Private Equity Conference to Focus on 'Unleashing Value in a Mature Industry'
The Yale School of Management Private Equity Club will hold its 12th annual Private Equity Conference at the Yale Club of New York City on Friday, November 9, 2012. The one-day conference features the theme "Unleashing Value in a Mature Industry," and will provide a forum for hundreds of private equity professionals and members of the deal-making community to parse opportunities and challenges for the global marketplace. Interested members of the community can register to attend at pe.som.yale.edu/2012.
Joseph L. Rice, III, founder of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, will be interviewed by Jason Kelly, author of the recently published book The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything, and they will deliver the opening address to attendees. David Katz, managing director, GTCR, will participate in a lunchtime keynote conversation.
Other panel topics include:
• Operational Improvement
• Sector Focus Investing
• Distressed Opportunities
• Early Stage Venture Investing
• Emerging Markets Investing
• Impact Investing
The panels will be composed of a blend of institutional investment managers and fund general partners. To view the full schedule of events and to register to attend, please visit pe.som.yale.edu/2012.
"We are excited to host the Yale SOM Private Equity Conference in New York for the first time. As an important hub of this global industry, New York is an ideal setting for what will be our 12th annual event," said Suzanne Streeter '13, co-chair of the Yale SOM Private Equity Club. "As all stages of private investing mature, we're delighted to host nuanced discussions on creating value, management strategy, and pursuing unique investments to benefit our attendees."
Several prominent members of the financial community sponsor the conference, including CohnReznick LLP, Paul Weiss LLP and BackBay Communications. Media sponsors include Buyouts, The Deal, Mergers & Acquisitions, PitchBook and Venture Capital Journal.
The Yale School of Management Private Equity Conference is the premier university-backed, professionally focused industry conference. Each year, it brings together the foremost thought leaders in the field to examine the prevailing issues of the day and to discuss how they are tackling their toughest challenges.
The conference is organized by the Yale SOM Private Equity and Venture Capital 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 club hosts guest lectures and luncheon conversations with industry leaders and pioneers throughout the academic year.