The largest European event for private equity value creation

Private Equity International’s Operating Partners Forum Europe is the largest European event dedicated to operating partners. The 12th annual event will be focused on best practices in private equity portfolio operations and value creation across all functional business areas.

Join the operating partner community to discuss and debate the best reset strategies to deliver maximum portfolio growth in-person in London in May.

Build lasting relationships and compare best practices with your peers through the new style of agenda which will help you foster business relationships and influence the future of value creation models. There will be extended opportunities to network with the key industry players, as well as more operating partners-only sessions than ever before.

What can you expect at the Operating Partners Forum?

Event content about adding value

The content will focus on working with and scaling portfolio companies. Featuring sessions on the evolution of value creation, developing a world class value creation team, making boards effective, the future of work and practical advice on key areas of value creation.

Build a valuable network

Connect with industry participants in all aspects of value creation and benefit from a truly international event. Network in-person at interactive workshops, networking breaks, evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and invite-only breakfasts.

Hear from Operating Partners

Hear from 100+ operating partners on a range of topics. Past speakers included representatives from BC Partners, Carlyle Group, CDPQ, CVC Capital Partners, Hg, PAI Partners, InvestCorp, KKR Capstone, Partners Group and many more.

Key event themes

  • Developing a world class value creation team – comparing different operating models and considering what works
  • Boardroom case study – Interactive session considering a PR crisis and how a board should react
  • The status of the operating partner – to what extent are operating partners involved in deal making
  • The future of work and what it means for private equity backed businesses – Managing hybrid teams and onboarding new staff
  • Building your sales toolkit – Practical tips for improving sales processes
  • Operating partners compensation – Update on compensation and whether more operating partners are getting carry

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Connect with the industry

Aareon
Abenex Capital
Actis
Advent International
Aethon Partners
Agilitas Private Equity
Alares
Altor Equity Partners
Alysian
Ambienta
AMP Capital
AnaCap Financial Partners
Ancala
Anthemis
Antin Infrastructure Partners
Apax Partners
Apax Partners France
APS Advisory
Arcus Infrastructure Partners
August Equity
Aurelius
AustralianSuper
Avedon Capital Partners
Bain Capital
BaltCap
BGF
Blackstone
Bowmark Capital
Brainlabs
Bregal Milestone
Bridgepoint
Cairngorm Capital
Capvis
CDPQ
CEE Equity Partners
Centerbridge Capital Partners
Cersanit
Cinven Partners
Cooper Limon
Cordiant
CPPIB
CVC Capital Partners
Deutsche Private Equity
Development Partners International
DWS
e2T Capital
EastWind IS
EBRD
ECI Partners
Egeria
Ekuiti Nasional Berhad
Endless
EPIC Private Equity
EQT
Equistone Partners Europe
ESO Capital
Eurazeo
European Investment Bank
Foresight Group
Freshstream
Frog Capital
Generate Capital
Gilde
Global Infrastructure Partners
Graphite Capital
Gro Capital
H.I.G. Capital
Hamilton Lane
Helios Investment Partners
Hg
HGGC
HVD Partners
I Squared Capital
iCON Infrastructure
IK Partners
Inflexion
Infracapital
INSEAD
Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)
Investcorp
Investindustrial
INVL Asset Management
ISG One
KKR
LBO France
LDC
LGT Impact
Limerston Capital
Livingbridge
Marlin Equity Partners
Mayfair Equity Partners
Mercia Asset Management
Metric Capital Partners
Mid Europa Partners
Miura Private Equity
Montagu Private Equity
Nordian Capital Partners
Oakley Capital Limited
Oaktree Capital Management
OMERS Infrastructure Europe
Onex
Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
OTPP
PAI Partners
Palatine Private Equity
Paragon Partners
Partners Group
Permira
PIMCO
Pollen Street Capital
PSP Investments
QIC
Riverside Europe Partners
Roadchef
Sahel Capital
Silver Lake
SilverTree Equity
SVPGlobal
The Carlyle Group
Tikehau Capital
Tishman Speyer
TowerBrook Capital Partners
TPG
Triton
Vantage Infrastructure
Varde Partners
Venture 2020
Verdane
Via Celere
Vitruvian Partners
Wren House Infrastructure

Leaders guiding the content

Testimonials from attendees

Attendee of the forum

As my first Operating Partners Forum event, I found it incredibly valuable to spend time with operating partners in other funds and discuss the opportunities an…

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Attendee of the forum

Great operating partner attendees, content, and networking. This is a crucial event for monitoring the pulse of European private equity.

Attendee of the forum

The exchange of ideas between operating partners and their advisors, CEOs, and board members, brought useful insights and re-energised me.

Our leading advisory board in 2022

Maria Carradice

Managing Director

Mayfair Equity Partners

Ralph Friedwagner

Managing Director & Operating Partner

CDPQ

Will Harman

Principal, Margin Practice Lead

Apax Partners

Celine Infeld

Operating Partner

Investcorp

Esther Nayyar

Managing Director, Due Diligence & Value Creation

ICG

Tony O’Carroll

Managing Director and Head of Investment-Ops team

SVPGlobal

Elizabeth Wallace

Head of Portfolio Talent

Hg

Lisa Weaver-Lambert

Data and Digital Operating Partner

Independent

View the agenda

The Operating Partners Forum: Europe on 11-12 May 2022.

For more information on the agenda, please contact Charles Gould.

charles.g@peimedia.com | +44 (0)203 879 3893

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Key themes at the forum

  • Developing a world class value creation team – comparing different operating models and considering what works
  • Boardroom case study – Interactive session considering a PR crisis and how a board should react
  • The status of the operating partner – to what extent are operating partners involved in deal making
  • The future of work and what it means for private equity backed businesses – Managing hybrid teams and onboarding new staff
  • Building your sales toolkit – Practical tips for improving sales processes
  • Operating partners compensation – Update on compensation and whether more operating partners are getting carry

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Leaders guiding the content

Maria Carradice

Managing Director

Mayfair Equity Partners

Ralph Friedwagner

Managing Director & Operating Partner

CDPQ

Will Harman

Principal, Margin Practice Lead

Apax Partners

Celine Infeld

Operating Partner

Investcorp

Esther Nayyar

Managing Director, Due Diligence & Value Creation

ICG

Tony O’Carroll

Managing Director and Head of Investment-Ops team

SVPGlobal

Elizabeth Wallace

Head of Portfolio Talent

Hg

Lisa Weaver-Lambert

Data and Digital Operating Partner

Independent

Network with Operating Partner professionals

The 12th annual forum is back in London. This May join 300+ value creation operating partners and expert advisors for two days of networking at the must-attend event for anyone involved in value creation in private equity. Benefit from our expansive European community who will be in attendance throughout the forum.

Participate in an agenda packed with in-person networking opportunities throughout the two-day event. Explore interactive Q&As, think tanks, roundtables, networking breaks, an evening drinks reception, and meet fellow operating partners during closed-door operating partner only sessions.

Download the previous attendee list

The in-person networking experience

Network in-person in London

Connect with your peers during interactive workshops, networking breaks, an evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and structured networking between operating partners and advisors.

More operating partners only sessions

The annual operating partners think tank will be back, in addition to value creation working groups, and an operating partners only drinks reception.

Build new connections

Previous attendees include Advent International, BC Partners, Carlyle Group, CDPQ, CVC Capital Partners, Hg, PAI Partners, Partners Group, Pemira, Pollen Street Capital, InvestCorp, KKR Capstone, and many more.

Connect with private market professionals

Aareon
Abenex Capital
Actis
Advent International
Aethon Partners
Agilitas Private Equity
Alares
Altor Equity Partners
Alysian
Ambienta
AMP Capital
AnaCap Financial Partners
Ancala
Anthemis
Antin Infrastructure Partners
Apax Partners
Apax Partners France
APS Advisory
Arcus Infrastructure Partners
August Equity
Aurelius
AustralianSuper
Avedon Capital Partners
Bain Capital
BaltCap
BC Partners
BGF
Blackstone
Bowmark Capital
Brainlabs
Bregal Milestone
Bridgepoint
Cairngorm Capital
Capvis
CDPQ
CEE Equity Partners
Centerbridge Capital Partners
Cersanit
Cinven Partners
Cooper Limon
Cordiant
CPPIB
CVC Capital Partners
Deutsche Private Equity
Development Partners International
DWS
e2T Capital
EastWind IS
EBRD
ECI Partners
Egeria
Ekuiti Nasional Berhad
Endless
EPIC Private Equity
EQT
Equistone Partners Europe
ESO Capital
Eurazeo
European Investment Bank
Foresight Group
Freshstream
Frog Capital
Generate Capital
Gilde
Global Infrastructure Partners
Graphite Capital
Gro Capital
H.I.G. Capital
Hamilton Lane
Helios Investment Partners
Hg
HGGC
HVD Partners
I Squared Capital
iCON Infrastructure
IK Partners
Inflexion
Infracapital
INSEAD
Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)
Investcorp
Investindustrial
INVL Asset Management
ISG One
KKR
LBO France
LDC
LGT Impact
Limerston Capital
Livingbridge
Marlin Equity Partners
Mayfair Equity Partners
Mercia Asset Management
Metric Capital Partners
Mid Europa Partners
Miura Private Equity
Montagu Private Equity
Nordian Capital Partners
Oakley Capital
Oaktree Capital Management
OMERS Infrastructure Europe
Onex
Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
OTPP
PAI Partners
Palatine Private Equity
Paragon Partners
Partners Group
Permira
PIMCO
Pollen Street Capital
PSP Investments
QIC
Riverside Europe Partners
Roadchef
Sahel Capital
Silver Lake
SilverTree Equity
SVPGlobal
The Carlyle Group
Tikehau Capital
Tishman Speyer
TowerBrook Capital Partners
TPG
Triton
Vantage Infrastructure
Varde Partners
Venture 2020
Verdane
Via Celere
Vitruvian Partners
Wren House Infrastructure

Testimonials from attendees

Company

Attendee of the forum

As my first Operating Partners Forum event, I found it incredibly valuable to spend time with operating partners in other funds and discuss the opportunities an…

Read full testimonial

Attendee of the forum

Great operating partner attendees, content, and networking. This is a crucial event for monitoring the pulse of European private equity.

Attendee of the forum

The exchange of ideas between operating partners and their advisors, CEOs, and board members, brought useful insights and re-energised me.

Pre-Event Resources

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Previous attendee list

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Agenda

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Event preview

Speakers confirmed include

For more information on speaking in 2022, please contact Charles Gould.

charles.g@peimedia.com | +44 (0)203 879 3893

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Simon Adcock

Partner, Head of Portfolio Management, Bowmark Capital

Simon is a partner of Bowmark and a member of the Investment Committee, and head of the firm’s Portfolio Management and Value Creation team. He sits on a number of portfolio company boards and has led over 10 exits. Prior to Bowmark, Simon was a seni… Read full bio

Gilad G. Amir

Digital Operating Partner, Pollen Street Capital

Gilad joined Pollen Street in May 2018 as an EIR and came on board as Digital Operating Partner in September 2020 with a focus on supporting the digital transformation of the portfolio companies and supporting the Private Equity team with the pre/pos… Read full bio

Matt J Baird

Managing Director, Operations & Strategy, OMERS Private Equity Europe Limited

Matt is Managing Director, Operations & Strategy for OMERS Private Equity in Europe, and joined OMERS in 2017. He works with the management teams leading OMERS portfolio companies to help them generate maximum value through the lifetime of the in… Read full bio

Riccardo Basile

Principal, Permira

Riccardo is a member of the Portfolio Group. He has worked on a number of transactions including Allegro, Axiom, Magento, Synamedia and Tricor. Prior to joining Permira, Riccardo was a Director at AlixPartners in London for five years, where he deliv… Read full bio

Maria Carradice

Managing Director, Mayfair Equity Partners

Maria joined Mayfair in 2015 to work alongside portfolio companies to identify, quantify and unlock business process improvement activities. Maria’s expertise as both a former practitioner and consultant allows her to focus on opportunities to drive… Read full bio

David Cooper

Founding Partner, Cooper Limon

David is a recognized pioneer, international speaker and media commentator in the area of leadership risk in PE. He works both with general partners and investee management teams in order to maximise value creation, develop greater foresight and addr… Read full bio

Shafali Gupta

Principal, Milestone Performance Partners, Bregal Milestone

Shafali Gupta is a Principal at Bregal Milestone. Prior to joining Bregal, Shafali spent several years as a software executive driving rapid growth in the fintech sector. She was Chief of Staff to the CEO at ClearScore, and member of their eight-pers… Read full bio

Christopher Harwood

Managing Director, Portfolio Operations, London, Centrebridge Partners

to follow soon..

Anne-Marie Laing

Transformation Professional, Agilitas

Anne-Marie Laing joined Agilitas in 2018 to work with portfolio companies on their transformation plans, with a particular focus on budgeting, KPIs and operational restructuring. Anne-Marie commenced her career at Arthur Andersen before working at Zo… Read full bio

Selim Loukil

Head of Portfolio Support Group, Europe, Advent International

Selim Loukil joined Advent in 2012 as part of the Portfolio Support Group to help improve portfolio company performance. Before joining Advent, he spent four years in operating roles at HMY, a portfolio company of Sagard Private Equity Partners. At H… Read full bio

James Markham

Senior Partner - Value Creation, Graphite Capital

James joined Graphite Capital in 2002. He is responsible for the monitoring of existing investments and for implementing best practice across Graphite’s investment portfolio. He maintains an advisory network for use on portfolio management and value… Read full bio

Oliver Meakin

Senior Portfolio Advisor, Equistone Partners Europe

Oliver joined Equistone in 2021 to help accelerate and further improve performance across our UK portfolio. Prior to this he was brought in as a turnaround CEO of Gaucho & CAU restaurants, a former Equistone-backed portfolio company. Previously,… Read full bio

Alejandro Rodríguez-Carmona

CFO, IMF Business School

to follow soon

Guy Semmens

Managing Partner, Gyrus Capital

Guy Semmens is managing partner of Gyrus Capital, the Swiss based heathcare and sustainability focussed investment firm. Founded in 2018, Gyrus aims to make two or three transformational investments per year in businesses which address a structural n… Read full bio

Lisa Weaver-Lambert

Data and Digital Portfolio Executive

Lisa is senior executive with extensive experience using data and technology to accelerate performance. Previously Digital and Data Director for a Mid-Cap Private Equity firm, ex-Accenture, and brings a strong and diverse line role experience in busi… Read full bio

Albert Vazquez-Agusti

Operating Partner, Sway Ventures

As Partner at California-based Sway Ventures, Albert contributes to Americas and Europe firm efforts in various activities related to early and growth software portfolio companies: value add activities, dealflow generation and assisting capital raisi… Read full bio

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