Become a Sponsor for UNC AIC

Contact Chelsea Dinatale at Chelsea_Dinatale@kenan-flagler.unc.edu for more details about sponsorship opportunities.

Gold Sponsors

Landmark Partners

Landmark Partners specializes in secondary market transactions of private equity and real estate investments, with approximately U.S. $15 billion of committed capital, as of December 31, 2014. Founded in 1989, the firm has one of the longest track records in the industry and is a leading source of liquidity to owners of interests in real estate, venture, mezzanine and buyout limited partnerships. Landmark has completed 460 transactions in its 25-year history and acquired interests in over 1,700 partnerships, managed by over 650 general partners. Landmark is headquartered in Simsbury, Connecticut and has offices in Boston, New York and London. www.landmarkpartners.com

Adams Street Partners

Adams Street Partners is a global private equity investment management firm that offers comprehensive solutions for its investors.  As one of the leading independent, employee-owned firms, Adams Street has established a reputation for strong performance, an extensive knowledge base and a disciplined investment approach that values quality over quantity.  Our mission is to be the premier private equity investment manager in the world by sustaining world-class investment performance and the confidence of our investors through our deep understanding of the global private equity marketplace and exemplary client service.

UAI Foundation

The UAI Foundation is a North Carolina-based non-profit that supports research in finance.

Z Capital Partners

Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. is a leading private equity firm with approximately $1.5 billion of regulatory assets and committed capital under management and with offices in Lake Forest, IL and New York, NY. Z Capital pursues an opportunistic, value-oriented approach in private equity that includes making control investments in middle-market companies that may require turnaround, restructuring, bankruptcy or are otherwise special situations. Z Capital’s principals have applied this investment philosophy for over a seventeen year period, deploying capital across the balance sheet of industry leading businesses, and seeking to create value for our investors throughout economic cycles.

Silver Sponsors

Center for Excellence in Investment Management

Center for Excellence in Investment Management (CIM) provides resources that facilitate knowledge creation and dissemination throughout the ever-expanding frontiers of finance. CIM helps students, researchers, and practitioners keep pace with the rapidly evolving financial services industry through a variety of programs, publications, and outreach.

Bronze Sponsors

Sandton Capital Partners

Sandton Capital Partners was founded to invest in alternative credit opportunities, primarily through purchasing under-performing bank loans and providing rescue finance to troubled companies. Since 2009, Sandton has invested in over $1 billion in loans. The firm invests across a very wide range of industries, geographies and collateral types. In all cases, the firm has a preference for viable operating entities with potential for restructuring / turnaround.

Schell Bray PLLC

Schell Bray PLLC was founded in 1987 in Greensboro, NC, to practice in the areas of business law and related fields, with the commitment to rendering legal services of the highest quality on a timely basis at a fair cost. The firm takes pride in this commitment and in the capabilities of the firm in those areas where it has chosen to concentrate its practice. With locations in Greensboro and Chapel Hill, the firm extends throughout North Carolina and beyond, with regional, national and international clients. Schell Bray is regularly engaged on behalf of its clients in a broad range of investment and transactional matters and has extensive experience in the areas of private equity and securities law.

Purrington Moody Weil LLP

Purrington Moody Weil is a corporate law firm with offices in New York and North Carolina. We offer our clients a sophisticated transactional practice with a special focus on the private equity and investment fund industry. Our attorneys have developed a high level of expertise across a wide variety of domestic and international transactions and have accumulated extensive experience with investment managers, entrepreneurial companies and large, transaction-intensive law firms.  This experience affords us a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ needs and enables us to provide our clients with superior legal representation.

Plexus Capital

Plexus Capital focuses on investments and partnerships with middle market businesses that need capital for growth.  Whether the need for capital is driven by new market opportunities, a transition of ownership or strategic acquisitions, the Plexus team has the capital and experience you need.  With $550 million under management, investments in more than 50 businesses, and experience managing through all economic cycles, we have proven ourselves to be patient investors with the experience it takes to succeed.