The Center periodically hosts conferences that focus on the private equity market. These conferences facilitate discussion between participants in the private equity market and researchers that study this market. They also provide an opportunity for students in the private equity finance specialization program to enhance their understanding of the private equity market. The conferences bring together investors, private equity fund managers, issuers of private equity securities, commercial and investment bankers, and leading researchers from throughout the country.
Upcoming Texas Private Equity Conference:
Friday, February 3, 2017
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Past Texas Private Equity Conference:
Friday, February 26, 2016
The Hilton Austin
Each year the Center awards at least eight $1,250 merit-based scholarships to graduate students at the McCombs School of Business who are interested in the study of private equity finance. These scholarships will be awarded to first year MBA students who express an interest in the study of private equity finance, or can be awarded to Ph.D. students. The scholarships are named in honor of the partners at Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, who provide financial support for the Center.
Qualified students can download a scholarship application form. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, December 15, 2016.