November 13, 2019 | London

Private Capital

For today’s private market investors the environment continues to be challenging with record amounts of dry powder already in the coffers, rich valuations, and the ease of raising capital. Despite this, there is still business to be done and opportunities to deploy better, smarter capital. In this intimate briefing event, Bloomberg will pinpoint which sectors, partnerships and geographies are offering the most compelling returns, and identify the pathway for marrying financial success with sustainability goals.


November 13 - Wednesday

4:00 pm

Registration & Networking Reception

4:35 pm

Welcome & Opening Remarks


4:40 pm

Finding Work for Capital: Where Are the Opportunities?

In a market that has reached peak dry powder, private equity firms are inevitably on the hunt for the next big opportunities. With unprecedented levels of capital being raised and competition from institutional investors and IPOs, to what extent have we reached a point where there is too much money chasing too few deals? As PE firms turn to public to private deals and corporate carve-out transactions in their search for value, our panel analyse the size of these opportunities alongside other investment trends.



5:10 pm

Bloomberg Presentation: PE at a Glance

Through Bloomberg’s in-depth analysis, data, and insights we’ll present today’s private market investors with a closer look at the 2019 landscape, including touching on themes encompassing Buyouts, Growth, Real Estate, Real Assets, Private Debt, Fund of Funds, and Secondary and Co-investment funds, using Bloomberg data from PE <GO>


5:20 pm

Competition vs Collaboration: The Evolving Relationship Between Institutional Investors and PE

As competition for consistently high returns continues to grow across the private equity space, institutional investors, including SWFs and pension funds, are weighing up the benefits of a direct approach to deals in addition to investing in PE funds. To reduce fees and increase autonomy over the structure, pricing and size of deals, a range of institutional investors are therefore hiring their own deal makers to lead on transactions. On the flip side, some institutional investors are favoring a collaborative approach, both with each other and private equity firms, to help ensure sound decision-making and increased revenues. Our panel addresses the pros and cons of each approach and asks where the payoffs will be.



  • Sarah Syed

    European Private Equity Reporter, Bloomberg News

5:50 pm

Sustainable Investing: Marrying ESG with Strong Financial Returns

For today’s investors, ESG focused portfolios are becoming a fundamental necessity. From stocks of companies that meet sustainability standards, to opportunities within direct and co-invests, we will dissect the current pipelines to understand where the current challenges and opportunities lie for deploying sustainable capital.



6:20 pm

Closing Remarks & Cocktail Reception

7:30 pm

Event Concludes


Rebecca Gibson

Partner Oakley Capital

Puja Jain

Partner Generation Investment Management

Karen McCormick

Chief Investment Officer Beringea

Robert Mirsky

UK Managing Partner and Head of Asset Management EisnerAmper LLP

Jonathan Mussellwhite

European Head of Private Equity OMERS

Joana Rocha Scaff

Managing Director & Head of Europe Private Equity Neuberger Berman

Anders Schelde

Chief Investment Officer MP Pension

Megan Starr

Principal and Head of Impact The Carlyle Group

Nikos Stathopoulos

Partner and Member of the Executive Committee BC Partners

Nicholas Tsafos

Partner and Chairman EisnerAmper Global

Nigel Walder

Managing Director Bain Capital Private Equity

Dani Burger

Reporter Bloomberg TV and Radio

Emily Chasan

Sustainable Finance Editor Bloomberg News

Morgan McKinnon-Snell

Private Equity Analyst Bloomberg

Sarah Syed

European Private Equity Reporter Bloomberg News


EisnerAmper LLP has well-established Financial Services Practice that provides audit, tax, and advisory services globally. Our Financial Services Practice, comprised of the Asset Management and Capital Markets Groups, is the largest industry group within EisnerAmper featuring more than 2,500 financial services clients. We have worked with private equity, venture capital and hedge funds firms for over forty-five years, including many of the original firms in the space. Clients rely on our team to navigate regulatory and compliance requirements and help facilitate new growth opportunities. Through a local presence in key international markets and EisnerAmper Global, an international network of accounting firms, we provide our financial services clients expertise where they are doing business, raising capital, and investing.

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