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 starting Mill Reef Capital, Gregor was a senior investment professional within LGT Capital Partners’ European secondaries practice. During his tenure at LGT CP, he has gained extensive experience in sourcing and executing various types of secondary transactions across Europe. Gregor holds an M.Sc. from CEMS, an M.A. from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is a CFA charter holder.
Prior to starting Mill Reef Capital, Nico built a dedicated global private equity secondary platform within Schroder Adveq and lead the firm’s secondary investment platform. During his tenure at Schroder Adveq, he oversaw all aspects of secondary transactions. Nico holds an M.A. degree and a PhD from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Prior to joining Mill Reef Capital, Ekaterina worked within Goldman Sachs investment banking on M&A transactions. Before that she gained work experience in the field of buy-side investments at Alantra’s EQMC Hedge Fund. Ekaterina holds an M.A. in Banking and Finance from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Prior to joining Mill Reef Capital, Paula worked within global equity research at a Brazilian multi family office called FitPart. During her tenure she covered sectors such as Health Care, Technology and Food & Beverage. Paula also worked with Institutional Sales at Schroders Asset Management Brazil. Paula holds a B.A. in Business Administration & Finance from ESPM Sao Paulo.
Prior to joining Mill Reef Capital as CFO, Mikenda was Head of Controlling at a single family office called Calibrium and Head of Europe within the Fund Administration department at Schroder Adveq, gaining insights into all aspects of controlling, accounting, audit, valuation and structuring of private assets. Mikenda holds a B.A. in Business Administration from HFW Zug, Switzerland.
Philippe Bucher, Senior Advisor
Philippe is a board member at Mill Reef Capital and actively supports the firm in all aspects of business development. Philippe is currently the COO of Capvis, a leading mid-market investor in the DACH region. Previously, Philippe was CFO / COO at Schroder Adveq, with PwC and with Arthur Andersen. Philippe holds an M.A. from the University of Zurich and is a CPA and CFA charterholder.
Dimitri Senik, Senior Advisor
Dimitri is a senior advisor at Mill Reef Capital and actively supports the firm in all aspects of investment governance and risk management. Dimitri leads the Investor Trust Services at PwC Switzerland. Dimitri has more than 20 years of professional experience, holds an M.A. from MGIMO-University in Moscow, Russia, and is a Chartered Certified Accountant and CFA charterholder.