In January, Private Equity International held its annual CFO/COO conference in New York City, which bills itself as “the pre-eminent gathering for the most senior finance and operational executives across the private equity community.”
Jaime Hildreth, Ipreo Private Capital Markets’ Managing Director, Head of PE and LP Market Strategy, attended the conference as a panelist on the valuation track. As a subject matter expert on the PE and LP markets, Hildreth had an opportunity to dive into the topic in detail, and she made interesting discoveries about the processes and methodologies today’s firms are using to determine value.
Upon her return from the conference, she recapped those takeaways for the Ipreo PCM website.
I joined Ed Balogh, COO of Ridgemont Equity Partners and Sandra Kim-Suk, CFO and CAO of L Catterton in a session moderated by Tom Angell, Partner and Practice Lead for the PE Group at Withum Smith & Brown.
Our session covered topics ranging from methodologies and governance to deal team involvement and trends in outsourcing to Limited Partner (LP) requests and auditor demands. At the end of the session, I came away with a clear perspective on the similarities and differences in the ways PE firms are attacking the valuation challenge.
You can read her entire recap of the event on the Ipreo PCM website.