AGENDA

8:00
Registration & Breakfast

Registration & Sign-Up. Breakfast will be provided. 

8:45-9:00
Dean's Welcome

A welcome to Multiple:X 2017 guests from the Dean of the School.

  • Sir Andrew Likierman

    Dean / London Business School

9:00-9:45
Private Equity Keynote 1: Lucian Schoenefelder

  • Lucian Schoenefelder

    Director of PE & TMT Growth / KKR

9:45-10:30
Venture Capital Keynote 1: Bernard Liautaud & James Cook

  • Bernard Liautaud

    Managing Partner / Balderton Capital

  • James Cook

    Tech Editor / Business Insider UK

10:30-11:00
Morning Refreshment Break

Light snacks will be served.

11:00-11:45
Private Equity Panel 1: Riding the 'Liquidity Wave'

Robust fund raising with high purchase multiples has resulted into unprecedented accumulation of committed capital. This panel will hypothesize on LPs required hurdle rates considering risk-adjusted strategies, identify how investors’ expectations of continuous deal flow without misalignment with investment guidelines can be fulfilled and understand the rationale behind co-investment from LPs.

  • Alexandra Hess

    Partner / Cinven

  • Alex O'Cinneide

    Managing Director / Paladin Capital

  • Francois Aguerre

    Co-Head of Origination / Coller Capital

  • Matt Jones

    Partner / Pantheon Ventures

  • Ophir Shmuel

    EMEA Regional Head / MVision

11:00-11:45
Venture Capital Panel 1: Corporate Venture Capital

This panel will attempt to identify the reasons for the sharp increase in the number of CVC investments and if they are here to stay. The panel will also discuss how CVCs can best add value to the startup ecosystem and how a CVC differs from a VC (investment remit, exit strategies). 

  • Aris Xenofontos

    Principal / Santander InnoVentures

  • Jason Ball

    Managing Director / Qualcomm Ventures

  • Hussein Kanji

    Founding Partner / Hoxton Ventures

  • Gary Dushnitsky

    Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship / LBS

  • Richard Lewis Jones

    Venture Architect Director / BCG Digital Ventures

11:45-12:30
Private Equity Panel 2: Value Creation Handbook

The panel will discuss how firms can establish strategies to foster outstanding returns in a competitive landscape. The panel will also examine how firms can identify primary investments with the greatest upside, recognise the building points of differentiation and creating a repeatable approach, leverage great management and implement the right initiatives to generate value. 

  • Matthew Bryant

    Principal / Bain Capital

  • Sune Frandsen

    Principal / KKR Capstone

  • Alberto Fumo

    Head of UK PE M&A / A.T. Kearney

  • Francesca Cornelli

    Director of Private Equity / LBS

11:45-12:30
Venture Capital Panel 2: The Evolution of LPs in European VC

This panel will discuss the evolution of the European VC market. The EIF is one of the largest investors in European VC - what are the respective implications on returns, funding gaps and maturity, and how is Brexit expected to impact this? And finally, who will the new investors in European VC be, where will they come from, and what are they waiting for to invest? 

  • Joe Schorge

    Managing Partner / Isomer Capital

  • Angela Willetts

    Managing Director / Capital Dynamics

  • Benjamin Alt

    Executive Director / Adveq

  • Johannes Virkkunen

    Head of ICT Investment / European Investment Fund

  • Vicky Williams

    Managing Director / Cambridge Associates

12:30-14:00
Lunch Break & Workshops

Lunch will be served. 

14:00-14:45
Private Equity Keynote 2: Guy Hands

  • Guy Hands

    Founder & Chairman / Terra Firma

14:45-15:30
Private Equity Keynote 3: Zeina Bain & Robert Haas

  • Zeina Bain

    Managing Director / Carlyle

  • Robert Haas

    Global Head of PE M&A / A.T. Kearney

15:30-16:00
Afternoon Refreshment Break

Light snacks will be served.

16:00-16:45
Private Equity Panel 3: Diversity in the Spotlight

This panel will examine the changing the face of Private Equity by impacting and facilitating positive change in workforce environment. Panelists will debate how diverse investment teams can generate alpha returns, how effective initiatives can bridge the gender gap for the next generation of investment professionals, and how one can prevent unconscious bias from creating misconceptions in forming investment and management teams.

  • Kathleen Bacon

    Managing Director / HarbourVest Partners

  • Wol Kalade

    Managing Partner / Livingbridge

  • Adiba Ighodaro

    Partner / Actis

  • Caroline Sage

    Founder & CEO / Kea Consultants

16:00-16:45
Venture Capital Panel 3: Government, Regulations, and VC

This panel will discuss the different government initiatives in place to support startups and venture capital and identify the initiatives which have been the most effective. The panel will also debate the extent to which different government entities are engaging proactively with startups and VCs to shape regulation.

  • Parveen Dhanda

    Programme Lead - Future Fifty / Tech City UK

  • Tamara Rajah

    Founder & CEO / Live Better With

  • Stuart Veale

    Managing Partner / Beringea

  • Jeff Skinner

    Executive Director, DIIE / LBS

16:45-17:30
Private Equity Panel 4: Moving Forward

This panel will discuss the opportunities in a world of high valuations, cheap credit, and abundance of capital. Panelists will identify the external factors affecting investment decisions and how capital can be deployed creatively in today's uncertain environment. Finally, the panel will also discuss if secondary buyouts is a growing trend or current phenomenon.

  • Graham Elton

    Leader PE Practice EMEA / Bain & Co.

  • Kurt Bjorklund

    Managing Partner / Permira

  • Pete Wilson

    Partner / 3i

  • Andreas Sauer

    Vice President / Brookfield Asset Management

  • Alex Woodward

    Co-Head of PE Practice / Linklaters

16:45-17:30
Venture Capital Panel 4: European Tech Trends

This panel will discuss how panelists see the VC ecosystem maturing in Europe (entrepreneurs turned investors, support for startups, etc). The panel will also examine the new European tech hubs, reasons for their emergence and highlight Europe’s evolving strengths in comparison to the more established tech hubs.

  • Bill Earner

    Managing Partner / Connect Ventures

  • Filip Dames

    Founding Partner / Cherry Ventures

  • Evan Schoenbach

    Associate Partner / Mosaic Ventures

  • Oliver Smith

    Senior Reporter / The Memo

  • Jonathan Userovici

    Associate / Idinvest Partners

17:45-18:30
Venture Capital Keynote 2: Martin Mignot & Harry Stebbings

  • Martin Mignot

    Partner / Index Ventures

  • Harry Stebbings

    Podcaster / The Twenty Minute VC

Evening Drinks Reception

Drinks and light snacks will be served.