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SuperReturn International
4 - 7 June 2024
InterContinental HotelBerlin

Neil MacDougall
Chairman at Sophora Unternehmerkapital


Neil has over 35 years’ of private equity experience. He led Silverfleet Capital, a pan-European PE fund for 15 years from its buyout from Prudential plc until his retirement as managing partner. He raised and successfully invested 3 buyout funds, the most recent, being the European Development Fund focussed on lower mid-market deals. Silverfleet invested in 22 buyouts in DACH and Benelux. Neil served on the boards of two German and one Dutch company.

After reading physical Natural Sciences and Computer Science at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and receiving an MA, he joined Bain & Co. He has studied German at school and at work gaining a B1 CEFR certification.

Neil is a Past Chair of the BVCA, a member of the board of UKBAA and an active angel investor

Agenda Sessions

  • How are European private markets holding up in the new normal? What lessons are to be learned from the past and what challenges lie ahead?