Private Equity Conference to Draw Hundreds of Dealmakers
Posted on: October 11, 2011
The Yale School of Management Private Equity Club will hold its 11th Annual Private Equity Conference in Stamford, Connecticut at the Stamford Hilton Hotel on Friday, November 11, 2011. With the theme, "The Journey from Financial Engineering to Value Creation," 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.
James A. Attwood, managing director and head of the Global Telecommunications and Media Group at the Carlyle Group and Yale University alumnus, will participate in a lunchtime keynote conversation with Fortune senior editor Dan Primack. In addition, Scott A. Schoen, co-president of Thomas H. Lee Partners, will welcome attendees with an opening keynote presentation and Patrick J. Dalton, president and chief operating officer, Apollo Investment Corporation, will deliver the closing address.
Other panel topics include:
- "Private Equity Trends in the Middle Market"
- "Real Estate Investing"
- "Deal Flow and Deploying Capital"
- "The Blurring Line Between Venture Capital and Growth Equity"
- "Emerging Markets and International Investing"
- "Value Creation through Operational Partnerships"
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 look forward to hosting the 11th Annual Yale SOM Private Equity Conference. The event is a unique opportunity to bring together top professionals and thought leaders in the field," said Daniel Schier '12, co-chair of the Yale SOM Private Equity Club and co-organizer of the conference. "The conference will examine the structural shifts within private equity, which has seen a change in the way deals are sourced, financed, and executed. This transition is well encapsulated in this year’s theme, ‘The Journey from Financial Engineering to Value Creation.'"
Several prominent members of the financial community sponsor the conference, including Winchester Capital, Deloitte, Goodwin Proctor LLP, Paul Weiss LLP, and BackBay Communications. Media sponsors include Buyouts, The Deal, Dealmaker Portal, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mergermarket, MergerID,
and Private Equity Professional Digest
. Partners include Capital Roundtable, ACG Connecticut, and TMA Connecticut.
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.