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For Middle-Market Private Equity
& Mezzanine Investors & Lenders
Private Equity Investing
In Business Information & Media Companies
Where Middle-Market Investors
Attendance Is Limited!
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Michael B. Kessler, Partner
Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --
Thursday, October 20, 2011
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,
& Other Advisors Who Support Them
There’s a lot to like about companies with predictable revenue streams, strong profit margins, and resistance to recessions. So it’s no wonder that business information and media companies are increasingly being targeted by middle-market PE investors.
For over a decade, the information and media industries’ growth has outperformed the U.S. nominal GDP -- with good reason. These companies provide the type of information that is not just nice to have, but that businesses need to have to stay competitive.
They specialize in the creation and delivery of content -- from general and specialized news and information to proprietary databases, compiled facts and figures, and expert commentary and analysis.
Leading companies also provide the software and tools that allow subscribers and users to optimize data usage and integrate with workflow.
Some recent notable activity includes TPG Capital’s acquisition of Primedia, a leading resource of real estate information. Calera Capital’s investment in Sterling Infosystems, a well‑known data provider for background investigation, employment screening, and corporate due diligence. And New Mountain Capital’s investment in SymphonyIRI Group, an innovator in shopper marketing and predictive analytics.
So the Capital Roundtable is pleased to announce an all-NEW conference on
Thursday, October 20, in New York. It’s a very good time to be active in this
space, and this conference will provide a 360º look at the trends, players, and
opportunities that can boost your success in 2012.
And when you sign up now for this conference, you’ll receive good news in the
form of our Early Bird Discount -- a generous savings of $400!
Business information and media companies make up a sizable and growing market, reaching about $55 billion in annual spend over the past year. And for 2010, this market grew approximately 6% while so many other sectors shrank.
Over the past 12 months, the Professional & Business Information & Services Index has consistently outperformed the S&P 500. In addition, it has shown higher enterprise value revenue multiples and EBITDA multiples versus the S&P500 for the past five years.
The market consists mainly of four sectors -- marketing information, financial and economic information, credit and risk information, and general business. Each sector has its leaders, and each vertical sub-sector has its niche providers.
What makes these companies such attractive investments is that their costs of data acquisition are generally fixed, so their incremental margins are quite strong. Further, the revenue model tends to be subscription-based and thus provides a high degree of visibility and stability.
To serve as chairman of this all-NEW conference on Thursday, October 20, in New York, we’re delighted to welcome Michael B. Kessler, Partner and member of the investment committee of Veronis Suhler Stevenson in New York City. Michael has a particular focus on investing in business information and services companies engaged in marketing, human resources, and credit and risk management.
Michael played key roles in the firm's investments in SureSource, SHL/PreVisor, Tranzact, TMP Worldwide, and Market Strategies International, and serves on the boards of these companies. Prior to joining VSS in 2003, he had over 17 years of investment banking experience, including positions with CIBC, Oppenheimer & Co. and Merrill Lynch. Michael holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School, and a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Remember, register with our Early Bird Discount by September 9, 2011, and you’ll
save $400 off our standard fee! Please make your reservation now so you’re not
disappointed. We’ll be looking forward to greeting you.
Joining Michael will be a team of 20 panelists sharing their substantial experience with business information and media deals. You’ll hear from GPs, portfolio company operating executives, investment bankers, lenders, consultants, and more -- bringing you timely data, analysis, and tactics for success within this marketplace.
We’ll cover the roles that both subscription model providers and advertising model providers play. There’s room for both within the industry -- having a subscriber base gives you greater visibility, but relying on advertising revenues can often be more profitable.
And we’ll discuss the challenge of making data available on all the platforms that customers use today. The fragmentation of mobile information delivery means that companies often have longer and costlier development cycles for meeting the needs of every customer.
Learn Why The Trends Are In Your Favor
You’ll leave this conference with a greater understanding of how growing sophistication among data-driven businesses bodes well for information providers. Marketers in all industries want to know better ways to attract customers through search, their true cost of acquiring customers, their available avenues for one-to-one targeting -- and these companies have the tools.
Register now to hear answers to the questions you’re sure to have --
You’ll Make Outstanding Contacts And Connections
One of the best benefits of this conference is the truly exceptional networking opportunity. We’ve built ample time into the agenda, including session breaks and an open lunch, where you can meet fellow attendees and featured speakers to exchange ideas and business cards.
You should attend this conference if you are a --
For more information, please feel free to contact Shaina Mardinly at 212-832-7333
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