register_buttonPartnerConnect East 2016

April 4–6, 2016, Hyatt Regency Boston

Expand Your Network, Supercharge Your Strategy, and Get Deals Done.

We’re very excited to bring you our 5th Annual PartnerConnect East. This year our PartnerConnect East “event of events” will return with our core Buyouts East (28th year) and Venture Alpha East (5th year), as well as our second Private Real Estate Summit.

As always, the events are curated by the editors Buyouts Magazine, Venture Capital Journal and We’ll have over 60 panels, over 500 delegates, over 150 limited partners, and over 300 fund managers, bankers, lenders and intermediaries, from across the private markets value chain.

We’ll also anticipate hosting our usual 400+ 1:1 bespoke private meetings amongst our delegates in our private meetings ExecConnect program. Terrific additional features at this year’s event include our LP Dinner, our DealMaker’s Dinner NEW! and our Post Event LP Workshop hosted by Cambridge Associates. This site includes information on all of these events. We invite you to click around the site and select the event package that’s right for you.

This was my first ExecConnect event and it far exceded my expectations. The event was extremely well organized. The meetings were of the highest quality and we left with a number of great follow up meetings with high quality LPs. I am extremely happy with the result and I highly encourage others to take advantage of this very efficient process to connect with LPs.
- Cody Church, TriWest Capital (GP)

A well run conference with a lot of content, excellent speakers and just the right mix of quality GPs and LPs. I have been every year for 3 years and look forward to attending again next year.
- Catharine Burkett, LCG Associates

ACG Boston Co-Hosted Opening Night Reception

newPlease join us as we bring the area’s top PE firms, VC firms, capital providers, private real estate funds, deal intermediaries, and over 100 limited partners to Boston’s legendary sports bar, The Fours (across the street from the Boston Garden) to celebrate the Red Sox’s opening night! We’ve teamed up with Boston’s #1 PE networking association, ACG Boston, to bring you the best PE industry event this spring. We’ll have appetizers and an open bar from 4 PM to 7 PM. It’s a can’t miss night out for anyone in private equity, venture capital or real estate PE.

DealMakers Dinner

newFor years we’ve been hosting our LPs at a private dinner on the middle night of our event. This year, we want our dealmakers to join the fun. We will be hosting a private dinner for bankers, lenders and GPs at a top Boston restaurant. Get ready for a great evening. Details coming soon. For sponsorship opportunities please reach out to Bob Raidt at

ExecConnect Meetings With LPs

Now celebrating our fifth year of our ExecConnect Private Meeting Program, we are proud to say we’ve arranged over 5,000 1:1 meetings between fund managers and limited partners. Based on feedback from our participants hundreds of millions in commitments have been made by LPs to GPs they met in our program. Bankers and Lenders are now also particpating in great numbers in our patented 1:1 meetings system, where participants efficiently move through 20 minute private meetings. For more information, click here.


Operating Performance & Value Creation: Why LPs Should Be Looking Beyond Mere Company-Level Investment Returns & Luncheon Hosted by Buyouts Insider & Cambridge Associates | April 6, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00 PM

LPs consistently are trying to determine to what extent GPs are able to create value post close in their portfolio. How can this be done? This workshop will discuss relevant topics such as:

  • Which of the levers of value creation have the most influence on returns?
  • What processes should GPs have in place to ensure consistent value creation in each and every deal?
  • The importance of operating partners in creating value
  • Is there a proven recipe for success that some firms have mastered, while others have not?
  • How important is the first year of an underlying company’s performance to ultimate returns?
  • Do private equity companies outperform their public counterparts?

Keynote Speakers




Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

GP Platinums

Who Should Attend?

  • Limited Partners / Investors / Allocators who invest in private
  • Managers in the following categories: Private Equity,
    Venture Capital, Hedge Funds, Mezzanine & Senior Debt,
    Growth Equity, Real Estate, Energy, Infrastructure
  • Deal intermediaries who advise or manage deal flow
    opportunities in private capital
  • Fundraising advisors / intermediaries between GPs and LPs
  • CEOs of venture- or private equity-backed private companies
  • Corporate development executives who provide exit
    opportunities for private capital funds

Who Attends PartnerConnect Events?

Who attends PartnerConnect Events? Virtually every major Financial Sponsor and hundreds of LPs. Here are a sample of firms that have attended PartnerConnect East events.

  • Harvard Management Company
  • College of the Holy Cross Endowment
  • QIC
  • Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • UPS Group Trust



Buyouts Funds Track Buyouts Deals Track Venture Alpha East The Private Real Estate Summit
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AGENDA - Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Buyouts Funds Track Buyouts Deals Track Venture Alpha East
7:30 am
8:00 am
8:05 am
8:35 am
9:05 am
9:35 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am

ExecConnect Private Meeting Program

The ExecConnect Private Meeting Program actively arranges one-on-one meetings between lenders, bankers, LPs and GPs so you’ll have time to meet who you need to meet in a private setting. The 20-minute meetings are pre-scheduled by conference directors ensuring you meet with executives who best match your fundraising and investment goals.

Click here for information.


Hotel Informationhyatt

Hyatt Regency Boston
One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111
Hotel Phone: 617.422.5530
Hotel Fax: 617.451.0054

Click here to reserve your room.