The annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference is one of the most anticipated industry events at the Business School. The conference showcases Columbia Business School alumni industry leaders and attracts more than 700 guests, including senior practitioners, faculty members, alumni, and current students, who come together to discuss recent trends and emerging issues in the private equity industry. Past keynote speakers have included Russell L. Carson ’67, cofounder of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe; Mark Gallogly ’86, cofounder of Centerbridge Partners; and Thomas H. Lee, founder of Lee Equity Partners.
The 2012 Carried Interest online highlights the panels and keynotes. The conference provided a fresh perspective on both the emerging lucrative exit opportunities and the challenges that the private equity and venture capital industries are facing ahead.
Every winter the Private Equity Program offers an intensive weekend of presentations and networking for students and alumni.
Participants at the 2011 Inaugural Deal Camp
Private Equity Breakfast Series
Seats are limited and much in demand for these industry-focused breakfasts hosted by Columbia Business School alumni. Students have the chance to meet senior practitioners and discuss their past experience and progression, specific transactions, market perspectives, and career advice. Participating firms have included the Blackstone Group, Apollo Investment Corporation, and TIAA-CREF, among others.