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Event Date

06 March 2020

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European Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum 2020, Los Angeles


The BVCA European Private Equity & Venture Capital Forums connect North American institutional investors with European private equity and venture capital fund managers. Each year, the forums convene 15-20 European GPs with approximately 80-120 local LPs in various cities across North America.

The forums provide local LPs and European fund managers with the opportunity to:

a) Hear the latest insight on the following themes:

  • Investing, co-investing and direct investing
  • Investing in the UK and EU post Brexit
  • The evolution of the secondaries market
  • The European venture market
  • Regulation and fund terms
  • Benchmarking European PE/VC returns
  • Partnering to access the mid-market
  • Diversifying strategies

b) Connect with and engage in one-on-one meetings with leading European fund managers

c) Participate in interactive roundtable discussions on topical sectoral issues

In 2020, the following European fund managers will be attending the forum:

  • Balderton
  • Blazar Capital
  • Brookstreet Equity Partners
  • Copper Street
  • Crowberry Capital
  • Cubera
  • Isomer Capital
  • IQ Capital
  • Luminous Ventures
  • Permira
  • Promethean
  • Shorelight
  • Unternehmertum Venture Capital
  • Westbridge


08:30: Registration and Refreshments

09:00: Welcome
Leon de Bono, Assistant Director General, BVCA

09:05: Quickfire Meet and Greet Roundtables

09:30: Europe’s Political and Investment Environment, and Benchmarking PE/VC Returns
Michael Moore, Director General, BVCA

09:40: Balancing fund investing, co-investing, and direct-investing
Panel discussion

Moderated by Michael Moore, Director General, BVCA
Monica Chase, Head of Investor Relations North America, Permira or
Jason Brupbacher, Investor Relations Director, Permira
Geoffrey Kittredge, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

10:00: The UK’s high growth small cap businesses
Driving operating improvements in niche B2B leaders to create alpha returns

Guy Davies, Managing Partner, WestBridge Capital or
Tim Whittard, Partner, WestBridge Capital

Emerging Sector Focus:
Location-based entertainment – London as a global leader

Michael Burt, Managing Partner, Promethean

Discussion and Q&A

10:30: What next for global financial services?
Jerry Del Missier, Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Copper Street Capital

10:45: Case Study
The Nordic Private Equity Opportunity

Andreas Brovold, Investment Manager, Cubera Private Equity

11:00: Refreshment Break

11:30: European Venture: why look beyond your doorstep?

Joe Schorge, Founder and Managing Partner, Isomer Capital

Alice Hu-Wagner, British Business Bank (NYC and SF only)

A super-ecosystem with each country playing to its strengths
Jodi Yang, Head of Investor Relations, Balderton

Deep Tech and Fintech/UK and across Europe
Max Bautin, Managing Partner, IQ Capital Partners
Lomax Ward, Co-Founder, Luminous Ventures

Dr Ingo Potthoff, Managing Partner, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners GmbH

Seed and early stage/Nordics
Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir, Crowberry Capital or
Hekla Arnardottir, Crowberry Capital

Michael Thomsen, Partner, Blazar Capital

Discussion and Q&A

13:00: Case study:
Energy transition: the reduction of the carbon footprint in the energy markets
Daniel Reis, Founding Partner, Shorelight Partners LLP

13:15: Case study:
Finding differentiated strategies across Europe: the Greece example
Omiros Sarikas, Managing/Founding Partner, Brookstreet Equity Partners

13:30: Closing remarks and Lunch

North America LP Advisory Group

Abigail Kahn Archibald, The Andrew W Mellon Foundation
Michael Dymond, APG
J. David Enriquez, New York City Retirement Systems
Caitlin Gubbels, CPPIB
David Hartford, Calibrium
Scott Ramsower, Teacher Retirement System of Texas


The California Club
538 Flower Street, Downtown
Los Angeles
CA 90071, US

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Attendance is complimentary for LPs and investment consultants.

GPs pay a fee to the BVCA.

BVCA members that pay an annual membership fee of £52,740 p.a. can join the roadshow with no additional fee required, subject to limited availability.

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North American LPs and investment consultants - please book here.

European GPs - please contact Leon de Bono at

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