The Country ‘Needs a PE President’: Slide Show From Buyouts Chicago

Nearly 300 of you turned out last week for our fourth annual Buyouts Chicago conference, held at the The Ritz Carlton. For those that did there were no shortage of highlights, from Kevin Conway, managing partner of Clayton Dubilier & Rice (pictured at left), acknowledging that the firm’s latest $5 billion fund is about 60 percent invested just a year and a half after holding a final close; Doug Lowenstein, president of the Private Equity Growth Capital Council, holding forth on the “Holy Trinity” of tax issues facing private equity professionals; and John Morris, managing director of HarbourVest Partners, noting that it has become “very common” for the Boston-based manager of funds of funds to get requests for extensions of investment periods. Among memorable quotes, Phil Canfield, principal of GTCR, suggested the worst of the housing crisis may be behind us, saying “I wish I needed another house right now.” Rodger Krouse, co-CEO of Sun Capital Partners, said the country is “not only ready but needs a private equity president.” And Sanjiv Shah, managing director, BAML Capital Access Funds, said that “LPs are digging in to make sure no one’s getting rich on management fees.” Click through to see more pictures from the event.

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(Slideshow photos shot for peHUB by Sara Collins of Peanut Gallery Photography.)

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[slide title=”Stewart Kohl, co-CEO, The Riverside Company”]

[slide title=”Buyouts Editor David Toll interviews CD&R’s Kevin Conway”] [slide title=”Rodger Krouse, co-CEO, Sun Capital Partners”]
[slide title=”Phil Canfield, principal, GTCR”]
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[slide title=”Brian Gallagher, co-founder, Twin Bridge Capital (right)”]
[slide title=”Christian Albert, Bowside Capital and Karen Rode, Hewitt EnnisKnupp”]
[slide title=”Peter Keehn, global head of PE, Allstate Investments”]
[slide title=”Donald Edwards, managing principal, Flexpoint Ford”]
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[slide title=”Thomas Bradley, partner, StepStone Group”]
[slide title=”Solomon Owayda, managing director, Siguler Guff & Co.”]
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[slide title=”Luca Salvato, Coller Capital and Solomon Owayda, Siguler Guff & Co.”]
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[slide title=”Steve Bills of Buyouts talks with delegates at Buyouts Chicago”]

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