International Search Fund Conference 2015

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International Search Fund Conference


Friday, April 24, 2015

Time Event/Session Room/Location 
10:30-11:30RegistrationSouth Campus, Foyer 
11:00-11:30 Primer: What is a Search Fund?
For those who are new to the search fund model, learn the basics: what a search fund is and how it works.
Chair: Rob Johnson 
South Campus, Classroom G-302
G Building 
11:30-12:30Panel Discussion: The Search Fund Model
Learn more about the way search funds have developed and then hear from the people who are tracking search funds around the world about the results of these searches.

Guest speakers: Sara Rosenthal (GSB, Stanford), Lenka Kolarova (IESE Business School), Sandro Mina (USA, Investor), Jürgen Rilling (Germany, Investor)
Chair: Jonathan Moules, Financial Times


South Campus Auditorium 
12:45-14:00Networking LunchNorth Campus, Dining Room 
14:00-15:15Panel Discussion: What has made the search fund model successful?
Hear investor and searcher insights about the key factors that have contributed to successful funded searches.

Panel: Serial search fund investors Coley Andrews (US), Will Thorndike (US), Bill Egan (US)
Chair: Rob Johnson


South Campus Auditorium 
15:15-16:45Panel Discussion: Challenges for International Search Funds
Learn about the challenges faced by entrepreneurs who have done, and are doing, searches outside the United States and Canada.

Panel: Searchers Jane Kaggwa (Kenya), Marc Bartomeus (Spain), Till Bossert (Switzerland), Anish Patel (UK)
Chair: Peter Kelly
South Campus Auditorium
16:45-17:15Coffee BreakLounge South Campus
F Building
17:15-18:30Panel Discussion: Now I am a CEO... What do I do?
Find out how investors as well as searchers have contributed to the search process and to the success of acquired companies. (It's not what you might think!)

Panel: Searcher CEO's Ritz Steytler (UK), Alexander Kirn (Germany), Mario Sicilia (Mexico), Jose Stella (Puerto Rico)
Chair: Simon Webster


South Campus Auditorium 
18:30-20:00Networking CocktailNorth Campus Terrace


April 24, 2015

Registration Deadline

April 22, 2015


IESE Business School

Av. Pearson, 21
08034 Barcelona


Lenka Kolarova
IESE Search Fund Center