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This event is for ACG members, as well as non-members who are actively involved in M&A deal transactions.  ACG Boston reserves the right to cancel & refund any registrations that do not fit this criteria.

Private Equity & Investment Banks in Attendance:

Abry Partners
Ampersand Capital Partners
Audax Group
Boston Millennia Partners
BV Investment Partners
CVI Capital Holdings LLC

Deerpath Capital Management
Fletcher Spaght Ventures
H.I.G. Capital
Harris Williams
High Street Partners
Housatonic Partners
ICV Partners
JShields Capital Group
Levine Lichtman Capital Partners

LLM Capital Partners
Marwood Group

Match Point Partners
MedEquity Capital LLC
Mirus Capital Advisors

Nautic Partners
Platinum Equity
Provident Healthcare Providers
Raymond James
Riverside Partners
RLH Equity

Robert W. Baird & Co.
Shields & Company, Inc.
Sverica International
TA Associates

TM Capital
Triple Tree
more to come!

ACG Boston Healthcare Conference
Thursday, April 4, 2013
2:00pm - 7:00pm
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

Online registration will close on Wednesday, 4/3 at noon.  Walk-in registrants will be subject to a $25.00 fee onsite. 

Part of the larger Buyouts East 2013,
presented by Thomson Reuters

Conference Agenda

2:00pm   Welcome & Opening Remarks

2:30pm   Opening Keynote
Ted Kennedy, Jr. - President & Co-Founder
Marwood Group & Co.

3:20pm   Panel Discussion
Owen Hughes
Chief Business Officer, Head of Corporate Development
Former Director
Brookside Capital

John Ransom
Managing Director, Director of Healthcare Research
Raymond James & Associates

Dr. David J. Shulkin, M.D.
President, Atlantic Accountable Care, (one of the largest Medicare ACOs in the country)
President, Morristown Medical Center

Moderated by: Christopher J. Donovan
Foley & Lardner LLP

4:20pm   Closing Keynote
Ellen Zane - Former President & CEO
Tufts Medical Center & Floating Hospital for Children

5:15pm   Networking Reception
This conference is part of the larger Thomson Reuters Buyouts East event, and the networking reception will bring together all event attendees.

Opening Keynote
Edward M. Kennedy, Jr.
President & Co-Founder
Marwood Group & Co. 

Mr. Kennedy is the president and co-founder of Marwood Group & Co., a healthcare focused financial services firm with offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., London and Kuwait specializing in proprietary healthcare research, asset management and private equity advisory services.
Previously, Mr. Kennedy served as an Associate and later as Counsel to the law firm of Wiggin & Dana located in New Haven, CT. Mr. Kennedy’s health law practice focused primarily on state and federal regulatory and reimbursement issues affecting hospitals, home care agencies, long-term care providers, physicians, and mental health providers. In addition, Mr. Kennedy served as Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at the Connecticut Hospital Association, counseling acute care providers and policy-makers on a wide variety of emerging health care issues.
Mr. Kennedy has also been an active leader in the civil rights movement for persons with disabilities. In his disability law practice, he advised companies about how to best expand opportunities for persons with disabilities and how to avoid liability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. He continues to serve on the corporate and advisory boards of numerous disability organizations and lectures nationwide on topics relating to health and disability law. Mr. Kennedy received an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University, a master’s degree from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Panel Discussion

The discussion will showcase perspectives from corporate executives, capital providers and investors on the state of the healthcare industry.  Panelists will aim to provide its audience with current investment themes, risks and opportunities present in the major segments of the healthcare market.


Owen Hughes
Chief Business Officer, Head of Corporate Development
former Director

Brookside Capital

Mr. Hughes joined Intarcia, a phase III biotech company, in February 2013 as Chief Business Officer and Head of Corporate Development. Owen is responsible for strategic planning, business operations, as well as oversight of all strategic transactions and business building collaborations. Prior to Intarcia, Mr. Hughes served as Director at Brookside Capital, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund within Bain Capital. There, he co-managed all public and private healthcare investments including biotechnology, med-tech, and services. Prior to his tenure at Brookside, Mr. Hughes was Senior Portfolio Manager at Pyramis Global Advisors, a Fidelity Investments Company, a Co-founder and Partner at Triathlon Fund Management, an Investment Associate at Ziff Brothers Investments, an Assistant Vice President at Merrill Lynch/Morgan Stanley, where we provided sell-side coverage of specialty healthcare distributors, and a Financial Analyst in the healthcare group at PaineWebber. Mr. Hughes received B.A. from Dartmouth College.r. Hughes joined Brookside Capital as a Director in 2008.  Prior to Brookside Capital, he was a Sector Portfolio Manager at Pyramis Global Advisors, a Fidelity Investments Company, where he managed the healthcare investments for Pyramis' institutional products.  Owen was a founder of Triathalon Life Sciences, a long / short healthcare hedge fund, and started his career on the sell side at Morgan Stanley.  Mr. Hughes received a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

John Ransom
Managing Director, Director of Healthcare Research
Raymond James & Associates

John Ransom has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare industry, having spent 10 years at Wachovia after co-founding a healthcare finance group in 1988 before joining Raymond James in 1996 as a healthcare services analyst.  In addition to serving as managing director of the healthcare group, Mr. Ransom covers a number of sectors, including alternate site healthcare providers, retail drugstores, hospital management companies, and drug distributors.  Mr. Ransom has been a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences and has earned several professional accolades for his work, including being named in both The Wall Street Journal Best on the Street survey and the Forbes Blue Chip Analyst survey.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Presbyterian College and his M.B.A. from the University of Georgia.

Dr. David J. Shulkin, M.D.
Atlantic Accountable Care
(one of the largest Medicare ACOs in the country)
Morristown Medical Center

David J. Shulkin, M.D.  is President at Morristown Medical Center, Goryeb Children’s Hospital, and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute,  part of  Atlantic Health System.  Dr. Shulkin also is President of  Atlantic Accountable Care Organization,  one of the largest Medicare approved ACOs in the country.  In addition, Dr. Shulkin is President of  Primary Care Partners LLC,  and Prinical Shareholder in Practice Associates, two physician organizations aligning over 400 Atlantic Health providers.  Dr. Shulkin also serves as Chairman of the Board of  the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals.
Prior to coming to Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Health, Dr. Shulkin was the President and CEO of  Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, where he led a financial turnaround and rebuild of the 1.3 billion dollar organization.  Dr. Shulkin has served in numerous  physician leadership roles including the Chief Medical Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Shulkin has also served in academic positions including the Chairman of Medicine and Vice Dean at Drexel University School of Medicine.  As an entrepreneur Dr. Shulkin founded and served as the Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality, Inc one of the first consumer orientated sources of information for quality and safety in healthcare.  Dr. Shulkin has been on the editorial board’s of numerous journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association and Hospital Physician,  and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of  Patient Safety,  the Journal of  Clinical Outcomes Management and the Journal of Disease Management. 
Dr. Shulkin is a board-certified internist, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, Professor of Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and a  Senior Fellow at the Health Research And Education Trust of the American Hospital Association, a Senior Fellows at the School of  Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University, and an Senior Fellow (Adjunct) at the Leonard Davis Institute in Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, his internship at Yale University School of Medicine, and a residency and Fellowship in General Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center. He received advanced training in outcomes research and economics as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shulkin has received numerous awards and was named one of the country's top Health care leaders for the next century by Modern Healthcare, an International Leader in Health Care Award by the Healthcare Forum.

Christopher J. Donovan
Foley & Lardner LLP

Christopher J. Donovan is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. He focuses his practice on advising companies and their investors and lenders in mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, buyouts and restructurings as well as advising on a broad range of commercial arrangements. Mr. Donovan has particular experience in the health service, particularly post-acute, and life sciences sectors. He has a unique blend of deep regulatory as well as corporate and finance experience to bring to a transaction as a result of his consummating dozens of health and life science deals, both domestic and international. He is a member of the firm’s Health Care, Life Sciences, and Senior Living Industry Teams as well as the Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Donovan was a member of the Corporate and Health Practice Groups for 29 years in the Boston office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

Mr. Donovan earned his law degree from Boston College Law School (J.D., 1981). While in law school, Mr. Donovan was a member of the Boston College International Comparative Law Review. His undergraduate degree was conferred, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University (B.S.F.S., 1978). 

Mr. Donovan has been a cyclist as well as fundraiser for the Pan Massachusetts Challenge for the last eight years. The PMC is an annual charity bikeathon that has raised millions of dollars for cancer research and is the largest single donor to the Dana Farber Cancer Hospital in Boston. He also played four years of Division I soccer for Georgetown University.

Closing Keynote
Ellen Zane
Former President & CEO
Tufts Medical Center & Floating Hospital for Children

Ellen Zane is a nationally renowned health care leader who recently retired as President & Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children. She was the first woman to run the hospital in its 217-year history.  The hospital employs more 5,000 doctors, nurses, researchers, and other healthcare workers, includes Floating Hospital for Children, and has 450 beds. Ellen remains involved at Tufts Medical Center as a vice chair of the Board of Trustees. Ellen holds two faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine including: Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Care Research and Assistant Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine.  Additionally, Ellen holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.  For the period of 2011 to 2013, Ellen is a Distinguished Guest Lecturer in Healthcare Administration at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University.

From 1994 to 2004, Ellen held the position of Network President for Partners HealthCare System, Inc.  In this capacity, she was responsible for the development of a provider network featuring the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital.  The network encompassed 5600 physicians and represented $800+ million of managed care revenue. Today, this entity represents one of the largest physician networks in America.

Prior to that, Ellen was the Chief Executive Officer at Quincy Hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts.  Ellen was an employee of HCA and then Quorum Health Resources in this capacity.  

Ellen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1973 and her Master of Arts degree in 1975 from the Catholic University of America in Washington.  She holds the following honorary degrees:  Doctorate of Commercial Science from Bentley University, Doctorate of Business Administration from Stonehill College; and Doctorate of Humane Letters from Curry College.

Ellen is currently a Director of Brooks Automation (NASDAQ-BRKS); a Director of Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE-HAE); and a Director of Parexel International (NASDAQ-PRXL).  She is a Director of Press Ganey, a private company nationally known as the preeminent provider of patient satisfaction measurement and data in acute hospital settings; and a Trustee of the George Washington University, Washington DC. 

Ellen is a former Director of Lincare Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ-LNCR); former Director of Variagenics, Inc. (NASDAQ-VGNX), a Cambridge, Massachusetts biotech public company focused on pharmacogenomics; a former member of the Board of Overseers at the Tufts University School of Medicine; a former Chair of the Board of the Massachusetts Hospital Association; a former Trustee of Northeastern University; and also a former Director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.   From 1996 to 2001, Ellen was a member of the Board of Governors at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center (national hospital) at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC.
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