Jenner & Block

"Challenges Caused by Untested Capital Structures and Non-Traditional 'Lenders,'" University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Polsky Center For Entrepreneurship Sixth Annual Private Equity Conference, Chicago, IL

Jenner & Block Partner Catherine L. Steege will speak at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business - Polsky Center For Entrepreneurships’ Private Equity Conference, to be held February 16 at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.  Jenner & Block is a major sponsor of the event. 

Ms. Steege will moderate a panel discussion entitled, "Challenges Caused by Untested Capital Structures and Non-Traditional 'Lenders.'" Other panelists include Andrew Tumbull, Houlihan Lokey; Sara Lipsomb, Principal and Founder of Sara D. Lipscomb Consulting; Lewis Schoenwetter, H.I.G. Capital; and Josh Davis, Laminar Direct Capital/D.E. Shaw.

Below is an agenda for the Conference.

8:00 am
Registration and Networking Breakfast
G.A.R. Rotunda

9:00 am
Welcome and Introduction: Ken O'Keefe
Partner, Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Co.
G.A.R. Hall

9:10 am
Morning Keynote: Andrew P. Studdert
Chairman and CEO, NES Rental Holdings, Inc.
G.A.R. Hall

10:15 am
Making Control Investments in Distressed Situations
G.A.R. Hall

Sponsored and Moderated By:
DLA Piper

Panelists:
Stephen Presser - Partner, Monomoy Capital Partners
David Rosen - Managing Director, Equity Group Investments
Kevin Prokop - Director, Questor Management Company
Myung Yi - Managing Director, American Capital Strategies

11:30 am
Lunch and Afternoon Keynote: Howard S. Marks
Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management
Preston Bradley Hall

1:00 pm
Differentiation Tactics in the LBO Business
G.A.R. Hall

Sponsored and Moderated By:
James Lidbury - Partner, Mayer Brown

Panelists:
Nicholas Alexos - Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners
Nathan Brown - Managing Director, Wind Point Partners
Phil Canfield - Partner, GTCR
Eric Larson - Partner, Linden Capital Partners
Troy Noard - Managing Director, Frontenac Company

2:20 pm
Challenges Caused by Untested Capital Structures and Non-Traditional Lenders
G.A.R. Hall

Sponsored and Moderated By:
Catherine Steege - Partner, Jenner & Block

Panelists:
Josh Davis - Director, Laminar Direct Capital (D.E. Shaw)
Sara Lipsomb - Principal and Founder of Sara D. Lipscomb Consulting
Lewis Schoenwetter - Managing Director, H.I.G. Capital
Andrew Turnbull - Director, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin

3:45 pm
International Investing: Current Strategies, Trends, and Outlook
G.A.R. Hall

Moderated By:
Todd Henderson - Professor, University of Chicago Law School

Panelists:
Bryce Fort - Director, EMP Africa
Chris Freund - Managing Director, Mekong Capital
Gary Garrabrant - CEO, Equity International
Jeff Kirby - Managing Director, European Future Group
Stephen Xi - Managing Director, The Hina Group
Osamu Yamamoto - Partner, Unison Capital

5:00 pm
Networking Reception
G.A.R. Rotunda