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Attention – Middle-Market Private Equity

& Mezzanine Investors & Lenders




As Cybersecurity Threats Get Bigger,
So Do The Private Equity Opportunities

P.E. Investing In Middle-Market
Cybersecurity Companies


Attendance Is Limited --

Register Now

Manish Thakur, Managing Partner
Hudson Fairfax Group, New York

Featuring 20 Expert Speakers, including --
Robert L. Bodansky, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Peter M. Clyne, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Kevin P. DeSanto, KippsDeSanto & Co.
Matthew C. Ebbel, New Mountain Capital LLC
Edward C. Eppler, Moelis & Co. LLC
Lawrence C. Fey, GTCR LLC

Adam Fuller, Bregal Sagemount
Fred Funk, Funk Advisory Group
Jason M. Gayl, Venture Management Inc.
Joseph S. Kinslow, McGladrey
Michael H. Lustbader, Arlington Capital Partners
Richard H. L. Marshall, Esq., Whitenoise Laboratories (Canada) Inc.
Robert J. Pate, Science Applications International Corp.
R. Lee Priest, BB&T Capital Markets
Joel A. Schleicher, Presidio Networked Solutions Inc.
John P. Song, Houlihan Lokey
Michael R. Steed, Paladin Capital Group
Edward Stroz, Stroz Friedberg LLC
Abi Subramanian, Hudson Fairfax Group LLC
Alan C. Wade, Central Intelligence Agency
Timothy Wickham, Avascent
Irene Williams, 21CT Inc.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

New York City


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

& Other Advisors Who Support Them


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Take a profound threat facing governments, corporations and critical infrastructure; factor in exponential growth rates of online data, mobile devices, and cloud computing; add a new generation of online criminals, political activists, hostile governments and theft of intellectual property; and you have a market with massive investment potential. PE investors are increasingly looking at cybersecurity -- one of America’s new growth industries.


In fact, this is an industry that even has the White House’s stamp of approval -- The President declared last October “National Cyber Security Awareness Month,” and the Department of Homeland Security developed a number of business-targeted initiatives.


The reason is simple -- the Internet was originally built, with a model of trust, by the government for government and academic communities.  Today, this original far-from-perfect architecture is being used by billions of people, and simultaneously exploited by criminals, terrorists, political activists and nation states.  The more we work online, move data to the cloud, and employ mobile devices, the bigger the threat becomes.


Over the next decade, few marketplaces will be as hot as cybersecurity.


Consider that --


  • Global spending on cybersecurity by governments and corporations is expected to hit $86 billion by 2016.
  • There are over 500,000 attacks on corporations globally every day, with America’s leading companies experiencing billions of dollars of intellectual property theft.
  • With the federal government facing tens of millions of attacks daily, the Pentagon is set to increase its cybersecurity personnel five-fold over the next few years.
  • The amount of digital information requiring security protocols is expected to rise over 70 times by 2020.


You’ll gain the knowledge to invest successfully when you attend The Capital Roundtable’s BRAND-NEW conference --


“Private Equity Investing in Middle-Market Cybersecurity Companies,”

being held in New York City on Thursday, April 11.


Here are just 5 important reasons you should attend this conference -- 

  1. Understand what type of companies and services will benefit from the rapid rise in government and corporate IT security spending.
  2. Discriminate between the hype and the reality of who is a cybersecurity company.
  3. Hear why middle-market companies are ideally positioned to benefit from spending on security.  
  4. Recognize why Corporate America, from traditional defense contractors to social media giants, are buying middle-market cyber companies.
  5. Learn how legislation being proposed in Congress, will affect Corporate America in general, and shape the future of the cyber sector.

This conference features a special fireside chat with Alan Wade, former chief information officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, one of the foremost authorities on the nation's cybersecurity challenges, as well as on the opportunities in the market.


We are also happy to announce that this timely conference will be chaired by Manish Thakur, Managing Partner at Hudson Fairfax Group in New York City.  HFG is an independent sponsor specializing in middle-market private equity investments in cybersecurity, intelligence, networks, homeland security and defense.

Manish has lived and worked in New York, London, and Hong Kong for nearly 20 years focusing on defense, technology, telecommunications and satellites. Before founding HFG, he worked at such firms as Merrill Lynch, SG Cowen and HSBC, where his responsibilities included private equity and strategic investments, initial public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Manish holds an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School, and a BSc (honors) in economics from the University of London.

20 Cybersecurity Experts Take You Behind the Scenes


This conference features four panel discussions led by our chair and featuring the collective insights of 20 top professionals in the cybersecurity marketplace, including PE investors.

You’ll listen and learn from GPs, operating executives, investment bankers, lenders, consultants, and more -- offering real-world perspectives, lessons learned and industry outlooks, plus insights on managing current portfolio companies.


Plus, you’ll find out about recent cybersecurity deals that are representative of today’s exciting opportunities, including -- 

  • Software Process Technologies and Potomac Fusion’s recent acquisition by Sotera Defense Solutions, which is owned by PE firm Aries Management.
  • FedCap Partners’ acquisition of cybersecurity firm Summit Solutions.
  • Ultra Electronics Holding’s acquisition of surveillance systems provider SOTECH (Special Operations Technology).


By attending this Capital Roundtable conference, you’ll hear how today’s most successful investors in cybersecurity companies are finding winning deals and adding value to their current portfolio companies.  We’ll be answering such questions as -- 

  • How can new investors to cybersecurity companies avoid common traps and pitfalls?
  • What types of companies make up the cybersecurity sector and how do they differ from defense or IT companies?
  • Which sub-segments of the market may hold the greatest promise for investors?
  • What specific criteria should you use in evaluating potential deals?
  • How government-oriented firms address the corporate market
  • How critical is it that a solution be able to scale up to the mass market?


Excellent Networking Opportunities

We’ve built ample time into the day’s agenda so you can --

  • Meet featured speakers and fellow attendees.
  • Enhance your personal database with valuable connections.
  • Share ideas and business cards.
  • If you’re a lender, hedge fund manager or investment banker -- Identify potential partners.
  • If you’re an attorney or advisor -- Meet new potential clients.
  • If you work as an executive search professional -- Meet potential prospects.

Register By March 8th and Receive Our Premiere Pricing

There’s no secret on how to save money on your conference registration -- plan ahead!  To receive a generous discount of $400 off our regular price, simply sign up before February 15, 2013.

And, please keep in mind this conference is certain to fill up quickly, so you’ll want to register as soon as possible to assure yourself a seat. To avoid disappointment, please contact Mara Kane today to confirm your attendance at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or


We look forward to seeing you on April 11th.


 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


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Chaired By

  • Manish Thakur, Managing Partner, Hudson Fairfax Group, New York

Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable


  • Robert L. Bodansky, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Peter M. Clyne, V.P.--Mergers & Acquisitions, Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • Kevin P. DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.
  • Matthew C. Ebbel, Director, New Mountain Capital LLC
  • Edward C. Eppler, Managing Director, Moelis & Co. LLC
  • Lawrence C. Fey, Principal, GTCR LLC
  • Adam Fuller, Vice President, Bregal Sagemount
  • Fred Funk, Co-Founder--KEYW Corp. CEO--Funk Advisory Group
  • Jason M. Gayl, Managing Director, Venture Management Inc.
  • Joseph S. Kinslow, Partner--Transaction Advisory Services, McGladrey
  • Michael H. Lustbader, Partner, Arlington Capital Partners
  • Richard H. L. Marshall, Esq., CEO, Whitenoise Laboratories (Canada) Inc.
  • Robert J. Pate, V.P.--Cybersecurity, Science Applications International Corp.
  • R. Lee Priest, Managing Director, BB&T Capital Markets
  • Steven Robinson, V.P.--Security Dev., Product Mgmt. & Strategy, IBM Corp.
  • Joel A. Schleicher, Founder & Former Chairman & CEO, Presidio Networked Solutions Inc.
  • John P. Song, Director, Houlihan Lokey
  • Michael R. Steed, Managing Partner, Paladin Capital Group
  • Edward Stroz, Co-President & CEO, Stroz Friedberg LLC
  • Abi Subramanian, Partner, Hudson Fairfax Group LLC
  • Alan C. Wade, former Chief Information Officer Central Intelligence Agency
  • Timothy Wickham, Partner, Avascent
  • Irene Williams, Chief Executive Officer, 21CT Inc.

Additional speakers to be added

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07:30 - 08:15
08:15 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:45
09:45 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:45

12:45 - 01:45
01:45 - 02:30
02:30 - 03:30

03:30 - 04:30



Thursday, April 11, 2013

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Audience Self- Introductions

Chairman’s Keynote -- Manish Thakur

Panel 1 -- “From the Trenches -- Five Private Equity Investors Report Why They Like Cybersecurity Companies”

Coffee & Networking Break

Panel 2 -- “Sourcing Deal Flow & Financing -- What Four Key Investment Bankers & Lenders Are Telling Their PE Clients About Cybersecurity Deals”

Networking Luncheon

Afternoon Keynote

Panel 3 -- “Due Diligence, Deal Structuring, Pricing, & Exits -- Four M&A Executives Explain How They Navigate the Unique Issues of Cybersecurity Deals”    

Panel 4 -- “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, February 15, and the fee for the conference is $995.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- save $200 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, March 8, 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 Mara Kane or 212-832-7300 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, April 4 at 5:00pm, and we will credit you for a future conference.)

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 Mara Kane at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or by email at

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The University Club

One West 54th Street at Fifth Avenue

(Jacket and tie required)

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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 Marti Wheat at 212-832-7300 ext. 103 or by email at

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