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The Women's Private Equity Summit   November 6-7, 2014 - Midtown Manhattan, New York City
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Sponsors & Partners

From the Producers of
The Women's Private Equity Summit
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Platinum Sponsor:

Lowenstein Sandler

Lowenstein Sandler is a nationally recognized full-service law firm with offices in New York, New Jersey and California. Our commitment to our clients is demonstrated through our client-centered, service-oriented culture. Our lawyers provide a hands-on approach, with a focus on institutional knowledge and value. Regardless of the transaction or matter, understanding our clients' needs and helping them to achieve successful outcomes are at the core of what we do.

Our investment management practice is distinguished, above all, for our broad and sophisticated client base, integrated nature of practice and focus on client service. From hedge and private equity fund formation and structuring to distressed investment and capital markets litigation, and everything in between, we provide an integrated, unified approach, capable of handling the needs of a variety of asset classes under a single umbrella.

We are consistently recognized as having leading investment management, litigation and bankruptcy practices, including by Best Law Firms, published by U.S. News and Best Lawyers; The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business; and The Legal 500. Our deep industry knowledge, entrepreneurial drive and commitment to our clients, communities and colleagues have made us a trusted partner for the world's leading managers and investors.

At Lowenstein Sandler — We're all about you.™

Gold Sponsor:

Coller Capital

Coller Capital, founded in 1990, is the leading global investor in private equity 'secondaries' – the acquisition of positions in private equity funds from the original investors and of portfolios of companies from corporate or institutional owners. From its offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, the firm makes investments all round the world, committing from $1 million to $1 billion-plus to individual transactions. Between them, Coller Capital-advised secondaries funds have interests in over 300 primary-market funds and 2,500 private companies worldwide.

In July 2012, Coller Capital closed its sixth fund, Coller International Partners VI, with capital commitments of $5.5 billion from almost 200 of the world's leading institutional investors.

In 2013, Coller Capital won Financial News' European Secondaries Firm of the Year award, while in 2012, Real Deals named the firm Secondaries House of the Year. In 2011, Coller Capital won Private Equity International's Secondaries Firm of the Year award for the 8th successive year.

For more information about Coller Capital, visit the firm's web site at:

Silver Sponsors:


KPMG's Alternative Investments Practice
Global resources.
Local team.

Around the globe, KPMG member firms have more than 3,000 professionals in 60 international jurisdictions serving investment funds. Our worldwide Alternative Investment member firm network is comprised of more than 2,000 Audit, Tax, and Advisory professionals, including 200 partners, who focus on serving alternative funds and their sponsors in all of the significant industry locations. For more information on how KPMG can help you achieve your business objectives in alternative investments, please contact:

Al Fichera, National Partner-in-Charge, Alternative Investments – Audit,
Chuck Walker, National Partner-in-Charge, Alternative Investments – Tax,
Marc Moyers, National Sector Leader, Private Equity,
Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, Alternative Investments,

Landmark Partners

Landmark is a private equity and real estate investment company specializing in secondary funds. Formed in 1989, the firm has one of the longest track records in the industry and is a leading source of liquidity to owners of interests in venture, mezzanine, buyout, and real estate limited partnerships. Landmark is headquartered in Simsbury, Connecticut, and has offices in Boston, Massachusetts, New York, New York and London, England.

Landmark has formed 29 funds focused primarily on venture capital, buyout, mezzanine and real estate partnership investing over the last 23 years. These funds have been capitalized at $10.0 billion of which $7.7 billion has been invested or committed through in excess of 400 transactions. To date, these funds have generated $8.7 billion of liquidity.

The Landmark team includes 63 professionals and support staff experienced in all phases of investment origination, analysis, portfolio management, accounting, and reporting. The firm's competitive advantage in deal origination, structuring, and negotiation comes from having acquired more than 1,400 partnership interests that comprise over 15,000 underlying company and property investments. Landmark's team brings the philosophy, the process, and the knowledge to successfully execute sophisticated investment strategies. Our name, 'Landmark,' signifies the many historical firsts our firm has achieved in the private equity and real estate investment arena.


App X

App-X is the leading provider of flexible, web-based software solutions for Alternative Asset Fund Managers, Institutional Investors, and Impact Investors.

Since 2006, Application Experts (App-X) has worked with a wide variety of leading organizations in the Alternative Asset community including fund managers, funds of funds, institutional investors, and impact investors. Subsequently, we have developed a unique, holistic perspective on the Alternative Asset industry.

At App-X, not only do we understand technology, but we understand your business and specifically where technology and fund management intersect. Add in the experience we've gained implementing and supporting software for hundreds of organizations. The result is continually-evolving, custom-tailored software that improves efficiency, helps manage data, and sets our clients apart from their competitors.

Educational Partners:


A network of innovation practitioners and venture capitalists globally, Kauffman Fellows operates at 330 venture capital, corporate, government, and university investment organizations in 50+ countries, collectively investing $100 billion in innovation capital. Commencing each summer, the latest class of 35 Kauffman Fellows engage in a practical 24-month apprenticeship that includes quarterly sessions in Palo Alto, California, field research projects, mentoring and coaching, and industry and regional events. During the fellowship, Kauffman Fellows work full-time at venture firms or related organizations committed to building innovative, high-growth companies.

Inspired by Ewing Marion Kauffman and his legacy of shared ownership, accountability, and experimentation, we measure success in enduring new businesses that generate long-term returns for principals, investors, and society as a whole.

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Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1963 that provides superior educational and career programs to young people from underserved communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success.

Its newest initiative, the SEO Alternative Investments program, provides education, exposure, training and mentoring opportunities to talented professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investments sector. Core components include a ten-month Fellowship program that strengthens young analysts as candidates for positions in private equity, and an annual Alternative Investments Conference that promotes diversity by providing a day of education, access and career development for experienced professionals who are underrepresented in the industry. The conference includes panel discussions and networking activities with sector leaders, limited partners and fund managers.

SEO Scholars is a rigorous year-round, out-of-school academic program that prepares motivated low-income public high school students to get to and through America's competitive colleges and universities. SEO Career recruits and trains outstanding college students of color for summer internships that lead to full-time jobs with investment banks, corporate law firms and other leading global companies.


The Toigo Foundation is committed to ethical leadership and broader diversity of thought and experience in business. Toigo's Fellowship and Institute initiatives support the advancement of individuals, institutions and industry. Toigo's MBA Fellowship promotes a framework of academic excellence, ethical leadership and social responsibility that provides aspiring minority students with a strong entrée into finance and finance firms with multi-cultural talent poised for leadership.

The Toigo Institute for Leadership Excellence Advancement & Diversity fosters a leadership model that capitalizes on diverse, multi-cultural perspectives and enriches individual, institutional and industry performance.

Collaborative Partner:


The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), comprised of more than 440 member firms, is the premier trade association that represents the U.S. venture capital industry. NVCA's mission is to foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital to the U.S. economy, and support entrepreneurial activity and innovation. The NVCA represents the public policy interests of the venture capital community, strives to maintain high professional standards, provides reliable industry data, sponsors professional development, and facilitates interaction among its members. Learn more at

Supporting Associations:

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) is an independent, global membership association whose mission is to catalyze the development of private equity and venture capital industries in emerging markets. EMPEA's 300+ member firms share the belief that private equity can provide superior returns to investors, while creating significant value for companies, economies and communities in emerging markets. Our members, representing nearly 60 countries and more than US$1 trillion in assets under management, include the leading institutional investors and private equity and venture capital fund managers across developing and developed markets. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @EMPEA


The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) is a 501(c)(6) trade association representing women and diverse alternative asset managers whose investment strategies focus on mid-market opportunities. Founded in 1970, NAIC firms invest in venture (early stage/later stage) and private equity (growth/buyout/mezzanine/distressed/secondary funds). NAIC firms generate significant returns for institutional investors and shareholders by investing in and transforming privately held businesses in global emerging markets as well as the $6 trillion diverse U.S. domestic market. For more information, visit:

Media Partners:

ACG Inter Growth

ACG's 14,000 members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as from law, accounting, investment banking and other firms that provide advisory services. Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 58 chapters. Learn more at ACG drives middle-market growth. Learn how at

Albourne Village

Albourne Village, a virtual hedge fund community with over 80,000 active residents, is a free and independent website for anyone interested in alternative investments. It incorporates a virtual pub and library to exchange news, views and IP, a job centre, conference centre and School. The Village is also home to a vast number of established industry contacts.

Don't just join the Village, be the Village.

Bloomberg Brief

Published either daily or weekly (depending on the title), the 19 Bloomberg BRIEF newsletters pull together the reporting, insight and analysis of senior editorial staff and dedicated economists to help you stay informed and ready for your daily business needs. They offer cutting-edge access to proprietary Bloomberg data and breaking stories that move markets. For more information or a free trial visit

Debt Wire

Debtwire is the most comprehensive provider of actionable intelligence and research on fixed income markets across the globe. With a team of expert fixed income journalists and analysts stationed worldwide, Debtwire offers unparalleled coverage of companies in the high-yield, distressed debt and leveraged loan arenas, leading the market and mainstream media with its real-time updates on capital raises, ongoing restructurings and post-restructuring situations. This actionable intelligence enables professionals in the investment, trading and advisory communities to stay ahead of competitors and uncover new business opportunities. Debtwire is part of The Mergermarket Group, a Financial Times Group company. Visit

Dow Jones Private Markets

Dow Jones & Co. ( is a News Corp. company ( (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and a leading provider of global news and business information. Its principal products include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Barron's and MarketWatch. Dow Jones helps general partners, limited partners, corporations and service providers capitalize on opportunities and monitor challenges in global private equity and venture capital. Our publications and databases feature the industry's most comprehensive, credible reporting, research and analysis – and offer accurate insight into what's driving fund-raising, investment and performance worldwide. Core products include LP Source and VentureSource, as well as the highly-respected publications Private Equity Analyst, VentureWire, Daily Bankruptcy Review and LBO Wire.


Eurekahedge is the world's largest independent data provider and research house focusing on alternative investments. We are headquartered in Singapore and have representative offices in New York and London. We maintain coverage on over 26,000 alternative funds globally. Our global alternative research covers hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity funds, Islamic funds, real estate funds, long-only absolute return funds and enhanced equity funds (130/30) and socially responsible investment funds (SRI).

For more information, please contact us at or +65 6212 0925 (Head Office – Singapore) or visit Also, you are able to reach us through our US Office lines at either +1 646-710-4898 or +1 646-710-4899

hedge connection

Hedge Connection has been helping managers and investors through web-based research, events and advisory work since 2005. Hedge Connection is the first and only internet- based platform that offers hedge funds direct access to a membership of "opt-in" qualified active hedge fund allocators. Investor members join for free and gain access to detailed information on hedge fund members. All members receive invitations to member's only events and partner discounts. Learn more and Join the Club at at

Hedge Fund Alert

Every week, Hedge Fund Alert delivers the early intelligence you need to anticipate money-making openings in the fund-management arena. The newsletter tells you what tight-lipped fund managers don't want you to know. It also uncovers the secret moves of investors and other industry players. Visit

Limited Partner

Limited Partner, is a quarterly magazine aimed at exploring the crucial role of institutional investors in private equity funds, and the interconnect between these LPs and the fund managers they support. Published by AltAssets, the magazine is targeted at the individuals and organizations that provide the essential capital that fuels global private equity activity. Written with the LP perspective in mind, we aim to shed light on what can often seem an under-served area in terms of objective news, views and insights. Already used by over 100,000 professionals each month, in over 150 countries, AltAssets provides the latest breaking news, with a greater focus on the stories that matter and exclusive updates on the key issues facing professionals across the investor spectrum.


mergermarket is a business development tool designed specifically for the M&A sector. With more than 300 financial journalists stationed in 65+ locations throughout the world, mergermarket provides proprietary intelligence and analysis on corporate strategy before that strategy becomes public knowledge. As a result, readers receive a six- to 24-month window of opportunity to source new business and leverage origination opportunities. The only M&A tool to offer active intelligence on potential transactions, mergermarket also provides historical data to analyze past deals through its Deals Database. This global library of past M&A transactions contains fully sourced financials and deal multiples, offering subscribers the opportunity to identify trends and discover deal patterns in specific regions or sectors. mergermarket is part of The Mergermarket Group, a division of the Financial Times Group. The FT Group is a division of Pearson plc, the international media group Visit


Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 130 staff based in New York, London, Singapore and Silicon Valley serving over 10,000 customers in 72 countries.

Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity, real estate, infrastructure and hedge fund industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin's services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press. For more information, Follow us on Find us on LinkedIn:

Real Estate Alert

Every week, Real Estate Alert delivers the latest news on major commercial-property offerings, market gossip and dealmakers' secret strategies. The newsletter gives you the intelligence you need to spot the market's latest risks and opportunities. See for yourself – visit

Venture Capital Journal

Thomson Reuters is the worldwide leader in data, news, and analysis within the private equity and venture capital markets. The Private Markets Platform gives you access to all the intelligence, data and analysis we have to offer in one convenient package including all current content from Buyouts and Venture Capital Journal; news, commentary and community from peHUB; data and benchmarking snapshots from Thomson ONE Private Equity; an archive of more than 100,000 articles, the largest in the world. For more information contact Greg Winterton at