2022 McGuireWoods Independent Sponsor Conference

October 25-26, 2022

Event Venue

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

General Schedule

Tuesday, October 25
8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.     Speed Networking and Welcome Receptions
Wednesday, October 26  
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.    Women in Private Equity & Finance Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    Breakfast, networking, breakout sessions and tracks   
4:30 p.m.                      Closing Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, October 26 – Panels

Selecting and Building the Desired Infrastructure for an Independent Sponsor Firm
Kenneth Ali, Rock Gate Partners
Neel Bhargava, NB Group Investors
Thomas Ince, LP First Capital
Michael Lonergan, Georgia Oak Partners
Matthew Pettit, Seven Hills Capital
Clare Lewis, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

Benefits and Considerations when Two Independent Sponsors Co-Sponsor a Deal
Erik Ginsberg, Slate Capital Group
Neal Doshi, M3 Capital Partners
Desmond Henry, DBHCAP
Greg Robinson, RLG Capital
Doug Song, Prodos Capital
Greg Hawver, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

Governance Terms Between Independent Sponsor and Capital Provider
Drew Bagot, Serata Capital Partners
Nathan Chandrasekaran, Columbia River Partners
James Illikman, Peninsula Capital Partners
Rob Nagle, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Jeff Sangalis, ORIX Private Equity Solutions
Mark Tedford, Valley Ridge Investment Partners
Richard Grant, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

Innovative Approaches to DE&I
Marilyn Adler, Mizzen Capital
Mary Hunt, RCP Advisors
Ryan Ochs, Lafayette Square
Carr Preston, Akoya Capital
Gerald Thomas, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)
Amber Walsh, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator) 

How to Build Relationships with Capital Partners in Advance of an Actionable Deal
Christopher Barbier, Siguler Guff & Company
Grant Kornman, NCK Capital
Ernie Lyles, The HiGro Group
Jay Reynolds, Gemspring Capital
Sam Snyder, Greyrock Capital Group
Jeffrey Brooker, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator) 

Navigating Supply Chain Issues, Rising Interest Rates and Other Challenges
Tanner Ainge, Banner Ventures
Michael Becker, Plexus Capital
Max Perdue, Caprice Capital Partners
Nick Russell, Tuckerman Capital
J.D. Costa, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

How to Differentiate Yourself with a Target as an Independent Sponsor
Vinay Bachireddy, Weave Growth Partners
Scott Fisher, Pleasant Bay Capital Partners
Franklin Foster, Essex Bay Capital
Matthew Kaufman, Validor Capital
Mike Robertson, SageLink Capital
Eric Taylor, Trident
Rebecca Brophy, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

How to Work with Family Offices as an Independent Sponsor
Christian Cantalupo, ASGARD Partners & Co.
David Fang, Unity Hunt
Jenny Flandina, Equity Group Investments
Mike Shein, Chartwell Investments
Chris Sullivan, Landon Capital Partners
Berkeley Horne, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

State of the Credit Markets and Nuances with Different Types of Lenders
Meredith Carter, Edge Capital Lending
Tom Harbin, Source Capital
Matt Harnett, Tecum Capital
Brian Seville, MGG Investment Group
Andrew Widmer, Cadence Bank
Penny Zacharias, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)


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