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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 “Music City” – Nashville, TN on November 13-14, 2023 with our 15th Annual ‘Investment and M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE + Life Sciences, Medical Devices & Distressed Situations.’ The event will be held at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

Where are the best deals? What constitutes a fair valuation multiple in this market? In the aftermath of the pandemic shutdowns, are more distressed opportunities coming to the table? There is no better place to gather this type of 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 this market.

iiBIG’s Healthcare M&A series of conferences started in Nashville in 2007 and, have been held there annually (with the exception of 2020 and 2021). This event has become known as one of the ‘must-attend’ executive B2B healthcare events, where a 360 degree cross section of players in the Healthcare M&A ‘food chain’ gather to learn and network. (Click on ‘Past Attendees’ above to get an idea of the types of senior executives and organizations that attend).


    This year’s conference will feature an executive faculty of 30+ healthcare investment thought-leaders, who will participate in panel and roundtable sessions on topics like those shown below*:

    • Distressed Opportunities in the Medical Device, Life Science & Other Specialty Sectors
    • Metro & Rural Hospital M&A Roundtable
    • Roll-Ups and Multi-Physician Practices, Ambulatory Centers & Other Specialty Providers
    • Transaction Services Roundtable
    • Healthcare Partnerships & Joint Ventures Roundtable
    • Distressed & Turnaround Opportunities in Healthcare
    • Healthcare Lenders Roundtable

     *Not all of the topics above will necessarily appear on the final agenda, or other topics may be added based on the interests expressed by our clients. If you wish to propose a topic that is not listed above, please complete our online JOIN OUR FACULTY page where new topics may be proposed.

      WHO WILL

      From the Public and Private Healthcare Companies:

      • CEOs
      • CFOs
      • Acquisition Executives
      • 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 firms
      • Valuation & Appraisal firms
      • Tax & Accounting professionals


      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: