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Association Partners

Research Partners

Media Partners

Partial List of
Past Attendees

1stWEST Background Investigations

2SV Capital LLC

Abundant Power Group

Advantage Capital Partners

Advent-Morro Equity Partners Inc.

Advocacy Group

AIG Asset Management

Albourne Partners

Allied Capital Corp.

Anderson Pacific Corp.

AP Growth Partners

Ariane Capital Partners

Atreides Capital LLC

Avante Mezzanine Partners

B. C. Ziegler & Co.

Babson Capital Management LLC

Bacchus Capital Management LLC

Balance Point Capital Partners LP

BAML Capital Access Funds

Bancorp Bank

BB&T Capital Partners

BCS Placement LLC

Beekman Group LLC

Beringea LLC

Berkery Noyes & Co.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Blackford Capital LLC

Boathouse Capital LP

Breakwater Investment Management LLC

Bridgeway Capital

Brookside Group

Brookside Mezzanine Partners

BV Investment Partners

Cameron Holdings Corp.


Capital Funding Group

Capital One Bank USA

Capital Resource Partners

CapitalSpring LLC

Celtic Bank Corp.

Centinela Capital Partners LLC

Cerca Group LLC

CertusBank NA

Churchill Equity Inc.

Churchill Financial LLC

CM Equity Partners

Commerce Street Capital

Commercial Services

Compass Group

Consumer Growth Partners

Contemporary Healthcare Capital LLC

Council Ventures LP

Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group

CSW Private Equity

D. E. Shaw & Co. LP

Dechert LLP

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

Diamond Ventures LLC


Dolphin Capital Group

Dryden Investments

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Environmental Capital

F. N. B. Capital Corp.

Fairview Capital Partners

Federal One Holdings

FIS Mezzcap LLC

Fortress Investment Group LLC

Founders Equity Inc.

GarMark Advisors LLC

Gemini Investors

Gemino Healthcare Finance LLC

Generation Equity Investors LLC

Generation Growth Capital Inc.

Glovsky & Popeo PC

Golub Capital BDC Inc.

Grant Thornton LLP

Grease Monkey International Inc.

Green Brook Capital Management LLC

Ground Swell Equity

Growth Capital Partners

Guggenheim Partners

GulfStar Group

Hahn & Hessen LLP

Hamilton Lane Advisors

Haverstick Consulting

Healthcare Capital

HighPoint Capital

HSBC Capital (USA) Inc.

Hudson Ferry Capital

Hudson Venture Partners LP

i-Hatch Ventures LLC

Ineo Capital LLC

ING Capital LLC

Innovation Accelerator

J. P. Morgan Chase

J2 Partners Inc.

Karsten Associates

Kidd & Co. LLC

Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Larsen MacColl Partners

Lazard Capital Markets

Lineage Capital LLC

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Lone Star Investment Advisors LLC

Long Point Capital Inc.

Lucas Group Inc.

Luther King Capital

Main Street Capital Corp.

Marlin Equity Partners

Matthews Carter & Boyce


McGuireWoods LLP

Medley Capital LLC

Merrick Associates

Method Advisors LLC

MidCap Financial LLC

Milbridge Capital

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris

Morgan Keegan & Co.

MVC Capital Inc.

New Stream Capital LLC

New Trier Partners LLC

NewSpring Capital

NexBank Capital Inc.

NexBank SSB

NexGen Capital Partners

NGP Capital Resources

Northcreek Mezzanine Fund

Novamark Capital

P & M Corporate Finance

Pacific Community Ventures LLC

Palm Beach Capital Partners LP

Patriot Capital LP

Patton Boggs LLP

Peachtree Equity Partners

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Perseus LLC

Petra Capital Partners LLC

Petros CP Management

PitchBook Data Inc.

Plexus Capital LLC

Porter & Hedges LLP

Presidio Investors

Quabbin Capital Inc.

Quilvest USA Inc.

Regiment Capital Advisors LP

Renovus Capital

Ridgewood Energy

Riverside Co.

Rockland Capital

Rural American Fund

RVR Consulting Group

SaaS Capital Advisors

SAP America Inc.

SCI Ventures

Selway Capital

Signet Healthcare Partners LLC

Skadden Arps

Small Business Investor Alliance

Spring Capital Partners

St. Cloud Capital LLC

Standard General LP

STAR Ventures

Steelpoint Capital Partners LP


Strategy Leaders Inc.

Sullivan & Worcester

Summer Street Capital Partners LLC

Sunrise Equity Partners

TD Bank NA

Textron Financial Corp.

Thermo Credit LLC

THL Credit Inc.

Thomas Capital Group

Tonka Bay Equity Partners LLC

Top Tier Capital Partners LLC

Triangle Capital Corp.

TWJ Capital LLC

U. S. Small Business Administration

US Capital Partners

V. C. Angelos Associates

Valesco Industries

Venquest Capital

Veritage Group LLC

Veronis Suhler Stevenson Partners

Webster Capital LLC

Weinberg & Bell Group

Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Western Reserve



Clear the date October 24th on your calendar!

REGISTER NOW before it's too late!

Attention -- Middle-Market Private Equity

& Mezzanine Investors & Lenders


Private Equity Investing
In Environmental Services Companies
Specialty Niches of Recycling & Cleanup
Offer a Host of Investment Opportunities

Register Now



Chaired By

Robert L. Egan, Founding Partner

Alston Capital Partners LLC

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company

Houlihan Lokey

Featuring 20 Expert Speakers, including --

Carter F. Bales, NewWorld Capital Group LLC

Matthew T. Breight, Comerica Bank Inc.

Jeffrey A. Bridge, Hyde Park Capital Partners LLC

Toby Chambers, Roark Capital Group Inc.
Brian D'Amico, Summer Street Capital Partners LLC

Mike Dempsey, Pebble Creek Partners LLC

Aaron L. Enz, Watershed Capital LLC

Craig L. Farlie, Farlie Turner & Co. LLC

Sam K. Gabbita, Element Partners

Deepak Gupta, Covanta Energy Corp.

Patrick E. Hanraty, Harris Williams & Co.

G. Kent Kahle, GulfStar Group

Bruce M. Kahn, Deutsche Bank

Effram E. Kaplan, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
Robert G. Levine, L2 Capital Partners
Taylor F. Mefford, Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group LP

Michael T. Richter, Healthy Planet Partners

Scott Sergeant, Houlihan Lokey

Christopher D. Sorrells, NGP Energy Technology Partners

Dickson Suit, Ironwood Capital Ltd.


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

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 environmental services category offers a massive number of over-looked investment opportunities.

This is a result of three interrelated macro trends that are affecting every sector of the global economy --

  • World population -- especially the middle class -- is exploding, therefore consumption is rising in direct proportion
  • Natural resources are being depleted at an accelerating rate -- and they are finite
  • Waste products are being created and accumulated at a dizzying pace

These factors result in more stringent government, corporate, and individual attention. Companies that address, remediate, or directly benefit from these three secular trends can be expected to have a huge upside for sharp investors.


What’s more, companies and investors with strong environmental credibility often earn halos that can help overcome resistance from regulators, lenders, communities, and -- in the case of private equity firms -- even help attract potential limited partners.


You’ll be able to choose opportunities wisely and win business after you attend The Capital Roundtable’s ENCORE conference -- “Private Equity Investing in Environmental Services Companies” -- being held in New York City on Thursday, October 24th.


Take for example, these two opportunities --

  • Remediation in the energy industry
  • Recycling in the electronics industry

Energy companies can infamously cause disasters, ranging from exploding oil wells to leaking pipelines to crashing LNG-filled rail cars -- not to mention waste and environmental issues related to hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Companies that have skills and tools to clean up after mishaps -- or even better, to manage waste and recycle critical resources such as water -- are in high demand.


One private equity firm acquired three middle market companies in the oilfield waste services business, then later sold the resultant company for over $1 billion to a publicly traded strategic acquirer.


Rapid technological obsolescence has led to a glut of old computers, servers, and mobile phones. Breaking down electronic equipment to recycle its gold, metal, and copper components is now less expensive than mining for raw materials and doesn’t deplete natural resources. In addition, companies that scrub data from computers and resell the computers to third-world countries have an increasingly bright outlook because it’s illegal to dump computers into domestic landfills.


A computer recycling company recently changed hands for over $100 million. The private equity firm had acquired the business in a distressed sale for only $20 million, achieving a better than 7 times return on invested capital while repaying prior lenders in full.


There are all types of other niche industries within environmental services, each with its own possibilities for success. At this conference, we’ll also examine such subsectors as --

  • Solid waste collection and disposal -- from scheduling trucks to managing landfills to overseeing what gets recycled
  • Industrial cleanup -- regularly scheduled duties at large plants and refineries to clean the inside of tanks, dispose of excess oil, and safely remove toxic substances
  • Emergency response -- taking care of cleanup for natural disasters, chemical spills, and contaminated facilities on streets, highways, and open water on a moment’s notice
  • Remediation -- offering frequent project-based contracts from municipal, state, and federal governments plus private developers to clean up sites prior to construction
  • Medical waste collection and disposal -- a huge maturing market with consolidation-minded national players
  • Disaster recovery -- with our aging infrastructure and changing climate, restoration from storm, flood, and other environmental damage is increasingly in demand
  • Consulting -- more than ever, due diligence before a business is acquired includes environmental studies on plant facilities
  • Niche industries -- from maintenance to testing to pollution control -- even manufacturers of non-disposable water bottles -- there are many businesses that take their cues from environmental issues

Here are 6 important reasons you should Register Now for this encore conference, “Private Equity Investing in Environmental Services Companies,” --

  • Realize why preventing toxic substances from entering the environment is creating new business opportunities
  • Discover why the expense and risk of mining for gold and copper is producing a boom in recycled electronic parts
  • Recognize that environmental services are heavily impacted by regulations, which are rarely scaled back or withdrawn
  • Understand why companies with master service agreements may still be tripped up by a lack of recurring volume
  • Hear why early entrants in fragmented industrial sectors have to be especially cautious
  • Learn why lenders are especially willing to participate in environmental services deals

As chairman of this conference, we’re delighted to welcome Robert L. Egan, founding partner of Alston Capital Partners LLC in New York City -- a hands-on value investor focused on control buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, growth equity, turnarounds, and minority investments in the environmental and specialty manufacturing sectors.


Bob has more than 20 years of successful private equity investing experience. Prior to founding Alston Capital, he was a founder and managing partner of Environmental Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in companies whose products and services address critical environmental issues. He is an early and recognized investor in this sector having left JPMorgan Partners in 2006 to focus solely on investing in lower middle-market companies that require capital and expertise to meet the increasing demand for environmental products and services.


Previously, Bob was a senior advisor and partner at JPMorgan Partners and its affiliates focused on maximizing value through business model and leadership changes and creating exit opportunities in a portfolio of challenged investments. Prior to this role, he was a founding partner of a JPMorgan Partners’ predecessor, Chase Capital, and a senior executive of Chase's Merchant Banking Group, focused on investing in middle-market growth and buyout transactions.


Bob served as chairman of Intechra Group prior to its sale to Arrow Electronics and is currently a director of Cascade Drilling. He has served as a director of numerous companies over the past two decades. Bob earned an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Boston University.


Register Now to Meet 20 Environmental Services Experts


This conference on October 24th will bring you four panel discussions led by our chairman and featuring shared insights from 20 top PE professionals. You will hear real-world perspectives, lessons learned and industry outlooks, plus insights on managing current portfolio companies.


You will also hear about notable industry deals including --

  • Boulder Capital’s acquisition of Accutest Laboratories, a provider of environmental testing services
  • Energy Capital Partners’ acquisition of EnergySolutions Inc., a provider of nuclear waste management, decontamination, and environmental remediation solutions
  • Ironwood Capital, Stanwich Partners, and Wisdom Capital Partners’ acquisition of Advanced Recycling Systems, a maker of equipment used in the collection, recycling, and removal of dust and debris generated in industrial environments
  • Main Street Capital’s purchase of Texas ReExcavation, a provider of hydro excavating services and industrial vacuum services for oil and gas companies

By attending this Capital Roundtable conference, you’ll know how to take advantage of the core drivers that make this industry such an exciting place to be. We’ll answer questions such as --

  • Which specific environmental services subsectors are likely to provide the best returns during 2013-4?
  • What makes the environmental services space so attractive for investors today and what factors may impact its future growth?
  • Are there regulatory issues or proposed legislation regarding environmental services companies that may affect middle-market PE investors?
  • How are lenders approaching environmental services deals and what factors are behind their decisions?
  • What are the metrics and valuation guidelines that can help you judge a middle-market environmental services deal?
  • What are the misconceptions about middle-market environmental services and investing -- and what is the reality?
  • How can first-time investors in the space avoid traps and pitfalls?
  • What have been some recent notable deals with middle-market environmental services companies?
  • How is new technology affecting the environmental services marketplace?
  • What are the best practices for managing environmental services portfolio companies?
  • What are the most important things a firm has to get right when exiting an environmental services investment?

Register Now to Build Valuable Contacts Through Our Networking Opportunities


The day’s agenda includes ample time to let you --

  • Meet fellow attendees and featured speakers
  • Enhance your personal database with valuable connections
  • Share both ideas and business cards
  • If you’re an attorney or advisor -- meet new potential clients
  • If you work as an executive search professional -- meet potential prospects

Register Now To Receive Our Early Bird Discount


You will benefit from a generous discount of $400 off our regular price by making your reservations for this conference before August 30th, 2013.


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 Hallie Watson today to confirm your attendance at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or


We look forward to having you join us on October 24th.



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 conferences and other events and programs, please visit


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Chaired By

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

Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable


  • Carter F. Bales, Chairman & Managing Partner, NewWorld Capital Group LLC
  • Matthew T. Breight, V.P. & Alternate Group Manager, Comerica Bank Inc.
  • Jeffrey A. Bridge, Vice President, Hyde Park Capital Partners LLC
  • Toby Chambers, Managing Director, Roark Capital Group Inc.
  • Brian D'Amico, Managing Partner, Summer Street Capital Partners LLC
  • Mike Dempsey, Managing Director, Pebble Creek Partners LLC
  • Aaron L. Enz, Partner, Watershed Capital LLC
  • Craig L. Farlie, Managing Director, Farlie Turner & Co. LLC
  • Sam K. Gabbita, Managing Director, Element Partners
  • Deepak Gupta, V.P.--Mergers & Aquisitions, Covanta Energy Corp.
  • Patrick E. Hanraty, Managing Director, Harris Williams & Co.
  • G. Kent Kahle, Managing Director, GulfStar Group
  • Bruce M. Kahn, Director & Sr. Investment Analyst, Deutsche Bank
  • Effram E. Kaplan, Managing Director, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
  • Robert G. Levine, Managing Partner, L2 Capital Partners
  • Taylor F. Mefford, Director, Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group LP
  • Michael T. Richter, Partner, Healthy Planet Partners
  • Scott Sergeant, Dir.--Industrials Group, Houlihan Lokey
  • Christopher D. Sorrells, Managing Director, NGP Energy Technology Partners
  • Dickson Suit, Managing Director, Ironwood Capital Ltd.

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07:30 - 08:15
08:15 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:15

11:15 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:45

12:45 - 01:45

01:45 - 02:30
02:30 - 03:30

03:30 - 4:30



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Audience Self-Introductions

Chairman's Keynote -- Robert L. Egan, Alston Capital Partners LLC

Coffee Break
Panel 1 -- "From the Trenches -- Five Private Equity Investors Report Why They Like Environmental Services Companies"

Networking Break

Panel 2 -- Sourcing Deal Flow & Financing -- What Four Key Investment Bankers & Lenders Are Telling Their PE Clients About Environmental Services Deals”

Networking Luncheon
Afternoon Keynote -- TBD

Panel 3 --“Identifying Value Drivers and Potential Business Risks

of Environmental Services Opportunities”

Panel 4 -- “Emerging Investment Opportunities -- Investing in Energy-Related Companies"

Networking & Adjournment

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  • Early Bird Registration Fee -- and save $400 off the standard fee! Register by August 30th, and the fee for the conference is $995.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- save $200 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, September 20th, and the fee for the conference is $1195.
  • After that, the standard fee is $1395 for the conference.
  • At the door, if space is available, the fee is $1495 for the conference.
  • Special group rates -- The Capital Roundtable offers a special discount for 2 or more people.  For more info, please contact Hallie Watson at or 212-832-7300 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, October 17th at 5:00pm, and we will credit you for a future Roundtable.)

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 Hallie Watson at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or by email at

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The University Club
College Hall -- First Floor
One West 54 Street (at 5th Avenue)
New York City

(Jacket and tie required)


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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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