In association with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Building Value in the New Era of Private Equity and Venture Capital

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
University Club of Chicago
Chicago, IL

The worlds of private equity and venture capital are facing unprecedented changes on many levels. An influx of non-traditional investors, fewer potential targets, and anemic economic growth are all contributing to intense competition for returns. The formerly well-defined lines of fund categorization have begun to blur, and major industry shifts are requiring a rethinking of traditional capital structures and holding periods.

Given these momentous shifts in the private equity and venture capital landscape, the 2015 conference will explore the challenges of building value at both the fund and portfolio company level. The agenda will feature two keynote speakers as well as the following panel discussions:

  • General Partner Succession Planning
  • Responding to the Unexpected: Redefining Strategy Post-Investment
  • The Next Generation Limited Partner
  • VC Under Fire: Reflections on and Response to Recent Challenges
  • Silicon Valley Vs. the World: The Rise of New Entrepreneurial Hubs
  • Venture Investing in Hardware vs. Software


Featured Speakers

We are proud to announce Scott Dorsey and Paul Finnegan as our 2015 conference keynote speakers

Scott Dorsey ’99 Co-Founder ExactTarget

Paul Finnegan Co-CEO Madison Dearborn Partners

Contact Information

Please contact our conference co-chairs for further information regarding the 2015 conference: