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SuperReturn International
4 - 7 June 2024
InterContinental HotelBerlin

Bernard De Backer
Partner at Stepstone Group


Mr. De Backer is a member of the private equity team, focused on European fund, direct and secondary investments.

Prior to joining StepStone, Mr. De Backer was a partner at Equity Capital Management GmbH, a Frankfurt-based buyout firm. Before that he was a senior portfolio manager at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) where he was responsible for ADIA’s European funds portfolio. Previously, Mr. De Backer was a London-based partner at Parish Capital and subsequently briefly StepStone Group. Mr. De Backer started his career in private equity in 2000 at BancBoston Capital in London.

Mr. De Backer holds an MSc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Ghent as well as an MBA in finance from Columbia University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Is co-investment still a compelling proposition for investors in the current cycle as continuation vehicles become a competitive force?