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Infrastructure Investing: an attractive asset class in volatile market conditions

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom

European Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Roundtable

March 4, 2014: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

We are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on 4 March

Where

Chicago Booth London Campus
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
London, EC2V 5HA, United Kingdom

Event Details

Whilst many segments of the traditional private equity markets have been slow to recover from the Global Financial Crisis, the infrastructure sector has continued to benefit from a strong growth thereby increasing its relative importance in the world of private equity. Unlisted infrastructure funds are reported to represent an aggregate of $250bn, an all-time high, which has been boosted by more than $45bn raised in the last twelve months alone for managers with a diverse range of strategies and operating in developed and emerging economies.

Such a rapid development creates new opportunities and challenges: what are the more interesting investment opportunities? Will returns come down as managers raise larger funds? What are the risks and challenges in investing in this sector?

We have invited several panellists to share their views on the importance and attractions of the Infrastructure sector:

  • Manish Gupta, Partner, Corporate Finance Team, Ernst & Young.
  • Chin Hau Boon, '05, Senior Vice President, Government of Singapore (GIC) Infrastructure Group.
  • Laurence Mulliez, '92, CEO, Eoxis Energy.
  • Eduardo Bozo, COO, Energy Business, Actis.

Cost

Current Chicago Booth EMBA Students: £10
Chicago Booth Alumni: £15
General Admission: £20

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 3/4/2014

Program

6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Registration

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Panel and Q&A

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Networking Reception

Speaker Profiles

Manish Gupta (Panelist)

Manish is a Partner in Ernst & Young's Corporate Finance Team and heads the Transport and Infrastructure sector. Manish has 20 years of corporate finance experience and has worked previously as a principal with Bechtel Enterprises, investing in infrastructure assets globally, and as an infrastructure banker in India. Over his career, he has worked on transactions across more than 15 countries - and has advised across the Transport & Infrastructure sectors including Governments, Infrastructure Funds, Lenders and Investors.

Chin Hau Boon, '05 (Panelist)

Chin Hau is a Senior Vice President working for the Government of Singapore (GIC) Infrastructure Group where he is responsible for the coverage of emerging markets. He has also previously worked for Energy companies such as Singapore Power and Pulsar Energy.

Laurence Mulliez, '92 (Panelist)

Laurence is a seasoned senior executive who has held several operational and managing director roles for companies in the Industrials and Energy sector - including Eoxis, an Independent Power Producer (65 MW) from Wind and Solar resources operating in Spain, Italy and India. Laurence is also a Non-Executive Director at Aperam stainless steel and Voltalia Renewables.

Eduardo Bozo (Panelist)

Eduardo joined Actis in 2003 as chief operating officer (COO) of Actis’s Latin American operations based in Bolivia, later moved to London in 2006 and joining the Energy team in 2008. Eduardo is the Energy business’ COO and also joint investment manager for two of the portfolio’s largest generation platforms operating generation assets across Africa and Central America.

Questions

Marc Nahum, '90 

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