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About the Private Equity Days

What makes a great conference? A great conference is defined by its vision and galvanizes people. You leave a great conference feeling reenergized, bursting with new ideas. The atmosphere of being immersed in a crowd of exceptional and like minded people, who share the same passions and interests. The PE Days serve as a forum for exactly that, promoting education and connecting students to leading firms in PE. Hear insights from industry experts and engage in a lively debate on the current state of PE. The PE days provide unprecedented access to top PE firms and offer an independent, authentic and impartial perspective on this dynamic industry. Connect theory with practice. Meet, experience and discuss companies‘ environment, culture and people directly at their doorsteps. Broaden your horizon: learn from outstanding authorities, engage with companies through workshops and find out more about future challenges. Make the most of your time and schedule interviews to pave the way to your own career in private equity.

About the Private Equity Days

The PE days provide unprecedented access to top PE firms and offer an independent, authentic and impartial perspective on this dynamic industry. Connect theory with practice. Meet, experience and discuss companies‘ environment, culture and people directly at their doorsteps. Broaden your horizon: learn from outstanding authorities, engage with companies through workshops and find out more about future challenges. Make the most of your time and schedule interviews to pave the way to your own career in private equity.


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Our motivation is to support you in getting where you really want to be. Similar to a basecamp, we provide orientation, practical preparation and a networking platform to find your team and start the journey.



SPEECHES

Listen to high profile speakers, both from the corporate and academic spheres. Profit from professional, as well as personal insights through panel discussions, keynote speeches and one-on-one entrepreneurial talks. Leave enriched, wanting more.

NETWORKING

Meet more than 150 selected international students from leading universities from around the world and discuss current financial and economic issues while enlarging your professional and personal network.

WORKSHOPS

We offer several workshops organized by a variety of our partners. These workshops cover a handful of currently debated topics in the financial world. Get to know other participants and impress our sponsors with your knowledge!

INTERVIEWS

Some of our corporate partners will select student participants for interviews, which will be conducted at the conference. This personal environment allows them to get to know you and vice-versa.

Our Speakers 2018

Dr. Ingo Krocke

Founder and Managing Partner Auctus Capital Partners

Daniel Zilberman

Head of Europe Warburg Pincus

Juergen Pinker

Sr. Managing Director
Blackstone

Alexander Kudlich

Member of the Management Board
Rocket Internet

Dr. Peter Hammermann

Former Managing Partner
Equistone

Dr. Dirk Notheis

Founder and Managing Director
Rantum Capital

Torsten Grede

CEO
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Torsten Krumm

Managing Partner
HQ Equita

Dr. Mirko Meyer-Schönherr

Partner
PAI

Dr. Daniel Pindur

Senior Managing Director
CVC Capital Partners

Dr. Christian Nagel

Partner, Co-founder
Earlybird Venture Capital

Maximillian Kastka

Partner
BC Partners

Dr. Cyril Demaria

Head Private Markets
Wellershoff & Partners

Rogier Engelsma

Partner and Managing Director Gilde Buyout Partners

Florian Schweitzer

Partner
btov Partners

Eric Stoecklin

Investment Director
Capvis

Eric Gisiger

Managing Partner
Helvetica Capital

Philipp Jacobi

Managing Partner
Quadriga Capital

Stephan Förschle

Partner
Triton Partners

Dr. Carole Ackermann

CEO
Diamond Scull

Felix Ackermann

Partner and Co-Founder
Evoco

Prof. Dr. Stefan Morkötter

Head of St.Gallen Institute of Management in Asia

 
 


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Schedule

Conference Day (13.03)

Prof. Dr. Stefan Morkötter (Moderator)
Rogier Engelsma (Gilde Buyout Partners)
Dr. Cyril Demaria (Wellershof & Partners)
Juergen Pinker (Blackstone)
Maximilian Kastka (BC Partners)
Stephan Förschle (Triton Partners)
Dr. Carole Ackermann (HSG, Moderatorin)
Florian Schweitzer (btov Partners)
Dr. Ingo Krocke (Auctus Capital Partners)
Dr. Christian Nagel (Earlybird Venture Capital)
Alexander Kudlich (Rocket Internet)

Eric Gisiger (Helvetica Capital)
Torsten Krumm (HQ Equita)
Philip Jacobi (Quadriga Capital)
Eric Stöcklin (Capvis)
Dr. Peter Hammermann (HBL-Partners)
Dr. Mirko Meyer-Schönherr (PAI)

Workshops, Company Presentations & Interviews

3i Workshop

With more than 90 transactions realised since 2001, AUCTUS has established itself as the leading private equity firm for the German-speaking SME sector (“Mittelstand“). AUCTUS seeks majority interests in companies, e.g. in succession and corporate spin-off situations, and pursues roll-up/buy and build strategies.

Based on the Latin word “AUCTUS”, the company name represents their entrepreneurial mind-set focusing on “sustainable growth”. Together with management teams, AUCTUS strives to increase the value of a company by achieving sales and earnings growth.

AUCTUS is a partnership of entrepreneurs.

We are looking forward to your applications for this event! Please register for the PE Days.

3i Workshop

HQ Equita is the mid-cap buyout firm of HQ Capital. It continues the Harald Quandt family’s tradition of acquiring entrepreneurial equity interests in small and mid-sized enterprises.
HQ Equita is one of the most experienced providers in German speaking regions. Since its inception in 1992, the company has acquired a total of ca. 1 billion euros in capital commitments and invested in over 30 enterprises.

Investors include institutions, family offices, foundations and trusts as well as notable entrepreneurial families – including the Harald Quandt family.

We are looking forward to your applications for this event! Please register for the PE Days.

Quadriga Capital Workshop

Cinven is a leading international private equity firm, founded in 1977, with offices in London, Frankfurt, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, New York and Paris. Funds managed by Cinven acquire companies with a European focus that will benefit from Cinven's expertise of growing and building companies globally and require an equity investment of €200 million or more. Cinven can also invest selectively in businesses in North America. Cinven's Portfolio team helps their portfolio companies take advantage of international best practices and growth in global markets, including those in Asia and the Americas. Cinven has built a strong track record over 25 years investing successfully through economic cycles. Cinven is currently investing the Sixth Cinven Fund.

We are looking forward to your applications for this event! Please register for the PE Days.

Quadriga Capital Workshop

Stern Stewart & Co. is an independent strategy consulting boutique. Stern Stewart & Co. consults leading companies, entrepreneurs and state funds on core issues of management and, in doing so, understands CEOs and CFOs as strategic investors and support them in the management of their company. Stern Stewart & Co. consults their clients always as if it was their own company.

We are looking forward to your applications for this event! Please register for the PE Days.

3i Workshop

PER has been recruiting for the private equity industry for twenty years. They work across all forms of private capital including private debt, infrastructure and real estate as well as private equity and venture capital. The firm has grown with the sector to become a team of fifty covering private markets around the world. They go to extraordinary lengths to secure exceptional investment, finance and investor relations professionals, placing 250 people a year from their offices in London, Munich, Frankfurt, Mexico City and Hong Kong. Their consultants are industry experts and everyone at PER understands this market. Their founding principles remain as strong today as they were 20 years ago: be the go to people for hiring in this market, continuously set new standards for recruitment and adapt to the changing needs of our clients sharing our insights and advice to help them make the right hiring and retention decisions.

We are looking forward to your applications for this event! Please register for the PE Days.

3i Workshop

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG is a listed private equity company. They initiate closed-end private equity funds – DBAG funds – which enable institutional investors to invest in the equity or equity-like instruments of unlisted companies.

DBAG focuses on German Mittelstand companies. These mid-market businesses are the backbone of the German economy. Their business models and markets have been the focus of DBAG`s work for decades.

A special focus, moreover, is on companies operating in industrial sectors that are particularly strong on an international comparison. (Equity) capital from the DBAG funds and DBAG's experience and expertise support the portfolio companies in implementing their sustainable, value-creating strategies.

Since DBAG was established more than 50 years ago, they have provided equity capital to more than 300 companies together with the DBAG funds. Currently, DBAG holds more than 20 portfolio companies. Assets under advisement total some 1.8 billion euros.

We are looking forward to your applications for this event! Please register for the PE Days.

Bain & Company Workshop

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BAINWORKSHOP – The beauty of Due Diligence.

This workshop requires fluent German. However the workshop will be partly conducted in English.

Im Rahmen der PE Days 2018 laden wir Sie zu einem spannenden Workshop ein. Wir zeigen Ihnen, wie Bain als weltweit führende Unternehmensberatung im Private Equity seine Kunden bei der Bewertung von potenziellen Übernahmekandidaten unterstützt. Im Fokus des Workshops steht dabei unsere Arbeit im Rahmen der Commercial Due Diligence, bei der wir uns insbesondere die Attraktivität des Marktes und Wettbewerbs anschauen und Implikationen für die Bewertung des Targets ableiten. Stellen Sie uns beim anschliessenden Apéro Ihre individuellen Fragen und machen Sie sich ein eigenes Bild von Bains Projektarbeit und den Einstiegsmöglichkeiten in eine einzigartige Karriere.

We are looking forward to your applications for this event! Please register for the PE Days.

Quadriga Capital Workshop

Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that supports entrepreneurs in realising their growth ambitions. With substantial financial resources and committed industry expertise, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions.

Waterland acts as an active shareholder in its portfolio companies, playing a key role in their strategic and operational development, growth and performance. With its experienced, entrepreneurial investment team, Waterland aims to help ambitious entrepreneurs attain a strong market position in today's increasingly competitive business environment. To date, Waterland has made investments in over 400 companies.

Since its founding in 1999, Waterland has consistently achieved top tier investment performance. It ranks as the number 2 global private equity firm in the eighth annual HEC/Dow Jones Private Equity Performance Ranking compiled by Prof. Gottschalg of HEC Paris Business School, December 2017 and as the number 7 most consistently performing buyout fund manager worldwide in the 2017 Preqin Consistent Performers in Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report.

We are looking forward to your applications for this event! Please register for the PE Days.

3i Workshop

Triton is an investment firm investing in medium-sized businesses in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Their focus is on companies with the potential to create sustainable, long-term value through changing economic cycles and we work closely with management to achieve that.

Triton is currently invested in companies in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway and Sweden, with combined sales of around €14.2 billion and more than 91,000 employees.

We are looking forward to your applications for this event! Please register for the PE Days.

3i Workshop

capiton enables small and medium-sized businesses in the DACH region to achieve ambitious goals. Not only do they receive capital, they also benefit from caption`s expertise and personal support.

The focus of capiton`s investments rests upon German-speaking countries.

capiton specialises in small to medium-sized businesses. Even though the scope of their investment pools has grown steadily in recent years, capiton still invest in small and medium-sized ordinary businesses.

We are looking forward to your applications for this event! Please register for the PE Days.

Quadriga Capital Workshop

In addition to acquisitions and strategic investments for the development of its digital portfolio, Axel Springer promotes the early development of new business models with its 100% subsidiary Axel Springer Digital Ventures. This happens partly in the form of direct investments and also with the Axel Springer Plug and Play accelerator.

We are looking forward to your applications for this event! Please register for the PE Days.

Quadriga Capital Workshop

Rantum Capital was founded in 2013 on the initiative of investment executives, Mittelstand entrepreneurs and large cap corporate executives with the aim of supporting Mittelstand companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with both capital, experience and networks. Headquartered in Frankfurt, Rantum Capital currently manage/advise both an institutional credit fund and a private equity fund. Rantum Capital is the umbrella brand for Rantum Capital Management GmbH (debt activities) and Rantum Advisors GmbH (equity activities).

Their “Rantum Private Debt Fund I” with capital commitments of 125 million EUR focusses on credit investments in the German Mittelstand with emphasis on subordinated loans and unitranche financings.

We are looking forward to your applications for this event! Please register for the PE Days.

Closing Dinner

Our closing dinner on the 13th of march reflects a perfect conclusion to a stressful day full of knowledge and insights. Take this exclusive opportunity to network with our speakers and other selected guests, while enjoying the served Italian food and a glass of wine. In order to maintain the exclusivity of the dinner, only a limited amount of seats are available.


Members

CHF 25

  • Keynote speeches
  • Panel discussions
  • Networking
  • Food& Beverage
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Non-Members

CHF 30

  • Keynote speeches
  • Panel discussions
  • Networking
  • Food& Beverage
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Our Partner Companies 2018







Our Partner Companies 2017