Independent Sponsors & Capital Providers Dealmakers Meeting

Pre-meeting roundtable available to watch on-demand now. 


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About The Conference

iGlobal Forum was pleased to host the next Independent Sponsors & Capital Providers Dealmakers Meeting on April 28th, 2021, as a Virtual Experience.

You can now watch the pre-meeting roundtable on-demand by registering below. 

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Building on the long-standing success of the Independent Sponsor Summit series as the industry’s largest gathering, this exclusive format consists of 4 hours of only high-level, sector-specific 1x1 networking meetings between senior-level capital providers and independent sponsor executives.

The meetings are dedicated to developing partnerships unique to each attendee's business model and provides you with the opportunity to meet exclusively with those independent sponsors or capital providers specializing in investments in the same sector and market as you are.

Attendees will receive a full list of participating executives prior to the event - with the chance then to evaluate the potential for future business opportunities.

This event is limited to 50 participants only, and attendees will connect directly with leading industry professionals and decision-makers.


Registration for the 1x1 meetings has now closed, but you can join the complimentary roundtable by registering below. 


"I wanted to thank you and the IGlobal team for Thursday - feedback has been fantastic - and I met many new people. This was an extremely successful event and looking forward to many more."

Claudine M. Cohen, Principal,
Transactional Advisory Services – NE Market Leader.
Financial Sponsors Industry – Co‑Leader

"All-in-all a very positive experience. It was extremely efficient. Plus it saved us a hotel room and flight costs!"

Al Bhakta
CMG Companies

Why attend

  • Benefit from partnerships unique to your business model.
  • Develop business connections through personalized 1x1 networking meetings.
  • Explore and discuss future business opportunities.
  • Connect directly with leading industry professionals and decision-makers.

Connect With Leading

  • Independent Sponsors
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Family Offices
  • Mezzanine Lenders
  • Hedge Funds
  • Institutional Investors
  • HNWIs (High Net Worth Individuals)
  • M&A Intermediaries/Advisors

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Join the Independent Sponsor & Capital Provider (ISCP) Club today

Building on iGlobal Forum’s long-standing success of connecting and matching over 1,000+ Independent Sponsors & Capital Providers since 2015, the mission of the ISCP Club is to unite all independent sponsors and capital providers into an exclusive community with access to industry content, an Independent Sponsor & Capital Provider Directory and live senior-level deal-making events.

We are currently running an exclusive executive membership winter promotion that offers half price for 6 months. Book a demo with one of our experts today for the chance to become a member for just $1750, and let us find your next independent sponsor or capital provider!  Gain access to the Independent Sponsor and Capital Provider directory (600+ members), all events, the upcoming Independent Sponsors & Capital Providers Dealmakers Meeting, and receive 5 personalized 1-to-1 business introductions. 

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Carr Preston

iGlobal Forum talks to Carr Preston about his firm, their operating approach, and working with the independent sponsor model. 

He discusses COVID's impact on the independent sponsor marketplace, and how due diligence processes have been impacted. 


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1:00 - 1:45 pm - Case Study

Anatomy of an Independent Sponsor transaction (developing the investment thesis, sourcing acquisition targets, raising the capital, performing due diligence and moving to close)

  • Executing on a buy and build strategy in a fragmented market – who to target and what geographies
  • As a first time IS, working with a firm to navigate the universe of capital providers
  • Selecting a capital provider – negotiating terms, determining roles, etc.
  • Selecting your professional advisors and working through the different diligence streams during the pandemic
  • Closing a transaction – including which businesses to close first and finalizing the terms with the sellers



Claudine Cohen 

Managing Principal, Transactions and Turnaround Advisory

CohnReznick LLP

Claudine Cohen is a managing principal and leader of CohnReznick’s Transactions & Turnaround Advisory practice.

In this role, she oversees an integrated team of transaction, valuation, restructuring, project finance, and dispute resolution professionals serving clients throughout the lifecycles of their businesses. With specific expertise in managing opportunities and roadblocks that can impact a business moving forward, Claudine and her team help clients achieve optimal outcomes in protecting and growing stakeholder value.

With more than 25 years of business experience, Claudine serves as an adviser to public and private companies, both domestically and internationally. Her clients comprise the full gamut of financial sponsors including private equity investors, independent sponsors, family offices, alternative investment funds, lenders, and strategic investors. Her areas of knowledge include strategic advisory, quality of earnings analyses, identifying revenue sources and profitability drivers, examining operating cost structure and sustainability factors, investigating business models including cash flow and financial projections, reviewing quality and realization of assets and liabilities, identifying working capital requirements and negotiating positions, post-close working capital verification, and adjustment mechanisms.  

Claudine is a member of CohnReznick’s Executive Board and co-leads the firm’s Financial Sponsors practice,  She was named to Mergers and Acquisitions 2019 list of the most influential women in mid-market M&A, and Crain’s NY 2018 most notable women in consulting. She has authored several articles focused on buy and sell-side due diligence, working capital, and purchase price allocation.




Drew Brantley

Managing Director

Frisch Capital Partners

Drew is a serial entrepreneur having started 5 businesses, sold a few and still owns some. 

He knows what it’s like to be in your shoes. He sees the Independent Sponsor model as the method executives and industry experts can take to own and run already established businesses. He now dedicates his career to helping individuals buy companies, find greater success and live life on their own terms.


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Thomas Ince

Managing Director

First Capital




Gabriel Schrade

Managing Director

First Capital


Gabe Schrade is a former Division I collegiate football captain turned entrepreneur turned private equity deal-maker. Gabe combines foundations in both finance and technology with an instinct for building rapport with owners, operators, and financiers alike.  



Sector-specific 1x1 networking meetings (10 meetings, 15 minutes each) between senior-level capital providers and independent sponsor executives. These meetings will be dedicated to developing partnerships unique to your business model and will provide you with the opportunity to meet exclusively with those independent sponsors or capital providers specializing in investments in the same sector and market as you are. We will provide you with a full list of participating capital providers and independent sponsors prior to the event - you will have the chance then to evaluate the potential for future business opportunities and make the most of your time. Join today to meet and network directly with leading industry professionals and decision-makers all under one roof such as: Independent Sponsors (Fundless Sponsors), Private Equity Firms, Family Offices, Mezzanine Lenders, Hedge Funds, Institutional Investors, HNWIs (High Net Worth Individuals) and M&A Intermediaries/Advisors.




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Full Networking Pass Early Bird = $500 Standard = $650
Service Provider $2,495 $2,495
Placement Agents Pricing $2,495 $2,495


Registration must be completed by April 20th, 2021


Terms and Conditions - Payment Policy

Payment is due in full at the time of registration and includes lunches, refreshments and detailed conference materials. Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received and may be subject to cancellation.

iGlobal Forum Cancellation, Postponement and Substitution Policy

You may substitute delegates at any time. iGlobal Forum does not provide refunds for cancellations.

For cancellations received in writing more than seven (7) days prior to the conference you will receive a 100% credit to be used at another iGlobal Forum conference for up to one year from the date of issuance.

For cancellations received seven (7) days or less prior to an event (including day 7), no credit will be issued. In the event that iGlobal Forum cancels an event, delegate payments at the date of cancellation will be credited to a future iGlobal Forum event. This credit will be available for up to one year from the date of issuance.

In the event that iGlobal Forum postpones an event, delegate payments at the postponement date will be credited towards the rescheduled date. If the delegate is unable to attend the rescheduled event, the delegate will receive a 100% credit representing payments made towards a future iGlobal Forum event. This credit will be available for up to one year from the date of issuance. No refunds will be available for cancellations or postponements.

iGlobal Forum is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration or cancellation/postponement of an event. iGlobal Forum shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event this conference is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency.

Please note that speakers and topics were confirmed at the time of publishing, however, circumstances beyond the control of the organizers may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. As such, iGlobal Forum reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or topics if necessary. Any substitutions or alterations will be updated on our web page as soon as possible.


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