Capital Roundtable

Marquee 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.




How Rapid Change

Is Compelling T&L Investors

To Ask the Right Questions


Private Equity Investing
In Transportation & Logistics
Related Companies



Peter J. Hicks, Managing Director

Linx Partners LLC




Maine Pointe LLC



Thursday, December 10, 2015

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
New York City





Jason D. Bass, Harris Williams & Co.

Farrukh A. Bezar, Clarendon Group LLC

Steven J. Bowen, Maine Pointe LLC

John Caple, Comvest Partners

Don Doster, gBehavior

James J. Dowling, Jefferies Capital Partners

R. Fenton-May, CarrierWeb

Ken Forster, Sunteck Transport Group Inc.

Matthew Gephardt, Gephardt Group LLC

John J. Golob, Lanetix Inc.

David L Hallet, Lazard Middle Market LLC

Robert J. Heniff, Heniff Transportation Systems LLC

James M. Hill, Benesch

M. Paul Jones, Raymond James & Associates Inc.

Arthur Mesher, CleanSL8 Development Network & Advisors

Todd J. Miller, Sterling Partners

Robert Nathan, Load Delivered Logistics LLC

Hugh K. Rabb, BB&T Capital Markets

Jill C. Raker, Greenbriar Equity Group LLC

Denis Reilly, St. George Logistics

Burke Smith, Headwaters MB LLC

Charles Whittington, Grammer Industries Inc.

Bryan Youd, Maine Pointe LLC

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

Today, the transportation and logistics industries are rampant with non-stop change and rapid activity. There are continuous acquisitions both nationally and globally. Supply and customer logistics are changing thus shippers must react quickly and a plethora of new technologies are being tested to increase efficiency across the board.  In addition, new regulations are constantly changing the business.


That means that private equity and strategic investors need to know how to ask the right questions. Namely, how to assess the industry's unique quantitative metrics, as well as the important qualitative (or soft) factors that are essential today. And how to develop an organized game plan up front for a successful investment over time.


That's why this conference from The Capital Roundtable focuses on the specific investment criteria and market factors that you must have under your command before you proceed with deal making.


Whether you're new to investing in these industries -- or a seasoned pro -- this conference will guide you to the sectors that are most attractive to investors.


You’ll hear about --

  • Today's rash of activity in freight forwarding.
  • Reasons why intermodal transportation is outpacing GDP growth.
  • The importance of strategic warehousing and other ancillary services.
  • Why substantial sums are being spent on information systems to aid shippers.

And you'll discover the pitfalls that can trap even the savviest investor -- where newcomers often make mistakes, and what areas industry veterans often overlook. For example, we'll talk about the best practices for examining an existing equipment fleet and how to take maintenance records into account to assess value.


You'll be prepared to profit from this active and expanding industry when you attend The Capital Roundtable’s ENCORE conference -- “Private Equity Investing in Transportation & Logistics Companies,” being held in New York City, Thursday, December 10.


Here Are Several Reasons Why You Should Join Us


  1. Discover the key metrics and tools for assessing efficiencies and inefficiencies in transportation & logistics companies.
  2. Learn how state-of-the-art technologies are affecting drivers, and what companies are doing to retain drivers’ trust while still keeping in compliance.
  3. Find out how to evaluate a fleet to ensure you're acquiring a strong business, and avoiding substantial headaches.


Register Now to Meet Peter Hicks
& More Than 20 Other Transportation & Logistics Experts


Chairing the conference is Peter Hicks, managing director and co-founder of Linx Partners – a middle-market private equity firm based in Atlanta and New York that invests in U.S.-based companies operating in the industrial manufacturing, business services, and distribution markets with a specialty in logistics and energy services.


Before co-founding Linx Partners, Peter was a managing director at Schroders & Co., a major investment bank, and was co-founder and global head of the firm's industrial manufacturing group. He was previously a managing director in the corporate finance department of Prudential Securities.


Peter's background includes serving as chairman or board member of such companies as Grammer Transport, ADS Logistics, Cimarron Energy, Stafford Logistics, Thompson Trucking, Skyline Windows, and Transpro Burgener.


Peter earned an MBA from the Darden School of Business Administration of the University of Virginia and a BA from Wesleyan University.


Register Now to Hear How the Transportation
& Logistics Industries Are Being Transformed


Given the sweeping events in the energy sector, as well as all the developments in technologies, today's successful transportation and logistics companies are vastly different from what they were just a year ago.


So when you attend this conference, you’ll benefit from hearing Peter and his knowledgeable guests answer such questions as --

  • Where are we in the transportation & logistics M&A cycle?
  • Where do investors in transportation & logistics companies often make mistakes, and how can the traps and pitfalls be avoided?
  • Is the valuation gap between asset based and non-asset based companies continuing to widen?
  • How do you create a more positive environment for drivers and lessen the impact of today's industry-wide driver shortage?
  • What government regulations may affect the transportation & logistics industries in 2016?  
  • What disruptive technologies, such as video surveillance of drivers, may affect the industry?
  • What sub-sectors are experiencing the greatest growth, and which new services are companies likely to add to benefit customers?
  • Why have third-party logistics (3PL) providers become indispensable within the industry?
  • How does a firm prepare to exit a transportation & logistics investment? What are realistic time horizons? What are the keys to a successful outcome?

Three More Reasons Why You Should Join Us


  1. Realize how transportation & logistics companies are changing to meet the demands of just-in-time strategies.
  2. Discover how the sector is adapting to new government safety regulations and which companies may be unable to keep up with the demands.
  3. Understand the increasing importance of human resources in shaping the work environment at transportation & logistics companies.


Recent Middle-Market Transportation & Logistics Deals

  • Tailwind Capital's sale of Re Transportation, a non-asset provider of third-party logistics services, to the U. S. affiliate of Kuehne + Nagel International AG.
  • J.F. Lehman & Co.'s acquisition of Ravn Air Group, a provider of regional air transportation and logistics services in Alaska.
  • OMERS Private Equity's acquisition of Kenan Advantage Group Inc., a provider of liquid bulk transportation services, from Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and Centerbridge Partners.
  • Energy Capital Partners portfolio company EnergySolutions LLC's acquisition of MHF Services, a provider of hazardous, radioactive, and nonhazardous materials transportation from Relativity Capital.
  • Wind Point Partners portfolio company Dicom Transportation Group's acquisition of Modern Forwarding, a provider of truckload and less-than-truckload transport with emphasis on U.S.-Canada cross-border business.
  • Magnate Capital Partners and CIVC Partners formation of Magnate Worldwide, as an acquisition platform focused on the transportation and logistics industry.

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, December 10.


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 transportation & logistics. You’ll gain valuable insights from --

  • Three informative panel discussions
  • Two revealing keynote presentations
  • Real-world perspectives from transportation & logistics 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

  • Peter J. Hicks, Managing Director, Linx Partners LLC

Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable


  • Jason D. Bass, Managing Director, Harris Williams & Co.
  • Farrukh A. Bezar, Partner, Clarendon Group LLC
  • Steven J. Bowen, Chairman & CEO, Maine Pointe LLC
  • John Caple, Partner, Comvest Partners
  • Don Doster, President & CEO, gBehavior
  • James J. Dowling, Managing Director, Jefferies Capital Partners 
  • R. Fenton-May, Chairman & CEO, CarrierWeb
  • Ken Forster, Chief Executive Officer, Sunteck Transport Group Inc.
  • Matthew Gephardt, Managing Partner & COO, Gephardt Group LLC
  • John J. Golob, Chief Executive Officer, Lanetix Inc.
  • David L Hallet, Managing Director, Lazard Middle Market LLC
  • Robert J. Heniff, President & CEO, Heniff Transportation Systems LLC
  • James M. Hill, Partner & Vice Chairman, Benesch
  • M. Paul Jones, Managing Director, Raymond James & Associates Inc.
  • Arthur Mesher, Chancellor, CleanSL8 Development Network & Advisors
  • Todd J. Miller, Vice President, Sterling Partners

  • Robert Nathan, Chief Executive Officer, Load Delivered Logistics LLC
  • Hugh K. Rabb, Managing Director. & Co-Head--Logistics & Trans. Group,
    BB&T Capital Markets
  • Jill C. Raker, Managing Partner, Greenbriar Equity Group LLC
  • Denis Reilly, President & CEO, St. George Logistics
  • Burke Smith, Managing Director, Headwaters MB LLC
  • Charles Whittington, Chief Executive Officer, Grammer Industries Inc.
  • Bryan Youd, E.V.P.--Logistics, Maine Pointe LLC

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Networking & Registration & Breakfast


Welcoming Remarks & Audience Self-Introductions


Conference Chairman’s Introduction

  • Peter Hicks, Linx Partners


Panel 1 -- Toolbox of Key Buyer Metrics -- Understanding & Improving T&L Deals


Networking & Coffee


Morning Interview Keynote -- The CEO's Virew -- How Far Will the T&L Consolidaion Trend Go


Morning Conversation -- The Impact of Technology's Pros and Cons


Networking & Luncheon


Panel 2 -- Driving Forces for a Successful Transportation & Logistics Acquisition -- The Investment Banker View                                                      


Networking & Dessert


Afternoon Interview -- The New Era of Labor Management in Logistics/Trucking


Panel 3 -- Being a Successful Change Agent -- Four Executives Discuss the Strategies They Imploy to Add Value

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 Registration -- Save $400 off the standard fee of $1495 when you register by Friday, October 16. Just $1095.


  • Premiere Registration -- save $200 off the standard fee!
    Register by Friday, November 6, 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

    College Hall

    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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