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The Private Equity Group at Chicago Booth and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation were delighted to host the 17th Annual Private Equity Conference.

The Private Equity Conference (PEC) brings together financiers, students, and entrepreneurs to network and share insights into the dynamics of investing in a constantly changing economy. The PEC aims to provide high value to private equity practitioners by combining knowledge from both the industry and academia that would be hard to find in any other setting. Through a series of engaging keynote addresses and panel sessions, leading industry individuals offer expertise and thought leadership on issues important to both the financier and entrepreneur.

This years conference was themed "Remaining Nimble and Achieving Returns While Facing Uncertainty and Volatility" and featured a distinguished lineup of speakers and panelists, including: Marcel Erni, ’91, Partner, Cofounder, Member of the Board of Directors, and Chief Investment Officer of Partners Group, Martin Nesbitt, ’89, Cofounder and Co-CEO of The Vistria Group, and Raymond Svider, ’89, Co-chairman and Managing Partner of BC Partners.

Past Conferences

The 2017 PEC was themed "How to Compete in a Low Growth Environment: Achieving Absolute Return" and featured a distinguished lineup of speakers, including: Nick Alexos, '88, Managing Director, Madison Dearborn; D. Scott Brown, President and CEO Emeritus, Sage Products; Hirofumi Hirano, '89, Member and CEO, KKR Japan; and Timothy Walsh, '89, President and CEO of CCMP. Remarks will be given by Kenneth O’Keefe, ’93, Chief Executive Officer, Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company; and Joanna Rupp, '94, Assistant Vice President, Managing Director of Private Equity, University of Chicago.

To learn more, visit the 2017 PEC website or download a copy of the 2017 PEC program. A full list of past conferences can be found on the Private Equity Group web site.


Date & Location

Friday, February 23, 2018
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601


Registration is CLOSED


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2018 PEC Program