Dates: November 29 - December 1, 2023
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Steering Committee welcomes up to 40 experienced private equity in-house lawyers and elite-level private practice advisors who are proficient in the negotiation, structuring and execution of private equity mergers and acquisitions across the US.
Using candid, peer-driven discussion, this Forum explores key private equity M&A trends and developments, to discern best practices and strategies for successfully negotiating and completing transactions.
This advisory group of leading practitioners drafted the Agenda and personally nominated all invitees to the Forum.
Mr. Waxman is a Partner within the Ares Private Equity Group. Mr. Waxman works on both the acquisition and disposition of ACOF portfolio assets and assists portfolio companies in dealing with significant legal issues. Prior to joining Ares in 2016, he was a Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, where he practiced for more than 30 years. Mr. Waxman holds a B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles in Economics and a J.D. from The University of California Davis School of Law.
Paul Dali is a Managing Director and Group General Counsel, M&A and Investments at EQT. Paul joined EQT in 2013 and is based at the Stockholm office. Prior to joining EQT, Paul worked as an M&A lawyer at law firms Vinge and Linklaters, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Paul holds an LLM (Master of Laws) from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.
Emma is Senior Forum Director and Financial Services Lead at Cambridge Executive Connections (CEC), a subsidiary of Cambridge Forums, Inc. Naturally curious and a lifelong learner, Emma has developed and managed a variety of meetings in both the profit and non-profit sectors. Before joining Cambridge, Emma was Assistant Vice President, Global Marketing at State Street in Canada, where she spent close to two decades of her career, offering her a great depth of knowledge and understanding of the financial and investment sectors. In Emma’s current role, she leads CEC’s Financial Services portfolio, including programs for institutional investors, banking, private funds, risk, and governance professionals.
The Forum offers a private environment for leading legal practitioners to share insights on market practices and build valuable connections with key players from across Canada and the US.
"The Forum on Private Equity M&A provided a terrific opportunity to discuss market developments and trends in Private Equity with leading deal professionals in open and engaging conversations that set the Forum apart from other conferences."Jason R Galbraith Managing Director & Chief Legal Officer TorQuest Partners Toronto, ON
"Very informative, thoughtful content and great networking opportunities"Helena Drury European Legal Counsel Advent International London, United Kingdom
"Highly informative in an informal, small group setting."Paul Schnell Partner, M&A/Co-Chair Latin American Practice Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP New York, NY
“The Forum was a fantastic opportunity to discuss important issues affecting the sector with many of the leading in-house and private practice lawyers. I haven't come across a similarly interactive, discussion-based format, and the openness with which peers were willing to discuss common issues provided some great, practical insights.”Daniel Treloar Managing Director & Associate General Counsel Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan London, United Kingdom