Second Annual

Private Equity Secondaries

Wednesday, March 21 to Thursday, March 22, 2012
Crowne Plaza London, St. James, London
“This is a well organized conference and I very much enjoyed it.  The relevance of the topics selected was high and the speakers that participated were strong.  Definitely one I will want to join again next year”
Director, Lazard Private Fund Advisory Group 

Driven by huge regulatory pressure; fast recovery in valuations; the readiness of private equity firms to deploy (fast aging) dry powder – the secondary market deal flow is booming. With several milestone transactions exceeding one billion US dollars each and the transaction volume eclipsing $20 billion for the first time, last year was named by Cogent Partners as “the busiest year on record in the private equity secondary market”. With an unprecedentedly strong appetite from both the buy and sell side, a large number of private equity firms are now looking to join the boom and raise secondary funds next year.

Nonetheless, with the opaque and fiercely competitive nature of this market, pulling it off is not an easy task. When is it best time to sell and how do you evaluate the true value of your private equity holdings? What are the risks? What are restrictions on the transfer of interests? What are the alternatives to selling on a secondary market? How to source new deals and find out which LPs are selling? How to convert proposals into deals? How to add value to a secondary transaction? 


With this in mind - and building on a success of last year’s inaugural event - C5 Global Conferences is pleased to announce Second Annual Private Equity Secondaries Conference:  

A ONE STOP SHOP PLATFORM FOR:

Institutional Investors looking to: 
  • sell/divest private equity holdings
  • increase private equity holdings
  • invest in secondary private equity funds 

Primary and Secondary Private Equity Funds:  
  • active in purchasing, advising or investing in secondary transactions
  • with an insight into interesting assets at attractive pricing
  • whose LPs have capital call risk issues
  • managing venture capital, corporate or buyout tail end portfolios
  • focusing on credit strategies and are raising capital 

Intermediaries/Lawyers/Fund Administrators/Software Solution Providers