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Attention -- Middle-Market Private Equity
Private Equity Investing
PE Firms Aggressively Building
Thomas D. Christopoul, Senior Managing Director
Special Keynote By
Henry R. Silverman, Founder & Former Chairman & CEO
Cendant Corp. (fka Hospitality Franchise Systems)
Gray Plant Mooty
Plante & Moran PLLC
Featuring Insights from 20 Expert Speakers --
Jeffrey R. Ackerman, Headwaters MB LLC
John E. Ball, Brookwood Associates LLC
Josh Brannan, Trinity Capital LLC
M. Christopher Dull, Global Franchise Group LLC
Mark A. Fleischer, Plante & Moran PLLC
Samuel L. Katz, TZP Group LLC
Mark A. Kirsch, Gray Plant Mooty
Margaret A. Montague, Fidus Partners LLC
Alex Perriello, Realogy Franchise Group
Keith Pierce, Wyndham Hotel Group LLC
H. Scott Pressly, BIP Opportunities Fund
Samuel L. Shimer, SLC Capital Partners LP
Mark Siebert, The iFranchise Group, Inc.
Henry R. Silverman, Cendant Corp.
Dan Tarantin, Harris Research Inc.
Michael B. Weinberg, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Burt Yarkin, McLean Group LLC
Thursday, November 14, 2013
8:00 am – 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,
Back when private equity firms first got interested in franchise companies, their focus was on expanding standalone brands -- usually migrating them from local or regional chains into national or international ones.
But recently, backed by experience, capital resources, and M&A skills, more and more PE firms have been consolidating moderate-growth single brands into rapid-growth multiple-brand platforms -- often even embracing competing brands.
That’s led to combining the operations of different brands under single umbrellas, so all the brands benefit from shared systems and back office efficiencies.
So you can understand the benefits (and pitfalls) of this and other new franchise strategies, please Register Now to attend The Capital Roundtable’s ENCORE conference -- “Private Equity Investing in Middle-Market Franchise Companies,” being held in New York City on Thursday, November 14th.
For example, come to this conference and you’ll hear how PE firms are increasingly moving beyond restaurant and fast-food franchise companies into other businesses that appeal to large numbers of customers who have less and less discretionary time -- e.g., home care, supplemental health, personal fitness, pet care, children’s education, and recreation.
Some of today’s most talked-about categories still have plenty of room for investment and growth. For example, doggie day care is a continuing hot industry, yet it’s still quite fragmented, with lots of only local operators -- the largest franchise brand has just dozens of locations, not yet hundreds.
In the healthcare category, there’s buzz over weight loss centers, health and fitness facilities, chiropractic clinics, and patient advocacy services. One fast-growing weight loss chain has a franchise sales strategy of focusing mostly on one group of buyers -- obstetricians! Another franchisor is rolling out a chain of lice-picking businesses near schools.
Register Now to attend this conference, and you’ll learn how PE funds are looking to capitalize on appealing trends while they’re still in their infancies, hoping to capture gains as the systems grow.
Plus the economics are right -- you get steady cash flow for small capital investment. And of course, owning a system gives you a degree of risk protection that owning multiple individual facilities does not.
Operating Competing Brands Affords Tremendous Synergies
Operating multiple competing brands off the same administrative backbone affords tremendous synergies -- a benefit first proven in the hotel and restaurant industries. Consider the multiple franchises of Starwood Hotels and Focus Brands.
Our keynote speaker, Henry Silverman, the famed former CEO of Cendant Corp., is a pioneer of this strategy.
He is presenting a first-hand view of where he sees the future of investing in franchise companies.
But there are challenges to operating competing brands -- e.g., assuring that sales forces are kept separate, assigning fair compensation practices across multiple brands, and convincing franchisees that their marketing resources are not being diluted by competing brands you are managing.
Please Register Now and hear how franchise companies that have enjoyed growth from this approach have had to fine tune their models.
Here are 6 more important reasons you should attend this encore conference, “Private Equity Investing in Franchise Companies” --
Come Spend the Day with Tom Christopoul of Guggenheim Partners
To chair this encore conference, we’re delighted to welcome Tom Christopoul, Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners in New York City. A global financial services firm with more than $170 billion in assets under management, Guggenheim serves clients around the world from more than 25 offices in eight countries.
Previously, Tom was an operating partner at Falconhead Capital, a middle-market private equity firm in New York City. He served as executive chairman of two of Falconhead’s portfolio companies -- GPSi Holdings and Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Company. Prior to joining Falconhead, Tom was president and chief executive officer of Resources Connection Inc., a billion-dollar multi-national professional services firm.
Tom is also non-executive chairman of Hudson Crossing, a travel industry consulting partnership, and serves as a director of Apollo Residential Mortgage and Rexnord Corp. He graduated from Rutgers with a BA degree and from Purdue with an MS degree.
20 Franchising Speakers Have All the Information You Need
This conference on November 14 will bring you three panel discussions featuring shared insights from 20 top private equity investors, and experts in franchise M&A, strategy, technology, and operations. You’ll hear real-world perspectives, lessons learned, and industry outlooks, plus insights on managing current portfolio companies.
You will also find out about recent notable industry deals including --
By attending this Capital Roundtable conference, you’ll be well-prepared to maximize your investments in the franchise sector. We’ll answer such questions as --
Build Valuable Contacts Through Our Networking Opportunities
The day’s agenda includes ample time to let you --
Register Now To Receive Our Early Bird Discount
You will benefit from our lowest possible rate by making your reservations for this conference before September 20, 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 email@example.com.
We look forward to having you join us on November 14.
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 www.capitalroundtable.com
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