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Platinum Equity LLC
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
New York City
INSIGHTS FROM 20 EXPERT SPEAKERS!
Adam M. Blumenthal, Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC
Steven G. Carrel, TRP Capital Partners
Russell J. Greenberg, Altus Capital Partners Inc.
Thomas W. Janes, Kerry Capital Advisors Inc.
Cyrus Lam, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
Raymond Liguori, Campbell Soup Co.
Nicolas A. McCoy, Whipstitch Capital
Richard L. Perkal, Firelight Capital Partners LLC
David Ruder, Ximota Intellectual Asset Finance
Daniel F. Ryan, Milestone Partners
Edwin Scholte, McGraw-Hill Education
Joshua N. Schwartz, East Wind Advisors LLC
Private equity firms and corporations can make strange bedfellows.
One day they beat each other in auctions, with the highest bidder walking away with the trophy asset. The next day they may be happily dealing with one another, with the PE firm selling a portfolio company to the corporation -- or vice versa. Yet another day they may be teaming up to create a joint venture or strategic partnership.
To say that PE firms and corporations are frenemies is oversimplification. Their relationships have more than fifty shades of grey.
Deciphering the nuances of relationships between PE firms and corporations is hence critical to navigating the deal landscape successfully.
For example -- financial acquirers need to be wary of the inherent advantages of their corporate rivals -- the proverbial “synergies” -- while at the same time be ready to play up their financial acumen and explore synergies within their own portfolios.
PE firms also need to learn how to identify orphan units within corporations -- and to convince corporate parents to sell them at a reasonable price, given the complexity of “carving out” the business from the parent.
Both sides need to hone skills in working together in a myriad of types of partnerships -- joint ventures, licensing agreements, etc.
Here Are Three Key Reasons Why You Should Join Us
Corporations historically are the preferred acquirers of many private equity firms’ portfolio companies. The reason is pretty simple -- generally speaking, corporations can afford to pay more than financial buyers (again, synergies).
But selling a business that seems to be a perfect fit for a corporation isn’t a shoo-in, either, and instead takes careful planning and an expert understanding of the inner workings of the M&A process at the corporate buyer.
Meanwhile, buying assets or units from corporations can be more complicated and time-consuming than a PE acquirer anticipates. That’s partly because of a lack of independent back-office functions at the corporate side or the deeply intertwined relationship between the unit and the parent leading to carve-out risk, expense, and uncertainty.
Lastly, a partnership between PE and corporations, if done right, can be highly profitable to both sides, but if handled poorly, can be futile if not detrimental. Many licensing deals have foundered when the licensor or licensee encounters unintended consequences.
You’ll gain valuable insight as our panelists assess the outlook for strategic dealmaking when you attend The Capital Roundtable’s all-day conference on “Best Practices for Dealmaking Between PE Firms and Corporations” on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Here are some of the topics that our 20 expert speakers promise to spotlight --
Register Now to Join Bob Wymbs
And More Than 20 Other Industry Experts
Bob Wymbs is a partner at Platinum Equity and leads the firm’s lower middle-market (LMM) M&A group and dedicated in-house sell-side team. The LMM M&A group targets businesses with up to $500 million in annual revenue. As part of the in-house sell-side team, Bob manages a broad range of strategic divestitures.
Since its founding in 1995, Platinum Equity has completed 200+ acquisitions in a broad range of market sectors. Its current portfolio includes companies in diverse industries, acquired in a range of corporate divestitures, public-to-private transactions, and transactions with private sellers.
Bob joined Platinum Equity in 2000. He previously worked in strategic development and business development at the Los Angeles Dodgers and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. He earned a BS degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Recent transactions between PE firms and corporations
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 --
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 Julie Berger today to confirm your attendance at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or email@example.com
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We look forward to having you join us on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
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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 Julie Berger today to confirm your attendance at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or email@example.com.
Please note that The Capital Roundtable limits the number of registrants from a single firm to three.
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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 email@example.com.
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