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By Popular Demand --
An Encore MasterClass™
For SBIC Applicants, Managers, & Advisors
A Whole Day, The Whole Story
Everything You Need to Know to Get Licensed,
As Well as Launch & Manage an SBIC
Attendance Is Limited!
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Vincent D. Foster, Chairman & CEO
Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --
Thursday, March 11, 2010
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
SPECIAL HALF-DAY PRE-MASTERCLASS WORSKHOP (Optional)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Launching a New SBIC in 2010 -- The Basics & the Nuances
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Designed to Meet the Needs of GPs, LPs, & Managers of Buyout, Growth Equity,
SBICs are perhaps the hottest topic in private equity, and the reason is simple arithmetic.
Thanks to Uncle Sam’s largesse, a firm with, say, $50MM in LP capital can borrow an additional two to three times that amount -- at incredibly favorable rates -- through the SBA’s Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program.
And Congress is expected to appropriate even more capital for the program -- over and above the $3 billion already allocated for this fiscal year.
So what’s the catch? Getting accepted to participate in the program is not easy.
Competition for licenses has heated up, and the backgrounds of applicants are stronger and more impressive than ever.
What’s more, as often is the case for new Federal initiatives, the rules for licensing and operating an SBIC are tricky to understand -- and sometimes even to find.
And on top of that, it’s imperative for you to learn the “informal rules” on how to prepare a successful application, how to navigate the red tape, how to recruit the right management team, and how to avoid the not-so-obvious pitfalls that are license killers.
All this wisdom is impossible to find anywhere besides this full-day MasterClass being held on Thursday, March 11, 2010, in New York City.
SBICs -- A Whole Day, The Whole Story
Everything You Need to Know to Get Licensed,
As Well as Launch & Manage an SBIC
The Capital Roundtable is pleased to present this encore MasterClass on the heels of our first SBIC MasterClass this past September. Every seat was filled, and we unfortunately had to disappoint many colleagues who wished to attend. That’s why we’re delighted to bring you this second outing, with fresh content that reflects the most recent SBIC initiatives that are coming out of Washington.
Please note that this MasterClass is no pared-down webcast or breakfast in a law firm’s conference room.
Chaired by Vincent D. Foster, CEO of Houston-based Main Street Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: MAIN), it features a total of 20 expert speakers and includes four panel discussions at the MasterClass itself. And on the day before, there’s an optional three-hour workshop on the intricacies of launching a new SBIC in 2010, led by Michael B. Staebler, of Pepper Hamilton LLP, the country's largest and most active Small Business Investment Company practice.
Along with Vince’s and Mike's insights, you’ll gain practical knowledge from our panels that cover licensing, regulatory, and compliance issues affecting SBICs today, plus tips and strategies to enhance current SBIC portfolio company operations.
And we’re equally delighted to offer you a generous incentive for making your plans now. Sign up today to reserve your seat, and you will be entitled to a $300 early bird discount!
A Bill That PE Investors Can All Agree On.
In October, H.R. 3854 was introduced in the House of Representatives to the applause of many in the SBIC community. Known as the Small Business Financing and Investment Act of 2009, this legislation -- now being considered by the Senate -- would provide more capital for new SBICs, and make it easier for existing SBICs to obtain a second license.
The upshot for PE investors is that there is more reason than ever to be approved as an SBIC. And there is no time like the present to get started -- the SBIC approval process can take a full calendar year, and even longer if you attempt to go it alone.
That’s why our second full-day SBIC MasterClass on Thursday, March 11, 2010, is the place to be whether you’re interested in starting up an SBIC, expanding an existing SBIC, or serve SBICs as a lender, attorney, accountant or other professional. You’ll discover the projections for 2010, and you’ll hear from top advisors, participants, and officials from the industry.
Don’t wait until every seat in the room is filled -- please register now.
Most important, this MasterClass offers you a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with SBA government officials plus NASBIC leadership who are otherwise hard to connect with. Built into the day’s agenda is plenty of time for you to network with our featured speakers plus your fellow attendees -- including a working lunch. You’ll receive candid answers to all your SBIC questions, including --
20 Well-Known Presenters Reveal Their Specialized SBIC Knowledge.
To lead you through the ins and outs of the SBIC landscape, The Capital Roundtable welcomes Main Street Capital’s Vince Foster. Vince leads a management team that received their first SBIC license in 2002, and a subsequent license in 2006. Main Street has investments in over 30 lower middle-market portfolio companies in a variety of industries. With his extensive financial background including Big 8 firm partner, corporate director, and m&a specialist, Vince has achieved notable success leading Main Street’s investment activities -- he received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 Award in the financial services category in the Houston & Gulf Coast area.
Like every MasterClass from The Capital Roundtable, this timely presentation is designed to clear up any misconceptions you may have and get you squarely focused on the future. We’re America’s leading conference organization for the middle-market private equity community, and our mission is to help you succeed throughout this challenging new decade.
You should attend this MasterClass if you are a --
We also encourage you to attend our afternoon pre-MasterClass Workshop the day before on Wednesday, March 10 --
Launching a New SBIC in 2010 --
The Basics & the Nuances
This optional workshop is ideal for attendees who are new to Small Business Investment Companies, and will go into greater detail on the specific procedures for getting started.
Remember, register with our Early Bird Discount by January 20, 2010 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 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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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, March 4, at 5:00pm, and we will credit you for a future MasterClass.)
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