Mill Reef Capital is an experienced, highly specialised private equity investor. The firm offers bespoke investment solutions allowing clients to access high quality European private equity managers through primary and secondary investments.
We have closed bespoke liquidity solutions worth more than EUR 1bn and advised clients on primary fund commitments for more than a decade
We lead and structure mutually beneficial transactions and consider ourselves long-term partners of the fund managers we work with
We ensure that transactions are supported by all existing stakeholders of a fund manager and enhance portfolio value through flexible and patient capital
Hold on to winners in portfolio
Some great portfolio companies have a long way to go but are limited in their growth by capital constrained funds at the end of their term.
We work with fund managers to transfer one or several portfolio companies to a new fund vehicle. We ensure proper governance and management of any potential conflicts while management of the portfolio remains with the incumbent fund manager. Existing investors are presented a liquidity option while the fund manager continues to manage the portfolio to maximize value.
While most investors can access funds managed by larger private capital managers, Mill Reef Capital focuses on the smaller end of the market across Europe and identifies fund managers with differentiated strategies and the potential to significantly outperform the relevant market segment. We believe in-depth market knowledge and analytical rigor to be paramount to successfully invest in this market segment.
Prior to joining Mill Reef Capital, Edoardo worked at Lazard where he focused on M&A transactions. Edoardo holds a M.Sc. from Imperial College Business School, UK.
Prior to joining Mill Reef Capital, Ekaterina worked at Goldman Sachs where she focused on M&A transactions. Ekaterina holds a M.A. from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Prior to co-founding Mill Reef Capital, Gregor was a senior private equity secondaries investment professional at LGT Capital Partners. Gregor holds a M.Sc. from CEMS and a M.A. from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and is a CFA charterholder.
Prior to joining Mill Reef Capital, Lars worked at Horizon21 where he focused on private equity investments. Lars holds a M.Sc. from Imperial College Business School, UK and is a CFA, CAIA and FRM charterholder.
Prior to joining Mill Reef Capital, Markus worked at Schroder Adveq where he was a Senior IT Infrastructure Manager. Markus holds a M.Sc. from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Prior to joining Mill Reef Capital, Mikenda worked at Calibrium where she was Head of Controlling. Mikenda holds a B.A. from HFW Zug, Switzerland.
Prior to co-founding Mill Reef Capital, Nico was Head of Private Equity Secondary Investments at Schroder Adveq. Nico holds a M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Prior to joining Mill Reef Capital, Patrick worked at CVI where he focused on private debt investments. Patrick holds a M.Sc. from the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.
Fund Operations and Controlling
Prior to joining Mill Reef Capital, Sophie worked at Schroder Adveq where she was a Senior Fund Controller. Sophie holds a MAS from HWZ Zurich, Switzerland.
Investment Risk Management
Prior to joining Mill Reef Capital, Sven worked at Clearsight Investments where he focused on private equity investments in European small cap managers. Sven holds a B.Sc. from the European Business School, Germany and is a CFA charterholder.
Senior Advisor ESG
Dimitri supports the firm in the area of ESG and sustainability. Dimitri currently leads the Investor Trust Services at PwC Switzerland and chairs the ESG Verification Committee of the CFA Institute. Dimitri holds a M.A. from MGIMO University, Russia, and is a Chartered Certified Accountant and CFA charterholder.
Senior Advisor Legal
Marko is a senior advisor at Mill Reef Capital and supports the firm in the legal due diligence of transactions. Marko was previously head of the internal global legal team at LGT Capital Partners and holds a LL.M. from New York University School of Law, US.
Senior Advisor Tax
Michel is a senior advisor at Mill Reef Capital and supports the firm in taxation and structuring matters. Michel is currently Head of Group Taxes at Leonteq and was previously Head of Tax Services at Partners Group. Michel holds a Master of Arts from University of Zurich and a Master of Business Law & Taxation from University of Mannheim. He is a CAIA Charterholder and a participant in the Executive PhD Program in Management at the Management Center Innsbruck.
Senior Advisor Investment Management
Philipp is a senior advisor at Mill Reef Capital and supports the firm in all aspects of investment management. Philipp was previously Co-Head Private Equity Secondaries at Partners Group and holds a M.A. from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Senior Advisor Strategy & Governance
Philippe is a senior advisor and board member at Mill Reef Capital and supports the firm in all aspects of strategy and governance. Philippe was previously the COO of Capvis and CFO / COO at Schroder Adveq. Philippe holds a M.A. from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and is a CPA.