November 16, 2018 Alert

Hi all,

Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  Enjoy! 

This Issue’s Topics:

  • CAIA Chicago Holiday Networking & Educational Event: Investing in Blockchain Technology
  • FREE: ACG Webinar: PitchBook’s Private Equity Outlook Assessing 2018 Themes and Beyond
  • FREE: ACG Webinar: Counteractive Strategies and Implementation Mitigating the Impact of the U.S./China Tariffs
  • FREE: Digital Assets Working Group (DAWG) Meeting: Supporting Integrity in Today’s Cryptocurrency Markets
  • SAVE THE DATE: ACG Chicago’s M&A Finance Festival

Events:

CAIA Chicago Holiday Networking & Educational Event: Investing in Blockchain Technology
Monday, December 3, 2018, 4:30-7:00 PM
LLoyd’s Chicago, Backroom, One South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

Join CAIA Chicago for holiday networking and a Chapter update. Also, we have invited guest speakers for an exciting discussion covering an overview of the current blockchain investment landscape, the use of blockchain-based investment vehicles as an alternative asset class in portfolio construction, and current perspectives on this sector.

As there is a limited capacity for the event we ask that you please register as early as possible to reserve your spot.

Other topics of discussion will include: investment thesis behind blockchain technology; how different types of investment vehicles allocate to the sector; and valuation: A review of popular models and frameworks applied in this sector.

The speakers will be: Alex Cohen, New Beacon Partners and Luis Quintero, New Beacon Partners.

For more information, click here.

FREE: ACG Webinar: PitchBook’s Private Equity Outlook Assessing 2018 Themes and Beyond
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 1:00-2:00 PM

Don’t believe key predictions about the private equity landscape have held up? Last year, PitchBook, a top-ranking SaaS company that delivers data, research, and technology, published a series of predictions, which included data and analysis on key topics, such as pricing, cash flows, and emerging strategies within private markets. PitchBook analysts Dylan Cox and Wylie Fernyhough are willing to share if those predictions were right on the money.

“PitchBook’s Private Equity Outlook: Assessing key themes from 2018 & beyond” will address the pertinent themes mentioned earlier, but also other themes, such as add-ons and sponsor-to-sponsor transactions, both of which have been growing in prominence over the last decade. Additionally, the webinar will answer questions regarding: buyout multiples and secondary buyouts; PE investment in software; niche fundraising; and limited partner (LP) net cashflows.

To register, click here.

FREE: ACG Webinar: Counteractive Strategies and Implementation Mitigating the Impact of the U.S./China Tariffs
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 12:00-1:00 PM

Do you know which counteractive measures to implement in order to lessen the negative effects of the U.S./China tariffs?

The upcoming “Mitigating the Impact of the U.S./China Tariffs” webinar will provide an overview of the challenges that companies are facing due to the U.S./China tariffs and it will present a variety of innovative counteractive strategies, helping companies to mitigate the impact of the U.S./China tariffs.

The speakers include: Alex Bryant, East West Associates; Mark Plum, President of Briggs & Stratton Asia Pacific; and Warren Wisnewski, Vice President of Eastman Kodak Asia Pacific.

For more information, click here.

FREE: Digital Assets Working Group (DAWG) Meeting: Supporting Integrity in Today’s Cryptocurrency Markets
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 4:00-5:00 PM – panel discussion, followed by complimentary beer/wine & food from 5:00-7:00 PM in the Tech Tap
Trading Technologies, 222 South Riverside Plaza #1100, (near corner of Adams and Canal), Chicago, IL

Join us for a lively panel discussion entitled Supporting Integrity in Today’s Cryptocurrency Markets. The Panelists include: Jeff Gomberg, Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Michael Frisch, Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Ed Dasso, National Futures Association; and Colleen Sullivan, CMT Digital.  The Moderator is Nicole Kalajian, Stradley Ronon.

Networking will follow the panel discussion from 5:00-7:00 PM with complimentary food and cocktails in the Tech Tap. The event is free of charge, but registration is required as space is limited. 

RSVP to the invitation that will be sent to DAWG members. If you would like to attend, but did not receive the invitation, contact Kathy Petrusek (kpetrusek@stradley.com). If you are not a current DAWG member, but want to become one, please let Nicole know at nkalajian@stradley.com.

SAVE THE DATE: ACG Chicago’s M&A Finance Festival
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21 & 22, 2019
Chicago Marriott Downtown, Magnificent Mile, 540 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Registration will be opening soon and we wanted you to be the first to know so you can mark your calendar!

Tuesday, May 21: Global M&A Conference, Healthcare M&A Conference, and ACG Capital Connection Cocktails

Wednesday, May 22: 20th Midwest ACG Capital Connection

More information about the event to follow in the coming weeks.

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