The 14th Annual PartnerConnect West conference on September 22– 23 will welcome 250+ LPs, VCs and Growth Equity Managers for targeted networking and educational sessions focused on the most pressing trends in the venture and growth space.

PartnerConnect West will also feature our ExecConnect meetings program, where LPs and GPs meet for one-on-one, 20-minute meetings that are pre-arranged by our conference producers and proprietary match-making system.

The carefully curated 2019 agenda discussed following:

  • How GPs are finding the next home run investment
  • How growth equity is evolving and its impact on the venture and private equity landscape?
  • How to set up a direct co-investment program
  • How to move from being an independent sponsor to a captive fund
  • Creative ways to entice LPs into your fund
  • What opportunities exist for minority & women-led private equity firms
  • Where we are in the cycle and will the bull market continue, or should we prepare for a downturn?
  • Leveraged loans: Trends to optimize the capital structure
  • Robotics, space, drones and AI: Venture capitalists discuss which frontier markets are ripe today and what will be hot tomorrow?
  • How to Keep Your LP Investors Happy

2019 Keynote Speakers

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

Argand Partners
Bluffview Energy Capital
CDIB Capital
Capital Dynamics
Guggenheim Partners
Hamilton Lane
Luminate Capital
Northleaf Capital Partners
Privos Capital
RCP Advisors
Supernode Ventures
Trive Capital
Twin Bridge Capital Partners
UpHonest Capital
Venture Investment Associates
Vista Ridge Capital Partners

Download the 2019 white paper to read topics on:

  • Fund Managers

  • Healthcare Technology

  • Venture Capitalist

  • CVC Programs

ExecConnect Meetings With LPs

Now celebrating our seventh year of our ExecConnect Private Meeting Program, we are proud to say we’ve arranged over 10,000 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. For more information click here.

LP Dinner

LPs who take part in ExecConnect are invited to join our LP Dinner after the event. This limited event is a forum for LPs to network and share best practices with other institutional investors.

Seating is limited, so RSVP to Grant Catton at gcatton@buyoutsinsider.com.

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SEE WHAT OUR 2019 ATTENDEES HAD TO SAY

Mina Pacheco Nazemi

Barings

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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Lester Duke

Atlantic Trust

PartnerConnect’s ExecConnect program is a mutually beneficial service to both the LP and GP communities by helping each party make initial contact, screen…

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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 and Buyouts Insi…

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2020 speakers coming soon

Interested in speaking at the 2020 Forum?

Please contact Daniel Weinstein at dweinstein@buyoutsinsider.com or +1 646 356 4534.

2020 speakers coming soon

Interested in speaking at the 2020 Forum?

Please contact Daniel Weinstein at dweinstein@buyoutsinsider.com or +1 646 356 4534.

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), 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.

FUND MANAGERS

Count on PartnerConnect to Introduce You to Your Next Investor

If you’re interested in raising funds then you don’t want to miss the opportunity to meet with our LPs privately at one of our PartnerConnect events through our ExecConnect private meeting program. With ExecConnect, you can maximize your time by letting us handle the introductions.

Here’s How it Works:

  • Contact Kevin McCaffrey at AYale@buyoutsinsider.com, who can get you set up with an ExecConnect profile and explain next steps on LP meetings.
  • Institutional Investors review profiles of all GPs and prioritize those whom they are interested in meeting.
  • We arrange private one-on-one meetings at our PartnerConnect events with LPs who have indicated an interest in your firm.

More than 11,000 meetings have been arranged between PE/VC Fund Managers & Institutional Investors since the start of ExecConnect 9 years ago, with $1B plus in confirmed commitments from LPs who first met GPs at our events.

Avoid the inconvenience of putting time, energy, and significant money into searching for prospective investors. Enrollment in ExecConnect guarantees to place you in front of pension plans, foundations, endowments, and fund of funds, all of whom are looking to place capital specifically into private equity funds.

 

INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS

There’s not a more efficient way to make in-person connections with fund managers than at PartnerConnect

What is the PartnerConnect Institutional Investor Pass?

PartnerConnect offers qualified investors the opportunity to attend our events free of charge, with a complimentary Institutional Investor Pass. To be considered, you must be a qualified investor or advisor who allocates capital to alternative asset managers or advises institutional investors to make such commitments.

Here’s What You Can Do with the Institutional Investor Pass:

  • Attend our events free of charge, taking advantage of all conference sessions
  • Sift through scores of GPs in the PE, venture, real estate, and growth equity spaces, and pick the meetings that you want, which we schedule for you.
  • Attend any post event workshops
  • Bring a colleague for free
  • Network with other institutional investors during a private dinner, usually at a 5-star restaurant or special venue

Avoid the inconvenience of putting time, energy, and significant money into searching for prospective fund managers. Enrollment in ExecConnect guarantees to place you in front of the managers you want in a quick and efficient manner. For more information, please contact our LP relationship manager, Grant Catton, at gcatton@buyoutsinsider.com

Requirements of an Institutional Investor Pass:

In exchange for all the benefits listed above, we ask that you participate in our ExecConnect private meeting program, which enables you to meet directly with fund managers whose investment goals match yours. These meetings are pre-arranged by conference organizers, and you get to choose the firms you meet with for focused, efficient networking. We ask that you take at least 3 meetings with managers.

DEALMAKERS & SERVICE PROVIDERS

Shake Hands With 150+ Financial Sponsors at Each of Our PartnerConnect Events

Our events are designed with bankers, lenders and service providers squarely in the middle of all of the action at our PartnerConnect events throughout the year. Unlike most competing events, our attendee rosters are typically 90% or more comprised of limited partners and fund managers, which means a strikingly low amount of service providers. Your ticket includes first rate networking with senior decision makers at private market funds (PE, VC, Real Estate and more), as well as limited partners who back them. Group passes and discounts are available. Bankers and lenders also receive a complimentary pass to our well-known Deal Makers’ Dinner, alongside PE firms on the middle night of the conference. For service providers a select few passes are available through dinner sponsorship.

Standard Rates
Fund Managers – $3,000
Independent Sponsors – $1,500
Service Providers – $3,300
LPs/Family Offices – Complimentary

The ExecConnect Deadline for this event is September 6, 2019.
After this date we cannot guarantee LP-GP one-on-one meetings.

GROUP PRICING FOR FUND MANAGERS:
Contact Andrew Yale via email at AYale@buyoutsinsider.com or via telephone on +1 (646) 989-8025.
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

GROUP PRICING FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS:
Contact Lawrence Dvorchik at 908-601-3166 or Lawrence.D@peimedia.com for more information.

COMPLIMENTARY LIMITED PARTNERS / FAMILY OFFICES
Contact Grant Catton at 646-321-4864 or gcatton@buyoutsinsider.com for more information.

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.

PartnerConnect 2019 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.

2019 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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