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Choate Sponsors 20008 Private Equity Event at MIT

Choate Event Announcement

 | April 4, 2008

 | John Ventola and Stephen Cohen

Private Equity Symposium

Organization:  MIT Sloan
Location:  Cambridge


Choate was a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual MIT Sloan Private Equity Symposium.  Topics for this year’s event focused on the theme “A New Dawn: Opportunities for Tomorrow and Beyond,” and included:

  • The current evolution of the private equity industry driven by the increasing globalization of investment opportunities.
  • Investor pressure for higher rates of capital deployment and the recent restrictions to liquidity and credit access. 

The symposium provided a unique forum for attendees to explore the challenges and opportunities created by these structural changes.

Choate partners who spoke at the event inlcuded:

  • John Ventola, partner in Finance & Restructuing, on the panel titled "Distressed Investing and Turnarounds"
  • Stephen Cohen, partner in Private Equity, on the panel titled "Future of the LBO"

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