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HEALTHCARE+LIFE SCIENCES Investment and M&A Summit 2024

September 25, 2024



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:

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




KPMG helps organizations across the healthcare and life sciences ecosystem work together in new ways to transform and innovate the industry. Our industry client teams draw from more than 4,200 US and 6,500 Global partners and professionals across a network of 145 countries. We offer a market-leading portfolio of services focused on helping clients digitally transform; adapt to consumerism; improve healthcare outcomes through data analytics and precision medicine; embrace technologies; transact to gain market entry; manage risk; and comply with regulations.


Alliant Insurance Services<br />

Alliant Insurance Services is one of the nation’s leading distributors of diversified insurance products and services. We operate through a network of specialized national platforms and local offices to offer our clients a comprehensive portfolio of solutions built on innovative thinking and personal service. The business of managing risk is getting more complex, and Alliant is meeting this complexity head-on, not with more layers of management, but with more creativity and agility. Alliant is changing the way our clients approach risk management and benefits, so they can capitalize on new opportunities to grow and protect their organizations. Visit us at #TheMoreRewardingWay

Venable LLP

As a law firm of more than 900 professionals, Venable delivers legal services globally in every area of regulatory compliance, government affairs, corporate and business transactions, intellectual property, and complex litigation. But no matter the practice, we are united by our passion for the work, all meant to empower you, our client, to be the best version of yourself in any circumstance. Because it’s not about us; it’s about you – your priorities, your goals, your long list of what-ifs that keep you up at night. That’s just our to-do list. That’s what keeps us focused – your success. For more information, visit



Founded in 1987 by a group of successful entrepreneurs, Clairvest is a middle-market private equity firm with $4.3B of capital under management. Our mission is to partner with entrepreneurs to help build strategically significant businesses. Rather than solving for a control position, we look to be aligned with entrepreneurs and management teams who maintain a significant equity ownership. In over half our deals we are minority investors. Clairvest is seeking partnerships in both life science services (CROs, CDMOs, labs, clinical research sites, commercialization services) and medical practice management (i.e. dental, physical therapy, behavioural health). For more information, please visit


VERTESS is an international healthcare M&A advisory and consulting firm with more than 100 years of collective executive and transaction experience.  Our team members have an extensive background in launching, building, and successfully exiting their own healthcare companies.  We have an exceptionally strong presence in several healthcare verticals, where we have been one of the leading national M+A intermediary services for the past decade.  We focus primarily on the personal and professional goals of our clients, thus helping facilitate transactions that make the most sense for them. For more information go to:


Arcpoint Labs

ARCpoint Labs is a national, full-service, third-party provider/administrator of accurate, reliable, and confidential diagnostic testing. We offer safe, reliable testing for individuals, companies, and legal and healthcare professionals. We’ve been in the drug and alcohol testing business for 20+ years, and our staff has over 60 years of combined industry experience.

Deerpath Capital

Deerpath Capital Philosophy: Our experienced and empowered team allows us to respond timely to equity owners and company management teams while simultaneously delivering consistent value to our investors. We maintain a long history of scaling our investment to match the borrower’s financing needs and working with private equity sponsors to nurture long-term growth.  Deerpath’s mission is to be a leading middle market direct lending firm with a singular focus on building valuable long-term relationships with our investors, borrowers, equity sponsors and management teams. For more information, please go to:


Dykema is a leading national law firm, serving business entities worldwide on a wide range of complex business issues. Our lawyers deliver outstanding results, unparalleled service and exceptional value in every engagement. For more information, please visit

Gerbsman Patners<br />

Gerbsman Partners focus is on maximizing enterprise value for stakeholders and shareholders in highly leveraged, underperforming, undercapitalized, and undervalued companies and their intellectual property. Since 1981, Gerbsman Partners has been involved in maximizing enterprise value for a growing portfolio of more than 118 companies and their intellectual property through Gerbsman Partners’ proprietary ‘Date Certain M&A Process.’Our extensive range of diverse industry experience includes technology, life science, medical device manufacturing, digital marketing, cyber security, gaming, fuel cell and, solar energy and other industries. Our firm has also been assisting emerging growth and middle-market companies to develop and execute financial and capital formation strategies, provide access to capital markets, and develop and facilitate strategic alliances and licensing of intellectual property in a wide range of industries. Gerbsman Partners has been involved in restructuring/terminating over $ 810 million of prohibitive real estate and equipment leases, sub-debt, and creditor issues. And, to date, we have been involved in over $ 2.3 billion of restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions. Our managing partner, Steven R. Gerbsman, participates as a Mentor for MBA students at Stanford University and has also been a guest lecturer at the University of San Francisco’s MBA program, the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown, and the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley’s Venture Capital Executive Program. Gerbsman Partners has offices and strategic alliances in Boston, New York, Washington DC, McLean VA, San Francisco, Orange County, Europe, and Israel.