PartnerConnect East 2019

March 25-27, 2019, Hyatt Regency, Boston, MA


Agenda - March 25, 2019

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3:00 PMComplimentary Pitch Workshop

Changing Dynamics of Fundraising - Critical Research & Preparation Required For The In-Person LP Meeting

Are you pitching to LPs in the ExecConnect 1:1 meeting’s program at PartnerConnect East? Are you looking to get primed for your meetings and learn about the changing dynamics in the fundraising process?

This VIP interactive session will feature GPs discussing everything from Engaging the prospective LP with the goal of making your chat more like a conversation and less like a pitch to presenting your fair track record.

 

By Invitation Only 

 

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Speakers:
Sean Hill, Corporate Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Drake Paulson, Director of Private Market Solutions, eVestment
Stephen Tomlinson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Martin Voelker, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
5:00 PMPre-Conference Networking Reception

Agenda - March 26, 2019

TimeBuyouts FundsBuyouts DealsVenture CapitalPrivate Real Estate
7:30 AMRegistration & Breakfast
8:25 AMWelcoming Remarks

Speakers:
Vik Magdani, Director, Buyouts Insider
8:30 AMData Presentation

Emerging Managers Funds in Market


Speakers:
Joseph Weitemeyer, Buyouts Research Editor, Buyouts Insider
8:40 AMInvestment Success Isn’t Just About the Numbers—It’s About the People

 

Download the Fourth Annual Private Equity Leadership Survey


Speakers:
Ted Bililies, Managing Director & Chief Talent Officer, AlixPartners
9:00 AMKeynote Presentation

 

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Deval Patrick, Co-Managing Partner , Bain Capital Double Impact

Moderator:Tracy Palandjian, Co-Founder and CEO, Social Finance
9:30 AMKeynote Fireside Chat

Dick Cashin, President, One Equity Partners

Moderator:Tom Angell, Partner, WithumSmith+Brown
10:00 AMMorning Networking Break
10:30 AMBuyouts Funds Panel 1

Fundraising: How and Where Pension Funds are Placing Their Bets This Year


Moderator:Jim Snyder, Partner, Hammond Kennedy Whitney

Speakers:
Chris Farrington, Managing Director, Pavilion Alternatives Group
Drake Paulson, Director of Private Market Solutions, eVestment
Jonathan Popielarski, Senior Investment Officer, State of Rhode Island
Buyouts Deals Panel 1

Deal Opportunities in Health Care Services


Moderator:Marcin Szajda, Director, Brooke Private Equity Associates

Speakers:
Andrew Boyd, Principal, ABS Capital Partners
Adeeb Huq, Principal, Private Markets, GCM Grosvenor
Geoff Smith, Managing Director, Harris Williams
Robert Wolfe, Head of Private Equity Solutions, Maples Group
Venture Capital Panel 1

Are you prepared for a slow down? GPs detail their strategies to get through an economic downturn.


Moderator:Steve Yardumian, Partner, WithumSmith+Brown

Speakers:
Nilanjana Bhowmik, Co-Founder, Converge
SC Moatti, Founder & Managing Partner, Mighty Capital
Barbara Piette, Managing Principal, Knightsbridge Advisors
Peter Weed, General Partner, Lumia Capital
Private Real Estate Panel 1

Here a Tweak, There a Tweak: How Institutional Investors Are Adjusting Their Real Estate Portfolios Now


Moderator:Adam Handwerker, Managing Director, Hodes Weill & Associates

Speakers:
John Baczewski, President, RE Fiduciary Services
Marc Cardillo, Managing Director, Real Assets Research, Cambridge Associates
Matthew Craig, Investment Officer, Tufts University
Leslie Greis, Founder & CIO, Perennial Capital Advisors
11:00 AMBuyouts Funds Panel 2

Fundraising: Identifying Active Family Offices for Funds, Co-investments


Moderator:David Toll, Executive Editor , Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Finley John, Principal, Quilvest Private Equity
Brandon Laughren, Chief Investment Officer, The Laughren Group
Buyouts Deals Panel 2

New Deal Opportunities in Technology


Moderator:Chris Witkowsky, Private Equity Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Jonathan Drillings, Partner, Riverside Acceleration Capital
David Reuter, Partner, LLR Partners
Michael H.M. Shea, Managing Director, Shea & Company
Venture Capital Panel 2

Navigating the mega-fund craze. What's the secret to getting a commitment? LPs explain.


Moderator:Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Matt Curtolo, Vice President, Head of Private Equity, Hirtle, Callaghan & Co.
Robert Grimm, Managing Partner, Wolf Point Asset Management
Joseph S. Lesko, Director, Global Capital Strategies
Chris Sugden, Managing Partner, Edison Partners
11:15 AMPrivate Real Estate Panel 2

Take a Look at Me Now: The Challenges of Raising LP Capital in a Risk-Averse Environment


Moderator:Erik Kolb, Editorial Director - Real Estate , Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Caitlin Healey, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Cabot Properties
Annie Hsieh, Executive Vice President of Investor Relations, ElmTree Funds
Gwynne Murphy, Managing Director, Head of Global Consulting Relations, Clarion Partners
11:30 AMBuyouts Funds Panel 3

How New Products from Funds of Funds are Shaking Up the Market


Moderator:Chris Keller, Managing Director, Moelis Asset Management

Speakers:
Don Vollum, Managing Partner, Vista Ridge Capital Partners
Stephen Wesson, Managing Director - Head of Global Private Equity, HQ Capital Private Equity
Jonathan Wilson, Managing Director, Siguler Guff & Company
Buyouts Deals Panel 3

Leveraged Loans: Financing Deals as the Risk of Recession Rises


Moderator:Jason Serlenga, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Speakers:
Ron Kahn, Managing Director , Lincoln International
Randy Schwimmer, Head of Origination and Capital Markets, Editor/Publisher, The Lead Left, Churchill Asset Management LLC
William Winterer, Partner, Parthenon Capital
Venture Capital Panel 3

Insider's guide to secondaries and GP fund restructurings. LPs and GPs share lessons from deals that worked and those that didn't.


Moderator:Chris Witkowsky, Private Equity Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Robert Antoniades, General Partner and Co-Founder , Information Venture Partners
Daniel Burstein, Managing Partner, Millennium Technology Value Partners
Clifford Meijer, Managing Director, Headway Capital Partners
Ken Sawyer, Managing Director and Co-founder, Saints Capital
12:00 PMNetworking Lunch
1:00 PMRoundtables

 

Tax Incentives of Investing in Opportunity Zones
Host:
Stephen Tomlinson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Data & Technology for Private Equity Firms 
Host:
Jeff Williams, Vice President of Product, Altvia
 

The first 100 days, Back Office
Host:
Robert Wolfe, Head of Private Equity Solutions, Maples Group

Private Real Estate Keynote

American Appeal: The Continued Allure of U.S. Real Estate to Foreign Investors


Sylvia Gross, Managing Director, Head of Products and Services, HQ Capital Real Estate

Moderator:Gunnar Branson, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)
1:45 PMBuyouts Funds Panel 4

Winning Over LPs with a Great Co-investment Program


Moderator:David Denning, Managing Director, Denning & Company

Speakers:
Marshall Bartlett, Managing Director, Fisher Lynch Capital
Marc J.M. der Kinderen, Co-founder & Partner, 747 Capital
Tim Meyer, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Angeles Equity Partners
Buyouts Deal Panel 4

Preempting Auctions and Other Winning Deal Strategies

 


Moderator:Luisa Beltran, Senior Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Clete Brewer, Co-Managing Partner, NewRoad Capital Partners
David W.M. Harvey, President, Harvey and Company, LLC
Musa Yenni, Managing Partner & President, Yenni Income Opportunities Fund
Caroline Young, Partner, Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company
Venture Capital Panel 4:

Risks and rewards of investing in the blockchain. Cryptocurrencies have taken a beating, but VCs are still bullish about the future of the underlying technology. What's the best way to invest in blockchain companies -- and how do you mitigate risk?


Moderator:Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Michael Berolzheimer, Founder & Managing Partner, Bee Partners
Sean Holland, Principal, Comave Advisors
Victor Pascucci , Managing Partner, lightbank
Drew Volpe, Founding Partner, First Star Ventures
Private Real Estate Panel 4

Buy, Hold or Sell: How the Smartest Firms Are Managing Their Investments Today


Moderator:Erik Kolb, Editorial Director - Real Estate , Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Peter Merrigan, CEO & Founding Partner, Taurus Investment Holdings
Evan Roth, Senior Acquisitions Director, CBRE Global Investors
Sean Ruhmann, Partner, TA Realty
2:15 PMBuyouts Funds Panel 5

How Emerging Managers are Disrupting the PE Model


Moderator:Tom Angell, Partner, WithumSmith+Brown

Speakers:
Daniel LeMoine, Director, BPEA
R. Whit Matthews, Senior Investment Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Jim Weight, Managing Partner, Weight Partners Capital LLP
Alan Weinfeld, Partner, Gatewood Capital Partners
Buyouts Deals Panel 5

The Rise of Independent Sponsors as Deal Sources and Partners


Moderator:Dietrich Knauth, Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Dan Lipson, Partner, Rotunda Capital
Anthony Luchetta, Director, ShoreBridge Capital Partners
Benjamin Procter, Senior Partner, The Watermill Group
Venture Capital Panel 5

VCs talk off the record about lessons learned from fundraising and deals gone bad.


Moderator:Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Paul Arnold, Founder & Partner, Switch Ventures
Michelle Daubar, Principal, Oak HC/FT
Greg Dracon, Partner, .406 Ventures
2:30 PM
2:45 PMNetworking Break
3:15 PMBuyouts Funds Panel 6

Keeping LPs Happy with Great IR and Annual Meetings


Moderator:Kay Blackwell, Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, Argand Partners

Speakers:
Mark Johnson, Senior Consultant, Cliffwater
Kee Tilghman Rabb, Partner, Private Advisors
Tarek Saghir, Principal, Grove Street Advisors, LLC
Jeff Williams, VP of Products, Altvia Solutions, LLC
Buyouts Deals Panel 6

New Deal Opportunities in Consumer Products


Moderator:Luisa Beltran, Senior Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Craig Gibson, Managing Director, TM Capital Corp.
Ramsey Goodrich, Managing Partner, Carter Morse & Goodrich
Grant Palmer, Partner, Trilantic Capital Partners
Andy Unanue, Managing Partner, AUA Private Equity Partners
Venture Capital Panel 6

LPs talk off the record about the challenges of investing in venture funds, how to pick winners and what to do when you've picked a lemon.


Moderator:Chris Witkowsky, Private Equity Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Christopher Johnson, Investment Principal, Knightsbridge Advisers
Graham Pingree, Partner, Cendana Capital
Saul Waller, Vice President, Columbia Partners Private Capital
Private Real Estate Panel 5

The Best Defense: Strategies to Insulate Your Real Estate Portfolio From a Potential Downturn


Moderator:Erik Kolb, Editorial Director - Real Estate , Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Jeremy Cobin, Vice President, StepStone Real Estate
Orest Hrabowych, Principal, Bain Capital Real Estate
Derek Proctor, Vice President, Meketa Investment Group
James Solomon, Principal and Chief Investment Officer, Ravinia Capital Group
3:45 PMBuyouts Funds Panel 7

How and When to Expand into Credit Strategies, Growth Equity, Turnarounds


Moderator:Sean Hill, Corporate Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Speakers:
Joseph Marren, President & Chief Executive Officer, KStone Partners
Russ Roenick, Managing Partner, Transom Capital Group
Doug Sutton, Partner, Huron Capital
Buyouts Deals Panel 7

The First 100 Days: Strategies For Kick-Starting Performance


Moderator:David Toll, Executive Editor , Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Tim Lewis, Partner, Southfield Capital
Quinn Morgan, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Centre Lane Partners
Howard D. Morgan, Partner & Senior Managing Director, Argand Partners
Conner Searcy, Managing Partner, Trive Capital
Venture Capital Panel 7

A deep dive into the Boston scene. What are the hot oncology and other life science tech developments and why should you invest in biotech now?


Moderator:Sarah Pringle, Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Laura Deming, Partner, Longevity Fund
Erica Van, Investor, Charles River Ventures [CRV]
Christoph Westphal, Co-Founder and General Partner, Longwood Fund
4:00 PMPrivate Real Estate Panel 6

Fund This: How Debt Funds Have Become a Mainstream Financing Choice for Real Estate


Moderator:Erik Kolb, Editorial Director - Real Estate , Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Raphael Fishbach, Principal, Mesa West Capital
Mark Fogel, Chief Executive Officer, ACRES Capital
Daniel Jacobson, Portfolio Manager, AEW Capital Management
Leon Wang, Executive Director, ACORE Capital
4:15 PMBuyouts Funds Panel 8

Maximizing Value When Winding Down Funds


Moderator:Chris Witkowsky, Private Equity Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Greg Bohlen, Managing General Partner, Union Grove Venture Partners
Paul Kang, President & Chief Investment Officer, Alta Capital Group
Allen Latta, Managing Director, Campton Private Equity Advisors
Buyouts Deals Panel 8

Preparing Your Portfolio Companies for the Next Recession


Moderator:Sarah Pringle, Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Brett Hickey, Founder & CEO, Star Mountain Capital
John Kim, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, HighBar Partners
Lawrence F. Marcus, Managing Director, Marcy Venture Partners
Venture Capital Panel 8

Emerging-manager success stories. EMs explain how they were able to raise new funds, challenges overcome and advice for new funds launching in 2019.


Moderator:Dietrich Knauth, Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Tim Chae, General Partner, 500 Startups
Jonathan Lehr, General Partner, Work-Bench Ventures
Rudina Seseri, Founder & Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures
Marcus Stroud, Managing Partner, TXV Partners
4:45 PMAfternoon Keynote

Graeme Frazier, Founder, GF Data(R), Private Capital Research LLC
5:15 PMCocktail Reception

Agenda - March 27, 2019

TimeBuyouts FundsBuyouts DealsVenture CapitalPrivate Real Estate
8:45 AMWelcoming Remarks
9:00 AMAsymmetric Returns in Private Equity: Finding the Diamonds and Avoiding the Dirt

Alex Abell, Partner, Head of Research, RCP Advisors
Ross Koenig, Vice President, Research, RCP Advisors
9:30 AMFireside Chat

Paul Hsiao, General Partner, Canvas Ventures

Moderator:Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider
10:00 AMMorning Networking Break
10:30 AMBuyouts Funds Panel 9

Fundraising Do's and Don'ts from Top LPs


Moderator:Chris Witkowsky, Private Equity Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Alicia Cooney, Managing Director, Co Founder, Monument Group, Inc.
John Dickie, Co-Head of US Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Marc Lohser, Managing Director, HQ Capital
Buyouts Deals Panel 9

Where's Your Next Deal Coming from?  How the Best Source Deals in Today's Competitive Environment.


Moderator:Luisa Beltran, Senior Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Richard Garnick, Founder, Chairman, CEO, ConJoin Global, LLC
Bob Levine, Managing Partner, L2 Capital Partners
Gus Phelps, Principal, Summit Partners
Venture Capital Panel 9:

Best practices for working with family offices. FOs continue to proliferate and have a growing interest in both direct deals and funds. What's the best way for VCs to work with them?


Moderator:Brian Smiga, Co-Founding Partner, Alpha Venture Partners

Speakers:
Simon Littlewood, Partner, Li Family Office
Natalia Sokolova, Managing Partner, SGG World LLC
Private Real Estate Panel 7

The Wonderful World of OZ: The Ins and Outs of Implementing an Opportunity Zone Strategy


Moderator:Michael Oates, Partner, WithumSmith+Brown

Speakers:
Garett Bjorkman, Vice President, Portfolio Oversight, CIM Group
Dimitrios Kyranos, Investment Research Analyst, TwinFocus Capital
Nick Marietti, Managing Director, Real Estate, Cresset Capital Management
11:00 AMBuyouts Funds Panel 10

Hot Button Topics in Partnership Terms and Conditions


Moderator:David Toll, Executive Editor , Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Ryan Bell, Managing Director, Barings
Jeremy Knox, Senior Investment Director, Schroder Adveq Management US
Ken Lehman, Managing Director, Kendall Investments
Bill Levant, Chief Investment Strategist, Arlington Family Offices
Buyouts Deals Panel 10

The growing interest in Growth Equity and GP Minority Stake Investments: Why are these becoming so popular?


Moderator:Luisa Beltran, Senior Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Sven Grasshoff, Partner, Falcon Investment Advisors
Justin Kaplan, Partner, Balance Point Capital
Anthony Maniscalco, Managing Partner and Head of GP Investments, Investcorp
Venture Capital Panel 10

Is now a good time to launch a sole-GP fund? Do LPs have an appetite for tiny funds?


Moderator:Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Charlie O'Donnell, Partner and Founder, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
Laurel Touby, Managing Partner, Supernode Ventures
Vishal Verma, Senior General Partner, Edgewood Ventures
Private Real Estate Panel 8

Checking the Box: What Investors Are Seeking in a Potential
Opportunity Zone Manager


Moderator:Sam DeVore, Director, Shelter Rock Capital Advisors

Speakers:
Frank McGrew, Managing Partner, McNally Capital
Salil Patel, Investment Director, Five Birds
Nina Streeter, Director, Asset Management , Abbot Downing
11:30 AMBuyouts Funds Panel 11

The Latest Innovations in Performance Benchmarking


Moderator:Dietrich Knauth, Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Jed Johnson, Senior Managing Director, Crow Holdings Capital Investment Partners
Ian Rice, Portfolio Manager - Private Equity, Hartford Investment Management Company
Jim Rutherfurd, Managing Director, Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC
Joshua Segel, Senior Portfolio Manager - Private Equity, Allianz Capital Partners
Buyouts Deals Panel 11

Is Lower Middle Market the New Middle Market?


Moderator:Sarah Pringle, Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
C. Kenneth Clay, Founder, Executive Managing Director, Corinthian Capital Group, LLC
Thomas Hall, Co-Head of Private Credit, Capital Dynamics Inc.
Benjamin Hochberg, Partner, Lee Equity Partners
Venture Capital Panel 11

Firms are flush with funds, but what's the outlook for 2019 and beyond?


Moderator:Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Frank Caufield, Managing Partner, Darwin Ventures
Matt Fates, General Partner, Pulse Ventures
Sarah Hodges, Partner, Pillar
Bruce Ou, Managing Partner, Grove Street Advisors, LLC
Private Real Estate Panel 9

From Concept to Reality: The Challenges of Raising an Opportunity Zone Fund and Putting Capital to Work


Moderator:Rich Blumenreich, Principal - Tax, KPMG

Speakers:
Craig Bernstein, Chief Investment Officer, OPZ Bernstein
Joseph Darby III, Tax Partner, Sullivan & Worcester
Joe Mahoney, Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Development, EverWest Real Estate Investors
12:00 PMConference Concludes

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