Northern, Eastern and Southern regions. He coordinates the Lower Mid-Market investment
activity for the AMUF European Private Equity compartment and for several fund-of-funds
initiatives, each one with specific geographical scope, (i.e. Turkey, Poland, Baltics, Central
Europe, Italy, Portugal). He represents EIF on the Advisory Boards of over 20 funds.
Prior to EIF, he worked in direct investments, in an Early Stage VC fund, and in management
Marco holds a M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.
Olav is Managing Partner of TempoCap and has been active in the venture capital industry for the past 20 years. In 2021, Olav was named one of RealDeals 20 most influential people in venture capital and private equity. The annual list looks at key figures and firms who have impacted, changed or influenced the industry and how it operates in 2020/21.
In 2006, Ostin co-founded TempoCap which was part of the Draper Venture Network from 2012 to 2016. Since its formation, TempoCap has acquired 11 portfolios of assets and closed multiple single assets transactions.
Between 2000 and 2004, Olav was a Managing Director of venture capital firm ETF Group and previously spent 6 years in investment banking at Enskilda Securities. Olav was educated at EM Lyon, France.
Philipp Patschkowski is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and a member of the Secondary and Strategic Capital Investment Committees. He initially joined Neuberger Berman as a senior member of the Firm’s Private Investment Portfolios group where he was responsible for leading primary and secondary fund investments and direct co-investments. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Patschkowski was at Coller Capital where he was responsible for originating and executing secondary and strategic primary fund investments and co-investments. Prior to that, Mr. Patschkowski worked in investment banking at UBS and at Sal. Oppenheim, covering the communications, media and technology sectors. Mr. Patschkowski received an MBA from INSEAD in France/Singapore, and a Diploma in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Ulm in Germany. Mr. Patschkowski is a member of the LP Council of Invest Europe, the European private equity association.
INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund
Vytautas Plunksnis is Chairman of the Board at Investors’ Association in Lithuania and Member of the Management Board of INVL Asset Management
He started his career as financial analyst at the first Lithuanian online brokerage Jusu Tarpininkas in 1999. In 2002 he became a business journalist and since 2004 was Editor in Chief, Business Desk, Lithuanian News Agency Elta. His career in asset management started in 2006 as an analyst and fund manager in Finasta Asset Management (Invalda INVL’s portfolio company). Since 2009 until 2016 he was an Investment Manager at Invalda INVL and since 2016 – the Head of Private Equity and a Member of the Management Board at INVL Asset Management. He has successfully implemented over 10 deals with a total value of c. EUR 250 million and has served on the boards of 20+ portfolio companies.
Currently is a Chairman of the Investor’s Association in Lithuania.
Holds Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania.
Partner, Global Head of Investment Structuring and Strategy
Imogen is a Partner and Global Head of Pantheon’s Investment Structuring and Strategy Team, part of the Investment Team, where she has responsibility for investment transaction execution, portfolio strategy, investment research and treasury & fund management. Imogen joined Pantheon in 2005 and prior to Pantheon she did direct investing for a small captive private equity team at a bank. She holds a MA in natural sciences from Cambridge University.
Henry is joint Managing Partner and co-founder of FPE Capital. He is passionate about building businesses and has spent all his career with growth companies both as an investor and as an operator. Prior to FPE Capital he was a Director of Quester, one of the largest growth capital investors in the UK. This followed eight years at AFA Systems, a financial services software company which he co-founded and joined full-time immediately prior to its IPO in 1996. From its foundation, Henry was part of a small team that drove the development of the group, both organically and by acquisition, resulting in an 8-fold increase in revenues. He returned to private equity, following the sale of AFA in 2004 to a trade buyer.
Nicolas is a Managing Director at Cambridge Associates and has over 20 years of experience in the investment and financial services industry. He is based in the firm’s London office and is a senior member of global Secondaries team. He is overseeing due diligence on secondaries opportunities and secondary funds. Previously, Nicolas led C/\s EMEAManager Research team for Private Equity, Growth and Venture Funds.
Before Nicolas joined Cambridge Associates, he worked at Macquarie Investment Management, in the Private Equity Fund of Funds team in London and as an M&A advisor prior to that.
Fiduciary Co-Investments Partners
Founder and Managing Partner
Most recently Global Co-Head of Co-investments for Deutsche Bank, and previously co-head of HarbourVest Partners’ London based co-investment team, Claudio has 25 years of financial services and investing experience, of which 15 years have been spent exclusively on co-investments. He has sourced, executed and advocated on over $600m of capital invested into 30+ discrete co-investment transactions, and executed billions of dollars worth of M&A advisory mandates. He has served as a board member of Polynt SpA, Panda Security SL, Tyntec Ltd and affiliated SPVs.
Previously, Claudio spent a decade gaining traditional direct private equity and M&A experience at Salomon Brothers, Hicks Muse Tate & Furst, Investcorp and Audley Capital (which he co-founded).
Educated in the US and UK, Claudio speaks English, Italian, German and French fluently. He holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and a B.A. with honors in Economics from Harvard University.
Based in London, Elena is a Principal of Glendower Capital, responsible for the origination, valuation, execution, and monitoring of secondary investments as well as driving ESG monitoring and engagement across the investment team.
Prior to Glendower, Elena spent two years at Deutsche Bank in its asset management division, focusing on secondary investments. From 2012 to 2015, Elena worked in HSBC’s Financial Institutions Advisory unit, focusing on the origination and execution of strategic events after joining the bank’s Global Banking and Markets business in 2010.
Ellen van den Broek
Ellen van den Broek
Co- Investment Director
Ellen van den Broek is a Director in the Co-investment team at Capital Dynamics based in London, where she focuses on investment in direct mid-market deals in Europe. She joined Capital Dynamics from Aurorae, her own company, where she focused on PE investments and deal execution across sectors and geographies for a diverse group of PE funds and family offices. She has prior experience at Partners Group, where she worked in the PE secondaries team, and prior to her MBA was an investment banker in Financial Sponsors.
Ellen has an MBA with distinction from INSEAD and also holds a Masters in Economics.
I am passionate about sustainability and investing to create a more balanced, greener, cleaner and successful society.
At Palatine, I deliver sustainability leadership throughout the investment lifecycle, engaging with management teams to assess and manage sustainability risks and value creation opportunities. Applying the sustainability lens to investments stimulates innovative thinking that helps business leaders respond to the challenges we’re facing and grow a future-ready, sustainable business. Responsible investing is critical to scaling the solutions to achieve a future that works for society and planet alike.
I joined Palatine in 2018 from an environmental consultancy and have ten years experience in the Responsible Investment space. I provide support on a range of strategic sustainability projects internally and across the Buy-Out and Impact funds. I am also responsible for the implementation of the award-winning sustainability framework and for driving internal sustainability improvements.
Apera Asset Management
David is a Founding Partner at Apera, responsible for developing the Apera platform and business in the United Kingdom and in the Nordic region.
David has extensive experience in deal origination and portfolio management in the European leveraged finance market, most recently having spent 16 years at Babson Capital where he was Joint Head of European Private Finance. David was instrumental in establishing Babson’s presence in the European buyout finance market, and served as either an Investment Committee member or co-Chairman for several of Babson’s private debt and CLO funds.
Prior to joining Babson, David led the UK leveraged finance team at Société Générale. David holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University, a MBA from Cass Business School and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
Garry Wilson is the Founder and Managing Partner at Endless, a private equity house which focuses on Special Situations – Turnarounds, Value Buy Outs and Carve Outs. Endles works closely with Management Teams, Advisors and Stakeholders to inject capital and drive improvement in Business Performance. Since its launch in 2005, it has invested in over 100 businesses in the UK and Europe, investing funds from world leading Universities, Charitable Foundations and Pension Schemes and its own money. To date, together with its SME Fund, Enact, Endless has raised over £1.5 billion and invested much of that. The firm’s recent and best known investments include Hovis, Findel Education, BSW Timber, Karro Foods, American Golf, Crown Paint, Imtech, Amscan and The Works Stores.
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer
Charly founded Main Capital Partners in 2003. Previously, Charly was partner at Alpinvest Partners, where he founded the technology investment practice and supervised the growth of an extensive portfolio of software and ICT companies.
Charly has been a board member of over 20 technology companies, and as Managing Partner of Main Capital Partners, Charly currently is Chairman of the Supervisory Board at OBI4wan, KING Software, SDB Groep, Enovation, HYPE, GBTEC, Assessio, Exxellence Groep and Alfa. Charly’s specialization lies in bringing small software companies to a higher level in terms of size, profitability, customer base, partners network, and international profile. As Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer Charly is primary responsible for the international expansion of Main Capital Partners.
Charly holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Groningen (RUG). Charly is married, lives in The Hague, the Netherlands and has 5 children.