[page_counter]
Benjamin Ball at SuperReturn private equity conference

Private Equity Fundraising Highlights from SuperReturn 2015 in Berlin

June 11, 2015

There were 1700 delegates at SuperReturn in Berlin last week. Benjamin Ball chaired an afternoon of private equity fundraising discussions with:

Marc St John, CVC Capital Partners; Bob Brown, Riverstone; Mounir Guen, MVision; Martin Dunnett, Warburg Pincus; Catherine Lewis La Torre, Fondinvest; Jo Taylor, Teachers; and Joakim Bergander, Third Lake.

Some of the private equity fund raising highlights from these panels and other discussions included:

 

Meredith Rerisi of Abbot Capital highlights importance of good first impressions when meeting GPs. @BenjaminBallA

Recurring comment from LPs: Worst fund pitch is when one person does all the talking despite all team present @BronwynBailey

GPs should keep it short and sweet. LPs sit through hundreds of these meetings per year. And keep it lively! @EbersoleJamie

Orin Wicks of Hall Capital sees $1tn of capital in Private Equity chasing deals globally – pushing prices up. @BenjaminBallA

Learn more about private equity fundraising:

 

You may also be interested in...

Fundraising presentations: a survive and thrive guide for talking to investors

Apr 21, 2017

Fundraising presentations are hard work. You're bombarded with challenging questions from investors, worn out by long days, and struggling to...

Read More

Five psychology techniques for persuasive investor presentations

Apr 13, 2016

Investment decision-making is not a wholly rational process. Are you using all the tools at your disposal to create and...

Read More

Five reasons that good public speaking skills make you a better leader

Nov 11, 2016

Do your public speaking skills enable you to inspire, motivate and influence others? Many leaders in the corporate world are...

Read More

7 bad media interview mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Jan 19, 2016

You could shoot to fame for all the wrong reasons if a bad media interview goes viral. Unprepared, rude or flippant comments...

Read More

Why Body Language Matters When Pitching to Win Business

Jun 29, 2012

Better Body Language We all know that body language is important in business.  But how important? And does is really...

Read More

Confident Business Presentations – Control Your Nerves

Dec 30, 2009

We all feel nervous when we talk in public.  This is a good thing.  If we didn’t feel nervous, then...

Read More

Six essential tests for your elevator pitch

Mar 07, 2016

A weak elevator pitch is a wasted opportunity Last month I chaired the Quickfire Showcase at Berlin’s SuperReturn, the annual...

Read More

How to Take Charge of Your Media Interviews

Jan 16, 2013

Better Media Interviews The excruciating Newsnight interview with Treasury Minister Chloe Smith this summer is just one example of how poor preparation...

Read More