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Lead Sponsor

StepStone

StepStone is a global private markets specialist overseeing over US$255 billion of private capital allocations, including more than US$51 billion of assets under management. The Firm creates customized portfolios for the world’s most sophisticated investors using a highly disciplined research-focused approach that prudently integrates primaries, secondaries, and co-investments. We represent some of the world’s most sophisticated public and corporate pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, family offices and foundations.

For more information about our organization, please visit www.stepstoneglobal.com.

Gold Sponsors

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.

For more information about our organization, please visit www.adamsstreetpartners.com.

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AlpInvest Partners

AlpInvest Partners is a global private equity investment management organization.

Since its founding in 1999, AlpInvest has invested across the private equity spectrum, and today includes large and middle market buyout, growth capital, and venture capital, as well as mezzanine and distressed debt, in the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, emerging markets and other non-traditional markets. AlpInvest’s activities cover a range of private equity investing, including primary fund commitments, co-investments, and secondary investments. The firm’s investments span the range of private equity, with commitments to more than 600 buyout, venture capital, growth capital, and distressed funds managed by more than 300 sponsors. As of December 30, 2017, AlpInvest managed over $44 billion of client assets on a discretionary basis.

AlpInvest operates as part of Carlyle’s Investment Solutions segment. Investment Solutions helps clients meet their objectives through tailored portfolio construction and implementation. The Investment Solutions platform gives investors access to the large and complex universe of alternative investment strategies—private equity and real estate—on a global basis. AlpInvest offers customized private equity investment solutions to investors through separately managed accounts and commingled product.

For more information about our organization, please visit https://www.alpinvest.com.

Ares Management

With approximately $22.8 billion of AUM as of September 30, 2022, the Ares Secondaries Group has pioneered and innovated within secondary markets across three decades and a range of alternative asset classes, including private equity, real estate and infrastructure. Over the course of the team’s 30-year history in this space, we have invested across thousands of partnership interests, driving highly differentiated and proprietary transactions through our deeply established relationships with institutional investors, fund sponsors, and market advisors. Our “thought partner” approach to investing provides bespoke and customized liquidity solutions, while capitalizing on the potential benefits of secondary investing. Such benefits potentially include enhanced diversification, smoothing of the “J-curve,” and exposure to durable assets, while seeking to deliver non-market excess returns to our investors.

For more information, please visit aresmgmt.com/our-business/secondary-solutions

BlackRock

BlackRock is one of the world’s leading providers of investment, advisory and risk management solutions. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager with total assets under management (AUM) of $10 trillion as of December 31, 2021. The company provides a comprehensive range of investment, risk management and advisory services for institutions, intermediaries, foundations, and individuals around the globe. The firm employs approximately 13,000 talented professionals and maintains offices in more than 30 countries around the world.

For more information, please visit www.blackrock.com.

BroadVail Capital Partners

BroadVail Capital Partners is a private equity firm that partners with best-in-class management teams to build institutional real estate investment platforms. Since inception in 2014, BroadVail has partnered with and grown six institutional real estate platforms across the U.S. in the Affordable Housing, Self-Storage, Medical Office/Lab and Life Science, Industrial, Student Housing and Build-to-Rent Single Family rental sectors. Currently, BroadVail has approximately $650 million in AUM and over $2.5 billion in total real estate capitalization through its portfolio companies and has asset-level investments in over 40 MSAs across the country. BroadVail is an extremely active partner providing capital solutions, strategic guidance, risk management, data analytics and portfolio management expertise to its companies.

For more information, please visit broadvail.com.

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EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

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Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

For more information, please visit www.goldmansachs.com.

HarbourVest

HarbourVest

HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with 36 years of experience and more than $58 billion in assets under management, as of March 31, 2019. The Firm’s powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in commingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 500 employees, including more than 125 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $35 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $19 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $9 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results.

For more information about our organization, please visit www.harbourvest.com.

Manulife Investment Management

Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than a century of financial stewardship and the full resources of our parent company to serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. Headquartered in Toronto, our leading capabilities in public and private markets are strengthened by an investment footprint that spans 17 countries and territories. Our private markets strategies include private equity and credit, real estate, infrastructure, timber, and agriculture. Responsible stewardship is integral to our business and culture, and we seek to be a global leader in creating long-term, sustainable, value for our stakeholders.

For more information about our organization, please visit: manulifeim.com/privatemarkets

Northern Trust

Northern Trust is a leading global provider of asset servicing and related services. We have experience helping some of the world’s largest and most complex organizations handle their asset servicing needs, offering guidance and insight with personalized service. We work with corporate and government retirement funds, nonprofit organizations, fund managers, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and other institutional investors around the globe.

Our ongoing investment in technology allows us to provide our clients with the solutions they need to operate their businesses more efficiently. We couple this with a client-centered approach to provide a powerful combination of service, technology and expertise.

Visit NorthernTrust.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

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PGIM

At PGIM Investments, we consider it a great privilege and responsibility to help investors participate in opportunities across global markets while meeting their toughest investment challenges. We’re part of PGIM, the global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc.—a top-10 investment manager globally with more than $1 trillion in assets under management (AUM).3 This scale and investment experience allow us to deliver PGIM Funds—actively managed investment solutions designed to meet the needs of investors around the globe.

For more information, please visit www.pgim.com.

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.

For more information about our organization, please visit plexuscap.com.

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UAI Foundation

Uai Foundation is a private foundation based in Research Triangle Park, NC that was founded in 2008.

Vanguard

Founded in 1975, Vanguard is one of the world’s leading investment management companies. The firm offers investments, advice, and retirement services to individual investors, institutions, and financial professionals. Based in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Vanguard has offices worldwide and managed $8.1 trillion on behalf of 30 million clients as of January 31, 2022. Vanguard operates under a unique, investor-owned structure where Vanguard fund shareholders own the funds, which in turn own Vanguard. As such, Vanguard adheres to a simple purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

For more information, visit vanguard.com.

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Zurich

Zurich Alternative Asset Management Group is Zurich Insurance Group’s dedicated alternative asset management platform. The firm invests solely on behalf of Zurich affiliates worldwide, providing asset allocation, investment selection and investment management across hedge funds, private equity and U.S. real estate.

For more information about our organization, please visit www.zaam.com.

Silver Sponsors

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AIF Global

AIF is an independent economic think tank focusing on institutional investment policy. Its mission is to foster the exchange of best ideas, practices and information among institutional asset owners globally to help them achieve their investment objectives. The AIF Global Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation through which AIF Global provides funding to support important investments research by leading finance academics.

For additional information, please visit aifglobal.org.

Contact Us

Contact Dorothy Welsh at Dorothy_Welsh@kenan-flagler.unc.edu for more details about sponsorship opportunities. For more information see the 2023 Sponsorship Information Sheet.

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The Institute for Private Capital improves public understanding of the role of private capital in the global economy. Academic and industry experts work together to generate new knowledge about private capital markets based on objective academic research.

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