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Partial List of
Past Attendees

Advent International
AGI Partners
Akoya Capital
Alston Capital
AluChem Companies
Alvarez & Marsal
Bederman Capital
Big Path Capital
Broad Sky Partners
Brown Gibbons Lang
C3 Capital
Carter Morse & Goodrich
Changemaker Capital
Club Metro USA
Comerica Bank Inc.
Continental Advisory
Covanta Energy Corp.
Deloitte & Touche
Element Partners
EQT Partners
Farlie Turner
Gauge Capital
Goldman Sachs
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
GSE Systems
GulfStar Group
H.I.G. Capital
Halifax Group
Healthy Planet
Houlihan Lokey
Hyde Park Capital
Imperial Capital Group
Ironwood Capital
JM Search
L2 Capital Partners
Lakelet Capital
Lindsay Goldberg
Macquarie Capital
McGriff Seibels & Williams
MEGTEC Systems
Monomoy Capital
N. W. Bernstein
New State Capital
NewWorld Capital
NGP Energy Technology Partners
OMERS Private Equity
ORMIC Components
Pebble Creek
Prairie Capital
Republic Partners
Roark Capital Group
Solebury Capital
Summer Street Capital
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Sustainable Insight
TBLS Group
Victor Capital Partners

How Investors Are Profiting

From Water & Waste



Private Equity Investing
In Water & Waste & Recycling Companies




Robert L. Egan

Founding Partner

Alston Capital Partners


Thursday, December 13, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

New York City


Korn Ferry


Kevin Charlton, NewHold Enterprises LLC

Brian D'Amico, Summer Street Capital Partners LLC

Craig L. Farlie, Farlie Turner & Co. LLC

Ronald Gonen, Closed Loop Partners

William L. Hallisey, NewWorld Capital Group LLC

Lex Heslin, GPB Capital Holdings LLC

Samrat Karnik, Capstone Headwaters LLC

Chris Leary, Orion Energy Partners

Andy McNeill, Denali Water Solutions LLC

Usha Rao-Monari, Global Water Development Partners

John J. Nowaczyk, Milestone Partners

Ross M. Posner, Ridgewood Infrastructure LLC

Dan Pulver, Korn Ferry

Marc H. Robert, Water Asset Management LLC

Thomas Rooney, Synagro Technologies Co.

David Ruf, Stifel Financial Corp.

Patrick Schultz, Veolia North America

Scott C. Sergeant, Houlihan Lokey

Michael A. Teplitsky, Wynnchurch Capital LLC

Robert V. van Es, Vision Ridge Partners LLC

Brandon Velek, Intergulf Corp.

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

The data that underlies the booming interest in water and waste and recycling companies goes a long way toward explaining why private investors are eager to buy advanced technologies and specialized solutions.

  • Leaks of potable drinking water costs U.S. utilities almost $2.6 billion a year, and the Environmental Protection Agency says the utilities need at least $384 billion through 2030 to repair and improve pipes and filtration systems.

  • As many as 63 million Americans have been exposed to unsafe drinking water. Many have heard of Flint, Michigan, but that small city of 100,000 is only the highest-profile example.

  • Analysts at the University of Georgia estimate that 18 billion pounds of plastic end up in the oceans every year, and that by 2050 the tonnage of waste plastic (like drinking straws and those rings that yoke six-packs of beverage cans) will outweigh all the fish in our oceans.

  • The average American generates 4.4 pounds of trash every day, much of which could be recycled or composted -- but isn’t.

  • Big cities struggle to find places to ship their trash, and the norm is to pay to send thousands of tons of garbage long distances. New York City shipped 3.2 million tons of residential trash last year. And the saga of New York’s “poop train” has become a common narrative.


Register today to gain valuable insight as our panelists assess the outlook for profiting from water and waste at The Capital Roundtable’s new all-day conference on Private Equity Investing in Water & Waste & Recycling Companies on Thursday, December 13,  in New York City.



When it comes to water, Sun Capital proved that there’s money to be made with its $1.1 billion sale of its smart meter company Aclara.  Meanwhile, recent private equity deals in the waste and recycling space include how --  

  • Goldman Sachs recapitalized Chicago-based Lakeshore Recycling Systems

  • Littlejohn & Co. did a secondary buyout of Houston-based glass recycler Strategic Materials Inc.

  • J.F. Lehman & Co. bought Waste Control Specialists, an operator of a Texas facility for highly specialized and regulated waste streams.


Here Are Three Key Reasons Why You Should Join Us


  1. Discuss innovative new solutions and technologies for profitable waste management after the recent crackdowns on importing plastic waste.

  2. Brainstorm the best ways to approach the heavily regulated water and waste sectors.

  3. Hear about public-private partnerships, infrastructure-related deals, and the intersection of water and waste and recycling. 



The interest in reducing and recycling waste and conserving water is driving private equity deals in all subsectors, but especially --  

  • Specialty recycling and reuse (electronics, plastics, batteries, construction material, oil, water)

  • Waste sorting and hauling to improve downstream value

  • Water technologies and services

  • Remediation at permitted facilities and landfills

  • Industry specific management of waste streams in industries such as energy, food, and construction


At a basic level, we’re producing too much waste, running out of clean, potable water, and there’s widespread interest in solutions --

  • Companies like Ikea and H&M are moving to become 100% circular by 2030, meaning they will use 100% sustainable and recycled inputs to make their products. Ikea has partnered with VC-backed Winnow, using its smart technology to help reduce food waste.

  • Electronics companies are increasingly serious about e-waste programs. Apple and Dell have enacted trade-in schemes to ensure their products are recycled and reused. Intel, meanwhile, aims for no hazardous waste in landfills by 2020. One of Apple’s recycling partners, Brightstar, is financed by Japan’s Softbank.

  • More than 300 U.S. municipalities have bans, fees, or recycling requirements in place for plastic bags. New York State, for example, requires retailers of a certain size to establish plastic carry-out bag recycling programs. Carlyle Group-owned Novovex operates the world’s largest closed-loop plastic bag recycling plant.

  • The manager of Oslo’s Government Pension Fund Global recently called on companies in its portfolio to monitor risks to the ocean from the sourcing, use, and disposal of their products


Join us to hear our 20+ speakers address such key points as --  

  • The outlook for public-private partnerships in U.S. water investing

  • How to knock down the hurdles to investing in water in the U.S.

  • How China is affecting valuations across water and waste subsectors

  • How to conduct due diligence for water and waste investments

  • Investing in water infrastructure versus water tech versus water services companies

  • How limited partners are encouraging middle-market PE investors to think about sustainability

  • What grass roots campaigners are targeting next after plastic straws

  • Winners and losers from Trump administration policies

  • Current EPA policies, and whether they will last

  • How water and waste companies are responding to new tariffs

  • How transfer stations and other facilities are taking advantage of tax reform

  • How to work with municipalities, manufacturers, and consumers to fix plastics and paper recycling

  • How technology can help create purer waste streams

  • Changing view on manufacturers’ responsibilities for their waste

Register Now to Join Robert Egan

And More Than 20 Other Industry Experts


Robert Egan has over 20 years of successful private equity investing experience. Before he founded Alston Capital, he helped launch Environmental Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in companies whose products and services address critical environmental issues.


In 2006, Robert left J. P. Morgan Partners to focus on investing in lower middle-market companies that require capital and expertise to meet the increasing demand for environmental products and services. He was a founding partner of J. P. Morgan Partners’ predecessor, Chase Capital Partners, and a senior executive in Chase Manhattan Bank's Merchant Banking Group.


Robert earned an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Boston University.



Register Now to Bolster Your Awareness of Opportunites

At a Key Moment for the Spacep



Recent Middle-market Water & Waste Deals


  • Valet Living, a portfolio company of Ares Management and Harvest Partners bought Invisible Waste Services, the nation’s second largest doorstep waste collection company.

  • Warren Equity Partners acquired Meridian Waste, a solid waste company based in St. Louis and Richmond, Va.

  • Norwest Equity Partners sold Gopher Resource, an Eagan, Mich.-based lead recycling, plastics production & household hazardous waste company, to Energy Capital Partners.

  • J.F. Lehman & Co. agreed to sell NRC Group Holdings, a provider of environmental, compliance and waste management services, to Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III.

  • One Equity Partners acquired oilfield waste management services Gibson U.S. Environmental Services from Gibson Energy Inc., renaming it OMNI Environmental Solutions.

  • Audax Private Equity acquired Liquid Environmental Solutions, a provider of non-hazardous liquid waste management and disposal services.


  • H.I.G. Capital purchased waste and recycling equipment company Wastequip from Centerbridge Partners.

  • Kinderhook Industries and BioHiTech Global Inc acquired Gold Medal Services, a New Jersey-based solid waste collection business.

  • Granite Equity Partners sold Aeration Industries International, a Chaska, Minn.-based provider of wastewater aeration and mixing solutions, to Newterra.



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 Thursday, December 13, 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 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

  • Robert L. Egan, Founding Partner, Alston Capital Partners


Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable


  • Kevin Charlton, Co-Chairman, NewHold Enterprises LLC
  • Brian D'Amico, Managing Partner, Summer Street Capital Partners LLC
  • Craig L. Farlie, Managing Director, Farlie Turner & Co. LLC
  • Ronald Gonen, Chief Executive Officer, Closed Loop Partners
  • William L. Hallisey, Managing Partner, NewWorld Capital Group LLC
  • Lex Heslin, Senior Advisor--Energy & Waste, GPB Capital Holdings LLC
  • Samrat Karnik, Managing Director, Capstone Headwaters LLC
  • Chris Leary, Senior Vice President, Orion Energy Partners
  • Andy McNeill, President & CEO, Denali Water Solutions LLC
  • Usha Rao-Monari, Chief Executive Officer, Global Water Development Partners
  • John J. Nowaczyk, Partner, Milestone Partners
  • Ross M. Posner, Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure LLC
  • Dan Pulver, Principal, Korn Ferry
  • Marc H. Robert, Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Water Asset Management LLC
  • Thomas Rooney, Chairman, Synagro Technologies Co.
  • David Ruf, Managing Dir. & Head--Chemicals, Stifel Financial Corp.
  • Scott C. Sergeant, Managing Director & Head of Environmental Services, Houlihan Lokey
  • Patrick Schultz, V.P.--Performance, Veolia North America
  • Michael A. Teplitsky, Managing Director, Wynnchurch Capital LLC
  • Robert V. van Es, Principal, Vision Ridge Partners LLC

  • Brandon Velek, Chief Executive Officer, Intergulf Corp.

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Networking & Registration & Breakfast


Welcoming Remarks & Audience Self-Introductions


Conference Chairman’s Introduction --

  • Robert Egan, Alston Capital Partners

Morning Keynote -- 

  • Usha Rao-Monari, Global Water Development Partners



Networking & Coffee


First Panel  --

Infrastructure, Services, Resources, Filtration, & Technology  --

Where & How to Invest in Water -Related Companies



Second Panel --

Specialty Recycling, Solid Waste Management &  Remediation –

Where to Invest in Recycling & Waste



Networking & Luncheon


First Afternoon Conversation --

Successful Water & Waste & Recycling PPPs –

Lessons Learned from the Famous Rialto & Bayonne Deals




Second Afternooon Conversation --

Current Events -- 

What Major Trends Are Impacting Water & Waste & Recycling Deals


03:15-03:30 Networking & Dessert


Third Panel --

From Fracking to Manufacturing to Farming –

Investment Opportunities in Water Efficiency, Storage & Remediation



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 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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The University Club

 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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