2012 Clean Energy Fund Certified Trade Mission to Germany

2012 Clean Energy Fund Certified Trade Mission to Germany
For Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds Managers

November 5, 2012
Munich, Germany


Preliminary List of Leading German Investors Committed to Attend

    • Bayerische Versorgungskammer  BVK
    • Versicherungskammer Bayern
    • Munich Reinsurance
    • Generali Worldwide
    • Hannover R e


The mission will introduce U.S. clean energy private equity and venture capital fund managers with  potential investors from Germany.

This trade mission has been certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The mission is organized by Katsof Energy Consulting as the official certified trade mission organizer in partnership with The U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Deutsche Bank, and SAIL Venture Partners. The mission is supportive of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative, the only industry-specific export strategy announced in support of President Obama’s National Export Initiative.

Certified Trade Missions and similar events coordinated in partnership with the US Commerce Department have attracted top funds from the US.  Click here to see some of the funds who have attended in the past.


Who May Attend

Attendees must be invited to participate in this mission.  Invitees represent a select group of top U.S. private equity and venture capital fund managers with investments in clean energy.



The Mission will provide:

  • An opportunity to meet 30-50 German investors individually selected by Deutsche Bank.
  • One-on-one meetings with German investors, scheduled and coordinated by Deutsche Bank and Katsof Energy Consulting.
  • A forum to exchange ideas and strategies with German investors, other U.S.-based fund managers, and policy-makers from both Germany and the United States.

The number of fund manager participants is strictly limited to maximize the level of overall access and one-on-one meeting opportunities with the institutional investors. It is expected that the delegation will be selected in full by September 15, 2012.


Mission Objectives

Introducing German clean energy investors to US funds:  Provide German institutional investors with introductions to leading U.S.- based clean energy private equity and venture capital fund managers.


Benefits to Fund Managers

  • Exposure to top level German investors in an exclusive setting
  • Knowledge gained from German investors
  • Serve as a delegate in a U.S. government initiative aimed at promoting the nation’s leadership in private equity and venture capital to foreign institutional investors
  • Showcase your firm’s investment expertise directly to interested investors


German Investors

Deutsche Bank will select at least 10 to 15 carefully qualified potential investors in Munich and Frankfurt from the following segments who will be represented in the program:

  • Institutional Investors (Insurance, Pension)
  • Corporate Investors
  • Family Office Managers
  • Heads of Families
  • High Net Worth Individuals

German Funds that have confirmed their participation:

  • Bayerische Versorgungskammer  BVK – Germany’s largest pension fund.
  • Versicherungskammer Bayern: VKB – one of Germany’s largest insurance companies.
  • Munich Reinsurance: Munich Re: One of the world’s largest reinsurers.
  • Generali Worldwide:  One of the most significant participants in the global insurance and financial products market.  The Generali Group has a truly global presence operating in more than 60 markets covering five continents and is one of the worlds top 40 companies.
  • Hannover R e- with a gross premium of around EUR 12 billion, is the third-largest reinsurer in the world.

Smaller Funds:

  • Swiss Giraffe LLC (Swiss family office)
  • Bank Julius Baer
  • Aeris Capital, Zurich
  • Swiss Re
  • CI Investments, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Capvent
  • Henkel AG
  • Schindler Holding AG
  • Robeco

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Monday, November 5

12:00-12:45         Lunch for US fund managers- Davvero    Restaurant   Charles Hotel

12:45-1:00            Registration-  Lobby Outside Salon 6 and 7.

Conference in Salons 6 & 7

1:00-1:05              Welcome: Ryan Mulholland- US Trade Administration, Renewable Energy Specialist

1:05-4:00              One on one meetings  between German institutions and US fund managers.

4:00-4:30              Coffee Break

4:30-4:45              Presentation by Dr Alan Gotcher –  Xtreme Power

4:45-6:00              Panel Discussion-Chaired by Jesus Olmos, KKR Chairman of Infrastructure Fund

Topic: Infrastructure Investing: The role of Private Capital

6:00                         Wrap Up and Summary- Ryan Mulholland-US Trade Administration

6:00-8:00              Cocktail party, Buffet Dinner  and informal networking for German and US participants

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