IVCA Newsletter July 22, 2020

IVCA Newsletter


July 22, 2020

Association News

Profile: New IVCA Board of Director Member, Ian Drury of OCA Ventures

Seeking Contributions to IVCA Diversity Effort

Legislative News

IVCA Provides Updates for State Legislative Issues - 07.22.2020

IVCA Events

September 3, 2020 - "Illinois’ Fiscal and Pension Crisis: What you need to know and what we can’t and can do about it"

October 28, 2020 - IVCA CFO Summit for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance Professionals

December 7, 2020 - Annual IVCA Awards Dinner

Other Events of Interest - If you are interested in any of these events, please check their websites as they may have been cancelled or postponed.

July 23, 2020 - 2020 ILGIF Annual Summit

September 16-17, 2020 - Chicago Venture Summit

October 1, 2020 - Momentum Awards

October 5-9, 2020 - 2020 Wisconsin Leadership Summit

October 26 - 29, 2020 - Chicago Ideas Week

November 3, 2020 - ELECTION DAY

November 13, 2020 - Smart Business Dealmakers Chicago R/S from June 9, 2020

Industry News

US Dept of Energy, Office of Technology Transitions - Announcing the EPIC Incubator Prize + New Events This Week

Core Industrial Partners Announces Investment in Arizona Natural Resources

Asian Food Delivery Platform Chowbus Secures $33 Million Series A Round Led by Altos Ventures and Left Lane Capital; Hyde Park Angels Participates

Locke Lord Represents Green Ivy Capital, LLC

EVERSANA Strengthens Commercial Services with Newest Acquisition

Agent Capital Expands Management Team; Appoints Jacopo Leonardi as Partner

Mobileum Inc. Acquires SIGOS

Ropes & Gray Represents GIC in MultiPlan Inc. Transaction

Majesco to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo

MATH Venture Partners' Portfolio Company Liveoak acquired by DocuSign

Pritzker Private Capital-Backed Technimark Acquires European Injection Molder, Tool & Plastics Industries Ltd., Expanding Global Manufacturing Platform and Healthcare Focus

Periscope Equity-Backed IBH Launches Digital Health Incubator – Dysruption

Crain's Chicago Business Tech50

Ropes & Gray Advises Partners Group on Acquisition of Rovensa

Health Catalyst Announces Agreement to Acquire OCA Ventures-Backed healthfinch

NewSpring Promotes Three Team Members

The Bottom Line: NewSpring’s Investment in Dynamic Workforce Solutions

Monroe Capital Supports Attom Data Solutions' Acquisition of Home Junction, Inc.

MATH Leads $4 Million Seed Round in Enduvo

Benefytt Technologies, Inc. to be Acquired by Madison Dearborn Partners

Baird Capital’s Liang discusses local IPO demand with ‘Crain’s Chicago Business’

Ropes & Gray Advises Advent International in Amended Merger Agreement with Forescout Technologies

Baird Capital’s Nicole Walker Named to ‘The TechCrunch List’

Cohesion Raises $6.5 Million to Accelerate the Transition to Smart Buildings in Global Commercial Real Estate

On-demand delivery startup Dispatch raises $11M Series B

Monroe Capital Opportunistic Private Credit Group Provides Financing for Sterling Bay and Magellan Development Group's Mixed-Use Tower Development on Michigan Avenue in Chicago

Job Postings

Please view the Job Postings listed below on our website here. Once at Job Postings please scroll down the pages to view the jobs. They are listed chronologically as received, most current first.

 Growth Catalyst Partners -Updated  March 2020

Associate Candidate Opportunity -
Growth Catalyst Partners, a middle market private equity firm is looking to add two additional Associates to their team. The firm has offices in Chicago, IL and Rowayton, CT and is looking to add one Associate in each office. The preference is for an immediate start, though there is flexibility for a summer 2019 start for the right candidate.
The firm is targeting candidates with at least two years of investment banking and/or private equity experience, with a preference for those with experience in the firm’s target sectors. Associates are given high levels of responsibility on very lean teams and participate in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, evaluating, performing due diligence on, structuring, monitoring, and exiting investments. The work includes financial modeling, valuation analysis, industry research and analysis, writing internal memoranda & presentations, drafting legal documentation, managing debt providers and third-party advisers, and working closely with CEOs and senior managers of portfolio companies.
Growth Catalyst Partners focuses on control buyouts of information, marketing and tech-enabled services businesses. Its strategy involves targeting growth segments of industries and identifying market leading companies with breakout potential. GCP partners with top executives within those industries and provides capital and expertise to the incumbent management teams of the targeted businesses. Portfolio companies include Opus Agency, Beachfront Media, Trendline Interactive and CyberRisk Alliance.
Growth Catalyst Partners is investing out of its first fund and this is a unique opportunity to join a fast growing, entrepreneurial private equity firm on the ground floor. The opportunity exists for this position to turn into a career track position for top performers.
If you have interest in this position, please contact Connor Dawson at [email protected]

CORE Industrial Partners - January 2019
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
View position detail here.


Not for Profit BOD Positions

Not for Profit Seeks New Board Members

IMD Guest House Mission & Description

IMD Guest House builds community and healing by providing comfortable, affordable accommodation for patients and their families throughout their treatment

·         47 fully furnished apartments, located at corner of Polk & Damen

·         The only organization in the Chicago area that supports patients of any age, receiving out-patient or inpatient treatment

·         About 50% of our service supports low-income families, and we never turn families away for lack of funds

·         Length of stay is determined by medical referral, no pre-sent limits

·         Key patient populations: Cancer patients, organ transplant patients, parents of neonatal ICU patients, veterans receiving treatment for PTSD, and more

·         In 2018, we supported 706 patients and provides 12,306 nights of service.

·         Annual Budget $1.7 million

Website: www.imdguesthouse.org

Current Board:  Professionals in banking and financial services, real estate development, attorneys, healthcare and other businesses

Board Responsibilities

·         Serve as an ambassador for IMD Guest House who understands and interprets its work to the community.

·         Attend regularly 5-6 scheduled Board meetings per year, in person or via telephone. 

·         Participate actively in at least one board standing committee, attend its meetings, lend judgment to its deliberations and be active in its work.

·         Make a generous personal financial contribution ($250 Minimum) annually, each according to his/her own means, and will be responsible for giving or getting $750 annually. 

·         Participate in at least one of the fund raising activities organized by the development department each year.

·         Prepare for each Board meeting by studying all appropriate reports and being prepared to discuss current activities of committees to which they are assigned.

·         Assist in recruiting prospective new volunteers, Board members and agency supporters in the community.




Victory Gardens Theater - see Trustee Roles and Responsibilities here.




Illinois Venture Capital Association
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