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2024 Independent Sponsor Forum Peer to Peer Roundtable

2024 Independent Sponsor Forum Peer to Peer Roundtable

Thursday, May 30, 2024 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM) (CDT)


As an independent sponsor, unlike our committed fund counterparts, there are no pre-determined time frames for an exit.  We are more patient capital, and, in difficult economic climates, that can be a decided advantage.  Even so, an exit is required to return capital and the planning is a nuanced path that begins at the outset of the investment.

Join a live peer roundtable, hosted by the Independent Sponsor Forum, of fellow Independent Sponsors to explore and discuss the nuanced strategies around Preparing Your Portfolio Company for an Exit with our roundtable host, Max Dezara, Founder & Managing Partner of Akoya Capital.

Space is limited and we’ll encourage all independent sponsors to share their own experiences and ideas as well as ask questions about issues that you need input on.  Some of the topics we expect to seed the discuss with include:

  • Thinking ahead to exit, the process begins from the time of acquisition
  • Working with the return and exit strategy in mind – who are your buyers
  • Creating the most value on exit
  • Navigating the current environment
  • Planning your time horizon and process

Optional Add-On

Thursday May 30, 730 – 1130 am CT

Join the Small Business Investor Alliance’s (SBIA) DeaLinx platform at our MidWest Deal Summit earlier on Thursday, May 30th from 730 – 1130 am to schedule 1:1 deal meetings with 275 private equity investors, SBICs, other fund managers, independent sponsors, investment bankers and more.  Learn more about the MidWest Deal Summit here.

Additional questions may be directed to Stephanie McAlaine at


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The Four Seasons Chicago
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Small Business Investor Alliance Event Registrar
(202) 628-5055
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Thursday, May 30, 2024 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM) (CDT)

Roundtable 12:00 - 1:30 pm CT

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