Darden Private Equity Club 2013-2014 Calendar of Events

  • Healthcare Private Equity.Friday, August 30th 9:30 - 10:30 AM in CR 130. Mitch Hill of Growth Equity firm Strathspey Crown healthcare private equity as well as current projects he is working on.  (Joint event with the Healthcare club). 

  • Founding and Managing a PE Group. September 19th from 1:30 to 2:30 PMin CR 150.  ​John Fruehwirth from Rotunda Capital will discuss his experience founding and managing a private equity firm. 

  • Parthenon Group – Private Equity Practice. September 19th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in CR 130 followed by a reception in the Piano Room.  The Parthenon Group will provide an overview of the Private Equity Practice as well as the firm in general. 

  • The Secondary Market. October 2nd from 1:30 to 2:30 PM in CR in CR 120.  Brian Farmer of Hirschler Fleischer will be providing an overview of the secondary market as well as overall trends in the industry. 

  • The Role of M&A in Operating Companies. October8th 3:00 - 4:00 PM.  HBM Holdings will discuss the role of M&A in an operating company.  HBM is hiring MBAs interested in M&A as well as general management and will have a happy hour the evening following the presentation.  (Joint event with Finance and General Mgt) 

  • Private Equity 101. October 10th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in CR 140.  Harris Williams, a middle market investment bank based in Richmond, VA, will present an overview of the private equity industry.  Harris Williams will also host a cocktail reception for interested students following the event and is recruiting FYs and SYs.  (Joint event with Finance) 

  • Grey Rock Energy Partners Happy Hour. October 24th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the Piano Room.  Private Equity firm Grey Rock Energy Partners is in Charlottesville for fundraising and is hosting a Happy Hour and Information Session. 

  • PE Recruiting Roadmap and Day in the Life of PE Professional. November 18th from 4:10 to 5:10 PM (room TBD).DPEC will host a student-led panel discussing the day-to-day responsibilities of a PE professional.  Also, SY students that interned with PE groups will walk through their recruiting process to help students develop a PE recruiting roadmap.​

  • Peter Del Presto Speaker Event.December 4th from 2:30 to 3:30 (classroom TBD). Peter Del Presto, formerly a General Partner with PNC Equity Partners, will speak about his career in Private Equity. 

  • Trends in Healthcare-focused Private Equity.February 4th from 1:30 to 2:30PM (room TBD). ​Mark Pacala from Oakhill Capital will be speaking about his experience advising Oakhill Capital with healthcare-related investments.  (Joint event with Healthcare)

  • Darden Private Equity Conference.

    • Thursday March 20th. Cocktail reception.

    • Friday March 21st.  Panelist discussion and Keynote Speaker. 

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