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Partial List of
Past Attendees



Altus Capital Partners

Alvarez & Marsal

American Capital

Angelo Gordon

Barclays Capital

Blackstone Group

Brightwood Capital

Capitala Investment

Capstone Financial

Centerbridge Partners

Conway MacKenzie

Crestview Partners

Evercore Partners

FdG Associates

Greenbriar Equity

Harris Williams

Harvest Partners

Heidrick & Struggles

Hilco Industrial

J. P. Morgan Chase

Kinderhook Industries

Korn Ferry

Lincoln International

Linx Partners

Monomoy Capital

Norton Rose Fulbright

ONCAP Management

One Rock Capital

Plante Moran

RBC Capital Markets

Robert W. Baird


Sawaya Partners


Silver Point Capital

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Stellex Capital

Stifel Financial Corp.

Stout Risius Ross

The Firmament Group

Torque Capital Group

Turnspire Capital

UBS Investment Bank

Uniroyal Engineered Products 

Visteon Corp.

VRC | Valuation Research Corporation

Wall Street Journal

William Blair & Co.

Warburg Pincus

Winston & Strawn


As New Technologies

Innovate the Auto Industry,

PE Investors Shift Gears


 Private Equity Investing

In Automotive-Related Companies



Michael Stewart

Managing Partner

Stellex Capital Management




Thursday, September 26, 2019

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

New York City





Plante Moran




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

Over the next couple of years, car and truck makers are planning to introduce dozens of models of new electric vehicles. They’ll include numerous exciting features, e.g., video cameras that will replace side-view mirrors, and front seats that swivel 180 degrees so passengers riding in front can face rear-seated passengers while the vehicle is in autonomous driving mode. 


As the auto industry prepares for dramatic changes in the way mobility occurs, and as vehicles are being built, private equity investors are going to discover more and more opportunities for investment. 


Here are three major trends investors will be capitalizing on --


Electric autonomous cars & trucks -- As the automakers launch new and autonomous vehicles, and as they add more and more IT, telematics, and electronics, middle-market investors are focusing on suppliers of products and services that are aligned with these trends.


Examples include recent sales to Michelin by Summit Partners of Masternaut, a SaaS telematics platform.  And Harbour Group’s add-on acquisition of EVoCharge, a Los Angeles-based maker of electric vehicle charging stations.

Opportunities for suppliers -- Companies that build cars and trucks are also striving to reduce costs, improve flexibility, and quicken time-to-market. Car manufacturers and OEMs will be looking for partners and for buyers to acquire current operations. Well-positioned suppliers will be able adapt to today’s fast-changing market, scale through acquisitions, and emerge as winners.


Ride sharing -- Americans aren’t buying as many cars as they used to, relying increasingly on sharing vehicles, a trend favored by millennials. Indeed, global auto demand declined in 2018 for the first time since 2009, and since 2015 U.S. sales have been flat.


What’s more, since shared vehicles endure lots more wear and tear, they require more maintenance. That’s why savvy investors are scooping up companies that replace parts that wear out, like tires and wipers, and that provide services like quick lube and car washes.  Hence Wynnchurch Capital’s purchase of Team Car Care, one of the largest franchisors in the quick lube business, and Golden Gate Capital’s acquisition of giant retailer Mavis Discount Tire.


You’ll gain valuable insights as our 20+ panelists assess the outlook for the automotive sector when you attend The Capital Roundtable’s all-day conference on Private Equity Investing in Automotive-Related Companies on Thursday, September 26, in New York City.


Click here to receive our best rate -- a savings of $300 on our regular conference rates!



Here Are Three Key Reasons Why You Should Join Us


  1. Hear which products and services are most attractive and well-aligned for growth in this market.

  2. Learn why transaction multiples for the asset intensive auto industry are on average lower than the rest of the PE world -- and how to take advantage of that at entry.

  3. Hear how Washington is influencing the transformation of the auto industry.


That said, in an industry in such a transformative state, investing in automotive-related companies is not without its own share of challenges.


For examples, it remains to be seen how fast OEMs can bring their new products to market, or how fast they can sell them. Prospective customers may worry about having access to charging stations. Autonomous vehicles may have significant design, safety, and regulatory hurdles to overcome. And the industry faces major uncertainties related to trade tariffs with Mexico and China, as well as forthcoming regulation changes governing emissions. 



Click Here to Register to Hear Our 20+ Speakers Address Key Points Such As --

  • What are the criteria PE investors must heed when evaluating new transactions?

  • What areas of the auto industries should investors spin off as the transition is underway?

  • How soon will traditional rental car companies become a thing of the past?

  • What does consolidation in the auto world mean for private equity deals?

  • How is the slowdown in car sales in China, the biggest manufacturer in the world, impacting deal making in the U.S.?

  • What are best practices for growing an auto-related company and readying it for sale?

  • Why are strong management teams more important than ever when it comes to auto-related companies catering to car manufacturers and OEMs?


Register Now to Join Michael Stewart

And More Than 20 Industry Experts


Michael Stewart is a managing partner at Stellex Capital Management. Previously he was a partner at The Carlyle Group and a managing director and co-head of Carlyle Strategic Partners, a distressed and special situations fund. He was one of the original principals at Sunrise Capital Partners, a growth capital fund. Before that, he spent eight years at Houlihan Lokey in its financial restructuring group.


Mr. Stewart is a director of AFG Holdings, Custom Glass Parent, Dominion Hospitality Topco, Fenix Parent, and Grammer Investment Holdings. He previously served as director of Famous Brands International (Mrs. Fields), Permian Tank & Manufacturing, Sterling LLC, Diversified Machine, Metaldyne,  Stellex Aerostructures, Airwalk International, Day Runner, NEXIQ Technologies, Klenk Holz,  and Riverside Millwork Company.


He earned a B.S. in finance and entrepreneurial studies at the University of Southern California.



 Recent Middle-Market Automotive-Related Deals


  • Clearlake Capital’s portfolio company Wheel Pros, which designs and markets aftermarket wheels, acquired MHT Luxury Wheels.

  • KKR’s Calsonic Kansei, an auto part supplier, purchased Magneti Marelli from Fiat Chrysler for about $7 billion.

  • Thoma Bravo bought Autodata Solutions, a provider of data and software to the auto industry, from Internet Brands, which is backed by KKR.

  • Brookfield Business Partners and Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec purchased the auto battery arm of Johnson Controls for $13.2 billion.

  • LS Group and KKR invested in LS Automotive, an electrical auto part maker.

  • TPG and Leonard Green & Partners sold their stakes in CCC Information Services, an SaaS provider for the automotive, insurance, and collision repair sectors, to Advent International.

  • Kian Capital acquired Eastwood Company, an e-commerce provider of branded professional tools, equipment, and supplies to the auto enthusiast market.



This Capital Roundtable conference is the ideal place to expand your network and open up pathways to future deals. The day’s agenda includes ample time to let you --

  • Meet fellow attendees and featured speakers
  • Enhance your personal database with valuable new connections
  • Share both ideas and business cards
  • Meet potential investment partners and clients

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 Chris Agar today to confirm your attendance at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or


 Who Should Attend


Designed to Meet the Needs of GPs, LPs, & Managers of Buyout, Growth Equity, Mezzanine, BDC, and Lending Funds, as Well as Independent Sponsors, Operating Partners, Portfolio Company Managers, and the Bankers, Lawyers, Accountants, & Other Advisors Who Support Them.




We look forward to having you join us on Thursday, September 26, 2019.


Conference Organizers


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




 Speaking & Business Development Opportunities


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




Have a Question?


Please contact Chris Agar at or 212-832-7300 ext. 0.




Who We Are


This Capital Roundtable conference in midtown, New York City, is all-business, all-targeted, all-designed to be a completely focused day of practical information and revealing insights. You’ll gain valuable insights from --

  • Three informative panel discussions
  • Two revealing keynote presentations
  • Real-world perspectives from PE investors
  • Industry outlooks from noted sector experts
  • War stories and lessons learned from experienced hands

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Chaired By

  • Michael Stewart, Managing Partner, Stellex Capital Management


Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable


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Space at this conference is limited, so register as soon as possible to assure yourself a seat. To avoid disappointment, please contact Chris Agar today to confirm your attendance at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or


Please note that The Capital Roundtable limits the number of registrants from a single firm to three.


  • Best Rate -- Early Registration -- Save $300 off the standard fee of $1495 when you register by Friday, August 8. Just $1195.


  • Incentive Registration -- save $200 off the standard fee!
    Register by Friday, August 30, and the fee for the conference is $1295.


  • Conference Rate -- $1,495 increasing to $1,595 day of conference, space permitting.


  • Group Rate -- $1095 each until Friday, August 8, when you register two or more people to attend from the same company. This rate increases to $1295 each after Friday, August 8.


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Have a special question? Please contact Chris Agar at or 212-832-7300 ext. 0.


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.

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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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