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Private Equity Conference

Private Equity Conference


2021 Agenda – Coming Soon

2020 Agenda Below:

Time Event Topic/Speaker
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
10:00 – 10:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks Madhav Rajan – Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting, Chicago Booth

Ken O’Keefe, MBA ’93 – Founder, Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company

10:10 – 11:00 a.m. Opening Keynote Stu Porter, MBA ’94 – Founder and CEO, Denham Capital

Moderated by Kim Vender Moffat – Cofounder, First Women’s Bank; Managing Partner, Rosa Partners; Investor-in-Residence, Polsky Center

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Panels Rise of Alternative Investing
Sponsored by Chicago BoothFinding and Creating Value in a Highly Competitive Deal Market
Sponsored by Ropes & Gray
12:00 Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch Keynote Nikhil Thukral, MBA ’98 – Managing Partner, L Catterton

Moderated by Chris McGowan – Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth; General Partner, CJM Ventures; Investor-in-Residence, Polsky Center

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Panels Family Office Investing
Sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery 
Forging Your Own Path: Establishing a Private Equity Fund
Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Closing Keynote Paul Finnegan – Cofounder, Madison Dearborn Partners

Moderated by Steven Kaplan – Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Chicago Booth; Kessenich E.P Faculty Director, Polsky Center

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Reception

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