Private Capital Conference

Private Capital Conference

Date and Time

Thu, January 23, 2020
8:20 AM – 5:45 PM


JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

Event Details

Online registration is now closed. If you still need to register, and want to avoid the onsite registration line, fill out the registration form and email it to Allie before noon on Wednesday. After that, bring the form with you on Thursday. The registration desk will open at 7:45 AM in the Liberty Hall foyer. If you are registering Thursday morning, please arrive early and bring your business card.

Registration prices are as follows:

Current IPAA Members
Independents – $50
Non-Independents – $545 (an IPAA member working at a consulting, finance or service company)

Independents or Family Office – $200
Non-Independents – $895* (not an IPAA member and working at a consulting, finance or service company)

Emerging Leaders – $315* (Currently enrolled in our Emerging Leaders in Energy program)

*Includes a one-year membership to IPAA


Conference Chair
Keith Buchanan, Managing Director and Segment Head, Oil & Gas Group
KeyBanc Capital Markets

Keynote Speaker
Ken Hersh, President & CEO
George W. Bush Presidential Center

SPEECH TITLE: Energy Market Observations and Challenges for the New Decade

Conference Overview
As commodity prices languish and capital-markets outlooks are lukewarm, private capital providers are reviewing their historic business plans and evaluating new options. Some have moved from buy/drill/flip to long-term value creation strategies. Many capital providers would like exits but are not satisfied with current options. They may be looking for longer term debt solutions beyond traditional bank capital, including second lien debt or capital from private transactions. They are also seeking a more active and receptive M&A market for their assets. Some capital providers are consolidating portfolio companies both within–and between–basins for greater efficiencies and streamlined G&A. Will they change structures and strategies to long-term growth models? Will they bring in new non-traditional capital to exit in innovative ways? Or will the M&A market offer new consolidation and exit opportunities by reinvigorating traditional large buyers or bringing other entrants to the market? This conference will explore these trends as seen from new and traditional capital providers, current operators who have accessed capital, and other industry experts.

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