Come On Down…

Greetings from Day 2 of Buyouts Symposium East, where this afternoon I’ll be moderating a debate between Kevin Conway, managing partner of Clayton Dubilier & Rice, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, chief M&A reporter for The New York Times. The over-arching theme will be “Perceptions of Private Equity” – and the two will discuss everything from the propriety of management-led buyouts, increased shareholder opposition to take-privates, over/under leveraging of debt and whether or not the general biz press gives LBO firms a fair shake. Should be a good time had by all…

And I do mean ALL. This debate is the Symposium’s final event, and we’ve decided to open it up to the general public. No payment required, just a shirt, shoes and (preferably) jacket. Pants would also be a good idea.

Just tell the registration desk that you are a reader of peHUB or PE Week Wire. 

The debate begins at 3:30pm sharp in Ballroom B of the Grand Hyatt here in New York City, which is on 42nd between Lex and Park (right next to Grand Central Station). I hope to see a bunch of you there…