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Second Annual MasterClass™

On PE Investing

In Distressed Companies

How to Buy & Fix
Distressed Companies During the Recession
The Art of Dealmaking
In & Around Bankruptcy

Attendance Is Limited --
Register Now

CHAIRED BY

Stephen Presser, Managing Partner

Monomoy Capital Partners LP


Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --

  • David A. Blechman, Sun Capital Partners Inc.
  • Ryan M. Bohr, Hilco Equity Management LLC
  • Daniel J. Collin, Monomoy Capital Partners LP
  • Stephen E. Dorman, Versa Capital Management Inc.
  • Adam Gottlieb, Industrial Opportunity Partners LLC
  • Tiffany Kosch, Bayside Capital Inc.
  • R. Todd Lazenby, Victory Partners LLC
  • Samuel B. Levine, Eos Partners LP
  • Robert V. Love, RBS Business Capital
  • Bassem A. Mansour, Resilience Capital Partners LLC
  • Terrence J. Mech, PNC Business Credit Corp.
  • Guy Morgan, BBK Ltd.
  • Richard W. Porter, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Jason G. Runco, BlackEagle Partners LLC
  • Christy S. Sadler, New Stream Capital LLC
  • H. Mark Sponseller, Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group LLC
  • Christopher W. Stavrakos, Wells Fargo Business Credit Inc.
  • Andrew J. Torgove, Lazard Middle Market LLC
  • Robert A. Wallace, Awrey Bakeries LLC
  • Josh A. Wolf-Powers, Blue Wolf Capital Management LLC

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FULL-DAY MASTERCLASS

Thursday, March 12, 2009
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
New York City

Designed to Meet the Needs of GPs, LPs, & Managers of Buyout, Growth Equity,
 & Mezzanine Funds, As Well as Officers & Directors of Their Portfolio Companies, Independent Sponsors, and  Investment Bankers, Lenders, Industry Executives, Lawyers, & Other Advisors Who Work With Them

Faculty | Schedule | Registration | Location | Sponsorship | Audio Package

As the storm waters of economic recession and dislocation continue to rise around, it’s tempting to settle into deep buyout hibernation until the tide recedes.

 

But that would be a big mistake.

 

First -- more and more middle-market funds have decided that it’s time to get back to work.  The continuing credit crisis and recession has pushed many senior lenders to back away from sticking with relatively proven and stable companies at the first sign of trouble.

 

The result is a fire sale of good assets unlike anything we have ever seen.  In many parts of the country, now is a buyer’s market to end all buyer’s markets -- the auction block literally teems with companies that would never be there under normal circumstances.

 

Second -- more and more investors are beginning to look past short-term defensive plays, preparing instead for the economic conditions they believe will likely prevail after the recession bottoms out.  

 

So they’re buying the companies that have the experience to survive the recession and eventually thrive in an economic recovery.

 

In short, in the words of distressed investor Stephen Presser, the rules for buying, turning around, and operating distressed assets have been turned upside down.   “Now is the time to buy smart, manage for cash and liquidity, and position companies to thrive in a recovery.  This is not your father’s recession,” he says. 

 

Luckily, many of the distressed investing veterans out there exploring and mapping this new landscape have agreed to join us for this year’s Capital Roundtable MasterClass on “How to Buy & Fix Distressed Companies During the Recession -- The Art of Dealmaking in & Around Bankruptcy” on March 12 in New York City.

 

Leading this acclaimed conference once again is Stephen Presser, founding partner of private equity firm Monomoy Capital Partners, former senior operating partner of a leading financial advisory firm that represented creditors in the restructuring of the aerospace and steel industries, and former partner in a New York union-side labor law firm, where he specialized in the representation of unions in complex business reorganizations and negotiated labor agreements in business restructurings.  

 

On deck are 20 PE managers, middle-market lenders, M&A advisors, and bankruptcy lawyers who will lead you through the new approaches that will keep you -- or get you -- in the game.

 

Hear their predictions for what the world will look like after the recession and what sectors will make wise investments for it.  Find out how they’re going about sorting through investment opportunities in sectors like homebuilding, food, consumer products, and retail, where sellers face few options and low buyout prices can help offset lower short-term revenues and EBITDA.

 

While some long-term investing truths still hold, critical new changes and questions need to be considered before planning your firm’s entry into the distressed space:

 

  • What kind of companies should you buy in recession -- and which should you avoid at all costs?
  • What expectations do the industry’s leaders have for conditions after the recession?
  • What financing is currently available and what terms are lenders seeking?
  • How can companies sidestep the worst of the recession to survive until recovery?
  • What new time horizons and returns to expect on distressed investments?
  • What sectors are likely to be the most promising in leading the recovery?
  • How do you make rapid and intelligent decisions to take advantage of the increasing pace of bankruptcies and pressure on sellers for excellent valuations?
  • What does “turnaround” mean for companies that will need to survive a recession?
  • What management, financial, and strategic attributes should you look for and which should you avoid?
  • What opportunities for better sale value and terms are there in other firm’s portfolios?

Conventional wisdom says to wait and see.  But conventional wisdom is just an excuse for following  the herd, and times have changed. There’s no safety in numbers anymore.

 

It’s time to get back to the real work of identifying long-term winners, and this Capital Roundtable conference will help.

 

And even if you’re not thinking about investing in distressed assets now, the collective investment wisdom at this MasterClass will be useful for anyone seeking strategies to survive these difficult times because, after all, that’s what distressed investors do all the time.

 

It’s time to follow their lead and see how some of the most experienced distressed funds are investing even in the midst of the recessionary free fall.

 

And because everyone loves a bargain in this financial crunch, we’re happy to oblige. Sign up now, and you can take advantage of a $400 Early Bird Discount!

Come to this MasterClass if you --

 

  • Are a fund manager looking to diversify, clean up, or strengthen your portfolio.
  • Want to meet and network with key intermediaries, investors, and funders still active in distressed deals.
  • Want to gain expertise in restructuring and improving operations for any company in the recession.
  • Want to hear what experts are expecting for conditions going forward.
  • Want to find out how distressed investing firms are deploying capital right now.
  • Are a bankruptcy attorney or consultant looking for ways to connect with private equity managers.
  • Are an investment banker, M&A advisor, or lender looking to back distressed deals.

Remember, register with our Early Bird Discount by January 23, 2009 and you’ll save $400 off our regular fee! So reserve the date now and whet your appetite for potential profits. We’ll be looking forward to greeting you.

For more information, please feel free to contact Dana DeMattia at 212/832-7333 ext. 102 or ddemattia@capitalroundtable.com.

This MasterClass 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 25 annual MasterClasses and other events and programs, please visit www.capitalroundtable.com.

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Faculty

 Chaired By

  • Stephen Presser, Managing Partner, Monomoy Capital Partners LP

 Hosted By

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

 Speakers

  • David A. Blechman, Principal, Sun Capital Partners Inc.
  • Ryan M. Bohr, Partner, Hilco Equity Management LLC
  • Daniel J. Collin, Partner, Monomoy Capital Partners LP
  • Stephen E. Dorman, Operating Principal, Versa Capital Management Inc.
  • Adam Gottlieb, Managing Director, Industrial Opportunity Partners LLC
  • Tiffany Kosch, Managing Director, Bayside Capital Inc.
  • R. Todd Lazenby, Managing Partner, Victory Partners LLC
  • Samuel B. Levine, Managing Director, Eos Partners LP
  • Robert V. Love, Senior Vice President, RBS Business Capital
  • Bassem A. Mansour, Chief Executive Officer, Resilience Capital Partners LLC
  • Terrence J. Mech, Senior Vice President, PNC Business Credit Corp.
  • Guy Morgan, Managing Director, BBK Ltd.
  • Richard W. Porter, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Jason G. Runco, Partner, BlackEagle Partners LLC
  • Christy S. Sadler, Managing Director & Principal, New Stream Capital LLC
  • H. Mark Sponseller, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group LLC
  • Christopher W. Stavrakos, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo Business Credit
  • Andrew J. Torgove, Managing Director, Lazard Middle Market LLC
  • Robert A. Wallace, President & CEO, Awrey Bakeries LLC
  • Josh A. Wolf-Powers, Partner, Blue Wolf Capital Management LLC
  • Additional Speakers to be Announced...

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Schedule

MasterClass
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, March 12, 2009

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Audience Introductions

Introductory Keynote
Chairman’s Keynote -- Stephen Presser, Monomoy Capital Partners LP
Coffee & Networking Break

First Panel -- What Sorts of Companies Should You Want to Buy & Own in a Recession?  And -- What Sorts Should You Avoid? (This panel features three PE managers who invest funds of different sizes & strategies, a transaction services advisor, & a middle-market lender, plus the moderator.)

Luncheon & Networking
Second Panel -- When Should You Buy One of These Companies?  And How Do You Buy It in Today’s World? (This panel features two PE managers who invest funds of different sizes & strategies, a lawyer, & a middle-market lender, plus the moderator.)

Third Panel -- So You Bought the Company … Now What?  How Do You Help It Survive the Recession? (This panel features one PE operating partner, a CEO of a (formerly) distressed PE portfolio company, a middle-market lender & a consultant, plus the moderator.)

Coffee & Networking Break
Fourth Panel -- How Do You Make Returns on Distressed Investments in a Recession? (This panel features four PE managers who invest funds of different sizes & strategies, plus the moderator.)

Adjournment

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Registration

  • Early Bird Registration Fee -- and save $400 off the regular fee! Register by Friday, February 6, and the fee for the MasterClass is $1495.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- and save $200 off the regular fee! Register by Tuesday, February 17, and the fee for the MasterClass is $1695.
  • After that, the regular registration fee is $1895 for the MasterClass.
  • At the door, if space is available, the fee is $1995 for the MasterClass.
  • Special group rates -- The Capital Roundtable offers a special rate for 3 or more people from your firm.  For more info, please contact Samantha Feldman sfeldman@capitalroundtable.com or 212/832-7333 ext 112.

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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, March 05, 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 Samantha Feldman at 212/832-7333 ext. 112 or sfeldman@capitalroundtable.com.

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Location

University Club

1 West 54th Street

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 sponsorship opportunities to reach the middle-market private-equity community. For more details, contact Arlene West at 212/832-0800 or by email at awest@capitalroundtable.com.

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