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Event Date Tue Nov 27 EST (about 3 years ago)
Location The University Club of New York
1 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Region Americas

These days, dry powder seems to be burning holes in private equity firms’ pockets.

Collectively, investors are sitting on $1.8 trillion -- and according to research from McKinsey & Co., while private equity fundraising is holding steady, deal flow is trending downward. Under increased pressure from limited partners, business development and deal sourcing have become top priorities for most private equity GPs.

On the deal-tree, the low-hanging fruit has been picked clean, and higher climbs are causing higher multiples. To compensate, business development professionals are on the offensive, striking out into uncertain territories, hoping to find deals before competition drives valuations even higher.


2018 Speakers:

Kate Faust
Business Development Partner, Rockwood Equity Partners

Burt Alimansky
Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable

Jay M. Aidikoff
Managing Director, Valufinder Group Inc.

Joseph S. Burkhart
Managing Dir. & Head--Business Development, Saratoga Investment Corp.

Charles Compo
Managing Director, Carriage Hill Inc.

Michelle T. Eidson
Managing Dir.--Business Development, Shorehill Capital LLC

Mary Kathleen Flynn,
ditor-in-Chief--M&A, SourceMedia Inc.

Kelly Ford Buckley
Partner & CMO, Edison Partners

Megan Kneipp
Head--Business Development, Blue Point Capital Partners LLC

Robert B. Landis
Partner, Riverside Company

Jim Marra
Dir.--Business Development, Blue Point Capital Partners LLC

Sash Rentala
Managing Dir.--Financial Sponsors Group, Moelis & Co.

Cortney Stapleton
Partner, Bliss Integrated Communication

David Teten
Managing Partner, HOF Capital

Amy L. Weisman
Dir.--Business Development, Sterling Investment Partners LP

Caroline L. Young
Partner, Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Co. Inc.

Adam D. Zoia
CEO & Head--PE & Hedge Fund Practices, Glocap Search LLC

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors and Partners

• Columbia Business School
• ACG New York

• Preqin
• S&P Global Intelligence