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All-NEW Conference

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!

 Register Now

                         

CHAIRED BY

Ira Starr, Managing Director

Long Point Capital

 

Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --

  • Stephen S. Altman, Cornerstone Capital Partners Inc.
  • Joseph Antinozzi, Steel City Capital Funding
  • Charles A. Bacon, Limbach Facility Services LLC
  • Jay N. Bartlett, Parthenon Group LLC
  • David A. Blechman, H. I. G. Capital LLC
  • Roger E. Brinner, Parthenon Group LLC
  • Stephen M. Clarke, Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC
  • Jeffrey W. Corum, Lincoln International LLC
  • Mark L. Deutsch, Hudson Ferry Capital LLC
  • David E. Johnson, Johnson Group Consulting LLC
  • S. Matthew Katz, FdG Associates LP
  • Raymond Kinley, CHA Consulting Inc.
  • Michael G. Lux, Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Jon M. Mahan, Stifel Nicolaus & Co. Inc.
  • Charles P. Miller, Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC
  • Anthony J. Norris, Ropes & Gray LLP
  • M. Tatum Pursell, Unlimited Horizons Inc.
  • Peter H. Rothschild, Daroth Capital Advisors LLC
  • Leon J. Silverstein, Aldora Holdings LLC
  • Timothy F. Steffen, Houlihan Lokey
  • Eric S. VonStroh, Long Point Capital Inc.



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FULL-DAY CONFERENCE

Thursday, June 28, 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 |

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 --

  • Littlejohn & Co.’s investment in gutter and insulation installer Installed Building Products.  
  • BlackEagle Partners’ acquisition of builder supply company Lyman Lumber.  
  • And Grey Mountain Partners’ acquisition of aluminum fabricator Columbia Commercial Building Products.

 

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 --

  • CHA, a full-service infrastructure engineering and planning firm
  • EYP, an architecture-engineering firm serving the federal government and higher education markets
  • UMA Enterprises, a leading importer and wholesaler of home décor products

 

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 --

 

  • What are the key challenges facing building materials & construction services companies for 2012?
  • How does the present economic environment affect companies in the sector?
  • What are some of the likely growth areas within building materials & construction services?
  • Will Washington D.C. be pushing support for the building industry and how may that affect investment?
  • How are lenders evaluating building materials & construction service deals, and what factors are behind their decisions?
  • What is the impact of information technology on the sector?
  • What are the best practices of managing building materials & construction services portfolio companies?
  • How do you prepare portfolio companies for exits?
  • What recent middle-market deals are notable? What deals are in the pipeline?
  • And much, much more.

 

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 --

 

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

 

          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.

 

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

  • Ira Starr, Managing Director, Long Point Capital

Hosted By

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

Speakers 

  • Stephen S. Altman, Partner, Cornerstone Capital Partners Inc.
  • Joseph Antinozzi, Senior Vice President, Steel City Capital Funding
  • Charles A. Bacon, President & CEO, Limbach Facility Services LLC
  • Jay N. Bartlett, Partner, Parthenon Group LLC
  • David A. Blechman, Managing Director, H. I. G. Capital LLC
  • Roger E. Brinner, Partner & Chief Economist, Parthenon Group LLC
  • Stephen M. Clarke, Managing Director, Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC
  • Jeffrey W. Corum, Director, Lincoln International LLC
  • Mark L. Deutsch, Partner, Hudson Ferry Capital LLC
  • David E. Johnson, President, Johnson Group Consulting LLC
  • S. Matthew Katz, Managing Director, FdG Associates LP
  • Raymond Kinley, Former Chief Executive Director, CHA Consulting Inc.
  • Michael G. Lux, Partner-in-Charge, Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Jon M. Mahan, Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus & Co. Inc.
  • Charles P. Miller, Partner & CCO, Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC
  • Anthony J. Norris, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
  • M. Tatum Pursell, Senior Advisor, Unlimited Horizons Inc.
  • Peter H. Rothschild, President & CEO, Daroth Capital Advisors LLC
  • Leon J. Silverstein, Chief Executive Officer, Aldora Holdings LLC
  • Timothy F. Steffen, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
  • Eric S. VonStroh, Managing Director, Long Point Capital Inc.

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Schedule

 

Conference
07:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:45

09:45 -
10:30


10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:15

12:15 - 01:15

01:15 - 02:15



02:15 - 03:15



03:15 - 03:30

03:30 - 04:30


04:30

  

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Audience Introductions

Introductory Keynote -- "The Ugly, the Bad & the Good in the Global Economy Affecting Construction"

Chairman’s Keynote -- "Construction Industry -- Investment Trends
& Opportunities"
Coffee & Networking Break

First Panel -- “From the Trenches -- Five Private Equity Investors Report Why They Like Building Materials & Construction Services Companies”

Luncheon & Networking

Second Panel -- “Sourcing Deal Flow & Financing -- What Four Key Investment Bankers & Lenders Are Telling Their PE Clients About Building Materials & Construction Services Deals"
Third Panel -- “Due Diligence, Deal Structuring, Pricing, & Exits -- Four Top Deal Professionals Explain How They Identify & Navigate the Unique Issues of Building Materials & Construction Services Deals”

Coffee & Networking Break

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, May 18, and the fee for the conference is $995.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- save $200 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, June 8, 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, June 21at 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
Council Room -- Seventh 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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