PartnerConnect West 2015

October 13-14, 2015, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA

We're very excited to bring you the 4th Annual PartnerConnect West. This year our PartnerConnect West "event of events" will return with our core Buyouts West (8th year) and Venture Alpha West (5th year), as well as introducing our first Private Real Estate Summit.

As always, the events are curated by the editors Buyouts Magazine, Venture Capital Journal and We'll have over 500 delegates, over 150 limited partners, and over 300 fund managers, bankers, lenders and intermediaries, from across the private markets value chain. We'll also anticipate hosting our usual 350+ 1:1 bespoke private meetings amongst our delegates in our private meetings ExecConnect program. And that's not to mention one of our nicest features of all...Golfconnect! Please click on one of the three events above, to see detailed information about each, and see which is the right fit for you.

Featured Speakers at PartnerConnect West Include:

Piyush Bhardwaj

Managing Partner, CoInvestment Partners

Scott Brooks

Former Managing Director & Head of Defined Contribution, SEI's Institutional Group
Funder & Co-President, Defined Contribution Real Estate Council

Jeremy Coller

Founder and Chief
Investment Officer,
Coller Capital

Volkert Doeksen

AlpInvest Partners

Who's Coming?

Who attends PartnerConnect Events? Virtually every major Financial Sponsor and hundreds of LPs. Here are a sample of firms who have previously attended PartnerConnect.

  • Alpha Strategies Investment Consulting Inc.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • Stanford Management Company
  • Wells Fargo Advisors


Who Should Attend PartnerConnect West?
  • Limited Partners / Investors / Allocators who invest in private
  • Managers in the following categories: Private Equity,
    Venture Capital, Hedge Funds, Mezzanine & Senior Debt,
    Growth Equity, Real Estate, Energy, Infrastructure
  • Deal intermediaries who advise or manage deal flow
    opportunities in private capital
  • Fundraising advisors / intermediaries between GPs and LPs
  • CEOs of venture- or private equity-backed private companies
  • Corporate development executives who provide exit
    opportunities for private capital funds

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Time Buyouts Funds Track Buyouts Deals Track Venture Alpha West
The Private Real
Estate Summit
7:00 am Networking Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome Remarks
8:05 am Keynote Speaker: To Be Announced
8:35 am Keynote Speaker: To Be Announced
9:05 am Keynote Speaker: To Be Announced
9:35 am AM Networking Break
10:00 am Funds Panel 1: Hot Funds: What Types of Funds Are in Vogue With LPs Now Deals Panel 1: Taking on the High Priced Deal Environment Panel 1: Bubble Talk: About to Burst, or Beginning of a New Era? Private Real Estate Summit Keynote Speaker
10:30 am Funds Panel 2: A Case Study: How LPs Will Pick Apart Your Best Deal—A Demonstration Deals Panel 2: Leveraged Lending Roundup: Multiples, Trends, New Entrants and More… Panel 2: LPs: How Today's VC Returns Fits Into Historical Cycles Panel 1: Follow the Leader: Strategies of Top LPs Today
11:00 am Funds Panel 3: First Time Funds: A Roadshow Critique By Leading LPs Deals Panel 3: The Last Hundred Days: Getting Your Companies Ready for Sale Panel 3: Entrepreneurs Speak: How I Managed Explosive Growth Panel 2: Mixed Messages: Maintaining Investment Discipline in a Highly Competitive Market
11:30 am Keynote Speaker: To Be Announced Panel 3: American Appeal: The Continued Allure of US Real Estate to Foreign Investors
12:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm Funds Panel 4: LPA Wars: 5 Hot-button Terms LPs are Asking Forand Getting Deals Panel 4: Bankers Roundtable: The Five Stats You'd Never Guess About Today's M&A Market Keynote Speaker: To Be Announced Partnering with Middle Eastern Capital Keynote Speaker
1:30 pm Funds Panel 5: Deep Dive: How LPs Today are Using Data to Predict Fund Winners Deals Panel 5: Deep Dive: How LPs Today Are Using Data to Predict Fund Winners Panel 4: Opportunity Funds For The Ultra Late-Stage Rounds: Should LPs Participate? Panel 4: Beyond the Core Four: Niche Investment Strategies Worth Considering
2:00 pm Funds Panel 6: Co-Investments: LPs Step Up Efforts to Get Their Share of Deals Deals Panel 6: How the Sale of GE Antares Changes Everything In the Debt Markets Panel 5: Today's Exit Market: The Impact of High Valuations and How to Achieve Liquidity in the Unicorn Era Panel 5: No Longer Just Fund of Funds: Opportunities in Co-Investments, Secondaries and Recaps
2:30 pm   Panel 6: The LP View On Seed Deals Panel 6: Urge to Emerge: The Case for Real Estate Emerging Managers
3:00 pm PM Networking Break
3:30 pm Funds Panel 7: Shark Tank: See How Well Your Elevator Pitch Holds Up Deals Panel 7: The Tech Dealscape: How Will PE Capitalize Without Overpaying? Panel 7: Up-and-Coming VCs and Generational Shifts The DC Opportunity Keynote Speaker
4:00 pm Funds Panel 8: Yield of Dreams: The Opportunity in Private Debt Today For LPs Deals Panel 8: Creating a Winning Culture: How the Best PE Firms Operate Panel 8: Analysis and Access: How LPs Can Ensure Maximum Exposure To The Brightest VCs Panel 7: To Have or Have Not: Practical Considerations When Investing or Reinvesting with a Fund Manager
4:30 pm Funds Panel: To Be Announced Deal Panel: To Be Announced Keynote Speaker: To Be Announced Panel 8: Take it From the Pros: How to Develop Responsibly During the Expansion Phase
5:00 pm Funds Panel: To Be Announced Deal Panel: To Be Announced Closing Panel: Healthcare Investing Following Obamacare and a Robust IPO Market for Biotech: Are IPOs and Exits Translating Into Distributions and Lasting Fund Performance? Panel 9: Avoiding Future-Shock: Building a Real Estate Portfolio for the Next Decade
5:30 pm Networking Reception

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Time Buyouts Funds Track Buyouts Deals Track
Venture Alpha West
7:30 am Networking Breakfast
8:15 am Welcome Remarks
8:30 am Keynote Speaker: To Be Announced
9:00 am Keynote Speaker: To Be Announced
9:35 am AM Networking Break
10:00 am Funds Panel 9: Small Market Gems: The Allure and Risk of Smaller Funds Deals Panel 9: Seven Steps to Take to Prepare for Your Next SEC Exam Panel 9: 1:1 Entrepreneur Roundtable
10:30 am Funds Panel 10: The Three Secondary Market Trends You Need to Know About Deals Panel 10: Advanced Deal Sourcing—Where to Find Your Next Deal Panel 10: The Keys to Portfolio Construction With Jim Scheinman of Maven Ventures
11:00 am Funds Panel 11: Leading LP Advisors Discuss Where They're Placing Bets Deals Panel 11: Cybersecurity: Why Your Firms Is Way Behind and How to Catch Up Panel 11: The Latest on Diversity Funds. What Efforts are Underway in the GP and LP Communities
11:30 am Funds Panel 12: Behind the Curtain: What LPs are Thinking About Your Fundraise….But Will Never Say Deals Panel 12: My Best/Worst Deal: Top Dealmakers Discuss One Big Win, One Battle Scar, and What They Learned From Both Panel 12: VC Visions On Fintech: What VCs/LPs are seeing on the Horizon
12:00 pm Closing Keynote Speaker


ExecConnect Private Meeting Program

The ExecConnect Private Meeting Program actively arranges one-on-one meetings between lenders, bankers, LPs and GPs so you'll have time to meet who you need to meet in a private setting. The 20-minute meetings are pre-scheduled by conference directors ensuring you meet with executives who best match your fundraising and investment goals.

Click here for information.


Who's Coming?
  • 57 Stars
  • 5T Wealth Management
  • 747 Capital
  • Abbott Downing
  • Accolade Partners
  • Adveq Management
  • Aeris Capital
  • Alpha Strategies Investment Consulting Inc.
  • AlpInvest Partners
  • Andina Family Offices
  • Aspiriant
  • Auda Private Equity
  • Auximos Asset Management
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Bayshore Capital Advisors
  • Blennemann Family Investments
  • Briar Hall LLC
  • Caledon Capital
  • California Bank & Trust
  • Cambridge Associates
  • Capricorn Investment Management
  • Cheyenne Capital
  • Cimarron Capital Partners
  • Cliffwater
  • CM Capital Advisors
  • Commonfund Capital, Inc.
  • Commonfund Institute
  • Constellation Wealth Advisors
  • Corfo, Chilean Economic Development Agency
  • Crow Holdings Capital
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • DB Private Equity & Private Markets
  • DuPont Capital Management
  • Federal Street Advisors
  • Filament, LLC
  • Fisher Lynch Capital
  • FLAG Capital Management
  • Franklin Park
  • GenSpring Family Offi
  • GF Private Equity Group, LLC
  • GIC Special Investments
  • Global Endowment Management
  • Greenspring Associates
  • Grove Street Advisors
  • Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
  • Hamilton Lane
  • Hancock Capital Management
  • Hauser Private Equity
  • Invesco Private Capital
  • John Hancock
  • Kendall Investments
  • Knightsbridge Advisers LLC
  • Legacy Venture
  • LP Capital Advisors
  • Makena Capital
  • Meketa Investment Group
  • Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
  • MSF Capital Advisors
  • Muller and Monroe Asset Management, LLC
  • NB Alternatives
  • Northern Trust
  • Northleaf Capital Partners
  • Oregon State Treasury
  • Pace University
  • Pantheon Ventures
  • Park Street Capital
  • Pension Consulting Alliance
  • Performance Equity Management
  • Perot Investments
  • Private Advisors
  • QIC Global Private Equity
  • RCP Advisors
  • Regis Management Company, LLC
  • Revelation Partners
  • Round Table Services
  • Rusnano Group (USA)
  • San Jose Police and Fire
    Retirement Plan
  • SanDisk Corporation
  • Siguler Guff & Company
  • SL Capital
  • Slocum
  • Stanford Management Company
  • Star Mountain Capital  
  • StepStone Global
  • Strategic Investment Group
  • Sutter Health
  • The Family Office
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The Presidio Group LLC
  • Thomas Weisel Partners
  • Top Tier Capital Partners
  • TorreyCove Capital Partners
  • Trigo Ventures
  • TrueBridge Capital Partners
  • Twin Bridge Capital Partners
  • UBS Financial Services
  • University of California Regents
  • Venture Investment Associates
  • Vista Ridge Capital Partners
  • Voyager Management
  • Weathergage Capital
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Wilshire Private Markets
  • Wynnwood Advisors

And Many More….



Hotel Information

PartnerConnect West 2015, is being held at:

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
1 Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

We've reserved a limited number of rooms at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay for special discounted rate. This rate is only available for reservations made by September 11, 2015. Please call the hotel directly to reserve your room at or book your reservation online at

Note: Tell the reservation agent that you are attending "PartnerConnect" to ensure you receive the special discounted rate of $385.

Hotel Deposit & Cancellation Policy

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay requires a first nights deposit of suite and applicable tax charges, to guarantee accommodations. Note: Room cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. Hotel check in time is 3:00 pm.