Capital Roundtable


Association Partners

Research Partners

Media Partner

Partial List of
Past Attendees Inc.

Akoya Capital Partners LLC

AlixPartners LLP

Allscope Media

Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC

Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group LLC

American Beverage Corp.

Anchin Capital Advisors LLC

Angelo Gordon & Co. LP

Apple & Eve LLC

Apta Capital LLC

Arlon Group LLC

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP

Bank of the West

Barnhorn Growth Advisors

BB&T Capital Markets


Beekman Group LLC

Beverage Business Insights

Billow Butler & Co. LLC

Biscuits Leclerc Ltd.

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

BMO Harris Sponsor Finance

Bollinger Wells Lett & Co. Inc.

Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill & Co. LLC

Brynwood Partners LP

C. W. Downer & Co. LLC

Cabrera Capital Markets LLC

Capital A Partners

Capital One NA

Carter Morse & Mathias

Cascadia Capital LLC

CCC Investment Banking

CDC Software Corp.

Celebration Foods Inc.

Centerview Capital Consumer

Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC

Chatham Capital Partners Inc.

CIT Group Inc.

Claridge Foods

Clemens Family Corp.

Cogent Group LLC

Colliers International Inc.

Colliers International Inc.

Columbus Foods Inc.

Covington & Burling LLP

Crucial Quest LLC

David N. Deutsch & Co. LLC

Davis & Gilbert LLP

Del Monte Foods

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Direct Digital LLC

Dryden Investments LLC

Duff & Phelps LLC

Empeiria Capital Partners LLC

Encore Consumer Capital

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC

Ernst & Young LLP

ETC Capital LLC

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

First Atlantic Capital Ltd.

Flaherty & O'Hara PC

Food Institute

Founders Equity Inc.

Freeborn & Peters LLP

Frontenac Co. LLC

GE Capital

George K. Baum Capital Advisors LLC

George Weston Ltd.

Ghafari Associates LLC

Golden Boy Foods Ltd.

Grant Thornton LLP

Grassi & Co.

Gryphon Investors

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Harris Williams & Co.

HT Capital Advisors LLC

Humus Capital Partners LLC

Institute of Culinary Education

J. W. Childs Associates LP

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.

KG Associates

Kincannon & Reed Inc.

KKR Capstone

Kua Mex Foods

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP

LaSalle Capital Group

Latham & Watkins LLP

Lazard Middle Market LLC

Lincoln International LLC

Lincolnshire Management Inc.

LJS Consulting LLC

Lucas Group Inc.

Luther King Capital Management Corp.

MamaMancinis LLC


McKeeCo. Services LLC

Morton Capital LLC

Nassau Candy Inc.

Navistrate LLC

NewStar Financial Inc.

Nielsen Co.

Nixon Peabody LLP

North Castle Partners LLC

Olam Americas Inc.

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Parkway Capital Investors LLC

Parthenon Group LLC

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Plante & Moran PLLC

Plex Systems Inc.

Pohlad Companies Inc.

Profit Velocity Solutions

R&R Ventures Inc.

Rabo Securities USA Inc.

Rich Products Corp.


Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.

RSR Partners

S. H. Martin & Co. Inc.

Salus Capital Partners LLC

Sawaya Segalas & Co. LLC

Scott-Macon Ltd.

Solar Capital Ltd.

SOLEX Fine Foods LLC

Stifel Investment Banking

Sunny Delight Beverages Co.

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc.

Swander Pace Capital LLC

Switch Beverage Co.

The Deal LLC

Thompson Brands LLC

TorQuest Partners Inc.

TPG Growth

Trinity Capital LLC

TSG Consumer Partners LLC

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd. Inc.

Vivaldi Partners Group

VO2 Partners

WeiserMazars LLP

William G. Roe & Sons Inc.

Windjammer Capital Investors LLC

Yale School of Management



Clear the date May 15 on your calendar!

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

Attention -- SBIC Investors, Advisors & Applicants



Best Practices for Launching
& Managing an SBIC

Latest News on Potential Changes
In the SBIC Program


Register Now



Michael A. G. Korengold
President & CEO

Enhanced Capital Group LLC


Featured Speaker

Javier E. Saade

Associate Administrator

U. S. Small Business Administration

& Head of the SBIC Program


Marquis Sponsor

Pepper Hamilton LLP



Thursday, May 15, 2014

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

At the University Club

New York City


Featuring 20 Expert Speakers

Marilyn S. Adler, Medley Capital LLC

Anne P. Anquillare, PEF Services LLC

Richard L. Cravey, Kian Capital Partners LLC

K. Rodger Davis, Northcreek Mezzanine Fund

Edward J. DeSalvio, Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

Bobby L. Hashaway, Commerce Street Capital LLC

David P. Helgerson, Hamilton Lane Advisors LLC

Kenneth E. Jones, Boathouse Capital LP

Matthew E. Keis, Gemini Investors

Carl Kopfinger, TD Bank NA

Charles P. McCusker, Patriot Capital LP

David G. Morris, Pine Street Capital Partners

Barry A. Osherow, Enhanced Small Business Investment Co. LP

Brett T. Palmer, Small Business Investor Alliance

Andrew Panzo, NewSpring Capital

Guergana Rangatcheva, CohnReznick LLP

Christopher A. Rossi, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Peter E. Rothschild, OFS Management

Corey L. Sclar, Brookside Mezzanine Partners

Eric M. Smith, Contemporary Healthcare Capital LLC

Arthur A. Spivey, U. S. Small Business Administration

Michael B. Staebler, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Michael A. Temple, Pepper Hamilton LLP



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

“How to Launch Your First SBIC -- Basics & Nuances”

Led by Michael B. Staebler,

Head of the SBIC Law Practice at Pepper Hamilton LLP

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm



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Designed to Meet the Needs of GPs, LPs, & Managers of Buyout, Growth Equity, Mezzanine, BDC, & 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 |

With brand-new director Javier E. Saade running the SBA’s SBIC program, along with Maria Contreras-Sweet just confirmed as new head of the SBA, the billion-dollar question is -- What is the new leadership planning?


Here’s some very good news!  


To answer that question, we’re pleased to announce that Javier E. Saade is going to be a featured speaker at The Capital Roundtable’s annual spring SBIC conference, coming to discuss with you his plans and insights. 


On the plus side, we expect to learn there may be further streamlining of regulations. There may be greater transparency. And there may be initiatives to make even more capital available.


Yet -- while so far there’s been no indication the SBA will want to move in completely new directions -- anyone who currently manages an SBIC -- or is seeking to launch one -- is taking nothing for granted.


At her recent hearing, Contreras-Sweet said she'll make sure small businesses know "this is not your grandfather's SBA.” And Saade recently announced the SBA plans to increase its annual SBIC program commitment to $4 billion, up from $3 billion. 


Whether you’re new or long familiar with the SBIC program, you must attend our ENCORE conference, with all‑NEW content, on “Best Practices for Launching & Managing an SBIC,” being held in New York City on Thursday, May 15th.


This conference is exceptionally timely, because it will bring you the very latest news on what’s going on in Washington and how potential changes may affect SBICs. You’ll hear what to expect from the new administrators. Where the program is going in the short-term. And what to watch for in the long-term.


With a record number of SBIC licenses awarded last year — 34 in total — there is a groundswell of demand for the SBA to lend to even more funds, and for an easier and more transparent application process that benefits new entrants. The SBA is listening, and you’ll hear their response.


We’ll also examine some of the newly-announced directions for the SBIC program. For example, manufacturing is now a national priority, to counter the country’s losses in its manufacturing base. And now on the SBA’s table are plans for helping the SEC facilitate equity crowd-funding by encouraging it to pass reasonable rules.


Here are 6 important reasons you should Register Now for this encore Capital Roundtable conference --

  • Hear first-hand from SBA representatives what lies ahead for 2014, and how you can best take advantage of the SBIC program.
  • Discover how new SBIC management will be interpreting application criteria and current regulations.
  • Realize what SBIC officials want to see -- and not see -- in your program application.
  • Understand how you can often satisfy the experience criteria the SBA prefers without formally being on an investment committee.
  • Learn how enlisting knowledgeable advisors can help you navigate the hurdles of the application process.
  • Recognize how important it is that your fund proposal be focused to showcase your strengths.

We’re extremely pleased to welcome Michael Korengold, president and CEO of Enhanced Capital Group LLC, as our chairman.


Headquartered in New York City, Enhanced Capital not only manages an SBIC fund, but also is a diversified private investment firm focused on established small and mid-sized companies often overlooked by traditional sources of capital due to location or size. 


In addition, we once again are bringing you the expert legal counsel of keynote speaker Michael B. Staebler. Mike is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, the country’s largest and most active small business investment company practice.  Mike ran an SBIC for six years and has represented more than 215 licensed SBICs since 1994.


What’s more, our panel presentations will also feature 20 highly knowledgeable SBIC experts, including GPs, lenders, SBA administrators, attorneys, consultants, and more. You’ll hear the inside story on SBA policies and practices, and benefit from a wide variety of informed perspectives.


We’ll answer such questions as --

  • Can investors look forward to greater modernization of the SBIC application process?
  • What issues may be affecting the SBIC program and PE industry in Congress?
  • What are today’s biggest challenges facing PE firms who want to gain an SBIC license?
  • How can interested SBIC applicants succeed in the face of growing competition?
  • Why have so few early stage licenses been granted and what are the prospects for applicants in queue?
  • What is it like to operate a Business Development Company (BDC) with an SBIC subsidiary?
  • How may the SBIC program be affected over the next several years should interest rates rise or other low-cost forms of leverage appear?
  • What are the key mistakes firms make most frequently when seeking licensing?
  • How can you best position your team to gain acceptance as an SBIC?
  • What kind of track record is likely to make your application stand out?
  • Are there specific investment strategies that work best for new SBICs?
  • What techniques do experienced SBICs rely on for successful operation?

We also encourage you to Register Now to attend our afternoon pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, May 14th -- “How to Launch Your First SBIC -- Basics & Nuances.”


This optional workshop is ideal for attendees who are new to small business investment companies, and will go into greater detail on the specific procedures for getting started.


More about Michael Korengold & Michael Staebler


Michael Korengold serves on Enhanced Capital Group, LLC’s Investment Committees and Board of Directors.  Prior to becoming president in 2003, Michael served as the company’s senior vice president and general counsel. Prior to joining Enhanced Capital, he practiced law for seven years in Minneapolis and New Orleans, with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions and financing transactions.


Michael has lectured extensively on capital formation programs, and has testified before numerous state legislatures and other governmental institutions on related issues. Michael also has served on the boards of numerous civic, community and charitable organizations and currently serves as a co-chairman of the Gotham Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.


Michael is a 1986 graduate of Vassar College and a 1993 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School where he graduated Order of the Coif (highest honors) and served as an editor of the Law Review.


Mike Staebler is a partner in Pepper Hamilton LLP’s commercial practice group, leads Pepper’s SBIC practice, is co-chair of the firm’s investment funds practice, and is a past member of the firm’s executive committee.


Since 1992, he has assisted in the formation and licensing of approximately 210 SBICs, and also helped in the formation of numerous other private investment firms. He has regularly served as counsel to SBICs, venture capital, and private equity firms. 


He has served on numerous federal and state advisory committees concerning venture capital and economic development.


Mike has been a member of the advisory committee to the investment division of the U.S. Small Business Administration concerning operation of the SBIC program.


Mike earned his BA, magna cum laude, in American history from Harvard College in 1966, and his JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1969.


Build Valuable Contacts

Through Our Networking Opportunities


The day’s agenda includes ample time for you to --

  • Meet fellow attendees and featured speakers
  • Enhance your personal database with valuable connections
  • Share both ideas and business cards
  • If you’re an attorney or advisor -- Meet new potential clients
  • If you work as an executive search professional -- Meet potential prospects

Register Now To Receive Our Early Bird Rate


You will benefit from a generous rate of $995 off our regular price, simply by making your reservations for this conference before March 21, 2014.


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 Hallie Watson today to confirm your attendance at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or


We look forward to having you join us on May 15th.


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






We offer excellent marketing and business development opportunities to reach the middle‑market private equity community. For more details, please contact Claire Notton, 212-832-7300 ext. 117,

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Chaired By

  • Michael A. G. Korengold, President & CEO, Enhanced Capital Group LLC

Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable


  • Marilyn S. Adler, Managing Director, Medley Capital LLC
  • Anne P. Anquillare, Co-Founder & CEO, PEF Services LLC
  • Richard L. Cravey, Partner, Kian Capital Partners LLC
  • K. Rodger Davis, Managing Partner, Northcreek Mezzanine Fund
  • Edward J. DeSalvio, Managing Director, Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
  • Bobby L. Hashaway, Executive Vice President, Commerce Street Capital LLC
  • David P. Helgerson, Managing Director, Hamilton Lane Advisors LLC
  • Kenneth E. Jones, Managing Partner, Boathouse Capital LP
  • Matthew E. Keis, Managing Director, Gemini Investors
  • Carl Kopfinger, Senior Vice President, TD Bank NA
  • Charles P. McCusker, Managing Partner, Patriot Capital LP
  • David G. Morris, Managing Partner, Pine Street Capital Partners
  • Barry A. Osherow, Managing Partner, Enhanced Small Business Investment Co. LP
  • Brett T. Palmer, President, Small Business Investor Alliance
  • Andrew Panzo, General Partner, NewSpring Capital
  • Guergana Rangatcheva, Senior Manager, CohnReznick LLP
  • Christopher A. Rossi, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Peter E. Rothschild, Managing Director, OFS Management
  • Javier E. Saade, Associate Administrator, U. S. Small Business Administration
  • Corey L. Sclar, Managing Partner, Brookside Mezzanine Partners
  • Eric M. Smith, Managing Director & Partner, Contemporary Healthcare Capital LLC
  • Arthur A. Spivey, Chief--SBIC Licensing Unit, U. S. Small Business Administration
  • Michael B. Staebler, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Michael A. Temple, Senior Attorney, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Additional speakers to be announced


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07:30-08:15 Networking & Registration & Breakfast
08:15-09:00 Welcoming Remarks & Audience Self-Introductions

Introductory Keynote --

  • Mike Staebler, Pepper Hamilton

Morning Chat -- Updates from SBIA & SBA

10:15-11:00 Networking & Breakfast

Panel 1 -- Key Considerations for Launching & Fundraising For an SBIC -- Four Industry Leaders Share Their Experiences


Chairman's Interview --

  • Interviewer: Michael Korengold, Enhanced Capital Group, LLC
  • Interviewee: Carl Kopfinger, TD Bank
12:45-01:45 Networking & Luncheon
01:45-02:45 Panel 2 -- Operating an SBIC -- The Nuts & Bolts of Managing an SBIC & Overseeing the Back Office
02:45-03:00 Networking & Dessert
03:00-03:45 Afternoon Chat -- War Stories from Seasoned SBIC Managers

Panel 3 -- Cross Section of SBIC Strategies -- Four SBIC Managers Discuss Their Creative Strategies for Success

04:45 Networking & Adjournment

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  • Early Bird Registration Fee -- and save $400 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, April 4, and the fee for the conference is $995.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- save $200 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, April 18, 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 Hallie Watson 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 8 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 Hallie Watson or 212-832-7300 ext 0.

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

(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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We offer excellent marketing and business development opportunities to reach the middle‑market private equity community. For more details, please contact Claire Notton at 212-832-7300 ext. 117, or by email at

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