Hosted by the London Business School Private Equity & Venture Capital Club, this flagship event attracts a rich variety of industry professionals from GPs to LPs, advisors, recruiters, media and policy makers as well as enthusiastic business school students and academic thought leaders. Last year we had well over 300 participants, forming a diverse public arena for debate of current trends, challenges and opportunities in the private equity and venture capital space.
This year’s conference examines an industry undergoing profound changes. Continuing economic challenges and debt market turbulence in Europe, increased external scrutiny and mounting pressure to put capital to work in both Western and emerging markets are among the challenges that lay ahead. At the same time the industry is showing some signs of renewed strength, with fundraising and deal activity making tentative progress after 2011’s late-summer freeze.
Keynote addresses and panels featuring industry leading practitioners, advisors, and other stakeholders will assess these trends and share insights into how PE and VC firms can adapt to meet the challenges of this new environment.
For more information please contact - Yabing Wu
Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:04
Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »
Tue, 10/02/2015 - 13:49
Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook. ... »
Fri, 30/01/2015 - 10:12
55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »
Wed, 14/01/2015 - 13:22
Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »
Tue, 20/01/2015 - 12:26
977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising: ... »