The Kellogg School's seventh Private Equity Conference was held on March 1, 2006. This year's program examined investing in specific industries, ranging from early-stage to late-stage investing, as well as focus on alternative forms of private equity such as mezzanine and distressed investing. This year's conference also examined the growth of industry and globalization of private investment firms and its impact on raising funds, managing and exiting investments and deploying capital. Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a platinum sponsor of the Private Equity Conference. Partner Meg Gibson served as a panel moderator on the Healthcare panel: "Present Opportunities and Future Challenges."