The 19th Annual Buyouts Symposium East will take place on April 16-18, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. And today I’m pleased to announce that our first two keynote speakers will be Rudy Giuliani, former NYC Mayor and presumptive presidential candidate, and Dan D’Aniello, co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group.
Giuliani and D’Aniello headline a group of speakers and panelists that also include Larry Schloss of Diamond Castle Holdings, Dipanjan Deb of Francisco Partners, Neil Simpkins of the Blackstone Group and Steven Klinsky of New Mountain Capital. Oh, and yours truly will be participating a debate on private equity collusion and whether or not LBO firms are ripping off shareholders – alongside Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times, Kevin Conway of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and one more participant who will be announced shortly. We’ll also be hosting our first-ever Buyouts Awards Dinner.