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. The foundation has provided seed donations to support the Private Equity Research Consortium and the Institute for Private Capital at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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.

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

Amundi Smith Breeden

At Amundi Smith Breeden, we have a singular focus – a commitment to providing best in class fixed income solutions to our clients. Amundi Smith Breeden serves as the center of Amundi’s U.S. fixed income expertise.  We offer a combination of research depth and market experience that has earned us the position of trusted resource in our client relationships.  We are flexible to meet clients’ needs and manage to their specific objectives.

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

SOLIC Capital Management LLC

SOLIC Capital Management, LLC is the principal investing arm of SOLIC Capital (“SOLIC”).  Headquartered in Evanston, IL with professionals nationally, SOLIC maximizes stakeholder value by providing a one-source solution set that addresses the financial advisory, principal investing and distressed asset management requirements of middle-market situations.  The SOLIC team has successfully led nearly 500 mandates, involving over $90 billion in capitalization, across a wide array of industry sectors, creating significant stakeholder value.

State Tax Credit Exchange

State Tax Credit Exchange is a financial services company that provides federal and state tax credit solutions to high net worth individuals, businesses and Fortune 500 companies to lower their federal and/or state tax liabilities. Sponsored by state and federal governments, tax credits stimulate a specific business/industry and the economy. Since inception, the company placed more than 400 million transferable credits in the marketplace without recapture. State Tax Credit Exchange is a strong and stable clearinghouse in the Southeast for one-year credits, delivering customized, low-risk, tax-saving solutions to clients. For more information visit GetTaxCredits.com

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP offers the strength and resources of attorneys and professional staff experienced in a range of services. Our attorneys provide advice and counsel in litigation, corporate, economic development, securities, finance, intellectual property, government relations, regulatory, and other needs of clients ranging from private individuals to large businesses, including many publicly held companies.

Laser Image Printing Marketing

Laser Image Printing & Marketing uses the power of print and Internet technology to help our customers tell their stories.  They provide a wide range of services from graphic design, digital color printing, direct mail to fulfillment.  One thing in their business hasn’t changed, and it never will: their dedication to treating you like you were a member of their family. When you work with Laser Image, you can count on work done right and delivered on time, with that personal touch. laserimagenc.com

Morgan Stanley, Alternative Investment Partners

Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners (AIP), established in 2000, specializes in assisting institutional and high net worth investors achieve their goals through the design and management of alternative investment programs.  Our multi-disciplinary investment teams thoughtfully combine expertise in fund investing, secondaries and co-investing across hedge fund, private equity, real estate and multi-asset class strategies for the benefit of our clients.  Our solutions include custom alternative investment portfolios, completion strategies, diversified and opportunistic multi-manager strategies and fiduciary management.

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.