2023 Northeast Private Equity Conference

The 2023 SBIA Northeast Private Equity Conference will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2023 and Friday, January 27, 2023 at the Lotte New York Palace. The event offers insight into U.S. economic trends, updates about potential policy changes affecting your fund’s bottom line, and strategic, high-level networking opportunities with middle market colleagues.  

The Northeast Private Equity Conference…

  • attracts nearly 200 lower middle market fund managers, limited partners, investment bankers, and industry professionals
  • offers a close, collegial networking environment with senior-level decision makers
  • provides substantive, thoughtful content on the latest data, trends and best practices, and timely legislative and regulatory updates from Washington

SBIA members get significant discounts on participation in our events – join SBIA today



Please note that all times are Eastern Standard.

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Thursday, January 26
10:30 a.mConference Registration Opens
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Northeast Networking Lounge
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Rising Interest Rates – Timely Perspectives on the Cost of Capital
Steve Gord, Hidden River Strategic Capital, Session Moderator
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Networking Refreshment Break
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Riding the Storm Out
Steve Pickhardt, GarMark Partners, Session Moderator
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Finding Deals and Building Networks Cocktail Reception
Friday, January 27
7:30 a.m. Conference Registration Opens
7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Sponsor Recognition
Andrew Panzo, NewSpring Capital, Northeast Regional President
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Washington Update: The New Congress and Its Impact on Private Equity
Brett Palmer, President, Small Business Investor Alliance
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Current M&A Trends and Outlook for 2023
Michael Lasch, Pine Street Capital, Session Moderator
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Networking Refreshment Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation: Broadway as a Business
Hunter Arnold, TBD Theatricals
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Networking Lunch


The Northeast Private Equity Conference offers attendees the opportunity to meet and network with lower middle market fund managers, limited partners, intermediaries, and select professional service providers.


  • SBIA Members                        $695
  • Non Members*                        $825

For questions, contact the Event Registrar via email or at 202.628.5055.

Cancellation Policy:
All Northeast Conference registration cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing to SBIA via email. A full refund for the registration fee is available on or before January 6, 2023. After January 6, 2023 no refund is available for registration fees. You may transfer your registration to another member of your firm, by sending us an email. Northeast Private Equity Conference registration is non-transferable to registrants outside of your firm. SBIA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.

*Please Note: We are limiting attendance from Professional Service Providers (e.g. accountants, consultants, lawyers, etc.) to only those firms who are sponsors of the event or members of SBIA. For questions, please contact us at (202) 628-5055. 

Code of Conduct:

With a shift to the endemic phase of Covid, SBIA reminds all registrants that if, within 48 hours prior to arrival at any SBIA-hosted event, you are feeling ill or think you may have COVID then please do not attend the event. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at events@sbia.org or (202) 628-5055.

SBIA expects to host all scheduled events in person during 2023; however, due to health and safety concerns or government-imposed requirements because of the ongoing Covid pandemic, SBIA reserves the right to modify the in-person format and instead host an event virtually.

Meet Our Distinguished Speakers

The Northeast Private Equity Conference speaker lineup includes a variety of experienced industry professionals who are experts in their field. 2023 Conference speakers include:

Keynote Speaker: Hunter Arnold 
TBD Theatricals
Keynote: “Broadway as a Business”



Steve Gord
Hidden River Strategic Capital
Session: “Rising Interest Rates – Timely Perspectives on the Cost of Capital “



Michael Lasch
Pine Street Capital
Session: “Current M&A Trends and Outlook for 2023”



Andrew Panzo
SBIA Northeast Regional President
NewSpring Capital
Session: “Welcome and Sponsor Thank You”


Brett Palmer
Small Business Investor Alliance
Session: ” Washington Update: The New Congress and Its Impact on Private Equity”


As a courtesy for the registrants of the Northeast Private Equity Conference, there will be a room block at:

Lotte New York Palace
455 Madison Avenue at 50th Street
New York, NY  10022


January 26 and 27 2023

Lotte New York Palace
455 Madison Avenue
New York , New York 10022

For questions, contact the Event Registrar via email or at 202.628.5055.