The value creation event for alternative asset classes

The largest European event specifically interested in value creation private equity owned companies.

The Forum provides a unique opportunity to hear from experienced operating partners and C-level executives on how they deliver value creation strategies, create top-line growth and drive EBITDA improvement in their portfolio.

Attendees will have extensive opportunities to network, build relationships and compare best value creation practices with their peers from leading PE firms, expert service providers, CEOs of portfolio companies and many more.

New features for 2020

Networking

Network with and hear from more operating partners than ever before throughout the event and have an open discussion with your peers at the closed door think tank and operating partners drink reception.

Agenda

A more outward-looking agenda covering more topics and hearing the views of CEOs and deal partners on their work with operating partners.

Exclusive for 2020

More opportunities for networking with other operating partners and expert service providers built into the event, Over 100 speakers including value creation experts, CEOs from portfolio companies and investment team representatives.

The A-Z wall of private equity value creation at last year's forum

2019 Attendees included

Actis
Advent International
Altor Equity Partners
Ambienta Capital
Antin IAntin IPP
APAX Partners
APS Advisory
August Equity
AustralianSuper
Avedon Capital Partners
Babble
Bain Capital
Blue Wolf Capital Partners
Brainlabs
Cairngorm Capital
Capvis
Carlyle Investment Management
Cinven
Clarivate Analytics
Deutsche Private Equity
Development Partners International
EastWind IS
Egeria
Ekuinas
EQT Partners
Eurazeo
Freshstream
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories
ghSMART
Gilde Buy Out Partners
Global Payments
Graphite Capital
Helios Investment Partners
HG Capital
HGGC
HIG Capital
I Squared Capital
iCON Infrastructure
Intermediate Capital Group
Kimberly-Clark
KKR
KKR Capstone
Livingbridge
Macquarie Group
Marlin Equity Partners
Mayfair Equity Partners
Mid Europa Partners
Miura Private Equity
Montagu Private Equity
Oakley Capital
OMERS Infrastructure Europe
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Palatine Private Equity
Partners Group
PSP Investments
RHR International
Riverside Europe
Sabio
Sahel Capital
Slater and Gordon
SVPGlobal
The Carlyle Group
Triton
Vitruvian Partners
Whitehelm Capital
Willis Towers Watson
Wipro

Speakers include

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Testimonials from 2019

David Bryan

Managing Partner & CEO, BM&T

This is now the must-attend event for Operating Partners in the UK if not Europe. An excellent opportunity to catch up with the latest thinking and to network w…

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Benjamin Bach

Partner, E2T Capital

Good forum, practical, a wealth of know-how sitting in the room and straight to the point

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

2020 Early Confirmed Sponsors

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For more information on speaking opportunities in 2020 please contact Charles Gould at charles.g@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 203 879 3893.

 

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Alejandro Alcalde Rasch

Senior Director - Portfolio Support, APS Advisory

Alejandro Alcalde Rasch joined Advent in 2010 in order to help improve portfolio company performance. Prior to joining, he was the Chief Transformation Officer and Head of Supply Chain of Grohe AG, a TPG and CSFB portfolio company, for five years. Pr… Read full bio

Graeme Ardus

Head of ESG, Triton Partners

Graeme Ardus joined Triton in May 2013 as Head of Environment, Social Responsibility and Governance (ESG). Graeme previously held industrial roles as a Global Director of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE) and Sustainability at Amcor,… Read full bio

Matt Baird

Managing Director, Omers Private Equity

The bio below works but the photos I found online are not high res enough for our website. Matt is Managing Director, Operations & Strategy for OMERS Private Equity in Europe, having joined in April 2017. He works with the management teams leadin… Read full bio

Alain Beyens

Operating Partner, Mid Europa Partners

Alain Beyens is an Operating Partner at Mid Europa Partners and is the Chairman of Moji Brendovi and Hortex. Alain has served as CEO of Pelican Rouge Group, and prior to that as CEO of StarBev, a leading Central and Eastern European brewing business.… Read full bio

Adam Black

Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital

Adam has been an ESG specialist for over 27 years (12 years in private equity) and is both a chartered environmental and chartered health and safety professional. He is active with Invest Europe, the BVCA, Hong Kong VCA and the UN-supported Principle… Read full bio

Maria Carradice

Portfolio 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 a former consultant allows her to focus on opportunities… Read full bio

Violette Castagné

Value Creation Partner, Digital & Marketing, LDC

Violette helps LDC’s portfolio companies to drive growth through digital transformation. She joined LDC in 2017 and since then has worked side-by-side with management teams to develop and execute data driven digital strategies, including product deve… Read full bio

Conor Boden

Head of Portfolio Board Development, Advent International

Conor Boden joined Advent in December 2007. He is responsible for managing a network of leading chairmen, CEOs and non-executive directors with the aim of enhancing Advent's ability to originate and execute deals as well as maximise the value of port… Read full bio

Jim Corey

Managing Partner, Blue Ridge Partners

Jim is a co-founder of Blue Ridge Partners and serves as the firm’s managing partner. For 35 years he has assisted companies in North America, Europe and Asia accelerate profitable revenue growth. Jim has advised over 250 companies on revenue-related… Read full bio

Catherine Cutts

Head of Data Science, TA Associates

The bio below is fine but ideally we would have a more high res photo than the one I can find online. Catherine focuses on using data science & advanced analytics to drive key decisions and enable strategic projects for TA’s portfolio companies.… Read full bio

Andrea Davis

Managing Director-Private Equity, Investcorp

Andrea Davis joined Investcorp in 2014 from TDX, where she held the position of CFO. Prior to that, Andrea spent nine year at Fellowes, a privately owned US company manufacturing and marketing business machines, technology accessories and records sto… Read full bio

Antonin de Margerie

Portfolio Performance Managing Director, Eurazeo

Antonin de Margerie joins Eurazeo as Portfolio Performance Managing Director within the Capital Team. Prior to joining, Antonin was Managing Director at Oaktree Capital Management based in London working for 5 years within its European Private Equity… Read full bio

Severine de Wulf

Principal, PAI Partners

Séverine joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Portfolio Performance Group with a specific focus on talent, leadership and culture. She has over 12 years of experience in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting helping leaders make the right decis… Read full bio

Adam Heltzer

Head of ESG and Sustainability, APS Advisory

Adam Heltzer is Partners Group's Head of Responsible Investment, as part of the Industry Value Creation business unit, based in New York. He is responsible for overseeing the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into the… Read full bio

Pia Irell

Partner, Trill Impact

Pia Irell, Impact Partner at Trill Impact Advisory AB – LONG VERSION Pia has more than 14 years of experience in the Private Equity industry, of which eight years at Altor Equity Partners and six years as a member of Gambro’s global leadership team,… Read full bio

David Kirby

Investment Director, Livingbridge

David works in the growth acceleration team at Livingbridge, partnering with both management and investor teams to support strategic decision making around customer acquisition and retention. Whether identifying attractive customer segments, refining… Read full bio

Lorenzo Levi

Managing Director and Operating Partner, CDPQ London

Lorenzo Levi has been Managing Director and Operating Partner, Private Equity for Europe since January 2019. In this role, he oversees the direct private equity investment portfolio in the region. Based in London, he is also responsible for conductin… Read full bio

Jérôme Lesson

Partner, Head of Operations Team - BC Partners

Jérôme Losson joined BC Partners in London in 2012. Previously, Jérôme spent nine years at KKR as a member of their operations team, KKR Capstone. Prior to this, he co-founded and then sold a software business and also worked at McKinsey & Co. in Bel… Read full bio

Justin Maltz

Partner, Mobeus Equity Partners

Justin brings over 20 years’ experience of supporting private, growing businesses to his role leading the management of the Mobeus Buyout portfolio. He has been working with Mobeus’s management teams since 2016 to help them achieve their ambitions fo… Read full bio

James Markham

Partner, Portfolio Management - Graphite Capital

James joined Graphite Capital in 2002. Currently, he is on the board of three portfolio companies and works on a number of others. He is responsible for the monitoring of investments and for implementing best practice across Graphite’s portfolio. He… Read full bio

Tony O'Carroll

Managing Director, Strategic Value Partners

Tony O’Carroll is a Managing Director at SVPGlobal and senior member of the investment team. Tony works with SVP’s investee companies, as well as in new investments, and is currently on the boards of Vita Group, Pfleiderer and Koeckner Pentaplast, wi… Read full bio

Karen O'Mahony

Managing Director,PEAL Investments

Karen O’Mahony is the Founder and Managing Director of PEAL Investment Partners Ltd. PEAL is an all female team that takes an operational approach to private equity investing. Founded in 2014 - PEAL reviews, monitors and in some case’s restructures p… Read full bio

Paul Reading

Portfolio Director, Mayfair Equity Partners

Paul joined Mayfair Equity Partners in 2019. He works with portfolio companies across the transaction lifecycle to identify, quantify and unlock portfolio performance improvement opportunities. Prior to Mayfair, Paul was a partner at EY, leading the… Read full bio

Richard Riboe

Director, Nordic Capital

Joined Nordic Capital Advisors in August 2015. Richard focuses on investments within Healthcare and Financial Services and was part of the AniCura investment advisory team. He is also a board member of MFEX, an independent fund distributor. From 2013… Read full bio

Jamie Riley

Principal, Alexander Group

Jamie Riley is a principal in the London office. He is the leader of the Alexander Group’s European region with responsibility for EMEA client account management and project work. He has led a variety of project types including segmentation, coverage… Read full bio

Chris Rixon

Director, Portfolio Growth - Horizon Capital

I work with our portfolio companies’ leadership teams to transform and professionalise commercial strategy and execution. I focus on three key outcomes: predictable pipeline generation, sales excellence and maximizing customer lifetime value. Prior t… Read full bio

Alan Roux

Operating Partner, CVC Capital Partners

Alan is a member of CVC's private equity operations team and is based in London. Prior to CVC, Alan was an operating partner responsible for Blackstone's European private equity portfolio of companies, holding several board roles particularly in the… Read full bio

Gregory Salinger

Chief Digital Officer, Apax Partners MidMarket

Grégory Salinger joined Apax Partners in 2017. He works with the leadership teams of the portfolio companies to help them accelerate the value creation and transformation of their companies related to digital. Gregory has a track record of over 20 ye… Read full bio

Stefano Santarelli

Director, Private Capital - OTPP

Stefano Santarelli joined Ontario Teachers' Portfolio Management team in 2015. He looks after Private Capital's European portfolio performance, focusing on Value Creation, Talent and Governance. He also leads Innovation & Digital globally across Onta… Read full bio

Moti Shahani

Managing Director, Blue Ridge Partners

Moti serves as a Managing Director of Blue Ridge Partners, based in London and serving PE firms and their portfolio companies across Europe. Moti has more than 25 years' experience of driving value-creating growth. Before joining Blue Ridge Partners,… Read full bio

Rob Southern

Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Rob Southern is a Managing Director in A&M's European private equity performance improvement practice. He brings over 20 years of experience working with management teams to drive performance improvement, often in private equity-backed situations. Hi… Read full bio

Tim Stubbs

Senior Managing Director, Sun European Partners

Tim Stubbs, Senior Managing Director and Executive Committee member, joined Sun European Partners* in 2011. Prior to joining Sun European Partners*, Mr. Stubbs was President and CEO of the Sapa group in Stockholm, a $5B global aluminium products busi… Read full bio

Franck Temam

Portfolio Performance Group, PAI Partners

Franck Temam joined PAI Partners in 2011 in the Portfolio Performance Group. He has been involved in more than 15 portfolio companies in Industrial, Healthcare and Consumer Goods – more recently ADBSafegate, Ethypharm and Albea. After 7 years in line… Read full bio
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Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 13th

Operating Partners Forum: Europe 2020 - Day 1
08:45 - 09:15

The evolution of value creation and changes to the structure of portfolio groups

Jérôme Lesson, Alan Roux
  • What roles exist on your operations team? How has this changed in recent years?
  • Getting the most out of service providers whilst controlling expenditure
  • How to quantify operating partner performance: KPIs and metrics used by firms
  • What is the role of the portfolio team pre deal vs. post-deal?
  • Predictions for trends in the next 10 years for more specialist roles and closeness to the investment team
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Jérôme Lesson

Partner, Head of Operations Team - BC Partners

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Alan Roux

Operating Partner, CVC Capital Partners

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09:15 - 10:00

Operating partner assessments of the commercial organisation during diligence

Jim Corey
  • To what extent are operating partners being asked to examine top-line revenue issues during diligence?
  • What issues are operating partners being asked to analyse? Pricing, sales productivity, lead generation capabilities, go-to-market model, etc.
  • In what circumstances are operating partners most likely to make a difference?
  • Knowing what to look for: Spotting risks and opportunities
  • Techniques for being most effective during diligence

Facilitator: Jim Corey, Managing Partner, Blue Ridge Partners

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Jim Corey

Managing Partner, Blue Ridge Partners

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10:00 - 10:30

Preparing for a downturn – what to do from a PE operations improvement standpoint

Rob Southern, Tony O'Carroll, Alejandro Alcalde Rasch
  • How should PE backed businesses and their private equity owners be prepared for downturns?
  • Which sectors are particularly susceptible to a change in economic environment and sectoral shifts?
  • What should management teams and sponsors of businesses be prioritising when it comes to readying themselves for tough times?
  • Tips for companies re-evaluating their business models/shutting down certain activities/scenario analysis

Moderator: Rob Southern, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

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Rob Southern

Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

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Tony O'Carroll

Managing Director, Strategic Value Partners

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Alejandro Alcalde Rasch

Senior Director - Portfolio Support, APS Advisory

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10:30 - 10:50

Keynote Interview: Increasing asset value and managing risk in long term investments

10:50 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

Operating Partners Forum: Europe 2020 - Day 1
11:30 - 12:00

Managing culture at born digital companies

  • Getting the boring’ stuff right when young companies are growing at speed
  • Using consultants to deal with issues so firms can focus on growth
  • How is working with millennial founders different?
  • Examining well known case studies with a PE lens
12:00 - 12:30

The future of work: automation to accelerate value creation

  • How are you thinking about opportunities around automation?
  • Doing automation right: utilizing automation technologies to accelerate value creation
  • How to prioritize and align business and technology priorities
  • Enabling scale & improving profitability
  • Transforming the cost base and accelerating margin expansion
12:30 - 13:00

Pricing case study: Building out pricing capabilities in your portfolio

  • Identifying pricing value in your portfolio early on
  • Capturing pricing upside and other profitable growth opportunities within portfolio companies
  • Case studies in strategic pricing projects and other topline initiatives
  • Integrating data to inform pricing decisions
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Stream A
14:00 - 14:35

Managing culture & strategy to ensure an engaged and incentivised workforce

Justin Maltz
  • Defining corporate culture
  • How should PE houses address company culture from the outset?
  • How to help CEOs and management teams engineer culture
  • What cultural behaviours drive value growth?
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Justin Maltz

Partner, Mobeus Equity Partners

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14:35 - 15:10

Managing board effectiveness: Making boards a value creation driver

Conor Boden
  • Getting value from your chair, what is their role in board meetings
  • How do the best boards plan their time to ensure they add value
  • Quantifying the value of a good board
  • Real life case studies of where bad boards have led to corporate failures, what could have been done to prevent issues
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Conor Boden

Head of Portfolio Board Development, Advent International

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15:10 - 15:45

Working with management to implement rapid EBITDA improvement

  • Developing a roadmap with EBITDA front of mind from day one
  • Managing value creation through the board
  • What are the top 10 quick wins on a typical investment
15:45 - 16:20

Assessing effectiveness of management teams

Karen O'Mahony, Severine de Wulf
  • Defining success in different operating environments
  • Factors to consider when evaluating management
  • Knowing when its time to make changes vs. working with management teams
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Karen O'Mahony

Managing Director,PEAL Investments

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Severine de Wulf

Principal, PAI Partners

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Stream B
14:00 - 14:35

Managing cybersecurity and data privacy

  • Identifying data privacy risks during the due diligence process
  • How to spot and address red flags during an investment
  • Identifying third party risks from external providers
  • How are new regulations impacting private equity?
14:35 - 15:10

How is technological advancement impacting the structure of portfolio teams?

  • What roles exist on your operations team? How has this changed in recent years?
  • Predictions for trends in the next 10 years for more specialist roles
  • To what extent is it cost effective to hire in-house talent?
  • Building up a network of advisors to call on for technological support
15:10 - 15:45

How can cloud accelerate speed pre and post transaction?

  • How is cloud an enabler to transactions?
  • How to use cloud in due diligence
  • How are we seeing tech used within value creation?
  • Upgrading other tech systems
15:45 - 16:20

Using data science & tech to drive and monitor value creation strategy

Catherine Cutts
  • Applying KPIs to measure operational performance
  • How are UK mid-market funds using date within their portfolio?
  • Having in-house data scientists vs. using external consultants
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Catherine Cutts

Head of Data Science, TA Associates

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Stream C
14:00 - 14:35

Working with sales teams to drive sales force effectiveness

  • Making judgements on the capability of the sales team
  • Utilising sales ops to improve performance of sales teams
  • Optimising the sales engine, improving digital sales whilst keeping traditional sales teams onside
14:35 - 15:10

How is digital transformation changing buyer journeys?

Jamie Riley, David Kirby
  • Understanding how customer experience is evolving and aligning the approach to sales and marketing
  • Considering how things are developing in different industries
  • Case study:  Using data to inform digitally-enabled outreach

Moderator: Jamie Riley, Principal, Alexander Group

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Jamie Riley

Principal, Alexander Group

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David Kirby

Investment Director, Livingbridge

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15:10 - 15:45

Managing supply chains in an uncertain political landscape

  • How digital transformation is reshaping procurement
  • Releasing untapped value from third party spend
  • Procurement transformations in the first 100 days
15:45 - 16:20

Leveraging scale to drive procurement savings across a portfolio

  • How digital transformation is reshaping procurement
  • Releasing untapped value from third party spend
  • Procurement transformations in the first 100 days
16:20 - 16:45

Coffee & networking

Operating Partners Forum: Europe 2020 - Day 1
16:45 - 17:15

Strategic implementation of digital transformations throughout the lifecycle

Gregory Salinger, Stefano Santarelli
  • Looking at specific ways operating partners are harnessing better digital strategies to drive returns
  • Covering the four phases: due diligence, 100 days, hold, exit
  • Understanding how operating partner teams get started when it comes to digital
  • How do you diagnose digital opportunities & analytic capabilities and drive change across your portfolio?
  • What are the implications for each stage of the investment?
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Gregory Salinger

Chief Digital Officer, Apax Partners MidMarket

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Stefano Santarelli

Director, Private Capital - OTPP

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17:15 - 17:45

Ask the experts: Panel of key speakers from the day audience Q&A

Leading speakers from the earlier sessions come together to explore the key questions that have arisen during the day

17:45 - 17:45

Close of conference

Agenda

Day 2 - Thursday 14th

Operating Partners Forum: Europe 2020 - Day 2
07:50 - 09:15

Invitation-only Think Tank for Operating Partners

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 think tank will expose the toughest challenges operating partners face daily and will allow you to learn best practices in dealing with them.

Stream A
09:15 - 09:50

Implementing a strategic vision for private equity

  • How should private equity address increased public scrutiny?
  • The role of operating partners in showing the value private equity brings growing businesses
  • How are LPs demanding more from funds?
09:50 - 10:25

How embracing ESG & impacts can enhance returns

Adam Black, Pia Irell, Graeme Ardus, Adam Heltzer
  • How reducing consumption and waste can increase EBITDA
  • Highlighting the value of improvement ESG to the next buyers
  • How to turn impact into operational plans at portfolio companies
  • Setting KPIs based around impact and ESG
  • The role of ESG in supporting an exit
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Adam Black

Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital

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Pia Irell

Partner, Trill Impact

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Graeme Ardus

Head of ESG, Triton Partners

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Adam Heltzer

Head of ESG and Sustainability, APS Advisory

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10:25 - 11:00

Managing the CFO-CEO relationship at portfolio companies

Matt Baird
  • Getting senior management aligned with the value creation plan
  • How can PE best support CEOs and CFOs?
  • How should CFOs work with the board and CEOs on the growth strategy?
  • Working with a CFO when having issues with a CEO
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Matt Baird

Managing Director, Omers Private Equity

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Stream B
09:15 - 09:50

Maximising returns spent on marketing during a limited hold period

Chris Rixon
  • Proving the value of spend on marketing at portfolio companies
  • Deciding when and how much to invest in marketing
  • Where to spend on marketing, digital and PPC vs. more traditional routes
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Chris Rixon

Director, Portfolio Growth - Horizon Capital

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09:50 - 10:25

How operating partners can create value within the exit process

Alain Beyens, James Markham
  • Deciding the most favourable exit route for a portfolio company
  • What are the key value drivers ahead of exit? How do you identify these?
  • How can sell-side due diligence help to get a deal done?
  • Lessons learned from challenging exits
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Alain Beyens

Operating Partner, Mid Europa Partners

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James Markham

Partner, Portfolio Management - Graphite Capital

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10:25 - 11:00

How long-term investors are working with private equity on more deals

  • Aligning objectives with long-term investors
  • How do operating teams work together when both investors have in-house value creation experts?
  • Case studies of successful partnerships where challenges have been overcome
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

Operating Partners Forum: Europe 2020 - Day 2
11:30 - 12:00

Fireside chat: Working with management teams on structural changes to the operating model

Restructuring management teams is an essential value driver in many investments. This unique session will highlight a case study where leadership structures were changed. The session will provide practical suggestions for how keep management behind your plan whilst putting some of them out of work

12:00 - 12:30

Add-on acquisitions: How operators can add value as part of a buy and build strategy

Franck Temam
  • Which sectors are most well suited to this approach to value add?
  • Why technology and digitisation has made buy-and-builds more attractive
  • How to think about a company’s cash flow when they’ve had multiple mid-year acquisitions
  • Executing value creation strategy to ensure new acquisitions are integrated seamlessly
  • Creating a playbook to prepare a company’s process, technology, and people for a merger
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Franck Temam

Portfolio Performance Group, PAI Partners

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12:30 - 13:15

Deal Mechanic case studies: Operational excellence stories explained by the participants

13:15 - 14:15

Themed networking working lunch followed by close of conference

Richard Riboe, Tim Stubbs

Tables discussing a variety of topics over lunch led by an expert moderator

  • Nordic Capital: AniCura
    Richard Riboe, Director, Nordic Capital
  • Sun European Partners: ELIX Polymers
    Tim Stubbs, Senior Managing Director, Sun European Partners
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Richard Riboe

Director, Nordic Capital

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Tim Stubbs

Senior Managing Director, Sun European Partners

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2020 Early Confirmed Sponsors

The Operating Partners Forum: Europe 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.

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