Private Capital Trends & Opportunities

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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Chicago Ross Wolverines,

Please join us for a discussion on “Private Capital Trends & Opportunities”, with Michael Langdon (Managing Director, Frontenac), Brian Peiser (Partner, Edgewater), and Eric Hsu / Ankur Patel (Managing Director, Blackstone Credit).  

 Topics discussed will include:

  • What do private capital investors look for in attractive investment opportunities?
  • What are current market trends, challenges, and opportunities that private capital faces?
  • How do private capital managers differentiate themselves, including in M&A processes?

When: Wednesday, October 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM CT

Where: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 525 W. Monroe, 19th Floor 

Cost: $5

Katten COVID Vaccine Attestation: Per Katten policy, please attest before attending that you are fully vaccinated, here:  Katten Visitor Vaccination Attestation - Chicago.

 About Frontenac: Frontenac is a Chicago-based private equity firm. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. Frontenac works in partnership with established operating leaders, through an executive-centric approach called CEO1ST. Over the last 50+ years, Frontenac has built a leading franchise working with over 275 owners of mid-sized businesses. For more information, please visit

About Edgewater: Edgewater is a leading, middle market focused private equity firm based in Chicago with over $3bn of capital commitments raised since 2001 and a focus on business services, healthcare, and industrials investments with $3-40mm of EBITDA. For more information, please visit

About Blackstone Credit: Blackstone Credit (“BXC”) is one of the largest credit managers focused on the leveraged finance marketplace with approximately $264.8 billion in AUM as of June 30, 20221. Blackstone Credit focuses on delivering investment excellence and superior risk-adjusted returns with a strong emphasis on capital preservation across various credit instruments. Blackstone Credit’s investment strategies span across the credit spectrum, including private and public, performing and distressed, senior and subordinated, U.S. and European, and large cap and small cap credit strategies. 

(1) The AUM for Blackstone, Blackstone Credit or any specific company, account, or investment strategy presented in this Questionnaire may differ from any comparable AUM disclosure in other non-public or public sources (including public regulatory filings) due to, among other factors, methods of net asset value and capital commitments reporting, differences in categorizing certain funds and accounts within specific investment strategies and exclusion of certain funds and accounts, or any part of net asset value or capital commitment thereof, from the related AUM calculations.