Welcome to the 11th edition of the Michigan Private Equity Conference. Join us on Friday, Sept. 30 at the conference and on Thursday, Sept. 29 for the pre-conference dinner reception. Please also consider participating in the golf outing on Sept. 29 at the University of Michigan Radrick Farms Golf course. Pete Dye designed the golf course for U-M in 1962, but the course did not open until 1965. Owned and operated by Michigan, Radrick Farms is a championship 18-hole course with over 275-acres and 7,000 yards.The Michigan Private Equity Conference is produced by the Zell Lurie Institute's Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance at the Ross School of Business. Since the Conference's inception in 2006, attendance by our Michigan alumni and members of the greater private equity investment community has continued to grow. The forum draws together over 200 private equity and investment bank professionals and business leaders from around the United States to forge new contacts and discuss key issues in today's private investing climate.