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Seventh Annual MasterClass™
On PE & Mezz Investing
In Middle-Market Food & Beverage Companies
PE Investing In
Food & Beverage Companies --
Why Deals Are Returning to the Table
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J. Robert Hall, Senior Advisor
Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --
Thursday, June 10, 2010
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Designed to Meet the Needs of GPs, LPs, & Managers of Buyout, Growth Equity,
The food & beverage industries withstood last year’s economic turmoil far better than other categories -- and the welcome result is that middle-market companies are coming back to market.
What’s driving this flow is increased liquidity in the debt markets, which is opening up the floodgate for higher quality deals. Confidence is returning to the economy, which is spurring many businesses wishing to sell to take action now. Many are coming off a good year, as the decrease of commodity prices, following the run up in 2007 and 2008, boosted their margins -- giving sellers an appealing story.
So while very few deals took place last year, the end of 2009/beginning of 2010 was a busy time. For example, Brynwood Partners purchased Balance Bar, North Castle Partners recapitalized Flatout Flatbread Company, Quad-C Management recapitalized baked goods producer Cloverhill and private label manufacturer Sturm Foods was acquired by TreeHouse Foods.
And this new decade already has identified favorable trends. The current healthcare chatter has raised the profile of healthy foods perceived as having preventive properties. Organic foods are heading back to their previous growth curve as the economy improves. And products that offer restaurant-quality taste with convenient home preparation are doing quite well, with frozen or take-and-bake pizza the epitome.
This is why if food & beverage isn’t already on your radar screen, it should be. Valuations are heading higher, and lenders have confidence in the segment because they’ve just seen it weather the challenges of a difficult period.
The fact is, you couldn’t ask for a better time to explore new food & beverage opportunities. To discover how to leverage the momentum and take advantage of new directions. And to ensure your existing food & beverage portfolio companies are positioned to prosper.
You’ll be able to accomplish all this, and more, at The Capital Roundtable’s full-day seventh annual MasterClass™ on middle-market food & beverage investing --
In Food & Beverage Companies --
Why Deals Are Returning to the Table
Our last Food & Beverage conference was about to turn people away -- until a mid-winter storm turned into a blizzard, and many scheduled attendees couldn’t even make it down the block, let alone into Midtown. So by popular demand, we are offering this all-new MasterClass on Thursday, June 10, in New York, with fresh, current content to reflect industry events over the past four months.
You’ll leave with an action plan to make 2010 and 2011 banner years for your food & beverage activity. We’ll cover the strategies you’ll want to consider for choosing profitable investments and successfully raising funds -- plus sound approaches for managing your current portfolio companies.
We’ll also provide a thorough grounding on how to avoid obstacles unique to this industry. You’ll need to be cognizant of commodity price trends. You’ll be wise to consider the pros and cons of working with 800-pound gorillas -- like Walmart, Costco and Safeway. And as the arena gets more competitive while products become more similar, you’ll want to put major focus on your branding.
Whether or not you joined us in February, you’ll want to sign up for this all-new MasterClass today -- especially when the price is right. Act now to receive our special Early Bird Discount -- a generous savings of $400!
Your Blueprint For Not Just This Year, But This Decade.
This all-new MasterClass brings you the very latest industry trends, information, and best practices, straight from leading experts in all areas of food & beverage. Now, as decisions can be made in a more normal environment, it’s time to look forward and make plans for the longer term. The insights you’ll receive will make you comfortable and confident to do just that.
Moreover, we are delighted to have J. Robert Hall, Senior Advisor at Centerview Partners in New York, serve as our chair. Robert brings over two decades of food & consumer packaged goods experience to this operationally-oriented private equity firm focused on the middle-market. He was formerly president of Nabisco’s Specialty Products company, and Christie Brown & Co. in Canada and of Lenox Brands. Robert also has worked for Kraft, Nestlé, and Procter & Gamble, and has served on the boards of Yucatan Foods, Ault Foods, Wise Foods, and other private food & beverage companies. He is a graduate of Oxford University in England, with an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Unconventional Wisdom From 20 Industry Specialists.
Along with Robert, our panel discussions will feature 20 leading PE experts specializing in food & beverage industry deals. You can expect to hear frank opinions and revealing market intelligence from GPs, portfolio company operating executives, investment bankers, lenders, consultants and more.
You’ll be in the right place to have important questions like these answered --
Build Your Network While You Build Your Knowledge Base.
With a zero chance of snow, we expect the seats at this MasterClass to fill up very quickly. And one of the primary reasons why is the exceptional networking opportunities we provide. You’ll be able to connect with both fellow attendees and featured speakers between panel sessions and over lunch to develop contacts that can reward your business right now and months from now.
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Remember, register with our Early Bird Discount by May 7, 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.
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 25 annual MasterClasses and other events and programs, please visit www.capitalroundtable.com.
The Capital Roundtable thanks Duane Morris LLP and Duff & Phelps for sponsoring this outstanding event. Duane Morris LLP is an international full-service law firm providing innovative solutions from 24 offices in the U. S. and abroad. Headquartered in New York City, Duff & Phelps is an acknowledged world-wide leader in working with both the private equity as well as the food & beverage industries. It’s due in great part to their collaboration and support that we have the resources to make this event so worthwhile for you.
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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, June 3, at 5:00pm, and we will credit you for a future MasterClass.)
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