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Attention -- Middle-Market Private Equity
& Mezzanine Investors & Lenders
Private Equity Investing in
Activity is Gearing Up
Avy H. Stein, CEO
Featuring 20 Expert Speakers, including
Jay N. Bartlett, The Parthenon Group
Craig F. Cassell, Cushman & Wakefield Inc.
Alvin H. Crawford Jr., Knowledge Delivery Systems Inc.
Judith S. Eaton, Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Timothy E. Foster, Concorde Career Colleges Inc.
Lincoln E. Frank, Quad Partners LLC
Michael B. Goldstein, Dow Lohnes PLLC
Anthony J. Guida, Education Management Corp.
J. Michael Locke, Rasmussen College Inc.
Barry F. Malkin, Apollo Global Inc.
Chip Paucek, 2U Inc.
Ralph Protsik, BSG Team Ventures
Nina S. Rees, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Andrew S. Rosen, Kaplan Inc.
Matthew J. Shafer, Vision Capital Americas LLC
Sally Stroup, Association of Private Sector Colleges & Universities
Thursday, July 25, 2013
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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
Private equity investing in the for-profit education sector has been quiet lately.
Investors have been lingering on the sidelines, keeping their eyes on Washington policies and politics.
All the same, recognition is growing that it’s the private sector where solutions to America’s education problems are going to come from.
Take, for example, the Big New Thing -- competency-based learning.
This approach replaces traditional lectures, exams, and credit hours with the successful completion of assessments that prove students’ mastery of their subjects. Accreditors are now recognizing this approach -- and the U.S. Dept. of Education has qualified it for Title IV funding.
This is a long-overdue shift the public has been clamoring for -- measuring quality by what students are able to master, not by time spent in a classroom -- and the private sector is offering numerous opportunities to ride this wave.
Another example is the push to enhance offerings in the K-12 space, potentially opening up more early childhood and supplemental education.
And many for-profit providers are finding opportunities in partnerships with hospitals and universities and other large employers, so what was once a demand stemming primarily from affluent parents is now trickling downwards.
These are just some of the excellent reasons why investors who appreciate expanding opportunities in attractively-priced companies belong at The Capital Roundtable’s ENCORE conference -- “Private Equity Investing in For-Profit Education Companies,” being held in New York City on Thursday, July 25th.
Here are even more reasons that new technologies have created among education companies focused on support services --
No argument, this is an amazing moment for private equity investors to explore for-profit education opportunities. And this encore conference from The Capital Roundtable is particularly valuable if you are new to the education marketplace and need to understand its particular complexities such as the Higher Education Reauthorization Act implications.
Just consider --
It’s important to realize that for financial and other ingrained reasons, not-for-profit education providers have long favored the status quo over cutting-edge innovation.
Yet new wave methods are exactly what students, parents, and employers believe is necessary for America to keep pace with the world. Delivering education through the right means for success -- be it online, ground-based, a blended model or some other hybrid -- continues to be a for-profit industry specialty.
Here are just 6 important reasons to register now to attend this encore conference, “Private Equity Investing in For-Profit Education Companies,” being held in New York City on Thursday, July 25th --
In the post-secondary area, for-profit universities are gaining new respect with their innate ability to excel at competency-based learning.
Capella University is now enrolling hundreds of students using this method, which can be efficiently delivered online with students proceeding at their own pace, and with faculty spending time shaping the assessments and communicating back-and-forth with students.
Competency-based education also has high applicability for the corporate training and development market, where there are huge opportunities for companies that can build a model that succeeds among the sector’s traditionally lower margins.
For-profit institutions with established track records in competency-based post-secondary education are in excellent positions to expand into training.
To chair this timely conference, we’re delighted to welcome Avy H. Stein, chair of Education Corporation of America, which owns Virginia College, Golf Academy of America, Ecotech Institute, Virginia College Online, Culinard – The Culinary Institute of Virginia College and New England College of Business and Finance (NECB). He also serves as the CEO of Willis Stein & Partners, where he is responsible for managing the affairs of Willis Stein and the firm’s private equity funds which have investments in education, recycling, telecommunications, energy, and consumer areas.
Prior to forming Willis Stein, Avy was a managing director of the private equity arm of Continental Bank Corp. -- which was acquired by Bank of America in 1994. He has also served as a consultant on acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings for NL Industries as founder and CEO of Regent Corp. and its affiliates, as president of Cook Energy Corp., and as an attorney with Kirkland & Ellis.
He serves on the boards of Education Corporation of America, Interval Leisure Group, Roundy's Inc, Strategic Materials, Inc., and Velocitel. He also serves on the board of APSCU (Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities).He is a member of the board and executive committee of the University of Illinois Foundation and the Ravinia Festival.
Avy received his law degree from Harvard Law School, holds a BS degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois, and is also a CPA.
Led by our chair, this conference on July 25th will bring you four panel discussions and feature the shared insights from twenty top PE professionals who are all successful experts in for-profit education companies.
You’ll hear 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 will find out about recent notable industry deals including --
By attending this Capital Roundtable conference, you’ll be ahead of the pack in recognizing and seizing today’s most promising opportunities come your way. We’ll answer such questions as:
The day’s agenda includes ample time to let you:
You’ll benefit from a generous discount of $400 off our regular price, simply by making your reservations for this conference before May 31, 2013.
And 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to having you join us on July 25th.
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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