BSG Events


12th Annual Investors vs. Operators Charity Tennis Tournament

September 2018

davis-cupBSG Team Ventures is proud to once again host the 12th Annual

We are thrilled to have you join us.

Investors vs. Operators Charity Tennis Tournament

Doubles Round Robin on Grass Courts

$195 includes court fee, cocktails, dinner, and networking!

Register Here


Fri, September 14, 2018

1:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT


Longwood Cricket Club

564 Hammond Street

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Dealfest 2018

ACG Boston DealFest Northeast 2018

June 2018


ACG Boston DealFest Northeast 2018

One of our favorite industry events, BSG returns to ACG Boston DealFest 2018 this year. Learn more.

DealFest Northeast is the largest and most significant M&A event in the northeast, bringing together more than 600 key deal professionals from across the country – capital providers, intermediaries, corporates and strategics – for two days of efficient and dynamic networking.

Attendees rely on DealFest Northeast – featuring DealFest on June 13 and DealSource Select on June 14 – as a primary source for networking and deal flow every year.

It’s the most effective way to connect with New England’s top private equity and investment banking firms and middle-market M&A professionals to discover new partners, identify untapped sources of deal flow, and sample the region’s best craft beers amidst a lively brewery style atmosphere!



Capital Roundtable Master Class

May 2018
BSG Joins Annual CAPITAL ROUNDTABLE Master Class

Best Practices for PE Operating Partners in Building Value in Portfolio Companies


From the Capital Roundtable Event Overview:

Here Are Three Key Reasons Why You Should Join Us 

  1. Learn how operating partners implement cost reduction strategies at their portfolio companies   
  2. Hear how operating partners oversee integration as add-on deals become more and more prevalent
  3. Discuss best practices for putting ESG policies into action at your portfolio companies

Register here.


Capital Roundtable Pre-Event Cocktail Party

May 2018

Capital Roundtable Pre-Event Cocktail Party


Join BSG the evening before the Capital Roundtable Master Class for a lively evening of cocktails and discussion. By Invitation Only.


ACG Intergrowth 2018

May 2018




FROM INTERGROWTH: InterGrowth is the most efficient and productive conference of 2018! For three days in sunny San Diego, attend networking events with top M&A deal-makers, participate in access to capital opportunities through ACG Capital Connection, and hear from renowned industry experts who can help grow your bottom line and shed light on the latest financial trends.

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5th Annual Spring Private Equity/Middle Market CEO Exits

April 2018


5th Annual Spring Private Equity/Middle Market CEO Exits

Each spring of each year, BSG recruits and assembles a panel of private equity-backed CEOs who have successfully exited their businesses in the prior 12-18 months to share their lessons learned at a private dinner held for private equity-backed CEOs, and their PE investors at the Dane Estate in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. By Invitation Only.

This year's panel includes 4 prominent CEOs who have led successful exits for private equity-backed, middle market companies. Meet them here:

Stephen DeFalco, former CEO of Crane Currency, acquired by Crane & Co, Dec. 2017

Stephen DeFalco leads global, technology businesses. He drove a successful $800M exit at Crane Currency a private equity backed/family owned global technology company focused on supporting the security of currency programs at central banks globally. He is also Chairman at Senseonics, a NYSE listed diabetes care company with a novel implantable continuous glucose monitor. Previously he was CEO of MDS a $1.2B revenue life sciences company with 5000 employees in 29 countries. Prior to that he held leadership positions at US Genomics, PerkinElmer, United Technologies, McKinsey & Company, and IBM.

“Crane Co. of Stamford, Conn., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products, announced today that it had signed an agreement to purchase Crane Currency for $800 million from the private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg of New York City, and the Crane family, who own the company jointly.”

Peter McClennen, CEO of Best Doctors, acquired by Teladoc in July 2017 

With more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience, Mr. McClennen has a proven track record of building and managing successful, high-performing organizations focused on growth. In his role as chief executive officer of Best Doctors, he oversaw the global expansion of the company’s product portfolio and eventual acquisition by Teladoc. As president of dbMotion, an innovative provider of medical informatics, Mr. McClennen was integral in building a successful business from its inception. He has also held senior leadership operations positions at noted healthcare leaders Allscripts Health Solutions, GE Healthcare, Fujifilm Medical Systems, and AMICAS Inc.

“In its largest acquisition to date and one of the top digital health deals of the year, Teladoc has acquired second opinion service Best Doctors in a $440 million deal, including $375 million cash and $65 million in equity. Revenue for Best Doctors added up to $92 million last year and is projected to be $100 million this year”

Chris Allen, CEO of iDevices, Investor, Enhanced Capital Partners – undisclosed amount

Chris Allen is President of iDevices and a proud member of the Hubbell family of companies. Prior to iDevices, Chris comes from an investment background having worked for over 15 years for A.G. Edwards & Sons (now Wells Fargo Investments), Prudential Financial and Allstate. When it comes to technology, Chris believes that, “Technology should be invisible to the user and any devices should merely exist to enhance the users daily life.”

“iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, announced today that they have been acquired by Hubbell Incorporated of Shelton, Connecticut. iDevices will join Hubbell’s large portfolio of brands that manufacture and sell electrical and electronic products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications.” 

Tom Beecher, former CEO of Cartera Commerce, Investor Comvest Partners– undisclosed amount

Tom is an experienced growth company CEO.  He also serves on the Board of Advisors for Ellevation Education, a successful startup serving English Language Learners. Investors include Emerson Collective and Zuckerberg Education Ventures. Previously, he was a member of the Board of Directors at BzzAgent, a successful word-of-mouth marketing company, from 2007 until its 2011 sale to Tesco. Investors included Flybridge and General Catalyst. 

“Ebates the pioneer and leader in online cash back shopping and subsidiary of the global Internet services company Rakuten, today announced the acquisition of Cartera Commerce, a leading provider of loyalty marketing solutions and rewards programs that increase revenue and customer loyalty.”

Our report from last year’s “Lessons Learned” event can be previewed here if you’d like to get a flavor for the event and related content. 

For invitation inquiries, email 


ACG Northeast Industry Tour: SaaS & Tech Enabled Services (ACG Philadelphia)

April 2018



BSG joined the first stop of the ACG industry tour as it descended on Philadelphia for SaaS & Tech Enabled Services.

Held at the Union League in Philadelphia on April 5, 2018, BSG served as a Supporting Sponsor alongside CBIZ, DealCloud, Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners, and PACT.

PartnersConnect East 2018

PartnerConnect East 2018

March 2018


PartnersConnect East 2018

BSG participated in the annual flagship event in Boston. Get to know more about the event straight from the PartnersConnect website:

Our flagship event returns to the Hyatt Regency in Boston on March 19, 20 and 21. The event features Buyouts East, VCJ East, and the Private Real Estate Summit East. This year we’ll also be tackling content on Emerging Managers, Family Offices and Co-Investments. As part of the PartnerConnect experience, you will meet more than 150 speakers, 200 LPs and 300+ fund managers, bankers and lenders.

New this year: PartnerConnect East will host a Fundraising Bootcamp for GPs, as well as Hosted Roundtables — including LP-Only Sessions, and Roundtables on Diversity and Women’s Issues in the alternatives industry. As usual, our events are curated by the editors of PEHUB, Buyouts and VCJ.

Our one-on-one meetings program, ExecConnect, is now in its 8th year. Through ExecConnect at PartnerConnect East, we will host 450+ meetings between LPs and GPs, in an efficient and convenient private setting. Since inception, we've organized over 9,000 LP-GP meetings, through which billions of equity capital have been committed by LPs to fund managers.

If you're one of the 4,000+ attendees who've joined us the past several years, we look forward to seeing you again. If you haven't attended yet, we hope to see you in March for this one-of-a-kind PartnerConnect experience.

Ed Tech Week


December 2017

What’s in your calendar this December 18-20, 2017? Edtech founders, investors, and policymakers are gathering for the third annual global innovation education festival and you’re invited!
NY EDTECH WEEK is on a mission to strengthen the army of edtech entrepreneurs solving the world’s biggest education problems. Through a partnership with BSG we’re offering a $299 Innovator Full Access Passes (normally $995).
Redeem this discount using the code EDTECHINNOVATE to reveal the hidden Innovator’s Full Access ticket or use this link to automatically apply the code at purchase.
These tickets are limited so claim your Innovator Full Access Pass today!
Get a preview of NY EDTECH WEEK 2017 with highlights from last year.

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November 2017

bsg dr. sinai 2018 economic forecast


For the last 4 years, we’ve had Dr. Allen Sinai pull together his predictions for the economic year ahead. 2 years ago, Dr. Sinai said “put all your cash into equities, the market is going to go nowhere but up.” Last year, Allen forecast what the likely impact of Trump and Trumponics was going to have in 2017. As PE investors and investor-backed CEOs, it’s crucial to know what the economic weather forecast is going to look like in order to plan your business, and work your plan.

By Invite Only

The Dane Estate at Pine Manor College 
Thursday, November 9, 2017—6:00 PM

PEI Operating Partners Forum: New York 2017

October 2017
Find BSG principals at 2017 Dealfest Northeast, the leading event for PE and IB firms.

DealFest Northeast - The Northeast’s Largest M&A Block Party

June 2017

Find BSG principals at 2017 Dealfest Northeast, the leading event for PE and IB firms.

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Private Equity Backed CEO Panel

May 2017

Private Equity Backed CEO Panel, May 2017

Each spring of each year, BSG recruits and assembles a panel of private equity-backed CEOs who have successfully exited their businesses in the prior 12 months to share their lessons learned at a private dinner held for private equity-backed CEOs, and their PE investors at the Dane Estate in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  In this, our third year’s panel, we were proud to bring together the following 4 CEOs with recent liquidity events to come and tell their story, and pass along their pearls of wisdom.
Capital Roundtable Operating Partners Conference

Capital Roundtable Operating Partners Conference

May 2017
We joined experts at the Capital Roundtable Operating Partners Conference and put together these top takeaways for you.

ASU + GSV Summit

May 2017

ASU + GSV Summit, May 2017

April Sarraille, Alison Thompson, Todd Hand, and Monique Williams all attended the ASU+GSV summit in May, 2017.


GSV is a family of connected businesses focused on three complementary disciplines: Investments, Strategic Services, and Media. They’re united by an obsession with finding, investing in, and partnering with the most dynamic growth companies in the world...the ones they call the Stars of Tomorrow. Learn more about GSV's Learning and Talent franchise at the ASU + GSV Summit.

Emerging Manager Connect East 2017

July 2017


Emerging Manager Connect East 2017, July 2017

Susan Hawkins joins industry experts as a panelist discussing retaining existing female talent in PE.

ABOUT Emerging Manager Connect East 2017

With over 300 attendees at our last event, we hosted a record 450 private 20-minute meetings as part of our ExecConnect meetings program in just one day. Attendees are skillfully paired up by conference producers allowing them to meet in one place before deciding to take on longer, more intense meetings if it is a good fit instead of wasting valuable time and money traveling from city to city meetings these professionals. Emerging Manager Connect East will also bring you top industry speakers and expertise backed by our Buyouts Insider and VCJ editorial team.

Pre-Event Cocktail Party: Capital Roundtable’s Masterclass

May 2017
BSG invited attendees of Capital Roundtable’s Masterclass: Best Practices for Creating Value in PE Portfolio Companies to join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation.

"Expanding the Role of Women in Private Equity" - First Women’s Event at InterGrowth 2017

April 2017
BSG Principal Susan Hawkins joins industry experts on the first women's panel at InterGrowth 2017.

2017 GSV Capital Investor Day

June 2017


2017 GSV Capital Investor Day, June 2017

Todd Hand joined GSV Capital for its annual Investor Day on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 along with an array of investors and CEOs of select GSV portfolio companies.


GSV Capital (NASDAQ: GSVC) offers the first publicly traded security enabling any investor to own a piece of the world’s most dynamic, VC-backed private companies.

BMO 17th Annual Back to School Education Conference

September 2017


17th Annual Back to School Education Conference, Sept 2017

Todd Hand and April Sarraille will join BMO Capital Markets at their 17th Annual Back to School Education Conference on September 14, 2017.

ABOUT BMO Capital Markets Conferences

BMO Capital Markets hosts a variety of conferences each year that bring together institutional investors with those corporate or government entities that require capital. These events range from large forums attended by hundreds of participants across industry sectors, to industry-specific sessions and one-on-one meetings between investors and corporate executives. Over the years, we have consistently attracted prominent investors, analysts and executives by providing valuable forums to explore strategies, trends and opportunities.