London Business School Sixth Annual Private

This year's theme looks towards the future of private equity at a time when traditional methods of investment and fundraising are being challenged, and practitioners examine new ways to achieve best-in-class returns in a dramatically different economic environment


The one-day conference comprises speaker presentations, panel sessions and a networking lunch with leading industry professionals.

Keynote Speakers:

Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman, Bridges Ventures, Director of Social Finance and Co-Founder of Apax
Sir Ronald Cohen is currently chairman of the Social Investment Task Force and the Commission on Unclaimed Assets.  Sir Ronald was the founding partner and former chairman of Apax Partners.

Martin Hintze, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Mr. Hintze is a Managing Director in the Principal Investment Area (PIA) in Europe and serves on the boards of Kion Group and Xella International.

Michael McGhee, Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners
Michael is a founding partner of Global Infrastructure Partners based in London.  He led GIP’s acquisition of London City Airport in November 2006 and London Gatwick Airport in December 2009.  

John Bernstein, Managing Director, General Atlantic
John D. Bernstein is a Managing Director at General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. He is located in General Atlantic’s London office, where he focuses on growth investment initiatives in the broader European market.

Panel sessions:

- Growth Capital:  Funding Growth in Uncertain Times
- Secondary Markets:  Short Term Opportunity or Long-Term Investment Strategy?
- Restructuring and Refinancing:  Looking For Opportunities and Understanding Limitations
- Value Creation:  Overtaking Leverage?