Building on the success of the inaugural Private Equity Energy Forum in New York in October 2007, which demonstrated the scope of the industry’s ambition in the global energy arena, Private Equity International was delighted to announce the launch of the European edition in London on 17-18 June 2008. We developed a comprehensive programme which explored the key issues and drivers at the very core of alternative assets in the energy industry.
Delegates attending the forum heard from the leading players in the private equity energy sphere, including:
|“The 2007 Private Equity Energy Forum had a tremendous number of different perspectives and experiences. One heard from the founders and leaders of energy private equity investing, not just about what the opportunities they are focusing on, but on trends past and future in energy. Top notch event.”|
- Philip J. Deutch, Managing Partner, NGP Energy Technology Partners
A keynote address from William E. Macaulay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Reserve as well as a live on-stage interview of the UK Atomic Energy Authority's (UKAEA) Chairman, Lady Barbara Thomas Judge
Shawn Carraher, Senior Director Global Power Group, CERA
Brad Nordholm, CEO & Managing Director, Starwood Energy
Alex O'Cinneide, Investment Director, Masdar
Fiona Paulus, Global Head of Sponsors, ABN AMRO
Andrew Reicher, CEO, Globeleq
Thomas Sikorski, Managing Director, First Reserve
Arne Trondsen, Investment Director, Argentum
Shai Weiss, Managing Partner, Virgin Green Fund
Qaiser Zaman, Executive Director, Arcapita
As one of the largest and most complex industries in the world, energy is facing massive pressure to respond to a host of 21st century challenges. With energy prices at an all-time high and global warming a reality, energy efficiency and sustainability are presently among the most topical and challenging aspects of doing business.
The energy industry is at an inflexion point, where established assets have never been in more demand, but at the same time alternative forms of energy are providing investment opportunities and biofuel, solar and wind power, are seeing escalated demand after decades of marginality.
In the midst of these moving parts are flexible providers of capital and expertise – private equity firms. Energy specialist investors as well as generalists are increasingly entering the private equity energy space as the opportunities to capture value and provide change equity become more apparent. These returns-driven investors are bringing older, established assets together with new technologies and strategies as well as exposing a larger and larger base of investors to the global energy asset class.
The event brought together a distinguished group of leading entrepreneurs, investors and executives from all strata of the energy market to discuss the unfolding opportunities, and explore how private equity firms are applying their expertise and strength in sourcing deals, deploying and structuring capital and managing operations of energy projects.
Uniquely, it operated across the whole range of the energy sphere in which private equity firms operate – from complex oil and gas through to renewable alternative energy sources.
The programme was developed around the following core themes:
• Transformative investing in power and oil & gas assets
• New opportunities in alternative energy and cleantech: wind farms, solar energy, bio-fuels
• Focus on new developments in the nuclear space
• Paradigm shift in the oil-rich MENA countries for private equity firms
• Limited partner prospects and aims in allocating capital to private equity in energy
• Innovative exit strategies
• Case studies: Anatomies of some of private equity energy’s most successful investments
• Looking into the future of the private equity energy sector
The Forum combined keynote speeches from prominent thought leaders with expert panel sessions. Notably, it also included a series of specialist roundtables where delegates met seasoned practitioners to discuss these three particular segments of the energy space – oil and gas, power and alternative energy.
As ever, a premium was placed on networking at the event, with significant opportunities to meet the leading players in the energy sector, including the energy companies themselves who are interested in finding out more about securing private investment.
Those who attended include:
• Energy focused private investors
• Private equity fund managers
• Institutional investors investing – or planning to invest – in the energy sector
• Energy sector senior management
• Entrepreneurs and inventors
• Transaction intermediaries and service providers
|For detailed information on the programme, please contact: |
Veena Gupta on +44 20 7566 5459 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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