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Partial List of
Past Attendees

AGC Partners
ASRC Federal
Barracuda Application Security
Arlington Capital
Bregal Sagemount
Centerview Capital Technology
Centerview Partners
Cisco Systems
CSG Invotas
Cyber Capital Partners
Deutsche Bank AG
Funk Advisory Group
Garrison Investment Group
Goldman Sachs
Grant Thornton
Halyard Capital
Hudson Fairfax Group
I Think Security
Korn Ferry
Moelis & Co.
Morgan Stanley
Morning Street Capital
Morrison & Foerster
Novetta Solutions
OFS Management
Oxford Solutions
Park Vale Capital
Red Balloon Security
Reservoir Labs
Richards Kibbe & Orbe
Searchlight Capital
Seyfarth Shaw
Sienna Group
Sorenson Capital
Triumph Enterprises
U. S. Dept. of Defense
Venture Management



Cybersecurity Threats Unlock

Profitable Opportunities for Investors



Private Equity Investing

In Cybersecurity-Related Companies


Michael Steed

Managing Partner

Paladin Capital Group



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

New York City






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Yahoo, Equifax, Sony, Uber, Adobe Systems… The list of large U.S. companies that have fallen victim to security breaches in recent years reads like a Forbes top 100 list.


Cybersecurity breaches not only disrupt day-to-day operations, but also damage customer confidence and cause long-lasting negative impacts on their brands and reputation.  


As a result, U.S. government spending on cybersecurity continues to ramp up -- to $28 billion in 2016 from $7.5 billion in 2007. With the spotlight on cyber warfare and cyber-attacks from China and Russia, these numbers continue trending upward.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified 16 sectors of the country’s critical infrastructure that are so vital, that if their assets or systems or networks were impaired, the effect on our economic security or national public health and safety would be debilitating.

  • Chemicals
  • Commercial Facilities
  • Communications
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Dams
  • Defense Industrials
  • Emergency Services
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Government Facilities
  • Healthcare and Public Health
  • Information Technology
  • Nuclear Reactors, Materials, & Waste
  • Transportation Systems
  • Water & Wastewater System

Savvy investors have been using this list for identifying potential investment opportunities in early and middle-market cybersecurity companies that deliver products, services and technologies, which are solutions that will protect, defend and recover from cyber-attacks.


Register now to attend The Capital Roundtable’s all-day conference on PE Investing in Cybersecurity-Related Companies on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Hear from forward-thinking investors in the cybersecurity space, and find out which sectors they’re targeting to future-proof their bets.


Around the world, companies and governments are making cybersecurity a top priority -- searching for new methods and technologies to prevent and deter cyber-attacks. So the cybersecurity field is increasingly presenting profitable investment opportunities for PE investors. 


But since cyber threats are constantly evolving, how can investors choose the next

CloudFlare or Norton Anti-Virus?


Here are a few of the types of cybersecurity companies that investors are looking at --

  • End-User Training -- Human error is typically the weakest link in cyber defense. Cybersecurity companies that prevent phishing episodes or tackle the pervasiveness of bad coding are an essential part of the defense ecosystem. PhishMe, a company that trains employees to avoid spear-phishing attacks, was recently sold to a syndicate led by BlackRock and Pamplona Capital Management.

  • Legacy System Management -- Companies that fix the vulnerabilities of outdated legacy systems are vital to cybersecurity, e.g., Francisco Partners’ acquisitions of Bomgar and BeyondTrust -- cybersecurity providers that defend their customers’ privileged credentials and combat threats to their valuable data and systems.
  • Embedded Prevention & Detection -- Rapid detection and prevention technologies in newly-built systems help identify and prevent future cyber-attacks, transitioning a purely defensive strategy to become more proactive, like Paladin Capital Group’s Series B investment in Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles. Karamba has been recognized by Forbes as one of Israel’s Top Ten Most Promising Cybersecurity Companies.

You’ll gain valuable insight as our panelists assess the outlook for cybersecurity sectors when you attend The Capital Roundtable’s all-day conference on PE Investing in Cybersecurity-Related Companies on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in New York City.



Here Are Three Key Reasons Why You Should Join Us


  1. Learn strategies to deal with technology obsolescence and to stay competitive in the fast-moving, disruption-driven cybersecurity landscape.

  2. Learn how to position cybersecurity portfolio companies to take advantage of increasing government and enterprise investments in the field.

  3. Sidestep due-diligence pitfalls by hearing from other PE investors about their recent investments in cybersecurity.



Click here to register to Hear Our 20+ Speakers Address Other Key Points --

  • How do PE investors manage the risk of technology obsolescence in a field where disruption is the norm?

  • Which sectors of middle-market cybersecurity are likely to provide the best returns beyond 2018?

  • Is the space ripe for consolidation, or is there greater value in remaining small and agile?

  • How should middle-market PE investors use the 16 critical infrastructure verticals defined by the Department of Homeland Security as a guide for investment strategies?

  • How will the General Data Protection Regulation (aka GDPR) impact cybersecurity companies operating internationally and shape the future of data protection?

  • What role will machine learning and artificial intelligence play in cybersecurity portfolio companies moving forward?


Register Now to Join Conference Chair Michael Steed

And More Than 20 Industry Experts



Michael Steed is the founder and managing partner of Paladin Capital Group and serves as chairman of the Paladin Cyber Fund and of the Paladin III Investment Committee. He oversees the Group’s operations and investments, and is responsible for the strategic direction of its activities.


Paladin’s Cyber Fund invests in advanced cybersecurity technologies and solutions that enable, monitor, manage, and defend critical infrastructure.


Before launching Paladin Capital Group, Michael served as senior vice president of investments at a major financial services company based in Washington, D.C., and served as president of its SEC registered investment advisory firm.


From 1981 to 1985, Michael served as special counsel to the chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and as the national director of the Democratic Party. He has also been a prosecutor in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.



Recent Middle-Market Cybersecurity Deals

  • TPG Growth has raised its stake with an additional $175 million investment in Tanium, an endpoint security and systems management company.

  • KnowBe4, a cybersecurity awareness training company, received a $30 million investment from Goldman Sachs Growth Equity and venture firm Elephant.

  • Frontier Capital invested in MediaPRO Holdings, a SaaS-based provider of security, privacy, and compliance awareness training solutions.

  • Thoma Bravo purchased a majority stake in LogRythm, a security information and event management vendor.

  • AT&T acquired AlienVault, a company focused on threat detection and prevention as well as response technologies and services after it was launched by Intel Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and GGV Capital.

  • EQT acquired a majority stake in Open System AG, a managed security provider.


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 Kristi Paris 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 Tuesday, December 11, 2018.


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 Kristi Paris 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 Steed, Managing Partner, Paladin Capital Group

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 Kristi Paris 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 $400 off the standard fee of $1495 when you register by Friday, October 19. Just $1095.


  • Incentive Registration -- save $200 off the standard fee!
    Register by Friday, November 9, and the fee for the conference is $1295.


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


  • Group Rate -- $995 each, when you register two or more people to attend from the same company.


Register Now


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., 747 Third Avenue, Suite 200, New York, NY 10017.

Have a special question? Please contact Kristi Paris 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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