Conference 2017

The private equity boom – success beyond borders

Private equity companies throughout Europe have a lot of money at their disposal again and are on the lookout for attractive, international deals to partner with companies such as German SMEs and new start-up companies to make a lasting contribution to value creation in the age of digitalisation.

Game changers like Brexit and the economic policy of the U.S. have sparked political uncertainty across the globe and raise numerous questions for the future: What will happen in the private equity market? Will the declining returns begin to increase again? What potential is there in the various industries? How can the European private equity industry overcome the serious investment pressure, high purchase prices and fees?

Seizing opportunities in Europe

“We are firm believers in Europe”
Quote from David M. Rubenstein (Handelsblatt, 8 March 2017)

“Pressure on mega funds”
Financial investors are paying ever increasing prices in the race for lucrative deals. This is due to the intense investment pressure on asset managers (Handelsblatt, 27 February 2017)

“Competition for private-equity deals heats up”
(The Economist, 2 March 2017)

Join the summit and gain leading insights!

Gain leading insights – Your event highlights!

  • Discuss beyond borders in Frankfurt
    Meet leading private equity houses, funds and investors from all over the world. Due to the industrial scope, Private Equity is a global community. Be part of the international summit!
  • Intensive networking opportunities
    There are many occasions for dialogue opportunities, including the evening event together, discussions during breaks and contact possibilities via the event app.
  • 7 panel discussions, power and deal talks
    guarantee heated debates.
  • Next generation corner for young professionals
    An extra session specially for young talents (maximum age 40 years) will take place in a closed-off lounge on the first day during the lunch break. Young professionals have the opportunity to meet leading figures from the private equity industry face to face.
  • Use the event app
    for live votes, summit information, networking opportunities.
  • Evening dinner and dinner speaker
    Join our evening dinner in Frankfurt and listen to
    Dr Paul Achleitner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank.
  • Win the “Diamondstar”
    Handelsblatt and EUROFORUM will be awarding the private equity Diamondstar for the first time! The most innovative and successful private equity team/house of the year and the portfolio company of the year will be honored. Enter now!