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2018 Entrepreneur Summit presented by Deloitte Private

November 7-8, 2018 | Omni Frisco Hotel | Dallas, TX

Join highly successful business owners, some of the world’s leading investor groups, senior executives, industry specialists, and M&A professionals for a unique networking event.

The Deloitte Entrepreneur Summit presented by Deloitte Private

Event highlights

This year's Entrepreneur Summit will be held at the Omni Frisco Hotel, which is adjacent to The Star—the world headquarters and training facility of the Dallas Cowboys.

  • One-on-one meetings between attending companies and relevant investor groups
  • Panel discussions that address key issues currently impacting M&A activity and the capital markets
  • Guest speaker Rick Reilly, author, screenwriter, and member of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame, will bring "his breezy, hilarious, and yet often emotional style" to this year’s keynote address

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The focus: Networking and insights

This one-day event offers privately held companies the opportunity to engage in one-on-one meetings with approximately 175 investor groups—including private equity firms, family offices, and sovereign wealth funds. These investor groups collectively focus on all industries and investment types.

Attendees will learn more about the private equity alternative and receive specific insights from professional investors. Many companies view this event as a business development opportunity, given that attending investor groups own portfolio companies in similar industries. Organizations with no near-term plans to transact will also find The Entrepreneur Summit to be a valuable learning and networking experience.

Deloitte will collect detailed, post-conference feedback from the investor groups based on every meeting they attend, and coordinate appropriate follow-up dialogue. All investor groups execute a non-disclosure agreement as part of the registration process. This precludes them from contacting companies after the conference without a specific invitation to do so.

"Having decided to build on my understanding of the options presented by private equity groups, I attended Deloitte’s conference. I was incredibly impressed by the roster of firms with which I met and benefited significantly from hearing about different approaches companies can take to generate growth. Beyond receiving great feedback on our company’s strategy, I really enjoyed the discussions." 

– Diane Butler, CEO, Butler Burger Group, LLC

You’ll be in good company

Last year’s event brought together more than 700 private business owners, leading investor groups, senior executives, industry specialists, and middle-market M&A professionals. Previous attendees from private equity groups, family offices, and sovereign wealth funds have included:

ABRY Partners
Actium Investment Partners
Anchorage Capital Group
Argonaut Private Equity
Audax Private Equity
Battery Ventures
Bregal Partners Chickasaw Nation Industries CIVC Partners
Golden Gate Capital Goldman Sachs Hicks Family Holdings
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Madison Dearborn Partners Marlin Equity Partners
New Mountain Capital ONEX Parallel49 Equity
Parthenon Capital Partners Providence Equity Partners Rosewood Private Investments
Sentinel Capital Partners Summit Partners TA Associates
The Blackstone Group The Carlyle Group The Jordan Company
The Riverside Company Thomas H. Lee Partners Trinity Hunt Partners
TSG Consumer Partners Warburg Pincus Wynnchurch Capital

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Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC offers the client service and middle market focus of a boutique investment bank, backed by the global reach and cross-functional capabilities of the world’s largest professional services firm.

  • 1,900 professionals across 150 international locations
  • Deep industry insight with dedicated sector coverage
  • Highly differentiated access to decision makers throughout the world
  • Through the combined resources of the subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP, we are able to provide integrated M&A, Consulting, and Tax services across all stages of the M&A lifecycle

“Deloitte Corporate Finance's conference helped introduce our company to many potential partners. The Deloitte team provided highly accurate and unbiased advisory insight into who could successfully help our company capitalize on future growth opportunities.”

– Todd Feinman, CEO, Identity Finder

Contacts

John Lindsey
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

+1 469 623 0589

Jamie Lewin
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

+1 214 240 5344

Brooks Bankhead
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

+1 469 900 5008

Morgan Parker
Entrepreneur Summit program contact

+1 214 840 1381

Tammie Funderud
Entrepreneur Summit program contact

+1 704 731 7216

Jackie Polson
Entrepreneur Summit program contact

+1 321 233 7088

Evan Karev
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

+1 212 492 4670

Robert Rosone
Deloitte LLP

+1 732 618 1389

 

About Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC provides strategic advisory services and M&A advice that help corporate, entrepreneurial, and private equity clients create and act upon opportunities for liquidity, growth and long-term advantage. With an in-depth understanding of the marketplace and access to a global network of investment bankers, we help clients confidently pursue strategic transactions in both domestic and global markets. Deloitte Corporate Finance, together with the Corporate Finance Advisory practices within the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited network of member firms, include in excess of 1,900 professionals, who work collaboratively across 150 international locations. With our significant experience in providing investment banking services across key industries, we are able to offer our clients solutions that help them to achieve their strategic objectives. For more information, visit investmentbanking.deloitte.com.

About Deloitte Private

Deloitte Private is a global practice committed to serving private enterprises around the world. We deliver a distinctive client experience through service offerings tailored to meet the unique needs of private companies, including family-owned and closely held businesses, and private equity portfolio companies. For more information, visit Deloitte Private Company Services.

Investment banking services related to advising on the purchase, sale or exchange of debt or equity securities in a capacity that requires registration as a broker-dealer with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) will be provided by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC.

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