Buyouts Chicago is part of PartnerConnect, an "event of events" that combines several branded conferences under one roof. It's a valuable networking event, all of it focused on private markets, where attendees constantly cross-pollinate, as they freely move from one event to the next.

Click above to hear what LPs and GPs have to say about our events.

Expand Your Network, Supercharge Your Strategy, and Get Deals Done.

Join the Buyouts editorial team and hundreds of LPs, GPs and intermediaries in Chicago for 2 days of unparalleled networking and intelligence. Whether you’re focused on fundraising or just looking to learn more about the trends shaping your business, the 8th Annual Buyouts Chicago conference is guaranteed to help you profit in 2015. You’ll meet more than 300 professionals at the regions biggest PE event of the year for senior decision-makers.

Plus GPs can customize their networking opportunities with LPs by participating in our exclusive ExecConnect private meeting program: pre-arranged 1:1 meetings with LPs with mutual investment goals. Enrollment for ExecConnect is included with all GP tickets; and with more than 100 LPs attending, you’re sure to meet new investors eager to put money to work in the asset class.

Buyouts Chicago is part of the PartnerConnect Series of events taking place at the Palmer House Hotel on June 23-24. To see our concurrent Private Debt Summit content, please click here. To see more information on PartnerConnect Events, please click here.

Private Debt Summit | June 23, 2015 | 8:00AM - 5:00 PM
Join us at the Private Debt Summit where hot topics swirling around the leveraged loan and mezzanine markets will be discussed by expert thought leaders. Your registration for Buyouts Chicago includes complimentary admission to the Private Debt Summit. If you’re only interested in the Private Debt Summit, click here to register.

PE Performance Benchmarking Workshop & Luncheon | June 24, 2015 | 1:00PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a special workshop on private equity performance analysis hosted by Bison. Through a series of panels, keynotes and presentations, Bison will share groundbreaking, proprietary data on hard-to-find performance metrics. This session is a can't miss for any LP or GP trying to make sense of current benchmarking trends, key performance metrics, and fundraising. An additional fee may apply. Click here for more details.

Hear From Our Featured Speakers:

J. Christopher Flowers

Managing Director & CEO, J.C. Flowers & Co.

Wilbur L. Ross Jr.

Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, WL Ross & Co.

J.B. Pritzker

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Pritzker Group

Carl Thoma

Managing Partner, Thoma Bravo

Charles Burbidge

Executive Director, Chicago Teachers Pension

Andrea Auerbach

Managing Director, Cambridge Associates

Who Should Attend
    • Private Equity Groups
    • Institutional Investors
    • Investment Banks
    • Commercial Lenders
    • Law Firms
    • Consulting Firms
    • Placement Agents
    • Due Diligence Firms
    • Valuation Firms
    • Recruiters
Fund Strategies Desired by LPs Who Attend?
    • Buyouts: 93%
    • Growth Equity: 77%
    • Distressed Debt: 68%
    • Credit: 58%
    • Energy: 49%
    • Secondaries: 47%
    • Real Estate: 43%
AUM of GPs Attending?

Who's Coming

Who attends Buyouts Chicago? Virtually every major Financial Sponsor and hundreds of LPs. Here are a sample of firms who have previously attended Buyouts Chicago from the past two years to give you a sense of the types of companies you'll meet this year:

57 Stars
747 Capital
Abbott Capital Management
Adams Street Partners
Adveq Management US
Allstate Investments
AlpInvest Partners, Inc.
Altius Associates
American Securities
Angelo Gordon
Aquiline Capital Partners
Ascension Investment Management
Aterian Investment Partners
Atlas Diligence
Babson Capital Management
Bank of Ireland
Bay Hills Capital
BB&T Capital Partners
BlackEagle Partners
Blue Sea Capital
Boathouse Capital
Bow River Capital Partners
Bowside Capital
Branford Castle, Inc.
Campbell Lutyens
Capitalsource Inc.


• Capstone Partners
Carl Marks Advisory Group
Castle Harlan
Chatham Capital
Cheyenne Capital
Chicago Growth Partners
Chicago Pacific Founders
Chicago Tribune
CHIMCO / Ascension Health
CIC Partners
Cimarron Capital Partners
Coller Capital
Comerica Bank
Cordish Private Ventures
Crow Holdings Capital Partners
Crystal & Company
DB Private Equity & Private Markets
Deerpath Capital Management LP
Diversified Trust Company
DSC Quantitative Group
EBF & Associates
Elm Creek Partners
ETF Securities Managed Futures, LLC
Evolution Capital Partners
Exelon Corp.


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