PRESS- RELEASE GDF’s 3rd Private Equity Convention Russia (CIS) – CEE, 19-20 June 2012, London

26 Jul 2012

Mr. Les Nemethy, Managing Director, Europhoenix Financial Advisors acted as a moderator at the recent GDF’s 3rd Private Equity Convention Russia (CIS) – CEE, 19-20 June 2012, London at Sofitel St. James Hotel.
Mr. Les Nemethy moderated the following discussion group:
The Gap between Sellers’ and Buyers’ Valuations – What are the Best Ways to Breech It? together with Mr. Tomáš KLÁPŠTĚ,Managing Director, Patria Corporate Finance, Mr. Yuri Mashintsev, Director, Russia Partners, Mr. Vitaly Belik, Director, S-Group Capital Management (SGCM) and Mr. Andrey Tsaruk, Managing Partner, Althaus Group.
The GDF’s 3rd Private Equity Convention Russia (CIS) – CEE – this is by invitation only networking event, which is exclusively designed for leading International Investors and Limited Partners (LPs) to meet the highest-quality General Partners (GPs) operating and investing in these regions. The events featured capital providers with up to £20 billion in total available investment capital and offered the perfect venue for GDF partners to connect and do business in a highly productive and relaxed setting. GDF meetings do not aim to gather the greatest number of participants, only the most senior.
Participating companies:

Ilan Azouri & Co’ Investments, Esterel Capital, Aton Capital Partners, Spring, RT Invest, HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Ltd., Sturgeon Capital LLC, ICENTIS Capital, Cukierman & Co Investment House Ltd., MCI Management SA, CET (Central Europe Trust) InterMatrix iTech Capital, GIMV, Aton Capital Partners, Societe Generale, Mezzanine Management Ukraine, Advent UK, Capital Dynamics, Intel Capital, Al Falah Growth Fund, Pyramid Private Equity Partners, Da Vinci Capital, Warimpex Finanz- und Beteiligungs AG, Resource Partners Sp. z o.o., Patria Corporate Finance, Quadriga Capital Russia, Da Vinci Capital Management, Russia Partners, Europhoenix Financial Advisors, Onyx Capital, Troika Dialog Ukraine, JP Morgan Asset Management, Value4Capital, Quadro Capital Partners, Ventue Investors Corporate Finance, Black-Oak Capital Ltd, Raiffeisen Investment AG, Althaus Group, Russian Venture Company, Starr Investments Russia, Prometheus Capital Partners, EnerCap Capital Partners, IVG Poland Sp. z o.o., Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited, Gazprombank, The Skolkovo Foundation, Russia Bank Opportunity Fund International Finance Corporation, Effective Capital Group (EFC), Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP, BRE Bank SA.
GDF Forthcoming Events 2012:
• 4 -5 December 2012 - 3rd Private Equity Convention Russia (CIS) – EURASIA, London
• 5-6 March 2013 - 3rd Private Equity Convention CEE & Northern Europe, London
Global Directors' Forum is an international organisation that facilitates business exchanges through catalytic forums with the focus on private equity in Russia (CIS) and globally for the most senior management of major international investors, LPs and GPs and their business partners.