Ropes & Gray Presents at the 18th Annual Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company Private Equity Conference hosted by the Private Equity Group at Chicago Booth
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.”