Harvey & Company Hosts Sixth Annual ‘Meet the Funds’ Event
Harvey & Company hosted its sixth annual Meet the Funds event last month in Park City, Utah. The event took place as scheduled just before our lives changed dramatically due to the pandemic. The 2020 event included 25 highly respected private equity groups and 60 talented operating executives from a variety of industry backgrounds. Over 450 meetings took place in which investment theses were shared, specific deals were discussed and other opportunities for alignment were identified. The event also included group skiing sessions, cocktail hours and a group networking dinner, which made for an experience conducive to building lasting business relationships. Although the business environment changed as soon as we returned from the event, private equity’s need for strong operating executives didn’t waver and actually became more important than ever before. As such, Meet the Funds 2020 has resulted in considerable follow-up activity.
The Meet the Funds event provides a platform for private equity investors to meet accomplished operating executives and collaborate on new investment initiatives. Harvey & Company invites private equity firms with a dedicated practice of partnering with operators to initiate new investments, as well as private equity-appropriate CEOs who want to be highly involved in private equity-backed opportunities. The HarveyCEO team works closely with the fund professionals and the operators to strategically arrange one-on-one meetings that take place over the two-day event.
About Harvey & Company:
Harvey & Company is a leading buy-side acquisition search and principal investment firm that has established a reputation as an industry leader in sourcing acquisition opportunities for both private equity funds and corporations. Since 1992, Harvey & Company’s principals have closed over 385 acquisitions, including a record 61 transactions closed in 2019.
Our HarveyCEO team specializes in forming partnerships between highly accomplished executives and private equity investors to build category-dominant companies. Private equity firms retain HarveyCEO to help them first identify and partner with exceptional CEOs, and to then pursue a proactive acquisition search, utilizing Harvey & Company’s deal flow and experience in identifying and evaluating acquisitions. Harvey & Company has initiated 72 new platform transactions, 40 of which involved a HarveyCEO executive partnership. As a result of our broad private equity relationships and deal flow, we are an important partner for CEOs interested in building sizeable businesses through acquisition. Additionally, the HarveyCEO team has placed 80+ executives into private equity-backed companies in a traditional executive recruitment capacity.
Pete Bollman, Director
Harvey & Company