Bourne Partners' Annual Conference Set to Bring Together Titans of Private Equity and Global Executives

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 18, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bourne Capital Partners, L.L.C. ("BCP") and Bourne Partners Alternative Assets, L.L.C. ("BPAA") (collectively "Bourne Partners") will hold their fourth-annual Healthcare, Consumer, and Private Equity Conference March 13-14, 2014.  This year's events will be held at Charlotte Country Club and the Hendrick Motorsports Team and Media Center.

Rick Hendrick, founder of Hendrick Motorsports (owner of the most decorated NASCAR race team with top drivers Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; Jeff Gordon; Jimmie Johnson; and Kasey Kahne) and Hendrick Automotive Group has kindly offered to host the Friday conference.

Attendees of the conference will include global healthcare and consumer executives from a variety of disciplines including the pharmaceutical, hospital, and healthcare technology sectors; private equity investors; and investors, partners, and clients of Bourne Partners.  Below is a list of select speakers and panelists for the event.  Others will be added as the schedule is finalized.

David Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

Rick Hendrick
Chairman, Hendrick Automotive Group
Owner, Hendrick Motorsports

Fred Luddy
Founder, Chief Product Officer and Director, ServiceNow, Inc.

David Simmons
Chairman and CEO, Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD)

Charles Tate
Chairman and Founding Partner, Capital Royalty L.P.

Gary Blackford
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Hospital Services, Inc.

David Krantz
Chief Executive Officer, YP (formerly Yellow Pages)

Andrew Callaway
Managing Director, Global Head of Life Sciences, Deutsche Bank AG

Rodney Cohen
Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Growth Partners and Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund, The Carlyle Group

Jonathan Fassberg
CEO, The Trout Group

Bill Humphries
President and CEO, Merz North America

Bob Juneja
Senior Managing Director, Irving Place Capital

Dean Mitchell
Executive Chairman of the Board, Covis Pharma Holdings S.a.r.l

Joe Piemont
President and Chief Operating Officer, Carolinas HealthCare System

Steve Ruhf
Chief Business Development Officer, C.B. Fleet Company, Inc.

Ed Schutter
President and Chief Executive Officer, Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Claudius (Bud) Watts
Managing Director and Head of Technology Buyout Group, The Carlyle Group

For more information about Bourne Partners or its conference, please contact your Bourne Partners representative or Heather McQuilkin at 704-552-8407 or

About Bourne Capital Partners

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, BCP 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, it has evolved its service offerings in an effort to form enduring relationships with the healthcare and consumer companies it chooses to serve.

About Bourne Partners Alternative Assets

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, BPAA 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.

SOURCE Bourne Capital Partners, L.L.C.

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