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World of Add-Ons --
Why Smaller & Smaller Companies

Are Increasingly Attractive
To PE Dealmakers



Best Practices for Dealmaking

With Small Private Companies



John L. Pouschine

Co-Founder & Managing Member

Pouschine Cook Capital Management


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

New York City




Ramsey Goodrich, Carter Morse & Goodrich
Peter J. Hicks, Linx Partners LLC
Stephen McConnell, Solano Ventures
Scott Oakford, Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners
Ira Perlmuter, T5 Equity Partners LLC
Robert L. Reisley, Evergreen Industries LLC
Arthur S. Zuckerman, Soundcore Capital Partners LLC

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

Interest in small, smaller, and smallest companies is on the rise -- with good reason!


Not only is the number of these companies staggeringly huge, but also --

  • they’re more affordable
  • the market for them isn’t generally so competitive
  • dealmakers are eager to add them onto their platforms
  • they’re easier to combine with other small companies
  • their owners are often more receptive to exits

Buy-outs and add-ons of the small, smaller, and smallest companies are attractive to a wide range of buyers --

  • individuals and family offices
  • sellers eager to avoid auctions
  • former employees of PE firms
  • bankers seeking add-ons for clients’ platforms
  • independent sponsors and managers of search funds
  • enthusiastic and freshly-minted MBAs


You’ll gain valuable insight as our 20-plus panelists share ideas for finding and growing small companies -- on their own or as add-ons, when you attend The Capital Roundtable’s all-day conference on Best Practices for Deal-Making with Small Private Companies on Wednesday, April 10, in New York City.


But -- buyer beware!


Please remember all the reasons why valuations for the small, smaller, and smallest companies are typically lower -- e.g. everything on the small end is often less sophisticated -- from the quality of management, to the companies’ technologies, to the advisers on their deals, to their operational challenges.

Here Are Three Key Reasons Why You Should Join Us


  1. You'll learn how to integrate small companies into your platforms and average down your multiples.

  2. You'll find out which investors and lenders are eager to partner with firms investing in small companies.

  3. You'll hear from experienced dealmakers about the operational challenges that are unique to small company buy-outs and add-ons.


Click here to hear our speakers address such key points as --


  • Key areas of focus during due diligence for small companies

  • The most common things that can tank a small company’s growth

  • How more competition is changing dynamics in this market

  • Where valuations for small companies are headed

  • How to raise a fund targeting deals of this size

  • Which LPs are interested in funding small deals

  • Who the lenders are in this market

  • How much debt make sense for this size company

  • What to think about as interest rates rise

  • How to prepare small companies for an economic slowdown

  • The best sources for finding company platform deals and add-ons

  • The best industries for consolidating small companies into a platform

  • What recent regulatory changes like tax reforms and tariffs mean for small companies


Register Now to Join John L. Pouschine

And More Than 20 Other Industry Experts


John co-founded Pouschine Cook in 1997. He's currently chairman of Griswold Home Care and of Financial Health Services and he's past chairman of Doe & Ingalls, Golden State Dermatology, Great Lakes Caring, International Graphics, Latex International, MasterCraft, St. Clair Entertainment, and World of Tile.


Before Pouschine Cook, John was a senior vice president and director of Electra Inc., a vice president of Bradford Ventures, an investment banker at Prudential Securities, and a commercial banker at J.P. Morgan. He was graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Business School.


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 Chris Agar 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 Wednesday, April 10, 2019.


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 Chris Agar 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 investing in small companies. You’ll gain valuable insights from --

  • Three informative panel discussions
  • Two revealing keynote presentations
  • Real-world perspectives from investors
  • War stories and lessons learned from experienced hands

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Chaired By

  • John L. Pouschine, Co-founder & Managing Member, Pouschine Cook Capital Management


Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable


  • Ramsey Goodrich, Managing Partner, Carter Morse & Goodrich
  • Peter J. Hicks, Managing Director, Linx Partners LLC
  • Stephen McConnell, President, Solano Ventures
  • Scott Oakford, Managing Partner, Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners
  • Ira Perlmuter, Managing Director, T5 Equity Partners LLC
  • Robert L. Reisley, Managing Director, Evergreen Industries LLC
  • Arthur S. Zuckerman, Partner, CFO, CCO & Head--Portfolio Operations, Soundcore Capital Partners LLC

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  • TBA


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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 Chris Agar 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 $300 off the standard fee of $1495 when you register by Friday, February 22. Just $1195.


  • Incentive Registration -- save $200 off the standard fee!
    Register by Friday, March 15, and the fee for the conference is $1295.


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


  • Group Rate -- $1095 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 Chris Agar 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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