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Attention -- Middle-Market Private Equity
Best Practices for Launching
Understand the Opportunity to Participate
Michael T. Tokarz, Chairman & Portfolio Manager
MVC Capital Inc.
Afternoon Keynote By
Jonathan Bock, Senior Equity Analyst
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP
Ernst & Young LLP
Featuring Insights from 20 Expert Speakers
Joseph B. Alala, Capitala Finance Corp.
Jonathan Bock, Wells Fargo Securities LLC
Steven B. Boehm, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Paula A. Bosco, New Mountain Capital LLC
Richard P. Buckanavage, Harvest Capital Credit Corp.
John D. Czapla, VRC | Valuation Research Corporation
Gregg J. Felton, Full Circle Capital Corp.
Matt Forstenhausler, Ernst & Young LLP
Kenneth J. Kencel, Carlyle GMS Finance
Cynthia M. Krus, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Allen G. Laufenberg, Keefe Bruyette & Woods Inc.
Christian L. Oberbeck, Saratoga Investment Corp.
Terrence W. Olson, THL Credit Inc.
Aaron D. Peck, Monroe Capital Corp.
Edward H. Ross, Fidus Investment Corp.
Scott Schuenke, MVC Capital Inc.
Peter F. Seidenberg, MVC Capital Inc.
Brook Taube, Medley Capital LLC
David Watson, Gladstone Investment Corp.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
In a Private Venue on Fifth Avenue in Midtown New York City
COCKTAIL NETWORKING RECEPTION
Thursday, February 6, 2014
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
PLUS AN OPTIONAL, EXCLUSIVE
“BDC Basics -- What Every New BDC Must Know Before Launching”
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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
With small and middle-market and growth-equity borrowers still facing difficulties finding consistent sources of capital, increasingly Business Development Companies are filling the voids -- and many are generating high yields for their investors.
Because BDCs have the ability to invest across the capital structure, BDCs can be ideal financing sources for growing businesses.
For private equity firms that are considering launching BDCs, the fundraising process is less arduous than what you’re used to -- no having to run from one institutional investor or family office to another.
With access to the public capital markets, BDCs offer a permanent, not periodic, source of capital -- you don’t have to raise a new fund every five years and you don’t have to prematurely exit your portfolio companies to provide investor liquidity.
Moreover, you can use the BDC’s stock to make investments and acquisitions, and in some situations, to incentivize your firm’s employees.
So it’s no surprise there’s substantial interest in BDCs today -- they can generate current income for investors in a low-yield environment, and fill the void that other capital providers have left in the wake of the financial crisis.
The number of BDCs has multiplied significantly over the past several years. Today there are more than 40 BDCs with an aggregate market capitalization of $28 billion.
But launching and managing a BDC is really complicated. The requirements are tricky, the regulations are complex -- and needless to say, to be successful you have to be very, very good at making loans and preserving capital.
Register Now to Meet Our Chairman, Mike Tokarz
We’re extremely pleased to welcome Michael T. Tokarz, Chairman & Portfolio Manager of MVC Capital Inc. in Purchase, New York -- a publicly-traded BDC (NYSE:MVC) -- as our chairman.
Mike is a senior investment professional with more than 30 successful years of lending and investment experience. He was a general partner at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., before joining MVC Capital and founding its investment adviser, The Tokarz Group Advisers LLC, and his private merchant bank, The Tokarz Group.
During his 18 years at KKR, he participated in a variety of leveraged buyouts, financings, restructurings, and dispositions.
Mike currently serves on corporate boards including Walter Energy Inc., Mueller Water Products Inc., Walter Investment Management Corp., IDEX Corp., and CNO Financial Group, as well as serving on the boards of some of MVC Capital’s portfolio companies.
In addition, he’s on the board of Illinois Ventures, a University of Illinois-focused venture capital seed fund and high technology incubator, and is chairman of a related private equity follow-on investment fund. He also serves as the chairman emeritus of the University of Illinois Foundation and its investment and executive committees.
Mike received both an undergraduate degree with high distinction in economics, and an MBA in finance from the University of Illinois. He’s also a certified public accountant. Mike was selected as one of the “Best Corporate Directors in America" by Outstanding Directors Exchange in 2007.
Mike is a frequent panelist on business television programs, and you can watch his interview about BDCs on CNBC at http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000025601.
Along with Mike, our panel presentations will feature 20 highly knowledgeable BDC experts, including BDC directors and managers, advisors, consultants, attorneys, and more. You’ll hear their real-world perspectives and winning strategies for succeeding in the BDC marketplace.
You’ll hear three panel discussions whose topics range from first-hand reflections from four experienced BDC managers about what they wish they’d known before they started, to a discussion on how the rising interest rate environment is affecting BDCs’ valuations, to how the political warfare in Washington has complicated BDCs’ business plans.
BDCs can also access financing provided by the Small Business Administration’s SBIC program. Cynthia Krus, a partner at Washington D.C.-based Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, the country’s leading law firm for organizing BDCs, is delivering a keynote on how and why many BDCs have formed SBIC “subsidiaries” as part of their business strategies, providing a double helping of federal support.
Register Now for Our Pre-Conference Workshop
On Launching Your First BDC
This optional workshop -- “BDC Basics -- What Every New BDC Must Know Before Launching” -- being led by experts from Sutherland, is ideal if you’re new to business development companies, and will go into greater detail on the specific issues affecting both operating and in-queue BDCs.
At this workshop, we’ll answer such questions as --
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The day’s agenda includes ample time to let you --
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