How important is diversity of talent for a private equity manager in a competitive, high valuation environment? Our expert panel will discuss their actions and expectations around the importance of diversifying talent pools in order to win deals and achieve outsized returns for their investors.
Wednesday, 26 January, 13:00-14:00
David Barbour, Managing Partner, FPE Capital
David Barbour is joint Managing Partner and co-founder of FPE Capital, a leading sector specialist growth investor focussed on the UK software and services sectors. He qualified as a lawyer at Ashursts and worked in the media, telecoms and corporate advisory worlds before moving into private equity investing. His advisory career was entirely at the Fleming investment bank and successor firms, where his experience helping small technology and telecoms firms to raise equity built on his interest in growth company financing.
David focusses on the ICT services, B2B data and fintech sectors. He also leads the firm’s investor relations and fundraising activities, including the successful raising of the firm’s spin out FPE Fund II at £101m. He currently sits on the board of Optimity, a London based ICT Services business and Intragen Holdings, a cyber security software business.
Madeleine Farman, Senior Reporter, Private Equity, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Madeleine Farman is a senior reporter covering the private equity industry. She reports breaking news and writes in-depth features on a variety of topics related to the asset class and private capital more broadly. Prior to joining S&P Global Market Intelligence, Madeleine was a reporter at publications covering European private equity and the advisers working alongside the industry.
Nina Kraus, Vice President, Hamilton Lane
Nina is a Vice President on Hamilton Lane’s Fund Investment Team. Nina is based in the firm’s London office, where she is focuses on fund investment opportunities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Nina began her career at Hamilton Lane in 2013 and has previously worked for Hamilton Lane in Philadelphia and Munich, where she focused on North American and DACH market fund investment opportunities, respectively.
Nina received a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College.
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