May 19th, 2015 at 8:00 am


About The Conference

Independent sponsors are one of the hottest topics on the U.S. private equity scene, and interest is growing exponentially. As many investors become disillusioned with the traditional private equity model, independent sponsors are gaining favor. They offer more option value, control and discretion, have shorter lock-in periods, and the flexibility to make investment decisions on a deal-by-deal basis. The growing level of investor demand is drawing droves of professionals into the independent sponsor marketplace. iGlobal Forum’s Independent Sponsors Summit is both a deal-sourcing and educational forum, where independent sponsors and capital sources can establish relationships and evaluate the potential for future business endeavors. New market entrants will benefit from the experience and insights of their peers; and established players will acquire valuable new contacts to generate fresh dealflow. The summit will bring together exclusively senior-level representatives from: independent sponsors, private equity firms, family offices, hedge funds, BDCs, SBICs, mezzanine lenders, senior lenders, pension funds, endowments, M&A Intermediaries, accounting firms, law firms, and brokers.

Key Topics Covered

  • The pros and cons of setting up a deal-by-deal structure in a slow-growth, high valuation, and rising interest rate economy
  • Creative differentiation strategies for independent sponsors
  • How to continually generate new dealflow in all market cycles
  • The relative advantages of working with private equity firms vs. family offices and other investors
  • What economics independent sponsors receive for finding and structuring deals
  • Getting your governance and deal structure right
  • How to handle regulatory uncertainty regarding broker-dealer fees and mitigate your risk            

Network With Leading

  • Independent sponsors
  • Private equity firms
  • Family offices
  • Hedge funds
  • BDCs & SBIC's
  • Mezzanine lenders
  • Senior lenders
  • Pension funds & Endowments
  • M&A intermediaries
  • Accounting firms
  • Law firms & Brokers


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