Harvard Club of New York City
Harvard Club of New York City, 35 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

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Event Date Tue Oct 30 EDT (about 3 years ago)
Location Harvard Club of New York City
35 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Region Americas

Valuable Insights, Invaluable Connections
Once known only as fundless deal-makers with no ready pool of capital to deploy, independent sponsors now occupy a more well-regarded space as pioneers on the frontier of private equity.

As part of this ascent into the private capital pantheon and in response to rising interest from LPs, GPs, and service providers, PartnerConnect will host the inaugural Independent Sponsor Connect conference on October 30 at the Harvard Club in New York City.

Come see how independent sponsors have reached critical mass as a deal-making, deal sourcing and capital-raising force in private markets.

Panels will reveal the ins and outs of finding acquisitions, funding them, and growing portfolio companies quickly for attractive exit multiples.

Industry veterans as well as more recently successful entrepreneurs will share insights on setting up your own shop, competing with funded sponsors and avoiding unnecessary fees.

Keynote presentations from industry leaders will offer insights into attracting institutional capital and working with family offices. The day's events also include interactive round tables, lunch and plenty of networking opportunities. Hundreds of independent sponsors, bankers, investors, lawyers, and advisors are expected to attend.

Our ExecConnect private meetings program gives independent sponsors the unique opportunity to meet with capital providers and deal source professionals for 20 minute, prearranged meetings.


2018 Speakers:

Keynote Speakers:

Gilbert Klemann
Managing Partner, GHK Capital Partners

Brendon Parry
Managing Director Private Equity, TIFF

Panel Speakers:

David Acharya
Partner, AGI Partners

Christian Albert
Managing Partner, Bowside Capital

John Bates
Founder and Managing Partner, Potomac Equity Partners

Brad Batten
Partner, Zwick Partners

Richard Baum
Managing Partner, Consumer Growth Partners

Mike Becker
Co-founder and Partner, Plexus Capital

Luisa Beltran
Senior Editor, Buyouts Insider

Douglas Blagdon
Founder and Managing Partner, ShoreBridge Capital Partners

Brian Bristol
Managing Director and Co-founder, New York Private Finance

Claudine Cohen
Principle, CohnReznick

Duran Curis
Partner, Ocean Avenue Capital

Todd Dauphinais
Managing Partner, Clavis Capital Partners

Chris Eichmann
Managing Partner, Pillsman Partners

Ahmed Fattouh
Founder & CEO, Interprivate LLC

Ian Fay
Co-Founder & Group Head, Vier Energy Capital

Mark Fornasiero
Managing Partner, Clarendon Group

Adam Fried
Investment Partners, Andina Family Offices

Bob Frisch
President, Frisch Capital Partners

John Fruehwirth
Founding Member & Managing Partner, Rotunda Capital

Maurice Gordon
Managing Director and the Head of Private Equity, Guardian Life Insurance Company

Howard Gurvitch
Chief Investment Officer, Gurvitch Family Office

Mark Hauser
Senior Managing Director, OFS Capital Management

Michael Hendrie
Managing Director, Expedition Capital Partners

Brett Hickey
Founder & CEO, Star Mountain Capital

Jonathan Howgate
Vice President, Hillcrest Holdings

John Kim
Senior Principal, New State Capital Partners

Dietrich Knauth
Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Jeremy Knox
Senior Investment Director, Schroder Adveq

Kay Koplovitz
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Springboard Growth Capital

Noah Kroloff
Managing Director, Black Granite Capital

Bob Levine
Managing Partner, L2 Capital

Bruce Lipian
Managing Director, StoneCreek Capital

Simon Littlewood
Partner, Li Family Office

Anthony Luchetta
Vice President, Ocean Avenue Capital Partners, L.P.

Vik Magdani
PartnerConnect Director, Buyouts Insider

Mona Marquardt
Managing Director, Fortress Group, Inc

Frank McGrew
Managing Partner, McNally Capital

Bakari Pace
Managing Director, Graves Hall Capital

Kyun Park
Managing Partner and Founder, Aperion Management

Gretchen Perkins
Fundraising & Marketing Partner, Huron Capital Partners

Scott Porter
Managing Director, Brightwood LP

Scott Potter
Managing Director, San Francisco Equity Partners

Sarah Pringle
Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Jay Ripley
Principal, Global Endowment Management

Todd Roland
Principal, Private Equity Investments, GCM Grosvenor

Nick Russell
Partner, Tuckerman Capital

Dileep Saksena
Principal, 40 73 Capital

Sachin Sarnobat
Managing Director, Atalaya Capital

Marceau Schlumberger
Co-founder & Managing Partner, Coral Reef Capital

Howard Searing
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Markets Group, DuPont Capital Management

John Sheehan
Managing Partner, Equis Capital Partners

Henry Shine
Senior Vice President, Macquarie

Preeti Singh
Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Adam Smith
CEO, Circle Peak Capital

Ryan Tiffany
Vice President, Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.

David Toll
Executive Editor , Buyouts Insider

Saquib Toor
Managing Partner, Beacon House Capital Management

Gijs Van Thiel
Partner, 747 Capital

Joseph Weitemeyer
Buyouts Research Editor, Buyouts Insider

Chris Witkowsky
Private Equity Editor, Buyouts Insider

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors and Partners:

• CohnReznick