GP Judges

Finance & Operations Director
Beechbrook Capital
Head of Technology
Portfolio & Finance Director
Finance Director
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Co-Founder & Partner
Chief Financial Officer
Apposite Capital
Chief Financial Officer
Circularity Capital
Chief Operating Officer, Private Equity
Hermes GPE
Chief Financial Officer
FPE Capital
Chief Financial Officer
PX3 Partners
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer & Operating Partner
Claret Capital
Managing Director and Head of European Operations
Providence Equity Partners
Partner & General Counsel

LP Judges

Director Equity Funds
European Bank of Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

Anne Fossemalle has been the Director in charge of Equity Funds at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development since 2009. Previously, she was the Director, Bank Equity, responsible for EBRD’s direct equity investments in banks.

Prior to this appointment in 2007, she was a Senior Banker in the Financial Institutions group, where she led various debt and equity transactions with banks, and was responsible for EBRD’s relationship with international banking groups. She joined EBRD in 1993, as part of the Agribusiness Team, then the Hungary Team, from Natixis in Paris, where she was responsible for loans and equity transactions with large French food companies. Anne holds various Supervisory Board, Advisory Board and Investment Committee memberships.

Anne holds an M.A. in Economics from Stanford University (U.S.A), an M.Sc. from Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (France), an M.Sc. from Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon (France).

Managing Partner
Connection Capital

I am one of four co-founders of Connection Capital. 2010 was an ‘interesting’ time to start an investment business and we have come a long way since those early days. It has been great to build so many relationships with clients, advisors, management teams and fund managers and I believe our investment platform is genuinely unique in offering direct private equity and debt deals alongside property and funds.

I am responsible for business development, operations, client marketing and management, as well as our property and fund product lines. I am also a member of Connection Capital’s executive board and Investment Committee.

My career began at 3i having gained a degree in Banking & International Finance from Loughborough University. Back then 3i had a large regional network and investment executives looked after sizeable portfolios as well as writing new business. It was a great place to learn and those who passed through enjoy being part of an incredibly well-connected and supportive alumni. In 2001 I caught the entrepreneurial bug and co-founded a private client investment business with a former 3i colleague which I exited in 2009 before co-founding Connection Capital in 2010.

Away from work, I am told I’m quite handy in the kitchen (I am a cooker not a baker) and I have a penchant for Yacht Rock, the Telegraph cryptic crossword (thanks Dad) and all things Portuguese.

Managing Director

Ed is a Managing Director of Troviq covering institutional and family office clients across Europe and the UK.

Prior to joining Troviq, Ed set up and ran the UK business for Moonfare where he was tasked with building out their B2B(2C) offering for private banks, wealth managers, and family offices across Europe. Before joining Moonfare, Ed headed up Business Development and Partnerships at Delio, the UK private markets technology platform. He started his career in private banking with Barclays in London & Mumbai followed by Edmond de Rothschild's Private Merchant Banking unit where he covered (U)HNW families and was responsible for the distribution of the Group's private equity funds into the UK.

Ed earned his joint BA in Philosophy & Spanish from the University of Bristol and is a CFA Charterholder.

Partner and Head of Primaries

Imogen is a Partner and Head of Primaries in Pantheon’s European Private Equity team, and also head of the firm’s portfolio strategy and treasury & fund management teams. Prior to Pantheon Imogen worked on small and mid-market private equity and mezzanine transactions for Anglo Irish Bank in Dublin.

She holds a master’s degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University.