About private equity

How private equity invests in privately-owned businesses, supports jobs and creates prosperity.

Members

Login to access your exclusive member-only content and account information.

Login

Not a member? Join us

  • Operate to the highest level of professional standards
  • Access authoritative industry research and data
  • Navigate the complex EU regulatory environment
  • Network and engage with industry leaders
News & opinion
Newsroom
Share

EVCA announces 2015-2016 Chairman

05 Jun 2015

The European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) has a new Chairman, Max Römer, Founding Partner of Quadriga Capital. He succeeds Anne Glover of Amadeus Capital.

Mr Römer has more than 37 years of private equity experience, including working as Investment Manager in the Asean Department of the German Development Bank DEG; being responsible for the establishment of Citicorp’s buyout operations in Germany; as well as being a founding director of the German private equity and venture capital association, the BVK. He founded Quadriga Capital in 1994 and was a Member of the Board and Executive Committee of the EVCA between 1999 and 2004.

During his tenure, Mr Römer will focus on three key areas: the introduction of a new association brand following yesterday’s vote in favour by the EVCA membership, to be launched in October 2015; delivery of a single pan-European private equity activity database; and furthering environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices in the industry.

“I am delighted to be taking over the role of Chairman,” said Mr Römer. “The coming year is set to be an exciting time for the association as we undergo a re-brand and build on the recognition of the industry’s contribution to the economy, as described in the EU Capital Market Union initiative. I would like to thank Anne Glover for her unwavering commitment to the EVCA’s development over the last 12 months.''

“We are working to deliver a pan-European database containing private equity investment, fundraising, performance and economic impact statistics. This is a joint initiative between the EVCA and Europe’s national private equity associations,” said Mr Römer. “The new system will increase standardisation and deliver a fully comprehensive and non-commercial source of data to support our work in demonstrating the value of private equity’s long-term capital for European economic growth.”

Mr Römer added: “I also look forward to building on the EVCA’s efforts to increase focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. It is a subject of increasing importance for the whole industry at investor, fund manager and portfolio company level. In recent years, private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds and their investors have come a long way in improving ESG-related processes but there is more to be done.”

Dörte Höppner, EVCA Chief Executive, said: “Max is a highly experienced private equity investor whose career, having started in 1977, spans the lifetime of our industry in Europe. His skills and deep knowledge will provide invaluable support and leadership to our organisation as we move forward with our new brand, progress with our engagement with policymakers and launch the new pan-European database over the coming months. We look forward to working with him and thank Anne Glover for her leadership and dedication over the last year.”

Media enquiries For more information please contact

Lynn Nicholson Image

Lynn Nicholson

Communications

Communications Director

Maria Nikolaidi Image

Maria Nikolaidi

Communications

Senior Communications Officer

Share

What can I do to manage cookies stored on my computer or phone?

You can accept or refuse cookies. Accepting cookies is usually the best way to make sure you get the best from a website.

Most PCs automatically accept them but you can change your browser settings to restrict, block or delete cookies if you want. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Many browsers have universal privacy settings for you to choose from.

Help on how to set and customise your cookie settings for your browser

How to manage cookies in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in most versions of Internet Explorer can be found by clicking the tools option and then the privacy tab.

How to manage cookies in Firefox

Cookie settings in Firefox are managed in the Options window's Privacy panel. See Options window - Privacy Panel for information on these settings.

How to manage cookies in Chrome

Click on the spanner icon on the toolbar, select settings, click the under the bonnet tab, click on content settings in the privacy section.

How to manage cookies in Opera 

You can manage cookies in Opera if you Click on settings, then Preferences, then Advanced and finally Cookies

How to manage cookies in Safari

Choose Safari, then preferences and then click security. You should then be able to specify if and when Safari should accept cookies.

To manage cookies on your mobile phone please consult your manual or handbook.

Get more help about how cookies work with specific browsers.

What happens if I don't accept cookies?

If you decline cookies, some aspects of Invest Europe site may not work on your computer or mobile phone and you may not be able to access areas you want on the website. For this reason we recommend that you accept cookies.

What happens if I delete my cookies?

If you delete all your cookies you will have to update your preferences with us again and some aspects of our site may not work.

What happens if I change computers or mobile?

If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org.

We can't be responsible for the content of external websites.

Opt-out of cookies

Login

Join today

This is for members only. To view in full login or join Invest Europe today.