State of the Private Equity Industry, April 21, 2016, Zurich
Over the last five years, the Private Equity industry has enjoyed a steady stream of exits, record valuations, and substantial increases in LP commitments. Current events and macroeconomic are introducing increasing uncertainty for investors and GPs. What are the strategies to storm-proof investments when uncertainty hits an industry that has too much capital chasing too few deals? Get the insights in a keynote address and industry outlook by INSEAD alumnus Rolf-Magnus Weddigen who heads up Bain & Company’s regional private equity practice. His talk will be complemented by a panel discussion with leading PE practitioners. Networking and a fine apéro riche will follow.
Join us for an insightful and enjoyable evening!
Rolf-Magnus Weddigen, MBA 92D, Partner Bain &Co., Munich
Based in Munich, Rolf-Magnus Weddigen is a partner at Bain & Company, leading Bain’s German and Swiss Private Equity practice. He is a Mergers & Acquisitions expert, and has worked for Bain in Munich, Stockholm and Boston. Prior to joining Bain in 1989, he worked for companies in the information technology and bio-technology industries in England and Denmark. Rolf-Magnus has an Industrial Engineering degree from Technical University of Karlsruhe (KIT) and an INSEAD MBA.
André Aubert, MBA 00J, Partner
LGT Capital Partners AG
André Aubert is the co-head of the Private Equity Secondary practice at LGT Capital Partners, which has been investing in the secondary market since 1998. Prior to joining LGT Capital Partners in 2005, André was a Principal at Index Ventures, a pan-European venture capital firm, which he joined in 1999 after working as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in Zurich and Geneva, advising the telecommunications and banking sectors. He holds an MSc in Telecom Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from INSEAD
Christian Sinding, Deputy Managing Partner, EQT Partners
Christian Sinding joined EQT Partners in 1998. He serves on the EQT Executive Committee and is Chairman of the Equity Partners Investment Committee since 2011. Christian has worked in the Stockholm, Munich and Copenhagen offices of EQT Partners and opened the Oslo office in 2007. He has been involved in a number of investments including Plantasjen, Symrise, Gambro, Vaasan&Vaasan, Findus, ISS, XXL, and InFiber. Prior to EQT, Christian worked for AEA Investors Inc., a leading U.S.-based private equity firm and at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. investment bankers in the US. Christian holds a Bachelor of Science (in Commerce) degree from the University of Virginia, which he received with Distinction in 1994.