Join us for an evening conference in Zurich with a presentation and panel discussion on entrepreneurial acquisitions.
Buy Yourself a Company, May 11, 2016, Zurich
There are other paths to becoming an entrepreneur besides creating a start-up. Entrepreneurial acquisitions are an attractive path that many INSEAD alumni have already taken or are investigating. But how do you do it? Where do you start? What are the risks and benefits? We will benefit from the experience and insights of two keynote speakers, sharing their different perspectives, and an interesting mix of panelists.
Mark-Anthony Holloway, INSEAD MBA 98J
Owner and CEO of Swissfeed AG
In 2008 Mark-Anthony Holloway acquired the Swiss industrial company Swissfeed AG after a 12-month search for an MBI target. Previously, he led, turned around and sold a veterinary company. He holds a Doctorate in veterinary medicine.
Tobias Raeber, Bocconi MSc10
Co-Owner and Managing Director of Herchenbach Industrie-Zeltebau GmbH
In early 2015 Tobias acquired Herchenbach with his Search Fund, a concept for conducting an entrepreneurial acquisition. The concept, devised at Harvard and Stanford, is now taught to students at INSEAD, LBS, IESE and other business schools.
Patrick Forte, Kellogg MBA
Head of KMU Advisory Switzerland & Regional Head Corporate Clients Central, UBS
With UBS since 1998, Patrick has served corporate banking clients in the US and Switzerland, now responsible for Swiss SMEs and corporate clients in the Swiss central region. Patrick holds an Engineering MSc. from ETH Zurich.
Jules Grüninger INSEAD MBA 95D
Founding Partner, Quarton International AG Zurich
Jules co-founded Blue Corporate Finance AG in 2001 and recently merged it with Quarton International. Before that he was CEO and co-owner of Beldona AG, which he successfully sold to an investor. He holds an Electrical Engineering MSc. from ETH Zurich.
Roger Kollbrunner, INSEAD MBA 97J
Co-Owner and Partner of Novus Partners AG
Roger acquired with partners several smaller industrial companies in Switzerland via their industrial holding Artum AG. Previously, he acquired Aebi & Co AG together with Peter Spuhler and was CEO for several years. He holds an MSc. from ETH in Zurich.