Alyssa Riddle September 15, 2016
In the private markets, who you know matters; and who you don’t know might be the difference between getting in on a big opportunity and missing out completely.
As a VC, PE and M&A data and technology provider, we make a point to attend just about every industry conference we can (shout out to our awesome events and partnerships team). For our European readers, here are six conferences that stand out for the month of October:
6-7 October 2016 | Brussels, Belgium
First of all, whether you’re a seasoned professional or just getting started in the private markets, Invest Europe’s training programs are great resources, and their deal negotiation training in the first week of October is no exception.
This two-day course will not only give you practical knowledge of negotiation tactics, but also allow you to practice your negotiating skills with peers from all over Europe. Per the events’ website:
20-21 October 2016 | Barcelona, Spain
Truthfully, if you know anything about PitchBook’s history, you know that we go way back with ACG—we’ve been their official data partner since 2009, and have been providing support for their events for some time now.
All biases aside, we think EuroGrowth is the No. 1 can’t-miss event for private equity executives, investment bankers, lenders, corporate strategic acquirers, privately-held business owners and service providers.
Each year, the team at EuroGrowth hosts over 200 of the top global middle-market M&A professionals for two days, providing nonstop networking opportunities, along with discussions around the latest industry trends and best practices.
Not to mention, all attendees will get free access to a special EuroGrowth edition of PitchBook Mobile, which means you’ll get:
Pretty cool, right? We thought so, too. Register today while there’s still time.
7 October 2016 | Vienna, Austria
Eurus brings together corporate decision-makers, industry leaders and senior professionals active in European private equity, venture capital and real estate activities.
They’ve already a released an extensive list of reasons to attend the event, among them: networking opportunities with investors, fund managers, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers, insightful conversations around best practices, and discussions on relevant issues around value creation, fundraising, performance, regulations and trends.
13-14 October 2016 | London, UK
This master class provides a discussion platform for LPs and GPs (venture capital and buyout) on understanding and integrating responsible investment in the daily operations of a fund.
The course content is refreshed on a yearly basis, to ensure timeliness and relevancy across all examples, case studies and discussions on day-to-day challenges.
13-14 October 2016 | London, UK
If ESG investing isn’t quite on your radar, then consider attending C5’s CEE Private Equity Forum instead.
This conference provides a platform for discussing the opportunities and challenges that the private equity asset class is facing in Eastern and Central Europe, while also showcasing the latest and most successful investment and exit strategies.
20 October 2016 | Stockholm, Sweden
If you haven’t guessed by now, we’re a big fan of Invest Europe’s events. In late October, over 250 of the leading institutional investors, fund managers and entrepreneurs will gather at their Venture Capital Forum. Per their website, discussions will include:
If you’re a PitchBook client attending any of these events, don’t forget to download PitchBook Mobile. With access to PitchBook’s people, company and firm profiles, PB Mobile is your secret weapon for getting the most out of conference networking.