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    Another All-NEW Annual MasterClass

    For Middle-Market PE, VC, & Mezz Firms

  Investing in Cleantech
& Renewable Energy Companies

How More & More Middle-Market PE Firms
Are Staking Claims In This $11.5 Billion Sector

Attendance Is Limited!
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CHAIRED BY

Mark A. Nydam, Managing Director

PCG Asset Management LLC

 

Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --

  • Neil Z. Auerbach, Hudson Clean Energy Partners LP
  • R. Andrew dePass, Greentech Capital Advisors
  • Kevin S. Genieser, Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc.
  • Debra Germaine, CTPartners
  • Gregory Horn, Pegasus Sustainable Century LP
  • Anup M. Jacob, Virgin Green Fund
  • Larry M. Kellerman, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
  • Robert B. Landis, The Riverside Company
  • Christopher F. Lee, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Jon D. Lemelman, Riverside Partners LLC
  • David F. Lincoln, Element Partners
  • James A. Mercadante, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Jasandra Nyker, PCG Asset Management LLC
  • Mark O'Hare, Preqin Inc.
  • Kevin Parker, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Partho Sanyal, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Everett Smith, NewWorld Capital Group LLC
  • Neil S. Suslak, Braemar Energy Ventures
  • John R. Utzschneider, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Daniel Weiss, Angeleno Group LLC



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FULL-DAY MASTERCLASS

Thursday, October 29, 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 |

Whether you call it clean energy technology, green investing, renewable energy -- or simply the cleantech sector -- it’s attracting more and more attention from middle-market investors.

Once the exclusive province of venture capital, cleantech has come into its own. The sector is big enough, the management teams savvy enough, and the company track records impressive enough so that providers of private equity are jumping in -- with aggregate investments that have grown to $11.5 billion last year, up from $328 million in 2000.

All with good reason. Increasing prices of traditional fossil fuels, and continued development of clean technologies are making clean energy and clean technologies economic in their own right. 

The Obama administration is also putting a raft of incentive programs on the table that bode well for the sector’s future. The economic stimulus package includes funding for alternative energy such as wind and solar, tax credits for installation of efficiency software, and other highly favorable provisions for cleantech investors.

In short, cleantech has become not only socially responsible, but also financially responsible.

In fact, the sector would be highly attractive even if the new government programs didn’t exist. Today, everybody is talking about global climate change, rising energy prices, uncertain fossil fuel supplies, and the road to energy independence. So any investor would be hard pressed to identify another sector undergoing such fundamental evolution and offering such opportunity.

But there’s a lot to sort out since the first cleantech boom in 1995 when utilities were deregulated. Back then, technologies that helped utilities improve the efficiency of their operations were the rage, but the sector never really gained traction beyond utilities.  Now, you have alternative fuels, wind, geothermal, hydro power, solar, energy storage, biomass, smart grids, and much more.

And because they’re all at different stages of development, it’s not particularly easy to choose your investment focus. Unless you first attend The Capital Roundtable’s NEW MasterClass™ On PE Investing in Cleantech & Renewable Energy Companies.

 

On October 29th in New York, we’ll bring you the insight you need to find investment success in the cleantech market. You’ll learn about the different subsectors, hear which are in the forefront, and discover how and where to get started in this dynamic and expanding space.

What’s more, we encourage you to take advantage of the biggest pre-MasterClass value we offer -- sign up today and you’ll save $300 with our special Early Bird Discount.

 

There Are No Overnight Experts.

Happily, this MasterClass will be your connection to a hand-selected group of 20 cleantech experts who very much walk the walk. Even in the current economic downturn, these PE professionals have been getting deals done, financed, and exited in spite of market obstacles.

Best of all, your guide will be one of these key authorities. We are proud to have as our chair Mark Nydam, Managing Director, PCG Asset Management. Mark oversees PCG Asset Management’s investments in middle-market cleantech companies and cleantech funds with successes in areas ranging from solar cells to fuel cells. He has over ten years of private equity experience, and twenty years of experience in the global energy sector and in clean energy and clean technologies.

Mark has worked on clean energy and clean technologies from the perspective of venture capital and private equity firms, major Middle Eastern energy producers, international oil and gas companies, corporate investors and national governments -- and brings a very broad perspective to the clean energy and technology sector

Up-To-The-Minute Information from 20 PE Cleantech Professionals.

 

As our chair, Mark is personally inviting the best of the best in cleantech finance to come share their insights. You’ll benefit from the authoritative views of 20 prominent presenters, including GPs, lenders, investment bankers, and cleantech industry advisors. You’ll hear what deals are working, what subsectors are most promising, and what pitfalls lie in waiting for investors who leap before they look.

By attending this full-day MasterClass, you’ll leave with the answers to these questions and more --

  • Are cleantech companies sufficiently mature to meet institutional investor demands?
  • How are traditional lenders evaluating cleantech investments?
  • How does the global energy supply and demand balance affect valuation?
  • What are the advantages to cleantech projects that have utility company partners?
  • How should you conduct due diligence when investing in cleantech?
  • How can you improve performance and reduce risks within your cleantech portfolio companies?
  • Why is cleantech a new focal point of private equity investors?
  • How do you properly define the cleantech sector?
  • What impact will the stimulus bill have on cleantech investing?
  • What cleantech projects are most likely to receive administration support?
  • What are the best ways to compare the various clean technologies?
  • What are realistic return expectations for each of the various clean technologies?
  • And much, much more.

Promptness Counts.

 

New MasterClasses on timely topics tend to fill up fast, and this program on cleantech will be no exception. You can look forward to a comprehensive review of the cleantech space, along with the ability to make valuable contacts and connections. Built into the day’s agenda are plenty of networking breaks, plus an open lunch, where you can talk with your fellow attendees and our featured speakers.

You should attend this MasterClass if you are a --

  • GP or LP looking to invest in cleantech companies.
  • New PE firm considering investing in cleantech.
  • Partner or operating executive of a cleantech portfolio company.
  • Lender wishing to participate in cleantech transactions.
  • General Partner preparing to cast a wider net for potential investors.
  • Investment banker pursuing deals with cleantech companies.
  • Attorneys and advisors who work in the cleantech space.
  • Executive search professionals recruiting for the PE industry.

Remember, register with our Early Bird Discount by September 18, 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 Heather Sote at 212/832-7333 ext. 111 or hsote@capitalroundtable.com.

This program 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 CTPartners 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.

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Faculty

Chaired By

  • Mark A. Nydam, Managing Director, PCG Asset Management LLC

Hosted By

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

Speakers

  • Neil Z. Auerbach, Managing Partner, Hudson Clean Energy Partners LP
  • R. Andrew dePass, Senior Advisor, Greentech Capital Advisors
  • Kevin S. Genieser, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc.
  • Debra Germaine, Partner, CTPartners
  • Gregory Horn, Partner, Pegasus Sustainable Century LP
  • Anup M. Jacob, Partner, Virgin Green Fund
  • Larry M. Kellerman, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
  • Christopher F. Lee, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Jon D. Lemelman, General Partner, Riverside Partners LLC
  • Robert B. Landis, Partner, The Riverside Company
  • David F. Lincoln, Managing Partner, Element Partners
  • James A. Mercadante, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Jasandra Nyker, Senior Vice President, PCG Asset Management LLC
  • Mark O'Hare, Managing Director, Preqin Inc.
  • Kevin Parker, Head--Asset Mgmt., Deutsche Bank AG
  • Partho Sanyal, Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Everett Smith, Partner, NewWorld Capital Group LLC
  • Neil S. Suslak, Managing Director, Braemar Energy Ventures
  • John R. Utzschneider, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Daniel Weiss, Managing Partner, Angeleno Group LLC

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Schedule

MasterClass
07:30 - 08:15
08:15 - 08:45
08:45 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:15




12:15 - 01:15
01:15 - 02:15




02:15 - 03:15




03:15 - 03:30
03:30 - 04:30




04:45

  

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast
Welcoming Remarks & Audience Introductions
Introductory Keynote -- Key Trends in Doing Middle-Market Cleantech Deals -- & Implications for Private Equity Deal-Making

Chairman’s Keynote -- Voice of Experience -- Pros & Cons of Buying & Owning Middle-Market Cleantech Companies -- A PE Dealmaker's Perspective
Coffee & Networking Break

First Panel -- “Getting the Jump on Doing Cleantech Deals in 2010 -- Where to Source Them, How to Pick Them” (This panel features three PE investors, who do different sizes & types of deals, a PE lawyer, & an investment banker -- plus a moderator.)

Luncheon & Networking

Second Panel -- “Executing Cleantech Deals -- How to Manage Due Diligence, Get Financing, & Handle Valuations & Structuring Issues” (This panel features a PE investor, a PE lawyer, a transaction services advisor, & a mezz or senior lender -- plus a moderator.)

Third Panel -- “Exiting Cleantech Deals -- How to Prepare & Where to Find the Best Liquidity Opportunities” (This panel features a PE investor, an investment banker, a corporate development expert, & a transaction services advisor -- plus a moderator.)
Coffee & Networking Break

Fourth Panel -- “Helping Your Cleantech Companies in Your Portfolio -- How to Drive Revenue, Increase Margins, & Ride Out the Recession” (This panel features a PE investor, a PE operating partner, a cleantech executive search specialist & an investment banker -- plus a moderator.)

Adjournment

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Registration

  • Early Bird Registration Fee -- and save $300 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, September 18, and the fee for the MasterClass is $1195.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- and save $100 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, October 9, and the fee for the MasterClass is $1395.

  • After that, the standard registration fee is $1495 for the MasterClass.
  • At the door, if space is available, the fee is $1595 for the MasterClass.
  • Special group rates -- The Capital Roundtable offers a special 25% discount for 2 or more people.  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, October 22, 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 by email at 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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Sponsorship

The Capital Roundtable offers excellent marketing and business development opportunities to reach the middle-market private-equity community . For more details, please contact Kim Racciato at 212/832-7333 ext. 106 or by email at kracciato@capitalroundtable.com.

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