2021 McGuireWoods Independent Sponsor Conference

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

General Schedule
Tuesday, October 19
7:30 a.m. Registration
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Speed Networking (beverages and light snacks will be provided)
4:30 p.m. Black Professionals in Private Equity & Finance Cocktail Reception
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Wednesday, October 20  
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast
Women in Private Equity & Finance Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. General Session, Networking, Lunch and Breakout Sessions  
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Closing Cocktail Reception
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)

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
Craig Payne, Olympus Ventures
Karan Rai, ASGARD Partners & Co.
Mike Robertson, SageLink Capital
Chris Sullivan, Landon Capital Partners
J.D. Costa, 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)
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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