Iberian Private Equity Conference February 2014, Madrid

Fundraising – how to fundraise in the current market conditions

Moderator:Wilf Wilkinson, Partner, Acanthus Advisers


Jean-Philippe Kéravec, Partner, Campbell Lutyens
Beatriz González, Founder & Managing Partner, Seaya Ventures
Claudio Aguirre, Chairman & CEO, Altamar Private Equity
Íñigo Sánchez-Asiaín, Partner, Portobello Capital
HansvanSwaay, Partner, Lyrique

Summary of the questions and topics the panel covered

  • LP attitudes towards Spain – are they really changing? How is this affecting fundraising?
  • How can GPs differentiate themselves in a challenging market, where all track records will have taken some sort of ‘bashing’
  • How to secure an elusive first close
  • Role of government funds – a force for good or an enemy of healthy Darwinism
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