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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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The basecamp on your way to the top

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.

Members

CHF 29

Members only
  • Keynote speeches
  • Panel discussions
  • Food & Beverage
  • Workshop & Interviews
Regular applications are closed

Non-Members

CHF 39

Open for everybody
  • Keynote speeches
  • Panel discussions
  • Food & Beverage
  • Workshops & Interviews
Regular applications are closed

Our Partner Companies 2019

















Our Speakers 2019

  • Ulrich (Ueli) Eckhardt - Capvis

    Ulrich Eckhardt

    Partner Capvis

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    Stephan Förschle

    Partner Triton

  • Frank Loehner - Montagu

    Frank Löhner

    Director Montagu

  • Rainer - Schroder Adveq

    Rainer Ender

    Head of Private Equity Schroder Adveq

  • Matthis Wilcke B&W

    Matthias Wilcken

    Partner Gilde Buyout Partners


  • Joern Nikolay - General Atlantic

    Joern Nikolay

    Managing Director General Atlantic


  • Samuel-Schuler - Allianz X

    Samuel Schuler 

    Director Allianz X

  • Dr. Michael Sidler - Redalpine

    Michael Sidler

    Co-Founder Redalpine

  • Heinz Kundert B&W

    Heinz Kundert

    Former CEO VAT Group

  • Cyrill Wipfli B&W

    Dr. Cyrill Wipfli

    Partner, Co-Head Portfoliomanagement Partners Group

  • Thomas Egli

    Thomas Egli

    Managing Director GCA Altium

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    Eric Gisiger

    Managing Partner Helvetica Capital

  • Tommy Hadewicz

    Tommy Hadewicz

    Managing Director Credit Suisse

  • Phillip Schaelli - KKR

    Philipp Schälli

    Principal KKR

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    Dr. Roberto

    Paganoni 

    CEO LGT Capital Partners

  • Stephan Morkötter

    Prof. Dr. Stephan

    Morkötter

    Head of St. Gallen Institute  of Management in Asia

  • B&W Rupert_Bell

    Rupert Bell

    Director of DACH PER

  • Laura Schröder

    Laura Schröder

    Assistant Director Advent International

  • Giovanna Maag B&W

    Giovanna Maag

    Partner Altor Equity Partners

  • marc hesse

    Marc Hesse

    Principal Roland Berger

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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Workshops, Company Presentations & Interviews 2019

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

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

Cinven is a global private equity firm founded in 1977, with offices in nine international locations in Guernsey, London, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Luxembourg, Madrid, and Hong Kong that acquires Europe and United States based corporations, and emerging market firms that fit with their core businesses, and necessitate a minimum equity investment of €100 million or more. In 2015, it had €10.6 billion in assets under management.

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Waterland Workshop

Mitte der 80er Jahre wurde die capiton-Vorgängergesellschaft geschaffen, die capiton AG wurde 1999 gegründet. Im Wege eines Management-Buy-Out wurde das Unternehmen 2004 unabhängig und selbstbestimmt.
Das capiton-Team betreute bereits über 80 Unternehmen, über 70 Beteiligungen wurden realisiert. Aktuell wird ein Fondsvolumen von € 1,1 Mrd. verwaltet.
capiton investiert in mittelständische Unternehmen überwiegend im deutschsprachigen Raum. Dabei investieren wir üblicherweise zwischen € 20 und 60 Mio. eigene Mittel in profitable Unternehmen mit Umsatzgrößen zwischen € 50 und 300 Mio. Zusammen mit Co-Investoren können wir aber auch deutlich größere Transaktionen realisieren.
Als eigentümergeführter Finanzinvestor wird capiton von neun Partnern geführt.

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Waterland Workshop

Private Equity Recruitment (PER) is an international recruiting firm with the main focus on private equity. Founded in the 1990s, PER worked alongside private equity and venture capital funds as the industry evolved. At heart PER is a close-knit team securing exceptional people for funds across private capital.

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Waterland Workshop

Commodus ist eine unternehmerisch geprägte Investmentgesellschaft mit Sitz in München und Berlin, die sich schwerpunktmäßig auf Büroimmobilien mit Wertschöpfungsbedarf in deutschen Großstädten fokussiert. Dabei geht es darum, entweder objektspezifische oder z.B. in der Eigentümerstruktur begründete Probleme zu lösen. Asset Management bedeutet daher ganz allgemein individuelle Lösungsansätze zu erarbeiten, welche Commodus dann unternehmerisch umsetzt.

Commodus hat einen langfristigen Investmenthorizont, der es ermöglicht Wertschöpfungspotentiale zu kaufen, die erst nach einiger Zeit gehoben werden können. Dabei konzentriert sich Commodus auf den deutschen Markt und innerhalb dieses Marktes auf die Metropolregionen der Top sieben Städte.

Das Investmentvolumen von Commodus beträgt bis zu EUR 60 Millionen pro Transaktion. Dank seines sehr flexibel ausgestalteten Investmentmandats ist die Investmentgesellschaft auch in der Lage größere Opportunitäten wahrzunehmen.

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PWC Presentation

PwC Deals Strategy an den Private Equity Days 2019!
Willst du mehr über die Transaktionsberatung sowie die derzeitigen Trends im M&A Bereich erfahren? Dann besuche unseren Vortrag und erhalte einen spannenden Einblick in die Themen Strategie, Commercial Due Dilligence und Value Creation Beratung sowie andere von PwC und Strategy& angebotene Dienstleistungen.

Im Anschluss hast du die exklusive Gelegenheit im informellen Rahmen die PwC Deals Strategy Experten näher kennenzulernen sowie mehr über deinen erfolgreichen Karriereeinstieg bei PwC zu erfahren.

Wir freuen uns auf dich!

Dein PwC Team

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Bain & Company Workshop

Im Rahmen der PE Days 2019 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.

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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.

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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.

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Waterland 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 475 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 ninth annual HEC/Dow Jones Private Equity Performance Ranking compiled by Prof. Gottschalg of HEC Paris Business School, February 2019 and as the number 22 most consistently performing buyout fund manager worldwide in the 2018 Preqin Consistent Performers in Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report, May 2018.

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Waterland Workshop

Rantum Capital wurde 2013 von Managern aus der Finanzwirtschaft, Unternehmern und ehemaligen DAX-Vorständen mit dem Ziel gegründet, mittelständischen Unternehmern in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz mit Kapital und Netzwerken zur Seite zu stehen. Aus dem Büro in Frankfurt a.M. verwaltet bzw. berät Rantum Capital sowohl Fremd- als auch Eigenkapitalfonds. Rantum Capital fungiert dazu als gemeinsame Dachmarke der Rantum Capital Management GmbH (Fremdkapital) sowie der Rantum Advisors GmbH (Eigenkapital).

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Waterland Workshop

BC Partners is an international investment firm that offers select, focused investment strategies designed to complement each other and create synergies that benefit our investors.

Founded in 1986 as one of the first pan-European buy-out investors, BC Partners has grown and evolved into a leading alternative investment firm, investing principally in larger businesses in Europe and North America through its established network of offices in London, Hamburg, and New York. Our strategic offering now includes a European Real Estate Investment platform and a Credit Investment platform that pursues yield and opportunistic investment opportunities primarily in North America.

BC Partners provides a consistent investment approach across its three strategies, utilising rigorous analysis to seek to establish downside protection and identify realistic and meaningful value-add opportunities. Our partnership structure is designed to align the firm’s interests with those of our investors.

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Our Partner Companies 2018







Our Partner Companies 2017