The state of play across the fundraising environment

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The state of play across the fundraising environment

The state of play across the fundraising environment

About the speakers
  • Kirsten Bode
    Kirsten Bode
    Co-Head of Private Debt, Pan-Europe at Muzinich & Co
    Kirsten is Co-Head of Pan European Private Debt at Muzinich & Co. Before joining Muzinich, Kirsten worked as a Managing Director in the principal debt investing team at Macquarie, responsible for sourcing and executing transactions ranging from leveraged senior, unitranche and mezzanine debt to equity in the UK, Germany and Benelux. Previously, she worked for Silver Point Capital, a US based credit/distressed fund, in the private debt team in Europe. Kirsten started her career at Morgan Stanley in 1999, working in the generalist M&A and Leveraged Finance teams in Germany and London. Kirsten graduated from ESB Reutlingen and Middlesex University London with a B.A. Honors in European Business Administration.
  • Mitesh Pabari
    Mitesh Pabari
    Principal, Fund Investments at Hamilton Lane
    Mitesh is a Principal on the Fund Investment team based in the London office, where he is responsible for all aspects of fund due diligence. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2010, Mitesh was an Associate in the investment team of Coller Capital, a global investor in the private equity secondaries market. Previously, he was an Equity Research Analyst at JP Morgan Cazenove focused on the U.K. small-mid cap sector, and an Associate in the Valuation Services team of KPMG Corporate Finance in London. Mitesh received a B.S. in International Management with American Business Studies from the University of Manchester, England.
  • Vijay Padmanabhan
    Vijay Padmanabhan
    Managing Director, Private Credit at Cambridge Associates
    Vijay is a Managing Director at Cambridge Associates and leads the manager research for European private credit. Vijay and has over 15 years of experience as a credit investor. He helps lead the firm’s private credit efforts in Europe, performing due diligence on investment opportunities in credit, special situations, and distressed markets. Vijay is based in London. Prior to joining CA in July 2022, Vijay spent 15 years in credit investing, most of which was in London. Vijay also spent a couple of years in Mumbai and Hong Kong investing in credit markets in the Asian region. During his career in investing, Vijay deployed over $5bn across various types of credit – both public and private - across credit cycles. Vijay worked on credit teams at Citigroup, Post Advisory, Fidelity and KKR. He has held a number of senior roles on credit committees, including overseeing restructuring situations across different jurisdictions. Previously, Vijay was a Partner at PwC leading restructuring efforts in India, where he managed one of the largest insolvencies in the country.
  • Jakob Schramm
    Jakob Schramm
    Partner, Head of Private Credit at Golding Capital Partners
    Jakob has been with Golding since 2004 and leads the Private Credit team. He is responsible for the identification, execution, and selection of fund-, secondary-, and co-investments as well as portfolio management. Jakob holds a graduate degree in Economics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and is a CFA [email protected]

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