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All-NEW MasterClass™

For Middle-Market Private Equity

 & Mezzanine Investors & Lenders

Private Equity Investing

In Chemicals & Plastics Companies --

Where to Find Terrific Growth Opportunities

In an Old Economy Industry

 

 

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CHAIRED BY

Alex E. Washington, Managing Director

Wind Point Partners

 

Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --

  • Gary B. Appel, Castle Harlan Inc.
  • John L. Beagle, Grace Matthews Inc.
  • Michael R. Beauregard, Huron Capital Partners LLC
  • Thomas E. Blaige, Blaige & Co.
  • Kevin F. Burke, GE Capital Markets Inc.
  • Gary A. Cappeline, AEA Investors LP
  • Jackson M. Dunckel, Macquarie Capital Advisors
  • Vijay Goradia, Goradia Capital LLC
  • Salvatore Guccione, Arsenal Capital Partners
  • James M. Hill, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Eric A. Hillenbrand, AlixPartners LLP
  • Diron Jebejian, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC 
  • Richard B. Jones, ChemQuest Group Inc.
  • Andrew Marino, The Carlyle Group
  • Stephen V. McKenna, Sigma Capital Partners LLC
  • Hemal Aaron Parekh, GVC Holdings Corp.
  • John L. Pouschine, Pouschine Cook Capital Management LLC
  • Kumar Shah, Irving Place Capital
  • Ajay Singh, UBS Investment Bank
  • Terry A. Sutter, Aurora Capital Group
  • Christopher H. Thomas, Sun Capital Partners Inc.
  • Telly Zachariades, The Valence Group

 

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FULL-DAY MASTERCLASS

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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

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

The chemicals and plastics industries are in an expansion mode this year with solid momentum.  Both U.S. and global shipments soared in 2010, and the industry is forecasting continued growth for the next five years. 

 

Additionally, right-sizing and cost reduction efforts during the economic downturn have positioned companies well for profitable growth -- with better balance sheets and strong cash flows.

 

So it’s no surprise that private equity investors are taking renewed interest in these industries.

 

There’s already been substantial middle-market deal flow over the past 12 months, including acquisitions by Arsenal Capital (Royal Adhesives), Torquest (Pinova Inc.), HIG Capital (Cytec Building Block Chemicals), and Geneva Glen Capital (Flow Polymers), as well as exits such as Monomoy Capital Partners’ sale of magnesium flux producer SRC to Buckingham Capital and Stelaris Capital and Lion Chemical Capital’s successful sale of Excel Polymers at a greater than 4x rate of return.

 

Corporate M&A activity has also been robust, with large deals such as DuPont’s acquisition of Dansico and BASF’s acquisition of Cognis.  But we have also seen corporate interest dip down into the mid-market for assets with strategic relevance.  And to fund deals, the chemical giants are divesting themselves of non-core and specialty business units.  All of which presents a dynamic environment of middle-market deal opportunities.

 

Beyond the general economic recovery, key themes driving the industry include sustainability, the need to feed an expanding world population, urbanization, and technologies to improve global drinking water. 

 

And areas like renewable materials, agri-chemicals, personal care, flavors & fragrances, pharmaceutical intermediates, lighter-weight materials, and lithium battery technologies (among many others) -- remain very exciting areas for investment.

 

No question, this is an excellent time to consider chemicals and plastics.  And The Capital Roundtable offers an equally excellent way you can assess the specialized knowledge that leads to success.  

 

To bring you a perspective of the industry, we’re pleased to have as our conference chair Alex Washington, managing director of Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based middle-market private equity firm managing over $2 billion in capital.

 

Alex joined Wind Point in 2002 and is a leader of the firm’s chemical industry investment activities, including the acquisitions of ArrMaz Custom Chemicals (successfully exited in 2006) and Vertellus Specialties.  He was previously with Whitney & Co. and McKinsey & Co. Alex holds a BA in finance from Morehouse College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.  

 

Along with Alex, our four panel discussions will feature 20 knowledgeable private equity experts in chemicals and plastics, including GPs, portfolio company operating executives, investment bankers, lenders, consultants, and more.  They will share their real-world perspectives, lessons learned, and industry outlooks, including insights on recent deal activity and managing current portfolio companies.

 

Please join us for our brand-NEW full-day conference on private equity investing in chemicals & plastics companies Thursday, April 7, in New York --

 

Private Equity Investing

In Chemicals & Plastics Companies --

Where to Find Terrific Growth Opportunities

In an Old Economy Industry

 

What’s more, signing up now for this premier conference is the simple formula to save $400 on your seat.  This generous Early Bird Discount applies to all reservations made by Friday, February 25, 2011!

 

20 Experts Who Live, Eat, and Breathe Chemicals & Plastics.

 

This conference will focus on the issues and themes that will define the chemicals sector in 2011 and beyond.  

 

For example, in today’s global economy, being a North America-centric company can be a precarious proposition -- Asia and Latin America are main growth areas and your portfolio companies’ participation in these markets may be a requisite to prosper.  

 

You’ll also hear how sustainability is affecting virtually every chemicals and plastics company in a big way.  Any manufacturer today is seeking to get more out of less, and the greener your operating standards the higher your valuation can be.  We’ll be reviewing recent activities out of Washington and other world capitals, including proposed curbs of global greenhouse gas emissions and the likelihood of federal action on green chemistry regulations.

 

Register now to get candid and comprehensive answers to questions like these --

  • What has made the chemicals and plastics space so attractive in recent months?
  • How does the sector break down, and which subsectors are garnering the most investor interest?
  • Where is volume growth expected to be most dramatic -- North America, Western Europe, Latin America, China, India, or other economies?
  • How are lenders viewing chemicals and plastics deals?
  • What are the sustainability issues affecting companies across all subsectors?
  • Are there U.S. or overseas government regulations on the table that may affect investment in chemical and plastics?
  • What technological advantages can keep U.S. manufacturers competitive with lower-cost overseas producers?
  • What are the impacts of recent developments in the automotive industry?  The building industry?  The food industry?  The pharmaceutical industry?
  • What are the key ways to position your current portfolio companies for the changing environment?
  • And much, much more.

 

Build Good Chemistry With Your Peers.

 

Strong bonds matter between both chemical atoms and industry colleagues.  And at this conference, you’ll have plenty of time to form them with fellow attendees and featured speakers.  We’ve built in time over the day where you can swap cards and exchange ideas, including session breaks and an open lunch.

 

You should attend this conference if you are a --

  • GP or LP looking to invest in chemicals and plastics companies.
  • New private equity firm considering investing in chemicals and plastics.
  • Hedge fund manager or venture capitalist interested in this specialized space.
  • Partner or operating executive of a chemicals or plastics portfolio company.
  • Lender seeking participation in chemicals and plastics transactions.
  • Investment banker pursuing deals with chemicals and plastics companies.
  • Attorney or advisor representing chemicals and plastics companies.
  • Executive search professional recruiting for the private equity industry.

Remember, register with our Early Bird Discount by February 25, 2011, and you’ll save $400 off our standard fee!  Seats are available right now, but not for long, so please make your reservation now so you’re not disappointed.  We’ll be looking forward to greeting you.

 

For more information, please feel free to contact Dana DeMattia at 212-832-7333 ext. 102 or ddemattia@capitalroundtable.com.

 

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 MasterClasses and other events and programs, please visit www.capitalroundtable.com.

The Capital Roundtable thanks Grace Matthews Inc. for sponsoring this outstanding event. It’s due in great part to their collaboration and support that we have the resources to make this event so worthwhile for you. 

  

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Faculty

Chaired By

  • Alex E. Washington, Managing Director, Wind Point Partners

Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Managing Partner, Alimansky & Bethell Group, and Chairman, The Capital Roundtable

Speakers

  • Gary B. Appel, Vice Chairman , Castle Harlan Inc.
  • John L. Beagle, Managing Director, Grace Matthews Inc.
  • Michael R. Beauregard, Partner, Huron Capital Partners LLC
  • Thomas E. Blaige, Chairman & CEO, Blaige & Co.
  • Kevin F. Burke, Senior Managing Director, GE Capital Markets Inc.
  • Gary A. Cappeline, Operating Partner, AEA Investors LP
  • Jackson M. Dunckel, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital Advisors
  • Vijay Goradia, Chairman, Goradia Capital LLC
  • Salvatore Guccione, Operating Partner, Arsenal Capital Partners
  • James M. Hill, Executive Chairman, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Eric A. Hillenbrand, Managing Director, AlixPartners LLP
  • Diron Jebejian, Managing Director, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC 
  • Richard B. Jones, Vice President, ChemQuest Group Inc.
  • Andrew Marino, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
  • Stephen V. McKenna, Advisor, Sigma Capital Partners LLC
  • Hemal Aaron Parekh, President, GVC Holdings Corp.
  • John L. Pouschine, Managing Director, Pouschine Cook Capital Management LLC
  • Kumar Shah, Senior Advisor, Irving Place Capital
  • Ajay Singh, Global Head--Chemicals, UBS Investment Bank
  • Terry A. Sutter, Executive Advisor, Aurora Capital Group
  • Christopher H. Thomas, Principal, Sun Capital Partners Inc.
  • Telly Zachariades, Partner, The Valence Group

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Schedule

 

MasterClass
07:30 - 08:15
08:15 - 08:45
08:45 - 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


04:30

  

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Audience Introductions

Introductory Keynote -- “Key Trends in Acquiring Chemicals & Plastics Companies -- Implications for Private Equity Dealmaking

Chairman’s Keynote -- “Why We Like Chemicals & Plastics Companies -- The Voice of Experience

Coffee & Networking Break

First Panel -- “Getting the Jump on Doing Chemicals & Plastics Deals in 2011 -- Where to Source Them, How to Pick Them

Networking Luncheon

Second Panel -- Closing Chemicals & Plastics Deals -- How to Get Financing & Handle Structural Issues

Third Panel -- “Working with Chemicals & Plastics Companies in Your Portfolio -- How to Help Them Enhance their Value

Coffee & Networking Break

Fourth Panel -- “Exiting Chemicals & Plastics Deals -- How to Prepare for the Best Liquidity Opportunities

Networking & Adjournment

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Registration

  • Early Bird Registration Fee -- and save $400 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, February 25, and the fee for the MasterClass is $995.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- save $200 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, March 18, and the fee for the MasterClass is $1195.
  • After that, the standard fee is $1395 for the MasterClass.
  • At the door, if space is available, the fee is $1495 for the MasterClass.
  • Special group rates -- The Capital Roundtable offers a special discount for 2 or more people.  For more info, please contact Shaina Mardinly smardinly@capitalroundtable.com or 212-832-7333 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 Thursday, March 31 at 5:00pm, and we will credit you for a future MasterClass.)


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 Shaina Mardinly at 212-832-7333 ext. 0 or by email at smardinly@capitalroundtable.com.

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Location

The University Club
Council Room -- Seventh Floor
One West 54 Street (at 5th Avenue)
New York City

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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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Sponsorship

The Capital Roundtable offers excellent marketing and business development opportunities to reach the middle-market private-equity community . For more details, please contact Dana DeMattia at 212-832-7333 or by email at ddemattia@capitalroundtable.com.

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