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Investments & M&A in Healthcare + Life Sciences, Medical Devices & Distressed Situations

September 25, 2024

Chicago, IL


iiBIG is proud to be returning to the “Windy City” – Chicago, IL– on September 25th to present:

Investment and M&A Summit 2024

This event will be held in association with our PLATINUM Sponsor, KPMG… and will be held on the 55th Floor of KPMG’s meeting facility at 200 E. Randolph Street… overlooking magnificent panoramic views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan.

  • Where are investors looking to find the best deal flow opportunities in the Healthcare and Life Sciences sectors?
  • What constitutes a fair valuation multiple in these markets?
  • What are the ‘dos-and-don’ts’ before, during and, after transactions in these sectors?
  • How has AI affected deal flow in the healthcare, life sciences and biotech sectors?
  • In the current high interest rate environment, are more distressed and turnaround opportunities coming to the table?

There is no better place to gather deal flow intelligence than at an in-person B2B conference like this one, where off-the-record conversations can take place among professionals who are knowledgeable about the true pulse of these markets.

iiBIG has been holding healthcare and life sciences conferences annually since 2007.  Our events have become known as among the ‘must-attend’ B2B middle-market healthcare and life sciences investment events in the US.  For over 15 years, we have attracted a 3600 cross-section of players in the Healthcare & Life Sciences M&A ‘food chain.’ (Click on ‘Past Attendees’ above to view a sample of the levels of senior executives and types of organizations that have attended previously).


    This year’s conference will feature an executive faculty of 30+ healthcare and life sciences executives and investment thought-leaders, who will participate and contribute content during panel and roundtable sessions on topics like these:*

    • PART I: State of Healthcare and Life Sciences M&A Industry
    • Fireside Chat: Innovations in Healthcare & Life Sciences
    • Restart and Refresh: The New Investments of 2024
    • PART II: HOW WE INVEST – Born in Turbulence: Current Investing and Acquisition Tactics in Healthcare & Life Sciences
    • ITS ONLY JUST BEGUN: Executing Complex Transactions in an Evolving Market
    • TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT: Partnerships & Joint Ventures Roundtable
    • PART III: Investing for the Future – The Convergence of Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare & Life Sciences
    *Not all of the topics above will necessarily appear on the final agenda. Likewise, other topics may be added based on timely input from our network of experts and clients. If you would like to apply to join the focused discussion(s) above or, if you wish to propose a topic that is not listed above, please complete our online JOIN OUR FACULTY application.  A member of our conference team will respond to you right away!


    From Public and Private Healthcare & Life Sciences Enterprises:

    • CEOs
    • CFOs
    • Executive Heads of Acquisitions and Strategic Partnerships
    • 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 and Service Provider Community:
    • Attorneys
    • Consultants
    • Deal intermediaries 
    • Due diligence, & Market Intelligence Specialists
    • Valuation & Appraisal firms
    • Tax & Accounting professionals


    And join Healthcare & Life Sciences Thought-Leaders at iiBIG’s
    HEALTHCARE/LIFE SCIENCES Investment and M&A Summit 2024


    For information on becoming involved as a member of our executive speaking faculty please complete the online JOIN OUR FACULTY application, or contact the conference organizer:

    Don Buford, Founder & CEO, iiBIG 
    Phone: 212-300-2521


    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, a 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


    Co-branding/marketing opportunities are available for publications, digital and print newsletters, professional associations, or other organizations that provide news and information to the education finance/student loan industry. For more information on these opportunities, please contact:

    Stacy Lavender, Design & Marketing Consultant, iiBIG


    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.

    CE CreditsInternational 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: