register_buttonPartnerConnect Midwest 2016

June 21-22, 2016 Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Buyouts Chicago

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

Join the Buyouts and editorial team and hundreds of LPs, GPs and intermediaries in Chicago for 2 days of unparalleled networking and intelligence.

Whether you’re focused on fundraising or just looking to learn more about the trends shaping your business, the 9th Annual Buyouts Chicago conference is guaranteed to help you profit in 2016. You’ll meet more than 400 professionals at the region's biggest PE event of the year for senior decision-makers.

New This Year: We’re adding two new sessions for our attendees, based on their feedback: The Two-Part LP Symposium, which includes 5 panels on topics like Separate Accounts, Portfolio Management and more. We’re also adding The IR Bootcamp, an afternoon session which will drill in on the capital raising needs and best practices of fundraising GPs.

Plus GPs can customize their networking opportunities with LPs by participating in our exclusive ExecConnect private meeting program: pre-arranged 1:1 meetings with LPs with mutual investment goals. Enrollment for ExecConnect is included with all GP tickets; and with more than 150 LPs attending, you’re sure to meet new investors eager to put money to work in the asset class.

Buyouts Chicago is part of the PartnerConnect Series of events taking place at the Westin Michigan Avenue, June 21-22. To see more information about our agenda and speakers, please Click Here. To see more information on PartnerConnect Events in general, please Click Here.

LP Symposium


As an LP, you need to network with peers, identify hard-to-find investment opportunities, and keep abreast of the latest trends in partnership terms, fund reporting and portfolio management.

In our two-part LP Symposium on June 21, you’ll master such topics as:

  • Portfolio Construction--Where LPs Are Finding The Best Risk Adjusted Returns
  • The Future of Funds of Funds
  • Setting Up An Effective Co-Investment Program
  • Lessons Learned From First Wave Of Fund Restructurings
  • How Advisors Are Taking Separate Accounts To Next Level

The Morning and Afternoon LP Symposium Sessions on June 21 are open to any attendee or speaker at PartnerConnect Midwest.

IR Bootcamp


As a GP, competition is intense for fundraising. While the fundraising markets have boomed in recent years, the prospect of a recession means two things to the PE firm in the market: first, that it might be harder to raise capital; second, that there is no better time to stock up dry powder—if valuations contract, there could be incredible opportunities to deploy capital.

This afternoon Bootcamp will tackle the following issues:

  • Raising Money Internationally
  • Best Practices In LP Communications and Transparency
  • Making Inroads In Raising Money From Retail Investors

The IR Bootcamp, June 21 from 2 PM to 4 PM is open to any attendee or speaker at PartnerConnect Midwest.

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 Chicago restaurant. Get ready for a great evening. Details coming soon. For sponsorship opportunities please reach out to Mark Cecil at

Keynote Speakers




Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

GP Platinum

Association Sponsor

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 Midwest 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 LP Symposium / IR Bootcamp
7:00 am
8:00 am
8:05 am
8:35 am
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9:35 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am


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1:30 pm
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3:00 pm
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5:00 pm


AGENDA - Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Buyouts Funds Track Buyouts Deals Track
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

Westin Michigan Avenue
909 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Hotel Phone: 312.943.7200
Westin Michigan Avenue

Room Night Cost: $359