Connaught Session 04

On Thursday 1st June 2017, Chief Officers Group returned to take over the two Michelin-starred Hélène Darroze restaurant for a fourth time, welcoming another room of sixty Chairmen, CEOs and private equity investors for an evening of fine dining and networking. Seven leading private equity houses attended - CBPE, LDC, Mayfair Equity Partners, Palatine Private Equity, Phoenix Equity Partners, Permira and Silverfleet Capital - an impressive cross section of the UK and European mid-market and the larger global buyout market. 

We are delighted once again to have been able to bring together a highly impressive room of successful businesspeople from a wide variety of backgrounds – a mixture of friends, old and new – for yet another memorable evening. Well over 100 different portfolio growth companies were represented at board level, a great testament to the strength of the COG network. 

Our thanks to sponsors Zeus Capital for sharing some of their insights on the current IPO climate on the night, and also to long-standing friends, RBC Wealth Management, for their invaluable support in making evenings like this possible. 

Our CEO John Pearce shares his thoughts on the evening here

Thank you notes:
Richard Pennycook, Plural Chair

"Another tour de force last night. Doing the event with such style makes a big impact, most people will no doubt have 2 or 3 business dinners a week but very few will match yours” 

George Adams - Chair: ScS Plc, FFX Tools. NED: Frontier Economics. Former CEO: Maxeda, Spicers, Kingfisher Europe

“Thank you for including me in such a stellar cast list” 

Bill Mason - Chair: Sage Healthcare, PneumaCare. NED: YouSoft.

“It was a knockout meal and I met a good number of very interesting people as well as a few old friends” 

Patrick Macdonald – Chair: Reconomy, Inenco. Former CEO: JohnMenzies

“Thank you for a very enjoyable dinner at The Connaught last week. You gathered together a great selection of movers & shakers (and me) and it was a lot of fun” 

Mark Molyneux – Chair: Welsh National Opera. Former Chair: Penn Pharmaceutical, Davies Loss Adjusters, Aldermore Bank. Former Managing Partner: EY

“Thank you for inviting me to your magnificent reception and supper yesterday evening. Excellent food and wines,great conversation and a splendid setting”  

Roger Siddle – Chair: Efficio, Estera, Cordium. Former CEO: Findel, BPP

“Thank you for a truly excellent evening - a very impressive and interesting group”