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InterGrowth’s featured sessions curated by ACG focus on timely, relevant and sometimes provocative topics that explore their impact on society and lifestyle, as well as your business.
A One-on-One Conversation with Pauline Brown
Tuesday, May 7 | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
For more than 25 years, Pauline Brown has acquired, built, and led the world’s most influential global luxury brands. Pauline served as the Chairman of North America for the world’s leading luxury goods company, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, where she provided regional leadership for about 70 brands in 5 sectors including fashion & leather goods, watches & jewelry, perfume & cosmetics, wine & spirits, and selective retailing. In 2016, Pauline joined the faculty of the Harvard Business School, designing and teaching a new interdisciplinary course for graduate students named “The Business of Aesthetics.”
In addition to her operational experience in the luxury goods sector, Pauline Brown also boasts a successful track record as an investor in luxury brands. Before joining LVMH, she was a Managing Director at private equity firm The Carlyle Group, where she helped build the firm’s global consumer and retail practice, co-led deals, and served on the boards of portfolio companies including the European sportswear brand Moncler and the American beauty brand Philosophy. Earlier in her career, Pauline held senior executive positions in the global beauty industry including Head of Corporate Strategy and New Business Development at The Estee Lauder Companies. There, she led all mergers, acquisitions, and licensing activities and helped to expand Estee Lauder’s portfolio from eight to 25 distinct beauty brands.
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Navigating and Capitalizing on Opportunity Zones
Tuesday, May 7 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
This session will cover the details of the US Tax Cut and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone Program and its impact on M&A. Panelists will discuss the risks, complexities, and constraints associated with OZs and how to identify good versus bad OZs. Panelists will share their thoughts on why private equity should care about the program, how private equity can interact with OZs, and their thoughts on engaging with local municipalities. If available, they will also discuss the latest guidance from the US Treasury Department.