Private Equity & Venture Capital Club

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Private Equity & Venture Capital Club


The PEVC Club at Imperial aims to provide a platform to further knowledge, relationships and employability of students at the Business School interested in Private Equity and Venture Capital. It exists to harness Imperial’s strengths in linking science, technology and business and
• Inform about topics in the PEVC sector via speaker series and networking events
• Provide insight for career paths and opportunities in PEVC
• Facilitate the creation of connections between people inside the PEVC interest group

 

Email usicbspevcclub@imperial.ac.uk

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2016/2017 Committee

Position Name
MBA President Philippe Fattal
MSc President Myrto Drosopoulou
VP Kamela Alqubais
VP Manish Sengupta
VP Salim Anbar-Colas
VP Ziv Reichert
VP Rocio Parra Nunez

Previous Events

Social Impact Investing

Simon Evill – Head of Ventures, Clearlyso, Bonnie Chu – Social Entrepreneur and Social Impact Consultant, Social Investment Consultancy

The PEVC Club present Social Impact Investing. With speakers Simon Evill and Bonnie Chu Simon Evill – Head of Ventures, Clearlyso. Head of Ventures, aiding businesses securing investments and funds that create social impact. Bonnie Chu – Social Entrepreneur and Social Impact Consultant, Social Investment Consultancy. Managing Director of The Social Investment Consultancy (TSIC), a London-based consultancy, dedicated to helping charities and businesses maximise their social impact.

 

Miguel Meuleman

Miguel Meuleman, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Imperial College Business School

Speaker event on the theme of Venture Capital and Growth Finance.

 

Silverpeak IB & Go4Venture

Jean-Michel Deligny, Managing Director, Silverpeak technology investment banking, Founder, Go4Venture, Pietro Strada, Managing Director at Silverpeak LLP

Silverpeak is an independent investment bank providing advice on M&A and financing transactions in the technology sector. Silverpeak typically work on: • Larger financings involving international investors • M&A transactions for which our clients value our combination of local support and international reach Silverpeak expertise is deepest in segments such as: internet/digital media, enterprise software/SaaS, enabling technologies, healthtech. We provide a superior service thanks to our sector knowledge, deal execution capabilities and extensive relationships.

The firm is the result of the coming together in 2015 of the teams of Go4Venture Advisers and Centerboard Partners, led respectively by Jean-Michel Deligny and Pietro Strada. Jean-Michel and Pietro go back 20 years, having first met while working at Broadview, now part of Jefferies. Go4Venture has a long track record as an active observer of the European growth and venture ecosystem through its monthly Bulletin and industry reports. This continues at www.go4venture.com – sponsored by Silverpeak.

Jean-Michel is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Silverpeak. He is also the Founder of Go4Venture Advisers which he successfully built up to a leading position in international equity private placements, especially in the software, telecom and digital media sectors. Jean-Michel has twenty-five years’ experience in technology investment banking. He started his career as a Strategy Consultant at Coopers and Lybrand before joining Broadview International, where he worked on more than thirty-five public and private transactions. He later became European Head of Technology Investment Banking at UBS As one of the most respected investment bankers in the European technology market, Jean-Michel speaks regularly at key international events.

 

PEVC Club presents HiredGrad

Hired Grad, Ibis Capital, Cambridge Innovation Capital, Charterhouse, Saatchi Invest

VC networking. The aim of the event was to match the right candidates with the right opportunities and give all the attendees the possibility to learn more about the VC industry.

The event will be split into 2 stages: 1) Company presentations – each company will briefly talk about its business and possible current opportunities. 2) Informal networking – at the end of the event feel free to mingle and stick around with all the other participants and companies.

IBIS Capital is a specialist financial advisory and investment management group focused on digital disruption across the technology and media sectors. The firm provides a range of services relating to Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity to corporate and financial institutions, ultra-high net worth individuals and other sophisticated investors worldwide.

Cambridge Innovation Capital is an investment fund that invests in high-growth technology companies, led by an experienced investment team, an outstanding board and advisory panel of leading scientists and entrepreneurs.

Charterhouse is an independent private equity house with a distinctive approach. As one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe, we have invested in buyouts since the early days of the market in the 1980s. We are owned by our team and focus solely on private equity investing. With 140 completed transactions worth an aggregate in excess of €50 billion in value, we believe our track record and experience combine to make Charterhouse one of the most successful private equity firms in Europe.

SAATCHiNVEST – Our secret is simple – ABSOLUTE, UTTER, BRUTAL SIMPLICITY. We are all founding entrepreneurs who’ve built businesses. We love tech that solves big human problems. We invest in big ideas we think can change the world. We keep everything we do simple. We act like an angel. We invest in early stage technologies, typically £100-£300k per deal. We like to get in at seed – we can lead or follow. We have a great network and can help get to market.

 

Private Equity Demystified – Myths and Reality

Mike Wright, Imperial College Business School, John Gilligan, Corporate Finance Advisory partner at BDO

An exploration of the world of of Private Equity, followed by a chance to network and meet the new committee. Professor Mike Wright joined Imperial College Business School as Professor of Entrepreneurship in September 2011. He is Director of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research, the first centre to be established devoted to the study of private equity and buyouts, which was founded in March 1986 at the Nottingham University Business School. John Gilligan is a corporate finance advisory partner at BDO with over 25 years experience in the Private Equity market. He has initiated, negotiated, led and arranged numerous transactions over that period advising vendors, purchasers and institutional investors. He is responsible for BDOs Healthcare Services sector team in corporate finance. The pair released an updated version of their publication Private Equity Demystified on 9 December 2014.

 

Matching in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Experiences from Kim Seng Teh, CEO of Asian VC firm Netrove, and Daniel Priestley, serial entrepreneur and bestselling author of Entrepreneur Revolution.

Netrove is a VC firm founded by Kim Seng focusing on empowering entrepreneurs. Kim Seng’s background includes legal, corporate advisory, M&A and corporate finance, venture capital and technology industries in Asia. With experiences in London, then in Hong Kong, he has undertaken major engagements such as deals involving listing of companies in Hong Kong and London. He has worked as COO at regional investment firm Clarion Capital and at the Corporate & Finance Group at Simmons & Simmons.

Daniel Priestley is an entrepreneur, international speaker and best-selling author. At age 21 he started a multi-million dollar event marketing & management business. By age 25 he started building businesses in the UK, Australia and Singapore. Daniel has worked on acquisitions, sales, turn-arounds as well as served on the boards of several organisations and raised money for charities. In 2010 he co-founded Entrevo, an accelerator designed to help entrepeneurs become more visible, valuable and connected.

 

Start-up bootcamp (joint event with Entrepreneurship Club)

A talk by Andrew Shannon, Head of Global Operations, Startup Bootcamp.

 

Private Equity Investing

Andre Reibel, Vice President, Pantheon Capital, and Pierre Garnier, Senior Investment Associate at Pantheon Ventures.

Andre focuses on high value quantitative economic/financial research for Pantheon. He was previously conducting a PhD in Finance at Imperial College London and worked as a consultant in the private equity industry for the Centre for Hedge Fund Research at Imperial College. Previous to this he gained an MSc from Imperial in Finance and also holds a BA in business studies from BW State University Mannheim in Germany.

Pierre focuses on the analysis, evaluation and completion of investment opportunities. He was previously a consultant at Ernst & Young where he worked on financial due diligence for corporate clients and private equity funds. His previous experiences also include AXA Private Equity (n.k.a. Ardian), where he was working within the Secondaries team. He has a Master’s degree in engineering from EPF Engineering School and an Advanced Master’s Degree in financial techniques from ESSEC Business School.

 

Investing in the Future of Health

A panel discussion with:

Daniel Green, CEO of Yaqrit Ltd, a therapeutic device company focusing on liver disease. His more than 20 years of experience in the Life Science sector have led him to be appointed Principal Fellow of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College’s Department of Bioengineering. After gaining experience as Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Correspondent at the Financial Times he embarked in a career of managing Life Science Startups. Amongst other ventures he acted as CEO of Phagenesis, a company which has developed a neurological treatment for dysphagia and raised more than 15 Million Pounds in funding.

Inga Deakin, currently HealthCare Ventures Associate at Imperial Innovations, the technology transfer office of Imperial College. After completing her BA in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, she studied at Oxford University to obtain first a MSc. and then a Wellcome Trust Scholarship for a PhD in Neurosciences. She then gathered work experience in Business Management at the Royal Veterinary College before becoming a Healthcare Venture Analyst at Imperial Innovations. Her focus is on seeking out life science companies to invest in the healthcare sector.

Sarah Rickwood, Vice President at IMS Health, which is an innovative information and technology services company operating at the intersection of virtually every stakeholder in healthcare. From this unique vantage point, we apply unmatched scale, expertise and resources to connect the dots for clients and make healthcare perform better.

Toby Basey-Fisher, CEO of Eva Diagnostics, a startup developing handheld diagnostics systems for the haematology market. Eva Diagnostics was founded in 2014 and went on to win the OneStart competition in 2014, the worlld’s largest Biotech business plan competition. Toby studied Physics at Exeter before doing a PhD in biomedical physics at Imperial College, receiving the Constance Fligg Tipper Centenary Memorial Prize for his research.

 

Private Equity in China

Yong Kwek Ping is the CEO of Inventis Investment Holdings, the largest foreign private equity growth fund based in Shanghai, China with over USD 6.2 billion of capital under management spread across three different funds: the Greater China-focused fund, a global investment fund and a Korean country specific fund. He is a TED speaker and the author of two acclaimed books on China, Private Equity in China: Challenges and Opportunities (Wiley 2012) and Due Diligence in China: Beyond the Checklists (Wiley 2013).

 

Business development in Africa – the role private equity can play in promoting sustainable growth

A panel event, chaired by Mr Lanre Akinola – FT journalist and editor of This is Africa, with panelists: Mr Paul Cunningham – CFO Helios, Mr Jide Olanrewaju – Partner at Satya Capital, Mr Kem Ihenacho – PE lawyer specialising in Africa, Mr Najib Kassis – Investment Manager at TLG Capital.

 

Private Equity Demystified – Myths and Reality

Professor Mike Wright joined Imperial College Business School as Professor of Entrepreneurship in September 2011. He is Director of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research, the first centre to be established devoted to the study of private equity and buyouts, which was founded in March 1986 at the Nottingham University Business School. John Gilligan is a corporate finance advisory partner at BDO with over 25 years experience in the Private Equity market. He has initiated, negotiated, led and arranged numerous transactions over that period advising vendors, purchasers and institutional investors. He is responsible for BDOs Healthcare Services sector team in corporate finance. The pair released an updated version of their publication Private Equity Demystified on 9 December 2014.