Driving value creation in the DACH & CEE regions

In response to the sustained growth of private equity within the Dach & CEE regions, PEI’s global Operating Partner series is heading to Munich this September.

With high levels of dry powder combined with low interest rates and an influx of US names entering the region, multiples are rising, and private equity houses need to get more hands-on to enhance the value of their portfolio. GPs are having to increase EBITDA through operational improvements and by investing in value creation capabilities to attain higher returns in an increasingly competitive environment.

Join us at the forum to hear from leading experts in the Dach and CEE region and learn how you can deliver greater returns through the latest operating model approaches and value creation best practices.


Agenda highlights include

Invite-only think tank for full-time operating partners: value creation war room

  • This closed-door session is an opportunity to share first-hand accounts on how to best position yourself in your career as an operating partner

The growth and evolution of the operating model in the region’s private equity

  • How are the regions PE firms adapting investment strategies to succeed in a time of high valuations?

How German companies can seize the chances of Industry 4.0

  • What can industry 4.0 mean for manufacturing companies and how digital specialists can work with companies in the Mittelstand

Preparing for a downturn

  • What to do from a PE operations improvement standpoint & how can German industrial companies deal with a slowdown in China?

Working with management teams in the Mittelstand

  • Are the new generation of managers more open to working with private equity?

How can operating partners work effectively with boards in Germany?

  • To what extent are board structures different in Germany to other countries? How can private equity ensure boards are effective?

Why attend?


Build your network of operating partners from the Dach & CEE regions throughout the event and have an open discussion with your peers in the closed-door think-tank

Enhance your market visibility

An agenda focused on topics of relevance to the Dach region combined with outward looking topics to allow operating partners to develop their playbook

Learn key strategies

Hear a mix of perspectives from CEOs, deal partners and expert advisors, as well as operating partners to grow your knowledge in driving EBITDA growth within your portfolio

Global Operating Partner series past attendees have said

Segun Adebanji

Principal, African Capital Alliance

The forum addressed practical challenges facing the Operating Partner and provided very useful insights on best practice approaches to value creation.

Charlotte Gregson

Comatch, Managing Director UK

The forum is a great environment to connect with familiar faces, meet new people and discuss topical issues facing the industry.

Mirco Iwan

Operating Partner, Avedon Capital

The OP forum is the only event in Europe where you can meet and discuss with Operating Partner on their day to day business and past experience on this detailed…

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2020 Confirmed sponsors

Speakers to be announced soon

For more information on speaking opportunities in 2020 please contact Boris Petrovic at boris.p@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5431.


Agenda to be announced shortly

For more information on the agenda in 2020 please contact Boris Petrovic at boris.p@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5431.


2020 Confirmed sponsors

The Operating Partners Forum Munich offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as part of the premier meeting for Private Equity professionals focused on value creation.

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities in 2020 please fill in the enquiry form or contact Christopher Wagland at chris.w@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 207 566 5475.


Make valuable connections with your peers

Connect with the DACH and CEE value creation community

Network with over 100 experts in value creation and private equity across the DACH and CEE community and have open discussion with your peers across the two days.

Practical peer-to-peer discussions 

Get granular insights from our roundtable discussions and an exclusive closed-door think tank looking at the most pressing challenges facing value creation professionals.

Informal relationship-building and networking

Join our drinks receptions, breakfasts and lunches to connect with potential partners with similar interests and goals in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Make connections. Unlock opportunities.




Our networking app has been designed to make sure you get the most out of your time at the Forum. Available prior to the event, make sure you download the app to:

  • Get early access to the attendee list
  • Arrange meetings with key contacts within the app’s messaging system
  • Build your network before you arrive at the event