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Partial List of
Past Attendees

5AM Ventures

ADCO Global Inc.

AEA Investors LP

Akoya Capital LLC

AlixPartners LLP

Arsenal Capital Partners

Aterian Investment Partners LLC

Audax Group

Aurora Capital Group

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Blaige & Co.

Carter Morse & Mathias

Castle Harlan Inc.

Chemical Market Associates Inc.

ChemQuest Group

China XD Plastics Co.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC 

Dorf Ketal Chemicals

Edgewater Capital Partners LP

Galt Asset Management LLC

GE Capital Markets

Goradia Capital LLC

Grace Matthews Inc.

GVC Holdings Corp.

Huron Capital Partners LLC

Irving Place Capital

Kline & Co. Inc.

Macquarie Capital Advisors

Mathelin Bay Associates LLC

Miller Buckfire & Co.

Miller Chemical & Supply Co. LLC

Moelis Capital Partners LLC

Plante & Moran PLLC

Pouschine Cook Capital Management

Proskauer Rose LLP

RFE Investment Partners

Sigma Capital Partners LLC

Solera Capital LLC

Strand Composite Engineering & Construction LLC

The Carlyle Group

TorQuest Partners

UBS Investment Bank

Valence Group LLC

Vinson & Elkins LLP

William Blair & Co.

Wind Point Partners

 

 

 

 

Clear the date May 24 on your calendar!

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

An ENCORE Conference

For Middle-Market Private Equity

& Mezzanine Investors & Lenders

 

Private Equity Investing

In Specialty Chemicals & Materials Companies

Why Experience & Expertise Make

The Difference Between Success & Setback

 

  Attendance Is Limited!

  CLICK HERE to Register Now

                         

CHAIRED BY

David E. De Leeuw, Managing Director
Lion Chemical Capital LLC

 

Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --

  • Lance Beder, Grant Thornton LLP
  • David W. Bradley, Jefferies Group Inc.
  • Theodore H. Butz, Pinova Holdings Inc.
  • Christopher D. Cerimele, Houlihan Lokey
  • Christopher F. Childres, Edgewater Capital Partners LP
  • Ruth Dreessen, Lion Chemical Capital LLC
  • Jackson M. Dunckel, Macquarie Capital Advisors
  • Michael B. Fieldstone, Aterian Investment Partners LLC
  • Leland A. Harrs, PrinceRidge Group LLC
  • James M. Hill, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Brian R. Hoesterey, AEA Investors LP
  • Benjamin Lyons, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Oliver Y. Maier, Speyside Equity LLC
  • Michael S. Pfeffer, Post Capital Partners LLC
  • Robert W. Schwartz, Schwartz Heslin Group Inc.
  • Christopher S. Sheeren, Huron Capital Partners LLC
  • Donald J. Stanutz, Akoya Capital Partners LLC & Huntsman Corp.
  • Renard C. Strautman, Lion Chemical Capital LLC
  • John Y. Televantos, Arsenal Capital Partners
  • Alex E. Washington, Wind Point Partners
  • Peter Young, Young & Partners LLC

 

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FULL-DAY CONFERENCE

Thursday, May 24, 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 |

While private equity investors have been active in chemicals and materials for years, it’s the specialty industry that’s commanding the spotlight. 

 

With dozens of distinct market sub-segments, this $500-billion global industry includes electronic chemicals, inks and coatings, cleaners, lubricants, adhesives, and sealants, plus such materials as specialty polymers, resins, and composites. 

 

More important, specialty producers generally enjoy more stable revenues, higher margins, and lower capital requirements than commodity producers.  Because of the industry’s fragmented nature, a medium-sized company can easily be the leader in its specific niche.

 

Current low natural gas prices that benefit the production of raw materials, coupled with the rebound in North American manufacturing operations, make this a great time to look into specialty chemicals and materials. 

 

You don’t want to ignore all the positive market dynamics, but you certainly don’t want to jump in too fast.

 

          That’s why it’s a must that you attend The Capital Roundtable’s conference on

           “Private Equity Investing in Specialty Chemicals & Materials Companies,” being

           held in New York City on Thursday, May 24.

 

           Plus we have our own special formula for saving money now on this conference --

           our Early Bird Rate.  Sign up before April 13, and you’ll qualify for a savings of $400.

          This conference is sponsored by Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP.
 

To chair this timely conference, we’re delighted to welcome David E. De Leeuw, managing director and co-founder of Lion Chemical Capital, a premier private equity firm that exclusively targets the chemical industry, with offices in Houston and New York City .  

 

David has more than 30 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, and corporate finance.  

 

He was a founding partner at McCown & De Leeuw & Co., a pioneering private equity firm focusing on middle-market leveraged buyouts.  It raised more than $1.2 billion in four funds and invested in 40 platform companies.  

 

Prior to founding McCown & De Leeuw in 1984, David worked in the leveraged acquisitions group at Citibank, and previously at W.R. Grace & Co., and Paine Webber in New York and Tokyo.  David received an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in history from Lafayette College.

 

20 Experts in Specialty Chemicals & Materials Distill Everything into One Day.

 

Along with David, four panel discussions will feature 20 private equity experts in specialty chemicals and materials, including GPs, portfolio company operating executives, investment bankers, lenders, consultants, and more.  

 

They will share their real-world perspectives, lessons learned, and industry outlooks, including insights on recent deal activity and managing current portfolio companies.

 

          You’ll discover why rising outlooks for several end-use industries are making

          growth prospects for their corresponding specialty chemicals and materials

          segments exceptionally bright. 

 

           You’ll learn why the new wave of environmental concerns and tightened government

           regulations is often beneficial for the companies serving affected businesses. 

           What’s more, a problem for existing producers can be an opportunity for other

           producers to develop new and better products.

 

And you’ll appreciate why so many companies are highlighting safety at every meeting, every conference, and every presentation.  Mistakes can be disastrous for specialty chemicals & materials companies, so plants must be run properly and rules (not just EPA & OSHA) must be scrupulously followed.

 

You’ll hear why lenders are so comfortable with specialty chemicals and materials transactions, and about current middle-market deal flow.

 

Some recent activity includes --

 

  • One Equity Partners’ recent acquisition of chemicals maker Sonneborn Inc. -- a supplier of white oils, petrolatum, waxes, and other hydrocarbon specialty products -- from Sun Capital Partners.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners’ acquisition of the global colorants business from Evonik Industries, marketed under the Chroma-chem and Colortrend brand names.
  • Wind Point Partners’ sale of Citadel Plastics Holdings -- a maker of specialty chemicals for automotive, health care, electrical and construction applications -- to Huntsman Gay Global Capital.
  • H.I.G. Capital’s sale of Vantage Specialty Chemicals -- a supplier of products for personal care, household, and industrial formulations -- to The Jordan Company.
  • Lion Chemical’s sale of global rubber compounding group Excel Polymers to HEXPOL.

Register now for the revealing answers to these questions and more --

  • What has made the specialty chemicals & materials space so attractive to investors?
  • How is the sector segmented, and what are the best areas of opportunity?
  • Can you be North American-centric, or is a global platform a virtual requirement?
  • How are lenders viewing specialty chemicals & materials deals?
  • What are the safety issues affecting companies across all subsectors?
  • Can you only succeed in high-growth end markets, or can you prosper by consolidating a supply position in low-growth end markets?
  • What expertise is required to do a thorough job of due diligence?
  • Which end-user industries may provide the most attractive margins? Automotive? Electronics? Building? Food? Pharmaceuticals?
  • What are the key ways to position your current portfolio companies for the changing environment?
  • And much, much more.

Mix One Part Education And One Part Excellent Networking Opportunities.

 

Beyond the fresh new content, this conference is just the place to make connections with your peers and with industry professionals.  The day’s agenda includes ample time, with session breaks and an open lunch, when you can exchange ideas and business cards with fellow attendees and featured speakers.

 

You should attend this conference if you are a --

 

  • GP or LP looking to invest in middle-market specialty chemicals and materials companies.
  • New private equity firm considering investing in specialty chemicals and materials companies.
  • Hedge fund manager or venture capitalist interested in this specialized space.
  • Partner or operating executive of a specialty chemicals and materials company.
  • Lender seeking participation in middle-market specialty chemicals and materials company transactions.
  • Investment banker pursuing deals with specialty chemicals and materials companies.
  • Attorney or advisor representing specialty chemicals and materials companies.
  • Executive search professional recruiting for the private equity industry.

 

          Remember, register with our Early Bird Rate by April 13, 2012, 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 Mara Kane at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or af@capitalroundtable.com.

 

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 www.capitalroundtable.com.

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Faculty

Chaired By

  • David E. De Leeuw, Managing Director, Lion Chemical Capital LLC

Hosted By

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

Speakers

  • Lance Beder, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton LLP
  • David W. Bradley, Head--Industrials Banking, Jefferies Group Inc.
  • Theodore H. Butz, President & CEO, Pinova Holdings Inc.
  • Christopher D. Cerimele, Director & Head--Chemicals, Houlihan Lokey
  • Christopher F. Childres, Managing Partner, Edgewater Capital Partners LP
  • Ruth Dreessen, Managing Director, Lion Chemical Capital LLC
  • Jackson M. Dunckel, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital Advisors
  • Michael B. Fieldstone, Principal, Aterian Investment Partners LLC
  • Leland A. Harrs, Co-Head--Corporate Finance, PrinceRidge Group LLC
  • James M. Hill, Executive Chairman, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Brian R. Hoesterey, Partner, AEA Investors LP
  • Benjamin Lyons, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Oliver Y. Maier, Partner, Speyside Equity LLC
  • Michael S. Pfeffer, Managing Director, Post Capital Partners LLC
  • Robert W. Schwartz, Managing Director, Schwartz Heslin Group Inc.
  • Christopher S. Sheeren, Partner, Huron Capital Partners LLC
  • Donald J. Stanutz, Managing Director, Akoya Capital Partners LLC & Former Coo of Huntsman Corp.
  • Renard C. Strautman, Managing Director, Lion Chemical Capital LLC
  • John Y. Televantos, Partner, Arsenal Capital Partners
  • Alex E. Washington, Managing Director, Wind Point Partners
  • Peter Young, President & Managing Dir., Young & Partners LLC
  • Additional Speakers To Be Announced

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Schedule

 

Conference
07:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 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


04:30

  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Audience Introductions

Chairman’s Keynote -- "Specialty Chemicals & Private Equity -- Consistent Value Opportunity in Turbulent Times”
First Panel -- “From the Trenches -- Five Private Equity Investors Report Why They Like Specialty Chemicals & Materials Deals”
Coffee & Networking Break

Second Panel -- “Closing Specialty Chemicals & Materials Deals -- How to Get Financing, & Handle Structural Issues”
Luncheon & Networking

Featured Keynote -- “Key Trends in Acquiring Specialty Chemicals & Materials -- Implications for Private Equity Dealmaking”
Third Panel -- “Working with Specialty Chemicals & Materials Companies in Your Portfolio -- How to Help Them Enhance their Value”
Fourth Panel -- “Exiting Specialty Chemicals & Materials Deals -- How to Prepare for the Best Liquidity Opportunities”
Networking & Adjournment

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Registration

  • Early Bird Registration Fee -- and save $400 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, April 13, and the fee for the conference is $995.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- save $200 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, May 4, 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 af@capitalroundtable.com 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, May 17, 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 af@capitalroundtable.com.

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Location

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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Sponsorship

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 212-832-7300 or by email at ddemattia@capitalroundtable.com.

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