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University of Michigan Private Equity Conference to be held October 13, 2023

Univ of MI Golf Course Clubhouse

Opening reception to be held October 12 at the University of Michigan Golf Course Richard Postma Family Clubhouse

Organizers of University of Michigan’s 19th Annual Private Equity Conference announced today that the event will kick-off on October 12 with an evening reception hosted by the Women in Private Equity at the University of Michigan’s Golf Course. The University of Michigan Private Equity Conference will be held on October 13 at the University of Michigan Union.

Hosted by the Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance at the Ross School of Business, the University of Michigan Private Equity Conference attracts hundreds of private equity and institutional finance professionals annually to connect and hear from the nation’s top thought leaders and deal makers. The event is sponsored by Aon, Honigman, Latham & Watkins, Pathlight Capital, Sturbridge Capital, LLR Partners, Huron Capital, O’Keefe LLC, ACG Detroit, ACG Western Michigan and presented in partnership with the Mitsui Life Financial Research Center.

Cocktail Reception – October 12, 2023 – 6pm – 8pm Hosted by the Women in Private Equity
University of Michigan Golf Course Richard Postma Family Clubhouse
The cocktail event is included in the registration.

University of Michigan Private Equity Conference – October 13, 2023 –
8am – 9am arrival, breakfast & networking
9am – 2pm, conference In-person and virtual
University of Michigan Union – Rogel Ballroom (second floor)

The event’s keynote speaker will be Goldman Sachs Head of the Midwest, Chris Keogh. He will be interviewed by TriMas Corporation CEO Sam Valenti, in a fireside chat format.


Panel topics and speakers include:

Partnering with Private Equity from a CEO’s Perspective
• Moderator: Adam Filkin, Head of Consumer & Retail Investment Banking, William Blair
• Mary Petrovich, Senior Operating Executive, Carlyle Group
• Joe Stackhouse, CEO, 1-800 Hansons, LLC

Financing a Deal in Today’s Market
• Jim Bunn, President of Global Equities and Investment Banking, Raymond James
• Clay Miller, Partner, StoneArch
• Jesse Gray, Principal, LLR Partners

The Impact of Chat GPT and AI on Private Equity.
• Brian Nowak, Managing Director, Internet Research, Morgan Stanley
• Kirstie Tiernan, Principal and Co-National Leader – Data Analytics and Robotic Process Automation, BDO Digital

The event can be attended in-person or virtually. To register: REGISTRATION LINK or visit michprivateequity.com. For sponsorship and further information, please contact Ann Brophy at abrophy@llrpartners.com.



About the Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance
The Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance brings together impactful and deep-seated knowledge, enriching experiences, and strategic opportunities from the front lines of entrepreneurship and alternative investment. The long-standing Michigan Private Equity Conference fosters valuable networking and engages practitioners from across the U.S.

About Michigan Ross
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today’s dynamic global economy. The Ross mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society. Ross is consistently ranked among the world’s leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening and Weekend formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.