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Beyond the Numbers: Private Equity Firms Host 5th Annual Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions Conference on the Future of the Healthcare Industry

  (March 31, 2014)
Beyond the Numbers: Private Equity Firms Host 5th Annual Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions Conference on the Future of the Healthcare Industry

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 31, 2014

The noise about how many people have enrolled in the healthcare exchanges will draw a lot of attention now that the deadline has passed but the real question is how will the Affordable Care Act (ACA) effect major changes in the healthcare industry, create new profit models, drive innovation in some areas and consolidation in others. Over 300 of the nations' leading private equity funds, investment bankers, lenders, corporate executives and other key advisers will gather on June 17 to share their thoughts and deal opportunities at the ACG Chicago Healthcare M&A Conference being held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

This conference opens with some of the nation's most prominent and strategic professionals addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by Medicaid. This keynote panel bridges experts from Marwood, Polsinelli, CF Health Advisors, Together4Health, and Health Management Associates to understand the realities of executing the ACA changes and state reforms.

The second keynote will move to the investment banking perspective of the most active healthcare deal makers including Sterling Partners, Robert W. Baird, Harris Williams, Piper Jaffray, and Jefferies. The investments these firms and their peers represent are key to the successful transition of the healthcare industry.


Breakout panels will delve into other key management and industry issues that will incent or stymie investment and growth in healthcare. How Do I See What's Coming will expose how to deal with lobbyists and political intelligence firms. A session on Hospital Systems and Physician Groups will explore whether that sector's consolidation trend will continue. Collaborative Innovation to Drive Growth looks at the changing face of corporate venture investing in healthcare and what that means to new opportunities, jobs and expansion. And finally, Evolution will look at the future of health insurers, benefit providers and payors.

Professionals sharing their experience and expertise in these sessions represent Advocare, Avalere Health, Baxter, Cressy & Company, Delta Dental of Missouri, Farragut Square, Franciscan Network, GTCR, Health Care Service Corporation, Humana, Juniper Advisory, LLC, MATTER, Patton Boggs, Presence Health, Sandbox Industries, United Healtcare, Walgreen's, Waud Capital Partners, and 11T Partners.

Craig Miller, CEO of ACG Chicago, notes "this is our 5th year and even more important. Beyond the enrollee numbers, the industry is changing more dramatically, investors and executives are adapting faster, and the future of healthcare is more dependent on where we invest our time, capital and expertise. If anyone understands how this will impact decision-making and the eventual structure of the healthcare industry it is this collection of experts."

Key leaders and supporters of the conference also include Fifth Street Finance, Bass, Berry & Sims, Capital One Commercial Banking, Healthcare Finance Group, Healthcare M&A News, Monroe Capital, Nxt Capital, pwc, PitchBook, and S&P Capital IQ.

Those interested in joining these experts can find more information by clicking here. Registration will open April 2 with early pricing rates. Additional information about ACG Chicago and this conference can be found at http://www.ACGChicago.com or by calling 877-224-6389 877-ACG-Network.

About ACG Chicago

Since 1968, ACG Chicago is a leader in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) global network of over 14,000 professionals. The ACG Chicago mission is ACG Chicago is the premier network of leading authorities on corporate growth.

More than 1,000 foremost authorities in their fields comprise this diverse and knowledgeable Chicago network of corporate executives, capital sources, corporate advisers and service providers. The 2014 Board is joined by over 100 other committee members who focus on the needs of these professionals to build unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal-making, personal growth and professional development.

Visit http://www.ACGChicago.com for more information or call 877-224-6389, or contact Craig Miller at CMiller@ACGChicago.com .
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