Conference Cancelled

It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Forum due to the impact of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This is not a decision we have taken lightly and the overriding concern that have caused us to make this decision at this time has always been the responsibility we feel towards our conference delegates, speakers, and partners.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused, but as always, the safety and health of our participants, community and staff are our priority and we feel this is the best option.

GOOD NEWS: We will be hosting Virtual ExecConnect: online 1-1 private meetings.

General Partners: Interested in our Virtual ExecConnect 1-1 private meetings program? Contact Andrew Yale at to discuss Virtual ExecConnect packages.

Limited Partners/Family Offices: Interested in our Virtual ExecConnect 1-1 private meetings program? Contact Grant Catton at  or at 646-321-4864 for complimentary meetings!

If you have any questions, please contact:

To view our terms and conditions, click here.


PartnerConnect Texas Forum will feature exclusive 1 to 1 meetings of high-level LP and GP thought leaders discussing the current state of the private market as it relates to fundraising, political risk, energy and oil/gas, Texas venture, deal flow sourcing/management, regulatory trends and emerging managers.

This conference leverages the strength of our award-winning Editorial staff at Buyouts Magazine, VCJ  and


PartnerConnect Texas will also feature our ExecConnect LP-GP meetings program where our skilled conference producers and proprietary software create pre-arranged meetings for you. These private 20-minute meetings have seen billions of dollars raised in over 11,000 meetings at our events.

2019 Keynote Speakers

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Download the 2019 white paper to read topics on:

  • Fresh Capital

  • Fundraising

  • Energy Secondaries

  • Renewable Energy Fund

  • Emerging Managers

Here are a selection of firms that have attended PartnerConnect Texas in 2019:

Aberdeen Standard Investments
Adi Family Office
Athena Group
Blennemann Family Investments
Cambridge Associates
Campton Private Equity Advisors
DuPont Capital Management
ECMC Group
Gatewood Capital Partners
HQ Capital
KStone Partners
Morgan Creek Capital Management
Neuberger Berman
Oregon State Treasury
RCP Advisors
Schroder Adveq Management
StepStone Global
TCU Endowment Investment
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Texas Municipal Retirement System
Tolleson Wealth Management
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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

Who Attends PartnerConnect Events?

Virtually every major Financial Sponsor and hundreds of LPs. Here are a sample of firms that have attended PartnerConnect events.

  • Harvard Management Company
  • College of the Holy Cross Endowment
  • QIC
  • Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • UPS Group Trust

For more information on who attends, please reach out to Andrew C. Yale at


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 Andrew C. Yale

Dinner by invitation only.

View Our 2019 Event Highlights

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


Anna Dayn

Dayn Advisors LLC

There is no better forum than a PartnerConnect conference to get the insider track on latest developments as well as best practices in the private equity indust…

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Mina Pacheco Nazemi


PartnerConnect is a great way to connect with as many GPs and LPs in private equity. It is an opportunity to meet new investors and reconnect with GPs to close…

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Doug Mellinger

Clarion Capital Partners, LLC

Over the last 4 years I have tried out most of the conferences that bring LP’s and GP’s together. The only one I still attend is PartnerConnect due to the consi…

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The ExecConnect Private Meeting Program:

  • Connects LPs actively looking to commit capital with GPs who are fundraising or seeking to build new LP relationships
  • Meetings are 20-min, private, and curated by conference directors based on detailed investor profiles
  • Over 11,000 LP-GP meetings facilitated to date, with 2700+ in 2018 alone
  • Billions of dollars raised with past commitments ranging from a few million dollars to larger checks as high as $100 million

If you’re an LP- ExecConnect gives you the opportunity to meet and screen new GP’s in a time-efficient, personalized manner. Instead of looking over spreadsheets and pitchbooks, you’re able to hand-pick a schedule of face to face meetings from a selection of 50-60 PE and VC fund managers of various sizes and strategies.

LPs who take three 20-min meetings, attend our event complimentary, as well as our LP dinners and workshops.

If you’re a GP- As a participant in our ExecConnect program, simply show up on-site, and you’ll have a roster of 1:1 LP meetings arranged through our proprietary match-making system. The LP’s who participate in ExecConnect are decision-makers at Pensions, Endowments, Foundations, Insurance Companies, Fund of Funds and more.

Each meeting is set-up based on the LPs interest in your firm and/or your firm’s strategy, ensuring that each meeting is productive.


Limited Partners attend our events complimentary, through taking a handful of meetings in the program.
For more information on attending as a qualified investor, please contact:
Grant Catton


General Partners raising capital have a variety of options to enter the meetings program.
For more information on ExecConnect packages and maximizing your participation, please contact:

Andrew C. Yale


General Partner Packages Includes:

  • Multiple passes
  • ExecConnect – Guaranteed LP meetings; ability to review and rank LP preferences
  • Branding
  • Speaking opportunities
  • VIP Dinner invitation
  • Other creative opportunities include: meeting space sponsorship


Hotel Information

Hilton Austin Hotel

500 East 4th St.

Austin , TX 78701



Discounted Rates: TBD
Phone Reservations:  +1-512-482-8000
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  +1-512-482-8000 and referencing the PEI LLC/ PartnerConnect Texas conference

Hilton Austin Hotel

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.


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.


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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