We are proud to offer a global forum for debate. Here, academics and practitioners from around the world strengthen ties, exchange and debate academic findings and current industry topics.
Our annual Private Equity Symposium is a cornerstone of this remit. The symposium brings together influential industry experts and academic thought leaders for two days of inspiring, thought-provoking, open and lively debate.
Past topics have ranged from the technical aspects of deal origination, to discussions on social impact investing and the use of artificial intelligence in investment decisions.
What can you expect from the Private Equity Symposium at LBS? Explore the line-up of key-note speakers from previous years who we partnered with and what was discussed.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, we unfortunately have had to cancel the 13th Private Equity Symposium.
We are making plans for the June 2022 Symposium and further information will be posted here later this year.Learn more
27-28 June 2019, London, UK
As the global private equity industry grows in importance relative to public markets, our 2019 symposium focused on recent shifts in capital flow across sectors and stages and the increasing use of sophisticated technology in supporting investment decisions. We delivered this event with partners Harvard Business School and The Wharton School.Learn more
24-25 May 2018, London, UK
Hosted in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, day one of our 2018 private equity symposium explored the future of private equity and the growth of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing in the sector. Day two put the spotlight on venture capital contracts and loans and alternative investment vehicles used in private capital.Learn more
29-30 June 2017, London, UK
A year after the UK’s shock vote to leave the EU, our flagship event for the global private equity and venture capital industry put the spotlight on the risks and opportunities facing private investors in two of the world’s biggest markets. Sanjay Patel, Head of Europe, Apollo Management International, and Hanneke Smits, CEO, Newton Investment Management, joined a stellar line-up of practitioners and leading academics to debate and discuss a range of topics at the 2017 event in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.Learn more
7-8 June 2016, London, UK
Our 2016 flagship event featured the world’s biggest names in private equity, investment buyouts, deal origination and valuations. Hosted in partnership with global business advisory firm and restructuring specialists AlixPartners, it focused on how to find pockets of opportunity, access financial returns and create value for PE investors in a difficult macro economic environment.Learn more
Contact the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital team by emailing us at the address below.