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All-NEW Annual MasterClass™
Private Equity Investors & Mezzanine Lenders
How to Build
Education & Training Platforms --
What PE Firms Are Learning
Attendance Is Limited!
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John A. Bates
Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
8:00 am – 4:45 pm
More and more PE firms are buying companies that educate and train people for new careers or that enhance their work skills -- despite the overall market’s ongoing lack of leverage and liquidity.
The trend has many reasons. In postsecondary education, for-profit education is generally acyclical, if not counter-cyclical, to the U.S. economy. So a 9% unemployment rate translates into more people looking to switch jobs, enter a more promising career field, or acquire the additional certification that can mean a larger paycheck.
Another reason is that companies that provide education and training in high-demand areas – like nursing, allied health, IT networking, culinary arts -- are not just attracting students, they’re getting employers and government to help pay the bills. And the Obama administration is laying plans to make even more of this funding available.
In K-12 education, the challenging financial situation of many state and local governments has created uncertainty around education funding. Certainly, the Obama administration has education as a funding priority, but what does this mean for the K-12 vertical specifically?
That’s why you should click here now to register for The Capital Roundtable’s NEW full-day conference being held July 14 in New York City on --
“How to Build Education & Training Platforms --
What PE Firms Are Learning “
You’ll learn why the opportunities are vast, when and where you can participate in the deal flow that’s on the horizon, and what you can do to boost returns from your existing portfolio companies.
What’s more, we encourage you to get this special bonus -- sign up now and you can receive a $300 Early Bird Discount!
A Larger Market Than You May Realize.
For-profit education is now a more than $110 billion marketplace, and its growth outstrips that of not-for-profit universities and community colleges. It currently represents about 10 percent of the more than one trillion dollars spent on education in the U.S., but it’s the segment that drives the bus. After all, it’s where the big push toward online delivery of course content began.
That’s why attending this full-day MasterClass™ on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, is so important to everyone watching the education and training space. You’ll discover the focused job training areas that are filling classes and calendars and helping existing portfolio companies strengthen their performance. Plus you’ll learn how to meet the numerous barriers to entry, and how to qualify for current and proposed government subsidies that can go straight to the bottom line.
So if you’re a PE investor or Mezz lender -- please register now.
Most important, you’ll have plenty of time to network with our featured speakers, plus your fellow attendees, between panel presentations and over lunch. Nobody “phones in” their presentation at a MasterClass -- our experts are here to give you both content and confidence that you can’t get anywhere else, including the answers to such real-world issues as --
And speaking of online, the smaller educational organizations without huge brick-and-mortar investments are continuing to innovate in this increasingly preferred means of content delivery. Traditional postsecondary students, plus mature students already in the workforce, are turning to the programs that for-profit schools offer.
Surprisingly, most are closely-controlled, owner-operated companies that present private equity investors with plenty of opportunity for immediate growth.
But what you have to watch out for is regulation with a capital “R” -- this is no place to proceed blindly. The U.S. Department of Education holds sway on most matters, as do state and local governments and numerous accrediting bodies. So you can’t just hang up a shingle and expect to receive government funding -- there are strict rules to play.
To lead you through this exciting, ever-changing world of education and training, we’re pleased to have PE education industry expert John A. Bates, Partner at Arlington Capital Partners, serving as our chair. John is one of today’s brightest minds specializing in this sector, with over $100 billion of transactions in education and other industries to his credit; he will be sharing his perspective on the opportunities ahead as the U.S. economy continues to become knowledge-based.
Turning the spotlight on PE’s most timely topics is what The Capital Roundtable’s MasterClasses are all about. We’re America’s leading conference organization for the middle-market private equity community, and our mission is to help you succeed during and after these recessionary times.
20 Leading Industry Experts at the Lectern … & at Your Side.
In addition to John, this full-day MasterClass will feature insights from 20 prominent GPs, portfolio company operating executives, investment bankers, consultants, and more. You’ll be able to hear the latest word on sourcing, executing and exiting education and training deals … adding value to your existing portfolio companies … and leveraging the trends that make this sector a perfect match for a restructuring economy.
Now’s the time to make your plans to attend this MasterClass, because we expect this to be a popular topic and seating is limited. And please don’t forget that one of the prime benefits of attendance is the excellent networking opportunity we provide. You’ll have plenty of time to share ideas and build relationships with both fellow attendees and our featured speakers between panels and over lunch.
You should attend this MasterClass if you are a --
NEW MasterClasses Typically Sell Out, And This Is No Exception.
Remember, register with our Early Bird Discount by June 26, 2009 and you’ll save $300 off our standard 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 The Parthenon Group LLC, MHT Partners LP, and Dickstein Shapiro LLP for sponsoring this outstanding event. It’s due in great part to their support and collaboration that we have the resources to make this event so worthwhile for you.
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 Tuesday, July 7, at 5:00pm, and we will credit you for a future MasterClass.)
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