The Annual ACG Chicago Healthcare M&A Conference brings even more thought leadership, deal making, relationship building and sector development than ever.
Leading off with the insightful groundwork of the Marwood Group, we then delve into the intricacies of the most dynamic healthcare sectors and the middle market impact on these. After a morning of razor focused content, Ed Hughes returns by popular demand to cut through the public relations and spin to provide an honest view of the market in 2012 and beyond. And all this sets up an afternoon of opportunity. DealSource* (one-on-one) deal making sessions rotate in the boardrooms while executives, advisors and key experts surface new deals and markets during the new Innovation Track. Firms represented on the panels include Baxter Ventures, Cain Brothers, Ide Management Group, Health Care Service Corp. (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Medsurant Holdings, Surgical Care Affiliates, United Healthcare, Zotec Partners, and others. Finally, the packed day is capped off with an evening reception attended by presenters, deal makers and attendees.
* Limited to Private Equity Firms and Investment Bankers. Please confirm your interest in participating with ACG Chicago. Only those pre-scheduled may participate in those sessions.
Prior to joining SCA, Kent was a member of the Dell Corporate Development team and has over 10 years of Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Banking, Venture Capital and Corporate Finance experience. Prior to the Dell, Inc. acquisition of Perot Systems, Kent was a member of the Perot Systems Corporate Development Group. Prior to joining Perot Systems, Kent worked for Challenger Capital Group a middle market merchant banking firm in Dallas focused on principal investing. Previously, Kent worked in the transaction services advisory group for KPMG where he led M&A due diligence and financial analysis for both strategic and financial buyers.
Earlier in his career, Kent worked in the investment banking division of Salomon Smith Barney/ Citigroup in New York. While at Salomon Smith Barney/ Citigroup, Kent provided financial and advisory services to the health care industry, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, as well as, equity and financing transactions. Additionally, Kent has worked with Motorola Ventures, the venture capital arm of Motorola and in the corporate finance group of a small market cap health care services company.
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Anthony Davis has been involved in principal investing and consulting since 1992. Prior to founding Linden LLC, he was a Partner with One Equity Partners (formerly FCEC). Mr. Davis was previously a strategy and operations management consultant with Cresap, McCormick and Paget in Chicago and Hong Kong. Mr. Davis currently serves on the boards of directors of Behavioral Centers of America and Drayer Physical Therapy Institute and was a board member of Focused Health Solutions and Ranir. Mr. Davis is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he was a Rosett Scholar and serves as a guest lecturer on private equity.
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Michael has significant experience representing technology and other companies in their capital-raising efforts and in general corporate matters. He is a member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, where he serves on its Legislative Committee, and he speaks frequently on issues relating to venture capital and early-stage companies.