Bourne Partners to Host Fifth Annual Global Healthcare Executive Summit

For Immediate Release 

Sarah Clark
Viridian Marketing


Conference Presenters to Include Top Executives from Leading Pharmaceutical, Pharma Services, Specialty Pharma, Biotech Companies and Investors 

 Event to Feature Four-Time NASCAR Series Champion Jeff Gordon as Guest Speaker

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 30, 2015 – The fifth annual Bourne Partners Global Healthcare Executive Summit, featuring guest speaker, Jeff Gordon, a four-time NASCAR Series champion and presenters from leading pharmaceutical, pharma services, specialty pharma, biotech companies and investors, will take place Sept. 2-3 in Charlotte, N.C.

The conference, held at the internationally renowned Mint Museum, will feature top executives participating in a variety of panel discussions regarding healthcare and pharmaceutical issues and trends, as well as opportunities for attendees to interact one-on-one with industry leaders and innovators.

The two-day event is hosted by Bourne Partners, a leading healthcare and consumer healthcare investment banking, merchant banking, and investment firm, comprised of Bourne Capital Partners, LLC (BCP) and Bourne Partners Alternative Assets, (BPAA).

“For more than a decade, we have focused on going beyond the conventional understanding of partnership in order to most effectively guide our clients’ financial and operational strategies,” said Banks Bourne, who founded Bourne Partners in 2001 and currently serves as its CEO and Senior Managing Director. “Unlike most investment banks, which represent just one side of a transaction, Bourne Partners is comprised of seasoned investors and business operators with the insight and hands-on experience to effectively grow our clients’ business.”

“Our annual conference arose from our core commitment to serve as an essential and informative resource for our partners, clients, and investors,” said Bourne. “Whether it is racing legend Jeff Gordon sharing his thoughts on team building or industry experts offering key corporate insights, our goal is to create a unique and productive event that fosters long-term, profitable relationships for all involved.”

Conference attendees will include global healthcare and consumer executives from a variety of disciplines, including the pharmaceutical, hospital and healthcare technology sectors; private equity investors; and partners, investors, and clients of Bourne Partners. 

Below is a representative list of speakers and panelists for the event; additional participants will be added as the schedule is finalized.

Jeff Gordon, Four-Time NASCAR Series Champion; Driver, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS

Fred Eshelman, Founder and CEO of Eshelman Ventures, Founder and Former CEO Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (“PPD”)

Bill Humphries, CEO, Merz USA

David Crane, Chairman and CEO, National Surgical Healthcare

Jack Davis, CEO, Covis Pharma, Sárl

Lou Kennedy, CEO and Owner, Nephron Pharmaceuticals

For additional information about Bourne Partners or the Bourne Partners Global Healthcare Executive Summit, please contact your Bourne Partners representative or Kristi Orange at 704-714-8367 or

About Bourne Capital Partners (BCP)
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Bourne Capital Partners is a financial advisory, investment and consulting firm founded in 2001 that focuses solely on fulfilling the unique needs of established, middle-market healthcare and pharmaceutical companies across the globe. Originally founded as a pharmaceutical investment firm, BCP has evolved its service offerings in an effort to form enduring relationships with the healthcare and consumer companies it chooses to serve. For additional information, visit

 About Bourne Partners Alternative Assets (BPAA)

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Bourne Partners Alternative Assets invests directly in healthcare and pharmaceutical companies and invests opportunistically in other companies where it sees compelling long-term return characteristics. BPAA takes either majority positions or co-investment positions alongside other private equity firms with whom BPAA has longstanding relationships. In addition, BPAA invests in funds managed by well-known, top-tier private equity managers like The Carlyle Group, Cerberus Capital Management, LP, and Irving Place Capital, among others. BPAA also invests directly in companies alongside these managers on a case-by-case basis. In all cases, BPAA seeks to add value to its partner company and fund investments by applying its network of strategic relationships (both private equity and industry relationships), advisory and consulting expertise, and operating experience to generate a positive outcome for management, employees, and investors. For additional information, visit



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