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Our primary focus is to increase awareness of the private equity and venture capital industry on campus by expanding students' knowledge on the topic.

To accomplish this, we host high-quality sessions led by experienced industry professionals.

We connect students with potential employers, organize workshops, interviews and office visits.

Our club is comprised of 1600+ individuals with professional experience in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Investment Banking, or Consulting.

About Us

The Private Equity and Venture Capital Club (PEVC Club) is an official club at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) that focuses on increasing awareness and knowledge of Private Equity and Venture Capital on campus. 

We provide a platform for exchange among professionals, academics, experienced students, and newcomers. Members benefit from events, workshops, social gatherings, and our PEVC Podcast and Newsletter publications.


James Blattmann

Master in Banking and Finance

The President leads the PEVC Club at the University of St.Gallen, working closely with his board members to achieve strategic goals.

Co-President & Head of Finance
David Riegger

Bachelor in Business Administration

As Co-President and Head of Finance, he is in charge of supervising the PEVC Club's various activities and handles the harmonization of the different departments.

Head of Business Development
Raphael Schwarz

Master in Accounting and Finance

As Head of Business Development, he directs the PEVC Club's long-term projects, including the PEVC Mentoring Program, and expands the club's network.

Head of Network
Konstantin Will

Bachelor in Business Administration

As Head of Network, he acquires and maintains relationships with leading partners of the PEVC Club, serving as the first point of contact. 

Head of Marketing
Julia Haltinner

Bachelor in Business Administration

As Head of Marketing, she manages all communications and marketing for the PEVC Club. She enhances the club's brand image on campus by expanding our communication channels.

Head of Events
Marc Yadegardjam

Bachelor in Business Administration

As Head of Events, he organizes events for the PEVC Club, including coordinating the annual Private Equity and Venture Capital (PEVC) Days.


Head of Student Relations
Tizian Thöni

Bachelor in Business Administration

As Head of Student Relations, he serves as the primary contact between PEVC members and the team, providing support and information on club activities.

Head of IT and SCN
Gianluca Vanacore

Master in Banking and Finance

As Head of IT & SCN, he manages the technical infrastructure behind the club's operations. He is also responsible for organizing SCN's M&A competitions and assembling and training the LBO team that will represent the University of St.Gallen.

Advisory Board

Head of SGI-HSG
Prof. Dr. Stefan Morkötter

Stefan is a member of the School of Finance at the University of St.Gallen, where he earned his PhD in Finance. Prior to joining the University, he worked in the financial services industry for a European bank. He is a frequent speaker at international finance conferences and participates in executive education programs for financial services professionals. Stefan also holds an affiliated academic position at Singapore Management University.

CEO at LGT Capital Partners
Dr. Roberto Paganoni

Roberto completed his mechanical engineering studies at the Technical University of Aachen, Germany in 1984 and received a Ph.D in Business from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in 1989. He holds Dutch/Italian citizenship, teaches at the University of St. Gallen and is on the board of the Swiss Private Equity and Corporate Finance Association (SECA). From 1989-1997, he worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. He also served on the board of the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) from 2003-2007.

Managing Partner at Invision
Frank Becker

Frank is on the Board of Directors for Swiss Education Group, HSO Schweiz AG, Kraft & Bauer Holding GmbH and RSD SA. Prior to joining Invision, he served as CFO of Compaq Computer Switzerland and worked for the Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Business School and a degree in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich. He has been with Invision Private Equity AG since 2000.


Gabriel Wildberger

Gabriel is a co-founder of the PEVC Club, established in 2013. 

Currently, he works at Wingman Ventures as a legal counsel. He holds a degree in law from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Dr. Hendrik Froese

Hendrik is a co-founder of the PEVC Club, established in 2013. 

He currently works as an Independent Strategy Consultant at Froese consulting. He holds a PhD from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and completed the Master in Banking and Finance (MBF) program.


The PEVC Club maintains corporate and educational partnerships to provide its members with interesting workshops, job opportunities, and helpful study materials.

The partnership serves the establishment of healthy long-term relationships with players from the private equity and venture capital industry.

See below for an overview over our current partnerships.The PEVC Club establishes corporate and educational partnerships to offer members workshops, job opportunities, and study materials. Established in 2021, the partnership program aims to build long-term relationships with players in the private equity and venture capital industry. Below is an overview of our current partnerships.

Become a partner

Main partners

LGT Capital Partners

Preferred partners

Bain & Company
Bregal Unternehmerkapital
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
Deutsche Private Equity
Montana Capital Partners
Nordic Capital
PAI Partners
Partners Group
Reichmuth & Co Investment Management
Rivean Capital
Summa Equity
Ufenau Capital Partners


Cherry Ventures
Level 20
Syz Capital
Trill Impact

Recruiting Partner

Private Equity Recruitment

Academic Partner

CAIA Association
Wall Street Oasis
Wall Street Prep


Interested in joining the PEVC Club? 

Get your lifetime membership for CHF 50 and gain access to events, job postings, study materials, and more. 

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Our benefits
16.05.2024 | 12:00 - 14:00

Target Global - Company Event + Apéro

Have you ever wanted to work with visionary founders? Or perhaps wanted to become one yourself? Join Target Global for a workshop on what it takes to become a Venture Capitalist, the career you can expect and deciphering what makes a unicorn founder.

Target Global is a pan European Venture Capital fund managing EUR 3.5bn investing from seed all the way up to pre-IPO. Since its inception, the Fund has invested into leading unicorns such as Revolut, wefox, Docplanner, Rapyd and Copper to name but a few.