Conference Overview


Jon Finger
Jon W. Finger
T: +1 214 932 6404

Bradley S Austin
Bradley S. Austin
T: +1 704 373 8992

Geoffrey C Cockrell
Geoffrey C. Cockrell
T: +1 312 849 8272

Richard S Grant
Richard S. Grant
T: +1 310 315 8234

David McLean
David P. McLean 

T: +1 214 932 6401

Akash Sethi
Akash D. Sethi
T: +1 214 932 6402

Thomas Zahn
Thomas E. Zahn

T: +1 412 667 7906

For more information,
please contact:

Amy Norris
T: +1 704 343 2228

2018 Independent Sponsor Conference

October 2-3, 2018

The Ritz-Carlton
2121 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX USA, 75201

Presented by McGuireWoods LLP

Registration will be available closer to the event date. For questions, please contact Amy Norris at .

This conference is limited to independent sponsors and capital providers. Our programs are intended for the benefit of our clients and contacts and we reserve the right to refuse any registration at our sole discretion.

Every day, countless dealmakers buy and build companies on a deal-by-deal basis, without access to a pool of committed capital. Rather, these “independent sponsors” leverage their network to compile a capital stack provided by other investors and lenders to close the deal. This fall, join us for a full-day program discussing doing deals with independent sponsors and best practices for getting the deal done. The conference will provide dedicated networking spaces and times, and will be followed by a cocktail reception for attendees.

Who Should Attend

  • Independent Sponsors 
  • Family Offices, Institutions and Endowments 
  • Private Equity Funds 
  • Senior, Unitranche and Mezzanine Lenders

Transactions with Independent Sponsors – Market Survey

As the prevalence of independent sponsors continues to contribute to robust acquisition activity, the “market” for deal terms continues to evolve. As a participant in the lower middle market, we would very much appreciate your input on our annual survey. Respondents will have early access to our analysis of the responses and we will present selected portions at our conference in October, in advance of our white paper with complete analysis. Any individual responses will be kept confidential and we thank you for your contribution to this important endeavor.

Click to access survey