Conference Materials

2021 McGuireWoods Independent Sponsor Conference

October 19 - 20, 2021
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, TX


For a detailed agenda, please see here.


Wednesday, October 20 – Panels
 

Results of our 2021 Deal Survey of Independent Sponsor Transaction Terms

Jeffrey Brooker, Partner, McGuireWoods
Greg Hawver, Partner, McGuireWoods

Impact of the Pandemic on Independent Sponsor Transactions

Mike Becker, Plexus Capital
James Illikman, Peninsula Capital Partners
Grant Kornman, NCK Capital
Timothy M. Laczkowski, Altacrest Capital
Jonathan Saltzman, Torque Capital Group
David McLean, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

Building a Bridge from Independent Sponsor to Committed Fund and in Between

Nathan Chandrasekaran, Columbia River Partners
Justin Crane, Ceiba Capital Partners
John Huhn, Compass Group Equity Partners
Geoff Nattans, CCP Capital
Elizabeth Weindruch, Barings
Geoff Cockrell, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

Views from the Capital Providers – Recommendations for a Successful Partnership

Vladimir Andonov, Martis Capital
Ron Baker, Cadence Bank
Jeff Ennis, Ocean Avenue Capital Partners
Jay Fuquay, Trinity Private Equity Group
John Kim, New State Capital Partners
Richard Grant, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

Best Practices for a Successful Capital Raising Process

Neel Bhargava, NB Group Investors
Michael Lonergan, Georgia Oak Partners
Matthew Pettit, Seven Hills Capital
Greg Robinson, RLG Capital
Jennifer Stewart, JStar Holdings
Jon Finger, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

What Do Capital Partners Look for in an Independent Sponsor

Christian Albert, Bowside Capital
Whit Matthews, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Jeff Sangalis, ORIX Private Equity Solutions
Renny Sie, Boyne Capital
Eric Taylor, Trident
Rebecca Brophy, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

What I Wish I Knew Before My First Deal as an Independent Sponsor
Debo Adesina, Albaron Partners
Rob Bauer, Bassett Creek Capital
Thomas Ince, LP First Capital
Ernest Lyles, The HiGro Group
Michael Shein, Chartwell Investments
Benjamin Hantz, Associate, McGuireWoods (moderator)

Advice for Partnering with a Family Office
Brad Batten, Zwick Partners
Matthew Kaufman, Validor Capital
Craig Payne, Olympus Ventures
Mike Robertson, SageLink Capital
Chris Sullivan, Landon Capital Partners
J.D. Costa, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

Utilizing the Secondary Market for Independent Sponsors 
Paul Cohn, Tail End Capital Partners
Patrick Dussault, Namakor Holdings
Joncarlo Mark, Upwelling Capital Group
Raj Patel, RCP Advisors
Truls Porter, Origami Capital Partners
Tom Zahn, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

Recommendations when Partnering with an Investor Providing Equity and Debt Capital
Nick Barker, Longhouse Partners
Matt Harnett, Tecum Capital
Brett Hickey, Star Mountain Capital
Mark Tedford, Valley Ridge Investment Partners
Ben Yarbrough, Merit Capital Partners
Anne Croteau, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

 
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