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November 20, 2006
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
New York City

Earn CLE Credits


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Designed to Meet the Needs of U.S. and European Transactional Attorneys, Internal Investment Bank Legal Advisers and anyone whose responsibilities require an awareness of recent developments in Private Equity Acquisition Finance Techniques.

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

Are you up to date on all the current private equity financing techniques, such as asset-based lending, securitization options, bridges to securitizations, plus such recent developments as second lien and crossing lien facilities, mezzanine facilities and high-yield developments?

Give your clients -and yourself- the competitive advantage by attending PLI's & The Capital Roundtable's new Private Equity Acquisition Financing Summit 2006, taking place in New York City on November 20, 2006.

Learn from the country's leading experts in private equity acquisition finance:

  • Second lien and crossing lien facilities
  • Mezzanine facilities
  • Senior and bridge commitments
  • "SunGard conditionality," including seller requirements
  • Asset-based lending
  • Bridges to securitizations


  • Trends in deal structures
  • Effects of private equity consortia
  • Cross-border financings, including tax and legal structuring considerations and forum shopping
  • High-yield developments

and much more...

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Co-Chaired By

  • David A. Brittenham, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY
  • L. Francis Huck, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY

Speakers Include

  • Douglas A. Cruikshank, Managing Director - Global Financial Sponsors, Lehman Brothers, New York, NY
  • Marcus J. Dougherty, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York, NY
  • Stephen Gillespie, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, London, GBR
  • Seth E. Jacobson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chicago, IL
  • Ann S. Makich, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, New York, NY
  • C. Allen Parker, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY
  • Terry E. Schimek, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, NY
  • Robert A. Schwed, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, New York, NY
  • Marissa C. Wesely, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY
  • Gregory H. Woods III, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, NY

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Morning Session:
9:00 - 9:15
9:15 - 9:30

10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:30

12:30 - 1:30

1:30 - 3:15

3:15 - 3:30

3:30 - 5:00


November 20, 2006:
Introduction   David A. Brittenham, L. Francis Huck  
Private Equity Financing Today

  • Market overview
  • Drivers of activity
  • Trends in deal structures
  • Effects of private equity consortia
  • Product and geographic convergences

David A. Brittenham, Douglas A. Cruikshank, L. Francis Huck,

Robert A. Schwed  
Financing Commitments

  • Use in acquisition process
  • Senior and bridge commitments
  • "SunGard conditionality," including seller requirements
  • Pricing flex
  • "Stapled" papers and competitive submissions

C. Allen Parker, Marissa C. Wesely  
New Financing Techniques 

  • Asset-based lending
  • Securitization options
  • Bridges to securitizations
  • Real estate deal experience

Seth E. Jacobson, Terry E. Schimek  


Recent Developments

  • Covenant light facilities
  • Second lien and crossing lien facilities
  • Mezzanine facilities
  • High-yield developments

Ann S. Makich, Gregory H. Woods, III


Cross-Border Financings

  • Tax and legal structuring considerations
  • Differences in senior and high yield conventions
  • Forum shopping
  • Emerging Asian practices

Marcus J. Dougherty, Stephen Gillespie

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  • The registration fee is $1295.
  • Special group rates -- The Capital Roundtable offers a special rate for 3 or more people from your firm.  For more info, please contact Tricia Kang at or 212/832-7333 ext 106.


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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 Monday, November 13 at 5:00pm, and we will credit you for a future meeting.)

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 Trica Kang at 212/832-7333 ext. 106 or by email at

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PLI New York Center
810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor)
New York, New York 10019
Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733

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Audio Package

Audio is not available for this program.

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CLE Credits

New York CLE:

In accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board, this non-transitional continuing legal education program is NOT approved for the newly admitted attorney within the first two years of admission to the Bar. It has been approved for experienced attorneys for a maximum of 7.5 credit hours, of which 7.5 credit hours can be applied toward the professional practice requirement.

California CLE:
PLI is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6.25 hours.

California Paralegals:

You can satisfy your new continuing legal education requirements by attending this program.

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