LPEA Insights 2018

Private Equity & Venture Capital | Building the Real Economy

The LPEA Insights is organised by the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and brings on stage General Partners (GPs) and Limited Partners (LPs) to discuss and showcase the private equity sector from the perspective of local practitioners, together with additional contributions from guest speakers specially invited to the event.

The conference targets private equity and venture capital managers as well as family offices, wealth managers  and other types of asset managers who can find in this conference an opportunity to learn more about the PE/VC asset class.

If you happened to miss our 2018 event, we recommend you to go through this summary of the event.

Luxembourg’s leading PE/VC Conference

The choice of the industry. With over 60% of participants coming from the asset management world, LPEA Insights is the place to meet decision makers.

An international PE Hub

Get hold of all the trends going through the private equity and venture capital sector in Luxembourg and in the context of the global industry environment.

Showcasing Luxembourg

Much more than a fund centre, Luxembourg boosts a growing number of fund managers and of international PE/VC-backed successful businesses.

Fund and asset managers registered in the LPEA Insights 2018

2be.lu, Abalone SA, ABN Amro, Aerospace Investment Holding (Springwater Capital), AI Global Investments & CY S.C.A., Alpha Private Equity Fund, Amethis Investment Fund Manager S.A., AMI (Luxembourg) Sarl, Atlantico Financial Group, BACKBONE (Luxembourg) S.A, Bamboo Capital Partners, Bank Julius Baer Luxembourg S.A., Bank of China, Banque de Luxembourg Investments SA, Banque Internationale Luxembourg, BCEE, Bear Value Management, Beyond Capital Partners, BIL Manage Invest, BIP Investment Partners, blisce, Brederode Group, Buysse & Partners, Capital D, CA Indosuez Wealth (Europe), Castik Capital, Castlelake, CCD Partners, Centerra Partners, Chenavari Investment Managers, CIR International, Convatec, Credit Suisse Fund Management S.A., Cube Infrastructure Managers, Cycle Management, Davy Investment Fund Services, Delff Management, Deutsche Beteiligungs, DMS Bank & Trust, EDIFY, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, Elite Partners, Elzein, Encevo SA., EPIC Foundation, Ergon Capital Management SA, EQT Fund Management, Eurazeo, European Investment Bank, European Investment Fund, Expon Capital, FAF, FEC Holding, Fidentia Real Estate, Finacorp Luxembourg, Financière Fonds Privés, Fuchs & Associés Finance, Fund Factory, GPB Asset Management S.A., Genii Capital, Gratix SA, Halisol General Partner, Hauck & Aufhauser Asset Management Services Sarl, HLD Associés Europe, ICBC Europe, Innovation Fund – University of Chicago, JALAD Super PTY LTD, Jasperus SA, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, KBL European Private Bankers, Kendal Investments, Kharis Capital, KMG SICAV SIF, KV Associates S.A., Lemanik Asset Management, LBO France, Loizelle, Luxempart, Mangrove Capital Partners, Massena Partners, Merit Capital, MMD Group, Monarch Master Fund, MUFG Lux Management Company S.A., New Angle Capital, Next47/ Siemens, Northern Trust, Notz Stucki Europe SA, NXMH, OneLife, Paladin Capital, Partners Group, Pemberton Asset Management, Pensum Asset Management, PEREIM, Perella Weinberg Partners, Permira, Porterhouse Group AG, Portobello Capital, Princip.al, Pure Capital, Radian Investment Management, Raizers, Razor Capital, RCB Bank, Rolaco Holding, Royalton Partners SA, Saphir Capital Partners, Savile Capital, Selectra Management Company, SiBeM Capital Partners, SIEMENS, Société Générale Bank & Trust, Spirit Asset Management, SwanCap, Swisscanto Asset Managment International, Swiss Merchant Group, Topaz Tech Capital, Triton Partners, True Global Ventures, TVM Capital Healthcare Partners (Lux) GP, Varde Partners, Waterloo Asset Management, Winvest Conseil, Xeon International Capital Partners SARL, XOLARIS Service KVAG.

Jerome Wittamer, Expon Capital

«Nous voyons le ‘private equity’ comme un outil de financement, ainsi qu’un support à l’activité économique. Cela permet à de nouvelles entreprises de se développer, et aux autres de pouvoir s’étendre à l’international. Nous voulons cependant garder un lien important avec l’économie réelle.» [Paperjam 2/04/2018]

«Private Equity Builds the Real Economy», Rajaa Mekouar-Schneider, Kharis Capital

Private equity is no longer a cottage industry, but rather an integral part of the mainstream economy – an industry representing $4 trillion in assets and employing millions; It also accounts for more than a quarter of all European mergers & acquisitions activity. Its role is therefore crucial in terms of growth generation and directly impacts both GDP and other economic key measures like employment.

While PE is often classified as an alternative investment alongside hedge funds, it actually is about real people, real industries and real companies. It has always existed as private families and investors have traditionally invested in companies to make them grow and thrive. [read full article]

PRE-INSIGHTS | Q&A

Juan Luis Ramirez, Founding Partner of Portobello Capital

Please name the top three actions you use to add value to a portfolio company.

  • We devote a lot of time to align strategy with the Management Team, that always includes growth through internationalisation and add-ons.
  • We hire consultants to improve efficiency, productivity and costs, mainly on industrial Companies
  • We improve working capital and financing.

What is usually hardest to change in a firm?

Probably the mindset of the management team to start “thinking big”.

How does the Spanish activity in mid-market operations compares to the remaining western European market?

There are two main differences: much more family owned SMEs (65% of Spanish GDP) and its sizes much smaller than their European peers, which means, fragmented sectors but a lot of value that could be created making them grow normally through “buy and builds”, in order to being able to compete in the global markets and thus selling much more abroad.

Closing Keynote | ALEXANDRE MARS, Epic Foundation

In less than 3 years, over half of the working population will be millennials. Those 18-35 nurture a value-based set of expectations from their prospective employers and seek purpose and social impact more than a career. As a serial entrepreneur, I know that recruiting and retaining talent is one of the keys to growing a successful business. In the long term, it will make the difference between success and decline. Private equity funds making money without consideration for their social impact today will be out of the game tomorrow.

Don’t believe me? Believe Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, who recently wrote a letter to CEOs explaining why they should seek social purpose. Believe the 10 European funds that have signed the Epic Sharing Pledge in the past 6 months alone.

The Epic Sharing Pledge is a commitment by founders, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and investors to share their success. For private equity firms, it consists of donating a percentage of their carried interests to a portfolio of high-impact social organizations tackling youth and children issues globally. It’s a seamless and innovative solution to remain relevant in today’s world by strategically embracing that cultural shift.

Want to join in? Learn more about the Epic Sharing Pledge here or contact Pierre-Arnold Camphuis, Director at Epic at pac@epic.foundation. We’re looking forward to working with you and meeting you in LPEA Insights in April.

LPEA Pre-Insights: Impact Investing

21/03/2018 – Every investment has an impact such as economic growth or job creation but fund managers can go further by driving investment to areas where they can have a greater impact. Investors are easily convinced: while five years ago Moringa was still advocating for investments in sustainable agroforestry, today they receive requests from investors themselves choosing to invest in sustainable businesses.Read the summary of the session.

LPEA Pre-Insights: ICOs

19/02/2018 – The LPEA pre-Insights conference on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) gathered a number of start-ups and investors involved in ICOs. Nasir Zubairi, CEO of the LHOFT (Luxembourg House of FinTech), moderated two panels, the first of which presented the Russian start-up Crypto.Tickets which managed to raise $2.5 million through an ICO. Read the summary of the session.

Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital

2017 Edition

April 25th, Philharmonie Luxembourg

LPEA Insights 2018: Building the Real Economy

13:00 – Check-in & Welcome Coffee

14:00 – Introduction

  • Rajaa Mekouar-Schneider, Conference Host (Kharis Capital)
  • Jérôme Wittamer, President of LPEA (Expon Capital)
  • H.E. Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance

14:30 – Keynote Speaker

  • Bernard Gault, Senior Advisor, Perella Weinberg Partners

14:55 – PANEL | Adding Value in Mid-Market Private Equity

  • Bruno Lambert, CEO, BIP
  • Tom Alzin, Managing Director, Deutsche Beteiligungs
  • Juan Luis Ramirez, Founding Partner, Portobello Capital
  • Thomas Boulman, Partner, Mid Cap, LBO France
  • Victor Vadaneaux, Managing Partner, Centerra Partners (Moderator)

15:35 – CASE STUDY | Building a multi-brand and multi-country quick-service restaurant platform with family capital: Burger King and Quick in Belgium, Luxembourg and beyond.

  • Rajaa Mekouar-Schneider, Syndicate, Investments & Partnerships, Kharis Capital

15:50 – Coffee Break

16:20 – CASE STUDY | Making it to the #1 Hiring App in the UK and Spain

  • Polina Montano, co-Founder and COO, Job Today

16:35 – PANEL | Limited Partners: Motivations Behind Investing in Private Equity

  • Luigi Santambrogio, Managing Director, Brederode Group
  • Oliver Kneschewitz, Principal, Siemens AG
  • Mikael Vercauteren, Head of Private Equity, CA Indosuez Wealth (Europe)
  • John A. Holloway, Director Institutional Asset Management, European Investment Fund
  • Claus Mansfeldt, SwanCap (Moderator)

17:15 – CASE STUDY | Flying High

  • Patrick Hansen, CEO of LuxAviation and non-Executive Director of Saphir Capital Partners

17:30 – Closing Speech | Philanthropy Reinvented

  • Alexandre Mars, Founder & CEO, Epic
    Redefining Philanthropy: Epic brings solutions for corporations who want to place giving at the center of their business model.

18:00 – Networking Cocktail

LPEA Insights: Building the Real Economy

25/04/2018 | 13:00 – 19:00 | Philharmonie Luxembourg

Tom Alzin

Managing Director of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Tom Alzin joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2004 and became a Managing Director in 2011. Tom Alzin has more than twelve years of experience in private equity. During that time, he gained a wealth of knowledge, particularly in the mechanical and plant engineering and in the services sector. Tom Alzin was involved in numerous acquisitions and realisations and also in the IPO of Homag. The realisations of Homag and Spheros, subsequent to their very successful development, are two of his most successful transactions. Tom Alzin also led the investment process in FDG, Pfaudler, Schülerhilfe, Telio, Polytech and duagon and sits on the advisory councils of the companies, which are still part of the DBAG portfolio. He studied Business Administration at HEC Lausanne and at the London School of Economics.

Thomas Boulman

Partner, Mid Cap, LBO France

Thomas joined LBO France in 1999. Since then, Thomas has led and executed several deals, including Chryso, Materne and Converteam. Previously, he spent over four years as project manager with Arthur Andersen and specialized in due diligence in the private equity sector. Thomas graduated from the HEC Business school.

Bernard Gault

Senior Advisor, Perella Weinberg Partners

Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners, Mr. Gault had 20+ years of investment banking and principal investment experience, first with Compagnie de Suez and since 1988, with Morgan Stanley. Until June 2006, Mr. Gault was a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division responsible for many key European client relationships, advising and participating in some of the largest merger and acquisition transactions completed in France. Mr. Gault received a degree in engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Pierre Gramegna

Minister of Finance

Following secondary school studies in Esch-sur-Alzette (classical mathematics section), Pierre Gramegna pursued studies in law and economics at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), where he was awarded a master’s degree in civil law in 1981 and a degree in economic sciences in 1982. He completed his post-university education with a DEA (postgraduate diploma of advanced studies) in European Union law. He is also a doctor honoris causa of the Sacred Heart University of Luxembourg. Before his appointment to the government in December 2013, Pierre Gramegna took up the position of director general of the Chamber of Commerce.

Patrick Hansen

Chief Executive Officer, Luxaviation Group; Non-Executive Director of Saphir Capital Partners

Patrick Hansen started his career in finance and banking in London and Moscow and successfully created several companies, one of which was sold to Nasdaq-quoted Company (MMW) and another one to a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (REA). In 2007, he co-founded Edison Capital Partners S.A., an asset management company specializing in shipping, aviation and industrial participations. He founded Luxaviation Luxembourg in 2008 and became its Chief Executive Officer. Born in Luxembourg, Hansen holds a Commercial Engineering degree from ICHEC, Brussels and an MBA Finance degree from McGill University, Montreal.

John A. Holloway

Director Institutional Asset Management, European Investment Fund

Graduate with Degrees in Languages and in Business Studies. Married, with 3 sons. 41 years of experience in the financial industry. John Holloway joined the European Investment Bank in early 1980 and in over 20 years had different responsibilities in a number of EIB Lending and Credit Departments in Luxembourg and Rome. In June 2000 he was appointed Director at the EIF, with the responsibility to develop Venture Capital and Portfolio Guarantee transactions in support of European small and medium-sized enterprises. From then until December 2017 he was responsible for all Equity transactions entered into by the EIF, building up to approx EUR 16bn of AUM invested in over 450 Fund Managers. Since January 2018 he has been in charge of a team whose aim is to raise capital from private sector investors, via an umbrella Fund structure, to invest in European VC and PE. He holds a black belt third dan in Shotokan karate.

Oliver Kneschewitz

Principal, Siemens AG

Oliver is a Principal in the Private Equity Asset Management team which is the exclusive advisor to the Siemens pension funds with regards to their global portfolio of private equity and credit funds, secondaries and co-investments. Before he joined Siemens in 2013, he was an Investment Manager at von Braun&Schreiber, a Munich-based Private Equity Fund-of-Funds where he focused on Buyout, Distressed and Secondary Investments. Prior to that, Oliver held positions at banks and investment advisory firms. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Mannheim.

Claus Mansfeldt

Chairman & Managing Director, SwanCap Investment Management S.A.

Claus Mansfeldt set up the AIFMD licensed management company in Luxembourg for the SwanCap group in 2013 and remains the head and chairs its investment committee. SwanCap is a specialist independent private markets investment management platform with offices in Munich, Luxembourg, Milan and New York. With some €3bn under management SwanCap invests in PE Funds, Direct Co-Investments and Secondaries. Prior to SwanCap Claus held senior management positions at UniCredit entities in London including Head of Principal Investments. Prior to UniCredit, Claus worked in the Corporate Finance & Capital Markets division of Commerzbank. Claus started his career at Nomura International plc, where he spent 12 years in the Merchant Banking area, focused on principal investments in Emerging Europe, and in international Capital Markets. Claus holds a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).

Alexandre Mars

Founder and CEO, Epic

Alexandre Mars is a serial entrepreneur and an engaged philanthropist. Over the past 15 years, he has successfully launched and sold several companies in Europe and North America across diverse business sectors, including venture capital, Internet, mobile marketing, social media and advertising. His two latest startups, Phonevalley and ScrOOn were sold to Publicis Groupe and Blackberry, respectively. In 2014, he founded Epic, a nonprofit startup which brings solutions to individuals and companies to make giving the norm. In 2014, Alexandre also founded blisce/, his Family Office which invests in venture capital funds and startups including Spotify, Pinterest and Blablacar. In 2015, he was named one of New York City’s top 20 philanthropists under 40 by the New York Observer.

Rajaa Mekouar-Schneider

Syndicate, Investments & Partnerships, Kharis Capital

Rajaa Mekouar joined Kharis Capital, a direct investment firm backed by Family Offices and dedicated to mid cap Consumer investments in 2016, out of Luxembourg, after 15 years in Private Equity in London. Rajaa was previously an investor (GP) at Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet Ventures, Lazard European Private Equity Partners and Change Capital Partners. In 2008, she co founded Terra Magna Capital, an Agriculture investment SPV via her own boutique, Maera Capital, in partnership with Massena Partners. She started her career in the late 1990s at Procter & Gamble and Dresdner Kleinwort (M&A). Rajaa is a graduate of HEC Grande Ecole and MBA INSEAD. She is an active board member of the LPEA and the initiator of the LPEA Insights Conference Series.

Polina Montano

Co-founder & COO, JOB TODAY

Polina Montano is the co-founder and COO of Job Today. A serial entrepreneur with a background in retail, Polina has a history of implementing her ideas and running her own businesses. Before founding Job Today with her friend Eugene Mizin, she managed a chain of petrol stations in her home country Luxembourg – perfect example of a retail business, confronted with a high churn of staff. This gave her the idea for a mobile hiring solution. Together, they launched Job Today in Barcelona in April 2015. Nine months later, Job Today was also operational in Madrid and London. Polina studied Business Administrations in Amsterdam and holds a Master Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Luxembourg.

Juan Luis Ramírez

Founding Partner of Portobello Capital

He is President of Laulagun Bearings and member of the Board of Directors of Iberconsa, Vitalia, The Ice Cream Factory y Grupo Uno CTC. He is also Vice Chairman of Spanish Private Equity Association (ASCRI). He was partner in Ibersuizas since 2000. Between 1989 and 2000 he was Investment Director and Head of the EBN Banco Investment Funds. He previously worked at Procter & Gamble. Juan Luis is Bachelor in Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas in Madrid (ICADE).

Luigi Santambrogio

Managing Director, Brederode

Luigi Santambrogio joined the Brederode group in 1995 and is currently Co-Managing Director, responsible for the day-to-day management of Brederode. he is also member of the management body of several subsidiaries. Subsequently Financial Analyst at Continental Bank, London; Assistant Manager at Kleinwort Benson Ltd, London; Assistant Vice-President at Merrill Lynch International, London; Vice-President of Prime S.P.A. (Fiat Group), Milan; Vice-President Portfolio Manager for Prime Lipper Asset Management, New York. Santambrogio has a B.A. in Business Administration from the Bocconi University.

Victor A. Vadaneaux

Operating Partner, Centerra Partners

Victor’s experience includes private equity investment, entrepreneur backed by investors, and lately operating partner for private equity firms. Following a career in private equity investment, as a Partner at Advent International and Lazard Private Equity, Victor became an investor-backed entrepreneur, building and then selling the business he developed to an industrial buyer. Victor is currently an operating partner with PE firms, helping build value in their portfolio companies. His role ranges from running portfolio companies to being an executive or non-executive director or chairman of PE-owned companies. He was involved with businesses in various sectors owned by Oakley Capital, ICG and Cairngorm Capital. Victor is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech in France and of Harvard Business School.

Mikael Vercauteren

Head of Private Equity, CA Indosuez Wealth (Europe)

Mikael joined CA Indosuez Wealth (Europe) in 2013 as head of private markets activities. He oversees the allocations of European managed accounts into funds and co-investments across private equity, private debt and PE real estate strategies. As a member of the group investment committee, he also defines the strategic orientations and the global investment selection on the asset class. Prior to joining CA Indosuez, he was Director in Corporate Finance with PwC where he spent more than 10 years specializing in M&A transactions and due diligence. Mikael holds a degree of business engineer from the Solvay Business School in Brussels.

Katrin Wehr-Seiter

Managing Director of BIP Investment Partners SA

Mrs Wehr-Seiter is a Managing Director of BIP Investment Partners SA, Managing Director/Partner of BIP Capital Partners SA and an Independent Director of SES. Prior to joining BIP, she served as a Principal at global investment firm Permira and worked also as an independent strategy consultant as well as a Senior Advisor to international private equity group Bridgepoint. She started her professional career at Siemens AG where she held various positions in strategy consulting and engineering. She serves as a director of Sky plc and of several non-listed corporations. Mrs Wehr-Seiter holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Chemnitz.

Jérôme Wittamer

co-Founder and Managing Partner of Expon Capital, President of LPEA

Jérôme Wittamer is one of the founding partners of Expon Capital, the manager of Luxembourg’s Digital Tech Fund and of the Luxembourg Impact Fund. Jérôme started investing in technology 26 years ago and has been active both as an investor and as an entrepreneur, all in the technology, telecom and internet space, most recently with Genii Capital for whom he led the successful sale of SecureIT, the datacenter used by Skype since day 1 in Luxembourg. At BIP Investment Partners he led successful investments in media and communication technology companies such as EVS (IPO), Option (IPO) and Evertz (IPO), all of which became a world leader in their field.

ICOs – Initial Coin Offerings

19/02/2018 | 12:00 – 14:00 | Espace Namur

Yannick Arbaut

Counsel, Allen & Overy

Yannick specialises in the structuring, setting up, and registration of regulated funds (UCITS, Part II funds, SIFs and SICARs) and unregulated funds (limited partnerships) for institutional and non-institutional investors in a variety of areas including private equity, real estate, equity, bonds and derivatives.

Michael Jackson

Partner, Mangrove Capital Partners

Michael is Partner at Mangrove Capital Partners, an active member of the European startup scene, and board member of several companies – ranging from new startups to AXA UK PLC. Michael has seen companies grow from zero to hundreds of millions in turnover, and  notably led the operations and revenue generating activities of Skype for its first four years as COO.  Michael has a technology background and loves projects that bring together changes in technology with changes in business model such as Blockchain and Fintech.

Egor Egerev

Founder and CEO, Crypto.Tickets

The initial architect behind the business model, Egor is responsible for setting direction for the company products. For over 2 years he was the founder and CEO of Nanoticket, which transformed into Tickets Cloud. He is the founder of Russia’s largest ticketing conference.

Katerina Kirillova

Co-Founder, Crypto.Tickets

Katerina Kirillova is the co-founder and director of strategy and development at crypto.tickets. Katerina founded Onstage.pro and together with Egor launched Moscow Ticketing Forum. Katerina has a trove of experience organizing large events: for the past 15 years, she’s been the co-owner and manager of the Moscow branch of Euroshow, the largest event organizing and technical support business in Eastern Europe, providing local support to acts such as Limp Bizkit, Prodigy, Rammstein, and Jennifer Lopez as well as to the Sochi Olympics of 2014. Katerina holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Tom McNerney

Partner, True Global Ventures

Tom is an experienced investor, director and mentor in fin tech, data and quantitative finance. Co-founder of Markit Ltd and former head of Analytics and Operations / Head of Singapore Office. 10 years experience in financial data and valuations, 10 years experience in derivatives trading, risk management and valuation. Tom is an angel investor with over 10 investments.

Alexander Tkachenko

Founder and Managing Partner, 2be.lu Venture Investments

MBA London Business School and Columbia University. Twenty years of professional experience in marketing, sales and business development. Business angel, member of E100 – LBS angel investor network. Alexander is also a manager of crypto funds and an investor in ICOs.

Nasir Zubairi

CEO, LHoFT

Nasir is CEO of The LHoFT – The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology, a public/private sector initiative to drive fintech innovation in Luxembourg. Nasir has worked in Financial Services for nearly 20 years. He spent 13 years working within Capital Markets at RBS, ICAP, HSBC and EBS. He has been immersed in the Fintech and startup sector for the past six years. Nasir is included in the “Top 40 innovators shaping the future of financial services -2014” by The Wall Street Journal/Financial News. Nasir has a BSc from the London School of Economics and is a Sloan Fellow from London Business School.

Impact Investment

21/03/2018 | 12:00 – 14:00 | Espace Namur

Clément Chenost

Investment Director, The Moringa Partnership

Clément has in-depth experience in forestry, agroforestry, project management & finance. He started his career in 2006 at the French Forestry Commission before joining the sustainable development team of Ernst & Young. At Ernst & Young, he initiated and successfully implemented the firm’s forest certification activity. Before joining the team, Clément was Head of Business Development at ONF International where he initiated the development of the Moringa Fund. Clément studied Biology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He has a Masters Degree in Ecology and Biology, an Executive Masters in Environmental Management (Mines & Agro ParisTech) and a private equity certificate from the Wharton School. He also serves as an associate professor at les Mines & Agro ParisTech. He speaks French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Lionel Cormier

Managing Partner, Demeter

Lionel Cormier is a founding partner of Demeter Partners. He started his career at the Société Générale, and in 1991 continued as Investment Manager for BTP Capital, investor specialized in the BTP. Lionel then joined the private equity branch of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations from 1995 to 1999 as Investment Director for CDC Participation’s Funds dedicated to eco-industries and to renewable energy, from 2000 to 2005, as partner then Chairman of the Board for CDC Entreprises Services Industrie, and from 2006 to 2007, as Deputy Managing Director of CDC Capital Investissement, (today Qualium) in charge of the capital expansion and LBO for mid-caps’ team 220 M€ under management. Lionel holds a degree from HEC (1989), and has more than 20 years’ experience in capital investment in SMEs.

Corinne Molitor

Director at Innpact Sàrl

Corinne is the coordinator and focal point of the International Climate Finance Accelerator Luxembourg initiative. She developed a strong interest for impact finance through various initiatives, such as the EIIL-European Impact Investment Luxembourg and ADA. From 2013 to 2016, Corinne was based in Bangkok, working as a freelance consultant for renewable energy and impact investment projects in South-East Asia. Since October 2016, Corinne is a Director at Innpact, a private advisory company fostering innovative and sustainable impact investment initiatives. She sits on the Board of Triodos SICAV I, a social responsible investment fund, as well as of ADA. She holds a Master in Business Studies and a Bachelor in Law from Universités de Strasbourg and a Certificate in Corporate Governance from INSEAD, Singapore.

Hedda Pahlson-Moller

CEO of Tiime

Hedda Pahlson-Moller is a Business Angel focused on social and environmental impact. Hedda sits on the boards of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN), the Luxembourg Business Angel Network (LBAN),  Rising Tide Europe (women’s angel fund) and Chameleon Invest. She co-founded the Equilibre think tank for gender complementarity and is on the advisory for the Vodafone F-Lane Accelerator for Women Empowerment. Hedda sits as an advisor to the Luxembourg government for Sustainable Development and her engagement with the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), Luxembourg Microfinance Development Fund (LMDF) and Ashoka, reflect her commitment to mobilise capital and resources towards sustainable projects that value ‘Triple Bottom Line’ (People, Planet, Profit).

Jéròme Wittamer

co-Founder and Managing Partner of Expon Capital, President of LPEA

Jérôme Wittamer is one of the founding partners of Expon Capital, the manager of Luxembourg’s Digital Tech Fund and of the Luxembourg Impact Fund. Jérôme started investing in technology 26 years ago and has been active both as an investor and as an entrepreneur, all in the technology, telecom and internet space, most recently with Genii Capital for whom he led the successful sale of SecureIT, the datacenter used by Skype since day 1 in Luxembourg. At BIP Investment Partners he led successful investments in media and communication technology companies such as EVS (IPO), Option (IPO) and Evertz (IPO), all of which became a world leader in their field. ,

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Fund and asset managers already registered in the LPEA Insights 2018

2be.lu, AI Global Investments & CY S.C.A., Alpha Private Equity Fund, Amethis Investment Fund Manager S.A., AMI (Luxembourg) Sarl, BACKBONE (Luxembourg) S.A, Bamboo Capital Partners, Bank of China, Banque de Luxembourg Investments SA, Banque Internationale Luxembourg, BCEE, Bear Value Management, Beyond Capital Partners, BIL Manage Invest, BIP Investment Partners, blisce, Brederode Group, Buysse & Partners, Capital D, CA Indosuez Wealth (Europe), Castik Capital, Castlelake, CCD Partners, Centerra Partners, Chenavari Investment Managers, CIR International, Credit Suisse Fund Management S.A., Davy Investment Fund Services, Delff Management, Deutsche Beteiligungs, DMS Bank & Trust, EDIFY, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, Elzein, Encevo SA., EPIC Foundation, Ergon Capital Management SA, EQT Fund Management, Eurazeo, European Investment Bank, European Investment Fund, Expon Capital, FARAD Group, FEC Holding, Fidentia Real Estate, Finacorp Luxembourg, Fuchs & Associés Finance, Fund Factory, GPB Asset Management S.A., Genii Capital, Gratix SA, Halisol General Partner, Hauck & Aufhauser Asset Management Services Sarl, HLD Associés Europe, ICBC Europe, Innovation Fund – University of Chicago, JALAD Super PTY LTD, Jasperus SA, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, KBL European Private Bankers, Kendal Investments, Kharis Capital, Lemanik Asset Management, LBO France, Mangrove Capital Partners, MMD Group, Monarch Master Fund, MUFG Lux Management Company S.A., New Angle Capital, Next47/ Siemens, Northern Trust, Notz Stucki Europe SA, NXMH, OneLife, Paladin Capital, Partners Group, Perella Weinberg Partners, Porterhouse Group AG, Portobello Capital, Princip.al, Radian Investment Management, Rolaco Holding, Royalton Partners SA, Saphir Capital Partners, Savile Capital, Selectra Management Company, SiBeM Capital Partners, SIEMENS, Société Générale Bank & Trust, Spirit Asset Management, SwanCap, Triton Partners, True Global Ventures, TVM Capital Healthcare Partners (Lux) GP, Xeon International Capital Partners SARL, XOLARIS Service KVAG.

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LPEA provides a dynamic and interactive platform for its members to discuss and exchange information and organises working meetings and networking opportunities on a regular basis.

If Luxembourg is your location of choice for private equity, LPEA is where you actually join the industry!

Venues

Philharmonie Luxembourg
1, place de l’Europe
L-1499 Luxembourg