SBIA Events: Where the lower middle market meets.
Membership in the SBIA offers a robust program of virtual, in-person, and small group events. These events are designed to maximize networking, keep stakeholders informed, and provide policy briefings and advocacy efforts for the lower middle market private equity ecosystem. Find event details on our website and by following our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.
National Private Equity Conferences
The Small Business Investor Alliance hosts two national industry conferences every year – the Deal Summit and the National Summit for Middle Market Funds. The Deal Summit takes place in the spring or early summer and also features the exclusive DeaLinx event for fund managers and investment bankers. The National Summit for Middle Market Funds, takes place in October and is also a host event for SBIA’s GP/LP matchmaking platform, CapitaLinx.
Regional Private Equity Conferences
The SBIA holds four regional conferences that attract hundreds of lower middle market fund managers, limited partners, investment bankers, and industry professionals. Stretching from coast to coast, each event offers exceptional networking, compelling sessions on industry trends, educational seminars, federal legislative and regulatory updates, and relevant keynote speakers.
SBIA’s educational webinars are designed to provide valuable content for our members, industry colleagues, and – when the topic is relevant – the management teams of investor-backed portfolio companies. SBIA works with sponsors, regulatory agencies and third-party industry experts to offer bimonthly webinars on trending topics.
Regional Small Group Networking Events
Regional networking dinners and small group activities are a staple of the SBIA’s annual events offering. There are opportunities in every region for members to get together through safe, socially-distant networking events such as tennis, lawn bowling, skeet/trap shooting, golf, and outdoor cocktails.
Fundraising and Deal Sourcing Forums
CapitaLinx, and its cyber sister, Virtual CapitaLinx, are premier fundraising events for lower middle market private equity funds. Both forums present an opportunity for funds to source investment from a diverse group of limited partners. Similarly, DeaLinx is a leading deal sourcing forum for the lower middle market and facilitates one-on-one interaction between investment bankers and fund managers.
Legislative Fly-In: Meet Your Member
The annual Legislative Fly-In is a hallmark of our commitment to being a member-driven organization. This year, there will be a Virtual Fly-In to facilitate direct interaction by videoconference and by phone with members of Congress and their staff, as well as with representatives from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Small Business Administration.
It’s what you know and who you know!
The SBIA is closely monitoring national, state, and local restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic. We place utmost importance on the safety of our members, and we will continue to evaluate and communicate the status of in-person conferences as the dates approach. Any changes to scheduled in-person events will be made with as much information and advance notice as possible.