Capital Roundtable



Partial List of
Past Attendees

American Capital

American Driveline

Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association

BB&T Capital Markets

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

BlackArch Partners

Branford Castle Inc.

Brighton Partners

Capstone Financial Group

Carlyle Group LLC

Carousel Capital

Castle Harlan Inc.

CI Capital Partners

Crimson Investment

Crowe Horwath

Eckler Industries

FD Capital Advisors

FdG Associates LLC

Fifth Third Bank NA

Friedman Fleischer & Lowe LLC

Gryphon Investors

Halifax Group

Harris Williams

Huron Capital Partners LLC

HYDRA Professionals LLC

Integrated Supply Network Inc.

J2 Partners Inc.

Jefferies & Co. Inc.

Leonard Green & Partners LP

Littlejohn & Co.

Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine

Miller Buckfire & Co. LLC

Motoring Ventures

Nucap Industries

OE Quality Friction

ONCAP Management Partners LP

Onex Partners

Performance Motorsports Inc.

Plante & Moran

RSM Richter Corporate Finance

Sawaya Segalas

ShoreView Industries

Variant Capital Advisors LLC

Vista-Pro Automotive LLC


Association Partners

Research Partners

Capital IQ


Media Partners

The Deal







Clear the date January 26 on your calendar!

CLICK HERE now to register before it's too late!

Encore Conference

For Middle-Market Private Equity

 & Mezzanine Investors & Lenders


Private Equity Investing

In Auto Aftermarket Products & Services
Achieving Strong Performance

In the Face of Consumer Headwinds


  Attendance Is Limited!

  CLICK HERE to Register Now



Christopher S. Sheeren, Partner
Huron Capital Partners LLC


Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --

  • Greg Anderson, Wash Depot Holdings Inc.
  • David J. Basto, MidOcean Partners LLP
  • Derek D. Beres, Edgeview Partners LLC
  • Cathy Bonner, Service King
  • Richard Bradlow, Penfund
  • Randy Buller, Parts Authority Inc.
  • Jonathan A. Carey, BB&T Capital Markets
  • Adam W. Czaia, Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.
  • Thomas D'Ovidio, ShoreView Industries
  • John J. Daileader, Greenbriar Equity Group LLC
  • Joseph J. DeVito, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
  • Dennis R. Graham, Plante & Moran PLLC
  • Bram C. Hall, BlackArch Partners
  • Steve Handschuh, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association
  • Evan Hershberg, ONCAP Management Partners LP
  • Edward T. Hightower, Motoring Ventures LLC
  • James S. Mahoney, Huron Capital Partners LLC
  • Ethan D. Miller, GE Antares Capital Corp.
  • Michael J. Rippey, 1-800-Radiator Franchise Inc.
  • Clifton H. Roesler, Angle Advisors
  • Tim Shimotakahara, D. A. Davidson & Co.


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Thursday, January 26, 2012

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
New York City 

Designed to Meet the Needs of GPs, LPs, & Managers of Buyout, Growth Equity, Mezzanine, & Lending Funds, as Well as Independent Sponsors, Operating Partners, Portfolio Company Managers, and the Bankers, Lawyers, Accountants,

& Other Advisors Who Support Them

Faculty | Schedule | Registration | Location | Sponsorship | Audio Package |

The automotive aftermarket industry -- providers of parts, tools and equipment, and related products and services -- has had very stellar fortunes compared to vehicle manufacturers and even other retail/consumer sectors.  


So private equity’s interest in this sector continues to bustle -- PE firms currently have investments in more than 100 aftermarket companies.


          With such high investor interest, The Capital Roundtable introduced our first

          conference on PE investing in the automotive aftermarket last year -- with an

          exceptional turnout. 


          That’s why we are so pleased to announce an ENCORE conference on Thursday,

          January 26, 2012 in New York -- with all-NEW content, reflecting all that’s new in

           the sector.


           And we’re delighted to welcome back as our chairman Christopher S. Sheeren of

           Huron Capital Partners -- a leading private equity firm in the heart of the Motor City.


With the auto aftermarket known for its stability and predictability, PE investors are earmarking this sector as the place to be.  They’re receiving welcome receptions from lenders and are accessing more debt than two years ago as good companies are continuing to fetch healthy valuations.  


Recent examples of middle-market private equity deals include --

  • Platinum Equity’s acquisition of NTP Distribution, a distributor of aftermarket products, parts and accessories in the RV industry.  
  • Wynnchurch and Stone River’s acquisition of Fabco Automotive, a leading supplier of gearbox, axle and transfer case products. 
  • Charlesbank’s acquisition of DEI Holdings, a supplier of vehicle security and remote starter systems. 
  • And Audax’s acquisition of Integrated Supply Network, a wholesaler of automotive tools and equipment.


          If you want to discover where 2012’s winning investments in the auto aftermarket

          lie, or what strategies can give your current portfolio companies an edge, make

          plans now to join us.


          Plus you’re in an excellent position to take advantage of special savings.  By

          signing up before December 16 for this conference, you’l be in time to receive our

          Early Bird Discount -- for welcome savings of $400!


Chris Sheeren is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing, and managing investments made by Huron Capital, and serves as a director of aftermarket parts manufacturer Maple Leaf Automotive Inc.  


He has served as a CFO, controller, and financial advisor for middle-market businesses in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., and formerly worked for a leading turnaround consulting firm.  Chris holds a BA from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from the University of Michigan, and is a CPA.


20 Auto Aftermarket Experts Turn The Spotlight On The Sector


Along with Chris, we’ll have 20 knowledgeable panelists on the dais to bring you all the ins and outs of the automotive aftermarket space.  You’ll hear from GPs, portfolio company operating executives, investment bankers, lenders, consultants, and more -- bringing you the latest thinking to help you surpass your goals in 2012.


And keep in mind, it’s a large market -- over $284 billion in 2010, on track for $294 billion in 2011, with a projected 3.6% growth rate for 2012.  This makes the auto aftermarket industry over 2% of U.S. gross domestic product. 


This market has proved its staying power during the economic downturn, and is poised for continued growth as vehicles are being kept longer.  It includes --

  • traditional do-it-yourself and do-it-for-me parts and services
  • collision repair
  • heavy duty vehicles
  • performance and accessory items
  • restoration
  • vehicle auction
  • tires
  • quick lube
  • remanufacturing
  • specialty chemicals
  • and more

At our conference, we’ll discuss why even though total miles driven have been been down due to consumer concerns, the U.S. vehicle population remains one of the largest in the world.  More important, there are now more vehicles on the road in the U.S. that are out of warranty than those that are in warranty.


And we’ll explain why U.S. manufacturing of auto parts is looking better and better.  Looking at our key competitor -- China – its costs are rising to the point where the labor cost advantage is being offset by the cost of shipping overseas.  So for example, the aftermarket company you acquire may not need to stage production any farther away than the southeast United States or Mexico.


We’ll also cover the latest information on the do-it-yourself market versus the do-it-for-me market.  While the perception is that Americans have been moving away from getting their hands dirty, and the electronic complexity of vehicles has given dealerships the edge, the reality is that consumers have a new willingness to save themselves a few bucks, whether through their own labor or with the help of a friend or neighbor.


Register now to hear up-to-the-minute answers to today’s most pressing questions --


  • Why is the automotive aftermarket space so popular with investors?
  • How are the positions of automotive aftermarket companies different from those of original equipment manufacturers?
  • What segments within the automotive aftermarket space hold the most promise in 2012 for middle-market investors?
  • Why are lenders more willing to participate in automotive aftermarket deals?
  • What criteria should you use in evaluating automotive aftermarket deals?
  • What can you learn from recent representative aftermarket deals?
  • Are there any state or federal regulations likely to affect your investments in the automotive aftermarket industry?
  • How is technology changing the automotive aftermarket industry, and will OEMs begin to digitally share data with aftermarket companies?
  • What are the best practices of managing your current portfolio companies today and readying them for exits?
  • And much, much more.


Connect With The People Who Can Steer You To Success


We’ve built ample time into the agenda, including session breaks and an open lunch, where you can make contacts and connections that you can put to excellent use in 2012.


You should attend this conference if you are a --


  • GP or LP looking to invest in automotive aftermarket companies.
  • New private equity firm considering investing in the automotive aftermarket.
  • Family office or hedge fund manager or venture capitalist interested in this specialized space.
  • Partner or operating executive of an automotive aftermarket portfolio company.
  • Lender seeking participation in automotive aftermarket transactions.
  • Investment banker pursuing deals with automotive aftermarket companies.
  • Attorney or advisor representing automotive aftermarket companies.
  • Executive search professional recruiting for the private equity industry.


          Remember, register with our Early Bird Discount by December 16, 2011, and

          you’ll save $400 off our standard fee!  Please make your reservation now so you’re

          not disappointed. We’ll be looking forward to greeting you.


For more information, please feel free to contact Anna Fagan at 212-832-7333 ext. 0 or


This conference is being produced by The Capital Roundtable, America’s leading conference organization focusing on “need-to-know” information for professionals in the middle-market private equity community.  For more information about The Capital Roundtable’s 30 annual conferences and other events and programs, please visit

The Capital Roundtable thanks Plante & Moran PLLC for sponsoring this outstanding event. It’s due in great part to their collaboration and support that we have the resources to make this event so worthwhile for you.


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Chaired By

  • Christopher S. Sheeren, Partner, Huron Capital Partners LLC

Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Managing Partner, Alimansky & Bethell Group, and Chairman, The Capital Roundtable


  • Greg Anderson, President & CEO, Wash Depot Holdings Inc.
  • David J. Basto, Managing Director, MidOcean Partners LLP
  • Derek D. Beres, Managing Director, Edgeview Partners LLC
  • Cathy Bonner, Chief Executive Officer, Service King
  • Richard Bradlow, Partner, Penfund
  • Randy Buller, President, Parts Authority Inc.
  • Jonathan A. Carey, Managing Director, BB&T Capital Markets
  • Adam W. Czaia, Director, Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.
  • Thomas D'Ovidio, Partner, ShoreView Industries
  • John J. Daileader, Managing Director, Greenbriar Equity Group LLC
  • Joseph J. DeVito, Attorney & Counselor, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
  • Dennis R. Graham, Partner, Plante & Moran PLLC
  • Bram C. Hall, Managing Director, BlackArch Partners
  • Steve Handschuh, President & COO, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association
  • Evan Hershberg, Principal, ONCAP Management Partners LP
  • Edward T. Hightower, Managing Director, Motoring Ventures LLC
  • James S. Mahoney, Vice President, Huron Capital Partners LLC
  • Ethan D. Miller, Managing Director, GE Antares Capital Corp.
  • Michael J. Rippey, Chief Executive Officer, 1-800-Radiator Franchise Inc.
  • Clifton H. Roesler, Managing Director, Angle Advisors
  • Tim Shimotakahara, V.P.--Investment Banking, D. A. Davidson & Co.

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09:45 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:45

12:45 - 01:45

01:45 - 02:45

02:45 - 03:30
03:30 - 04:30



Thursday, January 26, 2012

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Audience Introductions

Chairman’s Keynote

First Panel -- “From the Trenches -- Five Private Equity Investors Report Why They Like Auto Aftermarket Companies”
Coffee & Networking Break

Second Panel -- “Sourcing Deal Flow & Financing -- What Four Key Investment Bankers Are Telling Their PE Clients About Auto Aftermarket Deals"
Luncheon & Networking
Third Panel -- “Due Diligence, Deal Structuring, Pricing, & Exits -- Four Top Deal Professionals Explain How They Identify & Navigate the Unique Issues of Auto Aftermarket Deals”
Afternoon Keynote
Fourth Panel -- “War Stories -- Perspectives from CEOs & CFOs Who Have Been Through the Cycle”
Networking & Adjournment

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  • Early Bird Registration Fee -- and save $400 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, December 16, and the fee for the conference is $995.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- save $200 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, January 6, and the fee for the conference is $1195.
  • After that, the standard fee is $1395 for the conference.
  • At the door, if space is available, the fee is $1495 for the conference.
  • Special group rates -- The Capital Roundtable offers a special discount for 2 or more people.  For more info, please contact Shaina Mardinly or 212-832-7333 ext 0.

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You can pay by credit card (using the links above) or by check. Mail your check and business card to: New York Business Roundtable Inc., 12 East 44 Street, Penthouse, New York, NY 10017.

If the program is oversubscribed, we will notify you immediately and not charge your credit card.  (If you need to cancel, please do so by Thursday, January 19 at 5:00pm, and we will credit you for a future MasterClass.)

From time to time, for reasons beyond Capital Roundtable's control, program schedules and speakers become subject to change.  We make every effort to announce substantive changes by email to registrants at least 48 hours in advance.

Have a special question?  Please contact Shaina Mardinly at 212-832-7333 ext.0 or by email at

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The University Club
College Hall -- First Floor
One West 54 Street (at 5th Avenue)
New York City

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Audio Package

Can't attend but want to hear the program? You can buy the audio package along with the handouts. Purchase the audio package online now.

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The Capital Roundtable offers excellent marketing and business development opportunities to reach the middle-market private-equity community . For more details, please contact Dana DeMattia at 212-832-7333 or by email at

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