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Important risk warning: Past performance is not indicative of future results. Private equity is not investable index and is used for illustrative purposes.
Notes: Graph depicts 10-year horizon pooled net IRR for US Buyout Funds. Data for US calculated in US dollars; Cambridge Associates Modified Public Market Equivalent (mPME) replicates private investment performance under public market conditions.
Source: Bain Global Private Equity Report & Cambridge Associates
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Founding Partner at Digital+ Partners
Thomas Jetter is one of the four founding partners and a Managing Director at the Frankfurt Office of Digital+ Partners. He is the leader of the Cyber Security and HR Tech investments. He also chairs the Investment Committee. He has worked on Digital+ Partners investments in VMRay, Starmind, orderbird, movingimage, and quantilope. He serves on the board at VMRay and quantilope and as an observer on the board of Starmind. Prior to founding Digital+ Partners, Thomas spent 13 years of his career in leadership positions at Permira, also running their chemical industry practice and Sirona Dental Systems, a company Thomas led as a Permira investment and later as Chairman. Prior to Permira, Thomas held positions at JP Morgan and McKinsey. Thomas holds a PhD and an MBA from the University of Saarbrücken.
Non-Executive Director at Permira Holdings Limited
David Lindstrom is a seasoned investment professional with 25 years of experience. David currently serves as a non-executive director at Permira Holdings Limited, a private equity fund manager with over €60bn in committed capital. He is also a senior adviser and investment committee chairman at a boutique London-based manager investing in private equity funds and co-investments on behalf of a high-net-worth European family.
David spent more than two decades at MetLife, the global insurance giant, where he managed a $7 billion portfolio of global private equity and hedge funds. He chaired the insurer’s Alternative Investments Committee, which was responsible for approving all MetLife investments globally across private equity funds, hedge funds and direct middle market private debt.
During his tenure at MetLife, David served as a committee member at ILPA, a global group of private equity allocators representing $2 trillion in assets. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for Invest Europe, the premier association of European private equity fund managers and fund investors.
David graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, where he studied economics as an undergraduate, and earned a Master of Business Administration in finance from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Management. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter-holder. A dual-citizen of the UK and the US, David lives in London with his wife.
Founder at Hattington Capital
Fred is a founder at Hattington Capital, a private investment partnership with two core strategies: property management and development, and small-cap private equity investments. Prior to Hattington, he was an executive with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”) for 17 years, starting his career as part of KKR’s first analyst class in 1995 and becoming a Partner in 2005. He was initially a generalist in KKR’s Private Equity business (developing expertise in deal sourcing, execution and working with portfolio company management teams), later specializing in the Energy & Natural Resources Industry, where as co-head of the Energy & Natural Resources Group, he helped develop and execute many of the investment themes KKR has implemented in this area.
In 2007, Fred moved away from the Private Equity business to start a mezzanine finance business for KKR. He spearheaded the raising of a $1 billion+ mezzanine fund (KKR Mezzanine Partners) and built the third-party deal origination function within KKR’s Global Credit Business. Most recently, Fred was the Head of the Firm’s Global Credit Strategies Group which has assets under management across the spectrum of liquid bank loans, high yield, privately originated senior lending, mezzanine financing & distressed credit. He was one of two members of KKR’s Credit Investment Committee, and was also a member of its Capital Solutions Investment Committee, its Credit Portfolio Committee, and its Credit Risk Committee.
Prior to KKR, Fred was an executive at Furman Selz, Inc. He has an MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France), a B.S. in Economics (concentration in Finance), and a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania. He sits on the boards of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the INSEAD U.S. Council and is on the University of Pennsylvania UK Executive Leadership Committee.
Winson is a seasoned private markets fund professional with over 20 years experience, and joined Moonfare as Chief Investment Officer in 2020. He is now Senior Advisor and member of Moonfare's Investment Committee. Prior to this he was at UBS Wealth Management and at GIC the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, where he managed significant commitments to a large number of private equity funds as well as executed a wide range of co-investments. His coverage has included a full complement of growth, mid-market and large buyout funds as well as funds in mezzanine, credit, infrastructure and venture capital globally. Winson has served as an advisory board member for over 20 private equity funds. He has an MBA from INSEAD and graduated with a medical degree from the University of London.
Head of Co-investment
Sanjay is Moonfare’s Head of Co-Investments. Before Moonfare, he was Head of Private Equity Investing at Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) in London. He has also held senior investment roles at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Adveq (now Schroders Capital), as well as an investment banking role with Lehman Brothers.
Head of Investment
Magnus runs Private Equity for Moonfare, ensuring that our investors have access to a steady flow of top-tier private equity funds. He brings considerable experience from private equity, both as an investor with Apax Partners, and as an operator in Cole Haan, one of the fund’s portfolio companies. While at Apax Partners, Magnus advised on a number of transactions in the consumer and retail industry. At Cole Haan, a high-end manufacturer and retailer of footwear and leather goods based in New York, Magnus was responsible for building and executing corporate strategy. Prior to joining Apax Partners, Magnus spent several years at J.P. Morgan in London advising on Consumer, Healthcare and Retail transactions. Magnus earned an MSc with a focus in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics and his MBA from Harvard Business School. In his free time Magnus practices his passions of sports, cooking and photography.
CEO and Founder
Steffen founded Moonfare in 2016 with the vision to democratize private investing. He runs the company as Chairman and CEO. Steffen is a serial entrepreneur with a strong background in the private equity industry. Before becoming an entrepreneur Steffen served as a Managing Director of private equity at KKR. While at KKR, he was responsible for the firm’s coverage of the German market. Prior to joining KKR, he was co-founder and served as Chief Executive Officer of firstfive AG. He served as Chairman of The Supervisory Board at A.T.U Auto-Teile-Unger Investment GmbH & Co. KG and as a member of the Advisory Board at Versatel, Serbia Broadband and Hertha BSC. Steffen holds a B.A. with high distinction from the University of Mannheim and the Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques and a Ph.D. from the University of Trier. He worked as a research assistant at Harvard University where he wrote his master thesis. Steffen lives in Munich with his wife and children.
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² Source: McKinsey "Private Markets Annual Review 2022"
³ Past performance is no guarantee of future returns.