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Fifth Annual MasterClass™
On PE & Mezz Investing
In Middle-Market Restaurant Companies
PE Restaurant Deals --
Rewriting Yesterday's Rules
How to Pave the Way to Profit
From New Opportunities
Joel A. Holsinger, Managing Director
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --
Thursday, January 21, 2010
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cocktail Networking Reception
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
& Other Advisors Who Work with Them
Ironically, for private equity investors, the restaurant industry in 2010 is shaping up to be a year where great deals can be found -- provided, of course, that you know how to pick the right spots.
Why ironically? Because while technically the recession may be ending, restaurant companies are definitely not leading the way. Same store sales continue to decline at record levels across the casual and fine-dining segments. And now, even QSR concepts are finally getting hit, as consumers trade down even further to home prepared meals. Operators and investors will have to adjust to the new consumer reality -- lower average checks, declining traffic, and rock-bottom grocery store prices.
That’s because the extent of the pounding restaurants took in 2009 was misleading -- marginal operators were maintaining profitability due to lower commodity prices, because the costs of proteins and dairy, gas and electricity were all at unexpected lows. So this “commodity effect” meant that what looked like trough EBITDA was really just a mirage.
Now, as commodity prices return to normal, and as the damage done in 2009 begins to cause real pain, the restaurant industry will likely witness bankruptcies and out-of-court restructurings of some great brands that aren’t necessarily broken.
In this changed environment, your operations will matter less than your branding and your positioning. Yesterday’s rules no longer apply, and what you need to do is toss out your history books and make plans to get the new global picture by attending The Capital Roundtable’s Fifth Annual MasterClass™ on Investing in Middle-Market Restaurant Companies.
On Thursday, January 21, in New York, we’ll help you think differently about the restaurant industry and help you survive and thrive as the shakeout continues. You’ll discover how to find and take advantage of the 10x and better deals that are due to come as debtholders throw up their hands. And you’ll hear how to preserve the brand image of your portfolio companies and make them stronger than ever.
And just as restaurant customers seek out ways to save money, why shouldn’t you. By signing up today, you can save $300 with our special Early Bird Discount.
20 PE Experts Who Understand the New Reality.
By popular demand, returning as our chair for the fifth time, is well-known restaurant industry veteran Joel A. Holsinger, managing director of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Joel has served as an investor, lender, advisor, and operator, and currently specializes in acquiring distressed loan portfolios as well as other real estate, debt, and equity opportunities.
Along with Joel, we’ll bring you the insights and candid opinions of 20 restaurant industry experts who recognize today’s challenges and have real-world solutions to strengthen your company. You’ll hear from PE investors who do deals of all sizes, plus lenders, restructuring consultants, investment bankers, restaurant C-suite executives and more.
You’ll hear which strategies are working, and which have become old hat. How to assess deals and where to borrow. And what you must do right now so your portfolio companies may prosper.
Nowhere else than this full-day MasterClass can you get timely answers to issues like these --
Just the Networking Alone Makes This MasterClass a Must-Attend Event.
Beyond our exclusive content, beyond our informative panelists and presenters, this Restaurant Deals MasterClass offers you unprecedented networking opportunities. You’ll be able to make valuable contacts and connections that can ensure you don’t have to go it alone in a difficult year.
We’ve included multiple networking breaks, an open lunch, plus a cocktail reception in the day’s agenda. So you’ll be able to talk and share ideas with your fellow attendees and featured speakers. It’s no wonder we expect this program to fill up fast.
You should attend this MasterClass if you are a --
Remember, register with our Early Bird Discount by November 25, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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