2023 McGuireWoods Independent Sponsor Conference

October 3-4, 2023

Fairmont Dallas
1717 N. Akard St.
Dallas, TX 75201

We are excited to announce that registration for our sixth annual Independent Sponsor Conference in Dallas is now open. Join independent sponsors and capital providers from around the globe as they gather for two days to build community, share insights and expand deal networks.

Due to last year’s record-breaking numbers (more than 1,050 registrants and 4,000 speed-networking meetings), we are excited to announce our move to the Fairmont Dallas — enabling continued growth of the nation’s largest independent sponsor conference/community and expansion of the can’t-miss speed-networking event to include additional times on day two.

In addition, hear from speakers during informative panel sessions and participate in lunches, happy hours and other networking opportunities. Registrants will be able to review the attendee list before the event and will have access to the conference website and mobile app.

Schedule At a Glance

Day One – Oct. 3

  • Registration – 7:30 a.m.
  • 1:1 Speed Networking – 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Black Professionals in PE and Finance Reception – 4 p.m.
  • Welcome Reception – 5 p.m.  

Day Two – Oct. 4

  • Women in PE and Finance Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
  • Registration/Breakfast for all attendees – 7:30 a.m.  
  • General session followed by breakout sessions – 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • State of the Market for Independent Sponsor-Led M&A
    • Finding Capital in a Challenging Market
    • Structuring Appropriate Credit Alternatives in the “New Normal”
    • Finding and Winning Actionable M&A Deals in 2023
    • Enhancing Portfolio Company Value and Maximizing Value at Exit
    • How to Succeed as an Independent Sponsor in a More Selective Market
    • Raising a Committed Fund: Considerations, Pitfalls and Alternatives
  • Lunch for all attendees – 12 p.m.
  • 1:1 Speed Networking – 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Closing Reception – 4:30 p.m.

Who Should Attend

Independent sponsors; family offices; private equity funds; other alternative investors; senior, unitranche and mezzanine lenders; and pensions and endowments. (We welcome and would include under the heading of “independent sponsor” any funds or family offices sponsoring transactions on a deal-by-deal basis and seeking capital connections.)

*Please note this conference is only open to independent sponsors and capital providers.

Registration Pricing

$450 per attendee

Hotel Accommodations

The room block at The Fairmont and JW Marriott have been filled, and no additional rooms are available for the dates of the conference. 

For a list of preferred hotels conveniently located near the conference, please see below:

W Hotel Victory
HALL Arts Hotel Dallas

Hotel ZaZa

The Joule

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