Investment and M&A Opportunities in Healthcare

June 7 - 8, 2017

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Nashville, TN

Detailed Agenda:

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Event Details
What: Investment and M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE
Why: Where Healthcare Executives, Investors & Deal-Makers Meet
Where: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel,
Nashville, TN

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

7:00 - 11:30am
Exhibition Set-up (In Exhibit Hall)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Registration (Refreshments and Networking in Exhibit Hall)

12:15 - 12:20pm
Welcome to 10th Annual Healthcare M&A/Nashville
Don Buford
Don Buford, Founder & CEO,
iiBIG LLC – New York

Welcome to Nashville
Hayley Hovious
Hayley Hovious, President,
Nashville Health Care Council (NHCC) – Nashville, TN

12:20 - 1:20pm
The conference opens with a Keynote panel on the “State of the Industry” from the proverbial ’36-thousand feet.’ The panel will be made up of leading healthcare experts with first-hand information on the latest from Washington; and real-world experiences from the front-lines of our healthcare system.

Stephen M. Moore
Stephen M. Moore, Partner,
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – New York, NY

Angela Humphreys
Angela Humphreys, Member,
Bass Berry & Sims, PLC – Nashville, TN

Charles Klippel
Charles Klippel, VP and Deputy General Counsel,
Aetna – Hartford, CT

Keith Snider
Keith Snider, Health Policy Director,
Health Policy Source, Inc. – Washington, DC

1:25 - 2:20pm
(HC02) Hospital Roundtable: Roll-ups in the for-profit and non-profit hospital sectors
Will the ACA ‘replacement’ or unilateral policy changes, drive down reimbursements? Will this disruption be good or bad in terms of generating deal-flow? What are the prospects for M&A deal-flow in the hospital sector in the next 12 months?

Matthew Caine
Matthew Caine, Managing Director,
SOLIC Capital Advisors LLC – Evanston, IL

K. Robert Bauer, Jr.
K. Robert Bauer, Jr., Chairman and CEO,
Ameris Health – Nashville, TN

Steve Clapp
Steve Clapp, President / CEO,
Curae Health – Clinton, TN

James C. Hoffman
Sam Hutcheson, VP, Development,
LifePoint Hospitals – Nashville, TN

2:25 - 3:00pm
PM Networking Break

3:00 - 3:50pm
(HC03) Private Investors Roundtable
Healthcare investing from the POV of private equity, VCs and other financial buyers. How are financial investors sizing up deal-flow opportunities in the next 12 months?

Sarah Hannah
Sarah Hannah, Partner,
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP – Nashville, TN

Jim Agnew
Jim Agnew, Enterprise VP,
Tufts Health Plan – Watertown, MA

Matt Dawson
Matt Dawson, Principal and CFO,
HealthEdge Investment Partners – Tampa, FL

Barry Mehlman
Barry Mehlman, Partner,
Loeb & Loeb LLP – New York, NY

Walter Olshanski
Walter Olshanski, Director,
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – New York, NY

3:55 - 4:45pm
(HC04) Healthcare Partnerships & Joint Ventures Roundtable
When does it make more sense to enter into joint ventures and partnerships than engaging in outright mergers or acquisitions? How are these transactions and business models being structured?

Doug Mears
Doug Mears, Deal Practice, Healthcare,
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – New York, NY

Dan Avery
Dan Avery, Principal and M&A Practice Leader,
Point B – Denver, CO

Brett Hickman
Brett Hickman, Executive Vice President,
Optum – Eden Prairie, MN

Jeff McDonald
Jeff McDonald, CEO & Founder,
Expression Health Analytics – Nashville, TN

Howard T. Wall
Howard T. Wall, EVP & Chief Administrative Officer,
RCCH Healthcare Partners – Brentwood, TN

4:45 - 6:00pm
Evening Networking Reception

Thursday, June 8, 2017

8:30 - 9:10am
Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:15am - 10:05am
(HC05) Healthcare Real Estate Roundtable
Investment opportunities in walk-in urgent care facilities, long term care facilities, senior housing and more.

Sean P. Murphy
Sean P. Murphy, Partner,
Duane Morris LLP – Washington, DC

Michael Hartman
Michael Hartman, Principal/Active Living,
Capital Seniors Housing – Washington, DC

Brian Webb
Brian Webb, Founder/Past President & CEO,
Patients First Medical Centers – Tallahassee, FL

Joe Weisenburger
Joe Weisenburger, VP Senior Housing,
Welltower, Inc. – Toledo, OH

Adam Zeiger
Adam Zeiger, Senior Investment Officer,
Care Capital Properties, Inc. – Chicago, IL

10:10 - 11:05am
(HC06) Healthcare Technology & the Leveraging the HealthCloud
The move toward patient-centric and interoperable models is shifting healthcare IT transactions to focus on Cloud, Cybersecurity, Big Data, and automation, including Artificial Intelligence (AI). In addition, new transactions are exploring the ability to monetize best practices in healthcare IT. The role that technology itself plays in healthcare transactions and key considerations for successful transactions will be discussed.

Kenneth Adler
Kenneth Adler, Partner,
Loeb & Loeb LLP – New York, NY

Neville Bilimoria
Neville Bilimoria, Partner,
Duane Morris LLP – Chicago, IL

Dunston Almeida
Dunston Almeida, EVP Strategy & Business Development,
eviCore – Bluffton, SC

Gill Eapen
Gill Eapen, Managing Director,
Stout, Resius Ross – Groton, CT

Nick Varnitski
Nick Varnitski, Founder & CEO,
Armada Labs – Estero, FL

11:05 - 11:35am
Networking Break

11:35 - 12:25pm
(HC07) Distressed & Turnaround Opportunities in Healthcare Roundtable
Disruption in the healthcare markets produces both distress and opportunity. How do opportunity investors assess the landscape for ROI in the distressed healthcare space?

Nancy A. Peterman
Nancy A. Peterman, Chair Chicago Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice,
Greenberg Traurig LLP – Chicago, IL

 Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson, Managing Director,
Sowell & Co. – Dallas, TX

Suzanne Koenig
Suzanne Koenig, President,
SAK Management – Chicago, IL

Suzanne Koenig
Derek McLaren, Sr. Manager, Post-Acute Care,
Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain PCNashville, TN

12:30 - 1:30pm

1:30 - 2:20pm
(HC08) Transaction Services Roundtable
An examination of best practices in valuations, regulatory compliance, due diligence and more. The “dos and don’ts” before, during and after the deal.


Daniel Farrell
Todd Sorensen, Partner,
VMG Health – Nashville, TN

Daniel Farrell
Daniel Farrell, Partner,
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – Philadelphia, PA

James C. Hoffman
James C. Hoffman, SVP, Business Development,
IASIS Healthcare – Franklin, TN

Stephen M. Moore
Kenneth S. Springer, President,
Corporate Resolutions, Inc. – New York, NY

Warren Beck
Warren Beck,
Crowe Horwath – Franklin, TN

2:25 - 3:15pm
(HC09) Healthcare Lenders Roundtable
Hear from lenders on traditional vs. alternative sources of capital for completing healthcare transactions. What the key considerations to be taken into account when marshalling leverage in today’s healthcare environment?

William Priester
William Priester, Managing Director & Head of Corporate Healthcare Banking,
Fifth Third Bancorp – Nashville, TN

Bill Berrell
Bill Berrell, Director of Healthcare Banking,
ServisFirst Bank – Nashville, TN

Russ Herakovich
Russ Herakovich, Managing Director,
Brightwood Capital Advisors – Atlanta, GA

John Teasley
John Teasley, Managing Director, National Healthcare Group,
Wells Fargo & Company – Nashville, TN

3:15 - 4:00pm
(HC10) Behavioral Healthcare Roundtable
There is a rapidly growing market for drug addiction counseling and other addiction-related behavioral health treatments. All of the signs point toward a growing demand for services from this sector, yet reimbursement policies remain uncertain and problematic. What are the trends and opportunities in this in-demand space? Which business models have the greatest chance for success, and conversely, which should investors avoid?

Peter Ambrose
Peter Ambrose, Jr. PhD, MBA, CEO,
MindCare Solutions – Franklin, TN

Jim Harper
Jim Harper, Chairman & Co-Founder,
Reliant Behavioral Healthcare Corporation – Birmingham, AL

Jason Shafer
Jason Shafer, Partner,
HCP & Company – Chicago, IL

Conference Concludes
iiBIG Thanks you for Ten Years of Healthcare Leadership!