Aidan is Managing Partner of the Endless Funds. Based in London office, he oversees sourcing and executing investments, whilst managing several portfolio companies at board level.
Aidan has been on the deal team and responsible for some of Endless’ biggest projects, including BSW Timber, Hovis, Menzies Distribution, Karro Food Group and Imtech.
Carl Nauckhoff joined Investindustrial in 2009, and he is a Senior Principal and Head of Investor Relations based in the London office. Carl is a regular industry speaker and among his recognitions is the inclusion in the Rainmaker 50 by Private Equity International. Prior to joining Investindustrial, Carl was a managing director at special situations firm Garrison Investment Group in New York. He was previously a director and partner at an international private placement agent, based out of London and New York. Carl began his career in the M&A team of Lehman Brothers in London, and holds a MSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Charles is founder and managing partner of Bowmark Capital LLP, the mid-market private equity investment firm. Established in 1997, Bowmark manages funds of over £2 billion and specialises in investing in technology and services companies. Its focus is on four core areas of the technology sector: data and insight, managed IT services, software, and technology-enabled business services. Charles has over 30 years’ investment experience and, prior to founding Bowmark, worked in investment banking with Morgan Stanley in London and New York, and in strategic management consultancy with the Boston Consulting Group.
Claire is Managing Partner of Connection Capital, a private client investment business specialising in alternative investments. Having started her career as a private equity investor at 3i, Claire launched a private capital investment business in 2002 which she sold out of in 2009 before co-founding Connection Capital in 2010. Connection Capital is an active investor in the UK SME private equity market leading MBO and growth capital transactions. It also enables its clients to make commitments to private equity funds across primary and secondary strategies.
David co-founded Synova, one of Europe’s top-performing private equity firms, in 2007, having previously advised a prominent European family investment office.
He has over 20 years of experience investing in and advising European high growth companies and was recognised in the prestigious Dow Jones ’40 under 40 Rising Stars in Private Equity’. He leads the Financial Services and FinTech sectors at Synova and serves on the boards of AllClear Insurance, JMG Group, DM Financial & 3173.
David was recently appointed as a Non-Executive Director of industry diversity and inclusion organisation, Level 20. He is a founding supporter of 10,000 Black Interns and serves as a Trustee of a leading anti-racism charity.
Dörte Höppner is the Chief Sustainability Officer of The
Riverside Company and heads up global ESG initiatives
for the firm. In addition, she leads the firm’s European fund raising and investor
relations activities. Prior to joining Riverside in 2017, Dörte was Chief Executive at
Invest Europe, the European private equity association for six years, and before that
Managing Director of the German PE & VC Association (BVK).
An economist by training, Dörte is also a Sustainable and Responsible Investment
Advisor (certified by the European Business School EBS). Outside Riverside, Dörte
serves as the Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board at Finance in Motion, Europe’s
biggest impact asset manager, and is a member of the mission committee of Armen,
a French “loi Pacte” management company. Dörte is a regular writer and speaker
and a recognized industry voice on a broad swathe of ESG and DE&I issues. She has
been honoured by Invest Europe as one of the most influential Women in Private
Investment over the past 40 years and recognised by Financial News in its annual
‘20 Trailblazing Women in Private Equity’ list.
Jan Johan Kühl is Managing Partner at Polaris, a leading Nordic mid-market private equity firm dedicated to the mid-market through three investment strategies: Polaris Private Equity - classic buy-out, Polaris Flexible Capital - junior financing and minority equity, and Polaris Public Equity - collaborative investments in public markets applying the PE tool box. A team of 50 persons and a total AUM of 1,3 BEUR. Prior to joining Polaris in 2007, Jan was Group Director at Europe’s leading supplier of protection products for buildings and constructions, Icopal. Jan’s earlier positions also include CEO of Monarflex from 1995-2000, Project Manager at the Danish management consultancy Aarsø Nielsen & Partners, and Equity Analyst at Gudme Raaschou Investment Bank. Jan holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from University of Aarhus, School of Business and Social Sciences.
Jeremy is responsible for ECI’s investors across our current buyout funds, and prospective institutional investors for the future. He enjoys building these long-term relationships and being able to demonstrate how they have supported the growth in ECI’s portfolio and showcase some of the exceptional entrepreneurs we have partnered with.
Over the past 16 years, Jeremy has led the past four ECI buyout fundraisings, and including several co-investments, he has raised a total value of over £2.9 billion of commitments.
Jeremy is part of the BVCA’s Performance Measurement Survey Review Board and Investor Relations Advisory Group having previously Chaired the BVCA’s Responsible Investment Advisory Group. He is passionate about ESG and ensuring it is at the forefront of the private equity industry as well as spending time thinking about how we can promote initiatives both internally at ECI and in the wider market.
Kirsty has over 18 years’ investing experience and has an engineering and strategy background. She leads Investor Relations and fund raising at GCP. Having joined the firm in 2012 and becoming a Partner in 2013, she has worked with teams across GCP's core Tech and Services sectors to deliver outstanding growth. Educated at Cambridge, Kirsty began her career at a start-up consulting firm, then moved into the investment arm of a listed company, and finally entered the world of private equity. Kirsty is passionate about getting underrepresented groups into the industry, and is active in mentoring younger colleagues.
Having joined Inflexion in 2011, Mark has been in private equity for over 20 years. He has focused on mid-market direct investing throughout this period including roles with Bank of America and Sovereign Capital. Mark has led Inflexion’s Services focus having conducted this role across all of Inflexion’s fund strategies (Buyout, Partnership Capital and now Enterprise). He has led numerous highly successful investments during this period including Alcumus (5.9x return), Phenna (5.6x), Chambers (4.7x), Kynetec (3.3x) and Medivet (3.3x). He currently sits on the boards of Celnor and Village Vets
Robert is the Managing Partner of MidEuropa and is responsible for the execution of the firm’s strategy and the day-to-day management of the firm. Robert chairs the Management and Investment Committees.
Prior to this, Robert led the Consumer sector and the South-East Europe regional teams. He has been involved in numerous transactions, including Mlinar, Cargus, Hortex, Allegro, Profi, Imlek, Knjaz Milos, Bambi, Zabka, Calucem, SBB, Aster, Karneval and Telemach.
Robert joined the London office in 1999 and became a Partner in 2007. Prior to joining MidEuropa, Robert worked at Deutsche Bank in Milan and Bankers Trust in London.
Robert has Master’s in Finance from London Business School and Bachelor’s in Economics and Business from the University of Rome ”La Sapienza".
Sean Dinnen has been Managing Partner at CBPE Capital since 2012. He joined the firm in 1999 and co-led the buyout from Close Brothers Group to form CBPE Capital in 2008. He holds a degree in PPE from Oxford University and has worked in private equity for over 30 years.
Shani is a Founding Partner at Livingbridge, having joined in 1997. She led the build of the London investment team focusing on deal execution and became the Chief Investment Officer in 2016 with oversight across all investments made by the Livingbridge platform, including the management of the international offices. She sits on the Management Board which is responsible for the strategy of the firm and day-to-day management of the business.
She sits on the board of trustees and investment committee at the youth charity Impetus which finds, funds and builds the most promising charities focused on transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people. She is also a member of Level20, a not-for-profit organisation working to improve gender diversity in the private equity industry.
Shani graduated with an honours degree in Accountancy from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (US).
Alex Barker joined HarbourVest in 2010 and focuses on European buyout partnership investments.
He joined the team from Hermes GPE where he was responsible for evaluating European primary and co-investments. Prior to that, Alex spent six years at Gartmore Private Equity working on European primary and co-investments. Before joining Gartmore, Alex had previously worked in equity research at DLJ and Credit Suisse focusing on the banking sector.
He received a BA (with honors) from Oxford University in 2000.
Dana Haimoff has over 30 years of private equity investment and advisory experience. She joined the Private Equity Group of JP Morgan Asset Management in May 2002 and is based in London. Dana is a Senior Portfolio Manager, leading private equity investments including fund commitments, co-investments and secondary opportunities on behalf of institutional clients. Dana is a director on the board of JPMorgan Asset Management International Ltd and JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Ltd and is responsible for the firm’s EMEA Alternatives as its Senior Manager Regime. Prior to JP Morgan, Dana spent seven years at Merrill Lynch’s investment bank in the Private Equity Placement Group. She is the co-Founder of Level20, a leading European organization set up to encourage women to succeed in the private equity industry. She is also a member of the British Venture Capital Association’s Limited Partner Committee. Dana attended Skidmore College and received her MBA from Columbia University.
Emily Pollock was a co-founder Private Asset Solutions group of Schroders Capital and works with clients to build and implement customised private asset portfolios and multi-private asset products. She looks after the client side of private asset solutions and was previous in the private asset sales group. Emily joined Schroders in 2018, having previously worked in the New York Office on the Schroder Adveq Opportunity team, where she covered small market buyout and distressed investments.
Prior to this Emily was the senior member of the investment team for 50 South Capital based in London. At 50 South Capital she managed the European Investment portfolio investing in primaries, secondaries and coinvestments, co-led efforts in Infrastructure and private debt globally, and assisted in fundraising. Emily started her career at Northern Trust, in Chicago, where she sourced, led and monitored buyout, growth and venture capital primary, secondary and co-investments in the US.
At EIF since January 2009, Marco is heading the team responsible for equity investments in
European funds focused on Sustainable Growth, including strategies oriented towards
circularity, climate and energy transition, digital transformation and investments in sectors
which are strategic for the European economy. Marco coordinates the investment activity for
the AMUF European Private Equity compartment and for several fund-of-funds initiatives, each
one with specific thematic or geographical scope, (e.g. Turkey, Poland, Baltics, Central
Europe, Italy, Portugal). He represents EIF on the Advisory Boards of over 20 funds.
Prior to EIF, he worked in direct investments, in an Early Stage VC fund, and in management
Marco holds a M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.
Merrick McKay is Head of Private Equity at abrdn. Merrick joined SL Capital, now part of abrdn, in
2014 and is based in the Edinburgh & London offices.
Merrick is responsible for abrdn’s private equity business, with around €8bn AuM, encompassing
primary fund commitments, secondary fund investments and co-investment activities undertaken by a
team of 60, including 25 investment professionals. Merrick is a member of abrdn’s Private Equity
Investment Committee, and has additional responsibility of managing a number of client relationships.
An Australian with British dual-nationality, Merrick has over 30 years’ experience in the European
private equity industry.
Previous roles include: Head of European Investments and Senior Partner of Macquarie’s Private
Markets division (now Roc Partners); and 13 years as a Partner and Investment Committee member
of Primary Capital (the London-based, lower mid-market private equity firm) where he was
responsible for leading, originating and managing numerous private equity investments in the UK.
Merrick holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of
Merrick is a regular speaker at private equity conferences, and is a member of Invest Europe’s
Limited Partner Council.
Nicolò Miscioscia is Partner of Decalia SA an asset and wealth management group with CHF 5bn AuM based in Switzerland and Italy, and Head of Private Markets, an activity that he developed since its inception.
The Decalia Private Markets model is focused on the support and acceleration of the most talented and promising emerging GPs, with about CHF 1.6bn invested to date.
Nicolò began his career as an auditor in the financial sector at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Geneva and Luxembourg.
He then co-founded U-Start Club in Lugano and Milan, a private markets platform specialised in venture capital and minority growth equity syndications.
Nicolò Miscioscia is a chartered accountant ACCA and holds a BSc in Management from Cass Business School (now Bayes) in London.
Mr. Hill is the Chairperson of Adams Street’s Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee, and oversees Adams Street’s ESG efforts across all investment strategies. His career in the fields of ESG research and sustainability spans two decades, helping both companies and financial institutions minimize exposure to ESG risks and develop ESG strategies. Prior to joining Adams Street Partners, Mr. Hill worked at S&P Global Trucost where he provided data leveraged ESG insights to businesses and institutional investors.