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Partner, Co-CEO - Apax Partners
Andrew Sillitoe has been Co-CEO of Apax since 2014. He is Chairman of the Apax Global Investment Committee and the Digital Investment Committee, amongst others. He is also a member of the Apax Executive Committee. He has been based in London since joining the Firm in 1998, focusing on Tech & Telco investments.
Andrew has been involved in a number of investments including Inmarsat, Intelsat, King, Orange Switzerland, TIVIT, TDC and Unilabs.
Prior to joining Apax, Andrew was a consultant at LEK. Andrew holds an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD.
Andrew is also a member of the UK Investment Council.
Managing Director - KKR
Franziska Kayser (London) joined KKR in 2011 and is a member of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry team within KKR's Private Equity platform in EMEA. She has been involved in KKR's investments in Axel Springer, GfK, Trainline, Scout24 Switzerland, SMCP and Wild Flavors.
Franziska Kayser currently serves on the board of directors of Axel Springer. She is further part of KKR’s Global and European Inclusion & Diversity Council and sits on SEO London’s AIP advisory board. Prior to joining KKR, she worked in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse in London.
She holds a First Class Honours BA from McGill University, Canada.
Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Real Estate - ICG
Krysto Nikolic is a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate at ICG. He is a member of ICG’s Management Committee.
Prior to joining ICG, he was Head of European Real Estate at Starwood Capital Group, where he served on its Global Investment and Operating Committees.
Previously, Krysto was a Partner at TPG and started his career at Goldman Sachs International.
Krysto has led over $14 billion of real estate acquisitions and served on the Board of Directors of multiple portfolio companies and real estate platforms. He holds an MA from Cambridge University.
Co-Head - Senior Debt Partners
Peter joined ICG in June 2017, and is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Senior Debt Partners strategy. Prior to joining ICG, he was the Portfolio Manager for Avenue Capital’s direct lending business in Europe, having joined Avenue in September 2012 to establish that business.
Previously Peter was a Managing Director and Head of Sponsor Leveraged Finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and before that a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsor Coverage and Leverage Finance groups at Merrill Lynch. Previously, he worked for Barclays Capital in their Leveraged Finance & Sponsor Coverage Group and NatWest Markets in their Acquisition Finance team.
Peter received a first class honours degree in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University.
Managing Director – TowerBrook Capital Partners (U.K.) LLP
Jamaria Kong is a Managing Director of TowerBrook, where she co-leads Digital. Jamaria is responsible for Digital Value Creation across nearly 30 European portfolio companies and has been actively implementing Artificial Intelligence.
Previously, Jamaria was an independent management consultant to private equity firms and large corporates. She was formerly the Managing Partner at Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s advisory and consulting services.
Prior to that, Jamaria was an Associate Director at EY’s transaction advisory services and an Executive Advisor at KPMG’s deal advisory team.
Jamaria earned her BSc in Business Information Technology and M.Com. in International Business from the University of New South Wales.
Principal – Cinven
Channelle is a member of the TMT sector team. She has been involved in a number of transactions, including Allegro, Kurt Geiger, MasMovil and RTB House.
Prior to joining Cinven, Channelle worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division as a member of the Consumer Retail and Healthcare team, focusing on M&A and IPO transactions.
Channelle has a BA in Economics and Business from University College London.
She joined Cinven in 2015.
Director - MV Credit
Joined in 2014 - Director. Guy joined MV Credit as a member of the Deal Team. Prior to MV Credit, Guy worked in the UK M&A Team at Barclays in London.
Guy holds a BSc (first class) in Accounting & Finance from The University of Warwick.
Managing Director - Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Private Credit
Michael is a managing director in Direct Lending within Goldman Sachs Asset & Wealth Management with coverage responsibility for the TMT sector and also the Benelux region.
Michael joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in Leveraged Finance within Investment Banking in 2012 and later joined AWM Direct Lending in 2015.
Michael earned a BSc. in Economics & Finance from University College Dublin in 2012.
Partner - CVC Credit
Miguel Toney, Partner at CVC is a member of the Private Credit team based in London.
Prior to joining CVC, Miguel was a Partner at Park Square Capital. Miguel also spent 11 years at MezzVest (now MV Credit), and two years at Credit Suisse.
Miguel holds an MBA from Said Business School (University of Oxford), and a BA in Economics and International Politics from Vassar College, New York.
Managing Director - Hayfin
Nino Mowinckel joined Hayfin in 2019 and serves as a Managing Director in the Maritime Team. Prior to this, he was at Breakwater Capital which began an exclusive partnership with Hayfin in 2014.
Prior to joining Breakwater, Nino was at Delphin Shipping, a New York based investment vehicle focused on the maritime sector backed by Kelso & Co, where he was involved in investment analysis, risk management and commercial strategy.
Before this, he worked at McQuilling Partners in maritime finance and special projects. He began his career at BNP Paribas (New York) in Debt Capital Markets, Fixed Income Origination, covering transportation and financial clients and focusing on both Investment Grade and High Yield primary bond issuance.
Nino graduated with a BA. in International Relations from Boston University and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Assistant Direct - Advent International Ltd.
Patrick Oehlschlaeger joined Advent in 2015. Following business school, he joined Advent in the London office, focusing on industrial investments.
Previously, Patrick was a consultant at Bain &Company in Frankfurt, focusing on strategy, private equity due diligence and post-acquisition value creation projects. He also spent time as an intern at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Elliott.
Patrick earned a BSc, summa cum laude, in International Management from ESB Reutlingen / Northeastern University, an MSc with distinction from London Business School and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.