WHU Private Equity
Conference 2016

MARCH 21 & 22, 2019


WElcome to the WHU private equity conference
SAVE THE DATE: March 12 & 13, 2020

last year's topic

Higher Volumes, Fewer Transactions – How to Stand out from the Crowd in a Saturating Market?

Recent years in Private Equity were of positive market characteristics: increasing investments, strong exit markets, attractive returns, and hot fund-raising activity which attracted attention resulting in structural challenges for the PE industry.

But how to differentiate oneself in a saturating market?

General partners further optimize their investment strategies via improved portfolio management or asset assessment which generates only low margins in a historically competitive market. Highly leveraging investments and waiting for the management to get it done by daily manner to exit after 3-7 years is not sufficient in a market tending to overprice assets and vanishing margins.

Highly leveraging investments and waiting for the management to get it done by daily manner to exit after 3-7 years is not sufficient in a market tending to overprice assets and vanishing margins.
Some PEs specialize in specific segments or investment strategies to generate higher margins through higher efficiency by actively engaging in the company’s business to support the corporate strategy or using technological development.

PE is becoming increasingly competitive and is accelerated by fiscal policies and the growing economy.

What will the future hold for Private Equity? Heating up or cooling down?

Last year's speakers of our conference:
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A unique conference, requires unique participants. Highly regarded sponsors and speakers alike add the exceptional edge that defines Campus for Finance. We offer three distinct programs that are designed to fit to your needs and expectations: the Student Program, the Professional Program and the Academic Program. Click here to find out more about which program is right for you.


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Free accommodation and travel scholarships available

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Have you just started your first full-time position or are you already an experienced executive?

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Our Program


Listen to high profile speakers, both from the corporate and academic spheres. Profit from professional, as well as personal insights through panel discussions, keynote speeches and one-on-one entrepreneurial talks. Leave enriched, wanting more.


Listen to more than 15 speeches and panel discussions held by high-ranking corporate and renowned academic speakers from around the world.


We offer several workshops organized by our partners. These workshops cover a variety of currently debated topics in the financial world. Get to know other participants and impress our sponsors with your knowledge!

Career Fair

Our sponsors want to get to know you during our Career Fair. Bring along your CV and be prepared to discuss internship or full-time opportunities. They are looking for candidates just like you!


Some of our corporate partners will select student participants for interviews, which will be conducted at the conference. This personal environment allows them to get to know you and vice-versa.

Gala Dinner

You can expect a fantastic Gala Dinner as well as an extensive evening program. We will provide you with all you need to further get to know the other participants in a casual, interpersonal environment.


What better way would there be than to end the conference with a party? Get to know other participants in a personal environment and celebrate a successful conference.


Meet more than 300 selected international students from leading universities from around the world and discuss current financial and economic issues while enlarging your professional and personal network.

supported This year by

Our conference is supported by established corporations that are at the forefront of their respective industries. At the WHU Private Equity Conference you will have the opportunity to interact with our sponsors in a personal environment. Don't miss your chance to get in touch with representatives in order to secure a job offer, internship or merely enjoy an inspiring conversation.

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The WHU Private Equity Conference regularly takes place on the campus of the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany.

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of management, Vallendar

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is an internationally-oriented and privately-financed business school. In 2014, the University celebrated its 30th birthday. It is now one of the most renowned German Business Schools with a high international reputation.