Mezzanine finance conferences

Mezzanine finance conferences calendarThe list of mezzanine finance conferences below includes top events for the upcoming 12 months or so. We constantly look for more quality events to be added to the list – feel free to contact us, if you’d like to include your event on the list.

List of mezzanine finance conferences and events

June 2017

Europe

Balkans M&A and Private Equity Forum 2017

Date:

June 6

Location:

Belgrade

Organizer:

MergerMarket

Overview:

Attracting 150 attendees and 25 speakers, this inaugural event will bring together corporates, private equity houses, investment banks, corporate finance advisers and law firms to forge relationships and set the agenda for the year ahead in deals.

The 2017 programme aims to address the concerns of the market through interactive debates and case studies.
Topics Include:

– What is the anticipated economic growth for SEE in the next 5 years and where?
– What still needs to happen to facilitate more growth of M&A in the region?
– Understanding how to do business in SEE
– Private Equity opportunities and fundraising
– What is China’s Balkan’s strategy? What will we see from these investors?
– Market Outlook for TMT M&A activity

Europe

10th Annual Spanish M&A and Private Equity Forum

Date:

June 15

Location:

Madrid

Organizer:

MergerMarket

Overview:

Attracting 200 attendees and 20 speakers, the 10th annual conference brings together corporates, private equity houses, investment banks, corporate finance advisers and law firms to forge relationships and set the agenda for the year ahead in deals.

Themes that have come out of our research for the 2017 agenda show that there are increasing opportunities for M&A and investment opportunities in Latin America and international private equity funds are starting to look at Spain’s market. As a toast to the events 10th Anniversary we will take a look at the evolution of M&A over the past 10 years and the future outlook for business in Spain.

The 2017 programme aims to address the concerns of the market through interactive debates and case studies. To be kept informed about the speakers, topics and best discount rates, sign up for email alerts today.

Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa M&A Forum

Date:

June 20

Location:

Johannesburg

Organizer:

MergerMarket

Overview:

The definitive event for M&A in sub-Saharan Africa returns to Johannesburg on 20 June 2017 for mergermarket’s annual event.

Attracting 120 attendees and 20 speakers, this event helps the corporate finance and investment banking communities to forge new relationships to get deals done.

Research for the 2017 programme has shown that the economic fundamentals point to huge potential for M&A in sub-Saharan Africa: a young population along with a growing middle class with growing demands for goods, services, infrastructure and resources that is still underserved locally, providing significant opportunities for inbound investors with long-term investment horizons. At the same time, economic growth is slowing down and many markets continue to be plagued by political uncertainty, driving both local businesses to look outside from Africa for stability and growth opportunities.

The event will explore both sides of the coin and provide insight into some of the frontier markets, which are expected to attract attention from M&A players in the years to come.

The speakers aim to address these topics through interactive debates and practical, no-nonsense viewpoints.

North America

PartnerConnect Midwest 2017

Date:

June 26 – 28

Location:

Chicago

Organizer:

PartnerConnect

Overview:

At PartnerConnect Midwest featuring Buyouts Chicago, the numbers speak for themselves.

– Now in its 10th year, this event has become the premier event for PE networking in the Midwest.
– Last year attendees shook hands and networked with over 350 professionals. This year we are expecting 400+. As always, you will be in the mix of 40% LPs, 45% fund managers and just 15% service providers.
– Our ExecConnect meetings are sure to save you time and money at PCMW as we host over 400 private 20-minute meetings between LPs and GPs. Bringing everyone together in one great location saves you both time and money as you decide if a second, longer meeting is a good fit.

With the expertise of the editorial team at Buyouts Insider and VCJ behind us, we bring together the brightest speakers in the industry. This year’s hot topics will include capital call loans, innovative approaches to due diligence, best methods to manage your portfolio, and many more. New this year is a deep-dive on the latest trends you need to know on co-investments, including performance, diligence best practices and a roadmap for setting up your own co-investment program.


July 2017

Europe

European Corporate Development Summit 2017

Date:

July 6

Location:

London

Organizer:

MergerMarket

Overview:

Take a practical look at how firms are originating, executing and integrating M&A deals, looking at the techniques and best practices involved, and providing a valuable knowledge exchange on the topic.

The European Corporate Development summit provides a rare opportunity for in-house corporate development teams to engage in discussion on M&A best practice with an audience of 200 professional peers from European multinationals across different industries.
what will you gain?

– Gain insights into how heads of corporate development make global cross border M&A transactions
– Peer-to-peer learning – opportunity to learn best practice from other in-house M&A teams
– Benchmark against other sector peers and industry rivals
– Examine how private equity is likely to behave in auction / M&A processes.

The next event will take place on 6 July 2017. Add your email address to receive the latest information on the event as soon as they are announced.

North America

Life Sciences and Healthcare M&A Forum

Date:

July 13

Location:

New York

Organizer:

MergerMarket

Overview:

Within the life sciences industry, market observers are expecting biotechnology firms to be a standout performer in M&A over the next 12 months. This would represent a significant turnaround in dealmaking considering the subsector accounted for only 31% of total PMB (Pharma, Medical & Biotech) activity in 2016.

There remains uncertainty around health insurance and hospital M&A, which saw many regional and chain operators merge with one another or with physician groups, digital health firms, and service providers. Similarly, health firms of all sizes have sought out acquisitions of digital health companies that provide a range of services from data and analytics to healthcare IT partly because of the move to value-based care over fee-for-a-service.

This event will feature esteemed panelists as they discuss the latest issues and trends that are impacting deal activity and financing in the healthcare and life sciences industry.

North America

Emerging Manager Connect East 2017

Date:

July 26

Location:

New York

Organizer:

PartnerConnect

Overview:

After two highly successful events on the East Coast in New York City’s Harvard Club, we are hosting a third: Emerging Manager Connect East.

LPs will meet new and diverse managers in private equity, venture capital and real estate; find out how to create an EM program; get the scoop on terms and conditions for new funds; learn how to identify the most promising emerging managers; and more.

Emerging managers will meet the LPs actively looking to back new and diverse managers; learn best practices from successful fundraisers; get pro tips on how to build and compensate a new team; find out how to balance limited resources with compliance needs; and more.

Service providers such as placement agents, law firms, bankers and accountants will be introduced to hot new funds in private equity, venture capital and real estate; learn about the unique needs of new and diverse funds; and more.

With over 300 attendees at our last event, we hosted a record 450 private 20-minute meetings as part of our ExecConnect meetings program in just one day. Attendees are skillfully paired up by conference producers allowing them to meet in one place before deciding to take on longer, more intense meetings if it is a good fit instead of wasting valuable time and money traveling from city to city meetings these professionals.

Emerging Manager Connect East will also bring you top industry speakers and expertise backed by our Buyouts Insider and VCJ editorial team.


August 2017

South America

Brazil M&A and Private Equity Forum 2017

Date:

August 8

Location:

Sao Paulo

Organizer:

MergerMarket

Overview:

The Brazilian economy continues to bounce back as lower rates in interest and inflation have given a boost to Latin America’s largest economy. Acquisition opportunities abound from favorable equity valuations thanks to currency depreciation and other factors while the effects of stabilized oil, gas and raw material prices imbue investors with confidence. Markets also let out a collective cheer after public officials proposed much needed reforms.

Market observers are expecting continual consolidation in the energy market, albeit at a slower pace from previous years, and in the business service subsectors, education, healthcare, I&C and consumer/retail segments. Foreign investors are also seen as accelerating the tempo at which Brazilian firms get acquired. Global transactions with Chinese buyers reached a record high of USD 208bn, of which Latin American accounted for 7.6% of those deals last year.


September 2017

North America

Great Lakes ACG Capital Connection 2017

Date:

September 6 – 7

Location:

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Organizer:

ACG

Overview:

The Great Lakes Capital Connection is a dynamic networking, deal-sourcing and educational event that attracts more than 1,000 investment bankers, buyers, sellers, lenders and middle market professionals-a who’s who from the M&A industry.

Grand Rapids, the host city in 2017, is home to more than 130 major companies including Amway, BISSELL, Haworth, Herman Miller, Meijer, SpartanNash, Steelcase and Wolverine Worldwide. It is a world-class center for advanced manufacturing, life science innovation, agri-business, information technology and commercial design. In the past two years alone, Grand Rapids has been ranked the nation’s third best place to do business (Area Development Magazine), second best place to start a business (WalletHub), the second best city to find a job (Forbes), and the best city to raise a family (Forbes).

North America

2nd Annual LPGP Connect Private Debt Chicago

Date:

September 20

Location:

Chicago

Organizer:

LP-GP Connect

Overview:

PGP Connect’s 2nd annual Private Debt conference brings together LPs and GPs from the global private debt community to analyse the latest trends in the market, build meaningful business relationships for long term growth and discover new investment opportunities around the globe.

The one day program has been designed for panel lead discussions. This conference will give attendees an up-to-date overview of the American private debt market, ensuring investors have a clear picture of how their desired market is performing, but also where the areas of growth are achievable. With multiple networking opportunities implemented into the programme, the opportunity is there to build and develop new relationships with investment groups.

Europe

CEE M&A and Private Equity Form 2017

Date:

September 26 – 27

Location:

Warsaw

Organizer:

MergerMarket

Overview:

This event will guide you through each stage of the capital lifecycle. The programme is split into the following five areas to help you focus your areas of interest – private equity fundraising and structures, M&A origination, acquisition finance, deal execution and value creation.

Mergermarket and Unquote are joining forces. Our combined expertise in upcoming M&A situations and regional private equity coverage promises to deliver our biggest CEE event to date!

Connecting 350 corporates, institutional investors, private equity funds, investment banks, tax experts and financial advisors, this event is a must-attend for anyone looking to develop business among the CEE investment community.
Why this event is unmissable:

– Meet an international audience of strategic and financial investors in CEE
– Extend your network among a diverse and broad range of market participants
– Get deeper insights on key sectors and markets led by our expert coverage
– Flexible tickets allow for replacement names up to 24 hours before the event
– Preferential hotel rates
– Social activities offer informal networking opportunities


October 2017

North America

ACG Philadelphia M&A East 2017

Date:

October 2 – 4

Location:

Philadelphia

Organizer:

ACG

Overview:

M&A East is an annual M&A and corporate growth conference presented by ACG Philadelphia, which brings together 1,300 middle market dealmakers to connect with senior level industry leaders, source deal flow, secure financing and learn the latest market trends.
Europe

EuroGrowth 2017

Date:

October 6 – 7

Location:

London

Organizer:

ACG

Overview:

EuroGrowth 2017 helps you maximize your time away from the office by not only networking with 200 of the most influential professionals from every segment of the M&A industry, but also accessing the latest thought leadership in the sessions available at the event.

North America

PartnerConnect West 2017

Date:

October 10 – 11

Location:

Half Moon Bay, CA

Organizer:

PartnerConnect

Overview:

PartnerConnect events are known for bringing you sharp industry insight and the type of attendees you are looking to network with. PartnerConnect West is no different. This year’s event again will cover PE, VC and Real Estate, with top LP and GP speakers in the region.

Now in its 10th year, this key industry event is expected to draw more than 400 attendees. This enormous networking opportunity includes 40% LPs, 45% GPs and 15% service providers for you to network with. There’s no wasting valuable time and money by taking business trips around the country to meet with these professionals PartnerConnect bring them to you in one place. Our conference producers then skillfully match up LPs and GPs for one-on-one private meetings as part of our ExecConnect program. Since ExecConnect began, our attendees have told us they raised billions of dollars in capital at our events.

PartnerConnect West will feature Buyouts West, VCJ West and the Private Real Estate Summit West. As always, the industry content you need to know is brought to you by the editors at Buyouts Insider and VCJ. Check back soon for topics that will be covered at this event.

Europe

Italian M&A and Private Equity Form 2017

Date:

October 19

Location:

Milan

Organizer:

MergerMarket

Overview:

Over 300 CEOs, CFOs and Heads of M&A joined Mergermarket to examine growth and financing trends in 2017.

The Italian M&A and Private Equity Forum offered a platform for debate between leading business figures and investors.

For advisers, it offered a chance to meet with existing and potential clients and build their deal pipeline for the past. Sign up to recieve email updates on the agenda.

Here’s what some of our delegates had to say about 2016’s event: “A must-attend event for M&A practitioners in Italy.” “Good event that allowed me to explore some aspects of the ITA market, and to listen to some industry experts.”

PLEASE NOTE: This event is hosted in Italian and a simultaneous translation will be provided for English speakers

North America

National Summit for Middle Market Funds

Date:

October 22 – 24

Location:

Palm Beach, Florida

Organizer:

Small Business Investor Alliance

Overview:

The National Summit for Middle Market Funds is the premier national event for the Lower Middle Market. Attending the National Summit offers a unique opportunity to connect with 450+ private equity fund managers, limited partners, investment bankers, and select professional service providers over the course of three days.

November 2017

North America

SuperReturn Private Credit

Date:

November 1 – 2

Location:

Chicago

Organizer:

KNect365 – Informa

Overview:

We’ll cover the major issues affecting Private Credit today, with outlooks on regulation and the US elections, fund structuring, risk/return profiling, and a look at the Credit Cycle.

We’ll also examine topics like BDCs, mezzanine investment, secondaries, and delve into the opportunity set in Europe and the Emerging Markets, marrying big picture analysis with case studies along the way.

North America

Women’s Alternative Investment Summit

Date:

November 2 – 3

Location:

New York

Organizer:

Falk Marques Group

Overview:

The 9th annual Women’s Alternative Investment Summit will bring together an influential group of more than 400 senior-level women — fund managers, institutional investors, and advisors to the industry — across the broad spectrum of alternatives to build trusted networks and engage in candid discussions about alternative investments in an emerging new world. This groundbreaking conference features moderated workshops and panel discussions, facilitated roundtable conversations, and keynote dialogues. Multi-session tracks address the many asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure and real assets investing.
Europe

2nd Annual LPGP Connect Private Debt Berlin

Date:

November 7

Location:

Berlin

Organizer:

LP-GP Connect

Overview:

LPGP Connect’s Private 2nd annual Debt conference brings together LPs and GPs from the global private debt community to analyse the latest trends in the market, build meaningful business relationships for long term growth and discover new investment opportunities around the globe.

The one day program has been designed for panel lead discussions. This conference will give attendees an up-to-date overview of the American private debt market, ensuring investors have a clear picture of how their desired market is performing, but also where the areas of growth are achievable. With multiple networking opportunities implemented into the programme, the opportunity is there to build and develop new relationships with investment groups.

Europe

Swiss M&A and Private Equity Form 2017

Date:

November 23

Location:

Zurich

Organizer:

MergerMarket

Overview:

Mergermarket’s 5th annual Swiss M&A and Private Equity Forum examined current M&A opportunities for private and public Swiss companies, bringing together a mix of local and international banks, corporates and private equity houses.

Industry experts discussed and shared their experiences on how to conduct M&A deals in the Swiss market. The programme also shined a light on the key challenges advisors are facing in a competitive market and one was educated on which sectors have been shaping up to be the hottest in 2017.


December 2017

North America

PartnerConnect Southwest 2017

Date:

December 4 – 6

Location:

Austin, TX

Organizer:

PartnerConnect

Overview:

For the first time since its launch 10 years ago, PartnerConnect Southwest is moving from Dallas to Austin. This event will bring you the same great content and network you’ve grown to expect from PartnerConnect events, this time in the state capital.

With PCSW more than 300 attendees including 40% LPs, 45% GPs and 15% service providers, you are guaranteed to save time and money by making invaluable connections in one great location. Not only will you meet and greet new people at our dedicated networking sessions, but LPs and GPs will participate in our ExecConnect meetings program. EcxecConnect brings together LPs and GPs for private 20-minute meetings, private meetings that are skillfully matched by our conference producers. Since ExecConnect’s launch in 2010, billions of dollars have been raised through this program.

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