Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference

Finding the Edge: Succeeding in a Turbulent and Increasingly Competitive Global Landscape

Friday, February 3, 2012 - Hyatt at the Bellevue Philadelphia


Corporate Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. More than 161,000 people in 154 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. See www.pwc.com for more information.

Gold Sponsors

Dechert LLP is an international law firm recognized among the top ten law firms for private equity by The American Lawyer "Corporate Scorecard" and as one of the "most active law firms" for both fund formation and fund investments by Private Equity Analyst. In addition, we are ranked among the top law firms for private equity buyouts and exits by mergermarket, and have been recommended for buyouts and fund formation by The Legal 500.

Private equity investors around the world rely on Dechert's global team of 200 lawyers in the United States, United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Asia to provide creative solutions to the most complex issues in structuring, negotiating, and consummating private equity transactions at every phase of the investment life cycle. We structure funds for market terms and tax efficiency and good governance; investments that maximize value; transactions that enhance portfolio companies; and exits that optimize returns.

RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. Founded more than 147 years ago, the company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing services to leading clients in virtually every private and public sector.

Wharton Private Equity Partners, founded in 1998, represents the interests of more than 2,500 Wharton and University of Pennsylvania alumni working in private equity around the globe. Our mission is to provide members with unique opportunities to exchange ideas and knowledge with their peers in a peer-only setting, to learn from industry experts and leading researchers, to enhance Wharton’s standing in the private investor community, and to support the constructive engagement of the alumnae members with the school.

Media Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Buyouts has been the publication of choice within the private equity community for more than 23 years, supplying readers with comprehensive deal and fund news, personality profiles, expert analysis and a wealth of proprietary data. Its quarterly deal and fund lists have become the industry benchmarks, and exceptional editorial pedigree and unrivalled relationships with the market’s key players ensure the most insightful commentary and analysis.

To start your subscription or for more information, call 646-223-6787 or email rpp.americas@thomsonreuters.com.

The Deal Pipeline is the signature transaction information service of The Deal, LLC, a diversified media and information company. Powered by a team of 65 senior financial journalists, the service provides proprietary, intraday reporting and analysis of financial news and data. The information is disseminated through our award-winning magazine, The Deal; The Daily Deal, the 2x daily electronic newsletter; and 11 sector-focused newsletters. The Web portion of The Deal Pipeline features First Take, early alerts on developing events in the marketplace, and access to a database of over 96,000 deals.

For a preview of the information and to learn more about The Deal, LLC, please visit www.TheDeal.com or call 1-888-667-3325.

Dow Jones Private Markets is a division of Dow Jones & Co., a News Corporation company. Dow Jones Private Markets offers integrated content solutions for the deal-sourcing, due diligence and compliance needs of today’s venture capital and private equity investors, fund managers, advisors, and portfolio companies. Core products include the industry-specific deal databases VentureSource, LP Source and Private Equity Source, as well as the highly-respected publications Private Equity Analyst, VentureWire, Daily Bankruptcy Review and LBO Wire.

Positioned at the heart of the alternative asset classes of private equity, infrastructure, real estate and real assets, Private Equity International is trusted to provide authoritative coverage of these markets the world over. We equip you with the numbers, the knowledge and the network to think and to act. To us, it's much more than providing content: it's about delivering information that makes a difference.

More information available at: www.peimedia.com.

Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and bespoke data requests. Preqin also works with fund managers to identify and approach institutional investors for new vehicles via its flagship Fundraising Support Service.

Preqin has built a reputation in the alternative assets industry for providing the most comprehensive and extensive information possible. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin's services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.

More information available at: www.preqin.com.

For almost 50 years, VCJ has been an indispensable resource for the venture capital community. More thoughtful than dailies, more insightful than the competition, VCJ gives its readers the exhaustive news, intriguing analysis and proprietary data they need to make smart investment decisions. Equally important, VCJ continues to evolve with the market, increasing its global coverage, broadening its reach to angel investors and tackling never-before-done topics in its cover stories. VCJ offers readers insight into emerging investment trends, access to industry luminaries, expert and in-depth analysis of industry issues.

To start your subscription or for more information, call 646-223-6787 or email rpp.americas@thomsonreuters.com.

Silver Sponsor

The Capital Roundtable is America’s leading conference company for the middle-market private equity community, focusing on the “need-to-know” information needs of general and limited partners, and their colleagues and portfolio company managers.

Founded in 1984, we’re famous for our day-long informational programs held in midtown New York City. Since 2003, over 53,000 people and 1,100 speakers have participated in 230 conferences on 58 topics.

For 2011 and for 2012, we’ve scheduled almost 30 programs. We promote them to our proprietary e-mail list of 70,000+ names. Each conference features 20 speakers who are leading members of the private equity community, and draws 40-80 paying attendees mostly from North America.

Our conferences are regularly praised by the investors who attend them for being the best-managed in the alternative asset industry, and by the firms who sponsor them for being so cost-effective for business development.

Topics range from investing in middle-market private companies in various industries (e.g., restaurants, healthcare, education, packaging, business information, chemicals, automotive parts, specialty materials) -- to know-how for launching SBICs -- to methods for successfully investing as independent (aka "fundless") sponsors — to best practices for raising funds from institutional investors or family offices, or for enhancing the value of portfolio companies.

Among our dozens of sponsors are such leading firms as KPMG, SAP America, Pepper Hamilton, Raymond James, Akin Gump, Duff & Phelps, BB&T;, Ernst & Young, BMO, and Benesch.

For information about speaking and sponsorship opportunities, contact Dana DeMattia, our Executive Producer, 212-832-7333 ext 102, ddemattia@capitalroundtable.com.

Bronze Sponsors

AltAssets has been connecting LPs and GPs worldwide for over ten years.

We work closely with the global LP community to produce exclusive, invitation-only, sector-specific LP-GP Forums and Roundtables. Sectors covered include; the private equity mid-market; clean energy and sustainability; infrastructure; real estate; emerging markets; funds of funds; and venture capital.

Every LP-GP event has been oversubscribed and we will continue to restrict the total number of events, as well as the number and balance of delegates at each event, in order to maintain the quality and value of the AltAssets LP-GP network.

The AltAssets news service is the most widely used source of online information for the global private equity and venture capital industry. Over 4,000 LP professionals and over 20,000 GP professionals from over 150 countries use the AltAssets website on a regular basis.

VCCircle.com, founded in 2005, is the leading source of independent news, information and data for the investment ecosystem. VCCircle is relied upon by an influential global community of deal makers and entrepreneurs for trusted news and incisive analysis related to Indian investments, M&A;, venture capital, private equity, investment banking, public equity, and innovative business models. VCCircle.com has 2 million page views and 200,000 unique visitors a month with 25,000 daily newsletter subscribers. The readership comprises of CXO level professionals and entrepreneurs such as CEOs, directors, corporate development and strategy heads, M&A; heads, corporate finance departments, fund managers, investment bankers, financial advisers, and policy makers.

VCCircle.com is run by highly experienced journalists with a combined experience of over 60 years in tracking Indian businesses with stints in India's largest read publications.