Bringing private equity into the digital age: how far have we really come?

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 Bringing private equity into the digital age: how far have we really come?

Bringing private equity into the digital age: how far have we really come?

About the speakers
  • Uwe Fleischhhauer
    Uwe Fleischhhauer
    Founding Partner and member of the Executive Board at YIELCO Investments AG
    Uwe Fleischhauer is Founding Partner and member of the Executive Board and Investment Committee of YIELCO Investments AG in Munich, Germany. YIELCO, established in 2011, is an innovative alternative investment service provider with focus on the asset classes Infrastructure, Private Debt and Private Equity, offering multi-manager portfolios, co-investments, and managed account solutions and advisory. The company presently manages approximately EUR 8.1 billion in capital commitments from institutional investors and family offices. Before YIELCO, Uwe worked almost 14 years (1998 to 2011) in his own Private Equity advisory firm Fleischhauer, Hoyer & Partner (FHP), Private Equity Consultants, as independent consultant and advisor for institutional investors. Uwe performed advisory and consulting projects for institutional investors around the asset class Private Equity including all sub-segments as well as Infrastructure. He has been one of Germany’s most respected independent researchers and published on a regular basis market surveys and studies on current topics in Private Equity and Infrastructure. Beforehand, Uwe was over seven years a management consultant / project leader at the international consulting firms Arthur D. Little and Mercer Management Consulting. He graduated in Business Administration from University of Bremen, followed by a postgraduate degree in “European Enterprise Management” at Dorset Business School in Bournemouth (England) and University of Barcelona (Spain).
  • Nils Mordt
    Nils Mordt
    Head of UK Client Coverage at RBC Investor & Treasury Services
    Nils is responsible for leading business development and client relations activity within RBC Investor & Treasury Services (RBC I&TS) for the UK market. Based in London, Nils joined RBC I&TS in 2018 and has spent the last five years in the Client Coverage team running a series of successful campaigns, including growing RBC I&TS’ private capital services offering. Prior to joining RBC I&TS, Nils was with CME Group in a strategic account management role covering global banks and asset managers. Nils is an experienced thought leader with an acute understanding and knowledge of high performing teams and organizations built off the back of a professional 14 year rugby career. Nils holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership and Management from Northumbria University in the UK.
  • Bram Kaashoek
    Bram Kaashoek
    Partner & Head of Market Intelligence & Performance Excellence at Main Capital Partners
    Bram joined Main Capital Partners in 2020. As a Partner at Main, Bram heads the international Market Intelligence & Performance Excellence practice. In that role, Bram leads the research activities that help our investment teams with practical insights into markets and trends, and the strategic and operational support of our portfolio companies that help them drive profitable growth. Main Capital is a private equity firm with a dedicated focus on the enterprise software industry with over 2bn euros AUM. Main is headquartered in The Hague and has local offices in Düsseldorf, Stockholm, Antwerp and an affiliate office in Boston. Bram has a broad Strategy background, with 8+ years in consultancy and 6+ years in corporate strategy and product management roles prior to joining Main Capital. His main expertise is in strategy & business planning, (SaaS) pricing & business models, product portfolio management and scaling software companies.
  • Henrik Berg
    Henrik Berg
    Chief Technology Officer at Verdane Elevate
    MSc CS Uppsala University has more than 25 years of experience of software development as developer, software architect, DBA, test automation expert, agile coach and CTO within both product and consultancy organizations. With the experience of scaling technology teams and organizations, driving cloud transitions, DevOps practices and agile and lean methodologies, Henrik leads a team supporting the Verdane community as well as assesses new potential investments.
  • Uwe Hermann
    Uwe Hermann
    Associate Partner at TopCap Partners
    Uwe Hermann is an Associate Partner of placement agent TopCap Partners (Europe) GmbH and supporting the European origination and fundraising activities of the firm. Beyond that he is Advisor for Qashqade AG and Member of the investment committee at tokenstreet GmbH. Before joining TopCap Partners he served 18 years as deputy Head of Portfoliomanagement at German Pension Fund BVV Versicherungsverein des Bankgewerbes a.G. where he was in the lead since 2009 to build a multi-billion Euro global Private Markets portfolio. Apart from having 20+ years investment experience, Uwe is certified CEFA Investmentanalyst (DVFA), Private Equity Advisor (EBS/BAI) and Infrastructure Advisor (EBS/BAI) from the European Business School.

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