18th Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference


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"Out of the Storm But Not Out of the Woods"

February 3, 2012

In 2012 the Annual Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference was hosted by Columbia Business School Private Equity and Venture Capital Club and it brought together over 750 professionals, alumni, and students to provide a forum for industry practitioners and followers to interact. 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.

Featured keynote speakers:

  • Joseph L. Rice III – Chairman & Co-founder, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
  • David M. Rubenstein - Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
  • Jason Kelly - Private Equity Reporter, Bloomberg News
  • Robert L. Nardelli - CEO, Cerberus Operating & Advisory Company
  • Timothy C. Draper - Managing Director & Founder, DFJ Gotham Ventures

Panels included:

  • The Leveraged Buyout
  • Strategic Venturing
  • Emerging Markets Investing
  • Private Equity in the Middle Market
  • Trends in Venture Capital Investing
  • The Changing Regulatory Environment