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
Registration & Networking Reception
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.
Partner, Oakley Capital
Joana Rocha Scaff
Managing Director & Head of Europe Private Equity, Neuberger Berman
Managing Director, Bain Capital Private Equity
Reporter, Bloomberg TV and Radio
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>
Private Equity Analyst, Bloomberg
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.
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.
Chief Investment Officer, MP Pension
Principal and Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group
Partner, Generation Investment Management
Sustainable Finance Editor, Bloomberg News