Capital Roundtable

Contributing Sponsors

Exhibiting Sponsor

Association Partners

Data Partners

Partial List of
Past Attendees

ACA Compliance Group LLC

Amalgamated Capital

American Capital Ltd.

Audax Group

Auriga Capital Management LLC

Auriga Holdings LLC

Bank of Ireland

Black Diamond Capital Management LLC

Bloomberg LP

Blue Sky MLS Inc.

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas Private Capital Group

Brean Capital LLC

Capitala Investment Advisors LLC

CapitalSouth Partners Funds LLC

Capitol Acquisition Corp. II

Carlyle GMS Finance Inc.

CarVal Investors LLC

Caspian Private Equity LLC

Citigroup Inc.

Consumer Growth Partners LLC

Cortland Capital Market Services LLC

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

D. Aaron Asset Management LLC

Dechert LLP

EisnerAmper LLP

Equalitas Capital

Equus Total Return Inc.

Ernst & Young LLP

Fidus Investment Corp.

Full Circle Capital Corp.

Gapstow Capital Partners

Gerson Lehrman Group Inc.

Gladstone Companies

Gladstone Investment Corp.

Grant Thornton LLP

Harris & Harris Group Inc.

Harvest Capital Credit Corp.

Haynes & Boone LLP

ICON Investments

Keefe Bruyette & Woods Inc.

King & Spalding LLP

Kiski Alpha Partners LLC


KSL Capital Partners LLC

Lincoln International LLC

Lincoln International LLC


McLarty Capital Partners

Medley Capital LLC

Mercer Capital

Milestone Partners

Monroe Capital LLC

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Murray Devine & Co. Inc.

MVC Capital Inc.

National Fund Advisors LLC

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

New Mountain Capital LLC

NewSpring Capital

Old Hill Partners Inc.

Partners Group AG

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Perella Weinberg Partners LP

Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.

Rothstein Kass & Co. PC

Saratoga Investment Corp.

Small Business Investor Alliance

State Street Corp.

State Street Global Svcs Alt. Investment Solutions

Stellus Capital Management LLC

Structural Capital

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Technology Media Advisors LLC

THL Credit Inc.

VRC | Valuation Research Corporation

Wafra Capital Partners Inc.

Wells Fargo Securities LLC

Wood Creek Capital Management LLC

Wunderlich Securities Inc.




Valuation & Deal-Making Trends

In Commercial & Defense Aerospace


Private Equity Investing

In Aerospace Companies



Frank V. Nash

Chief Executive Officer
ATL Partners



McKinsey & Company


Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP



Thursday, October 1, 2015

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
New York City



Azad Badakhsh, Moelis & Co.

Pierre A. Chao, Enlightenment Capital

Eric Chewning, McKinsey & Company

Ronald J.Epstein, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research
Fred Funk, Preferred Systems Solutions Inc.
Timothy R. Garnett, Avascent

Jim Gibson, Accurus Aerospace Corp.

Joseph A. Hawke, Hawke Aerospace Holdings LLC

Stephen Henry, Lazard Ltd.

Jon Huerta, RBC Capital Markets LLC

Bob Kinder, G2 Capital Advisors LLC

Christopher A. Lawler, Graham Partners Inc.

Collin McLelland, Noranco Inc.

Brad M. Meslin, CSP Associates Inc.

Jonathan E. Nemo, Harris Williams & Co.

Jason Northcutt, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Brendan Panda, Evercore Partners Inc.

Charles M. Stout, President & CEO, Tech Manufacturing LLC

Jill Wight, Principal, The Carlyle Group LLC
Patrick Zeitouni, McKinsey & Company


Faculty | Schedule | Registration | Location | Sponsorship | Audio Package |

The commercial aerospace sector is on its strongest run ever -- a combination of cyclical recovery and secular strength in emerging market economies. 


And defense spending is no longer perceived to be in danger of a long term decline.


What does all of this mean for private equity investors?

  • On the commercial side, investors can take advantage of tremendous visibility. The order books for airplane manufacturers are public, and the backlogs for commercial aircraft are at record levels. The biggest challenge now facing plane makers is to ramp up production to meet the record $1.8 trillion of orders they have booked for the coming decade.
  • On the defense side in the U. S., while appropriations are annual, program planning in the Executive Branch and authorizations in Congress provide insight into what the Executive Branch and the Congress are planning for defense spending years in advance.

Panelists at this conference from The Capital Roundtable will discuss both the commercial and defense aerospace sectors, and the various niches and subsectors within each.


You'll discover how to navigate the many opportunities in these sectors when you attend our ENCORE conference -- “Private Equity Investing in Aerospace Companies,” being held in New York City on Thursday, October 1.


Here Are Three Key Reasons Why You Should Join Us

  • Find out why more people have been moving into aerospace, including recent activity by pension plans and a continuing high level of activity by strategic buyers as well as private equity firms.
  • Hear which lenders are supportive of today's commercial and defense aerospace deals.
  • Identify which areas of commercial and defense aerospace are likely to hold the most promise for 2015-16.

Click here to receive our best rate -- a savings of $400 off our regular conference rate.


Aerospace OEMs need to plan their complex supply chain requirements years in advance, so suppliers that make avionics and components can forecast what must be made and delivered over the coming years. Predictability and stability count more with OEMs than switching suppliers to save a few pennies.


Register now to learn from industry CEOs, aerospace consultants, private equity investors, and transaction professionals from banks and law firms who are active in aerospace.


We’re delighted to welcome as chairman of this conference, Frank Nash, chief executive officer of ATL Partners -- a private equity fund that targets investments in aerospace, transportation, and logistics.


Frank formed ATL Partners in 2014, having previously served as a managing director at MidOcean Partners where he oversaw the industrial services investment team.  Before that, he ran Deutsche Bank’s investment banking platform in the Asia/Pacific region.


Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Frank was head of the global transportation and aerospace group at Bankers Trust/BT Alex Brown. Before that he worked with the U.S. State Department in Washington and in Singapore, negotiating financial and trade agreements on behalf of the U.S. Government.


Frank is a member of the Advisory Council of the Wounded Warriors Project, and on the College Cabinet of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University. He earned a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MA from American University.


Register Now to Meet 20 Aerospace Company Experts


This conference examines the must-know trends and all-important best practices that can help PE investors identify attractive targets, avoid mistakes, and make informed decisions about aerospace investment opportunities. 


Our panelists will address a wide range of questions such as --

  • Where are investors in commercial and defense aerospace companies going to find the best opportunities in 2015 and 2016?
  • What are the metrics and valuation guidelines that can help you judge a commercial and defense aerospace opportunity? How do they differ as between commercial aerospace and defense aerospace?
  • What are the best practices for overseeing commercial and defense aerospace portfolio companies?
  • How can first-time investors in the commercial and defense aerospace sectors avoid traps and pitfalls?
  • What are the most important things a firm has to get right in order to maximize exit valuation for an investment in the aerospace sector?
  • How are aerospace industry regulations changing, and what signs should investors be watching for from Congress?

Three More Reasons Why You Should Join Us

  • Recognize which kinds of aerospace deals often go to strategics, and which are most likely for PE firms to win.
  • Learn how fuel prices are affecting ordering new airplanes and the future fortunes of the manufacturers.
  • Discover why heightened restrictions on cross-ownership are providing significant acquisition opportunities for middle-market PE firms.

Recent Middle-Market Aerospace Deals

  • AE Industrial Partners' acquisition of Kellstrom Commercial Aerospace Inc., a provider of aftermarket spare parts and repair services for the commercial and defense aerospace industries, from Inverness Management.
  • Linsalata Capital Partners' acquisition of Whitcraft LLC, a maker of aerospace components.
  • Veritas Capital's acquisition of StandardAero, a Canadian provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise.
  • Azalea Capital's funding for InTech Aerospace, a provider of aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
  • Capital Resource Partners' equity recapitalization for Metal Finishing Technologies, a provider of surface finishing services to aerospace and commercial clients.
  • Onex Partners' funding for Advanced Integration Technology, a provider of automation, tooling and maintenance services to the aerospace market.
  • Generation Growth Capital's acquisition of Atlantic Precision Inc., a maker of aerospace parts
  • Precision Castparts acquisition of Composite Horizons

Register Now to Form Valuable Contacts
With Colleagues & Professionals


This Capital Roundtable conference is the ideal place to expand your network and open up pathways to future deals. The day’s agenda includes ample time to let you --

  • Meet fellow attendees and featured speakers
  • Enhance your personal database with valuable new connections
  • Share both ideas and business cards
  • Meet potential investment partners and clients

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 Ashley Byrne today to confirm your attendance at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or



 Who Should Attend


Designed to Meet the Needs of GPs, LPs, & Managers of Buyout, Growth Equity, Mezzanine, BDC, and Lending Funds, as Well as Independent Sponsors, Operating Partners, Portfolio Company Managers, and the Bankers, Lawyers, Accountants, & Other Advisors Who Support Them.




We look forward to having you join us on Thursday, October  1.


Conference Organizers


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




 Speaking & Business Development Opportunities


We offer excellent speaking, marketing, and business development opportunities to reach the middle‑market private equity community. For more details, please contact Maria Magro or Claire Notton at 212-832-7300 or by email at or




Have a Question?


Please contact Ashley Byrne at or 212-832-7300 ext. 0.




Who We Are


This Capital Roundtable conference in midtown, New York City, is all-business, all-targeted, all-designed to be a completely focused day of practical information and revealing insights about aerospace company investing. You’ll gain valuable insights from --

  • Three informative panel discussions
  • Two revealing keynote presentations
  • Real-world perspectives from aerospace experts
  • Industry outlooks from noted sector experts
  • War stories and lessons learned from experienced hands
  • Intelligence on managing portfolio companies from well-known GPS

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Chaired By

  • Frank Nash, Chief Executive Officer, ATL Partners

Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable


  • Azad Badakhsh, Senior Vice President, Moelis & Co.
  • Pierre A. Chao, Managing Partner, Enlightenment Capital LLC
  • Eric Chewning, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Ronald J. Epstein, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research
  • Fred Funk, S.V.P.--National Security Sector, Preferred Systems Solutions Inc.
  • Timothy R. Garnett, Managing Director, Avascent
  • Jim Gibson, President & CEO, Accurus Aerospace Corp.
  • Joseph A. Hawke, Chairman, President & CEO, Hawke Aerospace Holdings
  • Stephen Henry, Managing Director, Lazard Ltd.
  • Jon Huerta, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets LLC
  • Bob Kinder, Managing Director, G2 Capital Advisors LLC
  • Christopher A. Lawler, Managing Principal, Graham Partners Inc.
  • Collin McLelland, V.P.--Corporate Development, Noranco Inc.
  • Brad M. Meslin, Managing Director, CSP Associates Inc.,

  • Jonathan E. Nemo, Managing Director, Harris Williams & Co.
  • Jason Northcutt, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Brendan Panda, Managing Director, Evercore Partners Inc.
  • Charles M. Stout, President & CEO, Tech Manufacturing LLC
  • Jill Wight, Principal, The Carlyle Group LLC
  • Patrick Zeitouni, Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company

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Networking & Registration & Breakfast


Welcoming Remarks & Audience Self-Introductions


Chairman's Introduction

  • Frank Nash, ATL Partners


Morning Conversation -- Valuations of Aerospace Deals in 2015


Networking & Coffee


Panel 1 -- Commercial Aerospace -- Four Middle-Market Dealmakers Discuss Major Growth Factors


Morning Keynote


Networking & Luncheon


Panel 2 -- Defense Aerospace Overview -- Four Middle-Market Dealmakers Exchange Predictions About Marketplace


Networking & Dessert


Afternoon Conversation -- PE Supply Chain Management -- Why Attention to Detail is Crucial to Valuations


Panel 3 -- Strategies for Private Equity Portfolio Companies -- Four Senior Aerospace Executives Describe Opportunities & Achievements

04:30 Networking & Adjournment



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Space at this conference is limited, so register as soon as possible to assure yourself a seat. To avoid disappointment, please contact Ashley Byrne today to confirm your attendance at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or


  • Best Rate -- Early Bird Registration -- Save $400 off the standard fee of $1495 when you register by Friday, August 7. Just $1095.


  • Premiere Registration -- save $200 off the standard fee!
    Register by Friday, August 28, and the fee for the conference is $1295.


  • Conference Rate -- $1,495 increasing to $1,595 day of conference, space permitting.


  • Group Rate -- $995 each, when you register two or more people to attend from the same company.


Register Now


You can pay by credit card (using the links above) or by check. Mail your check and business card to: The Capital Roundtable, 747 Third Avenue, Suite 200, New York, NY 10017.

Have a special question? Please contact Ashley Byrne at or 212-832-7300 ext 0.


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.

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The University Club

Dwight 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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We offer excellent marketing and business development opportunities to reach the middle‑market private equity community. For more details, please contact Claire Notton at 212-832-7300 ext.117, or by email at

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