eNewsletter no. 537

21 March 2022
   

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SECA launches new Model Documentation

Building on SECA’s longstanding efforts and ambition to contribute to the efficiency of transactions in the Swiss venture capital market, SECA has launched a Model Documentation for convertible loan investments into Swiss startups. Convertible loans are a frequently used investment alternative to priced equity rounds, especially in the pre-seed/seed stage but also for bridge financing purposes. It was, therefore, only a matter of time until SECA would step up with a Model Documentation in order to facilitate and standardize investment terms for convertible loan investments.

The CLA Model Documentation consists of short-form as well as long-form versions of a term sheet as well as a convertible loan agreement, in both cases including annotations that aim at providing further drafting guidance. The CLA Model Documentation can be downloaded free of charge here. The CLA Model Documentation was prepared by SECA's standing working group for the model documentation "light" and finalized after consultation with various stakeholder groups, including VCs, business angel and startup associations.

SECA expresses its thanks to the standing working group composed of Beat Kühni (Lenz & Staehelin), Beat Speck (Wenger Vieli), Karim Maizar (Kellerhals Carrard) and Michel Jaccard (id est avocats).

We will come up with a SECA Event to this topic in April 2022.

Kind regards,
Maurice Pedergnana

 

 
 
 

SECA

 
   

SECA & LPEA Breakfast Event: Luxembourg - an Operational Guide for Swiss Fund Managers

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 8.15–10.30am, TIME Lounge & Bar, Zurich Main Station

Luxembourg has become one of the biggest Fund jurisdictions worldwide and the leading hub for Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds in Europe thanks to the combination of different strengths and the right expertise. For this reason, we will take a closer look at the Luxembourg financial centre from the perspective of a Swiss Fund Manager.

Formations en ligne sur le private equity

La SECA (Swiss Private Equity and Corporate Finance Association) propose un cycle de formations en français facilitant la montée en compétences des professionnels intéressés par le capital-investissement (private equity).

  • Next one: Valorisation des entreprises, Mardi 22 Mars 2022, 09:00-13:00, online, Intervenant : Alexis Szabo & Florian Pelletier
  • Convention d'actionnaires, Mardi 5 Avril 2022, 09:00-13:00, online, Intervenants : Alexandre Gallopin & Audrey Tasso

SECA Romandie Get Together

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 18.30 – 22.00,Ta Cave Geneva

On behalf of SECA Romandie, we would like to invite you to a networking Event. Let’s get together to celebrate the start of the spring in Ta Cave in Geneva. Take this opportunity to connect with people from the industry while enjoying drinks, food and music.

Young SECA & Intralinks - Afterwork Event

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 6:15pm, Resident Bar, Zurich

Young SECA and SS&C Intralinks invite you for a networking event in the trendy Resident Bar in the heart of Zurich. Lea Strohm from ethix will give an introduction to corporate digital responsibility (CDR). She will discuss how CDR relates to business ethics trends in the ESG domain and how it can help both startups and larger corporations in providing answers to ethical questions on digital technologies.

SECA Seminar: Private Markets

Mittwoch, 4. Mai 2022, 13:30 – 17:00 Uhr, Zürich

Institutionelle Investoren können Private Markets nutzen, um ihre Rendite zu steigern und durch zusätzliche Diversifikation ihr Risiko zu optimieren. Doch wie funktionieren Investitionen in Privatmarktanlagen? Das SECA Seminar gibt einen Einblick in diese breite, vielfältige Anlageklasse.


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3. SECA Workshop Venture Capital - das Detailprogramm ist da

20. & 21. Mai 2022, Zürich

Wir zeigen auf, was Venture Capital im Unterschied zu anderen Assetklassen ist, welche Märkte es gibt, wie Venture Capital funktioniert, welches die wichtigsten Marktplayer und deren Geschäftsmodelle sind, wie VC reguliert ist, welche Gründe für Venture Capital sprechen, wie ein Investor investieren kann und was die Erfolgsfaktoren für Investments sind. Neben diesen Themen dürfen Erfolgsgeschichten aus der jüngsten Vergangenheit aus den Bereichen Innovation, Unternehmertum und Venture Capital nicht fehlen.

Fachkurs Sustainable Finance

ab 31. März 2022, Hochschule Luzern - Wirtschaft, IFZ, Rotkreuz

Im kompakten und praxisorientierten Fachkurs erlangen Sie ein fundiertes Grundwissen zum Thema Sustainable Finance in der Schweiz und bauen Ihre Fachkompetenzen im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit aus.

New Professional Standards Handbook 

Check out the new Invest Europe Professional Standards Handbook.

European Data Cooperative to Measure Private Equity, Venture Capital ESG Contributions through Annual Data Tracking

As the authoritative data source on European private equity and venture capital, the European Data Cooperative (EDC) will collect detailed environment, social and governance (ESG) information as part of a new initiative to measure industry efforts in tackling environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues including climate change, female under-representation and bribery and corruption - highlighting the industry’s commitment to the highest ESG standards.

 
 

Venture Capital

 
   

innovation.zuerich - Jetzt registrieren und von mehr Sichtbarkeit profitieren

Zürich überzeugt mit exzellenten Hochschulen, erfolgreichen Unternehmen und smarten Köpfen. Diese Stärken müssen wir gemeinsam nutzen, damit der Innovationsstandort Zürich auch zukünftig zu den besten weltweit gehört. Deshalb hat die Standortförderung im Kanton Zürich gemeinsam mit dem Innovationspark Zürich und der Greater Zurich Area eine neue Website lanciert: innovation.zuerich

Mit innovation.zuerich soll die branchenübergreifende Vernetzung gestärkt, Orientierung geschaffen und der Innovationsstandort Zürich abgebildet werden. Zudem wollen wir Unternehmen und Organisationen sichtbar zu machen, die innovative Unternehmen auf ihrem Weg unterstützen. Registrieren deshalb auch Sie sich kostenlos auf innovation.zuerich. 

SuisseFund: matchmaking platform for investors and startups

Several hundred investors are active in Switzerland and the start-up landscape is very complex too. SuisseFund has built a matchmaking platform to connect investors and start-ups. With the launch of the pubic pilot early this month, the platform has 60 investors and 40 startups signed up.

Deutscher Beteiligungskapitalmarkt hält hohes Investitionsniveau im Jahr 2021

Der Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften (BVK) veröffentlicht heute die Statistik zum deutschen Beteiligungskapitalmarkt 2021. In einem von zahlreichen Herausforderungen geprägten Jahr wurde ein hohes Investitionsniveau in Höhe von 12,6 Mrd. € erreicht. Über alle Marktsegmente hinweg zeigt sich ein reges Investitionsgeschehen. Im Bereich Venture Capital wurde ein historischer Rekord von knapp 4 Mrd. € erreicht.

Startups benötigen ein vitales Umfeld – Innovationsfähigkeit und Standortattraktivität müssen gefördert werden

Innovationen entstehen heute vermehrt ausserhalb der etablierten Unternehmen. Die Schweiz muss deshalb für Startups attraktiv bleiben. Zentral ist für Startups der Zugang zu Kapital in allen Phasen.

The Longevity Co-Investment Fund is open for qualified investors

After the first closing of the Founders’ Shareclass, we are now accepting commitments from external investors. The fund has already made its first two investments in Maximon-led longevity start-ups.

Redalpine leads USD 22 million Series A in animal-free dairy company Better Dairy

Redalpine is excited to announce its Series A investment in Better Dairy (RAC VI), an animal-free dairy company, as part of its RAC VI fund. The UK-based company intends to use the funding to advance their second generation precision fermentation platform with a focus on the development of hard cheeses that are free from animal-derived ingredients. The new funding will accelerate research towards the development of future products and strengthen Better Dairy’s fermentation platform. Further investors in the round included Vorwerk Ventures, Manta Ray as well as participation of existing investors Happiness Capital and Stray Dog Capital.

Start-up and Scale-up Initiatives

On Tuesday 8th March Invest Europe Public Affairs Director Martin Bresson was in Paris to participate in a panel discussion at the "Start-up to Scale-up Europe" conference, a leading event on early-stage financing. As part of the conference, Business Angels Europe and Invest Europe teamed up to publish a joint paper with three key actions to promote these types of investments.

15 Swiss female startup investors founders should meet in 2022

On the occasion of International Women's Day, it is more than time to highlight the ever-growing role that women play in the entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem. Venturelab has compiled a list of 15 Swiss female investors in decision-making roles.

Private Fund Strategies Report 2021

VC captures majority of fund count in 2021, while PE dominates capital raised. Private capital fundraising totaled nearly $1.2 trillion in 2021, essentially flat year-over-year. Initial fund count figures, by contrast, declined—a trend echoed across all types, as larger vehicles continued to characterize the global fundraising environment.

AI Retailer Systems erhält CHF 150’000 für die Einführung von  computergesteuerten Kassensystemen in Supermärkten

AI Retailer Systems entwickelt Software-Plattformen die Grab-and-Go Einkaufen ermöglichen. Die Kunden betreten das Geschäft mit einer elektronischen Zahlungsmethode, kaufen ihre Artikel ein und verlassen es, ohne ihre Einkäufe selbst zu scannen oder an der Kasse zu warten. Die Plattform von AI Retailer Systems basiert auf Computer Vision und spart den Einzelhändlern Betriebskosten und kann den Umsatz steigern. Das ETH- und HSG-Spin-off wird die CHF 150’000 verwenden, um den ersten Grab-and-Go-Laden in der Schweiz zu lancieren.

Corporate Venture Capital Value Impact Studie

Was macht Investitionen mit Corporate Venture Capital, zum Beispiel in innovative Start-up-Unternehmen, erfolgreich? Wie beeinflussen solche Investments die Wertentwicklung der investierenden Mutterkonzerne? Und welche Faktoren charakterisieren die Top-Performer? Diese und weitere Fragen beantwortet die aktuelle „Corporate Venture Capital Value Impact Studie“ von PwC Deutschland. Dazu hat PwC die CVC-Aktivitäten von 123 europäischen, börsennotierten Konzernen mit einer Marktkapitalisierung von mehr als 2 Milliarden Euro anhand öffentlich zugänglicher Daten untersucht, und zwar im Zeitraum von 2010 bis 2020.

Scrona AG Raises $9.6M in Series A to Revolutionize Ultra-High Resolution 3D Printing for a Wide Range of Industries such as Semiconductor and Display

Scrona AG, the additive manufacturing startup and world record holder of the smallest ever printed color picture, today announced the closing of its $9.6 million Series A financing. This round was led by AM Ventures with syndicate partners including TRUMPF Venture, Verve Ventures and Manz GmbH Management Consulting and Investment.

Von der Schweiz in die USA: 10 Technologie-Startups repräsentieren Schweizer Innovation im Silicon Valley

Eine Expertenjury hat die Venture Leaders Technology 2022 ausgewählt: 10 Startups, die bereit sind, international zu wachsen, werden im April im Rahmen der Roadshow der Schweizer Startup Nationalmannschaft im Silicon Valley ihre Netzwerke und ihr Know-how erweitern. Das Venture Leaders Technology 2022 Programm wird von Venturelab organisiert und von dpd Schweiz, EPF Lausanne, ETH Zürich, Kellerhals Carrard, Rothschild & Co und dem Kanton Waadt unterstützt.

W.A. de Vigier Stiftung erhöht Preisgeld

Die Stiftung hinter dem traditionsreichsten Startup-Förderpreis erhöht das Preisgeld um CHF 100’000: Bis zu sechs Schweizer Jungunternehmer:innen will die W.A. de Vigier Stiftung dieses Jahr mit je CHF 100'000 auszeichnen. Am 17. Februar hatten wir unsere Top 50 beim Pitch ihrer Ideen beobachtet. Die Jury und die Online-Zuschauer waren sehr beeindruckt. Am Mittwoch, den 23. März, wird mitgeteilt, welche Start-ups es in die nächste Runde geschafft haben.

Swiss Venture Capital Report 2022

Have you missed the presentation of the Swiss Venture Capital Report? Whatch it here. The Swiss Venture Capital Report is the reference publication for investment in Swiss start-ups. The report provides an analysis of the financing rounds, a list of the investments and an overview of the most important exits in made in 2021.

Check on your friends, not your inbox: My lessons from one year as an angel investor

I decided to become a full-time angel investor 12 months ago after spending close to a decade in a fast-scaling tech company. It was time to hit the reset button; I wanted to control how I spent my time and who I spent my time with — and learn something new. 

CHF 3.1 billion for Swiss startups in 2021

With an increase of 44% in invested capital, the Swiss startup scene has made an impressive comeback after the slight decline in 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Swiss Venture Capital Report 2022 —published by the online news portal startupticker.ch and the investor association SECA, in cooperation with startup.ch—looks at the startups, cantons, and investors that contributed to a record-breaking year for the Swiss innovation ecosystem.

 
 

Private Equity – Swiss News

 
   

INVISION supports Cygna Labs in the acquisition of Diamond IP

Cygna Labs, a subsidiary of the Cygna Labs Group, has acquired Diamond IP, from BT (formerly British Telecom). Cygna Labs is a highly specialized software manufacturer with a focus on providing enterprises worldwide with the latest innovations in cloud security and compliance technology.

Blue Horizon investiert in Firma, die Proteine aus Kohlendioxid herstellt 

Arkeon Biotechnologies ist ein Unternehmen für Inhaltsstoffe mit Sitz in Wien, Österreich, das die Kraft von Mikroben nutzt, um ein möglichst nachhaltiges, nahrhaftes und ethisches Lebensmittelsystem zu schaffen. Die firmeneigene Technologie von Arkeon ermöglicht es dem Unternehmen, CO2 direkt in alle 20 Aminosäuren umzuwandeln, die für die menschliche Ernährung essenziell sind, und damit eine völlig neue Welt von Lebensmitteln zu schaffen.

U.S. Lower Middle-Market Direct Lending

COVID-19 triggered a meaningful shift in the complexion of the U.S. economy, creating an environment that has stoked price increases and changed market expectations for interest rates. With that in mind, two of the thought leaders (Jens Ernberg and Thomas Hall – Co-Heads of Private Credit) have written a timely paper on U.S. Lower Middle-Market Direct Lending: A Safe Harbor in Times of Market Instability.

The Evolution of ESG in Lower Middle-Market Direct Lending

ESG in direct lending has become a tool for both enhanced returns and making a real-world impact. With that in mind, two of the thought leaders have written a timely paper on "The Evolution of ESG in Lower Middle-Market Direct Lending".

Wineus advised AEVIS VICTORIA SA on the acquisition of L’Oscar Hotel

AEVIS VICTORIA SA (“AEVIS”) expands its portfolio of hotels internationally by acquiring the operations and the real estate of L’Oscar Hotel, a five-star luxury hotel in central London, for GBP 60 million. Wineus has successfully accompanied AEVIS through the entire transaction process as lead advisor.

Politisches Spiel oder echte Chance für die Pensionskassen?

Welche Chancen eröffnen sich mit dieser neuen Anlagekategorie, welche Möglichkeiten bezüglich Diversifizierung und Performance bietet sie und worauf ist bei der Umsetzung zu achten? Ein Überblick.

Private Equity Market & Investment Insight – Unigestion

We are pleased to share the latest edition of the quarterly newsletter, Private Equity Market & Investment Insight, providing readers with updates and analysis on current private equity market trends, as well as information regarding investment activity within Unigestion’s programmes. Key points:

  • Global private equity investment activity recovered strongly in all regions in 2021, led by mid-market companies.

  • Although 2022 is likely to be a year of consolidation, we expect the secondary market will remain strong, driven by LP stakes.

  • In 2021, we committed EUR 806m to investments, including EUR 356m invested in 21 secondary transactions and EUR 240m invested in 15 direct investments and various add-ons

Future Forecast – Private Equity in the Next 20 Years

As the founder and Managing Partner of Humatica, it’s been a privilege to observe, and in a small way, facilitate the transformation of private equity over the last twenty years. Real Deal’s 500th Anniversary issue is a fitting milestone to look beyond the weekly deal-updates and make educated predictions about what private equity will be when the 1000th edition is published in 2042. What is clear from the last two decades is that the industry will look very different in the future than it does today.

UBS agrees to acquire Wealthfront to deliver digital wealth management offering to millennial and Gen Z affluent investors

UBS and Wealthfront, an industry-leading, automated wealth management provider serving the next generation of investors, signed an agreement whereby UBS would acquire Wealthfront in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.4 billion. Through this acquisition, UBS will accelerate its growth ambitions in the US, broaden the firm’s reach among affluent investors and expand its distribution and capabilities.

Crypto Valley Top 50 Report 2021

As a world leader in progressive regulation as well as a global financial center, Switzerland is a highly popular place for investments into blockchain. The Crypto Valley Top 50 Report 2021 shows a periodical analysis of the top 50 best-performing companies in the blockchain industry in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, based on market valuation, funding, and the number of employees. The seventh edition of this report is produced by CV VC in collaboration with PwC Switzerland.

 
 

Private Equity – Int. News

 
   

Neues Investment als starker Jahresauftakt: Bregal Unternehmerkapital wird neuer Mehrheitsgesellschafter bei Theobald Software

Zu Beginn des Jahres wurde wir mit einem neuen Investment die Wachstumsgeschichte fortgesetzt: Von Bregal Unternehmerkapital beratene Fonds haben mehrheitlich die Anteile an der Theobald Software GmbH erworben. Damit erweitert der Software-Spezialist aus Stuttgart zukünftig das Portfolio von BU im wachstumsstarken europäischen Markt für Unternehmens-Software. Ziel unserer Partnerschaft mit Theobald wird es vor allem sein, das Wachstum des Unternehmens über weitere Zielmärkte voranzutreiben, die Investitionen in Forschung und Entwicklung zu intensivieren und die Technologieführerschaft im Bereich SAP-Schnittstellen weiter auszubauen.

Mid-Market private equity: Europe's engine for growth

Europe’s Engine for Growth is the first in Invest Europe’s new generation of Mid-Market reports. It will be updated regularly with fresh data and insights, a reminder of how European Mid-Market private equity is not only a central part of the European investment ecosystem, but also an opportunity not to be missed by investors.

IPEM’s 4th Annual Pan-European Private Equity Survey

The results of IPEM’s 4th Annual Pan-European Private Equity Survey reflects the 2022 prospects, goals and fears for the European GPs.

Kühne wird Grossaktionär der Lufthansa

Bei der Lufthansa ist überraschend ein neuer Grossaktionär eingestiegen – und wieder ist es ein streitbarer Unternehmer: Klaus-Michael Kühne hat sich 5 Prozent an der Airline gesichert. 

Global Private Equity Report 2022

In a record-breaking year, private equity investors made it plain that it's not just about buyout anymore. By just about any measure, private equity set a remarkable new standard for itself in 2021.

US PE Middle Market Report

US PE middle market tops $600B in 2021, but inflation looms. The US PE middle market recorded its busiest year ever in 2021, closing 4,121 deals worth an aggregate $602.6 billion—around 50% above the previous annual records for both figures, set in 2019.

Nordic Private Capital Breakdown 2021

The Nordic region saw record levels of both private equity and venture capital investment last year. PE activity rebounded from its slump the year before with an unprecedented number of deals driving it to new heights. On the VC side, outsized rounds and a boom in late-stage financing produced stellar results.

Global Private Debt Report 2021

Private debt managers secured $191.2 billion last year, the second-highest annual tally on record despite the lowest number of funds closed since 2011. It's a remarkable figure amid a challenging macroeconomic environment, and private debt is now the third-largest private market strategy in terms of assets under management, trailing only PE and VC.

Schroders Global Investor Study 2021: Risikobereitschaft steigt während der Pandemie

Mehr als ein Drittel der Anlegerinnen und Anleger will vermehrt in risikoreiche Anlagen investieren. Als Grund dafür nennen über die Hälfte der Befragten Null- und Negativzinsen. Die Schroders Global Investor Study 2021, bei der über 23.000 Personen an 33 Standorten weltweit befragt wurden, zeigt, dass 37% der Anlegerinnen und Anleger mehr Geld in risikoreiche Anlagen investieren wollen.

Tata Group completed the acquisition of Air India for $2.4bn

On 27 January 2022, India’s national carrier Air India was officially handed over to the Indian multinational conglomerate Tata Group, marking a new era for the once troubled airline.

 
 

Corporate Finance

 
   

Valuation Market Essentials Switzerland

What key highlights did we observe in Q4 2021? In brief...

  • Q4 2021 showed lower EBITDA trading multiples and debt to equity ratios for most of the non-financial sectors as compared to the same quarter last year, although, currently based on the June and September 2021 financials.
  • The EUR and CHF risk-free spot rates as of the end of Q4 2021 increased slightly compared to the same quarter last year, even though, remaining negative.
  • The USD risk-free rate of 1.5% as of Q4 2021 lies significantly above the 0.9% from Q4 2020.
  • For the five-year historical average, the CHF, EUR and USD risk-free rates lie below the values of the previous year`s quarter.

Visualized: A Global Risk Assessment of 2022 and Beyond

Since the start of the global pandemic, we’ve been navigating through tumultuous waters, and this year is expected to be as unpredictable as ever. In the latest annual edition of the Global Risks Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), it was found that a majority of global leaders feel worried or concerned about the outlook of the world, and only 3.7% feel optimistic.

 
 

Mergers & Acquisitions

 
   

2022 M&A Outlook for Europe, the Middle East & Africa

Download M&A Outlook: Europe, the Middle East & Africa, produced in association with Mergermarket, for regional insights from top dealmakers that can help you plan your 2022 strategy.

M&A-Deals: Software AG, Heidelberg Pharma, Volkswagen

Die Software AG gibt den Startschuss für die M&A-Strategie mit dem neuen Partner Silver Lake, Heidelberg Pharma wird in China fündig und VW muss noch etwas länger auf Europcar warten: Die spannenden M&A-Deals im FINANCE-Rückblick.

Budliger Treuhand AG wird Teil der OBT Gruppe: eine Win-Win-Situation

Budliger, das in Zürich beheimatete und 1942 gegründete Treuhandunternehmen mit knapp 40 Mitarbeitenden, ist neu Teil der OBT Gruppe. Dem Erfolgsmodell des bestehenden OBT Tochterunternehmens FIGAS Autogewerbe-Treuhand der Schweiz AG folgend, operiert Budliger weiterhin mit hoher Autonomie unter dem eigenen Namen.

Zehnder Group übernimmt Lüftungsfirma Airia Brands Inc. in Kanada

Die Zehnder Group, ein international führender Anbieter von Gesamtlösungen für ein gesundes Raumklima, übernimmt die unter der Marke Lifebreath bekannte kanadische Lüftungsfirma Airia Brands Inc.

Deloitte Studie 2022: M&A-Aktivität der Schweizer KMU

Während die M&A-Aktivitäten im Jahr 2020 durch die Verbreitung von COVID-19 eingeschränkt waren, erlebte der Markt im Jahr 2021 weltweit einen starken Aufschwung und erreichte ein rekordverdächtiges Niveau. Getrieben wurde diese Entwicklung durch den Nachholbedarf aus 2020 und ein dynamisches Weltwirtschaftswachstum.

Die türkische Zählerherstellerin Luna wurde von Landis+Gyr übernommen

Das Team von Oaklins in der Türkei beriet die Aktionäre und das Management von Luna im gesamten Verkaufsprozess und arbeitete dabei eng zusammen mit verschiedenen Oaklins-Teams rund um den Globus. Das Team von Oaklins in der Schweiz steuerte seine bestehenden Kontakte zu Landis+Gyr bei.

Übernahme durch M&G  - Partner für Kontinuität

ResponsAbility Investments AG hat die Übernahme einer Mehrheitsbeteiligung an ihrem Unternehmen durch das internationale Investmenthaus  M&G bekannt gegeben. Bei M&G handelt es sich um einen langfristig orientierten Vermögensverwalter, dessen Wurzeln bis ins Jahr 1848 zurückreichen. Per 30. Juni 2021 beliefen sich die von M&G verwalteten Vermögen auf GBP 370 Milliarden in annähernd 30 Märkten. M&G übernimmt 90 % des Aktienkapitals von responsAbility. Die restlichen 10 % sollen zu gegebener Zeit erworben werden.

 
 

Management Buyout

 
   

Gilde Buy Out Partners to Re-Brand to Rivean Capital

Gilde Buy Out Partners, a pioneer in European mid-market private equity since 1982, announced an important step in the firm's future - rebranding to Rivean Capital (“Rivean”).

 
 

Book of the Week

 
   

FinTech in der Schweiz: Weniger Firmen, mehr Volumen

Die Anzahl Schweizer FinTech-Unternehmen ist im Jahr 2021 zum ersten Mal seit dem Jahr 2015 geschrumpft. Eine genauere Analyse des Sektors zeigt jedoch: Die bestehenden Firmen sind gewachsen. Die diesjährige FinTech-Studie der Hochschule Luzern gibt Einblicke in den dynamischen Finanztechnologie-Markt.

 
 

Jobs

 
   

How to publish a job ad

On this place your Job ad could be published.

If you are interested please send an e-mail with your job ad, the company logo and a short description about the Job and/or the Company to info@seca.ch.

  • for SECA Full Members
    free of charge
  • for SECA Associate and Individual Members
    CHF 100.- / 2 editions
  • for Non-Members CHF 200.- / 2 Weeks
 
 

Agenda

 
   

Upcoming SECA Events - save the date

More information will follow in due time. Please see also on www.seca.ch - Events.

Impact Investments for a Sustainable World: responsAbility Investments AG

March 24, 2022, responsAbility Investments AG, Zurich

Join an event at the headquarters of responsAbility Investments, a leading impact investor with a focus on emerging market private debt and private equity. This event features Rochus Mommartz, responsAbility's CEO, who will welcome INSEAD alumni (and also non-members) to learn about impact investing and the company’s activities, followed by a Q&A, and an apéro riche.

Entrepreneurial Investments and Wealth Management for Family Offices and Family Businesses

1/2 April, 8/9 April, 6/7 May 2022, ETH Zürich

Directed at the new generation of family offices and family businesses, this six-​day course will provide an understanding of the entrepreneurial investment environment and the opportunities and constraints inherent in it.

8. Tagung zu Private Equity

5. April 2022, 09.15 – 17.00 Uhr, Metropol, Zürich und Live-Stream

A wonderful world: Neue Möglichkeiten, neues Recht, neue Herausforderungen: Die Tagung befasst sich mit neuen rechtlichen und praktischen Möglichkeiten für die boomende Private Equity-Welt, etwa dem neuen Fonds-Instrument (L-QIF), dem neuen Aktienrecht, neuen IPO-Lösungen (Sparks/SPACs) oder Entwicklungen im Kryptobereich. Ferner geht die Tagung auf Herausforderungen bei Investments sowie auf Corporate Governance und Incentive-Strukturen bei Portfoliogesellschaften ein. Der Anlass ist zudem ein Stelldichein für informellen Austausch und Vernetzung innerhalb der Szene.

Swiss Biotech Day 2022

2/3 May 2022, Congress Center Basel

The Swiss biotech industry is not slowed down by the Covid pandemic – this was shown at the live Swiss Biotech Day 2021 after it had to be postponed in 2020. Together with our business associates and investors this networking conference has become a great place for innovation, research and the advancement of biotechnology. As one of the leading biotechnology conferences in Europe, the Swiss Biotech Day 2022 is further developing to a truly global networking day and extending to 1.5 days. We hope to see you in Basel on May 2-3, 2022 in person again.

BAI Alternative Investor Conference

2/3 May 2022, Kap Europa, Frankfurt-Main, Germany

The BAI AIC offers participantsa varied program with highly topical and entertaining presentations and panel discussions over a total of two days. For the first time, there is a pre-event for AIC participants who will (already) be in Frankfurt at that time. Planned are presentations from the area of ESG: Data & research. Afterwards there will be the possibility to discuss further over a drink or two. Please note that the number of participants for this event will be limited to approx. 120 -150 persons. Take  a closer look at the conference agenda here

PDI Germany Forum

17/18 May 2022, Hilton Munich City, Munich

The Private Debt Investor (PDI) Germany Forum connects investors actively deploying capital towards private debt strategies. Hear exclusive insights from your peers and market leaders and take part in interactive sessions designed to bring together investors and fund managers.

Startup Days 2022

19 May 2022, Kursaal Bern

The startup days (SUD) are the leading conference for startup topics in Switzerland. Every year, outstanding startups, top-notch investors, corporates, and other key players network and exchange know-how. At SUD, attendees are encouraged to think out of the box, grow their skills, and find their perfect match.

0100 Conference DACH

31 May/1 June 2022, Vienna, Austria

Meet and build relationships with senior level General and Limited Partners from the VC & PE industry. Network with fund managers, investors as well as leading service providers and other industry professionals from the DACH region. Furthermore, Access valuable information and shared knowledge from senior-level decision-makers. During multiple panel discussions, keynote presentations, workshop and the world-class speakers will share on & off stage their experience and insights.

SuperReturn International

14 – 17 June 2022, Berlin

Attend the 25th annual SuperReturn International to network with the world's leading names in private capital. The 2022 agenda boasts brand new formats, illicit candid discussions, brilliant incidental networking, engaging conversations - and insights that are well worth your time.

IPEM 2022

20-22 September 2022,Palais des Festivals de Cannes, France

In only 6 years, IPEM has become the benchmark of Private Capital events. Its unique and surprising “PE meets tradeshow” format has won its fame for being a dynamic, easy and effective business congress. IPEM has grown to an international event of 4,000 top quality participants (from 1,700 companies, including 600 LPs, 550 GPs and 400 Advisors Business Services), while keeping the heart and soul of an intimate and relaxed gathering of all private markets.SECA Members receive a 10% discount by registering here.

 
 

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