2022 National Summit for Middle Market Funds

Registration is now open.

Middle market private equity’s signature event, the National Summit for Middle Market Funds is designed to inspire, educate, and celebrate the industry. The National Summit offers the lower middle market a unique environment to connect with fund managers, limited partners, investment bankers and select service providers. The conference also features SBIA’s one-of-a-kind GP/LP matchmaking opportunity, CapitaLinx.

Every year the National Summit attracts a sell-out crowd, and priority is given to SBIA members and sponsors before registration is opened to non-members. If you have any questions, please contact us at (202) 628-5055 or events@sbia.org.

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The National Summit for Middle Market Funds offers a variety of activities for participants to get an early start on networking.
All of our leisure activities are open to conference participants, as well as their spouse/significant other.

Activities Registration
ActivityPrice
Golf Tournament$275
Tennis Tournament$75

National Summit Golf Tournament | The Breakers
Arriving in Palm Beach early…why not start your networking? All National Summit registrants and their spouses/significant others are welcome to play18 holes of friendly, competitive golf. Advanced registration required, please.

National Summit Tennis Tournament | The Breakers
Enjoy an afternoon on the courts. Voted one of the “top 50 tennis resorts,” The Breakers tennis facility features 10 beautifully groomed Har-Tru courts. Our round-robin non-elimination tournament provides fun and fierce competition for players of all skill levels. The Tennis Center also offers USPTA/USPTR certified professional instruction, clinics and private court time.

National Summit Bungalows | The Breakers
Meet friends and network poolside in the SBIA National Summit Bungalows.

Please Note: We are limiting attendance from Professional Service Providers (accountants, consultants, lawyers, due diligence and executive search firms, and software providers) to only those firms who are sponsors of the event.  For questions, contact us at 202.628.5055.

View the 2022 National Summit Cancellation Policy >

Agenda

Please note that all times are Eastern Standard.

Click here to view a PDF version of the agenda.

Saturday, October 1
9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. SBIA Networking Bungalows
(All registrants, spouses and families are welcome.)
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Early Arrivals Reception - Poolside Networking
Hosted by the SBIA Board of Governors Chair Peter Huff, Blue Sage Capital
(All registrants, spouses and families are welcome.)
Sunday, October 2
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. SBIA Board of Governors Meeting
(By invitation only, please.)
9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. SBIA Networking Bungalows
(All registrants, spouses and families are welcome.)
10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Summit Registration
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. National Summit Golf Tournament - The Breakers Ocean Course
Lunch and warm up at 11:00 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tennis Tournament at The Breakers
A fun Round Robin Tournament for all skill levels.
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Summit Networking and Exhibit Lounge
A great place to meet with Summit sponsors and colleagues.
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CapitaLinx
Pre-scheduled, private GP-LP meetings.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Sunday at the Summit – Educational Content
SBICs: New Regulations, SOPs, Tech Notes. An Update from the Investment Division's Leadership
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Welcome to the Summit Networking Reception
Enjoy friends, old and new, as we start this year’s National Summit.
(All registrants and their spouse/significant other are welcome.)
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
New Members’ Dinner (By invitation only, please.)
A private dinner to welcome new Small Business Investor Alliance members who have recently joined the association.
Monday, October 3
All DaySummit Registration
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Summit Internet Lounge
Computers, Wi-Fi, and printers to enable you to stay fully in touch and operational.
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Summit Networking and Exhibit Lounge
A great place to meet with Summit sponsors and colleagues.
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast seated by region to help you meet those doing deals in your backyard.
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Limited Partners Networking Breakfast (Invitation only, please.)
Breakfast and Networking exclusively for our Limited Partners attendees.
This session will feature LP-specific investment data and discussions.
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CapitaLinx
Pre-scheduled, private GP-LP meetings.
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Welcome to the National Summit for Middle Market Funds
A warm welcome to the association’s pinnacle event.
Peter Huff, Blue Sage Capital, SBIA Chair
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Candid Commentary about ... Everything
Jason Riley, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute
Columnist for the Wall Street Journal
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Networking Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Washington Update and State of the Association
Brett Palmer, President, Small Business Investor Alliance
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Luncheon and Special Presentations
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Networking Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Human Capital Development: Talent Sourcing and Recruitment
Ann Ferreira, Lake Country Capital, Session Moderator
Pam S Nightingale, Piper Sandler & Co.

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Networking Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Managing Funds - From the LP's Perspective
Carl Kopfinger, TD Bank, Session Moderator
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Dealmakers Winetasting Reception
Make new connections, and enjoy different varietals of wine,
poured by Limited Partners representing banks, family offices,
insurance companies, fund of funds, and endowments/foundations.
(All registrants and their spouse/significant other are welcome.)
Tuesday, October 4
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Summit Registration
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Summit Internet Lounge
Computers, Wi-Fi, and printers to enable you to stay fully in touch and operational.
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Summit Networking and Exhibit Lounge
A great place to meet with Summit sponsors and colleagues.
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
Get an early start on the days networking before the content sessions get underway.
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. SBIA Policy Breakfast for Lawyers and Accountants (Invitation only, please.)
A special opportunity for service providers to discuss key SBIC operations issues.
Including SBIA and SBA professionals.
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CapitaLinx
Pre-scheduled, private GP-LP meetings.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. State of the Market: Choppy Waters or Smooth Sailing Ahead?
Jim Jeffries, Wells Fargo, Session Moderator
Graeme Frazier, Private Capital Research, LLC
Pam Hendrickson, The Riverside Company
Joe Katcha, High Street Capital
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation - The Big Picture: A Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Outlook
John Sitilides, Trilogy Advisors LLC
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. SBIA's ESG Working Group Report
Faraz Abbasi, Centerfield Capital, Session Moderator
Melanie Brensinger, Anagenesis Capital Partners, LLC
Greg Brown, Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Stacey Wittelsberger, Patriot Capital
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon
1:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and End of the Summit Raffle
Gayle Hughes, Merion Investment Partners
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.SBIA Executive Committee Meeting
(By invitation only, please.)

The Premier Fundraising Event For Lower Middle Market Private Equity Funds

Scheduled for October 2-4, 2022 during the National Summit for Middle Market Funds, CapitaLinx is a unique opportunity for GPs, particularly those that are fundraising or plan to go to market in the near future. Unlike other industry conferences that offer speed networking, at CapitaLinx:

  • Meetings are held for twenty-five minutes in private offices, making them both efficient and productive
  • Meeting selections are made by LPs, ensuring that your valuable time is spent with LPs that have an interest in your team and strategy
  • All Funds that register for the National Summit are eligible to participate in CapitaLinx – there is no additional fee to participate.*

 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions regarding CapitaLinx, please contact us via email or at 202.628.5055.

*GPs planning to fundraise at CapitaLinx for a Fund-in-Formation must be SBIA Members to participate.

Attending the National Summit offers you a unique opportunity to connect with 400+ private equity fund managers, limited partners, and investment bankers, as well as select professional service providers. Registration for the National Summit for Middle Market Funds includes all of the content sessions throughout the event for all attendee categories, and specific networking opportunities and pricing for the applicable registrant categories.

Registered attendees may book ONE room in the block. 

2022 Pricing

Registration Category
SBIA Member
Fund, Fund in Formation, Intermediary & Professional Service Provider (Sponsor) $2500
Limited Partner$0 (applies to first two registrants)
Non Member
Fund, Fund in Formation, Intermediary & *Limited Partner $4300
**First Time Attendee (Funds Only) $3200

*Limited Partners participating in CapitaLinx are eligible for a complimentary registration, please contact us at CapitaLinx@sbia.org for eligibility.

**Limited Availability; contact us at events@sbia.org for eligibility

View the 2022 National Summit Cancellation Policy >

Thank You to Our 2022 Distinguished Speakers

The National Summit for Middle Market Funds speaker lineup includes a variety of experienced industry professionals who are experts in their field.

2022 Conference speakers include:

Keynote Speakers

Jason Riley
Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Columnist for the Wall Street Journal
Session: Keynote Presentation: Candid Commentary about … Everything

 

 

John Sitilides
Trilogy Advisors LLC
Session: Keynote Presentation – The Big Picture: A Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Outlook

 

 


 

Brett Palmer
Small Business Investor Alliance
President

 

 

Gayle Hughes
Merion Investment Partners
SBIA Chair-Elect

 

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Vanguard+



Vanguard

Eversheds Sutherland


Premier

 

PolsinelliRSM


Leadership

 

 

 

 

 

StandishZookDinon


Supporting

Spouse/Significant Other Registration

Spouse / Significant Other registration* is complimentary with your registration for the National Summit for Middle Market Funds, however advanced registration is required. Please see below for a schedule of events.

SATURDAY – TUESDAY
Lounging…Breakers Style | The Breakers Beach Club Bungalows
Enjoy a little time at the pool and get some networking done at the same time. SBIA Bungalows will be marked and your meals and refreshments can be charged to your room. Guests staying off property are welcome to enjoy the SBIA Bungalows and Beach Club by showing their National Summit badge at the Beach Club check-in desk. The Breakers features five relaxing whirlpool spas and four oceanfront pools, including the “active” pool ideal for families.

SATURDAY
Early Arrivals Cocktail Reception | The Breakers Beach Club Bungalows
If you’ve arrived early, please join us Saturday afternoon at the SBIA Bungalows for a relaxed-poolside, informal reception. Hosted by SBIA Chair Peter Huff, this is a wonderful opportunity to renew old friendships and welcome new friends into your circle. This super-casual event will also feature fun foods and activities for the kids, so please bring them along!


SUNDAY

Rise-n-Shine Yoga | The Breakers Ocean Lawn
Rub the sleep from your eyes and join us for a calming mind-body experience on the Ocean Lawn. Our Yogini will take you through a series of stretches that are guaranteed to reduce stress, improve your fitness and boost your energy. Water, mats, and towels will be provided. Namaste.

National Summit Golf Tournament | The Breakers Ocean Course
Advanced Registration Required
Boxed lunch and warm up 11:00 a.m. First Tee-off, 12:00 p.m.

Tennis Tournament at The Breakers
Advanced Registration Required
A fun Round Robin Tournament for all skill levels.

Welcome to the Summit Networking Reception | The Breakers
Enjoy savory hors d’oeuvres and tropical cocktails under the twinkling Florida stars. Let the gentle ocean waves ease away the stress of traveling as you meet with friends old and new. Recommended attire: Resort dressy


MONDAY

Spouse / Significant Other Continental Breakfast
Start the day with a light breakfast and new friends.

Dealmakers’ Winetasting Reception
An annual favorite, this networking event featuring different varietals of wine poured by our Limited Partners representing banks, family offices, insurance companies, fund of funds, and foundations/endowments. A perfect way to start the evening before exploring restaurants at The Breakers and in Palm Beach. All registrants and their spouse/significant other are welcome to attend. Recommended attire: Resort dressy


TUESDAY

Spouse / Significant Other Continental Breakfast
Start the day with a light breakfast and new friends.


*Please note, only those who are not practitioners in the industry qualify for this registration.

 

THE BREAKERS | ONE SOUTH COUNTY ROAD | PALM BEACH, FL 33480 | 888.273.2537

The National Summit for Middle Market Funds is being held at The Breakers, a historic luxury resort located on 140 acres of oceanfront property in the heart of Palm Beach. Distinguished as a AAA Five-Diamond property, The Breakers offers a multitude of amenities including two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 20,000 square foot oceanfront spa, tennis courts, and five swimming pools. For detailed property features and amenities, visit The Breakers website.

Only registrants of the National Summit for Middle Market Funds are eligible for the conference room block rate, once registered. The conference room block rate is available until sold out. Registered attendees can only book ONE room in the block.

October 2, 3, and 4 2022

The Breakers
1 South County Rd
Palm Beach, Florida 33480

For any questions, please contact us via email or at 202.628.5055.