The Private Equity industry’s preeminent event

 

PartnerConnect East brings together LPs and Private Equity GPs for two days of learning, networking and private meetings.

Hosted by PEI and the publishers of Buyouts, VCJ, and PEHub since 1988 – PartnerConnect East brings together the most influential PE professionals for fundraising, deal-sourcing and intelligence sharing.

Our truly innovative program features thought leaders discussing:

  • LP views on allocating capital to PE funds
  • Deal sourcing and valuations in the current environment
  • How operating partners are maintaining value in portfolio companies
  • Politics and private equity
  • Fundraising post Covid-19
  • The exit market
  • Seeding and anchoring emerging GPs
  • Family office fund investing
  • Mega institutional investor sentiment

The event also features our unique ExecConnect LP-GP Meetings Program.

 

Who should attend?

  • Institutional Investors that invest in Private Equity funds and/or Independent Sponsors
  • Managers in the following categories: Leveraged Buyouts, Growth Equity, Secondaries, Distressed/Special Situations
  • Service providers throughout the PE ecosystem: Placement Agents, Lawyers, Tax Advisory, Consultants, Software/Data Providers and the like
  • Deal intermediaries who advise or manage deal flow opportunities in private capital
  • CEOs of PE backed private firms

Why should you attend?

  • Unparalleled content produced by our award-winning journalists
  • Targeted event that specifically focus on the Buyouts ecosystem
  • Intimate and structured networking opportunities
  • 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

See who's attending

More than 50 LPs have already confirmed their attendance

4AGP
747 Capital
Allianz Capital
Amadeus Wealth Alternatives
Anholt Services
Arlington Partners
Aster Capital
Atrato Advisors
Beamonte
Beninvest
Bin Zayed Venture
BPEA
Chr. Bjelland & Co.
City of Stamford
Columbia Communications Advisory
Cornerstone Group Family Office
Crimson Impact
Croson Investment Partners
DuPont Capital
EA Global
Edmond de Rothschild
Game Theory Group
Gatewood Capital
HIMCO
Homaer Financial
HQ Capital
Knightsbridge Advisors
LDJ Capital
LGT Capital Partners
Li Family Office
Long Light Capital
MassMutual
Morgan Stanley
MSF Capital Advisors
New York Life
Newbury
Nottingham Spirk
RH Capital Advisors
SBA
Sen Family Office
Star Mountain
The O'Sullivan Foundation
Thrivent
Unifund
Unigestion
Wafra
Wells Fargo

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See what our attendees have to say

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.

Location

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Harvard Club of New York City

35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Hotel Phone: 212.840.6600

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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 Limited Partner (LP) looking for investment opportunities or to meet and screen new GP’s in a time-efficient, personalized manner, please contact Mike Scorelle via email at mscorelle@buyoutsinsider.com.  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 mscorelle@buyoutsinsider.com.

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2021 speakers

We are currently confirming the 2021 Forum speakers that will feature experts  from preeminent private equity firms. Interested in speaking at the Forum ? Please check back periodically for updates.

Brett Hickey

Chief Executive Officer, Star Mountain Capital

Brett Hickey is the Founder & CEO of Star Mountain Capital, LLC, a $1+ billion AUM specialized U.S. lower middle-market investment firm. Star Mountain employs a data-driven approach to provide value-added debt and equity capital to established sm… Read full bio
Mark Sotir

Mark Sotir

President, Equity Group Investments (SFO)

As President, Mark oversees all aspects of EGI. He focuses on maximizing and sustaining the value of the firm's investment portfolio, and on optimizing Sam's network. With nearly 20 years of board and CEO experience, Mark employs his leadership insid… Read full bio

Thierry Adant

Head of Private Debt, Willis Towers Watson

Thierry is Head of Private Debt at Willis Towers Watson. Thierry works with client consultants and portfolio managers on a range of services including: asset allocation, strategic credit investment objectives, investment management structures and man… Read full bio

Anne Anquillare, CFA

Chief Executive Officer and President, PEF Services LLC

Anne has been active in the private equity industry since 1993 and maintains her long-standing passion for bringing best in class investor reporting experience to the middle market private equity industry. Starting from when she was a general partner… Read full bio

William Bundy

Director, AlixPartners

William adopts a hands-on management approach to lead organizations through large scale M&A transactions, including carve-outs and separations. William is an expert in leading complex operations and strategic revitalization programs which emphasi… Read full bio

David Clark

Managing Director, Head of Financial Sponsors, Raymond James

David Clark joined Raymond James in 2009 and is currently the Head of the Financial Sponsors Group. Prior to joining Raymond James, he was a Managing Director at Lane, Berry & Co. International where he led its industrial and environmental servic… Read full bio

Chip Hazard

General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners

Chip is a founding partner of Flybridge Capital, an early-stage venture firm in Boston and NYC, and XFactor Ventures, a pre-seed, and seed-stage fund focused on companies with female founders. He currently serves on the board of directors of MongoDB… Read full bio

Sujit John

Senior Vice President - Private Equity Americas, Partners Group

Sujit John is part of the Private Equity Americas business unit, based in New York. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the firm's portfolio companies Pacific Bells, PCI Pharma Services, and USIC. He has been with Partners Group since 2012 an… Read full bio

Dwight Keysor

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Fry's Path Capital

Prior to cofounding Fry’s Path, Dwight Keysor was a Managing Director and Private Investment Specialist at Cambridge Associates, a global investment firm with more than $390B of assets under advisory at the time of his departure. Based out of the fir… 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

Andrus Oks

Founding Partner, Tera Ventures

Andrus Oks is a Founding Partner at Tera Ventures and currently sits on the boards of Lingvist, Realeyes and Sportlyzer. Andrus has been investing for more than 10 years, has had five exits, one of which was Estonia’s top recent exit, GrabCAD. Before… Read full bio

Chase Paxton

Director of Finance & Valuation, NGP

Mr. Paxton joined NGP in 2013 and serves as Director of Finance & Valuations. In his role, Mr. Paxton assists with financial and investor reporting, fund and management company forecasting and planning, and oversees the preparation and analysis o… Read full bio

Ian Rice

Portfolio Manager - Private Equity, Hartford Investment Management Company

Ian currently serves as a Senior Vice President in the Mezzanine and Private Equity Group where he is responsible for mezzanine, private equity and fund investments. Prior to joining the firm, Ian spent several years at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in pr… Read full bio

Katherine Hill Ritchie

Director, Strategic Development, Nottingham Spirk Family Office

Mrs. Hill Ritchie has worked internally for 5 single family offices and also as an advisor to several prominent family offices and companies through her firm, Private Capital Investments. Her current role is Director for Nottingham Spirk Family Offic… Read full bio
Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Founder and Managing Director, WAVE Investment Committee

Mark Robinson is a Founder and Managing Director of WAVE Equity Partners, a Boston based private equity firm that accelerates market validated companies solving some of the world's greatest challenges in essential markets for clean energy, water, air… Read full bio
Praveen Sahay

Praveen Sahay

Founder and Managing Director, WAVE Equity Partners

Praveen Sahay is a Founder and Managing Director of WAVE Equity Partners, a Boston based private equity firm that accelerates market validated companies solving some of the world's greatest challenges in essential markets for clean energy, water, air… Read full bio

Jim Snyder

Partner, Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company

Jim joined HKW in 1999. His primary responsibility is to lead the firm’s Investor Relations and Co-investment programs. He travels regularly to meet with limited partners, co-investment funding sources, and lending institutions across North America.… Read full bio

Kashif Siddiqui

Chief Investment Officer, Risk Management Foundation of Harvard Medical Institutions/CRICO

Kashif Siddiqui, CFA, is the Chief Investment Officer at CRICO. He has more than 20 years of Investment and Financial Management experience working for multinational firms, including MetLife and Marsh & McLennan. Mr. Siddiqui’s experiences in Inv… Read full bio

Matthew Witheiler

Managing Director - Private Equity, Wellington Management

Matt is a private equity managing director, of our dedicated private equity funds, which have closed on US$2.4 billion since 2014 to invest in late-stage growth investments. Matt helps manage the firm’s private company investment activity across the… Read full bio
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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 6th

Plenary Sessions
07:45 - 08:20

Registration & networking breakfast

08:20 - 08:30

PEI welcome remarks

08:30 - 08:50

Featured presentation: 6th Annual PE Leadership Survey results

William Bundy
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William Bundy

Director, AlixPartners

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08:50 - 09:30

Chief Investment Officer roundtable

Kashif Siddiqui
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Kashif Siddiqui

Chief Investment Officer, Risk Management Foundation of Harvard Medical Institutions/CRICO

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09:30 - 10:15

A fireside chat with...

10:15 - 10:45

Networking break

10:45 - 11:25

LPs discuss their private equity allocations in an unprecedented market

Ian Rice, Katherine Hill Ritchie
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Ian Rice

Portfolio Manager - Private Equity, Hartford Investment Management Company

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Katherine Hill Ritchie

Director, Strategic Development, Nottingham Spirk Family Office

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11:25 - 12:00

Operating partners tell-all: how GPs are building and maintaining value in their portfolio companies

12:00 - 12:30

The 2022 exit market: what are the options for GPs?

Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Founder and Managing Director, WAVE Investment Committee

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12:30 - 14:00

Luncheon

14:00 - 14:30

ESG as a competitive advantage

Praveen Sahay
Praveen Sahay

Praveen Sahay

Founder and Managing Director, WAVE Equity Partners

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14:30 - 15:15

Venture capital activity & trends

Karan Mehandru, Chip Hazard, Andrus Oks, Matthew Witheiler
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Karan Mehandru

General Partner, Trinity Ventures

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Chip Hazard

General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners

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Andrus Oks

Founding Partner, Tera Ventures

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Matthew Witheiler

Managing Director - Private Equity, Wellington Management

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15:15 - 15:45

A macro view of the family office investment climate

Dwight Keysor
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Dwight Keysor

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Fry's Path Capital

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15:45 - 16:15

Afternoon break & networking

16:15 - 16:45

The (r)evolution of deal sourcing

Sujit John
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Sujit John

Senior Vice President - Private Equity Americas, Partners Group

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16:45 - 17:30

Featured presentation: a fireside chat with...

Brett Hickey
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Brett Hickey

Chief Executive Officer, Star Mountain Capital

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17:30 - 18:30

Cocktail reception & networking

Agenda

Day 2 - Thursday 7th

Plenary sessions
08:30 - 09:15

Networking breakfast

09:15 - 09:25

Opening remarks

09:25 - 10:00

Fireside chat with...

Mark Sotir
Mark Sotir

Mark Sotir

President, Equity Group Investments (SFO)

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10:00 - 10:30

LP corner: how are GPs valuing their portfolio companies

Chase Paxton
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Chase Paxton

Director of Finance & Valuation, NGP

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10:30 - 11:00

Morning refreshments

11:00 - 11:45

Emerging managers: the economics of seeding and anchoring new GPs

Stephen Yardumian, CPA
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Stephen Yardumian, CPA

Partner, Withum

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11:45 - 12:15

Competitive capital structures to win the deal

Michael Oates, CPA, David Clark
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Michael Oates, CPA

Tax Partner, Withum

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David Clark

Managing Director, Head of Financial Sponsors, Raymond James

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12:15 - 13:15

Closing remarks followed by lunch

Partner with us

This event offers a unique opportunity for organizations to raise their profile by meeting with GPs and LPs across two days of sessions.

For exclusive sponsorship packages for 2021, contact Tyler Mitchell at tyler.m@peimedia.com or call +1 646 795 3279.