25 Oct 2017
Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments, hosted its North American CEO Conference in Paradise Valley, Arizona on October 10 and 11, 2017. The event was hosted by Investcorp’s Corporate Investment North America (“CINA”) business, and was attended by more than 60 professionals, including current and former portfolio company CEOs and partners, as well as Investcorp’s co-CEOs Mohammed Al-Shroogi and Rishi Kapoor.
Held every 18 months, Investcorp’s CEO Conference focuses on insights around business and macro trends impacting companies operating in the U.S. It also serves as a regular forum for current and former CEOs across the Investcorp portfolio to network and share best practices and ideas. This year’s conference included panels and speeches on the competitive economic environment, the increasing need to cope with digital transformation and disruption. It also offered new insights on leading high-performance teams, creating equity value over the long term, and marketing to Millennials and the new consumers of Generation Z.
The event commenced with a welcome speech from David Tayeh, head of CINA, who provided an overview of the Firm’s investment philosophy and recent successes. “In the U.S., Europe and MENA, our core private equity business has invested more than $1.5 billion over the past three years, more than half of which has been in the U.S.,” noted Mr. Tayeh. “We have furthered our geographic footprint and reach as a truly global institution and have plans to increase our fundraising capacity in each of the major markets going forward.”
“Although our investments have a natural lifecycle, our relationships are everlasting,” said Co-CEO Mohammed Al-Shroogi in closing remarks. “I feel privileged that many of the portfolio company CEOs that have partnered with us have continued with us as advisors on other investments, full time Advisory Directors, or as valued full-time members of Investcorp.”