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For Middle-Market Private Equity
& Mezzanine Investors & Lenders
Private Equity Investing
In Building Materials
& Construction Services Companies
How to Get in on the Ground Floor
Of an Upward Growth Trend
Attendance Is Limited!
Ira Starr, Managing Director
Long Point Capital
Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --
Thursday, June 28, 2012
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
The deep recession may have had you wondering when the “smart money” would start looking for middle-market building materials and construction services companies, which over the past few years were being trashed.
If you know Ira Starr, managing director at Long Point Capital in New York City, he’d be telling you that the answer is NOW.
He says the markets are definitely showing life. For example, economists are predicting that over the next five years, as the economy recovers and the population grows, housing starts will resume their pre-recession 1.5 to 1.7 million yearly levels, up 200% from today.
More and more private equity deal opportunities are beginning to shake loose not only in the residential arena, but also in commercial (retail and office space), institutional (schools, hospitals, churches), and even governmental (bridges, highways, facilities) categories.
This is a tremendous opportunity in the making, and you can participate by
attending The Capital Roundtable’s brand‑NEW conference on “Private Equity
Investing in Building Materials & Construction Services Companies,” being held in
New York City on Thursday, June 28.
This conference is sponsored by The Parthenon Group LLC.
Plus we’ll tack on additional savings when you sign up for this conference before
May 18, 2012. Your quick registration will qualify for our Early Bird Rate -- a
generous discount of $400.
You’ll hear why over 80% of building materials businesses are projecting revenue increases for 2012. And why the combined residential and non-residential construction markets are projected to top $605 billion by the end of the year.
Sellers are reentering the marketplace, particularly those who wanted to sell a few years ago, and don’t want to wait any longer. Moreover, lenders are no longer shying away -- they’re seeing the upside and are willing to back a wide range of companies if they can show profitability.
And of course, building materials and construction professionals are feeling positive about their companies’ futures. A year-end survey by Brooke Chase Associates showed 81% of respondents -- both builders and product manufacturers -- forecasting increased revenues for 2012.
Just some recent middle-market private equity activity includes --
To chair this timely conference, we’re delighted to welcome Ira Starr, founding partner and managing director at Long Point Capital, a middle-market private equity firm with offices in New York City and Royal Oak, Michigan. Long Point manages over $315 million of capital, with building products giant Masco Corp. as its leading investor.
Ira is a founding partner of Long Point, and has significant expertise in the building products, construction services, professional services, home furnishings, and industrial manufacturing sectors. At Long Point, Ira has overseen 12 building product deals in their last couple of funds, ranging from commodity to value-added building products, distribution, and engineering and architectural services.
Focusing on investments in entrepreneur-owned and family-owned companies, Ira has been an active private equity investor in middle-market transactions for over 25 years.
He serves on the boards of portfolio companies such as --
Prior to founding Long Point, Ira was a partner at Morgan Lewis Githens & Ahn and served on the boards of a number of its portfolio companies. He was also an investment banker with Merrill Lynch and a management consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton.
20 Building Materials & Construction Services Specialists
Along with Ira, four lively and informative panel discussions will feature 20 knowledgeable PE experts in the building materials & construction services industry -- 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 hear why companies that sell into the commercial marketplace are particularly well‑positioned for growth. From doorknobs to rebar, many of these product manufacturers have the flexibility to serve multiple channels -- so if office construction is down, they can focus on gaining a product specification for retail, hospital, or government infrastructure.
And you’ll learn how technology is affecting the sector -- and what it means for middle-market investors. New processes impact how commercial and institutional projects are designed and maintained, and you need to understand these changes to increase portfolio company value. (But keep in mind that residential construction, with its reliance on day labor, is very slow to adopt new practices.)
Register now to get the answers to important questions like these --
The Place To Build Contacts And Relationships
Throughout the day, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with both 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 --
Remember, register with our Early Bird Rate by May 18, 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.
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