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AEA Investors


American Industrial


Argosy PE

Arlington Capital


Bain Capital


Blackstone Partners

Brightwood Capital


Brown Gibbons Lang


Carlyle Group

Carter Morse & Mathias

Centerfield Capital

Charlesbank Capital

CIP Capital

Corinthian Capital

Corridor Capital

Court Square Capital

Dorsey & Whitney

Drinker Biddle

Enhanced Capital

Exceed Capital


General Atlantic

Gladstone Investment

GMB Mezzanine Capital

Graham Partners

Greenbriar Equity

Halyard Capital

Hamilton Robinson

Harbour Point Capital

Harris Williams

High Road Capital

Houlihan Lokey

Huron Capital

Imperial Capital

Insight Equity

J. F. Lehman & Co.


Jenner & Block

Korn Ferry

Lazard Freres

Lincoln International


LNK Partners


Morgan Stanley

New State Capital

Odyssey Investment

One Rock Capital

Piper Jaffray

Plante Moran

Pouschine Cook

Prodos Capital

Providence Equity

Raymond James

Renovus Capital

Revelstoke Capital


River Cities Capital


Rockwood Equity

Scott-Macon Ltd.

Serent Capital

Star Mountain Capital


Sun Capital

TZP Group

Versa Capital

Warburg Pincus

How PE Investors Benefit

As Other Industries Invade TMT’s Silos


Private Equity Investing

In Technology, Media,

And Telecommunications (TMT) Companies




Elias Mendoza
Partner and Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer

Siris Capital Group LLC



Thursday, November 15, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

New York City





Sidley Austin LLP




Garrett M. Baker, Lazard Middle Market LLC

Brenon Daly, 451 Research LLC

David Fishman, Vector Capital Corp.

Howard Han, Lion Tree LLC

Richard A. Hooper, RBC Capital Markets LLC

Ripan Kadakia, Zelnick Media Capital

Scott Simpson, Brightwood Capital Advisors LLC

Scott Twibell, Lincoln International LLC

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

“We are a technology company,” said Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein in 2015. Since then, we’ve heard the same thing from Showtime, Geico, Fidelity, Uber, and others. 


While such statements at first sounded strange, they were a sign of how advances in cloud technology, data and analytics, mobile capabilities, and underlying improvements across technology and network infrastructure have fundamentally  disrupted almost every industry beyond just TMT.


The impact of these disruptions stretches into the investors traditionally focused on middle-market TMT. Today, a review of the websites of a technology investor, such as Accel-KKR, reveals a transaction list including financial services, real estate, and healthcare -- quite a difference from the list of traditional technology investments found in that same site five or six  years ago.

You’ll gain invaluable insight as our panelists assess the evolution and outlook for TMT when you attend The Capital Roundtable’s all-day conference on Private Equity Investing in Technology, Media & Telecommunications Companies on Thursday, November 15, 2018, in New York City.



Here Are Three Key Reasons Why You Should Join Us


  1. Understand how TMT disruption is creating a new set of challenges and opportunities for traditional middle-market TMT PE firms and how they look to address those, in an increasingly crowded and competitive landscape.

  2. Learn how to define competitive advantage in looking for new investment opportunities outside of traditional TMT segments.

  3. Discuss new strategies for delivering strong returns as the pace of tech disruption quickens.


On the one hand, tech’s rapid spread has presented great opportunities for middle-market PE investors, opening up potential new investment areas just as competition and a lack of new company formation were driving up valuations in core TMT sectors.


On the other hand, there are clear challenges --

  • Investing in technology for a specific industry is different from investing in horizontal TMT, so PE firms need to recalibrate the various aspects of their investment and execution models.

  • The faster pace of disruption changes calculations around decisions such as what kind of stake you take, how much leverage you use, how fast you execute your product roadmap, and when to exit.

Still, it’s clear that TMT firms’ expertise means there’s great opportunity here -- if they can develop the capabilities and the tools necessary to succeed.



Click here to hear our 20+ speakers address such key points as –


  • What industry sectors are most promising for TMT investors as technology continues to disrupt industries?

  • What are the implications and outlook for "core” TMT sectors?

  • How firms need to address organizational design and resource needs to expand in “hybrid tech” sectors like financial services, manufacturing, and healthcare

  • Are the sources of value creation different between “core” TMT and “hybrid tech” industries?

  • Are there any structural considerations of investing in “hybrid tech” industries?

  • What are the evolving requirements for cybersecurity across various sectors?

  • How big media mergers like AT&T/Time Warner are changing the investment landscape

  • Does the so-called “privacy paradox” between respecting privacy and using data to optimize customer and business outcomes pose significant issues for companies and investors?

  • How do regulatory frameworks like GDPR and net neutrality affect investing?

  • The impacts of tax reform, trade, and immigration policies

  • Prospects for the IPO exit channel for mid-market TMT companies

  • Does the evolution of “hybrid tech” allow better risk management of a portfolio?


Register Now to Join Elias Mendoza

And More Than 20 Other Industry Experts


At Siris Capital Group, Elias Mendoza holds the title of Senior Managing Director for Strategy & Operational Excellence. His responsibilities include identifying and evaluating trends within existing and potential industry areas for investment opportunities, and assisting the firm’s executive partners in evaluating underlying business and operational strategies of targeted companies and existing portfolio companies.


Siris Capital Group is a New York City-based private equity firm with over $4 billion of assets under management.


Before joining Siris Capital in 2013, Elias was a partner at Union Square Advisors, a prominent technology-focused investment bank based in San Francisco. Through July 2011, Elias held various senior positions at IBM, including vice president and global head of corporate development. He had spent over 12 years at Morgan Stanley & Co., most recently as an executive director in its investment banking division. At Georgetown University, he earned an MBA and a Landegger Program Certificate in International Business Diplomacy. At Princeton he earned an AB.


Recent Significant MIddle-Market TMT Deals


  • Clearlake Capital took a minority stake in Insight Venture Partners-backed Diligent Corp., an enterprise governance management software company.

  • Accel-KKR purchased Sageworks, a provider of financial software and information products to U.S. financial institutions.

  • Pamlico Capital agreed to invest in Personify, a tech provider for nonprofits.

  • TA Associates agreed to invest in Compusoft, a provider of computer-aided design software to the kitchen and bathroom retail industries.

  •  Mayfair Equity Partners took a majority stake in Pixomondo, a visual effects and digital media company whose work includes the Game of Thrones dragons.

  • CI Capital portfolio company Hero Digital, a customer experience agency, acquired MaassMedia, an analytics consultancy that partners with global brands in numerous industries to solve their data challenges.

  • Sumeru Equity Partners invested in GoGuardian, a K-12 education technology SaaS provider.

  • Marlin Equity Partners portfolio company AdvancedMD bought NueMD, a SaaS platform for managing health practices.

  • Marlin Equity Partners acquired a majority stake in Talkwalker, a Luxembourg-based social media listening and analytics company.

  • Bertram Capital acquired BearCom, a provider of push-to-talk communications equipment.



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 Julie Berger 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, November 15, 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 25 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 Julie Berger 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 about behavioral healthcare companies. You’ll gain valuable insights from --

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

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Chaired By

  • Elias Mendoza, Partner & Sr. Managing Director, COO, Siris Capital Group LLC


Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable


  • Garrett M. Baker, Managing Director, Lazard Middle Market LLC
  • Brenon Daly, Research Dir.--Financials, 451 Research LLC
  • David Fishman, Partner, Vector Capital Corp.
  • Howard Han, Co-Head--Principal Investments & Merchant Banking, Lion Tree LLC
  • Richard A. Hooper, Managing Director--Technology Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets LLC
  • Ripan Kadakia, Vice President, Zelnick Media Capital
  • Scott Simpson, Partner & Managing Director, Brightwood Capital Advisors LLC
  • Scott Twibell, Managing Director, Lincoln International LLC


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Networking & Registration & Breakfast


Welcoming Remarks & Audience Self-Introductions


Chairman’s Introduction --

  • Elias Mendoza, Siris Capital Group LLC

Morning Conversation --

Making Sense of the New TMT --

If Everything’s a Tech Company, Where Do You Invest?


Networking & Coffee


First Panel -- 

Convergence of the Data Infrastructure --

From Storage & Retrieval to Transmission & Analytics



Morning Keynote --

  • Brenon Daly, 451 Research LLC


12:30-01:30 Networking & Luncheon


Second Panel --

Software!!  The Hottest Game in Tech --

What Are the Horizontal & Vertical Investment Opportunities?



Networking & Dessert


Afternoon Conversation --

Where Telecom Investing is Going Next --

So PE Investors Can Feed the World’s Demand for More Bandwidth



Third Panel --

From Pre-Production Services to Post-Production Distribution --

How Private Equity Is Transforming the Media Industries



Networking & Adjournment





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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


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, September 21. Just $1095.


  • Incentive Registration -- save $200 off the standard fee!
    Register by Friday, October 12, 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 Julie Berger 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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  •  Midtown, NYC

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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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