The Association For

Private Equity

A Services & Accreditation company

So, what is the association for private equity?

BlackmoreConnects™, The Association for Private Equity serves its members with the ultimate platform for Executives who desire to secure a role within Private Equity. A division of Blackmore Partners, our Association provides access to a proprietary world wide database of Private Equity firm contacts and exclusive Networking Events. 

Members can most effectively market themselves to Private Equity firms by attending our Virtual Conference and Networking Events. These exclusive events position our members TOP OF MIND for open positions by directly networking with leaders in Private Equity. Our members are also given educational opportunities to expand their knowledge in Private Equity through proprietary webinars and consulting. 

Our unique program maximizes your success in Private Equity with constant support through community, advice, knowledge and education. As a premier subscription service, members can apply to either the Gold or Bronze memberships with advantages and special services offered with each. 

"There is a lot of key, critical knowledge that you gain easily through this. How to put a deal thesis, how to start to begin to talk to some of the PE firms, and how to weed through them. That is something that if you did it on your own would take thousands of hours.”
Private Equity Blackmore Connects Conference Member
Steven Zaccagnini
ABM Industries
“It is an ideal way to learn more about the mystery of this market. It gives you so many different aspects of Private Equity that you can start to know the right questions to ask these guys, to try to figure out if they’re gonna be a good partner for you or not."
Private Equity Blackmore Connects Conference Member-2
Jack Blount
Founder of Bold Star Ventures
“One of the things that Blackmore Connects does very well is provide visibility Having jumped into the process, I can confidently say you will recoup the money very shortly. You’re quickly making progress towards consolidating a deal.”
Private Equity Blackmore Connects Conference Member-3
Sharad Shekhar
CSO of Skylark Inc

Want to know more about our membership options?

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The association for private equity
a Blackmore Connects™ company

We maintain the bandwidth to do what 99% of lower-middle market firms cannot: the time-intensive and exhaustive due diligence necessary to connect you to Private Equity firms within your space of expertise.

Proprietary Database

Access to our proprietary Webinar & Article library, templates, and tools that will significantly increase your outreach success to PE firms.

Guaranteed Meetings

Guaranteed seating at conferences with at least 6-12 PE firms that are buying companies in your area of expertise

One-on-One Mentorship

Upon registration, you are assigned to one of our deal partners who immediately begin working with you to develop an investment thesis.

PitchBook Searches

The world’s most comprehensive private equity/venture capital database is available with your membership.

Join the Association for Private Equity Today!

Executives must meet certain Blackmore Connects™ requirements before being granted membership options. To see if you qualify, apply below to get started.

Upcoming Virtual Conference Events

These Private Equity networking events have limited seats available. Make sure to register early.
April 15, 2020


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June 30, 2020


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Oct 28, 2020


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Dec 15, 2020

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our method is the most efficient way to market yourself to Private Equity as a board member, President, CEO, Operating Partner or Consultant.
  • Attending just one of our events will save you over $20,000 that would have otherwise been spent on travel/expenses and countless hours that would have been spent scheduling meetings with individual firms. Because Private Equity wants to meet executives in person, we bring the Private Equity representatives to meet you. This event is designed specifically to save you time and money.
  • Executives with P&L experience of $25M and above who are interested in meeting PE decision-makers and securing a PE role as a board member, President, CEO, Operating Partner or Consultant.
  • As a member, we provide support in the marketing of you and your thesis to PE beyond the conference. Our BlackmoreConnects team can create a customized monthly outreach to over from 50 – 200 PE firms, giving you additional exposure that would be nearly impossible to accomplish on your own without using the MorningStar PitchBook database. If the PE firms’ express interest, we set up a 20-minute call between you and the PE firm.
  • We will prepare you via one-on-one phone coaching, templates and webinars. We have a “Roadmap To Success” program process. The result is a deal thesis designed to get the attention of PE firms. A final version will be due 15 days before the event. Preparation is also provided through live coaching webinars.
  • The typical executive attends three or more Association for Private Equity/BlackmoreConnects conferences over the course of 12 months.  The investment for each event is $3,999.  We also have the following conferences discount packages if you purchase more than one conference: 2 conferences for $5000, 3 for $6000, 4 for $8000 or 5/6 for $6000. 
  • For added value, consider the BronzePlus+ membership which includes three conferences for free.
  • Gold members get all conferences for free.  A BronzePlus+ package may cost $15,000.  You can get better pricing if you have a meeting with the Member Services department.  Members services can customize packages that fit your budget.

At the East Bank Club- Chicago, IL When: One-day events taking place from 10:30 am CT – 5:30 pm CT

  • The maximum number of executives allowed at our events is 30. Our deal and talent division reviews over 900 executive resumes each quarter and conducts hundreds of calls to ensure that we have the most qualified executives at our conferences that Private Equity wants to meet.

You will have the opportunity to meet, one-on-one with 5-12 private equity decision makers at each conference. This depends on the number of PE firms in attendance and how many schedule you during the networking session from 2:30PM to 5:30PM

  • You are assigned an experience private equity deal member with over 10 years of private equity experience. We have 100’s of deal thesis examples to use as models. A typical first draft will typically take and executive 1-2 hours. If it takes longer, you are over thinking the process.


  • You do not need a deal thesis if you have purchased a conference lite package. You may purchase a conference lite package for $1500.
  • If you are wanting to be ‘placed’ in a role, then you are not ready to venture into the private equity world. We do not ‘place’ executives. We work alongside executives to develop a unique idea or angle and leverage their experience, to monetize their background, and secure funding from a sponsor and/or a private equity role. Your thesis is your calling card. Via our various membership programs and the use of the Morning Star Pitchbook PE database.
  • Buyouts (PartnerConnect) – $3,999; ACG – $999 – $3,000 + annual membership; AMAA – $1,500 – $2,000 x 2 per year; iGlobal – $1,800
  • Bronze members receive a 35% discount on all events, BronzePlus+ members get their first three conferences FREE, and Gold Members have access to 6 events for FREE. Make sure you’re on our mailing list to ensure that you receive special offers of up to 50% off of the $3,999 retail price for conferences.
  • A bundle package constitutes a full year of Bronze membership and registration to one conference of your choice for FREE! This is $3,999 in savings as compared with investing in these products separately. Check out the BronzePlus+ package!

We operate on a success-fee only basis. If we can’t help you close a deal, we get nothing.

The Association for Private Equity is a fee based proactive organization designed by Private Equity to find vetted executives who understand Private Equity and are ready to go hunting for private companies, to be a board member, a CEO, CFO, COO, SVP Sales or consultants for PE owned portfolio companies.

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