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Fundraising & Investor Relations
Brussels, Belgium
10 - 11 March 2016

Fundraising & Investor Relations

What is it?

This 2-day master class will look into the essential aspects of the relation between GPs and LPs. Each step of the cycle is tackled in a dedicated session where the different parties involved (GP, LP, Placement agent…) are challenging each other.

The course programme includes topics such as fundraising regulation, fundraising process, reporting, disclosure, investor relations management issues and case studies.

The seasoned lecturers of this master class include Simon Thornton from PearOnline, Phil Bartram & Samuel Kay from Travers Smith, Cat Kipling from TDR Capital, Rob Wright from Pantheon, Ian Simpson from Amala Partners, and Christina Pamberg from Alcyon SA.

Click here to view the speaker profiles of this master class.

In order to enhance interactions we will only accept a limited number of participants.

Why should you attend?

The current events in the global financial markets will have a particular impact on the fundraising/investor relations function within private equity/venture capital funds. Firstly, fundraising will undoubtedly become significantly harder than it has been for the last five years. Making it very important for firms to think of fundraising as one element of a continuing investor relations programme.

Secondly, we can expect to see a number of issues arising between GPs and LPs (portfolio company write-downs and write-offs, defaulting investors, potential conflicts of interest arising as a result of the need to put more money into portfolio companies where a fund may be fully invested,...). For which again, much of the burden will fall on the investor relations professionals.

This intensive master class focuses on best practices and operational aspects, it aims to provide the answers to very practical questions and issues as well as improve your day-to-day operations.

The limited group size allows participants to raise questions and discuss issues with peers and specialists It also provide a unique networking opportunity with peers from all over Europe.

Who should attend?

Investor relations managers, CFO and Investment managers in charge of this role.


Sofitel Brussels Le Louise
Avenue de la Toison d’Or, 40
1050, Brussels, Belgium




08:30-09:00: Welcome coffee & registrations

09:00-09:30: Introduction

09:30-11:00: Impact of Regulation on the Fundraising Process - Part 1

11:00-11:15: Coffee Break

11:15-12:45: Impact of Regulation on the Fundraising Process - Part 2

12:45-13:45: Lunch

13:45-14:45: What is Investor Relations (IR) and how to get it right? - Knowing Your Business

14:45-15:15: Coffee Break

15:15-16:15: Building Blocks for Successful IR - Existing Investors

16:15-17:30: Messaging Teach-in - Elevator Pitch, Pre-Marketing Presentation, Fundraising Presentation

18:30-19:30: Welcome reception at the Invest Europe Office

19:30-22:30: Dinner in the city centre


08:30-09:00: Elevator pitch

09:00-10:00: Pre-Marketing to Potential Investors

10:00-11:15: The Fundraising Process

11:15-11:45: Coffee Break

11:45-12:30: Fundraising - Terms and Conditions

12:30-13:00: War Stories

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-16:00: Getting Down to Business Case Study

16:00-16:30: Wrap-up and Conclusions




To view the speaker profiles, please click here



Accommodation has been secured at the Sofitel Brussels Le Louise. The deadline for reservation is 09/02/2016. After this date, accommodation will be subject to availability.
To book a room, fill in the following form and send it directly to the hotel.

Every reservation should be guaranteed by a credit card. It is emphasized that reservations without a credit card cannot be guaranteed and may be cancelled by the hotel.

Room Rates (Single): 9 March - 11 March: €195 This rate includes breakfast and VAT and excludes the city tax.


Method of payment and cancellation

Course Fee (excluding accommodation)

Invest Europe Members: €1,600
Non-members: €2,215
21% VAT will be added.

The above prices also include all material relating to this course as well as coffee breaks, lunches and dinners for the duration of the course. Hotel accommodation is not included in the course fee.


Participants are requested to pay by cheque, banker's draft, bank transfer or credit card in EURO as shown on the Application Form. Applications sent after 10/02/2016 should be paid by credit card.

Bank transfers: should be made net of bank charges and commission to the following bank: ING Avenue Marnix 24, B-1000 Brussels

International bank transfer account number: IBAN BE33 3300 5785 0046 SWIFT/BIC: BBRUBE BB

Domestic bank transfer account number: 330-0578500-46

A copy of the bank transfer should be sent together with the application form. To avoid any confusion, participants are requested to indicate clearly their names and addresses on transfer orders and cheques. Confirmation of registration for fees and practical information will be sent after receipt of the application form and payment. For late registrations (see above), we require payment via a credit card.


Cancellations can only be accepted if received (in writing) by 10/02/2016. Fees (less 20% administrative charges) will then be refunded. After this date, delegates will be liable for the full fee.

In case of cancellation, a substitution between members of the same company is still possible at any time.



The working language of the course will be English.



To register for Invest Europe Fundraising and Investor Relations Master Class, the candidate should submit the application form and proof of payment. Invest Europe maintains the right to refuse the registration if it is not accompanied by all the supporting documents.

Due to the high demand for Invest Europe Training courses, priority is given to Invest Europe members. Registrations will be handled on a first-come first-served basis. Any registration received after 10.02.2016 should mention a credit card number for the payment of course fees.