February  6, 2018

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Watch live on February 6th as we explore the issues that General Partners believe are most important to their Limited Partners. The Deal in partnership with Intralinks will feature the findings of a recent survey of 100 LPs by Intralinks and Global Funds Media. Panelists will discuss the areas where LPs are most likely to allocate funds and how LPs currently view alternative investments, private credit funds, direct investing and co-investing opportunities. The session will discuss other issues of significant concern to LPs including transparency, communication, cyber risk and the implementation of GDPR.

Moderator


 

Meghan McAlpine
Director of Strategy and Product Marketing
Intralinks

As Director of Strategy and Product Marketing for Intralinks, Ms. McAlpine is responsible for the go-to-market strategy and driving the growth of Fundspace, the leading communication platform for Alternative Investment fund managers and investors. Prior to joining Intralinks, Ms. McAlpine worked in the Private Fund Group at Credit Suisse. While at Credit Suisse, she raised capital from institutional and high net worth investors for domestic and international private equity firms. Before Credit Suisse, Ms. McAlpine worked in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Advisory Group at Deutsche Bank focusing on the Healthcare industry. Ms. McAlpine graduated from Georgetown University with a BSBA in Finance.

Expert Panel


 

John M. Caccia
Partner, Investment Management
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

John Caccia represents sponsor and investor clients in the formation and capitalization of a broad range of United States and offshore private funds, and related financing, acquisition and disposition transactions. Mr. Caccia’s practice focuses on the representation of sponsors in structuring, negotiating and capitalizing private funds and other investment vehicles, as well as the formation of related U.S., offshore and multinational investment advisory and management entities of private funds. He represents sponsors in the formation and capitalization of funds active in U.S. and international debt and equity markets with a broad range of institutional investors and other investors, including funds with investment mandates covering debt, energy, leveraged buyouts, venture, growth equity, fund of funds, mezzanine and distressed assets. Mr. Caccia also represents private funds in structuring and negotiating portfolio investments and dispositions, investment joint ventures, financing, co-investments and significant strategic initiatives. Mr. Caccia has represented sponsors and investors in a wide range of transactions reflecting particular opportunities generated by shifts in the global private funds and capital markets landscape. Such transactions include the formation of a $4.6 billion hybrid fund offering investors exposure to a broad range of assets with one class for investors seeking private equity-like economics and terms and a second class having terms representative of a hedge fund-like investment, and the formation of a $1.3 billion secondary private equity fund of funds. Mr. Caccia also has represented the sponsors of a leading boutique investment banking business organized to include a platform for private equity and hedge fund sponsorship, and prominent sovereign wealth entities in the deployment of approximately $3 billion in hedge funds and private equity funds. Mr. Caccia repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He also is recognized as a leading practitioner by The Legal 500 U.S. and The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers. Mr. Caccia recently has been profiled in Lawdragon Magazine, and he regularly speaks on the subject of private funds in the capital markets, including at Fordham University, New York University, Bocconi University in Milan, The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford.

David Acharya
Partner
AGI Partners

David Acharya is a Partner at AGI Partners LLC, an alternative investment management firm that deploys capital in private equity investments utilizing the independent sponsor model. Mr. Acharya is also a Board Member of Impact XM, Inc., a leading provider of experiential marketing solutions for global clients and a portfolio company of AGI Partners LLC. Previously, he was an investment professional with Apprise Media, a leading media information services private equity firm where he worked with the founder of Primedia in investing $200 million of capital. Prior to his private equity investing career, he spent 10 years as an investment banker in the highly ranked leveraged finance groups of JP Morgan Chase and Toronto Dominion Securities where he advised, structured and raised over $18 billion of capital for leading financial sponsors, media, telecom, consumer product and other various companies across the globe. He also advised clients on debt tender/consent transactions that affected over $4 billion in debt. Mr. Acharya also is the EVP and a Board Member of the ACG NY Chapter, the premier association in New York City for middle market deal making professionals. Mr. Acharya holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees, both conferred with honors, from St. John’s University.

David Marcus
Director, Investments
Caspian Private Equity

Mr. Marcus is Director, Investments. He is responsible for supporting Caspian’s direct investment and fund investment teams in all aspects of the investment process. Mr. Marcus joined Caspian in 2011 and is a member of Caspian’s Executive Committee. Prior to Caspian, Mr. Marcus was a Senior Associate at Continental Entertainment Capital, where he focused on sourcing investments and advising on capital raising in the media industry. Prior to Continental Entertainment Capital, Mr. Marcus was a Director at Drum Capital Management, where he focused on distressed debt and turnaround opportunities, both domestic and in emerging markets. Prior to Drum Capital Management, Mr. Marcus was an Associate at Bassini Playfair & Associates, LLC, where he focused on private equity and credit opportunities in Latin America. Mr. Marcus holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BA Economics from Franklin & Marshall College. Mr. Marcus serves as a board observer for Singer Equities, a portfolio company of a fund managed by Caspian.