BPOC Private Equity Conference

BPOC Private Equity Conference

20th ANNUAL BPOC PRIVATE EQUITY CONFERENCE //

“The Current Alternative Investing Climate: From Venture to Mega Funds”

Friday, March 5, 2021
Register here.

The BPOC Private Equity Conference, hosted by the Chicago Booth Private Equity Group and the Polsky Center, is an annual event that brings together investors, students, and entrepreneurs to network and share insights into the dynamics of investing in a constantly changing economy. The conference builds on Booth’s tradition of bold and thoughtful conversation to provide private equity practitioners with knowledge from both industry and academia that would be hard to find in any other setting.

The 2021 Private Equity Conference will feature keynote speakers Johannes Huth, MBA ’86, Partner and Head of KKR EMEA; Tony Davis, MBA ’98, President, Managing Partner, Cofounder, Linden Capital Partners; and Chelsea Stoner, MBA ’03, General Partner, Battery Ventures. This year’s conference will be hosted through the Hopin platform. Access to this platform will be provided to paid attendees following their registration.

// Agenda (All times are CST)

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Introductory Remarks – vMix

  • PEG Co-Chairs: Najib Jai, MD/MBA ’21 and Matt Matosian, MBA ’21
  • Starr Marcello, MA ’04, MBA ’17, Deputy Dean for MBA Programs, Chicago Booth
  • Troy Phillips, Partner, BPOC

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. – Opening Keynote – vMix

  • Johannes Huth, MBA ’86, Partner and Head of KKR EMEA
  • Moderated by: Steve Kaplan, Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Chicago Booth; Kessenich E.P. Faculty Director, Polsky Center

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Networking Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Concurrent Panels on Hopin

Current State of Private Equity – Sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery

  • Stephanie McCann – Partner, MWE (Moderator)
  • John McCann – Managing Director, Leveraged Finance Capital Markets, BMO
  • Shannon Fritz – Senior Managing Director, Antares Capital
  • Don Gerne – Managing Director, Gemspring Capital
  • Thomas Chadwick – Principal, Pritzker Private Capital

Issues in Complex Buyouts – Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis

  • Michael Marcus – Co-Head of North America, Global Asset Managers, Citi (Moderator)
  • Alex Chi – Partner in the Asset Management Division and Head of the Private Credit Group in the Americas, Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Lauren Mulholland – Partner, MiddleGround Capital
  • Joseph Robbins – Managing Director – Industrials, Bain Capital Private Equity
  • Michael Teplitsky – Managing Director, Wynnchurch Capital
  • Jordan Tongalson – Managing Director, Littlejohn & Co.

Trends & Investments in Fintech – Sponsored by Ropes & Gray

  • Martin Ruhaak – Partner, Ropes & Gray (Moderator)
  • AJ Rhode, MBA ’10 – Senior Partner, Thoma Bravo
  • Dominic Hood, MBA ’14 – Managing Director, Flexpoint Ford
  • Ethan Wang, MBA ’14 – Cofounder, Partner, BharCap Partners

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. – Networking Break

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch Keynote – vMix

  • Tony Davis, MBA ’98, President, Managing Partner, Cofounder, Linden Capital Partners
  • Moderated by: Chris McGowan, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth; Managing Director, CJM Ventures; Investor-in-Residence, Polsky Center

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Networking Break

1:30 – 2:15 pm. – Some Thoughts on PE During the Pandemic – Research Presentation – Private Equity and COVID-19 – vMix

  • Steve Kaplan, Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Chicago Booth; Kessenich E.P. Faculty Director, Polsky Center

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Networking Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. – Closing Keynote – vMix

  • Chelsea Stoner, MBA ’03, General Partner, Battery Ventures
  • Moderated by: Kim Vender Moffat, Managing Partner, Rosa Partners; Cofounder, First Women’s Bank; Investor-in-Residence, Polsky Center

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks – vMix

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – A virtual networking hour will be facilitated through the conference platform, Hopin.

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