On March 1, Ropes & Gray private equity partner Matthew Richards moderated a panel discussion titled “Healthcare Trends from an Industry, Investing and Operational Perspective” at the 18th Annual Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company Private Equity Conference hosted by the Private Equity Group at Chicago Booth.
Panel participants included Ropes & Gray partner Deborah Gersh, the firm’s health care practice group co-chair and co-chair of the health care and life sciences industry group; Peter Erickson, a managing director at TripleTree, an original member of the firm, who helps to lead the firm’s M&A and growth capital transactions in healthcare; Guy Petrelli, a partner in the private equity group and member of the investment committee at NovaQuest Capital Management; and Chip Tooke, the executive chairman at Welvie, a longtime executive and entrepreneur in the healthcare space who is recognized for innovations that have reshaped the health care system.
The panelists examined how to maintain a competitive edge in the current healthcare industry and create value from the perspectives of an operator, an investor, an investment banker, and a counselor.
In addition to presenting, Ropes & Gray was a sponsor of the private equity conference, which was held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.
Ropes & Gray’s Chicago office managing partner Neill Jakobe, who serves as a private equity industry group leader at the firm, commented that given the strong private equity and healthcare focus of the Chicago office, Ropes & Gray was excited to support the conference. “Ropes & Gray has one of the most active private equity, healthcare and life sciences practices in the world,” he said. “And Chicago has been a critical hub for our firm’s work with healthcare- and life sciences-focused funds. We were excited for some of our clients and friends to join us in discussing where the industry is headed.”
Stay Up To Date with Ropes & Gray
Ropes & Gray attorneys provide timely analysis on legal developments, court decisions and changes in legislation and regulations.
Stay in the loop with all things Ropes & Gray, and find out more about our people, culture, initiatives and everything that’s happening.
We regularly notify our clients and contacts of significant legal developments, news, webinars and teleconferences that affect their industries.