30 Mar State of the private equity industry: 4th edition

For the fourth time since 2016, alumni gathered at Zunfthaus Zur Meisen in Zurich for a presentation on the latest trends in the private equity industry in Switzerland, organized by IPEC and Bain & Company

Rolf-Magnus Weddigen, MBA’92D, a partner at Bain who has been advising private equity funds for more than 20 years, highlighted recent developments in the industry, most notably rising interest rates, which has resulted in a decline in deal activity in the second half of 2022 and early 2023.

Moritz Vielhauer, also a partner at Bain, spoke about prospects for the industry in the years ahead. In particular, he stressed the impact of global population aging, which will result in lower tax income for governments, putting pressure on budgets.

The keynote presentation was followed by a panel discussion with Bilge Ogut of Partners Group and Natalie Sediako, MBA’15J, of LGT, which addressed the broader issues from the perspective of PE practitioners. During a highly interactive Q&A session with the panelists, the 90 participants at the event (including 60 alumni) discussed a number of topics more in depth. 

Rolf-Magnus Weddigen, MBA’92D, Partner, Bain & Co., Munich
Moritz Vielhauer, Partner,Bain & Co., Zurich
Natalie Sediako, MBA’15J, Executive Director, LGT Capital Partners, Pfäffikon
Bilge Ogut, Partner, Head Private Equity Technology, Partners Group

Moderator and organizer
Martin Spirig, MBA’06J, IPEC President