Sponsors 12th Annual Chicago Booth Private Equity Conference

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Industry Leaders to Discuss Trends and Strategies in Investing, Deal Origination, Middle Market Buyouts, and More

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The Booth Conference not only provides thought leadership from prominent names in the industry, it offers a unique networking opportunity for people in the Chicago private equity community. is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 12th Annual Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company Private Equity Conference presented by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Themed “The New Vanguard: Success and Differentiation in a Challenging Marketplace” the conference will bring together industry experts, financial professionals, and students to share insights into today’s evolving economy. They will meet Friday, February 22 at the Fairmont Millennium Park in downtown Chicago.

A number of distinguished speakers headline the event, including Howard Marks, Chairman and Co-Founder of Oaktree Capital Management, James Quella, Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, Bruce Rauner, Chairman of R8 Capital Partners and former chairman of GTCR, and John Canning, Chairman and Co-Founder of Madison Dearborn Partners.

"The Booth Private Equity Conference pulls together notable leaders who are discussing important factors in this changing industry," said David Kochanek, publisher of “MBA students and private equity professionals alike will take away valuable guidance and strategies for investing in this new environment.”

Panel sessions at the conference will address current trends in private equity fundraising, unique deal origination strategies, credit investing in middle market buyouts, firm specialization and niche investment, and due diligence and post-acquisition value creation.

Continued Kochanek, “ is committed helping financial professionals further their careers, and we’re proud to sponsor an event that creates such an incredible environment of education and networking.”

For more information about the conference, or to purchase tickets to the one-day event, visit

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