LPEA’s AGM and New Board Composition

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LPEA’s AGM features a 25% membership increase in 2023

The industry gathered to review the 2023 achievements and to congratulate the 10 newly elected Board members. 

The Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA) presented its Annual Report for the year 2023 at the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Tuesday 11th of June 2024 in the premises of BNP Paribas.

Key takeaways of the AGM include:

–       A membership growth of 25% to 514 members matching the overall dynamic of the Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) markets. Full Members (investors and fund managers) and Associate Members (service providers) increased by 12% while Affiliate Members (individuals) increased by 63%.

–       LPEA reached its 500 members goal in 2023 – a target originally set out for 2025.

–       Building on its ESR certification obtained end of 2022, the association rolled out initiatives focusing on sustainable, inclusive growth and responsible practices, among which included the adoption of an internal Code of Conduct and the implementation of a CO2 compensation programme.

–       The association also launched a Mentoring programme empowering young members to drive their career in the alternative funds industry by providing support and a network of seasoned professionals.

–       Continuing its endeavour to promote the Luxembourg PE & VC hub abroad, the association organised 15 international seminars in Europe, the US and – for the first time – in Asia.

–       Ten members were elected to the LPEA Board as part of the annual renewal of this governing body. Among these ten, the following six Full Members (investors and fund managers) were elected:

  • Apollo Global Management, represented by Fabrice Jeusette
  • Expon Capital, represented by Alain Rodermann
  • ICG, represented by Hind El Gaidi
  • Luxempart, represented by Lionel de Hemptinne
  • MiddleGame Ventures, represented by Pascal Bouvier
  • Warburg Pincus, represented by Raquel Guevara Merino

In addition, four Associate Members (advisers/service providers) were elected:

  • A&O Shearman, represented by Peter Myners
  • Deloitte, represented by Nick Tabone
  • Elvinger Hoss Prussen, represented by Jeffrey Kolbet
  • KPMG, represented Mickael Tabart


Following a year marked by a decrease in fundraising Stephane Pesch, CEO of the LPEA, nonetheless stressed the need for continued effort to promote the PE & VC sector stating, “during these challenging times we took the decision to further invest, expand our network and pursue our evolution with determination and serenity. The main ingredients of this smooth transformation were the systematic use of creativity, agility and deep listening of the markets and members’ needs.

In his speech, Claus Mansfeldt, Chairman of SwanCap Investment Management S.A. and President of the LPEA, presented a few statistics and mentioned “The Luxembourg market share is going up. The country represent approximately 50 % of Private Capital aggregate rate in Europe, compared to 7% in 2010. Luxembourg has managed to become a market leader”, a good reason to remain optimistic for the well-being of the sector in Luxembourg.

To close the AGM, the LPEA invited Hans-Jürgen Schmitz (Mangrove Capital Partners), Gilles Dusemon (Arendt) and Keith O’Donnell (ATOZ) for a panel discussion on the 20th anniversary of the Luxembourg SICAR Law. This was a great occasion to reflect on its profound impact on the Luxembourg and European financial landscape, particularly in the realm of Venture Capital. Enacted on June 15, 2004, this legislation laid the foundation for what has by now become one of the pillars of the Luxembourg financial centre, catalysing a remarkable transformation over the past two decades and leading in 2010 to the creation of the LPEA.

The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) is the representative body of Private Equity and Venture Capital professionals in Luxembourg. With 552 members (as of 12 June 2024), LPEA plays a leading role in the discussions and development of the ecosystem and actively promotes the industry beyond the country’s borders.

Find the LPEA Board Composition here