How Private Equity Reinvents Itself: New Players for a New Marketplace

BNY Mellon

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom

European Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Roundtable

November 25, 2009: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Yes, leverage as seen in the 2002-2007 years is dead. Yes, banks are reluctant to fund LBOs and M&As. Yes, VC and PE investments have reached a 25 year low in UK and in many other European countries. Many GPs are in disarray or being dissolved. Still, new players are emerging with new investment strategies adapted to the current environment. Want to know more about venture capital debt-financed transactions? A mezzanine capital concept applied to secondaries? Family offices investing in SME turnarounds on a deal by deal basis? Then you have several reasons to join us for this panel featuring: - Pierre Antoine de Selancy, founder of 17 Capital, a new player providing preferred equity and mezzanine financing to private equity portfolio owners and secondary buyers. ( - Steve Keating, founder of Privet Capital, which specializes in investing family offices and UHNW money in SME turnarounds in UK. ( - Paul Toon, founder of Generis Capital. From a model inspired from the US Sillicon Valley, Generis provides venture loan/debt to companies backed by venture capital funds. ( This event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of BNY Mellon and Chicago Booth.


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London, United Kingdom




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Deadline: 11/24/2009


Marc Nahum '90