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A Brand-NEW Conference

For Middle-Market Private Equity

 & Mezzanine Investors & Lenders

 

 

Private Equity Investing

In Environmental Services Companies

Turning the Drive for Sustainability

Into Sustainable Profits

 

  Attendance Is Limited!

 Register Now

                         

CHAIRED BY

Faraz Abbasi, Partner

Centerfield Capital Partners LP

 

Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --

  • Philip A. Arra, Terra Verde Partners LLC
  • Brian D'Amico, Summer Street Capital Partners LLC
  • Alberto Diez, Tradebe Environmental Services
  • Robert L. Egan, Alston Capital Partners LLC
  • Craig L. Farlie, Farlie Turner & Co. LLC
  • Michael Gacek, Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group LLC
  • Christopher D. Haymons, St. Charles Capital LLC
  • Kevin Kaeppler, Brookwood Associates LLC
  • Effram E. Kaplan, Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. LLC
  • Justin M. Kaplan, BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners
  • Kenneth C. Leung, Wunderlich Securities Inc.
  • James M. Long, Veolia Environmental Services Solid Waste Inc.
  • Martin D. Magida, Carter Morse & Mathias
  • Kenneth S. Price, Heritage Environmental Services LLC
  • Scott C. Sergeant, Houlihan Lokey
  • Brian M. Snow, Pristine Environments Inc.
  • Dickson Suit, Ironwood Capital Ltd.
  • Paul Taveira, A&D Environmental Services
  • Chris Weidenhammer, Tillery Capital LLC
  • Jacob H. Yahiayan, Continental Advisory Services LLC


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FULL-DAY CONFERENCE

Thursday, September 20, 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

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More and more private equity investors are seeking companies in the environmental services industry -- for very good reasons. 

 

This is a $50 billion industry that’s considered an essential service -- it offers stable cash flows and high margins.  

 

Many of its sectors are growing faster than the GDP, and the global expansion of the middle-class assures it will be vitally important in both the U.S. and overseas economies for years to come.

 

And it is notably fragmented, split into large public companies on one end and regional and even local mom-and-pops on the other.  

 

Yet because the industry is so broad, with differentiated subsectors that are capital-intensive, you have to pick and choose your targets wisely.  So it takes focus to understand the dynamics of these specialized subsectors, and to distinguish the high‑margin opportunities from the high‑competition areas.

 

          If you’re going to pursue growth platforms in this industry, it’s crucial that you

          know how to best take advantage of its core drivers.  And there’s no substitute for

          attending The Capital Roundtable’s all-NEW conference on “Private Equity Investing

          in Environmental Services Companies,” being held in New York City on Thursday,

          September 20.

 

          Plus this conference is especially green-friendly when you sign up before

          July 27, because you’ll qualify for our Early Bird Rate -- with cash savings of

          $400.

 

The many environmental services sectors suitable for regional investment strategies include --

  • Solid Waste Collection and Disposal -- an area with a lot of upside from increased interest in single-stream and organics recycling.
  • Remediation -- offering frequent project-based contracts from municipal, state, and federal governments plus private developers to clean up sites prior to construction.
  • Industrial Cleanup -- regularly scheduled duties at large plants and production facilities, to clean the inside of tanks, dispose of excess oil, and other non-janitorial tasks.
  • Emergency Response -- taking care of cleanup for spills and other accidents on streets and highways, on waterways and beaches, at a moment’s notice.
  • Medical Waste Collection and Disposal -- a huge market with consolidation-minded national players.
  • Energy Services -- as fracking for shale gas continues to grow, so does the need for service providers who can collect used water and vacuum up spills.
  • Electronic Waste and Recycling -- a huge growth opportunity that is propelled by rapid technological obsolescence and a current crazy quilt of state and local regulations.
  • Consulting -- more than ever, due diligence before a business is acquired includes environmental studies on plant facilities.

This all means that if you’ve thought of environmental services as a transportation play only, or as a lower-margin business with bonding issues that impede entry, attending this conference will be a real eye-opener.  And, we trust, a door-opener to the industry’s inner workings.

 

Bringing his significant experience as conference chair, we’re delighted to welcome Faraz Abbasi, partner at Centerfield Capital Partners in Indianapolis -- a smaller middle-market private equity firm that focuses on manufacturing, service, and distribution industries.  

 

Prior to joining Centerfield, Faraz held sales and product development roles at Praxair and Rodel, Inc. (formerly a subsidiary of Rohm & Haas).  He is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship, finance, and venture capital at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, and has been recognized in “Who’s Who in Finance” by the Indiana Business Journal.  He received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from University of Texas, and an MBA in finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

 

20 Experts In Environmental Services Won’t Waste One Minute Of Your Day

 

Along with Faraz, our four panel discussions will feature 20 knowledgeable private equity experts in environmental services, 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.

 

Just some of the recent middle-market activity within environmental services includes --

 

  • Aperion Management’s recent acquisition of Sprint Logistics, rebranded as Stella Environmental Services, a leading provider of municipal solid waste transfer station management and transportation services in the Houston market.
  • ZS Fund’s recapitalization of ECS Refining, a leading full-service recycling company for electronics, industrial equipment, and hazardous waste.
  • New Mountain Capital’s sale of Oakleaf, a leading waste broker in outsourced hauling, disposal, waste diversion, and recycling services, to industry giant Waste Management.
  • Roark Capital Group’s portfolio company Waste Pro USA completing four acquisitions -- Mississippi-based Delta Sanitation and Wyatt & Bowman Waste Container, North Carolina-based Southern Waste Disposal, and Florida-based Citrus Waste Services.

Lenders are coming through with competitive terms for quality deals.  They are looking closely at percentages of revenues that are construction-related versus project-related, preferring deals when there is recurring revenue through service agreements and contracts.  While they’re cautious about unpredictability, they’re eager to put funds to work for good assets.

 

One corollary to this is that a company’s safety record has to be pristine.  EPA regulations have become more onerous over the past few years, and companies that have not kept pace are suddenly endangered species.  Customers are more demanding than ever, as they should be.

 

Register now to have the questions on your mind thoroughly answered --

  • Why is the environmental services space so attractive to investors?
  • What subsectors offer the best opportunities for success?
  • Why is the market bifurcated into large national companies, small regional companies, and few firms in between?
  • How are lenders responding to environmental services deals?
  • What are investors seeing in terms of leverage and pricing?
  • What are the challenges that environmental services companies may face in the coming years?
  • How is new technology affecting the sector?
  • What are the best practices for managing environmental services portfolio companies?
  • What are the potential pitfalls that new investors must be aware of?
  • And much, much more.

An Ideal Environment For Networking

 

You’ll have plenty of opportunities throughout the day to make connections with your peers and with industry professionals.  Our 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 environmental services companies.
  • New private equity firm considering investing in environmental services companies.
  • Hedge fund manager or venture capitalist interested in this specialized space.
  • Partner or operating executive of an environmental services company.
  • Lender seeking participation in middle-market environmental services company transactions.
  • Investment banker pursuing deals with environmental services companies.
  • Attorney or advisor representing environmental services companies.
  • Executive search professional recruiting for the private equity industry.

 

          Remember, register with our Early Bird Rate by July 27, 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

  • Faraz Abbasi, Partner, Centerfield Capital Partners LP

Hosted By

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

Speakers

  • Philip A. Arra, Managing Partner, Terra Verde Partners LLC
  • Brian D'Amico, Managing Partner, Summer Street Capital Partners LLC
  • Alberto Diez, Chief Executive Officer, Tradebe Environmental Services
  • Robert L. Egan, Founding Partner, Alston Capital Partners LLC
  • Craig L. Farlie, Managing Director, Farlie Turner & Co. LLC
  • Michael Gacek, Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group, LLC
  • Christopher D. Haymons, Managing Director, St. Charles Capital LLC
  • Kevin Kaeppler, Managing Director, Brookwood Associates LLC
  • Effram E. Kaplan, Managing Director & Principal, Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. LLC
  • Justin M. Kaplan, Senior Vice President, BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners
  • Kenneth C. Leung, Managing Dir. & Head -- Environmental Group, Wunderlich Securities Inc.
  • James M. Long, President & CEO, Veolia Environmental Services Solid Waste Inc.
  • Martin D. Magida, Managing Director, Carter Morse & Mathias
  • Kenneth S. Price, Chairman, Heritage Environmental Services LLC
  • Scott C. Sergeant, Director, Houlihan Lokey
  • Brian M. Snow, Chief Executive Officer, Pristine Environments Inc.
  • Dickson Suit, Senior Managing Director, Ironwood Capital Ltd.
  • Paul Taveira, Chief Executive Officer, A&D Environmental Services
  • Chris Weidenhammer, Managing Partner, Tillery Capital LLC
  • Jacob H. Yahiayan, Managing Member, Continental Advisory Services 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, September 20, 2012

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Audience Introductions

Chairman’s Keynote -- "Attributes of Environmental Companies from the Private Equity Perspective"

First Panel -- “From the Trenches -- Five Private Equity Investors Report Why They Like Environmental Services Companies”

Coffee & Networking Break
Second Panel -- “Sourcing Deal Flow & Financing -- What Four Key Investment Bankers & Lenders Are Telling Their PE Clients About Environmental Services Deals"
Luncheon & Networking

Afternoon Keynote

Third Panel -- “Closing Green Transactions -- Investment Thesis, Structuring, Exit Strategies, Diligence & Other Unique M&A Issues”

Fourth Panel -- “War Stories -- Perspectives from CEOs & CFOs Who Have Been Through the Cycle”

Networking & Adjournment

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Registration

  • Early Bird Registration Fee -- and save $400 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, July 27, and the fee for the conference is $995.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- save $200 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, August 17, 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 at 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, September 13 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

1 West 54th Street, College Hall

New York, NY  10019 

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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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