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12 Oct Finance your Management Buy-In, Zurich

IPEC, Zurich / 16:00 - 20:00

Dear Alumni,
The INSEAD Private Equity Club (IPEC) of Switzerland invites you to its second Management Buy-in (MBI) workshop.

Zurich IPEC

Management Buy-in (MBI) Financing: Present your Management-Buy-In Approach to Equity and Debt Providers, Zurich
October 12, 2022
In September 2021, 40 INSEAD alumnae and alumni spent a full Saturday to participate in an event to learn about searching and executing the purchase of their own company.

In 2022, we advance the process one step further. A selection of prospective buy-in managers is given the opportunity to present their management-buy-in approach to a panel of equity and debt providers that are in search for their next project. This time, it’s the participants to present and the panel to ask questions. For an MBI manager, this interaction may well be first the step to a future collaboration.

Panel (in alphabetical order)


Astrid Audurier, Head of Sponsor Group, Credit Suisse
Astrid Audurier leads the Sponsor Group team at Credit Suisse in Switzerland. She has more than 20 years of corporate financing experience across various sectors and regions. Astrid graduated from ESSEC Business School in France.


Sébastien Demole, MBA’09J, Partner, Decalia SA
Sébastien Demole is a Partner and head of Private Clients at Decalia SA since 2016. Before that he led the PerenInvest Family Office in Switzerland, making investments in a variety of asset classes, including direct deals in private equity. He holds a BSc in Economics from Queen Mary, University of London, and an MBA from INSEAD.

Julien Firmenich, MBA’08J, President, IAF Switzerland
Julien Firmenich is currently building a family office that will have a significant allocation in direct equity investments. Earlier, Julien held a variety of roles in Firmenich’s Perfumery and Ingredient Divisions, in product development and sales. Previously, Julien developed a start-up company based in Singapore. Julien holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Masters in Economic Science from HEC Lausanne.


Reto Leisi, Entrepreneurs & Executives, Credit SuisseReto Leisi is a senior segment manager for Entrepreneurs & Executive (E&E) at Credit Suisse. Established in 2016, the E&E desk provides banking solutions tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs and executives. Earlier, Reto established Specialty Finance hubs in Singapore and Hong Kong for Credit Suisse corporate banking. He holds an MBA from University of St. Gallen and is a CFA charter holder.

16:00 Welcome
16:15 Panel introduction
16.30 Participants’ presentations to panel / discussion
19:30 Apéro riche and networking

Key Facts
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 16:00
WhereForum St. Peter, St. Peterstrasse 19, 8001 Zurich (10-minute walk from Zurich Main Station)
Tickets: Free of charge (INSEAD alumni only)

If you are actively looking for a buy-in opportunity and you wish to present yourself and your approach to a panel of equity and debt providers, please apply by filling in this survey.

To create a small audience for the event, we also offer observer seats to alumni with an interest in MBIs, e.g. as managers or as investors. If you like to sit in, please apply by filling in this survey.

The event is limited to 10 prospective MBI managers and 20 observers. You do not have to be a former participant in the 2021-course to participate in this edition.

If you have questions, contact the event organizer at martin.spirig@gmx.ch

IPEC thanks Credit Suisse for once more sponsoring the MBI event and thus allowing us to run this event free of charge.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Martin Spirig, MBA’06J, IPEC Switzerland President and Event Organizer
Julien Firmenich, MBA’08J, INSEAD Alumni Fund President
Richard Bissonnet, MBA’81, IPEC Switzerland Committee
Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President
Philippe Mauron, MBA’95J, President


October 12
16:00 - 20:00
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