Private Equity

Finance Roundtable

October 18, 2016: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chicago Booth Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chris McGowan, along with a panel of Private Equity Professionals in Chicago will share their take on the PE Industry today.


Gleacher Center
Room 100
450 N Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Panelists will draw on their experience to describe how they tackle :

*Sourcing Deals

*Value Propositions/Value Add

*Exit Strategy - timeframe?  strategic vs. financial buyers

*Due Diligence Process

*Trends in the marketplace

*Communication with investors and with management




Register Online

Registration is now closed for the event. You may register at the door.
We will be accepting cash (exact amount), check, or credit card. Thank you.

Deadline: 10/18/2016

Speaker Profiles

Christopher McGowan (Panelist)
Booth Professor

Professor McGowan serves as the general partner for CJM Ventures, a private equity firm formed in Chicago in 2011 focused on buy-outs and growth equity investments in companies based near Chicago.

Sean McNally (Panelist)
Partner, Prairie Capital

Chicago Booth MBA.

Sean is responsible for sourcing and evaluating potential opportunities, leading due diligence, structuring and negotiating transactions, and managing portfolio company investments.

Joe Kacergis (Panelist), Alix Partners

Chicago Booth MBA.

Joe has originated, marketed, and closed more than 100 merger and acquisition transactions, as well as capital raising assignments, including IPOs and secondary offerings.

Jamie Wildman (Panelist)
Partner, William Blair & Co.

Chicago Booth MBA.

Jamie is a member of the financial sponsors group where he focuses on business development and manages the firm's relationships with private equity firms and family offices.

Dustin Weinberger (Moderator), Coda Capital

Chicago Booth MBA.

Dustin is involved in all aspects of Coda Capital's activities, including: originating deal opportunities, investor relations, fundraising, and managing the investment and portfolio company functions of the firm.


John Salvino, '06