Oxford Private Equity Forum 2014, 5 June 2014, 1200 – 1830

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The annual Oxford Private Equity Forum brings together practitioners, investors and advisers from the private equity industry internationally along with some of the leading academics who study private equity to discuss key issues facing the sector.

This year, for the first time, the Forum will be structured around a series of debates on some of the most provocative questions being asked in and about the sector.

  • Do we need PE to add value into a company?
  • PE under fire: Misalignment of interest, LPs going solo, taxes, the SEC et al.
  • Leverage going wild again. What will you do when the music stops (again)?
  • Do emerging markets need Westerners or can they do it themselves?

After an overview of Private Equity research being conducted at Oxford, there will be four debate sessions in which speakers will defend their positions in response to a specific question followed by questions from the floor.

Professor Tim Jenkinson, Director of the Private Equity Institute at Saïd Business School said: “We have designed the Oxford Private Equity forum so that senior industry figures will give their honest views on contentious topics. I am looking forward to a lively debate.’

You are invited to join this event.

The programme for the event is as follows:

12:00-12:40: Registration

12:40-12:50: Welcome and introduction by Tim Jenkinson

12.50 – 13.45: Oxford research in Private Equity
Tim Jenkinson and Ludovic Phalippou

13.45 – 14.45: Do we need PE to add value into a company?
Convenor: Tim Jenkinson

  • Chris Woodhouse, CEO, RAC
  • Zillah Byng-Maddick, CEO, Future Plc
  • Jean-Marc Jabre, Managing Director Private Equity, Morgan Stanley

14.45 – 15.45: PE under fire: Misalignment of interest, LPs going solo, taxes, the SEC et al.
Convenor: Ludovic Phalippou

  • Peter Cornelius, Managing Director, Economics & Strategy, AlpInvest Partners
  • Stephen Catling, Investment Director, Chamonix Private Equity

15.45 – 16.15: Break

16.15 – 17.15: Is leverage going wild again?
Convenor: Andreas Angelopoulos

  • Peter Marshall, Managing Director and Co-Head of European Restructuring, Houlihan Lokey
  • Justin Bickle, Managing Director, Oak Tree Capital Management (UK) LLP
  • Oliver Kehren, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

17.15 – 18.15: Do emerging markets need Westerners or can they do it themselves?
Convenor: Li Jin, Professor of Emerging Market Finance, University of Oxford

  • Lloyd West, Director, The Abraaj Group
  • David Easton, Director, Direct Investments, CDC Group Plc

18.15 Drinks reception
18.45 End

Many of the speakers will be available for press interviews. More details are available on the website

To register to attend, or to speak with Professor Tim Jenkinson, please contact the press office:

Clare Fisher, Head of Public Relations, Saïd Business School
Mobile: +44 (0)7912 771090; Tel: +44 (0) 1865 288968
Email: clare(dot)fisher(at)sbs(dot)ox(dot)ac(dot)uk

Josie Powell, Press Officer
Mobile +44 (0)7711 387215; Tel: +44 (0) 1865 288403
Email: josie(dot)powell(at)sbs(dot)ox(dot)ac(dot)uk or pressoffice(at)sbs(dot)ox(dot)ac(dot)uk

Notes to editors

1 Private Equity Forum


2 About the Oxford Private Equity Institute

The Private Equity Institute aims to be the leading academic institution in the field of private equity. It produces research that is published in the world’s leading journals, runs courses for Oxford students and executives around the world, and encourages debate about the private equity sector. For more information please see [http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ideas-impact/privateequity

3 About Saïd Business School

Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a vibrant and innovative business school, but yet deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university. We create programmes and ideas that have global impact. We educate people for successful business careers, and as a community seek to tackle world-scale problems. We deliver cutting-edge programmes and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society. We seek to be a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class University, tackling world-scale problems.

In the Financial Times European Business School ranking (Dec 2013) Saïd is ranked 12th. It is ranked 13th worldwide in the FT’s combined ranking of Executive Education programmes (May 2013) and 23rd in the world in the FT ranking of MBA programmes (Jan 2014). The MBA is ranked 5th in Businessweek’s full time MBA ranking outside the USA (Nov 2012) and is ranked 5th among the top non-US Business Schools by Forbes magazine (Sep 2013). The Executive MBA is ranked 23rd worldwide in the FT’s ranking of EMBAs (Oct 2013). The Oxford MSc in Financial Economics is ranked 6th in the world in the FT ranking of Masters in Finance programmes (Jun 2013). In the UK university league tables it is ranked first of all UK universities for undergraduate business and management in The Guardian (Jun 2013) and has ranked first in nine of the last ten years in The Times (Sept 2013). For more information, see [http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/

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