Since 1988, PartnerConnect East has brought together the most influential private equity and venture capital professionals for two days of high-level dialogue, learning and networking 

Hosted by PEI and the publishers of Buyouts, VCJ, and PE Hub – Our truly innovative program features thought-leaders and outside experts such as: 

  • Institutional Investors 
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Fund Managers
  • Politicians discussing the increased spotlight on PE
  • Professors and Data Analysts presenting their research
  • Industrial Psychologists 
  • Economists 
  • Private Equity Operating Partners 

Join 400+ senior investment executives, including 200 LPs and 200 fund managers, bankers and lenders.

Why You Should Attend?

  • Unparalleled content produced by our award-winning journalists
  • Intimate and structured networking opportunities throughout the conference
  • ExecConnect Private LP-GP Meetings Program to help you achieve your fundraising goals
  • LP & GP Think Tanks designed to foster candid discussions amongst your peers
  • Strict vetting process for all attendees

Who Should Attend?

  • Limited Partners / Investors / Allocators who invest in private partnerships
  • Managers in the following categories: Private Equity, Venture Capital, Hedge Funds, Mezzanine & Senior Debt, Growth Equity, Real Estate, Energy, Infrastructure
  • Deal intermediaries who advise or manage deal flow opportunities in private capital
  • Placement Agents / Fundraising advisors / intermediaries between GPs and LPs
  • CEOs of venture- or private equity-backed private companies
  • Corporate development executives who provide exit opportunities for private capital funds
  • Private Real Estate Funds

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ExecConnect Meetings With LPs

Now celebrating our seventh year of our ExecConnect Private Meeting Program, we are proud to say we’ve arranged over 11,000 1:1 meetings between fund managers and limited partners. Based on feedback from our participants, billions of dollars in commitments have been made by LPs to GPs they met in our program. Participants efficiently move through 20 minute private meetings. For more information, click here.

LP-Only and Dealmakers Dinner

We host dinners for LPs and GPs/bankers/lenders on the middle night of our event. Each dinner typically has 40-50 attendees. For sponsorship opportunities reach out to Kevin McCaffrey at kmccaffrey@buyoutsinsider.com. Or Andrew C. Yale ayale@buyoutsinsider.com.

Dinners by invitation only

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PartnerConnect conferences bring together qualified investors, fund managers, independent sponsors, family offices & service providers for unbeatable networking and award-winning panels.

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Vishal Verma

Edgewood Ventures

Partner Connect is an amazing Conference that brings together like mind Influencers to target today’s dynamic market place

Ramin Behzadi

7 Gate Ventures

Besides the friendly staff, high quality panels and talks and super relevant attendees, the LP/GP ExecConnect platform is the most amazing thing that I have eve…

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Michael Gordon

TriNet

Great conference for getting deals done and meeting new potential partners

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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
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Agenda

Day 1 - Monday 16th

Opening Night
18:00 - 19:30

Ice Breaker Reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Tuesday 17th

Opening
07:45 - 08:45

Registration & Networking Breakfast

08:30 - 08:35

Opening Remarks

Daniel Weinstein
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Daniel Weinstein

Conference Producer, Buyouts Insider

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08:35 - 08:55

Featured Presentation

08:55 - 09:30

Keynote Panel: CIO Roundtable

Jae Yoon
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Jae Yoon

Chief Investment Officer, New York Life Investment Management

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09:30 - 10:15

A Conversation with Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile
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Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic Political Strategist; Adjunct Professor; Author; and Syndicated Columnist

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Break
10:15 - 10:30

Networking Break

Morning Main Tracks
10:30 - 11:00

Featured Content Panel 1: Does PE have a bad rep on Main Street? If so, how can it be fixed?

Jason Mulvihill, James Gavin
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Jason Mulvihill

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, American Investment Council

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James Gavin

Senior Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, WCAS

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10:30 - 11:00

Focus Panel 1: The Rise of Growth Investing in SaaS + Cloud Computing

Rick Grinnell, Karan Mehandru
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Rick Grinnell

Founder and Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures

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Karan Mehandru

General Partner, Trinity Ventures

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11:00 - 11:30

Featured Content Panel 2: Family Offices as Fund Investing LPs

11:00 - 11:30

Focus Panel 2: Healthcare PE Panel

11:30 - 12:00

Featured Content Panel 3: Instructional- Building an LP Base From Start to Funded

Vishnu Mohanan
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Vishnu Mohanan

Manager of Private Investments, HRM Pension Plan

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11:30 - 12:00

Focus Panel 3: Operating Partners Tell-All: How GPs are Actually Delivering Value in Their Portfolio Companies

12:00 - 12:30

Featured Content Panel 4: Asian Based LPs Discuss Their US Private Markets Strategy

12:00 - 12:30

Focus Panel 4: Creative Capital Structures

Networking Lunch
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

Keynote Presentation
13:30 - 14:00

After Lunch Keynote

Afternoon Main Tracks
14:00 - 14:30

Featured Content Panel 5: Finding the Sweet Spot- LPs Dish Out Their Thinking When Investing in VC Funds of Various Sizes

14:00 - 14:30

Focus Panel 5: RCP Advisors Research Launch- A Quantitative Look at ESG Performance in PE

Ross Koenig, Deima Tankus
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Ross Koenig

Vice President, RCP Advisors

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Deima Tankus

Analyst, RCP Advisors

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14:35 - 15:05

Featured Content Panel 6: The (R)Evolution of Deal Sourcing

14:35 - 15:05

Focus Panel 6: LP Corner- How are GP's Valuing Their Portfolio Companies?

Break
15:05 - 15:35

Afternoon Networking Break

Break Out Sessions
15:35 - 16:00

Featured Content Panel 7: The 2020 Exit Market- What Are the Options for GPs?

15:35 - 16:00

Focus Panel 7: Emerging Managers: The Economics of Seeding and Anchoring New GPs

Ryan Bailey
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Ryan Bailey

Managing Partner, Pacenote Capital

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Featured Content
16:00 - 16:30

Featured Panel

Keynote Presentation
16:30 - 17:00

Closing Keynote

Networking
17:00 - 18:30

Cocktail Reception

19:00 - 21:30

LP Dinner (By Invitation Only)

Agenda

Day 3 - Wednesday 18th

Opening
08:00 - 08:55

Networking Breakfast

Featured Content
09:00 - 10:00

LP Think Tanks

09:00 - 10:00

GP Think Tanks

10:10 - 11:10

Opening Remarks

Daniel Weinstein
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Daniel Weinstein

Conference Producer, Buyouts Insider

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Keynote Presentation
10:10 - 11:10

Duelling Economists

Break
11:10 - 11:30

Networking Break

Afternoon Main Tracks
11:30 - 12:00

Featured Content Panel 8: Investor Outlook: Mega Institutional Investors

12:00 - 12:30

Featured Content Panel 9: The Institutionalization of the Independent Sponsor Market

Douglas Song
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Douglas Song

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Prodos Capital

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12:30 - 13:00

Featured Content Panel 10: Governance at the Seed Stage- Should Seed Investors Establish Formal Boards? What's Best for LPs, GPs and Founders?

Closing
13:00 - 13:05

Closing Remarks

Daniel Weinstein
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Daniel Weinstein

Conference Producer, Buyouts Insider

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Ryan Bailey

Managing Partner, Pacenote Capital

Ryan Bailey is a Managing Partner at Pacenote Capital where he oversees fund sourcing and research efforts. Pacenote Capital is focused on partnering with preeminent emerging investment managers. Previously, Ryan functioned as the Head of Investments… Read full bio
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Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic Political Strategist; Adjunct Professor; Author; and Syndicated Columnist

Veteran political strategist Donna Brazile is the former interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the author of the New York Times bestseller Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White… Read full bio
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Jae Yoon

Chief Investment Officer, New York Life Investment Management

Jae Yoon is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM). He serves as the Chair of the Investment Governance Committee, responsible for the oversight of the investment performance of the strategies managed by NYL… Read full bio

James Gavin

Senior Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, WCAS

James Gaven is Senior Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, having joined WCAS in 2010. In addition to his legal and compliance responsibilities, Mr. Gaven helps coordinate the Firm’s ESG program. Previously, he worked at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.… Read full bio

Rick Grinnell

Founder and Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures

Rick Grinnell is Founder and Managing Partner of Glasswing Ventures, focusing on investments in AI-enabled security and enterprise infrastructure. Rick has led investments and serves on the Board of Directors of Allure Security, Armored Things, Norms… Read full bio

Ross Koenig

Vice President, RCP Advisors

Ross is responsible for leading the RCP Advisors’ data analytics efforts to assist in the evaluation of all private equity investments as well as overseeing the Firm’s database and related technologies. Prior to this role, Ross worked as an Investmen… Read full bio

Karan Mehandru

General Partner, Trinity Ventures

Karan Mehandru is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures where he focuses on the Future of Work and makes early stage investments in SaaS, big data, cloud computing and mobile startups. Named by Forbes as a “triple unicorn investor,” Karan’s current i… Read full bio
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Vishnu Mohanan

Manager of Private Investments, HRM Pension Plan

Vishnu Mohanan is the Manager of Private Investments at HRM Pension Plan, a $2.1bn pension plan based in Halifax, Canada. In this role, he is responsible for leading the organization’s investment activities in private equity, private credit and infra… Read full bio

Jason Mulvihill

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, American Investment Council

Jason Mulvihill currently serves as Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel for the American Investment Council (AIC). As COO & GC, Mulvihill is the executive lead of Government Affairs for the AIC. He has responsibility for legislative, regulatory… Read full bio

Deima Tankus

Analyst, RCP Advisors

Deima is responsible for the collection, categorization, and storage of data, materials, and other information used by RCP as part of its investment due diligence process, as well as managing and organizing RCP’s internal research database. Deima rec… Read full bio

Alan Weinfeld

Partner, Gatewood Capital Partners

Alan is a Partner at Gatewood Capital, and has primary responsibility for fundraising and marketing of Gatewood funds and its underlying fund relationships. In addition, he plays a key role in transaction origination and execution. Prior to joining G… Read full bio
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WHAT IS EXECCONNECT
ExecConnect is a proprietary private meeting program consisting of meticulously pre-scheduled 20-minute meetings between mutually interested GPs and LPs. Each One-to-One Meeting is carefully vetted by ExecConnect Directors to ensure that LPs looking to commit capital and GPs looking to raise capital meet in a relaxed, efficient and effective manner. View the list of attendees in advance, pre-select those you would most like to meet and let us do the rest! You’ll arrive at PartnerConnect East with a full schedule of meetings organized by our VIP team.

ExecConnect removes the countless hours of research and travel needed for investors and managers whose goals are in symmetry, to meet in person. The time and hassle you avoid is incalculable.

If you are a General Partner (GP), whose firm begins with A/C/E/G/I/K/M/O/Q/S/U/W/Y, please contact Kevin McCaffrey via email at kmccaffrey@buyoutsinsider.com or via telephone on +1 (646) 345-4503.

If you are a General Partner (GP), whose firm begins with B/D/F/H/J/L/N/P/R/T/V/X/Z, please contact Andrew Yale via email at AYale@buyoutsinsider.com or via telephone on +1 (646) 989-8025.

If you are a Limited Partner (LP) looking for investment opportunities or to meet and screen new GP’s in a time-efficient, personalized manner, please contact Grant Catton via email at gcatton@buyoutsinsider.com or via telephone on +1 (646) 321-4864.  Limited Partners who accept three or more meetings will receive complimentary admission to the entire event.

APPLY FOR AN INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR PASS
As an accredited institutional investor you may qualify for a Complimentary Institutional Investor Pass. Recipients of this Investor Pass may attend the entire conference program and the general networking reception, if you agree to participate in our ExecConnect 1:1 meeting program for at least three 20-minute private meetings with fund managers of your choice at a time of your choice.

By applying for a complimentary pass below, you certify that your firm is a qualified institutional investor that commits capital to alternative asset managers, or that your firm advises institutional investors to make such commitments. You also certify that your firm is an accredited investor as defined by Rule 501 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933. You agree to take at least 3 private meetings as part of the ExecConnect Meetings Program.

Please note: Fund of Funds who qualify for a complimentary pass are restricted to those who are responsible to approve, oversee or research primary commitments to fund managers. Professionals who work on secondaries, directs, fundraising, marketing, business development, or in an administrative capacity, would not qualify. We will be in touch once you have submitted your application. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact gcatton@buyoutsinsider.com.

Venue

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Boston
One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111
Hotel Phone: 617.912.1234

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Discounted Rates: $299 (plus applicable taxes and fees).
Phone Reservations: 1-877-803-7534
Online Reservations

(Enter arrival & departure dates and click “check dates” box.  This will automatically default to group discounted rates and display room types available).

 

Requests for room assignments may also be made by calling our toll-free number at 1-877-803-7534 and referencing the PEI LLC/ Argosy PartnerConnect East conferenceDiscounted rates are good through, February 22, 2020. However, please note that the discounted group block is subject to availability and is not guaranteed. Rooms are available on a first come first served basis, be sure to book your room early.

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PartnerConnect On-Demand Webinar Series

Cutting-edge resources curated for private market fund managers, institutional investors,
family office & financial advisors, wealth managers, GPs and LPs.

Here you will find thought leadership webinars to assist financial professionals in the fund marketing and investor servicing industry — highlighting the markets and investment opportunities that matter to you. Due to compliance regulations, we are only able to share the recording with you. We do not provide the presentations for download. You will be asked to register prior to viewing the recordings.

FEATURED WEBINAR

Best Practices: Trends in Compensating Top PE/VC Talent

Unsure what to pay in salary, bonus and carry to attract the best of the best? Worried about losing talent to the competition? Wondering how quickly rival firms are building up their payrolls?

Family Office Master Class: Making Money, Doing Good with Opportunity Zone Funds

Watch this webinar on opportunity zone funds—partnership or corporations set up by entrepreneurs, developers and money managers to invest in the nearly 9,000 state-designated opportunity zones across the country. Looking to save millions of dollars in capital gains taxes? Eager to have a positive impact in poor communities by investing in real estate, infrastructure projects and private equity? Don’t miss this webinar

GP Fundraising: Identifying Active Family Offices for Funds, Co-Investments

Family offices make great limited partners. They’re open to investment strategies of all kinds. They have a soft spot for debut funds and emerging managers. They like to co-invest. They decide quickly. And family offices are shifting money from hedge funds to private equity. So how do you break into or expand in this lucrative market?

PE/VC Masterclass: Building Processes for Agile and Flexible Deal Flow Management

Did you know that most PE professionals review just a small percentage of the universe of deal flow in their target markets? It’s true, according to the latest research. But it’s also true that you can take steps right now to see more deals and better-quality deals. This webinar brought to you by Backstop Solutions Group, the leading provider of productivity tools to private equity firms and their investors.

IR Masterclass: Keeping LPs Satisfied in an Age of Transparency

As a private equity professional, you know how critical it is to keep investors happy at every stage of the fund lifecycle—from courtship to final close to that final distribution. Find out best practices in LP reporting and annual meetings.

Want to Drive Operational Efficiency? The C-Suite Needs to Lead Organizational Change

Is your firm still leaning a little too heavily on Excel spreadsheets? Feel like you’ve lost a step to rival deal sponsors quicker to adopt new platforms? You’ll hear executives from blue-chip private equity and venture capital firms share best practices for getting their firms to adopt new technologies to streamline both fundraising and deal-making.

PE/VC Best Practices: How Independent Sponsors Source Deals and Raise Capital

Are you an independent sponsor looking for fresh sources of proprietary acquisitions? Looking for tips on raising capital for your next purchase? Don’t miss this special webinar on critical strategies for working with attorneys, family offices, investment bankers and business brokers, and business owners who can open doors to great deals.

PE/VC Best Practices: How Independent Sponsors Can Identify and Win Profitable Deals

Are you an independent sponsor looking to expand your circle of proprietary deal sources? Looking for an edge in winning limited auctions? Don’t miss this webinar on the latest strategies for working with accountants, attorneys, business brokers, investment bankers and, of course, business owners who can lead you to your next great deal.

PE/VC Best Practices: Putting LPs at Ease on Cybersecurity and IT Outsourcing

Limited partners have little tolerance for fund managers that aren’t up to speed on their cybersecurity and privacy requirements. Fall behind in these critical areas and your days raising institutional money will be numbered. Don’t miss this webinar.

IR Masterclass: Avoiding Top Timewasters in LP Communications and Reporting

Join Buyouts Insider for an important webinar on the new normal in transparency in the PE and VC industry. More than ever LPs expect GPs to be open and forthcoming with information related to the performance of funds, the performance of the underlying portfolio companies, and the ongoing allocation of partnership fees and expenses; LPs also want a full accounting of how co-investment opportunities and expenses are allocated. GPs need to provide these services in a time-efficient and cost-effective way.

ADDITIONAL PARTNERCONNECT WEBINARS OF INTEREST INCLUDE:

PE/VC Best Practices: How to Compensate Top Talent
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GP Best Practices: How to Expand Your Portfolio Companies Abroad
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What to Do NOW to Prepare for Coming Regulatory, Legislative, Tax changes
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Ready for a Downturn? New Strategies for Cutting Portfolio Company Costs
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GP Fundraising: Identifying Active Family Offices for Funds, Co-Investments
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Inside the LP Mind: Allocating to Private Real Estate in the Current Environment
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LP Perspective: Best Practices in Benchmarking Private Equity Returns
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The Fundraising Survival Guide for Emerging Real Estate Managers
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Emerging Managers: How to Build a Successful Co-investment Program for Investors
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LP Perspective: What Public Pensions Want From PE/VC Fund Managers
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IR Master Class: Keeping LPs Satisfied in an age of Increasing Transparency
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Top Strategies for Raising Money from Family Offices
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Top Trends Generating Investment Opportunities in The Tech Sector
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Improving Your Deal Sourcing Operations
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Identifying Potential Investors for Emerging Manager Funds
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PE/VC Roadshow Bootcamp: Getting Your Pitch Ready for Prime Time
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