Michael Jackson, Mangrove Capital Partners

Michael Jackson Michael Jackson is board member of two of the world’s best known companies : Volvo Cars, AXA Insurance, and two of the world’s leading software companies : Blockchain and Kneip Communications.  He reached these positions after a career  transforming the communications industry, first as a senior executive in Tele2, Europe’s leading alternative operator, and then as Chief Operating Officer at Skype followed by ten years as an investor, company builder and fund manager at Mangrove Capital Partners in Luxembourg Resident in Luxembourg for many years, had a career spanning Motorola in Vancouver, Tele2 in Denmark and previous work in India and Israel,  and working with regulators and policy makers worldwide
09.20-09.40

Keynote speech: PE / VC Changes are Coming


09.40-10.20

Continuity and stability in a changing environment

Working with moving parts: tax (notably BEPS) regulation, technology, geopolitics etc.
What are the solutions for “business as usual”?


10.50-11.30

PE Structuring trends: the how and why

Structuring funds in an international context, making the best of the Luxembourg toolbox, accommodating demands from international investors: How is it done well?
Parallel structures, master-feeder structures: Why are they used?


11.30-12.00

Brexit: where to from here?


13.35-14.25

Drivers of change for private equity funds' operating models

ALFI PE Survey: Key insights from the PE fund industry perspective in Luxembourg
Operating models are changing under the influence of regulation, cost, automation and digitalisation. How can these models be optimised to deliver on strategy? What is at stake?


14.25-15.15

Parallel Workshop I: The FUTURE of PE in cooperation with


14.25-15.15

Parallel Workshop II: Tax (BEPS, ATAD)

The ever changing tax landscape – How upcoming changes including BEPS and ATAD will impact PE and other alternative investment fund structures


15.45-16.25

Sustainable PE: a value-driven approach in building and managing portfolio companies

Sustainable growth companies increasingly catch investors’ interest through their combination of financial performance and positive impact generation. PE managers incorporate ESG aspects into their investment analysis, decision-making and monitoring.  The impact of sustainability aspects on every phase of the PE deal.


16.25-16.55

Practical insights on how to build an effective RM Function