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Bourne Partners to Host Fifth Annual Global Healthcare Executive Summit

July 30, 2015

Healthcare Executive Summit

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