• State of the Private Equity Industry

    You are invited to an evening conference hosted by the INSEAD Private Equity Club (IPEC) on April 10, 2018 in Zurich.

    State of the Private Equity Industry
    April 10, 2018, Zurich

    2017 was a year to celebrate in Private Equity: countless successful exits and strong fundraising put GPs in a comfortable position. But working in Private Equity is never easy. This year, new investments often come at a high price due to competition. There is also growing uncertainty about how long the steady global economic growth of the past few years will continue; a correction is expected.

    For the second time since 2016, INSEAD alumni and guests have the opportunity to gain insight and an outlook on the Private Equity industry from INSEAD alumnus Rolf-Magnus Weddigen and Moritz Vielhauer from Bain & Co.’s private equity practice. Their presentation is followed by a panel discussion with leading PE practitioners, networking and an apéro riche.


    Keynote Speakers

    Rolf-Magnus Weddigen, MBA 92D, Partner

    Bain & Co., Munich
    Based in Munich, Rolf-Magnus Weddigen is a Bain & Company partner, 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.

    Moritz Vielhauer, Partner,

    Bain & Co., Zurich

    Moritz Vielhauer is a partner in Bain & Company's Zurich office. He is an expert in Bain's Full Potential Transformation, Industrial Goods & Services and Private Equity practices. He has worked on PE transactions across industrial goods, consumer and retail. He holds deep expertise in full potential transformations, strategy development, performance improvement and operational due diligence. Moritz holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York, where he graduated with honors and a BA in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland.


    Dr Peter Hammermann,
    Founding Partner, HBL Partners

    Dr. Hammermann founded HBL Partners in 2018. Until 2017, he was Managing Director at Equistone (formerly known as Barclays Private Equity) in Munich. He founded the company’s German operations in 1998. From 2011, he also served on the advisory board of Equistone Partners Europe. Before that he worked for several years at Robert Bosch GmbH. Prior to that, he also worked in banking and co-founded a PE fund in Germany. He is a graduate of Universität Hamburg with a PhD in economics.

    Ulrich Köllensperger
    Partner, EQT Partners

    Ulrich is a partner at EQT based in Zurich and board member of Charleston and Unilode Aviation Solutions; in addition, he was involved with the portfolio companies EEW Energy from Waste and Parkia. Prior to joining EQT in 2010, Ulrich worked as Vice President at J.P. Morgan in London focusing on infrastructure and transportation transactions in EMEA. Ulrich holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business and a CEMS Master of International Management from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen.

    Velina Peneva
    Head of Private Equity, Swiss Re Asset Management

    Velina Peneva is responsible for steering portfolio construction and for committing capital across primary funds, secondaries and co-investments.  Prior to joining Swiss Re, Velina spent nearly 20 years at Bain & Company focusing on Private Equity. Velina holds a BA from Wellesley College in Economics and Computer Science and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

    Key Facts

    When: Tuesday April 10, 2018 18:30 to 21:00
    Where:  Haus zum Rüden, Limmatquai 42, 8001 Zurich

    Swiss NAA Member CHF 55

    Alumni Non-members & Guests CHF 75


    18:30 Registration & Welcome Drink

    19:00 Highlights of Bain & Co 2018 Global PE Report - Rolf Weddigen, Moritz Vielhauer

    19:30 Discussion + Q&A - Moderated by Martin Spirig

    20:30 Apéro Riche

    INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
    Martin Spirig, MBA 06J, IPEC President
    Reto Gygax, MBA 13D, Zurich Chapter President


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