Sponsorship / Advertising Information

For more information on sponsoring PartnerConnect 2012, and for a Rate Card contact Bob Raidt:
Tel: +1-646-223-6246 | Email: robert.raidt@thomsonreuters.com

Platinum Sponsors

Rothstein Kass

Rothstein Kass is a premier professional services firm that has served privately held and publicly traded companies, individuals, and families for more than 50 years. Rothstein Kass is consistently ranked as a top CPA firm to the alternative investment industry in independent, third-party surveys. The firm provides services to many high-profile and respected clients including private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds and fund of funds, broker-dealers and registered investment advisors. Rothstein Kass Business Advisory Services, LLC professionals provide value-added and results-oriented consulting services to clients across industries in the areas of strategy, operations, technology, risk, compliance, dispute resolution and investigations. Rothstein Kass Business Advisory Services, LLC is an affiliate of Rothstein Kass.


Sixpoint Partners is a financial services boutique exclusively focused on helping private equity funds raise capital from institutional investors and on assisting holders of private equity limited partnership interests to maximize returns in the secondary marketplace.

Fundraising. The company represents funds seeking to raise from $200 million to $1.5 billion in a variety of capacities from global raises to strategic carve-outs and top-offs. Sixpoint's distribution team sources capital globally with a special emphasis on difficult to access LPs. The company enjoys excellent relationships with public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, institutional family offices, consultants, funds of funds, insurance companies, corporate pension funds, endowments and foundations, among other institutional investors.

Secondaries. Whether to help an LP to rebalance a portfolio, achieve early liquidity, ease the administrative burden or to strictly comply with regulatory requirements, secondary sales are an important tool used by ever greater numbers of institutional investors. Sixpoint's Secondary Sales team has managed full and limited auctions, buy-side mandates, stapled primary sales, fund of funds wind-downs and other techniques for maximizing the institutional investor's return.

For more information about Sixpoint Partners, please visit our website at www.sixpointpartners.com or contact Sixpoint co-founder and partner Eric Zoller at ezoller@sixpointpartners.com or at 212-751-8690.


Strategically focused. Remarkably responsive. More than a century of experience. The multi-disciplinary partners and directors of BDO's Private Equity Team provide integrated, value-added assurance, tax and consulting services across the fund cycle; from investment origination, acquisition and closure, ownership support and compliance, to exit. A central contact brings to bear the resources of the BDO network, 1,118 offices in 135 countries, providing consistently delivered exceptional service wherever you invest.

With a unique combination of dedicated senior advisory professionals and front line industry specialists, BDO supports buy and sell side transactions around the world and manages seamless transition to service both portfolio and fund.

Whether deal-maker, portfolio executive or fund professional - for more than 100 years, people who know private equity, know BDO. For more information visit www.bdo.com/privateequity or contact Lee Duran, Private Equity Practice Leader at +1-858-431-3410 or lduran@bdo.com.

Gold Sponsors


Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is an integrated firm of more than 240 lawyers with offices in Toronto, Montréal and New York. The firm is focused on business law and is consistently at the heart of the largest and most complex commercial and financial matters on behalf of its clients, regardless of borders. Davies is a leader in the representation of private equity firms and funds, as well as their financial sponsors, investors and portfolio companies, in connection with all aspects of their business. The firm's private equity practice is particularly attuned to transactional and internal issues that need to be dealt with by private equity firms and funds in their transactions. In addition to structuring and organizing private equity funds, Davies also represents private equity clients in connection with their investing activities. The firm advises on the acquisition and financing of portfolio companies, as well as the design and implementation of exits from private equity investments. Members of the private equity group also have expertise in recapitalizations, restructurings and work outs and sophisticated management compensation arrangements. In addition, they are often consulted with respect to the business activities of their private equity clients' portfolio companies.


With over $5.0 billion in capital, Golub Capital is a leading provider of financing solutions for the middle market, including one-loan financings (through the firm's proprietary GOLD facility), senior, second lien, and subordinated debt, preferred stock and co-investment equity. The firm also underwrites and syndicates senior credit facilities up to $200 million. Golub Capital.s hold sizes range up to $100 million per transaction. Golub Capital has deep industry knowledge and relationships in the following industries: healthcare and medical services, restaurants and specialty retail, software, digital and technology services, aerospace and defense, business services, consumer products, and industrial manufacturing.

Golub Capital is ranked a #1 Traditional Middle Market Bookrunner for 2011 by Thomson Reuters LPC for senior secured loans of up to $100 million for leveraged buyouts (based on number of deals completed). The firm was named "Middle Market Lender of the Year" by Buyouts Magazine for two years in a row in 2009 and 2010. Golub Capital has also been honored as .Debt Financing Agent of the Year. by M&A Advisor in 2010; .Mezzanine Financing Agent of the Year. by M&A Advisor in 2009; .Financing Firm of the Year. by M&A Advisor in 2008; and .M&A Lender of the Year. for 2008 by the Association for Corporate Growth.s monthly magazine, Mergers and Acquisitions. For more information, please visit the firm's website at www.golubcapital.com


KPMG in Canada provides Audit, Tax, and Advisory services and is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International's member firms have 145,000 people working in 152 countries/territories around the world. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Our clients include business corporations, governments, and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. They look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight, and local knowledge.

Sustaining and enhancing the quality of this professional workforce is KPMG's primary objective. Wherever we operate we want our firms to be no less than the professional employers of choice. Our people embrace KPMG's values. These values determine how we interact with clients, with each other and with the world around us. They define what we stand for and how we do things.

We contribute to the effective functioning of international capital markets. We support reforms that strengthen the markets' credibility and their social responsibility. We believe that similar reform must extend to the professional realm.

At KPMG we try to create sustainable, long-term economic growth, not just for our people and clients, but for the broader society, too. We seek to be good community leaders, making a real difference to the communities in which we operate.


Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 196 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.

Silver Sponsor


From offices located in the world's principal financial centers, Fried Frank provides market-leading financial institutions and investment firms with well-configured, cross-border teams that deliver the depth of knowledge, breadth of experience and responsiveness that clients require to meet their critical business objectives. We have one of the premier global private equity practices, with a team that has a distinctly broad understanding of the marketplace and the ability to address specific considerations for all types of funds.

Our practice is unique in that we truly provide end-to-end service, partnering with clients as a strategic advisor in all aspects of their businesses. We regularly counsel the markets' most active fund sponsors, investors and placement agents on the full range of their fund formation and investment-related activities, including leveraged buyouts, consortium bids, debt and equity investments, syndications and exit strategies. We have expertise representing megafund clients and middle-market sponsors across industries, including energy, infrastructure, defense, chemicals, real estate, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, media, telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer products and retail.

GP Sponsors

Castle Harlan

Castle Harlan, based in New York City, is a leading private equity firm distinguished by its disciplined focus on investing in control positions in middle market companies and the conviction that excellent returns are driven by investing at sensible prices in market leading companies that offer opportunities for solid, attainable growth. Founded in 1987, Castle Harlan's roots reach back to 1960's and the start of institutionalized private equity. Since inception, Castle Harlan has raised five private equity funds, representing approximately $3 billion in capital commitments, and invested in over 50 platform businesses. Primary investment sectors include manufacturing, energy services and equipment, specialty chemicals, distribution, transportation and consumer products. Castle Harlan is able to generate value in portfolio companies by accelerating growth in new geographies, products and distribution channels and through transformational add-on acquisitions. Castle Harlan collaborates with superior portfolio company management to improve business strategy, financial reporting and organization and governance. Castle Harlan's focus on value creation has resulted in distribution of capital to investors in each of the last twenty years. Castle Harlan's thirteen senior professionals have been with the firm for more than fifteen years on average and have over 300 years of combined private equity experience. Investment decisions are made consensually, with participation from all of the firm's investment professionals. Since 1999, Castle Harlan has partnered with Sydney-based CHAMP Private Equity to raise three Australian private equity funds, representing approximately A$3 billion in capital commitments.

Mercato Partners

Mercato Partners invests growth capital in expansion stage technology, branded consumer and digital media companies. Mercato was founded by successful serial entrepreneurs and principal investors Alan Hall and Greg Warnock, PhD who bring a distinctive blend of sales execution and private equity experience to the firm. Mercato's expertise and focus on channel expansion and sales execution accelerate portfolio growth and improve investment performance. Mercato's current fund has notable investments in Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO), Skullcandy (NASDAQ: SKUL), MediConnect Global and Control4.


Sectoral Asset Management Inc. is an industry-leading specialist in managing global investment portfolios in the healthcare sector. We have built a solid reputation and a strong track record of sustained added value since our firm was founded 11 years ago. We currently manage over $3bn in assets.

Sectoral is seeking capital commitments of $250 million for its 2nd crossover fund from a limited number of qualified LPs to invest in innovative, late stage privately-held companies and small-cap stocks in the life sciences area.

Our strategy is to focus on investments in companies with known manageable risks, and the potential to make on average 2-5x returns in a 24-48 month timeframe. These companies have typically demonstrated initial clinical proof of concept for biotechs, or demonstrated product specifications and prototype feasibility for life sciences tool makers and medtechs. We are indiscriminately looking to find these investment opportunities in the listed or privately-held segment, as it is our belief that there are opportunities on both sides of the Initial Public Offering (IPO) divide. There are synergies to our deal sourcing and investment assessment in both landscapes as the underlying assets are essentially identical by development stage and addressable market opportunities.


TTV Capital was founded in 2000 as one of the few venture firms focused exclusively on investing in technology-enabled financial services companies and businesses worldwide that use financial technology. Our partners have over 100 years of collective experience working with and building world class technology-enabled financial services businesses. We are leaders in the payments, security, banking, data analytics and capital markets sectors.

TTV Capital invests in technology-enabled companies with sustainable business models and innovative products. Ultimately though, it's the people in which we invest. We seek to partner with passionate entrepreneurs who understand success is about execution and having a motivated team that focuses on building great products and delighting customers.

Great businesses are not built overnight. It takes a passionate and dedicated team working hard to build a great company. TTV Capital is in the business of serving and supporting those teams. And we are passionate about helping them, we enjoy doing it and are completely committed to providing the resources, relationships and expertise they need to succeed.

Bronze Sponsors

Angelo, Gordon &Co.

Angelo, Gordon, founded in 1988, is a privately held firm focusing on alternative money management activities for institutional clients and high net worth individuals. Angelo, Gordon's investment disciplines encompass five principal lines: (i) distressed debt and leveraged loans, (ii) real estate equity and debt, (iii) residential and commercial mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, (iv) private equity and special situations and (v) multi-strategy. In each discipline, Angelo, Gordon seeks to generate absolute returns by exploiting market inefficiencies and capitalizing on situations that are not in the mainstream of investment opportunities. The common thread linking investments is a conservative evaluation approach, implemented through in-depth research and a diversification strategy applied within each portfolio to limit downside risk. The firm has more than 250 employees, including over 90 investment professionals, and has approximately $22 billion in assets under management. The firm is headquartered in New York with associated offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney.


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Media Partner


BackBay Communications is an independent strategic branding, marketing and public relations firm focused on the financial services sector. Our client base includes asset managers, private equity firms, venture capital firms, banks, financial technology providers, as well as accountants, consultants and data providers.

BackBay's services include public relations, advertising, marketing materials and websites. We pride ourselves on our thought leadership initiatives and relationships with major business media.

With offices in Boston, London and New York, BackBay serves companies across the United States and Europe. To find out how we could help your organization, visit www.backbaycommunications.com.