The State Of Entrepreneurial Finance

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York City

May 28, 2015: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This event, the second in a series of Roundtables to assess NY alumni interest in small company topics, will explore financing of small cap businesses (<$500M) in today's maket.

 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Registration/Refreshments

 7:00 PM to  7:45 PM - Discussion and Q&A

7:45 PM to  8:30 PM – Refreshments


MAK Capital
Floor 24
590 Madison Avenue (at 57th Street)
New York, New York

Event Details

Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the economy and access to capital is the lifeblood of their companies. For some companies, financing has never been easier or cheaper. For others, it has never been more difficult or more expensive. In this Roundtable, Mr. deNey will discuss the financing of entrepreneurial businesses in today's market conditions covering such topics as:

  • How and when to access different types of finance including friends and family, venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, and the public market
  • Preconditions for a successful financing
  • When to consider a startup---do you really know what you're getting into?
  • Planning for a liquidity event
  • Considerations for sale of the company or public financing



The price to register is $20 per person to cover the cost of beer, wine and light refreshments. Due to space constraints and to facilitate discussion, registration will be limited to twenty tickets on a first come first served basis.


Register Online

Deadline: 5/27/2015

Speaker Profiles

Richared deNey (Speaker)
Managing Director, Headwaters MB

Richard deNey has been an investment banker for 35 years. For the last 15 years he has focused on small capitalization companies which have ranged in size from startups to $500 million market value.

After receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, Mr. deNey studied finance and economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business well before it became the Booth School of Business. In fact, David Booth was one of his teaching assistants in a course taught by Gene Fama.

After working in corporate strategy at McKinsey and Company, he joined the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of The First Boston Corporation which became Credit Suisse First Boston and now Credit Suisse. More recently, he founded and built the M&A Group at Needham and Company, a leader in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions for small-cap technology companies. He is presently Managing Director in the Technology Group of Headwaters MB, a boutique investment banking firm with 75 bankers located in offices in Greenwich, Ct, Denver, San Francisco and Newport Beach.


Tim Connolly, '80