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The Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth hosted the second conference for private equity practitioners and advisors regarding policy and practice in portfolio valuation and financial reporting. The conference was held Wednesday and Thursday, June 8th and 9th, 2005. The event was by invitation only. Panelists offered a wide range of perspectives as represented by general partners (both venture and buyout), limited partners, fund-of-fund managers, industry association representatives, and industry advisors.

The event took place on Tuck's campus and began on Wednesday, June 8th with a dinner at the Hanover Inn. The following day participants took part in several panel sessions, a working lunch, afternoon panel discussions, and a closing dinner.

Conference Information:
Focus
Program Committee
Schedule
The Private Equity Leadership Summit in June 2003
About Tuck's Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship


Focus

This second Tuck conference on valuation focused on the state of valuation guidelines established during the past two years, their interpretation, and their implementation. The conference once again brought together industry leaders to discuss freely and anonymously the increasingly important valuation standards within the private equity industry. Conference participants included GPs, LPs, accountants, industry association representatives, and industry advisors. The conference closed with a session to discuss conference conclusions and possible industry next steps. The proceedings of the conference will be available on this website later this summer. If you have not yet registered to receive center updates please email pecenter@dartmouth.edu to add your name to the mailing list.


Program Committee

The committee was led by Tuck and included GPs, LPs, academics, and industry associations. The Program Committee included:

  • Colin Blaydon
    Center Director, Buchanan Professor of Management, Tuck School
  • Dana Callow
    Managing General Partner, Boston Millennia Partners
  • Kevin Delbridge
    Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners/PEIGG
  • David Larsen
    Partner, Transaction Services, KPMG LLP
  • Monique Saulnier
    General Partner and CFO, Sofinnova Partners/EVCA/AFIC
  • John Taylor
    Vice President of Research, National Venture Capital Association
  • Gene Trainor
    Administrative General Partner/COO, New Enterprise Associates
  • Arlett Tygesen
    Executive Director, Institutional Limited Partners Association
  • Fred Wainwright
    Executive Director, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tuck School


Schedule

The conference began with a welcoming dinner and keynote speaker on Wednesday,
June 8th. The following day participants took part in several panel sessions, a working lunch, afternoon panel discussions, and a closing dinner.
View the Conference Schedule »
View a List of Participants »


The Private Equity Leadership Summit in June 2003

On June 17th and 18th of 2003, the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship hosted 48 private equity practitioners and recognized industry thought leaders for a conference on trends and developments in valuation and reporting in the industry. This conference was held at a point in time when various task forces were developing new valuation guideline proposals. Participants offered a wide range of perspectives as represented by general partners (both venture and buyout), limited partners, fund-of-fund managers, accountants, lawyers, consultants, service providers, and industry organizations.
View the Conference Proceedings »


About Tuck's Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship

The Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship aims to advance the understanding of private equity investing-the engine behind the entrepreneurial activity that drives global innovation and productivity. The center focuses on macro and micro issues relating to private equity: capital markets, financing structures, governance and entrepreneurship.

While an academic research center, the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship is actively involved in the practitioning communities of private equity, both to gain information about current trends and challenges and to share insights and solutions. The center interacts with institutional investors, venture capitalists, buy-out investors, corporate venturers, angel investors, entrepreneurs, portfolio companies, industry lawyers and accountants, industry associations, and the media. Through these outreach efforts, the center also promotes networking that facilitates the pursuit of venture-backed activities.

A thought leader in the field of private equity, the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship's work is represented in prestigious publications and industry conferences. The center is a regular contributor to the Venture Capital Journal, the leading industry magazine, and its directors are often sought out as authorities by top business publications, such as The Wall Street Journal. The center seeks to educate Tuck students in entrepreneurship and private equity investing through such courses as Private Equity Finance, Advanced Entrepreneurship, Field Studies in Private Equity and through supporting internships, fellowships and independent studies.
Download the center's brochure »

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