VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

7 - 9 July 2020 | 9am – 1.30pm BST

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On 7-9 July, you’re invited to join leading practitioners and colleagues in Europe as we uncover and resolve the operational issues facing GPs in an increasingly competitive marketplace.


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Europe's premier virtual event

for operational leaders.

At PEWlive Europe, private equity groups — spanning small and emerging managers through to large established global players — will share their views on how they think about the operational challenges facing the asset class:

  • What are the key issues COOs are focusing on, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic? How has COVID-19 changed the way COOs think about supply chain risk in portfolios?
  • What metrics are COOs using to measure the impact of operating partners on company performance?
  • What trends and challenges are emerging for Operational Due Diligence? How is the ODD process evolving in line with technology innovation?
  • ... and much more
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Confirmed Speakers

VALENTINA PIPPOLO

ELIN LJUNG

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Valentina joined Alpha in 2007 and is Partner and Head of Italy based in Milan.


She has been involved in a number of deals in sectors such as construction and building materials, distribution B2B, retail, oil and gas, industrial goods, business services and consumer goods.


At Alpha, she has been pivotal in the execution of deals such as Laminam, Calligaris and Remazel.


She started her career as an Analyst with Merrill Lynch, first in the Investment Banking and M&A division in London and then in the Investment Banking division in Milan.


Ahmad is currently Partner and Head of Italy at Alpha.

Elin Ljung is the Director of Sustainability and Communication at Nordic Capital. She joined in 2017 and is responsible for driving the agenda of investing with sustainable impact.


Prior to joining Nordic Capital was Head of Corporate Communication and Investor Relations at the publicly listed investment company Ratos and before that she held various leading positions within industries including IT, Financial Services and Media.


Elin holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Electronics and Media Technology from Umeå university and additional studies in Business Administration.


Alex is currently Director of Sustainability and Communication at Nordic Capital.

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Answering your toughest questions

Succession planning. Disruptive tech. ODD.

Your chance to get up to speed on operational best practice.

The global private equity space in 2020 is benefiting from years of innovation and expansion. Investors from all asset classes have flocked to private equity looking for higher returns.


The result is that PE firms in 2020 are starting the year on a high with approximately USD450 billion worth of deals being made in 2019. However, with so many firms moving into private equity and political and economic uncertainty becoming more pronounced across the globe, it should not be a surprise that the private equity space has never been more competitive.


This event is designed to bring private equity groups of all sizes together — from small and emerging managers, to boutique firms, to large established global managers — in order to share their insights on a range of operational issues facing GPs in this increasingly competitive marketplace.

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Panels

3

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Networking Opportunities

09:45

Live Q&A with speakers

Panel Discussion • Succession Planning

09:10

Event Agenda

Three rich days on creating long-term value

7 July — all times in BST

  • As PE groups adjust to generational change and think about succession planning, what are the key considerations before selling GP equity stakes?
  • How should COOs/CFOs determine carry interest rights for newly appointed partners, to prevent talent leakage?
  • Operational aspects of liquidating GP stakes to increase GP commitments to new funds – what are the pros and cons?
  • Selling GP stakes to institutional investors (Blackstone, Dyal Capital, GS) – what should COOs be mindful of, to avoid potential conflicts?

10:00

Floor Opens — Dedicated Networking Time

  • How are technology advances helping COOs/CFOs monitor the performance of portfolio companies, both at the pre-deal stage and during the life of the investment?
  • In what ways is technology helping speed up deal origination and help identify new target opportunities?
  • What potential do COOs see in new technology tools (analytic tools, reporting tools) to improve compliance and data security in their own firms, and in their underlying portfolio companies?
  • How is the power of data analytics helping GPs build better data-driven outcomes for portfolio companies and in turn generate revenue growth?

Panel Discussion • Technological impact

10:15

Live Q&A with speakers

10:45

Floor Opens — Dedicated Networking Time + Sponsor Booths

11:00

09:00

Opening Address

James Williams, Managing Editor, Private Equity Wire

  • How is the ODD process evolving in line with technology innovation?
  • What new tactics are COOs deploying to improve ODD?
  • Implementing best practices in response to rising LP expectations
  • What are the current challenges facing COOs in this highly valued, late stage market cycle?

Panel Discussion • Operational Due Diligence — new trends and challenges

  • How are GPs developing their operating partner model to drive performance?
  • What metrics are COOs using to measure the impact of operating partners on company performance?
  • A forward-looking approach: using operating partners who can bring greater forecasting capabilities, digital transformation capabilities, to the overall portfolio

Panel Discussion • The power of the operating partner model

8 July — all times in BST

Live Q&A with speakers

Dedicated Networking Time — Floor Opens

Live Q&A with speakers

09:30

09:45

09:00

10:30

10:00

Floor Opens — Dedicated Networking Time + Sponsor Booths

10:45

Closing Address

  • What are the key issues COOs are focusing on, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • How has Covid-19 changed the way COOs think about supply chain risk in portfolios?
  • How to call the right decisions on deals and exits from a valuation perspective
  • Where do COOs see the marketplace headed over the next 12 months?

Floor Opens — Dedicated Networking Time + Sponsor Booths

Event Concludes

Live Q&A with speakers

Floor Opens — Dedicated Networking Time

Live Q&A with speakers

Panel Discussion • COO outlook on 2020/21

Valentina Pippolo, Partner + Head of Italy, Alpha

Elin Ljung, Director of Communication and Sustainability, Nordic Capital

  • What do success factors look like to an impact investor, at the E, S and G level? A case study discussion
  • Assessing how technology disruption, operating partner expertise and investment themes (clean tech, e-vehicles, changing demographics, agritech/food production) are influencing ESG
  • Changing LP expectations – how are GPs responding to demands for greater transparency and better knowledge transfer as investors increase their focus on ESG investing?

Panel Discussion • Operational impact — how are GPs using ESG considerations to affect change in their operating companies?

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