Darden Private Equity Club

Darden School of Business | University of Virginia

The Darden Private Equity Club (DPEC) cultivates a network of students and alumni professionals with interests across a range of private equity investment strategies and fund sizes. DPEC facilitates career training, recruitment support and networking opportunities for students interested in learning about and recruiting for private equity at Darden or later in their careers.


Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor

Founded in 1994, Lexington Partners is one of the world’s largest independent managers of secondary private equity and co-investment funds with over $52 billion in committed capital

Gold Sponsor
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The Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management (Mayo Center) advances the study and practice of responsible asset management globally through developing and delivering world-class research, educational programs and activities, awards, and support for student clubs and Darden Capital Management (DCM)

Silver Sponsors
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Rotunda Capital Partners invests long-term equity capital in partnership with proven management teams of leading lower-middle market firms in the logistics, value-added distribution, business services, and specialty finance verticles

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Private Advisors sources, underwrites, and structures investments in small to mid-sized managers and direct transactions across the alternative strategy spectrum, splitting its $5 billion in assets between hedge funds and private equity

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The Riverside Company is a global investment firm focused on being one of the leading private capital options for investors, business owners and employees at the smaller end of the middle market by seeking to fuel transformative growth and creating lasting value. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has made more than 600 investments. The firm’s international private equity and structured capital portfolios include more than 100 companies


LVG partners with faculty, entrepreneurs, and investors to bring innovations discovered at UVA into the marketplace

Become A Sponsor

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Darden Private Equity Club, please contact us.