Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference (PEVC)

Barcelona, April 5, 2019

Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference (PEVC)

The Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference (PEVC) is hosted by IESE Business School, the CFA Society Spain, and ASCRI for professionals from the industry to exchange perspectives, experiences, and trends affecting the alternative asset management business. This year, the conference will center on the change in the business cycle. As there seems to be a general consensus in the investment community that a slowdown in economic activity is approaching, we will be asking reputed investors their view and how it is reflected in their investment strategy. Moreover, we will also be discussing the importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria as an element of investment criteria.

The conference will take place on April 5, 2019, and will feature industry leaders and successful investors from the most reputable firms in Europe in both private equity—Advent, AnaCap, and CVC, among others—and venture capital—Caixa Capital Risc, Kibo Ventures, and Seaya.

The PEVC Conference is jointly organized by the IESE PEVC Club, CFA Society Spain, and ASCRI.


• IESE’s PEVC Club is a student organization that strives to foster communication between the most remarkable industry professionals and MBA students from top business schools.

• CFA Society Spain is the local society of the CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. CFA Institute’s aim is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow

• ASCRI is the Spanish association of private equity and venture capital and is composed of 100+ local and international investment firms. ASCRI represents the sector before the Spanish government, institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, and media.

Lastly, 100% of the profit from PEVC Conference tickets will be donated to Mary’s Meals. Mary’s Meals provide one daily meal in a place of education, to attract chronically hungry and poor children into a classroom where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.

Gold Sponsors

We are grateful for the support of our gold sponsors:

Bronze Sponsor

We are grateful for the support of our bronze sponsor:
Baker McKenzie


We are grateful for the support of our partners:
Mary's Meals

Organizing Committee

Partial List of Speakers

Tentative Agenda


08:15 – 09:00 – Registration & coffee

09:00 – 09:10 – Welcome Address

• Marc Badia, Associate Professor of Accounting and Control, IESE

09:10 – 09:50 – PE Key Note

• Joe Giannamore, CEO and CIO, AnaCap Financial Partners

Moderator: Christian Eufinger, Assistant Professor of Financial Management

09:50 – 10:30 – PE Panel Discussion: Spain as an Investment Destination

• Jose Antonio Torre de Silva, Partner, CVC Capital Partners

Moderator: Jose Zudaire, Managing Director, ASCRI

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break (Q-300)

11:00 – 11:15 – Partner Key Note: Mary’s Meals

• Peter Higgins, Board member, Mary’s Meals

11:15 – 11:55 – PE Panel Discussion: investing in a crowded market

• Claudio Aguirre, Founding Partner, Altamar

• Carlos Julià, Managing Director, Miura Private Equity

• Jaime Bergel, Managing Director, HIG Capital

Moderator: Alvaro Arias – Co-Head Global PE&VC Practice Pedersen&Partners

11:55 – 12:35 – PE Panel Discussion: ESG and best practice in Private Equity

• Pol Ferrer, Investment Professional, Abac Capital

• Enrique Tombas, Founding Partner, Suma Capital

• Eduardo Navarro, Founding Partner, Sherpa Capital

Moderator: Miguel Zurita – Managing Partner Altamar

12:35 – 14:00 – Networking Lunch (North Campus Dining Room)

14:00 – 14:40 – PE Keynote Lecture: Alternative Lending

• Pedro Manen, Managing Director, Marlborough Partners

14:40 – 15:20 – VC Panel: Current Trends in VC

• Aris Xenofontos, Principal, Seaya

• Paula Sancho, Managing Director, Finaves

• Javier Torremocha, Founding Partner, Kibo Ventures

Moderator: Thomas Klueter, Assistant Professor of Entrepeneurship, IESE Business School

15:20 – 16:00 – VC Panel: CVC and Alternative Models of Investment

• Xavier Alvarez Forn, Managing Director, Caixa Capital Risc

• Luis Martin Cabiedes, Founding Partner, Cabiedes & Partners

• Enrique Dupuy, Head of global investments, Wayra

Moderator: Thomas Klueter, Assistant Professor of Entrepeneurship, IESE Business School

16:00 – 16:30 – Coffee break (Q-300)

16:30 – 17:10 – Key Note: Building Up a Diversified Alternative Asset Management Business

• Christophe Evain, Former CEO and CIO, ICG – Intermediate Capital Group

17:10 – 17:50 – PE Keynote Lecture: The Promises and Perils of “Going Private”

• Sharon Katz, Professor, INSEAD

17:50 – 18:00 – Closing remark

• Thomas Klueter, Assistant Professor of Entrepeneurship, IESE Business School

18:00+ – Cocktail & closing event (Q-300)


Dates and Venue

April 5, 2019


North Campus, Aula Magna

c/ Arnús i Garí, 3-7

08034 Barcelona, Spain

+34 93 253 42 00

More Information


Sansi Pedralbes

(5 minutes walk from IESE)
Av. Pearson 1-3,
08034 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 206 38 80


Torre Girona Residence Halls

(10 minutes walk from IESE)
Passeig dels Til·lers, 19
08034 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 390 43 00


AC Victoria Suites

(15 minutes walk from IESE)
C/ Beltrán i Ròzpide, 7-9 (before Av. Pedralbes, 16)
08034 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 206 99 00


abba Garden Hotel

(20 minutes walk from IESE)
C/ Santa Rosa, 33
08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona
Tel: +34 935 03 54 54


Upper Diagonal

(15 minutes walk from IESE)
Passeig de Manuel Girona, 7,
08034 Barcelona
Tel: +34 932 04 65 73