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Oct. 9 - 10, 2018

Palmer House

Chicago, IL

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iiBIG is proud to return to Chicago for our 5th Fall Investment and M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE, October 9 & 10, 2018 (Tuesday & Wednesday). 


Our Fall Conference, will feature an executive speaking faculty of 40+ healthcare investment thought-leaders 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 entrepreneurs and thought-leaders, investors, payers, and others, on the business and investment opportunities in healthcare in 2019 & beyond. Among the issues to be discussed:

  • What are the most important regulatory changes coming out of Washington, DC?
  • What effect will these changes have on healthcare deal-making?
  • What is the state of the capital markets and where is the financing coming from to do healthcare deals?
  • Which sectors are hot – and which are not?

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

  • Senior Housing & Real Estate Roundtable: An update on investment opportunities in real-estate related healthcare deals. 
  • Innovations in New Joint Venture Models:Collaboration between Hospital Systems and Private Investors.
  • Healthcare Transaction Services Roundtable: An examination of best practices in valuations, regulatory compliance, risk management, due diligence and more. 
  • Cannabis Roundtable: Perspectives on the Investment and M&A Landscape in America’s Fastest ‘Growing’ Industry.
  • Distressed & Turnaround Opportunities in Healthcare Roundtable: Disruption in the healthcare markets produces both distress and opportunity.
  • Roll-Ups and Multi-Physician Practices: One of the fastest-growing areas of healthcare M&A deal-flow is occurring in the multi-physician practice space. 
  • Hospital Roundtable: A discussion of strategic roll-ups in the for-profit and non-profit hospital sectors. 
  • Private Investors Roundtable: Healthcare investing from the POV of private equity, VCs, REITs, and other financial buyers. 

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 2018 “Investment & M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE” – October 16 & 17, 2018 in Chicago.


From the Public and Private Healthcare Companies:

  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Acquisition Executives
  • Heads of Investor Relations

  • Corporate & Business Development Executives
  • Strategic Planning Executives
  • General Counsels

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 and Service Provider Community:

  • Attorneys
  • Consultants
  • Deal intermediaries 

  • Due diligence & market intelligence firms
  • Valuation & Appraisal firms
  • Tax & Accounting professionals


For information on opportunities to become a member of our executive speaking faculty please contact:


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


Business Development/Sponsorship Opportunities:

If you are seeking more visibility for your firm, stand-out in a crowd, and want to benefit from pre-event as well as onsite marketing & branding, conference sponsorship is the most cost-effective marketing spend you can make. Sponsor companies and organizations that sponsor early, may also be provided with an opportunity to be represented on the executive faculty.  For more information, please contact:

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


STANDARD 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).


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HEALTHCARE ENTREPRENEUR RATE iis for executives from healthcare provider companies that provide healthcare products and/or services (e.g. hospitals, med device firms, residential or home healthcare organizations & etc.) (Rate is subject to verification & approval).

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Discounted rates are available for Groups of 3 or More. (Group rates in effect at all times – no deadlines). For more information, contact:

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

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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 for Business Information & Growth LLC 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: www.nasbaregistry.org.