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Private Equity guru, Jon Moulton, to speak at Global Entrepreneurs Network event
Jon Moulton to share views on future of private equity at TiE UK Event on 25 September 2008


TiE UK (The Indus Entrepreneurs), the UK’s leading not-for-profit organisation for entrepreneurs, announced today that Jon Moulton, Founder & Managing Partner of Alchemy Partners, will be the Guest Speaker at their blockbuster event when he will share his views on the future of the private equity industry and how it will affect entrepreneurship. The event will be held on 25 September at Fortis Private Investment’s impressive headquarters building in the City of London.

The veteran investor, who shot to prominence as the potential saviour of the Rover car manufacturer, is one of a tiny number of leading financiers in the UK to have launched two private equity firms (Permira and Alchemy) in the last 22 years.

TiE UK is part of the world’s largest and most successful entrepreneurs not-for-profit network founded in Silicon Valley in 1992 with a mission to nurture entrepreneurship as the engine of wealth creation. It has since grown to 49 Chapters (branches) in 11 countries.

TiE’s regular members are up and coming entrepreneurs operating in sectors ranging from IT, healthcare and financial services to property, retail and marketing. Worldwide, more than 12,000 members now benefit from TiE’s mentoring and education programmes and inspirational networking events.

TiE’s Charter members are successful entrepreneurs and senior professionals who serve as mentors to the next generation of entrepreneurs. They include such high profile figures as Tom Singh, Founder of New Look who is TiE UK’s Chairman; Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder of Cobra Beer; James Caan, Dragon’s Den investor and founder of the Alexander Mann headhunting group; George Coelho, Managing Director of Good Energies and formerly Founder of Benchmark Capital Europe; Dinesh Dhamija, Founder of ebookers; Aditya Mittal, CFO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company, and Chai Patel, Founder of the Priory Healthcare Group.

TiE UK has been helping entrepreneurs realise their business goals since 2000 and is one of the largest Chapters in the TiE network with over 900 members. It has provided mentoring services to over 120 entrepreneurs in the last two years and organises 40 events a year.

Jon Moulton, Founder & Managing Partner of Alchemy Partners, said: “I am pleased to support TiE UK - this organisation offers a unique forum where successful business leaders can share their experience with the next generation of entrepreneurs. I feel sure that this transmission of skills and experience makes a significant contribution towards building an entrepreneurial Britain.”

“The private equity industry has been slated for asset stripping activity and lack of transparency. I am pleased to have this opportunity to put the record straight and also explain my views on the role of private equity in the current economic climate and beyond.”

Nish Kotecha, TiE UK President, said: “We are delighted that Jon Moulton has agreed to share his personal insights into the future of the private equity industry - a topic that is of major importance to the future of entrepreneurship in the UK today.”

The event will be preceded by a special mentor training session for TiE’s Charter members, designed to support their mentoring activity. Mr Kotecha commented: “The Mentoring Programme is at the heart of TiE’s activity and crucially depends on our Charter members who generously make available their unparalleled range of invaluable experience and advice to our regular members – boosting their chances of success with their early stage businesses.”

The TiE blockbuster event will be sponsored by ABN AMRO, one of TiE UK’s core sponsors. Patrick Crowley, Senior Vice President and Head of Private Banking and Wealth Management at ABN AMRO Bank NV Jersey, said: “Following the very successful event with James Caan of Dragons’ Den that we sponsored earlier this year, ABN AMRO Private Banking is pleased to be associated with another inspirational event organised by TiE. Jon Moulton has been dubbed ‘a founding father of the modern private equity industry’ and his presentation is sure to be highly informative and memorable for everyone.”

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Editors Notes
Press Contact: Margaret Henry, PR Consultant, TiE UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1865 811199 Email: m.henry@oxin.co.uk

Photo available on request - post event
Jon Moulton (Founder & Managing Partner of Alchemy Partners) with Nish Kotecha (TiE UK President). Jon Moulton was Guest Speaker at an event organised by TiE UK on the future of the private equity industry. TiE is the UK’s leading network for entrepreneurs.

About TiE UK
Founded in Silicon Valley in 1992, TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) is the world’s leading not for profit organisation that promotes entrepreneurship. Although its birth name signifies the South Asian or Indus roots of its founders, TiE stands for Talent, Ideas and Enterprise.

TiE’s core activities are mentoring and education programmes and networking events. The network links budding entrepreneurs to successful and prominent entrepreneurs and professionals through its unique Mentoring Programme. TiE also organises a TiEger’s Den Business Pitch Competition, inspirational networking events and Special Interest Groups in Healthcare, Outsourcing, Social Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital.

The TiE network includes many participants in the entrepreneurial ecosystem – high profile entrepreneurs as well as up and coming entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, angel investors and professionals that specialise in services to support entrepreneurs.

Launched in 2000, TiE UK operates from London and Manchester. It has over 140 Charter members and over 900 regular members, making it one of the largest Chapters globally.

TiE UK’s partners include: the CBI; London Business School, Cass Business School; The Hub; Make your Mark (Enterprise Insight); British Library Business & IP Centre; Manchester Junior Chamber of Commerce; Warwick University; Said Business School at Oxford University; the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Cambridge University; Manchester Business School; Manchester Metropolitan University Business School’s Centre for Enterprise and Imperial Entrepreneurs.
TiE UK is sponsored by: ABN AMRO Private Banking; HSBC Bank; KPMG and Simmons & Simmons. For further information: www.tie-uk.org

About Jon Moulton
Jon Moulton is the founder and Managing Partner of Alchemy Partners LLP, which advises on investments in private equity and special opportunities. Alchemy’s private equity business has advised on over 100 completed transactions with more than £2 billion of equity invested to date. Turnaround transactions and public to private opportunities are particular specialities with 24 public to private transactions undertaken so far.

Jon was previously Managing Partner at Schroder Ventures (now Permira) in London from its inception in 1985 until 1994 and prior to that with Citicorp Venture Capital (now CVC) in London and New York. He has extensive experience in buy-outs, turnarounds and development capital deals in all sectors.

Jon is a member of the Institute for Turnaround and currently represents Alchemy on the boards of ASG, CedarCrestone, Datapoint, Geo Networks, Seymour Pierce, Sylvan and Tattershall Castle Group. He has a degree in Chemistry from Lancaster University and is a Chartered Accountant and a Corporate Financier.


Publisher Contact Information:

TiE UK (The Indus Entrepreneurs)
+ 44 (0)1865 811199
m.henry@oxin.co.uk

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