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Conference sponsorships provide opportunities for companies seeking increased brand awareness and a platform to demonstrate their expertise, products, or services. If confirmed early, conference sponsorship may include the opportunity for your firm to be represented on the executive speaking faculty. For more information on conference sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Hank Woji, VP Business Development, iiBIG
Phone: 512-692-9839 | Email: HankW@iibig.com

Don Buford, Founder & CEO, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2521 | Email: DonB@iibig.com



ACA Aponix provides tailored cybersecurity and technology risk assessments, vendor and M&A diligence services, network testing, and advisory services to companies of all sizes across a diverse range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, energy, technology, consumer, and manufacturing. Our team of experienced technology, compliance, and risk professionals has a deep understanding and broad knowledge of the industries we serve as well as their systems and technology infrastructure. Our award-winning solutions are designed to help companies uncover risks and identify deficiencies in their technology infrastructure and cybersecurity policies, procedures, and controls. For more information, visit www.acacompliancegroup.com/cybersecurity-risk

Big Rock Partners, based in Beverly Hills, California and Delray Beach, Florida, is a private real estate investment management firm with a diversified portfolio including more than $200 million in premier, institutional quality assets completed or currently under development in the senior housing market. Senior Managing Principal Richard Ackerman has acquired, developed, financed and operated commercial real estate and senior housing assets valued in excess of $3 billion over 30 years. Big Rock Partners’ principals’ experience includes roles as senior executives of public REITS, investment management firms and private real estate firms. In 2017, Mr. Ackerman also formed Big Rock Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BRPAU), targeting acquisition of senior housing operators. www.bigrockpartners.com

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with more than 2,000 attorneys across 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT’s Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice provides clients with the insight and knowledge that come with decades of advisory and litigation experience. The team handles highly complex issues that arise in reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, liquidations, and distressed acquisitions and sales, both domestically and in cross-border proceedings. We offer clients a broad multidisciplinary approach, supported by a nationally recognized practice that has been engaged in many of the key complex restructurings of our time. For more information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.

Loeb & Loeb is a multiservice law firm with approximately 350 attorneys and offices across the U.S. and Asia. Loeb offers a diverse range of legal counseling and transactional and litigation services to clients in the healthcare industry, including health systems, medical groups, insurers, third-party administrators, pharmacy benefit managers, managed care providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers,  healthcare technology companies and medical device companies. We have been involved with many innovative transactions transforming the healthcare delivery system, from forming new digitally enabled and consumer focused healthcare service companies to establishing strategic alliances and partnerships that foster more efficient delivery of healthcare. Clients turn to Loeb as trusted advisers in the strategic planning, structuring and implementation of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, restructurings, and workout transactions. Our attorneys represent healthcare companies in large-scale, complex business process outsourcing, as well as technology licensing, system development and integration agreements. To learn more, please visit www.loeb.com.     

SOLIC Capital Advisors, LLC (“SCA”) is a leading specialty investment bank providing merger & acquisition, restructuring, capital placement and valuation advisory services to companies, lenders, institutional investors, the legal community and other creditor constituencies. SCA professionals have successfully led over 550 mandates, involving in excess of $140 billion in capitalization, across a wide array of industry sectors, creating significant stakeholder value. SCA is a subsidiary of SOLIC Holdings, LLC which includes: SOLIC Capital Advisors (financial advisory), SOLIC Capital Partners (principal investing), SOLIC Capital, LLC (FINRA registered Broker/Dealer), and SOLIC Capital Management (asset management services). Investment banking, private placement, merger, acquisition and divestiture broker-dealer services offered through SOLIC Capital, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. SOLIC Capital Management, LLC is a Registered Investment Adviser in the State of Illinois. To learn more, please visit www.soliccapital.com.

With experience dating back to the enactment of Medicare, Waller is recognized as one of the nation’s largest healthcare law firms with more than 190 experienced attorneys across various practice groups supporting healthcare organizations throughout the country. We help tax-exempt and investor-owned healthcare organizations meet strategic objectives and respond to operational challenges. Waller is a trusted advisor to many of the nation’s largest healthcare providers, and we have played a significant role in shaping the industry and markets our clients serve. Depth, experience, insight and acumen make Waller a valued strategic partner in the healthcare industry.


West Monroe is a progressive business and technology consulting firm that partners with dynamic organizations to reimagine, build, and operate their businesses at peak performance. Our team of more than 950 professionals is comprised of an uncommon blend of business consultants and deep technologists. This unique combination of expertise enables us to design, develop, implement, and run strategic business and technology solutions that yield a dramatic commercial impact on our clients’ profitability and performance. For more information, please visit westmonroepartners.com.

Winston & Strawn is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 16 offices. Our firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and the public sector. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of our resources enable Winston to manage virtually every major legal discipline, including trial practice and litigation, healthcare, white-collar criminal defense and enforcement, corporate internal investigations, antitrust and trade regulation, corporate and financial, intellectual property, labor and employment, employee benefits and executive compensation, real estate, tax, environmental law, federal and state legislative and regulatory, and trusts and estates. Winston is extremely focused on providing outstanding legal services to its many clients. This means not only quality legal work, but also responsive lawyers who understand the clients’ business needs. In addition to outstanding client service and great legal work, Winston is known for top-notch training and generous community involvement. At Winston, we work hard to create a workplace that is professional, social, and civic-minded, where talented, ambitious, and diverse people can enjoy the practice of law, thrive on complex legal issues, and work in teams to serve clients. These core values helped us repeatedly win top rankings in the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms.


Berkeley Research Group is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, data analytics, valuation, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, transaction advisory, restructuring services, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, investors, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, banking, information technology, energy, construction, and real estate. Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms in 2018, BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices across the United States and in Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom.

At First Midwest Bank, we provide more than just solutions. We provide momentum. For your business. Your finances. Your life. As a Chicago-based bank with deep financial resources, we combine size and stability with quick response. Our dedicated team of healthcare banking professionals specializes in providing financing solutions to non-profit and for-profit hospitals, senor living providers, and ancillary support service providers throughout the Midwest. Whether your business needs are related to refinancing existing debt, expanding or remodeling existing facilities, building new facilities, or updating your current technology or systems, we have the expertise and product set to meet your needs.  We understand the healthcare industry and work with all types of healthcare providers – from large hospital systems – to single site and stand-alone skilled nursing providers.  First Midwest Bank Healthcare bankers are focused on building partnerships, trust and long-term relationships.  For a banker with the expertise that you need to help fuel your business momentum and build upon your success, partner with us today. Learn more at www.firstmidwest.com/momentummakers.

Founded by a team of accomplished healthcare professionals, SitePoint works with hospitals, health systems, and other providers, defining and implementing strategies to identify, create, and optimize the performance of retail-oriented, consumer-centric healthcare service locations.  We provide our partners with access to our clinical, operational, and financial resources to help execute these strategies successfully – from where to locate each facility and how to design them to what service lines to put inside each facility and how best to run them, including the turn-key construction, financing, and development of those facilities.

In other words, we help our partners open new “front doors”​ to their systems, and help them better operate their existing locations. 

SAK Management Services LLC is a small firm of healthcare/seniors housing turnaround specialists with nationwide reach and experience. All of our associates have operated on the firing line, and know how to operate healthcare, long-term care and senior housing entities in crisis or distress. 

Our principals’ experience includes court appointments in healthcare as Receiver, Examiner, Monitor, Chapter 11 Trustee, and Patient Care Ombudsman along with direct consulting to property owners, banks and lenders, Trustees, Debtors in Possession, Receivers, Committees, Courts, Out of Court Workouts, Asset Buyers and other authorities. We have also provided expert witness testimony to courts and the US Congress.

The increasing challenges of the industry command specialized skills, both in financial management and clinical care, to achieve optimal operating performance and quality assurance. With over 250 years’ collective experience in all phases of healthcare/long-term care operations, SAK specializes in operating healthcare facilities that require strategic re-direction and turnaround management, from single-site hospitals to multi-state seniors housing corporations. 

SAK and its affiliates have been providing management and support services in healthcare and long-term care for over 30 years. Since our staff consists of experienced, dually licensed Hospital CEO’s, Licensed Nursing Home Administrators, Licensed Nurses, Licensed Social Workers, and Licensed Dieticians, we can assess facilities and immediately provide turnaround planning. We offer proven proficiency in maximizing financial return while maintaining the highest standards of quality care!


The Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to sup­port the reputation, knowledge, and relationships of the healthcare private equity community. HCPEA’s 60+ members are among the best known, most respected private equity firms. Collectively, HCPEA’s member firms employ over 500 investment professionals throughout the United States and Canada. With over $1 trillion under manage­ment, our members represent one of the largest portfolios of privately held healthcare-related businesses encompassing services, products, diagnostics, distribution, pharmaceuticals and IT, among other segments. For more information, visit www.hcpea.org.

HealthCareMandA.com – Inside the Health Care M&A Market
HealthCareMandA.com is a comprehensive data source that is devoted to health care mergers and acquisitions for the serious analyst and investor. This publication alerts you to developments in every key segment of the health care services and technology markets, including behavioral health care, biotechnology, eHealth, home health & hospice, hospitals, laboratories, long-term care, managed care, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physician medical groups, rehabilitation and more. You won’t find more comprehensive information anywhere else.  Sign up for a risk-free trial today!