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Ronald Ayles
Managing Partner at Advent International


Ron Ayles joined Advent in London in 2005 and joined the Advent team in Germany in 2007. He is a member of Advent´s European investment committee, Co-MD of the German business and oversees Advent´s Spanish business. He is also responsible for Advent's global chemicals and materials practice. Before joining Advent, he worked for 3i in London and Frankfurt where he built up the firm’s chemicals and materials practice. Prior to joining 3i, he spent 10 years at Degussa AG, the German Speciality Chemicals company. Ron has advised on over 15 investments during his career, including, allnex, Boart Longyear, GTM, Maxam, Oxea, QuantiQ, RWE Solutions and Viakem. Ron holds an MBA from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the WHU Koblenz, as well as European undergraduate degrees from ESB Reutlingen and the universities of Granada and London. He also trained as an “Industriekaufmann.” Ron currently serves on the Board of Maxam and the Advisory Committee of Allnex.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote address: Challenges facing Private Equity – some reflections from Germany