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The Palace Hotel, Tokyo – 19th Floor


Preliminary Agenda - Tokyo  on 6 December:

Sessions will be simultaneously translated from English to Japanese


13:45  Delegate check-in opens


14:15 Introduction to the Invest Europe Delegation


14:30 European Economics & Politics: What should matter to the Japanese investor

Michael Collins, Chief Executive, Invest Europe

14:45 Unlocking Investment Returns: Value Creation in European Private Equity

Louis Godron, Partner, Argos Wityu

Firm expertise: Buyouts of SMEs


15:00 Investment Opportunities in German Speaking Countries: How these deliver value compared to the US

Philipp Jacobi, Managing Partner, Quadriga Capital

Firm expertise: Buyouts of medium sized growth companies


15:15 Debt vs Preferred Equity: Bespoke Financing for Private Equity Portfolios

Pierre-Antoine de Selancy, Managing Partner, 17Capital

Firm expertise: Private Debt


15:30 Coffee Break


16:00 Trends in the private equity secondary market, featuring GP-led secondary transactions case study

Stephen Marquardt, Partner, Coller Capital

Firm expertise: Secondaries


16:15 Mid Market Value-Add Infrastructure: Opportunities in Europe

Michael Allen, Partner, Arcus Infrastructure Partners

Firm expertise: Telecom, Transport and Energy Infrastructure


16:30 Macroview of the European VC Ecosystem

Bjorn Tremmerie, Head of VC ICT and Business Angel Investing, EIF

Firm expertise: Fund of funds financing SMEs


16:45 European Tech – Creating Operational and Strategic Value

Rouven Dresselhaus, Managing Partner, Cavalry Ventures

Firm expertise: Early stage tech


17:00 High Growth and High Return Segments in BioTech

Dmitry Kuzmin, Managing Partner, 4Bio Capital

Firm expertise: Biotechnology and Healthcare

17:15 Winning Investment Strategies: Mastering the Art of GP Selection

The best practices on GP selection, including how to identify the future winners, how this may differ in Europe, delivering recent academic analysis on:

  • PE in the portfolio and how it offsets risk, actual risk vs perceived risk
  • GP selection as a driver of returns
  • Balanced/diversified portfolio to manage risks while driving value

Oliver Gottschlalg, Professor of Strategy Dept, HEC Paris


17:30 Optional session: Advanced Risk Mitigation in Portfolio Construction

Oliver Gottschalg, Professor of Strategy Dept, HEC Paris


17:30 Optional session: Infrastructure in Detail


17:30 Optional session: Private Debt in Detail






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