ACTIVITIES


IPEC hosts a number of events throughout the year which are geared towards students planning careers as:

  • General partners in any aspect of private equity (venture capital, buyout, turnaround, real estate, mezzanine, or social venture capital)
  • Investors in private equity funds (pension funds, funds of funds or secondaries)
  • Advisers to private equity funds (placement agents, investment bankers, strategy consultants, auditors, lawyers)
  • Entrepreneurs or financial managers planning to raise capital from private equity sources.

Conferences

The Annual INSEAD Private Equity Conferences, in Fontainebleau and Asia, are Europe’s and Asia’s largest MBA student-run private equity events. The Conferences provide an exceptional forum for discussions of the latest industry developments and market conditions, as well as excellent networking opportunities. The INSEAD Private Equity Conferences are distinguished by their professional and friendly campus atmosphere, with extended access to private equity practitioners and IPEC Members.

The 11th INSEAD Asian Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference was held over 6-7 November 2019 at the INSEAD Asia Campus & National Gallery, Singapore.

On-Campus Events

IPEC organizes numerous student panels, networking evenings and guest lectures from leading industry professionals on both the Singapore and Fontainebleau campuses. In addition we organise workshops and lunches with private equity practitioners throughout the year on a monthly basis.

The private equity team from leading global law firm Sidley Austin LLP recently visited our Fontainebleau campus as part of our dealmaking workshop series for members. Partners James Crooks, Sava Savov and their team presented on legal contracts, due diligence and negotiations, with reference to case studies and industry trends. IPEC thanks Sidley Austin for an excellent workshop and we look forward to hosting them on campus for future workshops.

 

INSEAD Case Competition

The inaugural INSEAD private equity case competition was held on Friday 22 November 2019. Eight teams from leading European business schools competed to develop an investment thesis for a take-private LBO transaction, presenting to a panel of industry professional judges. Congratulations to SDA Bocconi who took first prize, as well as the other teams from INSEAD, London Business School, IESE and Rotterdam School of Management.

Other Competitions

IPEC enables students to participate in competitions around the world:

  • RSM Private Equity Competition (1st place 2021) – photo below
  • IESE Private Equity Competition (3rd place 2021)
  • MIINT (1st place 2017)
  • Cinven LBS Private Equity Case Competition (2nd place 2017)

CV Book, Internships and Field Projects

IPEC publishes a CV book that includes the resumes of all its members, and which is distributed to private equity firms as well as delegates at IPEC events. IPEC also works closely with INSEAD Career Development Centre and the faculty to structure internships and field projects with private equity organizations.

 

Treks and Company Visits

In collaboration with the Career Development Centre (CDC), IPEC regularly organises trips for members to leading private equity, venture capital and other private investment institutions in Europe.