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
Alston & Bird Alumni Panel/ Networking Series
Columbia Business School Private Equity Program’s Alumni Discussion Series is hosted 2-3 times a year at Alston & Bird LLP's offices. The firm has been a sponsor of the Columbia Business School Private Equity Program’s Alumni Discussion Series since 2010. Topics have covered the full range of the private equity deal cycle from capital raising, portfolio investing and exit. The panels are frequently led by James Sullivan and Matthew Mamak and feature prominent Columbia graduates that continue to play leading roles in the shaping of the private equity and venture capital industries globally. Visit our Events page for more information.
The Private Equity & Venture Capital Student Conference
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.