Sponsors & Partners
From the Producers of
The Women's Private Equity Summit
Thank you to our 2012 Sponsors and Partners!
Lowenstein Sandler is home to one of the leading Investment Management practices in the United States. We provide a full range of legal services to leading hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, and other pooled investment vehicles as well as investment advisers, broker-dealers and other financial market participants. Our worldwide clientele includes more than 200 domestic and international investment funds, with assets under management ranging from $100 million to more than $25 billion.
Lowenstein Sandler was selected as one of the preeminent law firms in the United States for its representation of hedge funds and other private funds (2011 and 2010) and for its derivatives/private equity work (2011) by Best Law Firms, published by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. Lowenstein Sandler's attorneys are widely-recognized for their innovative solutions and dedication to client service, many of whom have been featured in "best of" legal publications. Recognized for its experience, innovative solutions and dedication to client service, Lowenstein Sandler is the counsel of choice for the alternative investment community.
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 more than 200 of the world's leading institutional investors.
In 2011, Coller Capital won Private Equity International's Secondaries Firm of the Year award for the 8th successive year, and in 2012 Real Deals named the firm Secondaries House of the Year.
For more information about Coller Capital, visit the firm's web site at: www.collercapital.com
Thank you to our 2012 Media Partners!
Official Style Partner:
KAL RIEMAN, Inc. is a New York-based women's ready-to-wear collection, designed and tailored for successful, cultured women. Made in the USA, styles are sold in select retail boutiques and directly to private clients, focusing on women who seek unique and original wardrobe essentials grounded in classics.
The company distinguishes itself from competitors with foundational, suit separates and designs that are at once timeless and fashion forward. Founded in 2009 with a small capsule collection, KAL RIEMAN embodies the strength and simplicity of men's wear in sophisticated, effortless dressing for women. We are committed to creating beautiful, structured garments that will be staples of our clients' wardrobes for many years. For more information, visit www.kalrieman.com, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter, @kalrieman.
A network of innovation practitioners and venture capitalists, the Society of Kauffman Fellows is operating at 300 venture capital, corporate, government, and university investment organizations in 42 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.
Get involved at www.kauffmanfellows.org.
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.
The ILPA is the global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity Limited Partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations.
Initially founded as an informal networking group, the ILPA is a voluntary association funded by its members. The ILPA membership has grown to include over 260 member organizations from around the world representing over US $1 trillion of private assets globally.
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 www.nvca.org.
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association® is the global benchmark for alternative investment education. It administers the CAIA Designation and exams; sponsors research and publications; connects alternative investments experts around the world, and advocates the highest standards in professional conduct. The CAIA Association has more than 5,000 members in 75 countries and 15 affiliated Chapters. More information can be found at www.caia.org.
The CAIA Association has 15 chapters worldwide in the following locations: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, Canada, London, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Korea.
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 members share the belief that private equity can provide superior returns to investors, while creating significant value for companies, economies and communities in emerging economies. Our members include the leading institutional investors and private equity and venture capital fund managers across developing and developed markets. EMPEA leverages its unparalleled global industry network to deliver authoritative intelligence, promote best practices, and provide unique networking opportunities, giving our members a competitive edge for raising funds, making good investments and managing exits to achieve superior returns.In support of its mission, EMPEA:
EMPEA's members represent nearly 60 countries and over US $1 trillion in assets under management.
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: www.naicpe.com
85 Broads is a global women's network whose mission is to generate exceptional professional and social value for its members through regional network events and online at 85Broads.com. Members invest their time, their intellect, and their financial capital in each other, across multiple generations, which is what makes 85 Broads so unique.
The women in 85 Broads are entrepreneurs, investment bankers, consultants, film makers, lawyers, educators, athletes, venture capitalists, portfolio managers, political leaders, philanthropists, doctors, engineers, artists, scientists, FT parents, and students.
ForbesWoman named 85 Broads one of the Top 100 Websites for Women in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
To learn more about 85 Broads and apply for membership go to www.85broads.com.
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 www.acg.org. ACG drives middle-market growth. Learn how at www.middlemarketgrowth.org.
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.
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 www.debtwire.com
Private equity's most powerful investors and dealmakers will convene in New York City to analyze the new state of private equity investing and reveal key strategies for today's challenges.
Join this elite gathering for the 19th annual conference and find out what it will take to create sustainable success now. Through provocative interviews, focused conversations and interactive networking sessions, participants will gain unmatched expertise and deep analysis of the most urgent issues and hidden trends. Visit http://peaconference.dowjones.com for full details.
Dow Jones & Co. (www.dowjones.com) is a News Corp. company (www.newscorp.com) (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 email@example.com or +65 6212 0925 (Head Office – Singapore) or visit www.eurekahedge.com. 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 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 http://www.hedgeconnection.com
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 www.mergermarket.com