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In Middle-Market Food & Beverage Companies
In Food & Beverage Companies --
How Firms are Surfing the Rising Tide
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Jeff S. Fronterhouse, Partner
Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --
Thursday, February 11, 2010
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Designed to Meet the Needs of GPs, LPs, & Managers of Buyout, Growth Equity,
After a quiet 2009, the new year is ushering in new signs of life for private equity dealmaking in the food & beverage industries.
Middle-market valuations have risen since last year at this time, and the latest GTCF Food & Beverage Index bears this out -- middle-market food companies are changing hands at just under nine times ebitda, and beverage companies at just under eleven times. And while some distressed deals are lower, some high-profile public company deals are reaching double digits, such as the Cadbury Schweppes takeover marathon.
Consolidations during the recession shifted much of the deal focus from buyouts to growth equity and add-ons to portfolio companies. And some exits are attracting big paydays, e.g., Castle Harlan’s sale of United Malt Holdings generated a 4.5x return on investment.
There’s also significant activity in frozen foods, evidenced by the recent management buyout of frozen soup and sauce manufacturer TSC Foods by Key Capital Partners. Full-flavored beverages are experiencing renewed vitality, e.g. Argus Capital’s acquisition of soda manufacturer Big Red. And yesterday’s trends toward healthy and organic segments are increasingly being upstaged by both the indulgent and value-priced segments.
So as the food & beverage segments open back up, you need to plan your moves for 2010.
If you’re ready to search for new food & beverage platforms, where will you find them?
And if you’re looking to grow and enhance the values of your existing portfolio companies, or to prepare for exits, even IPOs, what should you focus on? And what about commodities -- will the prices your portfolio companies have to pay stay low, or are they likely to rise?
So you’re going to want to rethink your food & beverage strategy to capitalize on today’s changing landscape. And the place to do this is The Capital Roundtable’s full-day sixth annual MasterClass™ on middle-market food & beverage investments --
In Food & Beverage Companies --
How Firms Are Surfing the Rising Tide
On Thursday, February 11, in New York, we’ll be sharing the steps and solutions to achieving results in 2010 and beyond, both through new investment and through strengthening your existing assets.
Better yet, you can capitalize on significant savings when you sign up for this MasterClass today. Act now and you can save $400 by taking advantage of our special Early Bird Discount!
More Ways to Move You Forward.
This all-new MasterClass brings together top experts from all areas of food & beverage investing to explore the themes and approaches now taking root. As sellers move assets back into the market, and consumers show signs of growing comfort with their former spending patterns, we’ll identify what the new normal is and which trends that emerged during the recession are here to stay.
To chair the proceedings, we are proud to have one of the leading authorities in the PE food & beverage industry, Jeff Fronterhouse, co-founder of Brazos Private Equity Partners in Dallas. Jeff serves actively as a director of several Brazos portfolio companies, including makers of confections, frozen snacks, appetizers and specialty proteins. The firm seeks to commit between $15 and $100 million in a particular business strategy. He was previously a principal at Hicks Muse, and an m&a specialist at First Boston in New York. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and the Harvard Business School, and is active in the Dallas Citizens Council and the Young Presidents Organization.
20 Industry Specialists Point You to the Best Targets.
Along with Jeff, our panel discussions will feature 20 noted PE experts who specialize in food & beverage industry deals. You’ll benefit from up-to-the-minute perspectives from GPs, portfolio company operating executives, investment bankers, lenders, consultants and more.
They’ll bring you answers to important questions like these --
Don’t Miss Your Chance For Keen Insight & Savvy Networking.
With limited seating that fills up fast, you’ll want to make your plans now to attend this MasterClass. You’ll not only leave with a real-world view of industry nuances, but also with a slew of contacts thanks to the connections you can make with both fellow attendees and featured speakers between panel sessions and over lunch.
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Remember, register with our Early Bird Discount by December 18, 2010, and you’ll save $400 off our standard fee! Please make your reservation now so you’re not disappointed. We’ll be looking forward to greeting you.
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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.
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