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Deal Camp Competition Finals
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM in URIS 301. Alumni are welcome to attend, and please let us know if you are interested in being a judge that morning. For more information, please contact Greta Larson GL2304@columbia.edu
21st Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference
Please join the PE/VC Club on March 6, 2015 for the 21st Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference which will be held at the Waldorf Astoria on March 6, 2015. We look forward to seeing you there!
Alumni Networking Event
Our next event with Alston & Bird LLP will be in March. Hope you will be able to join us. Registration and speaker details TBA soon.
Monday, October 5, 2015 Admissions Online Webinar
- Join faculty, current students, and admissions officers for a deep dive into resources for private equity focused students at Columbia Business School. Tuesday, October 6, 2015
M&A and Activism
- Alumni panel discussion and networking at Alston & Bird. December 3-6, 2015 (Executive Education)
December 4-6, 2015 (current MBA students) Fifth Annual Deal Camp in Montauk
- Please contact us if you are interested in our Executive Education programming at Deal Camp
which will start one day early on December 3, 2015.
Reunion Weekend 2015 will be held April 17-19. It is the biggest alumni event of the year. Last year, 2,400 alumni and guests returned to campus to reunite with friends, network with classmates, and attend panel discussions on top business trends. View photos from Reunion 2014.
Mentor/Fellows Reception at Moelis
On January 29, 2015 the PE Program's reception for mentors and participants of the Fellows Program took place in midtown, hosted by Chris Kirsten `82, Managing Director at Moelis & Company
Dean R. Glenn Hubbard joined us and provided remarks on the power of the Columbia network and the work of the Program as alumni across decades assembled to celebrate the Program and its network.
|The Power of the Network!
Deal Camp 2015
On December 4-6, 2015, the Program will hold its Fifth Annual Deal Camp. Members of the Columbia Business School community, including MBA and EMBA students, alumni and private equity professionals will spend the weekend in this intimate and high-intensity learning environment overlooking the ocean at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk.
Deal Camp is made possible with generous sponsorship by EY. The Program gratefully acknowledges additional Deal Camp support from BNP Paribas, Innisfree, Joele Frank, KKR and Pitchbook.
|Deal Camp Participants 2014
Deal Camp Kick-Off Reception
On November 18, 2014 the students admitted to Deal Camp after their rigorous application process, came together to enjoy a reception to meet one another and learning about the Program and Deal Camp expectations.
The Deal Camp experience lasts for several months, starting with the kick-off reception and culminating in the Deal Camp competition to be held this Spring.
Happy 2015 from the Program
FEATURED CONTENT: 3 Big Ways that Technology Impacts M&A
By Sean Epstein `04, Head of SAP Private Equity, EMEA and Emmanuel Cassimatis, Head of Small & Mid Cap Private Equity, EMEA
"Most everyone would agree that technology has a role in M&A or at the very least an impact on its success. In early September of this year, hundreds of General Partners (GPs) and Limited Partners (LPs) gathered at the annual Capital Creation event in Monaco. If there were a word cloud from these conversations the phrase “value creation” would have stood out the most. Funds and their LPs are prioritizing this element of their investment thesis, or criteria for allocating funds. More than ever, they recognize that technology has come from being an enabler to being a source of competitive advantage. At a time where there is high liquidity, being able to create operational value through technology has become a key success factor, a door to efficient value creation." Read the executive summary of what investors need to know about the impact of technology on M&A.
Private Equity Program Research
No Free Shop: Why Target Companies in MBOs and Private Equity Transactions Sometimes Choose Not to Buy ‘Go Shop’ Options
. Professors Charles W. Calomiris and Donna M. Hitscherich along with Adonis Antoniades, Economist, European Central Bank, have completed research on the economic impact of go-shop provisions in merger agreements with private equity buyers.
Professors Calomiris and Hitscherich presented their research at the ILE Roundtable in December, 2013 and their research was featured in the Wall Street Journal in an article by Ryan Dezember, July 4, 2013
and featured in Columbia Ideas at Work
.Enhancing your Career Success in a Multi-Generational Workplace
- the Program's research survey developed with Damon J. Phillips
, James P. Gorman Professor of Business Strategy was launched to the Class of 2016 during their Orientation.
The Program's Private Equity Research Project traces the role Columbia Business School alumni have played in the private equity industry.