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Covington’s corporate practice covers a broad range of transactional and advisory work. With corporate lawyers in New York, Washington, London, California, China, Seoul, Dubai, Frankfurt, and Johannesburg, we handle domestic, cross-border, and international matters worldwide. Our clients include Global 500 companies, private equity, hedge, corporate venture, and other investment funds and sponsors, investment and retail banks, venture-backed companies, sports franchises, and corporate boards and committees.
We consider the hallmarks of our corporate practice to be legal talent, careful execution, strong judgment, and teamwork. Our corporate lawyers work closely with colleagues in our related practices, including tax, employee benefits and employment, antitrust, and intellectual property, to deliver integrated advice to our clients. In addition, we draw on Covington’s strong regulatory and policy practices and industry experts to inform and enhance our skills and execution. Such practices include life sciences and healthcare, sports, financial institutions, fintech, energy (including clean energy), telecommunications, media, entertainment, consumer brands, and aerospace and defense.
Latham & Watkins is a leading global law firm with more than 2,600 lawyers in its offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The firm has internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork, and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering. When a client needs in-depth local knowledge and understanding of cross-border legal regimes, Latham’s global footprint ensures it has the resources necessary to structure and execute complex transactions around the world.
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Private equity firms, portfolio companies and investment funds face complex challenges. Successful deals depend on the ability to move faster, drive rapid and strategic growth and create greater value throughout the transaction lifecycle. EY taps its global network to help source deal opportunities and combines deep sector insights with the proven, innovative strategies that have guided the world’s fastest growing companies. Our clients discover powerful new ways to create unexpected paths to value ─ generating positive economic benefits for both investors and society. That’s the power of positive equity.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients.
For more information, please visit ey.com.
Castlelake, L.P. is a global private investment firm focused on opportunistic investments in alternative assets, sub-performing loans and special situations, and is an experienced leader in aircraft ownership and servicing. Through a relationship-oriented approach, Castlelake acts as a preferred liquidity provider in smaller balance opportunities within niche areas of the investment landscape. The firm’s investment strategy is predicated on superior sourcing, fundamental value-based due diligence, and a willingness to embrace complexity. With offices in Minneapolis, London, Dublin and Singapore, the Castlelake team comprises more than 150 professionals. As of September 30, 2018, Castlelake manages private funds and debt vehicles with approximately $13 billion in assets, on behalf of its investors, including endowments, foundations, public and private pension plans, private funds, family offices, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds. For more information, please visit www.castlelake.com.
The Jordan Company (“TJC”) (www.thejordancompany.com), founded in 1982, is a middle-market private equity firm that has managed funds with original capital commitments in excess of $11 billion since 1987 and a 37-year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries including Industrials, Transportation & Logistics, Healthcare & Consumer, and Telecom, Technology & Utility. The senior investment team has been investing together for over 20 years and it is supported by the Operations Management Group, which was established in 1988 to initiate and support operational improvements in portfolio companies. Headquartered in New York, TJC also has an office in Chicago.
Kauffman Fellows, established in 1995, seeks to develop leaders in capital formation to build on the success they have already achieved. Each year, a class of approximately 60 venture capital and other investors (LPs, family office, PE, accelerator) is selected. The program challenges each Fellow to accelerate their impact through self-reflection, peer learning, 1-on-1 mentoring, and a structured curriculum taught by leading venture capitalists and global thought leaders.
Each class meets quarterly for 3.5 days over a two-year period. Inspired by Ewing Marion Kauffman and his legacy of conducting business in a scrupulously honest fashion, we measure our success by the number of new businesses we nurture and inspire, by the longevity of these businesses, and by the long-term returns generated for entrepreneurs, investors, and society as a whole.
Our trust-based network of 589 Fellows in over 40 countries has collectively deployed over $50 billion in capital, and created over 700,000 jobs.
Kauffman Fellows has a strong commitment to diversity, actively recruiting individuals who believe our community is stronger and better when we value and respect everyone. This essential core value guides us in our service to entrepreneurs, investors and colleagues.
Please visit our website, kauffmanfellows.org, for more information.
The Toigo Foundation is committed to ethical leadership and broader diversity of thought and experience in business. Our mission is to foster the career advancement and increased leadership of underrepresented talent by creating mechanisms for greater inclusion from the classroom to the boardroom.
For nearly 30 years, the Foundation has advanced the success of thousands of talented diverse professionals as they ascend through their MBA studies and embark on careers across a variety of finance industry sectors and investment roles. Toigo’s work is anchored by a fellowship program which has been established with an unwavering expectation for excellence in skill and leadership potential. Through a highly competitive selection process, the distinction of Toigo Fellow is awarded each year to a group of approximately 50 individuals who exhibit these qualities. The Foundation has advanced its programmatic reach to focus keenly on new mechanisms for entry such as its private equity rotational fellowship program and retention – providing tools, resources and thought leadership which build upon their finance skills and strengthen their leadership ascent to corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, board leadership, and community impact.
Today, Toigo Alumni represent a new generation of talent demonstrating the merits of inclusion balanced with skill, ethics and integrity. Firms work with Toigo through a variety of offerings tailored to each organization’s needs and strategies for diversity hiring and retention and collaborates with many business organizations to strengthen our shared goals for opportunity and change. To learn more, visit www.toigofoundation.org.
The ILPA is the global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity Limited Partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations.
Initially founded as an informal networking group, the ILPA is a voluntary association funded by its members. The ILPA membership has grown to include almost 400 member organizations from around the world representing over US $1 trillion of private assets globally.
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers the next generation of American companies that will fuel the economy of tomorrow. As the voice of the U.S. venture capital and startup community, NVCA advocates for public policy that supports the American entrepreneurial ecosystem. Serving the venture community as the preeminent trade association, NVCA arms the venture community for success, serving as the leading resource for venture capital data, practical education, peer-led initiatives, and networking. For more information about NVCA, please visit www.nvca.org.
The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association is the pan-African industry body which promotes and enables private investment in Africa.
AVCA plays a significant role as a champion and effective change agent for the industry, educating, equipping and connecting members and stakeholders with independent industry research, best practice training programmes, and exceptional networking opportunities.
With a global and growing member base, AVCA members span private equity and venture capital firms, institutional investors, foundations and endowments, pension funds, international development finance institutions, professional service firms, academia, and other associations.
This diverse membership is united by a common purpose: to be part of the Africa growth story.
EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. An independent, non-profit organization, the association brings together 300+ firms—including institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors—who manage more than US$5 trillion in assets across 130 countries. EMPEA members share the organization’s belief that private capital can deliver attractive long-term investment returns and promote the sustainable growth of companies and economies. EMPEA supports its members globally through authoritative research and intelligence, conferences, networking, education and advocacy.
The Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the growth of private capital investment in Latin America and the Caribbean. LAVCA’s membership is comprised of over 180+ firms, from leading global investment firms active in the region to local fund managers from Mexico to Argentina, as well as institutional investors, family offices, corporates, real estate investors, and sovereign wealth funds. Member firms control assets in excess of US$65b, directed at capitalizing and growing Latin American businesses. LAVCA’s mission – to spur regional economic growth by advancing private capital investment – is accomplished through programs of research, networking forums, education, and advocacy of sound public policy. More information at www.lavca.org
Based in Washington, DC, the National Association of Investment Companies (www.naicpe.com) was founded in 1971. Comprised of more than 55 member firms representing over $100 billion of assets under management, it is the largest network of diverse-owned private equity firms and hedge funds in the United States.
Albourne Village, a virtual hedge fund community with over 100,000 active residents, is a free and independent website for anyone interested in alternative investments. It incorporates a virtual pub and library to exchange news, views and IP, a job centre, conference centre and School. The Village is also home to a vast number of established industry contacts.
Don’t just join the Village, be the Village.
Launched in 2001, Eurekahedge has an 18 years proven track record as the world’s largest independent data provider and alternative research firm specialising in global hedge fund databases and research. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in New York and Philippines, the global expertise of our research team constantly adapts to industry changes and needs, allowing Eurekahedge to develop and offer a wide array of products and services coveted by institutional investors, family offices, accredited investors, qualified purchasers, financial institutions and media sources. In addition to market-leading hedge fund databases, Eurekahedge’s other business functions include hedge fund research publications, due diligence services, investor services, analytical platforms and risk management tools. For more information, please visit www.eurekahedge.com or email us at email@example.com.
Hedge Connection has grown to become the most widely recognized and innovative marketing solution for the hedge fund industry. Our online fund database is powered by Morningstar and provides investors with access to over 7,000 hedge funds, fund of funds and CTAs.
The Boardroom, our industry leading online community, is woven into the fabric of our fund database and facilitates relationship building, networking, and free-flow of information. Hedge Connection’s online ecosystem is complemented by our premier one-on-one networking events. Since 2005, over 5,000 investors have participated in Hedge Connection related events, resulting in thousands of direct meetings for hedge fund managers.
Hedge Connection is built on a foundation of industry experience and guided by the core principles of integrity, partnership, and value. Our clients include hedge funds, fund of funds, family offices, endowments & trusts, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, private banks, advisors and service providers to the financial industry.
Hedge Connection is a recipient of a US patent for it’s methodology of connecting hedge funds and investors online.
PitchBook is a financial technology company that provides data on the capital markets to help professionals discover and execute opportunities with confidence and efficiency. We collect and analyze detailed data on the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape—including public and private companies, investors, funds, investments, exits and people. Our data and analysis are available through our suite of products (the PitchBook Platform), industry news and in-depth reports.