Western Private Equity Conference

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Scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 – Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica, for the Western Private Equity Conference!  The conference offers the perfect opportunity to network with your lower middle market peers from California and across the U.S.

Expand Your Network

The Western Private Equity Conference…

  • attracts more than 150 lower middle market fund managers, limited partners, investment bankers, and industry professionals
  • offers a close collegial networking environment, with senior-level decision makers
  • features the Deal Maker’s Wine Tasting Reception which provides a unique opportunity to connect with select limited partner and investment banker table hosts while enjoying a glass of wine!

Event Details

View the full conference agenda by clicking here

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

9:00 a.m.        CapitaLinx (Invitation only, please.)

12:00 p.m.      Women Investors Networking Luncheon (Invitation only, please.)

3:00 p.m.       General Sessions

5:00 p.m.       Wine Tasting Networking Reception

7:00 p.m.       Reception Concludes

Thursday, April 11, 2019

7:45 a.m.      Networking Breakfast

                      Limited Partner Breakfast (Invitation only, please.)

9:00 a.m.     Welcome and Sponsor Thank you
                                       Gus Spanos, Spanos Barber Jesse & Co., Western Region President

9:10 a.m.     Legislative and Regulatory Update – The New Congress
                                       Brett Palmer, President, Small Business Investor Alliance

10:00 a.m.   Keynote Session: A Conversation with the Los Angeles Chargers Owners and Executive Management
                                       Gus Spanos, Co-Founder Spanos Barber Jesse & Co, Session Moderator
                                       Dean Spanos, Chairman of the Board, Los Angeles Chargers
                                       A.G. Spanos, President of Business Operations, Los Angeles Chargers
                                       John Spanos, President of Football Operations, Los Angeles Chargers

11:00 a.m.    Networking Break

11:30 a.m.    General Sessions

12:30 p.m.   Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m.     Conference Concludes

The Western Private Equity Conference is being held on Wednesday, April 10 – Thursday, April 11, 2019 and offers attendees the opportunity to meet and network with lower middle market fund managers, limited partners, intermediaries, and select professional service providers.

Registration will open this fall, check back soon!

Click Here to view firms currently registered for the 2018 Western Private Equity Conference.For questions, contact the Event Registrar via email or at 202.628.5055.

*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. 

Meet Our Distinguished Speakers

The Western Private Equity Conference speaker lineup includes a variety of experienced industry professionals who are experts in their field. 2018 Conference speakers included:

Michael Mondavi
Michael Mondavi Family Estate & Folio Fine Wine Partners
Gavin Bates
Managing Director
Caltius Capital Management
Brett Palmer
Small Business Investor Alliance


BKDHogan Lovells


CohnReznickEversheds SutherlandPepper HamiltonRobinson + ColeRSMWinston & Strawn LLP


Foley HoagMatthews, Carter & Boyce


BDOBlank RomeCohen & CompanyLaw Office of R. Michael HaynesLocke LordeMcGuireWoodsPEFPolsinelli

As a courtesy for the registrants of the Western Private Equity Conference, there is a room block at:

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tel:        866.540.4470 or 310.576.7777
Rate:     $365/night plus applicable taxes – OPENING SOON

The 2019 Deal Maker’s Winetasting Reception will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm during the Western Private Equity Conference in Santa Monica, CA. The Deal Maker’s Winetasting Reception provides lower middle market fund managers, limited partners, and investment bankers the opportunity to network over a variety of wines and appetizers.

April 10 and 11 2019

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90401

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