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The Platforms

Invest Europe is the voice of the private equity industry as a whole. However, we recognise that individual segments of our membership have specific requirements. As a result, our membership is structured into four distinct Platforms: Limited Partner, Venture Capital, Mid-Market and Large Buyout.

The responsibilities of each Platform include engaging with members to understand and respond to their specific needs; keeping members abreast of Invest Europe activities; developing and executing Platform strategy, action plans and budget; and steering Roundtables and Working Groups composed of industry practitioners.

Limited partners Venture capital Mid-Market Large buyout
Limited partners

Limited Partners Platform

Limited partners provide private equity fund managers with capital to invest. These exclusively professional investors are typically part of large investment institutions, including pension funds, insurance companies, government agencies, charities and family offices, and come from across the globe. These institutions, and their underlying participants such as pensioners and endowment holders, are the key beneficiaries of private equity's outperformance and diversification.

Limited Partners Platform Council

Invest Europe Vice - Chair

Anne Fossemalle, EBRD

Board Members

Elias Korosis, Hermes
Christina Pamberg, Alcyon Holding

Members

Jean-Philippe Burcklen, European Investment Fund
Jesse de Klerk, Robeco Institutional Asset Management
Louis Flamand, Metlife Investments
David Hobson, GIC
Rune Jepsen, QIC
Merrick McKay, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Georgia Pappas, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Philipp Patschkowski, NB Alternatives Advisers
Mauro Pfister, Capital Dynamics
Marc Roijakkers, Blue Sky Group
Robert Schlachter, LGT Capital Partners
Stephen Ziff, Coller Capital

Limited Partners Platform Groups

The Limited Partners Platform is supported by sub-groups which deal with specific industry sectors.

Single Family Office Roundtable (SFOR)

The Limited Partners Platform is currently supported by a sub-group which deals with a specific industry sector, namely Single Family Offices (SFO)

The SFO Roundtable represents the interests of the SFO community within Invest Europe. It works to increase SFO Invest Europe membership and provides tailored training courses. 

Leader

Christina Pamberg - Alcyon Holding

Venture capital

Venture Capital Platform

Venture Capital firms invest in start-up companies, backing teams of dynamic entrepreneurs with funding, as well as strategic and operational expertise to launch new products and grow their businesses. Venture capital backing spurs business expansion and international growth, which in turn offers the potential of high returns for venture capital fund investors. Many multinational European companies such as Skype, Spotify and SoundCloud have benefitted from venture capital backing.

Venture Capital Platform Council

Invest Europe Vice - Chair

Ekaterina Smirnyagina, Capricorn Venture Partners 

Board members

Max Bautin, IQ Capital Partners
Jean Bourcereau, Ventech

Members

Dina Chaya, NeoMed
Anna Daviau, Nauta Capital
Christian Ehrenborg, IKEA GreenTech
Hakan Goker, Merck Ventures
Christoph Jung, Holtzbrinck Ventures Adviser
Nenad Marovac, DN Capital
Jari Mieskonen, Conor Venture Partners Oy 

Pauline Roux, Elaia Partners
Karlheinz Schmelig, Creathor Ventures 
Rainer Strohmenger, Wellington Partners
Ingrid Teigland Akay, Hadean Ventures
Annette Wilson, Finch Capital

Venture Capital Platform Groups

The Venture Capital Platform is supported by several sub-groups which deal with specific industry sectors.

Corporate Venture Capital Roundtable

The Corporate Venture Capital Roundtable gives a voice to the increasingly influential corporate venture capital community. Its membership includes leading companies active in Europe and it has strong ties with similar networks in other countries, such as the US National Venture Capital Association’s Corporate Venture Capital Group.

Group Leader

Jan Westerhues - Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH

Mid-Market

Mid-Market Platform

The Mid-Market Platform is our largest group by number of members, reflecting the sector’s important contribution to the economy. Mid-Market investors specialise in investing in medium-sized European companies. These companies are typically family-owned businesses seeking to professionalise their company structure, or entrepreneurial management teams aiming to take their businesses to the next stage.

Mid-market Platform Council

Invest Europe Vice – Chair

Thierry Baudon, Mid Europa Partners

Board Members

Dörte Höppner, Riverside Europe Partners
Henry Jackson, OpCapita
Max Römer, Quadriga Capital

Members

Catherine Brossard, Cerberus Capital Management
Eric de Montgolfier, Gimv
Martin Kõdar, Baltcap
Robert Manz, Enterprise Investors
Juha Peltola, Vaaka Partners
Fabien Prévost, Omnes Capital
Michele Semenzato, Wise
George Swirski, Abris Capital Partners
Frans Tieleman, Eurazeo
Nino Tronchetti Provera, Ambienta

Central and Eastern European Taskforce

This Taskforce undertakes initiatives specifically aimed at the development and promotion of private equity and venture capital in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. Its work includes special papers dedicated to annual statistics relating to private equity activity across the region.

Chairman

Robert J. Manz - Enterprise Investors

Members

Mirna Marovic - CVCA
Silke Horáková - CVCA
Kristiina Vassilkova - EstVCA
Ibolya Pintér - HVCA
Egita Polanska - LVCA
Barbara Nowakowska - PSIK
Irina Anghel - SEEPEA
Cristian Nacu - SEEPEA
Ivan Jakubek - SLOVCA
Olga Afanasyeva - UVCA
Inga Miliauskiene - LTVCA
Henry Potter - Alpha Associates 
William Watson - Value4Capital

Large buyout

European Private Equity Roundtable (EPER) - Large Private Equity Platform

Large buyouts provide long-term investment that creates value, making bigger businesses more competitive and productive. Whether reinvigorating unloved and undermanaged divisions of conglomerates, transforming domestic successes into a global champions, or helping established companies overcome new challenges, large buyouts bring a responsible and patient governance structure to their investments. The credit crunch has recently demonstrated large buyouts’ ability to deliver strong returns throughout economic cycles.

Invest Europe Vice - Chair

Rory Macmillan, The Carlyle Group

Board members

Vanessa Maydon, Cinven Partners
Geoffrey Bailhache, Blackstone

Members

Jonas Agesand, Warburg Pincus
Tom Allen, Advent International
Ludo Bammens, Kohlberg Kravis Robert & Co.
Christopher Crozier, Permira Advisers
Therése Lennehag, EQT Partners
Klas Tikkanen, Nordic Capital

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