Sponsors & Partners

Platinum Sponsors

Bonn Steichen & Partners

Bonn Steichen & Partners

Bonn Steichen & Partners is a premier independent law firm serving domestic and international clients, including major financial institutions and corporations. The firm often works with well-known international law firms on cross-border transactions. Its partners are recognized experts in their field. With in excess of 70 professionals, Bonn Steichen & Partners offers a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of Luxembourg law.

www.bsp.lu/

Hosting sponsors

AlixPartners

AlixPartners

AlixPartners is a global firm of senior business and consulting professionals that specializes in improving corporate financial and operational performance, executing corporate turnarounds and providing litigation consulting and forensic accounting services when it really matters – in urgent, high-impact situations.

https://www.alixpartners.com/
Orrick

Orrick

Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago, Orrick today has offices in major markets worldwide. Approximately a quarter of the firm’s practice is outside the United States, led from offices in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, China, Japan and Taiwan, as well as an affiliated office in Côte d’lvoire.

www.orrick.com/index.asp
HIG Capital

HIG Capital

Founded in 1993 in the US, H.I.G. Capital is one of the world’s leading international private equity investment firms with €21bn of equity capital under management. H.I.G. Capital focuses on investing in mid-sized companies through its five offices in Europe (Paris, London, Hamburg, Madrid and Milan), nine offices in the US (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Stamford) and its three offices in Central and South America (Bogota, Mexico and Rio de Janeiro).

www.higcapital.com/
Scotto & Associés

Scotto & Associés

With a unique combination of legal, tax and financial expertise, Scotto & Associés stand alongside executives in domestic and international highly sophisticated and competitive environments

www.scotto-associes.com/
Sycomore Corporate Finance

Sycomore Corporate Finance

Sycomore Corporate Finance is an independent investment bank offering a full range of advisory services in corporate finance (mergers & acquisitions, management advisory, capital structure). Founded in 2012 by Olivier Barret, Pierre-Arnaud de Lacharrière and François Vigne, Sycomore Corporate Finance relies on a dedicated team of 15 professionals and has since completed over 30 transactions for a cumulated value of c.€35 bn, of which recently MOM group, Kerneos, Cerba HealthCare, Chryso, Colisée and IPH.

www.sycomore-cf.com
European Capital

European Capital

European Capital is the private debt activity of LGT Capital Partners. European Capital manages c. €800m of assets and invests in unitranche and subordinated debt from €5m to €100m. LGT CP is a leading alternative investment specialist with over $55bn in AuM for c. 450 institutional clients. A team of 400 professionals is responsible for managing programs focusing on private markets, liquid alternatives and multi-asset class solutions. Headquartered in Pfäffikon (CH) the firm has 10 offices in the world.

www.europeancapital.com/
Crédit Mutuel - CIC

Crédit Mutuel - CIC

Crédit Mutuel - CIC is the 2nd largest retail banking network in France with a strong regional footprint and a longstanding position as a key partner for mid-cap companies. The Acquisition Finance business line is active in Paris with 40 professionals, at the regional level with 25 professionals and also in foreign branches (London, New York, Singapore). It delivers bespoke financing solutions on all types of acquisitions (LBO’s, Strategic Acquisitions,…) with a strong focus on mid-cap transactions.

https://www.cic.fr/fr/
TAJ société d'avocats

TAJ société d'avocats

Taj is a law firm specialized in providing strategic tax & legal expertise. With approximately 500 practitioners, including 51 partners, Taj has offices in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon and Marseille. Taj is a Deloitte network entity, the leading global professional services organizations and works together with over 40,000 Deloitte tax and legal practitioners in more than 150 countries.

www.taj.fr/
S&P Global Market Intelligence

S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

www.spcapitaliq.com/
Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings

Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services and is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, Fitch Solutions, Fitch Learning, and BMI Research. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is majority owned by Hearst. For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

www.fitchratings.com
FONTENAY Operating Partner

FONTENAY Operating Partner

Externalized Operating Partner Fontenay is the investor's partner, supporting the portfolio companies CEOs and management teams. Our experts master all facets of management. We have the well-honed experience and a unique digital and methodological toolbox to help create value in small and medium-sized companies. Let us support your investments and boost top and bottom lines growth!

www.fontenay-op.com/
Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown is a global legal services provider advising clients across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The fi rm includes about 1 500 lawyers. This unequalled on-the-ground presence in the world’s leading markets for legal services enables Mayer Brown to offer clients access to local market expertise on a global basis.

https://www.mayerbrown.com/fr/
Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm with approximately 1,000 lawyers in 21 offices on 4 continents. Our Private Equity Practice is highly regarded. We have wide-ranging experience advising private equity funds and management teams in all stages of private equity transactions, whether a client requires assistance to structure, finance or manage a transaction, or seeks strategies to exit a deal.

www.paulhastings.com/
Perceva

Perceva

Perceva is an independent investment company, focusing on French midcap companies facing challenges.

www.perceva.fr
Banque Privée 1818

Banque Privée 1818

Specialized in wealth-management and financial solutions, Banque Privée 1818 offers high-net-worth individuals and their family, a complete range of products and services designed to structure and manage their assets: Legal and tax engineering, Corporate Advisory, Asset management, Life insurance, Financing. Its French and foreign clients are served through three closely related entities: Banque Privée 1818, located in Paris, Natixis Private Banking, located in Luxembourg and in Belgium.

www.banqueprivee1818.com/
JAGUAR LAND ROVER FRANCE

JAGUAR LAND ROVER FRANCE

Since the first Jaguar car was produced in 1935 we have pushed the boundaries of what is possible, inspired by our founder, Sir William Lyons. He insisted that every car the company produced combined performance and beauty like no other. His uncompromising vision set new benchmarks that we still live by.

https://www.jaguar.fr/
HAYFIN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

HAYFIN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Founded in 2009, Hayfin is an independent investment firm that provides lending solutions to middle-market companies and asset management services to institutional clients, with a focus on the four strategies of Direct Lending, Special Situations, Liquid Credit, and Securitised Credit. Since its inception, Hayfin has extended more than €10 billion in loans to over 230 companies.

hayfin.com/
Fulbrook Capital Management

Fulbrook Capital Management

Fulbrook is an independent financing advisor on complex national and international commercial claims. Fulbrook has created and occupies a special space in this industry, basically acting as an investment advisory firm in the industry. It represents claimants and who need assistance in: evaluating their claims or portfolios of claims; preparing and/or improving the claims for investment, and prosecution; and/or sourcing capital.

www.fulbrookmanagement.com
21 PARTNERS

21 PARTNERS

21 Partners is a European private equity group, investing in mid-market companies based in Italy, France, Switzerland and Poland, through local funds. The Group, created by Alessandro Benetton and Gérard Pluvinet, has completed more than 95 investments in mid-market over the past 25 years.

www.21partners.com
ROTHSCHILD&Co

ROTHSCHILD&Co

With a team of 3,400 talented financial service specialists in 40 countries across the world, we deliver a unique global perspective. Our integrated global network of trusted professionals and decision makers provide in-depth market intelligence, meaning we can be closer to current issues than any other global financial institution in our core markets. This scale, local knowledge and intellectual capital allows us to provide a distinct perspective and effective long-term solutions for our clients.

https://www.rothschildandco.com/
The Silver Company

The Silver Company

The Silver Company is an independent financial advisory firm, for managers only. We assist management (i) to become shareholder or increase its shareholding in the company they operate (ii) to fulfill its business ambitions by structuring the adequate financial environment (scheme and partners). Our multiple expertise and experience reflected in our credentials gives a cutting edge to managers seeking to take their business and team a decisive step further. Make it possible.

www.thesilvercompany.eu/
ACTIVA CAPITAL

ACTIVA CAPITAL

Activa Capital is an independent private equity company with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Its mission is to partner with ambitious French SMEs, valued at €20-200m. Activa Capital has currently over €500m of funds under management making it well-positioned to provide the financial and human resources necessary to accelerate the development of its investee companies. The Activa Capital team supports management teams and provides the resources necessary to realise the full potential of their businesses.

www.activacapital.com/fr/
DC ADVISORY

DC ADVISORY

DC Advisory is a leading European M&A advisory firm with a global presence thanks to Daiwa, its mother company. We serve clients with diversified profiles: corporates, private equity houses, entrepreneurs, financial institutions and public bodies. We strive to offer highly tailored M&A and debt advice.

fr.dcadvisory.com/
Luther

Luther

Luther is a leading German commercial law firm that offers comprehensive legal and tax services. The full-service law firm employs more than 350 lawyers and tax advisors and is represented at 10 German economic centres and at important investment locations and financial centres in Europe and Asia with international offices in Brussels, London, Luxembourg, Shanghai, Singapore and Yangon practicing local law.

www.luther-lawfirm.com/home.html
FCDE

FCDE

FCDE (Fonds de Consolidation et de Développement des Entreprises) accompanies transformation of companies with high potential. It brings together the main French financial institutions in France (bpifrance, banks and insurance companies.) FCDE is managed by Consolidation & Developpement Gestion, an independent management company accredited by the AMF (French SEC).

www.fonds-fcde.fr/?gcms_page=fr-fr-home
SGG Group

SGG Group

SGG Group is a leading investor services firm providing the most extensive range of compliance, administration and asset services to alternative investment funds, international companies, HNW families and entrepreneurs.

www.sgggroup.com/
Linklaters

Linklaters

Established in London in 1838 and in Paris for more than 40 years, Linklaters is one of the most recognised legal firms on the French market. Our lawyers advise clients on all aspects of their complex corporate, financial transactions and litigation needs in a national and international context. Our private equity team combines unparalleled expertise in corporate, tax, restructuring, banking and competition law, advising on the most significant and complex PE deals in France for over a decade.

www.linklaters.com/pages/index.aspx
Montefiore Investment

Montefiore Investment

Founded in 2005, Montefiore Investment has become a leading player in the French small-midcap private equity market. With its “Focus & Growth” strategy, the firm successfully supports service companies in their growth or transformation strategies by providing sector expertise, strategic support and financial know how. Over the past ten years, Montefiore Investment has gained the trust of top-tier French and international investors thanks to its long-term performance which is one of the best in Europe.

www.montefiore.fr/
ACA NEXIA

ACA NEXIA

Aca Nexia gathers 200 professionals including 18 partners and serves nearly 1500 customers in audit, accounting, transaction services and financial consulting. The teams have acquired a solid international experience and they support their customers, throughout the Nexia network, in most countries over the 5 continents.

www.aca.nexia.fr/
BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 156,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors.

www.bnpparibas.com/
Société Générale Securities Services

Société Générale Securities Services

Established in 27 locations worldwide with 4,000 employees, SOCIETE GENERALE Securities Services provides a full range of securities services that are adapted to the latest financial markets and regulatory trends: clearing services, custody and trustee services, retail custody services, liquidity management, fund administration and asset servicing, fund distribution and global issuer services.

www.securities-services.societegenerale.com/en/
Lantourne & Associés

Lantourne & Associés

Reference law firm in Restructuring, Litigation and White Collar Crime in France, LANTOURNE & ASSOCIES was founded in 2014 by Maurice LANTOURNE, Flavie HANNOUN and Kristell CATTANI. In less than a year the team was recognized by national and international legal rankings as a « major key player» on its market. In 2015, Maurice LANTOURNE was elected Restructuring Lawyer of the Year by his peers, and the law firm won the « Trophées du Droit » in Restructuring & Insolvency.

www.lantourne.fr/
BCM AJ

BCM AJ

BCM is a French Official Receivers’ company registered on the French national list of court-appointed receivers and made up of three partners, Mr. Eric Bauland, Mr. Charles-Henri Carboni and Ms. Carole Martinez. Thanks to the support of 60 associates across 8 offices, BCM provides main stakeholders and their legal advisors the tools needed for both (i) pre-insolvency proceedings and (ii)judicial proceedings, when applicable.

www.bcm-aj.fr/
McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have 19 offices around the world and a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai. The expansion of our international platform has supported numerous cross-border transactions and litigation matters, while providing the experience necessary to offer corporate/private equity, international and domestic tax, labor, competition, intellectual property and regulatory counsel to clients.

www.mwe.com/
Amundi Real and Alternative Assets

Amundi Real and Alternative Assets

Amundi is Europe’s largest asset manager by market capitalization and number 5 worldwide with over 1.3 trillion euros of assets across six investment hubs. In 2016, Amundi launched a platform dedicated to real and alternative assets to provide easier access to unlisted investments, including through two innovative partnerships with EDF in infrastructure and CEA in venture capital. This platform has a headcount of 200 people for AUM of €37 billion, and specializes in European private assets.

www.amundi.com/
Tikehau Investment Management

Tikehau Investment Management

Tikehau Capital is an asset management and investment group which manages €10.3bn of assets, with shareholders’ equity of €1.5bn (as at 31.03.2017). The Group invests in various asset classes (private debt, real-estate, private equity and liquid strategies), including through its asset management subsidiary Tikehau IM, on behalf of institutional and private investors. Tikehau Capital is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A (ISIN code: FR0013230612; Ticker: TKO.FP)

www.tikehauim.com/
Drooms

Drooms

Drooms (drooms.com), the leading provider of Virtual Data Rooms, allows companies controlled access to confidential corporate data across company boundaries. Confidential business processes such as real estate transactions, M&A, non-performing loans (NPL), and board communications are handled securely and efficiently by Drooms. More than 25,000 companies currently use Drooms and over 10,000 complex transactions amounting to a total of over EUR 300 billion have been handled by the software specialist.

https://www.drooms.com/fr
June Partners

June Partners

June Partners is a results-oriented and operational consulting firm that supports companies in transformation (growth, rationalization and reorganization, technological change, financial crisis, performance research, etc.). June Partners’ experts in Financial Performance, Operations and Corporate Finance are commited to helping you achieve consistent, sustainable performance. The firm counts 10 Partners, 50 experienced employees, senior sector advisors and business experts working in France and abroad.

www.june-partners.com/
Rhum J.M.

Rhum J.M.

Le RHUM J.M est considéré par les connaisseurs comme le meilleur rhum vieux de la Martinique. Il est produit depuis des siècles selon les techniques ancestrales édictées par son fondateur ,Jean Marie MARTIN. Cette rhumerie atypique du Nord de la Martinique doit sa renommée internationale au soin particulier accordé à chaque étape de la production et au respect des éléments naturels avec lesquels elle compose.

www.rhum-jm.com/
CM-CIC Private Debt

CM-CIC Private Debt

Founded in 2003, CM-CIC Private Debt is an Asset Manager dedicated to non-banking/private debt solutions. With over €1bn of AUM and 12 highly skilled professionals today, CM-CIC Private Debt is one of the main players in mezzanine and senior debt financing, focusing on French SMEs and ISEs. CM-CIC Private Debt enjoys a strong and qualified deal flow, thanks to its management team long haul and recognized experience on this market, and also to its privileged partnership with Crédit Mutuel - CIC Group.

https://www.cmcic-privatedebt.com/fr/index.html
FACTOFRANCE

FACTOFRANCE

FACTOFRANCE , a subsidiary of CM-CIC group is dedicated to provide working capital solutions to its customers and help them grow their businesses across Europe. Factofrance brings its 50 years of experience to deliver high value offers, to its partners and customers with an International, Structured and Restructuring focus.

https://www.factofrance.com
Lbo Managers

Lbo Managers

Founded in 2006, LBO Managers have acted as financial advisers to CEOs and management teams in deals worth from 20m€ to 2bn€, in France, the UK, the Benelux. LBO Managers are acting exclusively on behalf of CEOs and management teams, securing thereby a fully independent financial advice. Particularly active in LBO situations, from transaction initiation to unwinding, they have developed a recognized expertise in the negociation of "Management Packages" including incentives and compensations.

www.lbomanagers.com/fr/index.php
ANAPLAN

ANAPLAN

Anaplan is driving a new age of connected planning. Large and fast-growing organizations use Anaplan’s cloud platform in every business function to make better-informed plans and decisions and drive faster, more effective planning processes. Anaplan also provides support, training, and planning transformation advisory services.

https://www.anaplan.com
ZUORA

ZUORA

Zuora is the world’s leading provider of subscription billing, commerce and finance solutions to companies of all sizes (Enterprises to SMBs). One of the world’s fastest growing software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, Zuora is the recognized leader of a new software category focused on building and maintaining subscriber relationships in the Subscription Economy®. We call this new category, Relationship Business Management (RBM).

https://fr.zuora.com/
MUZINICH & CO

MUZINICH & CO

Muzinich & Co. is a privately owned, institutionally focused investment firm specialising in public and private corporate credit with $37.6 billion of assets under management (30 September 2017). The firm, which was founded in New York in 1988, has offices in New York, Dublin, London, Manchester, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Milan, Madrid and Singapore. It offers global and region-specific investment programs that include high yield and investment grade bonds, syndicated loans, and middle market loans.

www.muzinich.com/
SCA

SCA

SCA est un cabinet d’avocats en droit social entièrement dédiés au restructuring et hyperspécialisés dans cette matière, intervenant auprès des chefs d’entreprise, des administrateurs et mandataires judiciaires.

LOMBARD INTERNATIONAL ASSURANCE

LOMBARD INTERNATIONAL ASSURANCE

Lombard International Assurance is a leading life insurance-based wealth solutions provider, combining the strength and expertise of two specialist life insurance companies with over 25 years’ experience and market leadership in their respective fields. Lombard International Assurance provides wealth structuring solutions using unit-linked life insurance to high net worth individuals, their families and institutions around the globe.

www.lombardinternational.com/en-US/Home

Media & Institutions

LPEA

LPEA

The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association is the representative body of PE & venture capital professionals in Luxembourg. With over 150 members, LPEA plays a leading role in the discussion and development of the investment framework and actively promotes the industry beyond the country’s borders. Luxembourg disposes of a stable tax regime and is today at the forefront of international PE regulation providing a flexible, secure, predictable and multi-lingual jurisdiction to operate in.

www.lpea.lu/
CVCA

CVCA

The CVCA is the voice of Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry. The CVCA’s members manage the vast majority of private capital (venture capital, private equity, venture debt, mezzanine capital) that is designated to grow Canadian businesses. The CVCA fosters professional development, networking, communication, research and education, and represents its members on all matters of public policy matters. Founded in 1974 the CVCA has been serving its members for 40 years.

www.cvca.ca/
BVK

BVK

The German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) is the Berlin-based association of private equity and venture capital firms across all market segments operating in Germany. BVK has almost 190 full and more than 100 associated members. BVK aims to create the best possible conditions for private equity and venture capital in Germany. Further information: www.bvkap.de

AFIC

AFIC

L’AFIC regroupe la quasi-totalité des équipes de capital-investissement actives en France et compte à ce titre plus de 300 membres actifs. Promouvoir la place et le rôle du capital-investissement, participer activement à son développement en fédérant l’ensemble de la profession et établir les meilleures pratiques, méthodes et outils pour un exercice professionnel et responsable du métier d’actionnaire figurent parmi les priorités de l’AFIC.

www.afic.asso.fr/Website/site/fra_accueil.htm
Closing Circle

Closing Circle

Closing Circle is a European Platform dedicated to Private Equity, Venture Capital and M&A in Europe. With subscribers present in 25 countries, it is a dedicated community for dealmakers that qualify as LPs and GPs, institutional investors, funds of funds, private equity firms, M&A advisors, lenders and due diligence service providers, providing up-to-date information on European-focused PE/VC activity.

www.closingcircle.com
Insol Europe

Insol Europe

INSOL Europe is the European organisation of professionals who specialise in insolvency, bankruptcy and business reconstruction & recovery. The mission of the association is to take and maintain a leading role in European business recovery, turnaround and insolvency issues, to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas amongst its members and to discuss business recovery, turnaround and insolvency issues with official European and other international bodies who are affected by those procedures.

www.insol-europe.org/
AVCO

AVCO

AVCO is the national association for Austria's private equity industry and corporate finance service providers. AVCO encompasses private equity houses – from venture capital and expansion financing to buy-outs – as well as various other institutions and companies which are interested in developing the private equity and venture capital industry in Austria – from service providers, banks, investors to portfolio companies and professionals.

https://www.avco.at/
ARE

ARE

L’Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises (ARE) regroupe environ 230 professionnels impliqués régulièrement dans les opérations de restructuration afin de développer une culture de la prévention des difficultés et permettre une meilleure compréhension de l’environnement de l’entreprise en crise par la communauté des affaires et les pouvoirs publics.

www.are.fr/