Editor's pick of the key conversations that took place in Berlin
Beating corporate buyers at their own game
The past year has been an exciting time for the private equity industry, but there is a visible structure imbalance in the industry, where the money is not being put to work as fast as it is coming in. What are the challenges?
David Rubenstein on the global economy, geopolitics and the state of private equity
Speaking on the possible trajectories that the private equity industry could take, David Rubenstein, Co-Founder & Co-Executive Chairman at The Carlyle Group, aims to answer the key question on everyone's minds: how much longer can the global economy be this good?
The case for ESG: building reputation and recognition
ESG criteria is no longer a tick box exercise for private equity professionals but a serious base from which investment decisions are made, and relationships are built upon.
SuperReturn stands out in the annual calendar. No other private equity gathering matches it for the breadth and depth of topics discussed or the calibre and seniority of its participants. It’s not an event to miss.
Co-Founder & Co-Chairman
CVC Capital Partners
It’s always interesting how over the course of the year, people refer to conversations they had or comments they heard while at the SuperReturn. It has become the gathering place for private equity.
Pantheon builds an entire calendar of events around Berlin in February. It is the premier conference on the private equity circuit and one of the most productive and information-efficient weeks of my year.
Pantheon and Chair of the BVCA
SuperReturn is one of the very few must attend events in Europe. The program is always spot-on and really captures the latest market developments well.
Riverside Europe Fund
Every year the conference resets the global bar for the PE/VC industry.
Senior Vice President, Investment Services
SuperReturn International 2018 in the press
SuperReturn International 2018 was an unmissable celebration of 21 years of SuperReturn and the private equity & venture capital industry sweeping the globe.
The world's largest private equity and venture capital event
Learn from the best
An unparalleled line up of the leading minds in private equity spoke at SuperReturn International 2018 including Founders, CEOs, Chairmen and Global Heads from Blackstone, Carlyle, Apollo, Advent, TPG, Vista, KKR, to name just a few…..
New contacts. New business.
Thousands of meetings were held and countless deals were done over 4 days of intense networking carried out by nearly 2,500 senior industry members in Berlin. Delegates all agreed that SuperReturn International is a “must attend” in their calendars.
Economic and geopolitical outlook
Michael Pettis, Professor of Finance at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Prof. Dr. Yanis Varoufakis, Former Minister of Finance, Greece and Professor of Economics and Dr. Joachim Pfeiffer, Economic and energy policy spokesman, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group all gave critical insights into how the industry is adjusting and evolving in the current economic and geopolitical landscape.
600+ LPs. Unrivalled networking.
Just some of the 600+ LPs who attended SuperReturn International included:
ADIA * CPPIB * The Wellcome Trust * Allianz Capital Partners * PGGM * GIC * OPTrust Private Markets Group * Robert Wood Johnson Foundation * USSIM * PSP Investments * CDPQ * AP6 * Teacher Retirement System of Texas *
Disruption & Innovation: A key theme for 2018
Sven Törnkvist, Head of Digital Business Development and Olof Hernell, Chief Digital Officer at EQT gave a fascinating presentation on how to develop comprehensive digital strategies to create value and maximise returns. George Danner, President, Business Laboratory gave us insights into opportunities from AI-driven automation, while senior LPs discussed the trend towards longer term investing in PE.
Record numbers at the Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Summit
Standing room only in the private debt summit proved how popular this asset class continues to be.
Keynote panels included speakers from Ares Management, Carlyle, Bluebay Asset Management, Ardian, ICG, Cerberus, Tikehau, Bain Capital Credit, and many many more ….