Yale SOM Private Equity Conference To Draw Hundreds of Investment Professionals
Posted on: September 28, 2010
New Haven, Conn., September 28, 2010 – The Yale School of Management Private Equity Club will hold its 10th Annual Private Equity Conference in Stamford, Connecticut, at the Stamford Hilton Hotel on Friday, November 12, 2010. Given the theme "Building on a Decade of Insight," the one-day conference will provide a forum for hundreds of private equity professionals and members of the dealmaking community to reflect on the evolving landscape of private equity over the last decade.
Joshua Bekenstein, managing director at Bain Capital and a Yale University alumnus, will give the lunchtime keynote address. In addition, Ellis B. Jones, CEO of Wasserstein & Co. and Yale SOM ’79, and Steven J. Heyer, CEO of Harry & David (a Wasserstein & Co. portfolio company) will take the stage together for the closing keynote dialogue to discuss the dynamic relationship between private equity fund management and portfolio company executive leadership through the different stages of the business cycle.
Other panel topics include:
- "The Limited Partner Perspective: When Incentives Diverge"
- "Operating in a Dynamic Regulatory Environment"
- "Investing in the Private Equity Secondaries Market"
- "The Blurring Line Between Venture Capital and Growth Equity"
- "Non-Traditional Exit Strategies"
- "Private Equity Opportunities in Emerging Markets"
The panels will be staffed by a blend of institutional investment managers, fund general partners, advisors, and intermediaries with extensive experience on the respective topics. To view the full schedule of events and to register to attend, please visit the Private Equity Club’s website
"We are excited to host our 10th Annual Yale SOM Private Equity Conference," said Doni Perl (SOM ’11), co-chair of the Yale SOM Private Equity Club and co-organizer of the Conference. "This year’s agenda follows in the great tradition of previous years, bringing together leading minds and professionals in private equity for a day of education, networking, and idea exchange. The conference will evaluate the state of the industry after a decade of significant achievement as well as formidable challenges for private equity. We look forward to hearing from some of the leaders that have been at the helm of private capital in recent history."
The conference is sponsored by several prominent members of the financial community, including Ernst & Young, Winchester Capital, Goodwin Proctor LLP, Paul Weiss LLP, and BackBay Communications. Media sponsors include Buyouts, Investment Dealers’ Digest, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pitchbook
, and Private Equity Professional Digest
The conference is organized by the Yale SOM Private Equity Club, a student-administered club that broadens student exposure to the private equity community while educating professionals about Yale SOM. In addition to organizing the annual conference, the Private Equity Club hosts guest lectures and luncheon conversations with industry leaders and pioneers. About the Yale School of Management
The mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society. Founded in 1974, it is the youngest of Yale University’s professional schools. The school offers a two-year full-time MBA degree, an MBA for Executives program tailored for health care professionals, a PhD program, and executive education programs. For more information about the Yale School of Management, visit mba.yale.edu