Investment and M&A Opportunities in Healthcare

June 7 - 8, 2017

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Nashville, TN



iiBIG is proud to return to Nashville for our 10th Annual “Investment and M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE,” June 7-8th at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel – a great time of year to enjoy Nashville! During the last 10 years we’ve seen, BIG changes, ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ and vast innovations in the healthcare markets. As a result of the 2009 Affordable Care Act, entirely new healthcare business models have been created. Now, with ‘repeal-and-replace,’ and sweeping regulatory changes dominating the conversation, a new cycle of ‘creative disruption’ is upon us. As happened in the past, there will be winners and losers. Therefore, this is a very opportune time for healthcare entrepreneurs, investors, and deal-makers to meet.

And, as in the past, iiBIG’s “Investment and M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE” provides a timely opportunity for healthcare entrepreneurs, investors and deal-makers to meet face-to-face – to assess were we are, and to chart a course for the months and years ahead.

The Agenda

Our 2017 conference will feature an executive speaking faculty of leading healthcare entrepreneurs, investors and deal-makers. The Healthcare Sector – like no other industry – will be experiencing widespread DISRUPTION in 2017 and over the next few years. With the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in 2017 – and the passage of a still-undefined “replacement” over the next several years, the industry will be confronting sweeping changes. Among the pressing issues to be addressed:

  • Will the cutback in reimbursements accelerate mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships among providers and payers?
  • With Medicaid cutbacks, will the uninsured return to emergency rooms in greater numbers for primary care? How will Hospitals cope?
  • How will advanced technologies continue to be employed to streamline healthcare delivery, and improve the security of patient data and financial information?
  • Short of mergers and acquisitions, how are new and innovative partnerships and joint ventures being executed?

Whether you are an experienced healthcare entrepreneur, investor or deal-maker; a health care provider looking for capital, synergistic deals or other opportunities; or are looking for ideas and information on how to transfer your skills and talents into this thriving and lucrative sector, you do not want to miss, iiBIG’s 10th Annual “Investment & M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE” – June 7-8, 2017 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville.

State of the Healthcare Industry:

The conference opens with a Keynote panel on the “State of the Industry” from the proverbial ’36-thousand feet.’ The panel will be made up of leading healthcare experts with first-hand information on the latest from Washington; and real-world experiences from the front-lines of our healthcare system. Following this opening keynote panel, the conference will present a series of OPPORTUNTIY ROUNDTABLES made up of Healthcare Entrepreneurs, Investors and Insiders on topics including:

  • Hospital Roundtable:
    oll-ups in the for-profit and non-profit hospital sectors. Will the ACA ‘replacement’ drive down reimbursements

  • Private Lenders Roundtable:
    Healthcare investing from the POV of private equity, VCs and other financial buyers.

  • Healthcare Lenders Roundtable:
    Hear from lenders on traditional vs. alternative sources of capital for completing healthcare transactions.

  • Healthcare Real Estate Roundtable:
    Investment opportunities in walk-in urgent care facilities, long term care facilities, senior housing and more.

  • Healthcare Technology & the Leveraging the HealthCloud:
    The move toward patient-centric and interoperable models. Cyber-security, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other KYC (‘Know Your Customer’) strategies to improve customer engagement.

  • Healthcare Consumer Roundtable:
    How will the move toward consumer-driven, high-deductible plans affect employers, payers and providers? Will ‘repeal and replace’ proposals move even more healthcare decision-making toward consumers? How will this affect payers and providers?

  • Healthcare Partnerships & Joint Ventures Roundtable:
    When does it make more sense to enter into joint ventures and partnerships than engaging in outright mergers or acquisitions? How are these business models being structured?

  • Healthcare Billing and Collections Roundtable:
    Will 2017 be the year when progress will finally be made in simplifying healthcare billing and improving transparency? What are the solutions and best practices for improving both customer satisfaction and collections? How are online marketplace consumer lenders entering the healthcare space?

  • ACO Roundtable:
    Will the trends toward accountable-care organizations and value-based payment systems continue?

  • Behavioral Healthcare Roundtable:
    There is a rapidly growing market for drug addiction counseling and other behavioral health treatments. What are the trends and opportunities in this surging space?

  • Transaction Services Roundtable:
    An examination of best practices in valuations, regulatory compliance, due diligence and more. The “dos and don’ts” before, during and after the deal.

  • Distressed & Turnaround Opportunities in Healthcare Roundtable: Disruption in the healthcare markets produces both distress and opportunity. How do opportunity investors assess the landscape for ROI in the distressed healthcare space?
Event Details
What: Investment and M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE
Why: Where Healthcare Executives, Investors & Deal-Makers Meet
Where: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel,
Nashville, TN

Supporting Organization:

Nashville Healthcare CouncilFounded in 1995, the Nashville Health Care Council is an association of health care industry leaders working together to further establish Nashville’s position as the nation’s health care industry capital. Worldwide, Nashville’s health care industry generates more than 400,000 jobs and $70 billion in annual revenue. The industry is Nashville’s largest and fastest growing employer. For more information on the Council, please visit

Who Will Attend?

From the Public and Private Healthcare Companies
  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Acquisition Executives
  • Heads of Investor Relations
  • Corporate & Business Development Executives
  • Strategic Planning Executives
  • General Counsel
From the Financial & Investment Community
  • Commercial & Investment Banking Professionals
  • Executives involved in healthcare deal transactions of $50 million and greater
  • Institutional Investors
  • Executives from private equity, LBO and venture funds
  • M&A Specialists
  • Senior, mezzanine and other lenders
From the Professional Advisory Service Provider Community
  • Attorneys
  • Consultants
  • Deal intermediaries
  • Due diligence & market intelligence firms
  • Valuation & Appraisal firms
  • Tax & Accounting professionals

Audience Profile

Registration and Pricing
DEAL-MAKER/VENDOR RATE This rate applies to executives from financial and/or deal-maker service firms (e.g. law firms, private equity, VC, investment banks, tax and accounting advisors, transaction advisory consultants, etc.) and other vendors to the healthcare sector (e.g. technology solution providers, etc.).

Earlybird Rate:
Register from April 1 thru April 30, 2017     $1,595 per person

Standard Rate:
Register on or after May 1, 2017                     $1,695 per person

HEALTHCARE ENTREPRENEUR RATE This rate applies to executives from healthcare provider companies that DIRECTLY provide healthcare products and/or services (e.g. hospitals, med device firms, residential or home healthcare organizations & etc.) Note: private equity executives who serve on boards or in other non-managerial roles in healthcare portfolio companies must still register at the deal-maker/vendor rate. (Registration in this category is subject to verification & approval).  

Earlybird Rate:
Register from April 1 thru April 30, 2017     $795 per person

Standard Rate:
Register on or after May 1, 2017                     $895 per person

Note: PE executives who serve on boards of healthcare portfolio companies must register at the 'Standard" rate for investors, etc.

All registrations are subject to review and approval.

*Special Notice regarding Early-Bird Registrations: Registrations must be PAID on or before expiration date of the early-bird discount. To insure Loewst rates, it is advised that payment be made to "iiBIG" by credit card simultaneous with online registration. If payment is not received on or before the early-bird deadline, the amount due will be increased to the amount that is applicable after the early-bird expiration date.

Get Involved

Business Development and Branding Opportunities

Raise your firm’s profile, branding and business development opportunities by joining us as a conference co-sponsor. A role on our executive speaking faculty (on a space-available basis) may be provided for executives from those firms that sponsor early. For more information, contact:

Don Buford, CEO, iiBIG
Ph: 212-300-2521 | E:

Hank Woji, VP Business Development, iiBIG
Ph: 512-692-9839 | E:

Marketing and Media Partnership Opportunities

If you are seeking more visibility for your publication, newsletter, website or blog among business and financial leaders in the healthcare and investment communities co-branding media and marketing partnerships are available. For more information, contact:

Marisa Colandrea, Director Customer Service, Meeting Planning and Logistics, iiBIG
Ph: 212-300-2522 | E:

Join Our Faculty (JOF)

To apply to become a member of the executive speaking faculty, please complete our online JOF questionnaire. Review the preliminary topic outline, suggest other topics, and tell us about yourself and your expertise.

For more information about opportunities to join our faculty, contact:

Don Buford, CEO, iiBIG
Ph: 212-300-2521 | E:

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits (e.g. CLE, CPE, CME, etc.) may be available for iiBIG conferences. Upon request conference attendees will be provided with a “Certificate of Attendance” and a copy of the conference agenda, showing topics, length of sessions, and name(s) and professional affiliation(s) of presenter(s) for each session. Attendees wishing to apply for continuing education credits for attending this conference may submit this documentation to the relevant organization in his/her state when applying for such credits.

International Institute for Business Information & Growth LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


Conference Venue Information

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

2100 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 320-1700


iiBIG has made arrangements for a block of sleeping rooms at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for conference attendees at the reduced rate of $299.00 (plus tax) per night. To take advantage of this discounted rate you must make your reservations no later than May 7, 2017 as the discounted room block rate will expire on this date.

To make reservations, please call 615-320-1700 or reserve online.