Private Equity is here to stay: Buyouts transform and consolidate whole industries while venture capital fosters research and innovation. The Private Equity Summit Series provides high level exchange and networking opportunities with leading Private Equity and Private Debt players, both from the industry, investment and research sectors.

Expert and research-driven
knowledge shared about
Private Equity and Private Debt investment strategies

Attended by leading European GPs, LPs and C-level advisors to ensure a high level exchange and networking

Supported by influential
private equity media outlets
and research firms

The Private Equity Summit series with annual conferences in Munich (since 2018) and Paris (since 2021)

The ambitions of the Private Equity Summit series

Key figures

countries represented
different angles (panel topics) brought to explore PE and PD opportunities
think 2021 will be a good PE Vintage year
think ESG integration is an urgent priority to generate value

*of the PE Summit audience 

The Doriot Award Participations

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the Private Equity Summits

Upcoming events

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PE Summit Munich
8 September 2022
©Photograph by Cedric VT
PE Summit Paris
23 November 2022

Past events

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PE Summit Munich
4 May 2021
©Photograph by KleeAlee 
PE Summit Paris
16 April 2021
©Photograph by Michael Siebert
PE Summit Munich
23/24 March 2020
©Photograph by Michael Siebert
PE Summit Munich
©Photograph by Michael Siebert 
PE Summit Munich

the Doriot award

It is intended to honor participants who, in the spirit of Georges Doriot, the founder of the world’s first private equity firm (American Research and Development), have published a scientific paper in the field of private equity (preferable focus is on buyouts and venture capital) with a high degree of innovative thinking and practical relevance.

The new global “Doriot Award for the Best Private Equity Research Paper” will be established within this 2021 conference. The Award Jury is comprised of a global elite of private equity researchers from, e.g., Harvard Business School, HHL, INSEAD, MIT and Stockholm School of Economics. Partners of the Doriot Award are Milbank LLP and Golding Capital Partners.

The jury

  • Michael McGirr

  • Yup S. Kim

  • Peter Nussbaum

  • Jeremy Golding

    Golding Capital Partners
  • Prof. Dr. Axel Wieandt

  • Prof. Per Strömberg, Ph.D.

    Stockholm School of Economics
  • Prof. Lily Fang, Ph.D.

  • Dr. Benjamin Hammer

    Lancaster University Management School
  • Prof. Antoinette Schoar, Ph.D.

    MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Prof. Victoria Ivashina, Ph.D.

    Harvard Business School
  • Spencer Ante

    FTI Consulting
  • Dr. Thomas A. Jesch


"I was there"

  • Henry Capelle

    Apax Partners
  • Alexandre Armbruster

    Caisse des Dépôts
  • Ryan El Housseini

    Oslo Pension Fund
  • Allison Spector

  • Bénédicte Rabier

    Natixis Investment Managers
  • Bernhard Engelien

    Greenhill & Co
  • Antoine Papiernik

    Sofinnova partners
  • Edouard Guigou

    Eurazeo Capital
  • Régis Lanove

    Belfius Insurance
  • J. David Enriquez

    NYC Retirement Systems
  • Anders Strömblad

  • Richard Wilmes

    Golding Capital Partners
  • Hervé Besnard

    Rivage Investment SAS
  • Jian Zhang

    Adams Street Partners
  • Gregory Brown

    UNC Institute for Private Capital
  • Marina Jovanovic

    L Catterton
  • Sophie Chateau

    LBO France
  • Nina Flitman

    S&P Capital IQ
  • Jean Christophe

    CAPVERIANT / Pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
  • Antoine Colson

  • Nicolas Marien

  • Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain

    Hengeler Mueller
  • Philip Goj

    Kirkland and Ellis
  • Neil MacDougall

    Silverfleet Capital
  • Florence Haas

    Bredin Prat
  • Maria Lettini

    FAIRR Initiative
  • Lily Fang

  • Raphaelle Koetschet

    Caisse des Dépôts
  • Prune Des Roches

    Andera Partners
  • Lauren Indvik

    Financial Times
  • Jean-François Le Ruyet

    Quilvest Capital Partners
  • David Lowery

  • A.J. Rohde

    Thoma Bravo
  • Emmanuelle Duten-Diehl

    Les Echos Capital Finance
  • Nicolas Darnaud

  • Olivier Rousseau

    Fonds de réserve pour les retraites
  • Olivier Gottschalg

  • Olivier Giscard D’Estaing

  • David Weeks

  • Nick Sherry

    Singapore Economic Forum
  • Nicolas Firzli

    World Pensions Council
  • Florian Kreitmeier

    SwanCap Partners
  • Jonathan Userovici
  • Dominique Gaillard

  • Dr. Benjamin Hammer

    Lancaster University Management School
  • Dr. Thomas A. Jesch



Private Equity Summit sponsorship packages will position your brand as a private equity leader willing to favor finance the real economy and faster innovation. Sponsors will benefit from speaking opportunities, brand visibility, free passes to the investors-attended conference.

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