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Event Date Wed Sep 22 EDT - Thu Sep 23 EDT (about 1 month ago)
Location TBA
New York
Region Americas

Building on iGlobal Forum’s long-standing success of connecting and matching over 1,000 Independent Sponsors & Capital Providers since 2015, the mission of the ISCP Club is to unite all independent sponsors and capital providers into an exclusive community with access to industry content, an Independent Sponsor & Capital Provider Directory and live senior-level deal-making events. List your complimentary profile today to be connected with over 600 members, or join as a premium member and attend the Summit complimentary as part of your membership!

The Independent Sponsor marketplace has proven itself agile in volatile times and is becoming more sophisticated and accepted. While this is mostly positive news, it also attracts more competitors. Some sponsors have found it difficult this year to find strong deals on favorable terms.

Risks posed to Independent Sponsors are often shared with middle-market firms deciding their strategies. Smaller firms unable to handle a lack of cash flow in the last year may be ripe for purchase. Meanwhile, firms that provided steady performance this year and in 2020 are fetching strong prices, after proving their resilience and promising future stability at a time when that is valued. Left on the sidelines are firms with more erratic showings, while investors wait for business to return to normal, or at least a new version of it. That includes firms doing exceptionally well this year, due to pent-up demand for their products. This waiting may result in a bevy of potential deals in 2022.

So while the economy simmers, independent sponsors can consider broad new marketplace challenges such as cybersecurity threats impacting risk profiles and possible tax reforms, as well as new opportunities such as a booming e-commerce market and the potential impact of nationwide investment in infrastructure.


2021 Speakers

Douglas Song
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Prodos Capital

Evan Gallinson
Managing Director, Merit Capital Partners

Christian H.M. Albert
Managing Partner, Bowside Capital

John Huhn
Managing Partner, Compass Group Equity Partners

Mark G.Fornasiero
Managing Partner, Clarendon Group

Melanie Santos Grant
2ndGenPartners LLC, Co-Founder, Managing Partner

Rob Bauer
Managing Member, Bassett Creek Capital

Michael Arguelles
Managing Director, Stonehenge Partners

Claudine M. Cohen
Managing Principal, Transactions and Turnaround Advisory, CohnReznick LLP

Michael Weiner
Partner, Fox Rothschild

Sylvie Gadant
Partner, Citrin Cooperman

Brett Hickey
CEO, Star Mountain Capital

Thomas Kesoglou
Partner, Ice Miller

Scott Merkle
Managing Partner, SLB Capital Advisors

Jeffrey Libshutz
Managing Partner, ArmaVir Partners LLC

Scott Johnson
Founder & CEO, SJ Partners

Saquib Toor
Founder and Managing Member, Beacon House Capital

Omar Simmons
Managing Director, Exaltare Capital Management

Tomas Parro
President, MERK Capital Corporation

Nick Russell
Managing Partner, Tuckerman Capital

Christopher Yost
Principal, Aperion Mgt.

Seth Eliot Wilson
Founder and Managing Partner, Headhaul Capital Partners LLC

Daniel Arnold
Senior Vice President, Hilco Global

Josh Susser
Founding Partner, Cascadily

Tim Welles
Managing Partner, Pine Street

Bruce Lipian
Co-Founder, StoneCreek Capital

Tom Kesoglou
Managing Partner, Ice Miller LLP

David Naiman
Managing Partner, Wherewithal Partners

Adam Smith
Founder, RAS Capital Partners LLC

Chase Stuart
Partner, Ice Miller

Tom Kesoglou
Partner, Ice Miller

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Cohn Reznick
• Fox Rothschild LLP
• Star Mountain Capital
• CITRIN Cooperman
• Ice Miller
• SLB Capital Advisors