NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2017 – Brightstar Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests primarily in closely held North American middle market companies with a focus on being an operationally value added partner, is pleased to announce that two of its senior members will be speaking at the 2017 Milken Institute Global Conference taking place April 30 through May 3, 2017 in Los Angeles.
Andrew Weinberg, Brightstar’s Founder and Managing Partner, will participate in a panel on “The Evolution of Value Creation in Private Equity” that will explore the role of private equity in the prevailing economic environment and the factors driving the value creation process. He will be joined by several other prominent panelists, including John Connaughton, Co-Managing Partner of Bain Capital; Jim Fordyce, Co-CEO of Stone Canyon Industries; and Jim Pittman, Senior Vice President-Private Equity, bcIMC (Moderator). The panel, on May 1, 2017, is by invitation only.
In addition to Mr. Weinberg, Brightstar Senior Partner Tom Meredith will also be participating in a panel focusing on how social entrepreneurs experiment with different strategies and creative approaches to philanthropy. The panel, “Leverage: How Philanthropies Use New Tools to Create Change,” will take place on May 3. Mr. Meredith is a former Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy and Chief Financial Officer of Dell Inc.
“I’m excited to be participating in a discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference that will examine the rationale for private equity as a means of value creation, and the way PE strategies are evolving to meet the needs of investors in a dynamic marketplace,” Mr. Weinberg said.
About Brightstar Capital Partners
Brightstar Capital Partners is a New York-based private equity firm focused on investing in closely held, middle market companies. Brightstar seeks partnership opportunities with exceptional management teams where it is uniquely positioned to drive value creation. Brightstar employs an operationally intensive approach to investing that leverages its extensive experience and relationship network. The firm seeks to invest $50 million to $250 million in each portfolio company over the course of its investment. For more information please visit www.brightstarcp.com or @BrightstarCap.