Capital Roundtable



Association Partners

Research Partners

Media Partners

Partial List of
Past Attendees

AEA Investors LP

Alexander Watson Associates BV

Angelo Gordon & Co. LP

Arkay Packaging

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Blaige & Co.

BMO Capital Markets

Castle Harlan Inc.

Chemical Market Associates Inc.

Crowe Horwath LLP

Cyprium Investment Partners LLC

Dechert LLP

First Atlantic Capital

GE Antares Capital

Grace Matthews Inc.

Graham Partners Inc.

Grant Thornton LLP

Houlihan Lokey

Irving Place Capital

Jefferies & Co. Inc.

JM & Co.

KPS Capital Partners

L. E. K. Consulting LLC

Mason Wells Inc.

Mesirow Financial Inc.

Mid Oaks Investments LLC

Open Approach

Plante & Moran PLLC

RSM Richter Corporate Finance

Schulte Roth & Zabel

Silver Oven Studios

TransOcean Capital

Valuation Research

Vestar Capital Partners Inc.

Watson Standard

XMS Capital Partners

Zumbiel Packaging

Clear the date November 7th on your calendar!

REGISTER NOW before it's too late! 

Attention -- Middle-Market Private Equity
& Mezzanine Investors & Lenders


Private Equity Investing
In Packaging Companies

Strong Deal Flow, Great Margins,

But Innovations Are Creating Disruption 

Register Now


Chaired By

Domenic Mancini, General Partner

Novacap Investments Inc.




Featuring Insights from 20 Expert Speakers --

Bernard Cormier, Ernst & Young Corporate Finance Inc.
Michael Cote, Novacap Investments Inc.
Brent M. Cunningham, Sagent Advisors LLC

Willem Enthoven, UBS Investment Bank

Jonathan D. Ewing, BMO Capital Markets Corp.

David A. Fiorentino, J.W. Childs Associates LP

David Hicks, TBM Consulting Group Inc.

James M. Hill, Benesch

John J. Kaplan, AlixPartners LLP

John King, IPL Inc.

Taras Konowal, FAME Technology Solutions LLC

Robert L. Larson, Pactiv Food Packaging

Patrick D. McNulty, Harris Williams & Co.

Dennis Mehta, Pkg Ventures LLC

Louis W. Mitchell, Mesirow Financial Inc.
Uday Nandan, George K. Baum Capital Advisors LLC

Gregory Peters, IPL Inc.
Graham Schindler, Houlihan Lokey

Christopher S. Sheeren, Huron Capital Partners LLC

Greg Toft, Ropak Packaging


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Thursday, November 7, 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 packaging industry is stable, with plenty of growth and plenty of potential for middle-market private equity investors.


What’s more, it’s a fragmented industry, with many opportunities for acquisition and consolidation.  


To participate confidently in the packaging industry, please register now to attend The Capital Roundtable’s ENCORE conference -- “Private Equity Investing in Packaging Companies,” being held in New York City on Thursday, November 7th.


One obvious reason packaging companies are up for sale is that many are family operations, in business for years, with solid earnings and cash flow -- but no succession plans.


But there’s a second critical reason -- the industry’s customers are demanding costly innovations that smaller companies can’t afford. So they’re selling out to larger companies and private equity firms with deep pockets.   


These innovations include, for example --

  • New advances in packaging construction, weight, and protection that allow companies to speed up production while reducing shipping costs.  
  • Cutting-edge design and graphics that are vital to helping products create strong brand identity and stand out at the point of purchase.

On the horizon are game-changing technologies as well. For example, there will be flexible oxygen barriers that dramatically extend product freshness and shelf life. And in the not too distant future, expect to see linerless labels that will eliminate backing sheet waste and slash the cost of label printing.


Here are 6 important reasons you should register now for this encore conference, “Private Equity Investing in Packaging Companies” --

  • Understand what factors industry experts use to pick the right packaging niches and customers.
  • Discover why packaging for health and beauty products, particularly in Asia, is experiencing skyrocketing margins.
  • Recognize how soon capital expenditure on new-generation equipment can pay for itself in labor and maintenance savings.
  • Hear why commercial printers are reinventing themselves as packaging companies and how they compete with PE firms for deals.
  • Understand where to look for unique organic growth opportunities that can provide less risky returns than doing add-ons.
  • Learn best practices for managing materials costs amid today’s volatile commodity prices.

To chair this encore conference, we welcome Domenic Mancini, General Partner of Novacap Investments in Quebec -- one of Canada’s leading operationally-driven private equity firms.


Domenic joined Novacap in 2005 and has focused on investments for Novacap Industries. From 1996 to 2004, he was senior vice-president of operations at Transcontinental Printing. Before that he was CFO and V.P.-- Operations at CFCF, Spartan Canada, and Laidlaw Waste Systems. He is currently the chairman of Nautilus Plus, Metro Supply Chain Group, Rosmar Packaging Corporation, Camille Fontaine & Fils, and Smyth Companies.


Register Now to Meet 20 Packaging Experts Who Have Gathered

All the Information You Need


At this conference on November 7, there’ll be four panel discussions featuring shared insights from 20 top PE packaging experts who are investors and experts in M&A, strategy, technology, and operations. You’ll hear real-world perspectives, lessons learned, and industry outlooks, plus insights on managing current portfolio companies.


Recent notable packaging industry deals include --

  • Madison Dearborn Partners’ acquisition of Multi Packaging Solutions, a supplier of print-based specialty packaging, from Irving Place Capital.
  • Arbor Investments’ acquisition of Keyes Packaging Group, a provider of protective molded fiber and tissue wrap packaging for the food and beverage industry, from Tricor Pacific Capital.
  • Kinsale Capital Partners’ acquisition of Managed Packaging Systems, a supplier of flexible packaging equipment and materials for the medical, food, industrial, and agricultural industries.
  • Berman Capital’s add-on acquisition of Grayling Industries, a producer of industrial packaging and environmental safety products, to portfolio company ILC Dover.
  • The Carlyle Group’s acquisition of Chesapeake, a British provider of paper-based packaging for the pharma, confectionary, and beverage markets, from Irving Place Capital and Oaktree Capital Management.

By attending this Capital Roundtable conference, you’ll get answers to questions such as --

  • Why does S&P estimate the industry will grow as much as 4.5% by 2014?
  • What specific areas within packaging are likely to provide the best opportunities through 2014? More efficient container design? Value-added solutions? New functionality via technological innovation? Sustainable packaging? Others?
  • How are lenders approaching packaging deals, and what factors are behind their decisions?
  • What metrics and valuation guidelines can help you judge a middle-market packaging company deal?
  • What misconceptions are there about middle-market packaging investments -- and what is the reality?
  • How can investors in the space avoid traps and pitfalls?
  • What have been some recent notable deals with middle-market packaging companies?
  • How are packaging companies reducing future risk of rising raw materials prices?

    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 our lowest possible rate by making your reservations for this conference before September 13, 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. 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 November 7th.


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

  • Domenic Mancini, General Partner of Novacamp Investments

Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable


  • Bernard Cormier, Vice President, Ernst & Young Corporate Finance Inc.
  • Michael Cote, General Partner, Novacap Investments Inc.
  • Brent M. Cunningham, Managing Director, Sagent Advisors LLC
  • Willem Enthoven, Executive Director, UBS Securities LLC
  • Jonathan D. Ewing, Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets Corp.
  • David A. Fiorentino, Partner, J.W. Childs Associates LP
  • David Hicks, V. P. -- Consulting, TBM Consulting Group Inc.
  • James M. Hill, Partner & Executive Chairman, Benesch
  • John J. Kaplan, Director, AlixPartners LLP
  • John King, Manager -- Product Development, IPL Inc.
  • Taras Konowal, Managing Partner, FAME Technology Solutions LLC
  • Robert L. Larson, Former S.V.P. & General Manager, Pactiv Food Packaging
  • Patrick D. McNulty, Managing Director, Harris Williams & Co.
  • Dennis Mehta, Managing Partner, Pkg Ventures LLC
  • Louis W. Mitchell, Managing Director, Mesirow Financial Inc.
  • Uday Nandan, Managing Director, George K. Baum Capital Advisors LLC
  • Gregory Peters, S.V.P. -- Business Development, IPL Inc.
  • Graham Schindler, Director, Houlihan Lokey
  • Christopher S. Sheeren, Partner, Huron Capital Partners LLC
  • Greg Toft, Former President & CEO, Ropak Packaging

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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 - 04:30



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Audience Introductions

Chairman's Keynote -- Domenic Mancini

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

Networking Break

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

Networking Luncheon
Afternoon Keynote/Chat - TBD

Panel 3 --“Due Diligence, Deal Structuring & Exits -- Four Top Deal Professionals Explain How They Identify & Navigate the Unique Issues of Packaging Deals”

Panel 4 -- “Applying Technology -- Four Professionals Discuss How the Packaging Industry is Evolving”

Networking & Adjournment

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  • Early Bird Registration Fee -- save $400 off the standard fee! Register by September 13th, and the fee for the conference is $995.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- save $200 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, October 11th, 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 31st 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
Council Room
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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Do you provide a professional service to private equity firms or their portfolio companies and want to enhance your exposure to new clients? Ask us about our sponsorship opportunities! Contact Burt Alimansky at 212-832-7300 ext.101, or


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