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Private Equity Program News

October 8, 2012

Applications now being accepted for Deal Camp 2012

On December 7 - 9, 2012 over sixty members and friends of the Columbia Business School community, including current MBA and EMBA students, law students, alumni, and industry professionals will gather at the oceanfront conference facilities of Gurney’s Inn located in Montauk, NY for an innovative seminar/retreat called Deal Camp.


Deal Camp 2012

On December 7 - 9, 2012 over sixty members and friends of the Columbia Business School community, including current MBA and EMBA students, law students, alumni, and industry professionals will gather at the oceanfront conference facilities of Gurney’s Inn located in Montauk, NY for an innovative seminar/retreat called Deal Camp.

Created by the Private Equity Program, with the organizational support of the Career Management Center and financial support of the Dean's office, Deal Camp was made possible through the generous financial sponsorship of Ernst & Young LLP.  The driving force for the establishment for Deal Camp was the recognition of the need for current students and those considering a career transition into the private equity industry and related fields to feel better prepared to handle the "nuts and bolts" practical questions that arise in job interviews.

Click here for the application form.

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Participants at the 2011 Inaugural Deal Camp

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Deal Camp offered inter-active presentations and case studies from a variety of industry professionals in an intimate and high-intensity learning environment away from the distractions of everyday school and work life.  Each evening culminated in a sit-down dinner where speakers and attendees had the opportunity to relax from the day's events.

Attendee feedback on the Private Equity Program's inaugural Deal Camp was positive and the Private Equity Program hopes to make Deal Camp an annual winter event.  Representative reactions included:

"I learned far more than I could have hoped for ...besides having a nice break from NYC noise and pollution" - First year student

"Fantastic job in organizing and conducting the Deal Camp this weekend.  All speakers were excellent and collectively provided a robust overview on the industry and the deal process. I'm fortunate to have participated in the inaugural session and am certain the conference will be sought after in years to come. - Second year student

If you are interested in attending Deal Camp in the future or in becoming a sponsor of Deal Camp please contact: Greta Larson, Assistant Director of the Private Equity Program at gl2304columbia.edu. Applications will be accepted starting October 8.
Please view the slideshow of the December 2011 Deal Camp.

 

Fellows Program Information Session - April 16

The Private Equity Program is announcing the timeline and updates for the Private Equity Fellows Program.

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All interested 2nd year candidates are encouraged to RSVP and attend Click here for registration link

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Events

May 5 

Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria
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December 5-7

Fourth Annual Deal Camp in Montauk
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New Research

No Free Shop: Why Target Companies in MBOs and Private Equity Transactions Sometimes Choose Not to Buy ‘Go Shop’ Options

By Charles W. Calomiris, Donna M. Hitscherich and Adonis Antoniades

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