Catalyst Cap Intro events are investor driven and transactional events that host investment managers and institutional grade investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

Institutional investors have come to appreciate that they require alternative investment managers for a portion of their investing needs, and this is certainly a fact in the private equity and deal investing space. Investors cannot easily access this space themselves or find similar products through exposure or passive investing.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses on the Private Equity Funds and Direct Deals space. Strategies covered include: venture capital, high growth, mid-market, pre-IPO, regional/ international funds, and industry specific focus in health care, technology, media, telecom, internet, IoT, business services, energy/oil, cyber security and fintech. Managers offer their products through investment funds, co-investments and direct deals.

At the event managers give short presentations during lunch, which is followed by meeting sessions. There are no service providers, only managers and investors. The event concludes with a networking wine reception.

Introductions are accomplished through private meetings which are arranged prior the events, in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors.

Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the events, by questionnaires and talks. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, investor intermediaries, and end-investors, located in the US but also internationally.

This event production builds on Catalyst’s history and successful track record in putting together industry-recognized and effective capital raising events.


Rationale forManagers:

  • Get in-depth private meetings with active investors
  • Each event has a special strategy, industry or asset class focus, to increase the fit with the investors
  • Meetings are investor driven, with investors requesting to meet with managers
  • Fees are competitive and early registration is rewarded
  • If a manager does not get enough investor interest before an event, you may cancel and be refunded
  • To highlight exceptional managers, we are also giving out a 'Catalyst Cap Intro Award' to the best manager at the event as based on the investors' feed-back. This award will be official and listed on Catalyst's website.

Rationale forInvestors:

  • Meet with managers in a certain sector or asset class in an extremely time efficient format
  • Benefit from getting introduced to managers that are pre-selected, best-in-class, and alpha oriented
  • Attendance is complimentary, granted you qualify as an investor
  • Review the short-listed managers before the event, and only request to meet with managers you are interested in; no 'minimum set' of meetings necessary
  • Benefit from learning from fellow investors' questions and perspectives

Pre-Screening Process


    We seek fund managers that are successful, small to mid-sized (about $30m-$1bn), and with a strong product offering. In particular, we look at a manager's:

  • Relevancy and strength of investment strategy
  • Performance track record and other metrics
  • AUM and AUM history for fund, strategy and firm
  • Liquidity and other investor terms
  • General fit with the short listed investors


Each investor will undergo a multi-step qualification process in order to be granted admission to our events. In particular we look at an investor's profile, investing preferences, AUM, size of allocations made, and if there are any allocation restrictions (incl. size criteria of managers). The investors to a specific event are announced about two weeks beforehand to the registered managers. We also ask investors to join the 'Catalyst Capital Network', which further qualifies and ensures their fit to the events.


Beforethe Event

  • Investors and managers are invited and sign up to an event
  • Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified
  • Managers receive event details and pay event fees
  • Investors are sent descriptions of investment managers' profiles, with up to 50 investors reviewing the managers
  • Investors request which managers to meet with
  • The confirmed investor meetings are sent to the managers. If a manager doesn't get a minimum of meetings scheduled, they may cancel and be refunded

ATthe Event

  • Participation of managers is capped, with approximately 1:2 ratio of managers to investors
  • Exclusive luncheon with short presentations by the managers
  • Participants are given out an event binder, containing the managers' fund summaries
  • Coffee networking break
  • An afternoon with consecutive, private meeting sessions
  • Closing with networking reception

The PrivateMeetings

  • At the event, the meetings are in 35 minute intervals and consist of one manager and one or two investors
  • The meetings take place in exclusive, closed-door rooms which make the experience pleasant, professional and personal
  • Managers can bring any materials they want
  • Upon request, AV equipment is available to managers for presentations

After the Event

  • We may share feed-back from introduced participants 4-6 weeks after the event. This is an efficient way to make sure you make the most of your introductions, and follow up with the appropriate investors quickly
  • Announcement of the 'Catalyst Cap Intro Award' to one of the participating managers at the event

Event Agenda


The general agenda for this Catalyst Cap Intro Event is:

  • 12:30pm : Registration opens
  • 12:45pm : Lunch and introductory talks by fund managers
  • 1:45pm : Networking break
  • 2:00pm : Afternoon private meetings in 35 minute intervals
  • 5:00pm : Cocktail Reception
  • 6:00pm : Closing of the event

For reviews, see Stats & Reviews from one of our recent events.

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