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Private Equity Investment Challenges

Thompson Street Capital Partners Investment Challenge

2018-19 Thompson Street Capital Partners Investment Challenge

Thompson Street Capital Partners ("TSCP") hosted an investment thesis case competition that more than 30 teams competed in across the Full-Time, Executive and Part-Time programs. Nine teams were selected to present in a final round to five TSCP professionals. Teams presented investment theses such as Warehouse Management Software Solutions, Liquid Biopsy, Wireless Communication Filter Technology, Smart Farming Software Solutions, Language Transcription Software and Remote Patient Monitoring. TSCP is a private equity firm based out of St. Louis investing out of its $1.2 billion fifth fund and invests primarily within Healthcare, Software, and Business Services sectors.

Silver Oak Investment Thesis Challenge


2017-18 Silver Oak Investment Thesis Challenge

With the support of Silver Oak Services Partners, the Silver Oak Investment Thesis Challenge at Kellogg encourages students to form teams to conceive and propose an original investment thesis. Over a span of six months, teams will work with senior professionals at Silver Oak with guidance from a faculty mentor at Kellogg to develop an investment thesis and recommend an execution strategy. 

What do students gain? Hands-on experience developing an investment thesis with mentorship from private equity professionals, course credit and a potential cash prize at the conclusion of the Challenge.

Who is Silver Oak Services Partners? Silver Oak is a middle market private equity firm based in Evanston. The firm focuses on making investments in the U.S. in middle market business, consumer and healthcare services companies. Silver Oak is currently investing out of its $335 million Fund III. More information about Silver Oak can be found at www.silveroaksp.com.