SOURCE: MIT Sloan School of Management

April 23, 2012 07:30 ET

MIT Sloan's Private Equity Symposium to Spotlight Opportunities in the Maturing Asset Class, Global Evolution, and Industries of Today and Tomorrow

Thomas H. Lee, Martin J. Mannion, and Mark B. Florian to Serve as Keynote Speakers

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 23, 2012) - How do private equity companies unlock the value of their maturing assets? In what developing nations are private equity firms making inroads? And what is the future of private equity in the healthcare, technology, and media industries?

On Friday, May 4, the Ninth Annual MIT Sloan Private Equity Symposium will bring together industry professionals, academics, and MBAs from MIT Sloan and other top-tier schools to explore these questions and other trending topics in the private equity sector. The conference will be held at the Boston Marriott Cambridge in Kendall Square, 2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA.

Slated keynote speakers include the trio of Thomas H. Lee, founder of Lee Equity Partners; Martin J. Mannion, managing director of Summit Partners; and Mark B. Florian, managing director and head of Energy Infrastructure at First Reserve Corporation. They will provide insight into the future of private equity investing and how private equity firms evaluate their investments and manage their portfolios.

Senior industry professionals will lead nine panel discussions built around three timely topics:

  • Opportunities in a Maturing Asset Class
    Improving value through operations, finding hidden value in transactions, and discovering developments in fundraising

  • Global Evolution
    Private equity's role in emerging markets, growth equity, and financing

  • Industries of Today and Tomorrow
    Private equity trends in energy, healthcare, technology, media, and telecommunications

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About the MIT Sloan Private Equity Symposium
Since its inception in 2004, the MIT Sloan Private Equity Symposium has grown to be one of the leading private equity conferences. The Symposium provides a forum for industry professionals and the MIT community, including distinguished professors, alumni, and students, to gather and discuss the current relevant issues and trends affecting the ever-changing private equity industry.

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