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NB Direct Private Equity Fund A ELTIF

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NB Direct Private Equity Fund A ELTIF

A Sub-fund of NB Alternative Funds SICAV S.A.
Providing Access to Private Equity Co-Investments
Access to High-Quality Private Equity
Invest in private equity opportunities traditionally limited to large, institutional investors
Direct Investment In Private Companies
Focus on direct investments (co-investments) that offer efficient capital deployment and attractive economics
Simplified, Regulated Structure
Streamlined implementation and administration, with low investment minimums and eligibility requirements
An Introduction to the Fund
In this short video José Luis González Pastor, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman Private Equity summarises some of the Fund’s key features.
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Investors should note that, relative to the expectations of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers, this fund presents disproportionate communication on the consideration of non-financial criteria in its investment policy.

Simplified Fund Structure
Addressing Common Barriers for Individual Investors Accessing Private Equity
ELTIF
TRADITIONAL PE FUND1
Low
From EUR 50,000 depending on share class, available to advised retail and professional investors
MINIMUMS &
ELIGIBILITY
High
Typically from $500,000 for institutional investors only
Flexible
Funding options with single or multiple capital calls
CAPITAL CALLS
Fixed
Often multiple capital call options only with uncertain timing
Shorter term
8 years from the final closing, with up to three consecutive one-year extensions at the discretion of the Fund’s Board
LIQUIDITY
None
10-14-year terms with possible extensions
Extensive
Diversified across geography, industry and lead manager – 20+ direct investments
DIVERSIFICATION
Limited
Single Manager Lead only
Attractive Investment Strategy
Pure Private Equity play – full exposure to direct equity investments. Majority of exposure to be invested in co-investments.

The Fund intends to provide access to private equity and other alternative asset class investments for professional and non-professional investors, including through selected intermediaries. The Fund has a target of approximately 20+ investments, mainly allocated in Europe and North America and the remainder to rest of the world.
Award-Winning Private Equity Manager*

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Why Partner with Neuberger Berman?
Neuberger Berman’s Unique Place in the PE Ecosystem
Anthony Tutrone, Global Head of NB Alternatives, discusses how NB Private Markets' broad range of strategies and capabilities help investors meet their private equity needs.
NB Private Markets Advantage
Integrated Platform Providing Access to Leading Private Equity Managers
$80bn
In Capital Commitments2
PLATFORM
34
Years of Investing
A+
Ratings by UN PRI for private equity ESG integration3
25+
Years of average experience of Senior Investment Team4
PEOPLE
99%
Employee Retention Rate5
~200
Dedicated Private Markets Professionals
5,870+
Underlying Private Companies6
PARTNERSHIP WITH GPsPARTNERSHIP
575+
Private Equity Fund Investments7
240
Private Equity Fund Advisory Board Seats8
About Private Equity
What Is Private Equity?
(2:54)
What Is a Co-investment?
(2:54)
Key Senior Investment Team Professionals
Supported by a broader platform of 150+ private markets professionals who actively work on the Fund
Anthony Tutrone, Managing Director
Anthony Tutrone is the Global Head of NB Alternatives and a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. He is a member of all Neuberger Berman Private Equity’s Investment Committees. Anthony is also a member of Neuberger Berman's Partnership, Operating, and Asset Allocation Committees. Prior to Neuberger Berman, from 1994 to 2001, Anthony was a Managing Director and founding member of The Cypress Group, a private equity firm focused on middle market buyouts that managed approximately $3.5 billion of commitments. Anthony began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1986, starting in Investment Banking and in 1987 becoming one of the original members of the firm’s Merchant Banking Group. This group managed a $1.2 billion private equity fund focused on middle market buyouts. He has been a member of the board of directors of several public and private companies and has sat on the advisory boards of several private equity funds. Anthony earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Columbia University.
John Buser, Managing Director
John Buser is the Executive Vice Chairman of NB Alternatives and a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. He is also a member of the Private Investment Portfolios, Co-Investment, Northbound and Secondary Investment Committees. He is Head of Private Market Client Initiatives and previously Mr. Buser was Global Head of Private Investment Portfolios for 13 years. Before joining Neuberger Berman in 1999, Mr. Buser was a partner at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, where he had extensive experience in the practice of domestic and international income taxation and complex partnership negotiation during his 17 year tenure. Mr. Buser was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1982 after receiving his JD from Harvard Law School. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Buser graduated summa cum laude with a BS in accounting from Kansas State University.
Kent Chen, CFA, Managing Director
Kent Chen, CFA is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and leader of the firm’s private equity efforts in the Asia Pacific region. Kent joined Neuberger Berman in May 2015 from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) after 17 years of central banking career in various positions including Deputy Chief Representative of the HKMA’s New York Office and Advisor to the Executive Director for China at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. From 2008, Kent helped to establish the HKMA’s private equity program, comprising of global buyout, Asia private equity and global energy investments. Before joining the HKMA in 1998, he was Head of China Research at Daiwa Securities in Hong Kong covering the Chinese stocks market with a focus on infrastructure, energy and power equipment stocks. Kent has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and earned an MPA from Columbia University, MBA from University of Hull and BS in Economics from University of London.
José Luis González Pastor, Managing Director
José Luis González Pastor is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman in the Private Equity team and a senior member of the Firm's Private Investment Portfolios group where he leads fund investments and direct co-investments. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. González worked at Barclays Capital as a Summer Associate in the Distressed Debt Team based in London. Before Barclays, Mr. González worked at Qualitas Equity Partners, a Spanish Private Equity Fund focused on the Iberia middle-market. Previously, Mr. González worked as Investment Banking Analyst at DC Advisory Partners (formerly known as Atlas Capital Close Brothers and currently Daiwa Securities). Mr. González received an MBA with honors from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a MA with honors in International Studies at the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. González graduated with a BA in Business Administration and a LLB in Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).
Michael Kramer, Managing Director
Michael Kramer is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. He is a member of the Co-Investment, Credit Opportunities, Marquee Brands and Private Investment Portfolios investment committees, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for Marquee Brands. Michael is currently a board observer for By Light Professional IT Services, which is a portfolio company of our dedicated co-investment funds. Before joining Neuberger Berman in 2006, Michael was a vice president at The Cypress Group, a private equity firm with $3.5 billion under management. Prior thereto, he worked as an analyst at PaineWebber Inc. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA, cum laude, from Harvard College.
John Massey
John Massey is the Chairman of the Neuberger Berman Private Investment Portfolios Investment Committee. He is also a member of the Co-Investment Investment Committee. In 1996, Mr. Massey was elected as one of the original members of the board of directors of the PineBridge Fund Group. Mr. Massey is active as a private investor and corporate director. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of Life Partners Group, Inc., a NYSE listed company. Over the last 35 years, Mr. Massey has also served in numerous executive leadership positions with other publicly held companies including Gulf Broadcast Corporation, Anderson Clayton & Co., and Gulf United Corporation. He began his career in 1966 with Republic National Bank of Dallas as an investment analyst. Mr. Massey currently serves on the boards of several financial institutions, including Central Texas Bankshare Holdings, and Hill Bancshares Holdings, Inc., among others. He is also the principal shareholder of Columbus State Bank in Columbus, Texas and Hill Bank and Trust Company in Weimar, Texas. Mr. Massey received the Most Distinguished Alumnus award from SMU’s Cox School of Business in 1993. In 2009, he and Mrs. Massey were jointly named Most Distinguished Alumnus by The University of Texas from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He currently serves as Chairman of the Development Board for the University of Texas School of Law and is President-Elect of Texas Exes at The University of Texas. He is also active in oil and gas, agricultural and wildlife conservation activities in Colorado County and Matagorda County, Texas. Mr. Massey received a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from Cornell University. He also earned an L.L.B. from The University of Texas at Austin. He received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1966.
David Morse, Managing Director
David Morse is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman, and is the Global Co-Head of Private Equity Co-Investments. He is also a member of Co-Investment, Private Debt and Private Investment Portfolios Investment Committees. Mr. Morse is currently a Board Observer of Behavioral Health Group, C.H. Guenther, CSC, and ProAmpac, all of which are portfolio companies of our dedicated co-investment funds. Mr. Morse joined Lehman Brothers in 2003 as a Managing Director and principal in the Merchant Banking Group where he helped raise and invest Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Partners III L.P. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Morse was a founding Partner of Hampshire Equity Partners (and its predecessor entities). Founded in 1993, Hampshire is a middle-market private equity and corporate restructuring firm with $825 million of committed capital over three private equity funds. Prior to Hampshire, Mr. Morse worked in GE Capital’s Corporate Finance Group providing one-stop financings to middle-market buyouts. Mr. Morse began his career in 1984 in Chemical Bank’s middle-market lending group. Mr. Morse holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA in Economics from Hamilton College. Mr. Morse is a member of the M.B.A. Advisory Board of the Tuck School, a member of the Alumni Council of Hamilton College, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Berkshire School.
Joana Rocha Scaff, Managing Director

Joana Rocha Scaff is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman, Head of Europe Private Equity and a member of the Private Investment Portfolios, Co-Investment, and Secondary Investment Committees. She is also a member of Neuberger Berman’s ESG Advisory Committee. Ms. Rocha Scaff has over 20 years of experience in financial markets, the majority of which in private equity investing and prior to that in investment banking. She has been with the firm since 2005. Prior to NB Private Equity, Ms. Rocha Scaff worked in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers, and prior to that at Citigroup Global Markets and Espirito Santo Investment Bank. She advised on corporate transactions including M&A, financial restructurings and public equity and debt offerings in the United States, Europe and Brazil. Ms. Rocha Scaff received her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and her B.A. in Business Management and Administration from the Universidade Catolica of Lisbon. Ms. Rocha Scaff is the current Chair of the LP Committee of the BVCA – British Private Equity Association and a member of the Limited Partner Advisory Committee of multiple European private equity funds.

Jonathan Shofet, Managing Director
Jonathan D. Shofet is the Global Head of the Firm’s Private Investment Portfolios group and is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. He is also a member of the Private Investment Portfolios/Co-Investment Investment Committee. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman in 2005, Mr. Shofet was a member of the Lehman Brothers Private Equity division, focusing on mid-through late-stage equity investments primarily in the technology, communications and media sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Shofet was a member of the Lehman Brothers Investment Banking division, where he focused on public and private financings, as well as strategic advisory in the real estate, technology and utility sectors. Mr. Shofet has been, or currently sits, on the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of a number of funds including those managed by Amulet Capital, Beacon Capital Partners, Castlelake, Cerberus Institutional Partners, Clearlake Capital, ComVest Investment Partners, DFW Capital, Oak Hill Capital Partners, Platinum Equity, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Vector Capital Partners. He has also been a Board Observer for several private companies. Mr. Shofet holds a B.A. from Binghamton University, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Brien Smith, Managing Director
Brien Smith is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and the Chief Operating Officer of the Neuberger Berman Private Equity Division. He is a member of the investment committees for the Private Investment Portfolios, CoInvestment and Private Debt programs. Mr. Smith is a member of Neuberger Berman’s Operating Committee. Mr. Smith is also a member of the firm’s Investment Risk and Operational Risk Committees. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman in 2001, Mr. Smith worked in the middle market private equity firm Mason Best Company, L.P., and its affiliates. Mr. Smith began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Smith is a life member of the Red McCombs School of Business Advisory Council at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Smith also currently serves on the board of the Texas Exes Alumni Association and chairs its Investment Committee. He serves and has served on a number of other boards of directors. Mr. Smith received a Master’s in Professional Accounting and a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
David Stonberg, Managing Director
David Stonberg is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and is the Global Co-Head of Private Equity CoInvestments. He is also a member of the Co-Investment, Private Investment Portfolios, Renaissance, Secondary and Real Estate Secondary Investment Committees. Before joining Neuberger Berman in 2002, Mr. Stonberg held several positions within Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Division including providing traditional corporate and advisory services to clients as well as leading internal strategic and organizational initiatives for Lehman Brothers. Mr. Stonberg began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Lazard Frères. Mr. Stonberg holds an MBA from the Stern School of New York University and a BSE. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Peter von Lehe, Managing Director
Peter von Lehe, JD, is the Head of Investment Solutions and Strategy and is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. He is also a member of the Athyrium, Co-Investment, Private Investment Portfolios, Marquee Brands and Renaissance Investment Committees, as well as a member of the NB Insurance-Linked Strategies Underwriting Committee and a Chairman of NB Reinsurance Ltd. Mr. von Lehe sits on the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of a number of investment relationships globally on behalf of Neuberger Berman funds. Previously, Mr. von Lehe was a Managing Director and Deputy Head of the Private Equity Fund of Funds unit of Swiss Reinsurance Company. At Swiss Re, Mr. von Lehe was responsible for investment analysis and product structuring and worked in both New York and Zurich. Before that, he was an attorney with the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York focusing on corporate finance and private equity transactions. He began his career as a financial analyst for a utility company, where he was responsible for econometric modeling. Mr. von Lehe received a BS with Honors in Economics from the University of Iowa and a JD with High Distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law. He is a member of the New York Bar.
Jacquelyn Wang, Managing Director
Jacquelyn Wang is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and a senior member of the private equity investment team. She is also a member of the Private Investment Portfolios and Co-Investment Investment Committee. Jacquelyn joined Neuberger Berman in 2007, focusing on direct co-investments, primary fund investments and secondary investments. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, she worked in Corporate Development at Verizon Communications focused on corporate M&A. Previously, Jacquelyn worked at Spectrum Equity Investors, where she was responsible for sourcing, executing and evaluating buyout and growth equity investments in media, technology and telecom. She began her career in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers advising on corporate transactions in the communications and media industries. Jacquelyn received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA with honors from The Johns Hopkins University.
Patricia Miller Zollar, Managing Director
Patricia Miller Zollar is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and a leader of the Firm’s Private Investment Portfolios practice. She is a member of the Co-Investment, Private Investment Portfolios, and NorthBound Investment Committees. Additionally, Ms. Zollar sits on the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of a number of funds including those managed by Arcadius Capital Partners, Argand Partners, Base10 Ventures, Clearlake Capital, GenNx360 Capital Partners, Linx Partners, Vista Equity Partners and The Vistria Group. Before the management buyout of Neuberger, Ms. Zollar co-headed and co-founded the Lehman Brothers Partnership Solutions Group, a Wall Street business focused on developing strategic opportunities with women- and minority-owned financial services firms. The innovation of the Partnership Solutions Group was chronicled in a case study for the Harvard Business School. Before rejoining Lehman Brothers in 2004, Ms. Zollar was a vice president in the Asset Management Division of Goldman Sachs. Ms. Zollar began her career as a Certified Public Accountant in the Audit Division of Deloitte & Touche. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BS, with highest distinction, from North Carolina A&T State University, where she formerly served as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and which conferred her an honorary Doctorate degree. Ms. Zollar is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and Economic Club of NY. She also serves on the executive board of the National Association of Investment Companies and The Apollo Theater.
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