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Michael Phillips
Managing Partner at Castik Capital


Michael Phillips is Managing Partner of Castik Capital Sarl, a Luxembourg based private equity firm specializing on control buyouts of European headquartered companies. The first Castik Fund was €1bn in size and invested in 6 high growth companies in fragmented markets, where a buy & build strategy allows the creation of market leading companies. Castik Funds have the unique ability to hold performing investments for up to 10 years and are focused maximizing value creation. The second EPIC fund is currently being raised and will have the same size and strategy. Prior to founding Castik, Michael spent 22 years as a senior Equity Partner at Apax Partners, overseeing their growth to a leading global Private Equity firm. Previously, Michael spent three years at OTTO Waste Management Holding Ltd. in Cologne, as the General Manager of an operations subsidiary and four years at Ciba-Geigy Canada, as an Engineer in their Additives Division. Michael holds a BS in Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Agenda Sessions

  • Private Equity outlook for Germany: Bull or Bear?