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Partial List of
Past Attendees


Advent International
AGI Partners
Akoya Capital
AlixPartners
Alston Capital
AluChem Companies
Alvarez & Marsal
BDO USA
Bederman Capital
Big Path Capital
Broad Sky Partners
Brown Gibbons Lang
C3 Capital
Cameron-Cole
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
GlassRatner
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
OPTrust
ORMIC Components
Pebble Creek
Penfund
Prairie Capital
Republic Partners
Roark Capital Group
RSM US
Solebury Capital
Summer Street Capital
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Sustainable Insight
TBLS Group
TerraTherm
Victor Capital Partners


How Investors Are Profiting

From Water & Waste

 

 

Private Equity Investing
In Water & Waste & Recycling Companies

 

                     

CHAIRED BY

Robert L. Egan

Founding Partner

Alston Capital Partners

FULL-DAY CONFERENCE

Thursday, December 13, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

New York City

REGISTER NOW

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INSIGHTS FROM 20 EXPERT SPEAKERS!



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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. 

 

 

Click here to receive our best rate -- a savings of $400 on our regular conference rates!

 

 

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

Click here to receive our best rate -- a savings of $400 on our regular conference rates!

 

 

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 Julie Berger today to confirm your attendance at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or jberger@capitalroundtable.com



 

 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.

 

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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 www.capitalroundtable.com.

 

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 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 kgreen@capitalroundtable.com or cnotton@capitalroundtable.com.

 

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Have a Question?

 

Please contact Julie Berger at jberger@capitalroundtable.com or 212-832-7300 ext. 0.

 

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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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Faculty

Chaired By

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

 

Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable

Speakers

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Schedule

 

  • TBA

 

  

 

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Registration

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 jberger@capitalroundtable.com.

 

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 Julie Berger at jberger@capitalroundtable.com 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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Location

 

  •  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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Sponsorships

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 cnotton@capitalroundtable.com.

 

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