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The Deal

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Third Annual MasterClass™

On PE & Mezz Investing

In Middle-Market Media Companies

How Media PE Investors

Can Weather
The
"Perfect Storm"

In Their Disrupted Industry

Attendance Is Limited --
Register Now

CHAIRED BY

Michael P. Behringer, Managing Director
Apprise Media LLC


Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --

  • Christine A. Frank, CIT Communications Media & Entertainment
  • Elizabeth Granville-Smith, Boston Ventures Management Inc.
  • Jason P. Hauben, McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.
  • Jonathan A. Knee, Evercore Partners Inc.
  • Michael A. Kumin, Great Hill Partners LLC
  • Marty Maleska, Investcorp International Inc.
  • Betsy L. Morgan, Huffington Post
  • Scott Mozarsky, United Business Media LLC
  • Gary G. Mueller, Institutional Investor Inc.
  • Gerard P. Parker, Network Communications Inc.
  • Reed Phillips III, DeSilva & Phillips LLC
  • C. N. Franklin Reddick III, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Nathan A. Richardson, ContentNext Media Inc.
  • Seth E. Rosenfield, BMO Capital Markets Corp.
  • Sean Ryan, Loki Partners
  • John Semel, John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • Lee M. Shaiman, GSO Capital Partners LP
  • Raymond N. Shu, GE Commercial Finance
  • Andrew M. Snyder, Cambridge Information Group Inc.
  • Brent Stone, ABRY Partners LLC
  • Michael J. Tansey, onTargetjobs Inc.
  • Sean C. White, Spire Capital Partners LP

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FULL-DAY MASTERCLASS
Thursday, April 16, 2009
8:00 am - 4:45 pm
New York City

Designed to Meet the Needs of GPs, LPs, & Managers of Buyout, Growth Equity,
 & Mezzanine Funds, As Well as Officers & Directors of Their Portfolio Companies, Independent Sponsors, and  Investment Bankers, Lenders, Industry Executives, Lawyers, & Other Advisors Who Work With Them

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

Everybody in media knows the industry is getting wacked by a triple whammy -- the credit crunch ...  the recession ...  and the transformation from traditional to digital revenue models.

 

It’s no wonder that so many high profile deals unraveled in 2008, e.g., the planned sales of Cumulus Media, Reed Business Information, and Entrepreneur Media, to name a few.  Or that publications as diverse as PC Magazine, U.S. News, and The Christian Science Monitor are abandoning print. The rules are changing, debt financing is nonexistent, and the advertisers are missing in action.

 

So in your portfolio, if you have media companies -- offline or online -- you’re feeling very very very stressed-out.  

 

But when you join us for The Capital Roundtable’s Third Annual MasterClass™ on PE  & Mezz Investing in Middle-Market Media Companies, we think we can improve your mood sharply.   

That’s because on Thursday, April 16, in New York, we’re bringing you recession-busting tactics to help you add value to your portfolio companies, take advantage of timely opportunities, and better understand where the future of media investing is heading.

 

That’s why this conference for PE investors is entitled “How Media PE Investors Can Weather the Perfect Storm in their Disrupted Industry.”

 

What’s more, we have for you our own recession-busting offer.  By signing up now, you can receive a $400 Early Bird Discount!

 

Covering Both Sides of the Story.

 

Like past MasterClasses spotlighting the media industry, this full-day MasterClass on Thursday, April 16, 2009, will survey which sectors and models are best positioned for the future.  If you have capital to invest, lowered valuations and stressed capital structures among media companies make for many attractive possibilities if you have the wherewithal to ride out the storm.

 

Yet we’ll also consider the moves you can make right now to strengthen your existing media portfolio companies.  Regardless of what pundits may say, not all existing media properties are dinosaurs, and companies that are open to make operational changes can definitely create value.

 

Most important, you couldn’t ask for a more knowledgeable expert to chair the proceedings. At the helm is Michael Behringer, a founding managing director of Apprise Media and an experienced industry veteran.  Michael has invested in and operated businesses in the specialty publishing, internet, events, database information, education and training, television, and video industries.  Prior to establishing Apprise, Michael held a variety of M&A, operational and start-up roles across Primedia Inc.  Before that, he launched a start-up video-on-demand network at Discovery Communications.  He began his career practicing PE law at Dewey Ballantine.  Apprise Media is an investment-management firm affiliated with Spectrum Equity Investors.

 

All the information we provide will be up-to-the-minute, which is the hallmark of The Capital Roundtable.  We’re America’s leading conference organization for the private equity community, and it’s our goal to help you succeed in both the good and the challenging economic times.

All-Star Panels Featuring 20 Leading Industry Experts

 

Along with Michael, you’ll hear from 20 well-known, well-qualified participants in the PE media industry. You’ll benefit with shirtsleeve advice from operating partners from PE firms. Real-time acquisition insights from investment partners and bankers. The straight dope on mergers and consolidations from prominent buyers, and much more.

 

By attending this full-day MasterClass, you’ll know where the media opportunities lie in the year ahead, and how you can make savvy decisions in this disruptive climate. You can expect to gain such useful and revealing answers as --

  • How can you best reduce expenses and lessen risks within your portfolio companies?
  • Are there workable alternatives to restructurings and Chapter 11 filings?
  • Where are advertising revenues headed, and which media segments are most favored?
  • How are traditional media companies transitioning their businesses to digital platforms?
  • What sectors of the media spectrum are most likely to thrive in spite of the recession?
  • Where do the best investment opportunities lie today?
  • How is the credit crisis impacting this sector?
  • How resilient may the healthcare and educational segments be in the coming year?
  • What are the likely positives and negatives from the new administration in Washington?

 Count On This MasterClass to Be Exceptionally Popular

 

Please don’t wait to make your plans to attend this MasterClass, because we turn the spotlight on the media industry just one time per year, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out. Especially because you’ll find the networking at this MasterClass to be perhaps as valuable as the content itself.  You’ll have plenty of time to meet, share thoughts and exchange information with both fellow attendees and our featured speakers.

 

You should attend this MasterClass if you’re a --

  • PE sponsor with existing media portfolio companies
  • GP or LP considering investing in media portfolio companies.
  • New PE firm that may invest in media companies.
  • Hedge fund manager or venture capitalist seeking investments in the media space.
  • Lender looking to back media transactions.
  • PE Professionals who want to expand their skills beyond origination and financing.
  • Attorney who advises on media industry deals.
  • Investment banker who actively pursues deals with media companies.
  • Executive search professionals recruiting for the media and/or PE industries.

 

Remember, register with our Early Bird Discount by Friday, February 13, 2009 and you’ll save $400 off our regular fee! So make your reservation now while space is still available. We’ll be looking forward to greeting you.

 

For more information, please feel free to contact Dana DeMattia at 212/832-7333 ext. 102 or ddemattia@capitalroundtable.com.

 

This MasterClass 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 25 annual MasterClasses and other events and programs, please visit www.capitalroundtable.com.

The Capital Roundtable thanks Akin Gump for partnering with us on this outstanding conference.  It’s due in great part to their support and collaboration that we have the resources to make this event so worthwhile for you.

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Faculty

 Chaired By

  • Michael P. Behringer, Managing Director, Apprise Media LLC

 Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Managing Partner, Alimansky & Bethell Group, and Chairman, The Capital Roundtable

 Speakers

  • Christine A. Frank, Managing Director, CIT Communications Media & Entertainment
  • Elizabeth Granville-Smith, Managing Director, Boston Ventures Management Inc.
  • Jason P. Hauben, S.V.P.--Finance & Planning, McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.
  • Jonathan A. Knee, Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners Inc.
  • Michael A. Kumin, Partner, Great Hill Partners LLC
  • Marty Maleska, Advisory Director, Investcorp International Inc.
  • Betsy L. Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, Huffington Post
  • Scott Mozarsky, Chief Operating Officer, United Business Media LLC
  • Gary G. Mueller, Chairman & CEO, Institutional Investor Inc.
  • Gerard P. Parker, Director & CFO, Network Communications Inc.
  • Reed Phillips III, Managing Partner, DeSilva & Phillips LLC
  • C. N. Franklin Reddick III, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Nathan A. Richardson, Chief Executive Officer, ContentNext Media Inc.
  • Seth E. Rosenfield, Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets Corp.
  • Sean Ryan, Founding Partner, Loki Partners
  • John Semel, Senior Vice President, John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • Lee M. Shaiman, Managing Director, GSO Capital Partners LP
  • Raymond N. Shu, Managing Director, GE Commercial Finance
  • Andrew M. Snyder, President, Cambridge Information Group Inc.
  • Brent Stone, Principal, ABRY Partners LLC
  • Michael J. Tansey, Chief Executive Officer, onTargetjobs Inc.
  • Sean C. White, Partner, Spire Capital Partners LP

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Schedule

MasterClass
07:30 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:15


09:15 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:15



11:15 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:45




12:45 - 01:45

01:45 - 02:45




02:45 - 03:00
03:00 - 03:45

03:45 - 04:45


04:45


    

  

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Audience Introductions

Chairman’s Introduction -- Michael P. Behringer, Managing Director, Apprise Media LLC
Keynote Overview -- Jonathan A. Knee, Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners Inc.

First Panel -- “Working with Your Portfolio Companies -- How to Help Your Management Teams Survive the Recession” (This panel features three CEOs, one CFO, & one operating partner.)

Coffee & Networking Break
Second Panel -- “Finding Great Deals -- How to Target Acquisition Opportunities During the Recession”

(This panel features four PE investment partners from firms that own different sizes & types of media companies.)

Luncheon & Networking

Third Panel -- “Closing Deals -- Shaking the Lending Trees, & Picking the Safest Structures”

(This panel features three lenders & an investment banker.)

Coffee & Networking Break

Keynote Interview

Fourth Panel -- “Mergers & Consolidations -- How Four Prominent Acquisition-Oriented Corporate Buyers See the Market”

Adjournment


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Registration

  • Early Bird Registration Fee -- and save $400 off the regular fee! Register by Friday, February 13, and the fee for the MasterClass is $1495.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- and save $200 off the regular fee! Register by Friday, March 20, and the fee for the MasterClass is $1695.
  • After that, the regular registration fee is $1895 for the MasterClass.
  • At the door, if space is available, the fee is $1995 for the MasterClass.
  • Special group rates -- The Capital Roundtable offers a special rate for 3 or more people from your firm.  For more info, please contact Samantha Feldman sfeldman@capitalroundtable.com or 212/832-7333 ext 112.

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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, April 09, at 5:00pm, and we will credit you for a future MasterClass.)


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 Samantha Feldman at 212/832-7333 ext. 112 or sfeldman@capitalroundtable.com.

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Location

University Club

1 West 54th Street

New York, NY 10019

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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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Marketing Partnership

The Capital Roundtable offers excellent marketing and business development opportunities to reach the middle-market private-equity community. For more details, contact Arlene West at 212/832-0800 or by email at awest@capitalroundtable.com.

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