Investment and M&A Opportunities in Healthcare

November 5, 2015

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites

Indianapolis, IN

Conference Overview

Take a drive from the airport to the city center of any mid-sized American city. It seems as if every third building along the way has a sign with the name of some type of healthcare enterprise. This is especially true for cities like Indianapolis, and it is why iiBIG’s 5th Fall “Investment and M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE,” will be held in Indianapolis, November 5, 2015 (Thursday).

Our Midwest Healthcare M&A conference in the fall (which follows our annual spring event in Nashville) provides an opportunity for exciting healthcare companies located in the American heartland to participate. With M&A activity in all sectors on the rise, deal-flow in the healthcare space will continue to lead the pack. And we’ve drastically reduced registration fees for entrepreneurial healthcare providers, in order to introduce them to a conference where they can learn more about how to grow through acquisitions, or to obtain the capital and partners they need to grow organically.

The Agenda

Our 2015 Fall Conference in Indianapolis, will feature an executive speaking faculty of over 30 leading experts who will participate in panel and round table sessions. Each conference session will include participation by 3 to 5 professionals with specific expertise in the session topic.  Each session is presented in a roundtable format to encourage lively and informal interaction between panelists and audience members. 


The conference opens with this Keynote panel representing transaction services professionals, healthcare leaders, investors and payers on the business and investment opportunities and prospects for 2016 & beyond. Among the issues to be discussed:

  • The Affordable Care Act: How has implementation of the ACA affected deal-making in the healthcare sector (so far)?
  • How will the ACA fare during the last year of the Obama Administration and, depending on which party wins the White House in 2016, how will the administration of the ACA be likely to change in 2017 and beyond. How will these possible changes affect deal-making in this sector?
  • Will payer/payer and provider/provider consolidations drive healthcare costs up or down?
  • Who will lead deal-flow activity, payers or providers?
  • How will other strategic and financial buyers fare in 2016 and beyond?
  • Will the trend toward payer/provider convergence continue?

Opportunity Roundtables:

Following the State of the Industry Panel, attendees will hear from Healthcare Entrepreneurs, Investors and Insiders on:

  • Financial Buyers’ Roundtable:
    Private Equity, VCs and others on the outlook for financial buyers in the healthcare space in the year ahead

  • Payer/Provider Convergence Roundtable:
    Hear from insurance payers, hospital providers and others on the status of the trend toward providers going into the payer business.

  • Healthcare Entrepreneur Roundtable: Growing through Acquisitions and Strategic Partnerships
    Healthcare owners/entrepreneurs representing a diverse sampling of middle-market healthcare service firms will share war stories from the front lines.

  • Healthcare Transaction Services Roundtable:
    The Deal Cycle from Beginning to End: Valuations, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, Due Diligence and more….

  • Network Development Roundtable: Hospital/Physician Practice Roll-ups
    This panel will discuss the trend toward acquisitions or partnerships between hospitals and physician practices.

  • Healthcare Lenders Roundtable:
    Hear from traditional and specialty lenders: With interest rates stalled at record lows, what else can lenders offer to healthcare deal-makers?

Whether you are an experienced healthcare investor and deal-maker; a health care provider looking for capital, synergistic deals or other opportunities; or are looking for ideas and information on how to transfer your skills and talents into this thriving and lucrative sector, you do not want to miss, iiBIG’s Fall 2015 “Investment & M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE” – November 5-6, 2015 in Indianapolis.

Event Details
What: Investment and M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE
Why: Where Healthcare Executives, Investors & Deal-Makers Meet
Where: Indianapolis, IN

Who Will Attend?

From the Public and Private Healthcare Companies:
  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Acquisition Executives
  • Heads of Investor Relations
  • Corporate & Business Development Executives
  • Strategic Planning Executives
  • General Counsel
From the Financial & Investment Community
  • Commercial & Investment Banking Professionals
  • Executives involved in healthcare deal transactions of $50 million and greater
  • Institutional Investors
  • Executives from private equity, LBO and venture funds
  • M&A Specialists
  • Senior, mezzanine and other lenders
From the Professional Advisory Service Provider Community
  • Attorneys
  • Consultants
  • Deal intermediaries
  • Due diligence & market intelligence firms
  • Valuation & Appraisal firms
  • Tax & Accounting professionals

Registration and Pricing

Standard Registration
Standard Rate This rate is for executives from financial and/or deal-making services firms (e.g. law firms, private equity, VC, investment banks, tax and accounting advisors, transaction advisory consultants and similar firms). $1695
Healthcare Entrepreneur Rate This rate is for executives from healthcare provider companies that provide specific healthcare products and/or services (e.g. med device firms, residential or home healthcare organizations & etc.). $595 (Rate is subject to verification & approval)
Group Discounts
Groups of THREE (3) or more
save even more. Offline Only.
  For More information, contact:

Don Buford, CEO, iiBIG LLC
Phone: 212-300-2521 | Email:

  For More information, contact:

Don Buford, CEO, iiBIG LLC
Phone: 212-300-2521 | Email: 

Get Involved

Speaking, Branding & Business Development Opportunities:

For information on becoming involved as a member of our executive speaking faculty; and/or raising your firm’s profile, branding and business development opportunities by joining us as a conference co-sponsor, contact:

Don Buford, CEO, iiBIG LLC | Phone: 212-300-2521 | Email:

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits (e.g. CLE, CPE, CME, etc.) may be available for iiBIG conference attendees. Upon request conference attendees will be provided with a “Certificate of Attendance” and a copy of the conference agenda, showing topics, length of sessions, and name(s) and professional affiliation(s) of presenter(s) for each session. Attendees wishing to apply for continuing education credits for attending this conference may submit this documentation to the relevant organization in his/her state when applying for such credits.

International Institute of Business Information & Growth is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


Venue Information

Hilton Downtown Indianapolis
120 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-972-0600
Fax: 317-972-0660


The block of sleeping rooms at the Hilton Downtown Indianapolis for conference attendees at the reduced rate of $149.00 (plus tax) per night expired on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The hotel might be willing to extend this discounted rate on a case-by-case basis (based on availability, etc.). While we cannot guarantee that this rate will be available, please contact Marisa Colandrea at and she will try to get you into the hotel at the discounted rate.

About Hilton Downtown Indianapolis
  • Downtown Indianapolis hotel, boasting some of Indianapolis' largest suites
  • Within walking distance of attractions, restaurants and the Convention Center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Modern fitness center, heated indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Resident barber shop, beauty salon and spa with luxurious treatments
  • Two tempting dining options serving the finest quality cuisine



  • I-70 east to the Illinois/McCarty St. exit. Follow Illinois St. north to Market St. The hotel will be on the Northwest corner of Illinois & Market.
    • Distance from Hotel: 8 mi.
    • Drive Time: 20 min.
    • Typical Minimum Charges:
      • Limousine: Cost varies
      • Rental Car: Cost varies
      • Taxi: Approximately $25.00USD


  • I-70 From the East (Columbus, OH): Take I-70 West to the Ohio St. exit & follow west to Capitol St. (approx. 9 blks.) Left on Capitol St. and an immediate left on Market St. The parking garage & hotel will be on your left.

  • I-65 From the North (Chicago): Take 65 South to Exit number 113, Illinois/Meridian St. Go 1 block, turn right on North Meridian Street. Go 10 Blocks. At Monument Circle, take first exit onto Market Street and go 1 block. The Hilton will be on your right.

  • I-65 From the South (Louisville): Take I-65 North to I-70 West to the Meridian Street exit, 79B. Turn left for 2 Blocks. Turn right on Illinois St. for 6 blocks. Turn left on West Market Street. The parking garage & hotel will be on your right.

  • I-65 From the South (Louisville): (alternative route if needed): Take I-65 North to Exit 111, Washington St. Turn left on Washington St. for 9 blocks to Illinois St. Turn right on Illinois St for one block to West Market St. The hotel is on your left. Turn left on W. Market St. for ½ block to the hotel parking garage or pull into the hotel front drive from Illinois St.)

  • I-74 From the East (Cincinnati): Take I-74 West to 465 South to I-65 North to I-70 West. Take I-70 West to Exit 79B McCarty St. for 2 blocks. Turn right on Illinois for 6 blocks. The parking garage and hotel will be on your left.

  • I-74 From the West (Champaign, IL): Take I-74 East to 465 South to I-70 East. Take the Illinois/McCarty Street Exit. Follow Illinois St. north for 6 blocks to Market Street. The parking garage and hotel will be on your left.

  • I-69 From the North (Detroit): Take I-69 South to 465 South to I-70 West. Take the Ohio St. exit & follow west to Capitol St., (approx. 9 blks.) Take a left on Capitol St. and an immediate left on Market St. The parking garage and hotel will be on your left.

  • 120 West Bar & Grill
    You can enjoy an exquisite dining experience within the comfort and convenience of our hotel. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner in 120 West Bar & Grill, our beautifully decorated full-service restaurant. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, there's always something delicious waiting for you. Explore our new happy hour offered Monday through Saturday 4pm-7pm. You will find great drink specials and a deeply discounted appetizer menu that is sure to please! Located on the corner of Market & Illinois. Valet parking is available, and all major credit cards are accepted.

  • McCormick & Schmick's
    McCormick and Schmick's, a nationally recognized seafood restaurant, is uniquely designed to create an inviting, relaxed atmosphere where guests can enjoy the highest quality dining experience. The menu is printed twice daily featuring the signature "fresh list" highlighting an impressive number of fresh seafood varieties, in addition to aged steaks, poultry, entree' salads and pasta.

  • In Suite Dining
    In-Room Dining is open 24 hours a day. Enjoy the comforts of your incredible guest room/suite and take pleasure in the convenience of in-room dining with our extensive room service menu available 24 hours a day.