Middle-Market Insights Theater – Live from InterGrowth!

Back again this year, ACG is proud to present a trio of hour-long live broadcasts−presented by Duane Morris LLP, Grant Thornton LLP and Merrill Corporation. Middle-Market Insights Theater is broadcast live from the conference and will feature panelists and speakers who are experts on the most pressing issues facing the middle market and private capital investment.

View the live broadcasts from InterGrowth 2016.

Check back as titles and speakers for these three feature presentations are confirmed.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 25  |  1:00-2:00 P.M.

presented by Grant Thornton 

 

“Value Creation: Beyond Financial Engineering”

Generating strong returns for their limited partners is the primary job of private equity firms. But as the market matures, it is an increasingly difficult one to perform. According to Cambridge Associates, the rolling ten-year returns of the U.S. Private Equity Index peaked in 2013 and has been decreasing ever since. In order to attract investors in the new normal, private equity firms need to have a well-thought-out plan and strong track record for creating value. But what’s the right value creation model? Join us for a provocative discussion on what middle-market companies should consider in the value creation process and the various methodologies that can provide real opportunities for success in today’s market.

MODERATOR:

PANELISTS:

  • John Black, Head of Growth Equity, H.I.G.
  • Brian Pitera, Principal, Transaction Services, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Shahriyar Rahmati, Managing Director, OAG – The Operating Group of Comvest Partners

 

Can’t Attend this Middle-Market Insights Theater at InterGrowth?
Register for the Live Webcast of the Sessions and Watch at Your Convenience.

 


 

TUESDAY, APRIL 25  |  2:15-3:15 P.M.

presented by

 

“VUCA: A Strategic Response for Private Equity”

Duane Morris LLP presents a discussion on how to understand the prevailing climate of Volatility/Uncertainty/Complexity/Ambiguity, and use it to your dealmaking advantage. Topics range from the impact of artificial intelligence to the increasing role of family offices.

MODERATOR:

David M. Toll, Executive Editor, Buyouts Insider

PANELIST:

Pamela Hendrickson, COO & Vice Chairman, Strategic Initiatives, The Riverside Company

 

Can’t Attend this Middle-Market Insights Theater at InterGrowth?
Register for the Live Webcast of the Sessions and Watch at Your Convenience.

 


 

TUESDAY, APRIL 25  |  3:30-4:30 P.M.

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“Cybersecurity: Understanding the Critical Issues and Solutions Impacting the Middle Market”

Mary Ellen Callahan
Partner
Jenner & Block
Chief Product Officer
Merrill Corporation

Merrill Corporation will present an interview with Mary Ellen Callahan, former chief privacy officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for a deep dive into a topic that continues to challenge and threaten businesses across the globe. Callahan, founder and chair of Jenner & Block’s Privacy and Information Governance Practice, has unique and broad experience advising clients at the interface of privacy protection with cybersecurity and national security issues. She is a nationally recognized privacy attorney with a decade and a half of outside counsel experience in industries that include media, public health and health care, manufacturing, online retail, government contracts, energy and other critical infrastructure sectors.

 

Can’t Attend this Middle-Market Insights Theater at InterGrowth?
Register for the Live Webcast of the Sessions and Watch at Your Convenience.