10th Annual Private Equity New York Forum New York | May 4-5, 2022 Request Agenda

The 10th Annual Private Equity New York Forum is the leading East Coast investor-centric event for LPs investing in private markets.

The forum brings together investors, fund managers, and advisers for a two-day meeting to discuss sectors, due diligence, and private equity investment opportunities in The US and around the world.

The investor-focused event provides a due diligence forum for pension funds, foundations, endowments, funds of funds, family offices, wealth managers, consultants, and sovereign wealth funds interested in direct research on private investment opportunities.

Session topics cover the entire spectrum of private equity investments, from sector-specific sessions on venture capital to discussions on global buyout opportunities and roundtables of leading global institutional investors discussing their specific investment appetites.

We're committed to the health and safety of all of our attendees. At each of our events the following COVID-19 related protocols will be in place to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all guests:

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John Toomey, Co-Chief Executive Officer, HarbourVest Partners

Mr. Toomey is one of two members of the Firm’s Executive Management Committee, which serves as HarbourVest’s CEO; and is also a member of the Portfolio Construction Committee. He first joined the Firm in 1997, as a member of the direct investment team. He rejoined HarbourVest in 2001 after business school, and has focused on secondary investments since 2003. John was involved with the 2007 initial public offering of HarbourVest Private Equity Limited (HVPE) on Euronext Amsterdam and served as Chief Financial Officer from the IPO through September 2008. John received a BA (cum laude) in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard University in 1995 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2001, where he was awarded the Loeb Fellowship for outstanding achievement in finance.

Mitch Truwit, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Apax Partners

Mr. Truwit is Co-CEO of Apax and an Equity Partner. He is co-chair of the Apax Executive Committee and a member of the Apax Buyout Fund Investment Committee, AMI Investment Committee, Credit Investment Committee, Impact Investment Committee, and AGA Investment Committee. He is also Chair of the Apax Digital strategy, member of the Apax Allocation Committee and Fair Market Value Committee, and a Trustee of the Apax Foundation. Mitch is based in New York. Prior to joining Apax in 2006, Mitch was the President and CEO of Orbitz Worldwide between 2005 and 2006 and was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of priceline.com between 2001 and 2005. Mitch is a graduate of Vassar College where he received a BA in Political Science. He also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Richard Kramlich, Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus, New Enterprise Associates

Mr. Kramlich is formerly the Co-founder and current Chairman Emeritus of New Enterprise Associates (NEA). During the 20 years Dick was the Managing General Partner of NEA, the partnership achieved top quartile returns for its Limited Partners. Dick began his venture career in 1969 as a General Partner with Arthur Rock and Co. after nine years in general management as Manager of Financial Planning at the Kroger Co. and in investment management as Executive Vice President at Gardner & Preston Moss Company in Boston. Since co-founding NEA in 1978, he has been involved in ten companies that have grown from start-up or near start-up stage to companies with market value in excess of $1 billion.

David Leuschen, Co-founder and Senior Managing Director, Riverstone Holdings

Mr. Leuschen sits on the Investment Committees of all the various Riverstone investment vehicles. Prior to founding Riverstone, Mr. Leuschen was a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and founder and head of the Goldman Sachs Global Energy and Power Group. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Centennial Resource Development, Inc., Enviva Holdings GP, LLC, Enviva Partners GP, LLC, Pattern Energy Group LP, Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation II (DCRN), Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III (DCRC), Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation IV (DCRDU), Talen Energy Corporation, and various private Riverstone portfolio companies. Mr. Leuschen received his A.B. from Dartmouth and his M.B.A. from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business. 

Dick Cashin, President, One Equity Partners

Mr. Cashin has over 40 years of private equity investing experience. He has been closely involved in all of OEP’s investments during its 14 years within JPMorgan and for the past 7 years as an independent firm. Prior to founding OEP, Mr. Cashin was with Citigroup Venture Capital from 1980-2000, serving as President from 1994-2000. In 1976 and 1980, Dick was a member of the U.S. Olympic Rowing Teams and was a world champion in 1974. He attended Harvard University and graduated in 1975 with a degree in East Asian Studies. Following a one-year fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1976, he worked at Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong and completed his MBA at Harvard Business School in 1980. 

Jason Ment, President and Co-COO, StepStone Group

Mr. Ment is the President and Co‐COO of StepStone Group where he focuses on operational and firm management activities. Prior to joining StepStone in 2010, Mr. Ment was general counsel of Citi Private Equity, a US$10 billion equity co‐investment, mezzanine, and fund of private equity funds business. While at Citigroup, he was also the general counsel of Metalmark Capital, a middle‐market private equity business, and Citi Sustainable Development Investments, a clean technology and renewable energy focused venture investment business. Before that Mr. Ment was a member of O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Group and of McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s Mergers &Acquisitions Group. Mr. Ment received his BS from Cornell University and his JD from the New York University School of Law.

David Lobel, Founder & Managing Partner, Sentinel Capital Partners

Mr. Lobel is the founder and Managing Partner of Sentinel Capital Partners. Since establishing Sentinel nearly three decades ago, he has established a successful, long term midmarket private equity record. He previously spent 15 years at Smith Barney's private equity affiliate where he served as a general partner of its funds and a Managing Director of Smith Barney. Mr. Lobel started his career as a consultant at Bain & Company. He received an MBA and an MS with distinction from Stanford University and currently serves on the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council. Mr. Lobel, who was born in South Africa, received a B.Sc. (Hons), with highest honors, from the University of the Witwatersrand. He served with distinction in the South African Navy, where he graduated first in his class.

Alex Darden, President of EQT Partners Inc. & Head of US Infrastructure, EQT Partners

Mr. Darden joined EQT Partners in April 2008. Prior to joining EQT, he worked at GE Energy Financial Services where he made structured debt and equity investments in energy industry assets and companies. From 1998 to 2002, Alex held various positions within ABB, Inc. including in ABB Structured Finance's Advisory and Debt Underwriting businesses. He is a Director on the boards of Global Gateway South and Synagro Technologies, and previously served as a Director for Restaurant Technologies, Inc., Contanda Terminals and Peregrine Midstream Partners.   

Ben Dell, Managing Partner and Founder, Kimmeridge

Mr. Dell is a managing partner and founder of Kimmeridge, an energy private equity firm focused on investing in low-cost unconventional oil and gas assets in the US upstream energy sector. He is closely involved in the screening of new geological opportunities and in the negotiation and execution of investment strategies. Mr. Dell also serves as the Chairman and interim CEO of Civitas Resources, a Colorado energy leader formed through the merger of Bonanza Creek Energy and Extraction Oil & Gas. After closing in November, Civitas is now Colorado's first net-zero oil and gas producer on a scope 1 and 2 basis. Mr. Dell is a leading voice for change in the E&P sector, advocating for reform through direct investment & advisory, focused research, and thought leadership. 


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Key Discussion Topics

Global Private Market Investing

How are leading fund managers taking the offensive amidst these difficult times? Additionally, how are they working alongside existing portfolio companies to navigate through the headwinds caused by COVID-19?

Portfolio Optimization & Value Creation—What Tools & Strategies are Leading Funds Using to Support Growth in Their Portfolio Companies?

How are private equity firms navigating their portfolio companies through the headwinds caused by COVID-19? What strategies are GPs utilizing to preserve liquidity, reduce costs and prepare for an extended downturn?

Technology, Security, & Intelligence Influence in Private Equity

How are alternative asset firms managing data and cybersecurity risks? Additionally, how are firms utilizing and leveraging technology to improve firm, portfolio company and limited partner relationship management and transparency.

A Spotlight on ESG Management: Navigating Growing Expectations

What’s truly driving the trend toward “sustainable capitalism”? How are GPs responding to LPs ESG agendas in private equity? How are LPs and GPs making a difference and driving profits?

Sourcing, Practicing Efficient Due Diligence & Downside Risk Mitigation

Amidst the pandemic, investors needed to adapt to dealmaking while simultaneously social distancing and implementing new technology for working from home and video conferencing. Panelists discuss how their due diligence strategies have changed in the last several months and share thoughts on best practices for the future.

LP Perspective on Global Private Equity Markets

Are LPs willing to increase their allocations to these long term illiquid strategies? How have these recent market conditions affected their allocation preferences, fund structure considerations, or geography preferences?

Private Credit—Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities

The disruption caused by COVID-19 has significant implications for private credit lenders, who are preparing for potential bankruptcy or work-out scenarios, or term amendment discussions. Leading managers discuss what changes they are seeing in the private credit markets and their outlooks on the future of the asset class. Additionally, can any parallels be drawn from the 2008 financial crisis?


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