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An Encore MasterClass™
For Middle-Market PE, VC, & Mezz Firms
The Boom in PE Investments
In Cleantech & Renewable Energy
The Reshaping of Cleantech Finance
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David F. Lincoln , Managing Partner
Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --
Thursday, April 15, 2010
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Designed to Meet the Needs of GPs, LPs, & Managers of Buyout, Growth Equity,
Over the past three years, hundreds of companies in the renewable power, alternative fuels, and energy efficiency sectors have attracted expansion and PE investments.
Most notably, the Cleantech market has moved from early-stage VC dominance into a new PE growth equity category. Cleantech is now seen as a much stronger middle-market opportunity, and is getting dedicated allocations within large, diversified portfolios.
For 2010 it is continuing to outpace other sectors -- almost $1 billion invested in January alone -- and is on track to regain the high water mark of $11.5 billion of investments that distinguished 2008.
Helping this position is that Cleantech is still a high priority in the Obama administration. Washington is infusing substantial dollars and other incentives into Cleantech, not only through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but also through specific programs revolving around energy and climate. These government loans and subsidies have already driven huge growth in Cleantech, and have the potential to enhance and accelerate superior returns to investors.
Yet none of this makes Cleantech investing a slam dunk. Every growth equity investor faces challenges, and in Cleantech there’s a unique set to surmount. Industrial technology requiring deep due diligence. capital intensive infrastructures. longer adoption cycles. and of course, separating reality from hype at a time when scientific consensus is not necessarily a given.
Finding today’s most compelling Cleantech investments, and getting things right at existing portfolio companies, is the agenda in a nutshell of this encore MasterClass™ from The Capital Roundtable on PE investments in middle-market cleantech companies --
The Boom in PE Investments
In Cleantech & Renewable Energy --
The Reshaping of Cleantech Finance
If you attended our last cleantech MasterClass and want to expand your knowledge -- or if you’re considering being a new investor to the sector -- you’ll want to make plans now to join us on Thursday, April 15, in New York.
This MasterClass will show you how Cleantech is evolving to keep pace with dramatically increased investment activity. The underlying drivers that fuel the sector -- climate change, energy supply infrastructure, fossil fuel prices and resource depletion -- are not going away.
And while the sector still favors buy-and-build strategies, the door for exits has opened wider with recent successful IPO activity, most notably lithium ion battery maker A123.
Even though we expect enrollment for this encore MasterClass to boom as well, we’re pleased to offer a special low price to reward advance registration. Sign up today to receive our Early Bird Bonus -- a generous $300 Discount!
One Informative Day That Puts Everything Into Perspective.
By attending this MasterClass, you’ll understand which areas within Cleantech are poised to blossom over this new year and the coming decade. Aside from the big four renewables -- solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass -- we’ll look at smart grid technologies, energy efficiency, waste to energy, water and wastewater management and more.
In addition, we’ll closely examine the upstream markets around each of these areas -- where much of today’s middle-market activity takes place.
For example, while solar generation technologies and manufacturers are getting all the attention, the opportunity is wide open among silicon suppliers, balance-of-system, distribution and services. In wind, there are blade manufacturers, maintenance and monitoring services, new turbine innovations, tower companies and more. Across multiple industries and markets, there are established businesses that, in fact, may not have realized they were in Cleantech until recently.
And you’ll discover the keys to successfully managing your Cleantech portfolio companies -- starting, of course, with the caliber of management itself. We’ll cover why it’s important to understand the markets and the customers -- invest too early and you can be sunk. And we’ll explain how to create unique barriers to entry that prevent the big players from leapfrogging over you once they spot your growing business.
To lead this encore MasterClass, we’re pleased to welcome our chair -- David Lincoln, managing partner of Pennsylvania-based Element Partners, one of the earliest and most experienced alternative energy and clean technology investors.
David has over 23 years of experience investing in energy and technology companies, focusing on renewable and alternative energy technologies, energy storage, advanced materials, resource optimization, and the upstream energy sector. Having spent his entire career in energy and investments, David is best known for founding and building two leading energy and Cleantech investment firms with over $1 billion in investment capital.
20 Cleantech Experts Reveal the Trends & the Innovations.
Along with David’s insights, this MasterClass brings you specialized knowledge from 20 prominent Cleantech authorities. Four panel discussions will bring together investors who do all sizes and types of deals, plus lenders, investment bankers and industry advisors who know the ins and outs of this changing landscape.
Come to this full-day MasterClass, and leave with answers to your most pressing questions --
Reply Now to Avoid Disappointment.
Our previous cleantech MasterClass quickly sold out, and we expect the same for this all-new program -- filled with the latest information and most recent developments. So we encourage you to make your plans today while space is still available.
What’s more, this MasterClass will help you make a host of valuable contacts and connections. Built into the day’s agenda are excellent networking opportunities -- at planned breaks and an open lunch -- where you can get to know your fellow attendees and our featured speakers.
You should attend this MasterClass if you are a --
Remember, register with our Early Bird Discount by March 10, 2010, and you’ll save $300 off our standard fee! Please make your reservation now so you’re not disappointed. 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 30 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, April 8, at 5:00 pm, and we will credit you for a future MasterClass.)
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