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2tor Inc.
Achieve3000 Inc.
AlixPartners LLP
All Star Directories Inc.
Altamont Capital Partners LLC
Alternative Latin Investor
Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Services LLC
American Management Association Inc.
Angelo Gordon & Co. LP
Bilingual Buds
BMO Capital Markets Corp.
BMO Harris Bank
Bonnell Associates Ltd.
Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
BSG Team Ventures
Business Development Asia LLC
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Carlyle Group LLC
Chicago Growth Partners
College Board
Conversion Partners LLC
CORE Education & Consulting Solutions Inc.
Cressey & Co. LP
Cushman & Wakefield Inc.
DeVry Inc.
Dow Lohnes PLLC
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Dutko Grayling
ECMC Group Inc.
Education Week
Educational Services of America
eMCap Consulting Inc.
Epic Partners
Fifth Street Finance Corp.
ForProfit EDU
GE Antares Capital Corp.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Gladstone Companies
Goldstein Education Group
Grant Thornton LLP
GSO Capital Partners LP
GSV Asset Management
H. I. G. Growth Partners LLC
Hoffman Associates
Houlihan Lokey
Intrax Inc.
Investcorp International Inc.
JM Search
Landmark Partners Inc.
Lazard Middle Market LLC
Learning House Inc.
Madzelan Associates
Medtech LLC
Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Nuevo Agora Centros Educativos AIE
Orbis Education
Otis College of Art & Design
Palm Ventures LLC
Parthenon Group LLC
Peale Davies & Co. Inc.
Quad Partners LLC
Renovus Capital Partners
Shefrin Olson & Olive LLC
Signal Hill Capital Group LLC
Sterling Partners
Stifel Nicolaus Weisel
Stroll LLC
Student Center Inc.
Summer Street Capital Partners LLC
Thomson Reuters Corp.
Vicis Capital LLC
Vision Capital Americas LLC
W. P. Carey & Co. LLC
Wafra Partners LLC
Wealth Partners Capital LLC
Winston Preparatory School
XRoads Solutions Group LLC
ZelnickMedia Corp.



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AttentionMiddle-Market Private Equity

& Mezzanine Investors & Lenders


Private Equity Investing in
For-Profit Education Companies

How Breakdowns in Traditional Models

& Applications of New Technologies

Are Driving Change



Attendance Is Limited --

Register Now




Harold Levy, Managing Director
Palm Ventures


20 Expert Speakers, including --

David F. Bainbridge, Veronis Suhler Stevenson LLC
James A. Bland, HCP & Co.
George Cigale, Inc.
David Hoverman, Parthenon Group LLC
Jeffrey Keith, Sterling Partners

Victor Klatt, Penn Hill Group
Timothy B. Loomer, Formerly of Campus Management Corp.
Robert Lytle, Parthenon Group LLC
Michael P. McQueeney, Summer Street Capital Partners LLC
H. John Michel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jason Palmer, Straighterline
Ralph Protsik, BSG Team Ventures
John R. Przypyszny, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Robert T. Puopolo, Epic Partners
Adarsh K. Sarma, Warburg Pincus LLC
Joshua N. Schwartz, East Wind Advisors LLC
Stuart J. Udell, Catapult Learning LLC
Carol Vallone, Educate Online Inc.
David L. Warnock, Camden Partners Holdings LLC
Ralph A. Wolff, Western Association of Schools & Colleges


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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

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Private equity investing in for-profit education is soaring, and for good reason -- the public and non-profit models are profoundly broken.  


This is why for-profit education is one of the largest U.S. investment markets, currently topping $1.3 trillion in value.


Look at the current state of K-12 public education.  School districts across the U.S. are underfunded, underperforming, and well behind the curve when it comes to adopting quality technologies.  


Many simply lack the expertise to treat today’s applied technologies as not just gadgets or strategic opportunities, but as real solutions for expanding their capacity to teach students.


And in the post-secondary world, non-profit institutions are finding that very few enticements are bringing in money.  Not sports.  Not research.  Not classrooms.  


Public funding and private endowments are both down, and neither will be particularly reliable in the future.


So 2013, and beyond, will see numerous for-profit companies making inroads into public and non-profit education by taking over large swaths of the market.  What’s more, they’ll prosper in the corporate training and continuing education marketplace as well.


Consider --

  • The entire education sector now represents nearly 9 percent of the U.S. GDP.
  • Merger and acquisition activity in for-profit education last year surpassed activity at the peak of the Internet boom.
  • More and more non-profit colleges are hitting the wall and seeking investors to help them transform into for-profit institutions.


You’ll learn how to achieve investment success in this education revolution when you attend The Capital Roundtable’s ENCORE conference — “Private Equity Investing in For-Profit Education Companies,” being held in New York City on Tuesday, January 15.


Here are 6 important reasons you should attend this conference:


  • Understand which technologies are the engines of change for the entire for-profit education industry.
  • Hear how online services go well beyond coursework solutions to include engagement, assessment, and other critical needs.
  • Realize what new regulations can be expected during the next presidential term.
  • Find out which technologies are poised to take off, such as massive open online courses (MOOCs), adaptive learning platforms, and virtual laboratories.
  • Recognize the growing demand for training tools to assess performance and measure effectiveness.
  • Gain insight on the strongest opportunities to lower costs and improve learning.


Serving as chair of this ENCORE conference on Tuesday, January 15, in New York, is Harold Levy, former Chancellor of the New York City School System and now managing director at Palm Ventures in Greenwich, Conn.  

Palm is a family office that invests in for-profit education and other capital investments with a positive and transformative effect on society.


Harold leads the education practice, capitalizing on his vast experience in education and finance.  He is also former executive vice president and general counsel of Kaplan Inc., director of Global Compliance of Citigroup, and head of litigation at Salomon Brothers.

He has served on the boards of a number of academic institutions and for-profit education companies.  Harold is presently treasurer of the Roosevelt Institute and a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee of Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds a B.S. and J.D. from Cornell University and a M.A. (PPE) from Oxford University.


20 Education Experts Bring You A Day Of Rewarding Lessons


Our Roundtable features 4 expert panel discussions led by our chair and with the shared insight of 20 of the top private equity experts in the for-profit education marketplace.

When you attend our January 15th Roundtable you will listen and learn from GPs, operating executives, investment bankers, lenders, consultants, and more -- offering real-world perspectives, lessons learned and industry outlooks, plus insights on managing current portfolio companies.


By attending this Capital Roundtable conference, you’ll be wise to the winning strategies and tactics of successful investors in for-profit education companies. You’ll also hear how they are adding value to their current portfolio companies. We’ll be answering such questions as:

  • What are some of the main challenges that PE investors are facing in the education sector?
  • How are lenders approaching education deals, and what factors are behind their decisions?
  • How can new investors in for-profit education avoid common traps and pitfalls?
  • What specific sectors within the for-profit education marketplace may hold the greatest promise for investors?
  • What specific criteria should you use in evaluating potential deals?
  • What are current sector valuations — reasonable, high, or somewhere in between – and how may they change in 2013?

Our Excellent Networking Opportunities May Be Reason Enough To Attend

We’ve built ample time into the day’s agenda so you can --

  • Meet fellow attendees and featured speakers
  • Enhance your personal database with valuable connections
  • Share both ideas and business cards
  • If you’re a lender, hedge fund manager or investment banker – identify potential partners
  • If you’re an attorney or advisor – meet new potential clients
  • If you work as an executive search professional – meet potential prospects

Register Now and Receive Our Early Bird Discount

Early registration for this encore conference is not just a wise idea, but also saves you money. To receive a generous discount of $400 off our regular price, simply sign up before November 20, 2012.

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 Mara Kane today to confirm your attendance at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or


We look forward to having you join us on January 15th.

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

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Chaired By

  • Harold Levy, Managing Director, Palm Ventures

Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable


  • David F. Bainbridge, Managing Director, Veronis Suhler Stevenson LLC
  • James A. Bland, Principal, HCP & Co.
  • George Cigale, Chairman & CEO, Inc.
  • David Hoverman, Senior Principal, Parthenon Group LLC
  • Jeffrey Keith, Operating Partner, Sterling Partners
  • Victor Klatt, Principal, Penn Hill Group
  • Timothy B. Loomer, Formerly President & CEO, Campus Management Corp.
  • Robert Lytle, Partner Parthenon, Group LLC
  • Michael P. McQueeney, Managing Partner, Summer Street Capital Partners LLC
  • H. John Michel, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Jason Palmer, Chief Product Officer, Straighterline
  • Ralph Protsik, Managing Director, BSG Team Ventures
  • John R. Przypyszny, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Robert T. Puopolo, Partner, Epic Partners
  • Adarsh K. Sarma, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus LLC
  • Joshua N. Schwartz, Managing Director, East Wind Advisors LLC
  • Stuart J. Udell, President & CEO, Catapult Learning LLC
  • Carol Vallone, Chief Executive Officer, Educate Online Inc.
  • David L. Warnock, Managing Member, Camden Partners Holdings LLC
  • Ralph A. Wolff, President, Western Association of Schools & Colleges

Additional speakers to be announced

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07:30 - 08:15
08:15 - 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



Tuesday, January 15, 2012

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Audience Introductions

Introductory Keynote

Chairman's Keynote

Coffee & Networking Break

First Panel --“From the Trenches -- Five Private Equity Investors Report Why They Like Education Companies”

Luncheon & Networking

Second Panel -- “Due Diligence, Deal Structuring, Pricing, & Exits -- Four Top Deal Professionals Explain How They Identify & Navigate the Unique Issues of Education Deals”

Third Panel -- “The New Legislation -- Navigating Your Deal Through the Regulatory Environment

Coffee & Networking Break

Fourth Panel --“War Stories -- Perspectives from CEOs Who Have Been Through the Cycle”
Networking & Adjournment


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  • Early Bird Registration Fee -- and save $400 off the standard fee! Register by November 23th, and the fee for the conference is $995.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- save $200 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, December 14, 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 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 Tuesday, January 8th at 5:00pm, and we will credit you for a future Roundtable.)

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

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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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The Capital Roundtable offers excellent marketing and business development opportunities to reach the middle-market private-equity community. For more details, please contact Marti Wheat at 212-832-7300 or by email at

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